G. E. Stinson, Steuart Liebig, Kris Tiner in Santa Monica October 18

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at 7:30PM, the Soundwaves concert series at the Santa Monica Public Library will present a performance by Tone Drift. Assembled by guitarist G. E. Stinson, this group also includes electric bassist Steuart Liebig and trumpet player Kris Tiner. They create improvised soundscapes, using electronics and extended technique to expand their sonic palette.

Each performer is well-known as a leader and sideman in jazz, rock, and music beyond category. Stinson was an original member of Grammy-winners Shadowfax and has collaborated with Adam Rudolph, Nels Cline, Alex Cline, and others. This summer Liebig’s Men-Tot Six played a stunning debut concert on the Hammer Museum’s JazzPop series, and Tiner recently was named Director of Jazz Studies at Bakersfield College and appeared on Chris Schlarb’s “Psychic Temple IV” album.

Soundwaves is a monthly concert series presenting artists who appear on the DRAM (Database of Recorded American Music) streaming service. The Santa Monica Public Library is the first public library to offer this service to its cardholders. Listings of past and upcoming Soundwaves shows as well as sound and video recordings are at SoundwavesNewMusic.com

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and on a first-arrival basis. The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible. For other disabled services, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week prior to event. For more information, visit smpl.org or contact the Santa Monica Public Library at (310) 458-8600.

All About Jazz Reviews

Source: All About Jazz.

Rob Mazurek
Chimeric Stoned Horn (Astral Spirits)

Jane Ira Bloom
Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson (Outline)

Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra
GIO Sevens (Tob Records)

Anti-Hero (Motema Music)

Tim Berne’s Snakeoil
Incidentals (ECM Records)

Lol Coxhill & Raymond MacDonald
Morphometry (Glo-Spot)

This Week in New York



The fifth annual Resonant Bodies Festival opens with jazz singer and composer Theo Bleckmann performing Songs in Color and Black and White, a piece he has written and developed over the past seventeen years. Culture Ireland supports the appearance of Jennifer Walshe—composer, improviser, and vocalist— who will collaborate with International Contemporary Ensemble in presenting The Church of Frequency and Protein. Davóne Tines will present compositions of his own creation for voice and piano, as well as arrangements of traditional songs, in a 45-minute work that includes light sculptures commemorating innocent black lives taken through police violence.
Tuesday, September 5 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15-$20
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY


Ryoji Ikeda opens Crossing the Line 2017 with his most recent audiovisual concert. Ikeda stands alone on stage surrounded by projections of black and white digital imagery. Using raw data and mathematical models, he mines information for rhythmic beats. The result is a beeping, pulsating, immersive mix of sound and multimedia art that dazzles the senses and explores the nuances between, in his words, “data of sound” and “sound of data.”
Wednesday, September 6 & Thursday, September 7 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $45-$60
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY


Night two opens with the first-ever composition by Hai-Ting Chinn for her vocal trio Triumphatrix, followed by Science Fair: The Astronomy Edition with Erika Switzer. Following is Joan La Barbara, presenting another world premiere: celebrating her 70th year on the planet, La Barbara presents a piece of a new opera based on the lives and work of Joseph Cornell and Virginia Woolf. The evening closes with Odeya Nini’s ever-evolving work A Solo Voice.
Wednesday, September 6 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15-$20
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY


Mary Bonhag presents a collection of 20th and 21st century pieces, including Changing Light by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, Two Poems of Agueda Pizarro by Joseph Schwanter, and excerpts from Looking at Spring by composer Lembit Beecher. Kamala Sankaram premieres Ololgya, inspired by Anne Carson’s essay “The Gender of Sound,” with additional works by Gilda Lyons, Pat Muchmore, and a guest appearance by her band Bombay Rickey. The festival closes with Kayleigh Butcher presenting newly commissioned works by Sivan Cohen Elias, Cara Haxo, Andrew Tham, and Daniel Felsenfeld, with the help of choreographers Katelyn Halpern and Miro Magloire, as well as violinist Hajnal Pivnick.
Thursday, September 7 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15-$20
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY