AMN Reviews: Kyle Motl Trio w/ Kjell Nordeson & Tobin Chodos – Panjandrums [metatrope-006]

The piano trio has evolved in many different ways since the classic Bill Evans Trio, with bassist Scott LaFaro, introduced the format to a looser, more polyphonic sound. The Kyle Motl Trio, which in addition to the bassist includes pianist Tobin Chodos and percussionist Kjell Nordeson, pushes the piano trio further into territory notable for the independence of its voices and its harmonic complexity.

The music on Panjandrums isn’t made out of conventional melodies and harmonies—far from it—but nevertheless it artfully conveys a range of moods and states of mind: restlessness, exuberance, introspection, capriciousness. Architecturally, each of the group’s three constituent parts is an interlocked piece in a tightly integrated whole. Bass and piano are distinctive but complementary voices carrying convoluted, often dense and rapid lines with, through and against each other. The drums set out a free pulse subdividing time and parceling it out into sequences of irregular but balanced and compact quanta. The closes the trio come to a conventional jazz trio piece is xOr, where the piano clearly takes the lead over a regular meter and a bass laying down a discernible harmonic foundation, complete with the simulacrum of a walking line. This is meticulously constructed music well-served by a crisp and finely balanced recording.

http://kylemotl.bandcamp.com

Daniel Barbiero

The Baltimore SDIY Group 2017 Fallfest Concert Two

The Baltimore SDIY Group announces its 2017 Fallfest Concert Two, to be held Saturday, October 21, at the Electric Maid, 268 Carroll Street NW, Washington DC 20012. The concert is all-ages with a $10 admission.

The concert features Dave Vosh; Audio Mace; Geoff Wilt; Novparolo (Arthur Loves Plastic’s Bev Stanton & Winston Psmith/John Saint John); and Chaka Benson.

Saturday, October 21, 7:30 PM. Doors at 7:00.

For more information, visit the Baltimore SDIY webpages.

Heterodyne,  Weird Babies and Bottled Up in DC

On October 21Heterodyne,  Weird Babies and Bottled Up perform at a benefit for HER Resiliency Center, a non-profit that gives young women ages 18 to 25 who are overcoming hardship a safe environment where they can receive the support, skills, and resources they need to make positive decisions and thrive.  The benefit is being held at Saint Stephen and the Incarnation Church at 1525 Newton Street, NW (https://goo.gl/maps/rat125DwCWA2).

Positive Force DC is co-hosting. Doors at 7p. Rock starts at 730p.  All Ages; suggested donation:  $10.

All About Jazz Reviews

Robert Fripp, playing with King Crimson

Source: All About Jazz.

Ed Palermo
The Adventures of Zodd Zundgren (Cuneiform Records)

Mostly Other People Do The Killing
Paint (Hot Cup Records)

Matthew Mitchell
A Pouting Grimace (Pi Recordings)

Dave Douglas
Little Giant Still Life (Greenleaf Music)

Satoko Fujii Quartet
Live At Jazz Room Cortez (Cortez Sound)

Rudresh Mahanthappa
Agrima (Self Produced)

Itaru Oki
Kami Fusen (NoBusiness Records)

King Crimson
Official Bootleg: Live in Chicago, June 28th, 2017 (DGM Live)

Multiple Artists
David Murray Octets on Black Saint

Wadada Leo Smith
Solo: Reflections and Meditations on Monk (TUM Records)

This Week in New York

Source: I CARE IF YOU LISTEN.

