Saturday, Sept. 16: Steve Swell, Frode Gjerstadt, Jon Rune Strom, Paal Nilssen-Love
This killer ensemble pairs one of the country’s most creative trombonists with another iteration of the Norwegian improvised music scene- this time with two of their best known players on these shores: clarinetist Frode Gjerstadt and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love. They will also be joined by bassist Jon Rune Strom, fresh off his tour with Friends and Neighbors.
Tuesday Sept. 19: Hans-Joachim Roedelius with Hydro Park and Dave Shettler
Roedelius is a major figure of krautrock, best known for his work with the seminal 60’s and 70’s groups Cluster, Kluster and Harmonia. Cluster also released two collaborative records with Brian Eno. Roedelius’ career has ranged from electronic and experimental music to minimalism and ambient soundscapes- often featuring Roedelius at the piano. His 1979 album Jardin au Fou is considered a late classic of Krautrocks- despite the fact that it has few of the signature characteristics of the genre. Indeed, listeners were stunned by one of the most beautiful, charming, ethereal and peaceful albums in the history of German rock music. Currently his most frequent collaborator is musician Tim Story, who will be joining him for this performance.
9/22: New Music Detroit’s Strange and Beautiful Music opening night
with music by Khemia Ensemble, Juxtatonal: Jocelyn Zelasko and Bryan Hayslett, YAK, Joel Peterson (with Lisa Raschiatore clarinet, James Greer viola, Abby Alwin cello), New Music Detroit (featuring cellist Una O’Riordan) and Rebecca Goldberg