HALLUCINATIONS | KELLY MORAN
Experimental pianist Kelly Moran presents Hallucinations, influenced by states of altered consciousness and their effect on musical processes. The program will feature prepared piano, synthesizers, and recorded electronics in front of video projections.
Monday, October 16 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

OPEN REHEARSAL: STEVE REICH AND ENSEMBLE SIGNAL
Go into the rehearsal studio with conductor Brad Lubman and Ensemble Signal as they prepare for their Carnegie Hall concert featuring music by Steve Reich. Preview the New York premiere of Runner and hear Pulse in raw form, without technical equipment or sound reinforcement. Between performances, Reich and Lubman discuss the works.
Tuesday, October 17 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $40
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Avenue, New York, NY

JOSEF KLAMMER & PAUL | MOVING SOUNDS FESTIVAL
CFNY presents experimental multi-media performer PAUL and percussionist Josef Klammer.
Tuesday, October 17 at 8:00 PM
Free
Austrian Cultural Forum New York, 11 East 52nd Street, New York, NY

5 NIGHTS, 11 PIANISTS: PIANO OFF-BOOK
Pianists Erika Dohi and Guy Mintus create a program of improvisations and compositions inspired by the idea of dislocation. World premieres by Wadada Leo Smith and Iranian composer Niloufar Nourbakhsh, works by Anthony Davis and Andy Akiho, and extemporization by the performers will explore our common need to find our own place. Explore the complex theme of migration, journeying through myriad sound worlds and styles.
Wednesday, October 18 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $10-$35
Metropolis Ensemble, 1 Rivington Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY

SPONTANEOUS SYMBOLS | BROOKLYN RIDER
String quartet Brooklyn Rider presents Spontaneous Symbols, an evening of new works composed for the ensemble. The evening will feature works by Tyondai Braxton, Colin Jacobsen, Evan Ziporyn, Paula Matthusen, and Kyle Sanna.
Thursday, October 19 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15-$20
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

SOFT ABERRATION ALBUM RELEASE PARTY | SCOTT WOLLSCHLEGER
In celebration of composer Scott Wollschleger’s release of his debut album Soft Aberration on New Focus Recordings, Metropolis Ensemble presents an evening featuring the Mivos Quartet in Wollschleger’s Second String Quartet White Wall in addition to pianist Karl Larson in select solo works. Light bites, cocktails, and mingling will follow the performance, and CDs will be available for purchase.
Friday, October 20 at 7:15 PM
Free
Metropolis Ensemble, 1 Rivington Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY

UNHEARD-OF//ENSEMBLE AND PARHELION TRIO
Unheard-of//Ensemble and Parhelion Trio present a double set at Scholes Street Studio on October 20th at 8 PM. Unheard-of performs new works from their 2017-18 season, Unheard-of//Dialogues, with premieres by Nickitas Demos, Nathan Hudson, Michael Lanci, Erin Rogers, and more. Parhelion Trio presents works by Derek Bermel, Jennifer Higdon, and Sidney Boquiren.
Friday, October 20 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20
Scholes Street Studio, 375 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY

WORKS BY ÉLIANE RADIGUE | MOVING SOUNDS FESTIVAL
ISSUE Project Room presents a performance celebrating the work of pioneering French composer Éliane Radigue, 2006 winner of the Ars Electronica Golden Nica Prize. The evening spans her acoustic and electronic compositions and features the world premiere of OCCAM RIVER XVI, performed by the composer on tape, with live instrumentalists Carol Robinson, clarinet and Rhodri Davies, harp.
Friday, October 20 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20
ISSUE Project Room, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn, NY

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FROM AND INFLUENCED BY JAPAN | SETH BOUSTEAD, IKTUS DUO
This concert features music by Andy Akiho, Toru Takemitsu, Fukushima Mei, Toshio Hosokawa, Seth Boustead, and Caroline O’Brian.
Sunday, October 22 at 3:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 70 Flushing Avenue, Garage A, Brooklyn, NY

ICE PRESENTS: SABRINA SCHROEDER AND MONTE WEBER
The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) returns to National Sawdust to celebrate the relationships and collaborations fostered in their ICElab and OpenICE commissioning programs. Performances and premieres of works by Sabrina Schroeder and Monte Weber will be presented in an intimate and immersive setting.
Sunday, October 22 at 4:00 PM
Tickets $35
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

5 NIGHTS, 11 PIANISTS: PIANO SOUNDSCAPES
Conor Hanick and Imri Talgam craft an evening celebrating the piano as noise maker, extracting poetry from the most extreme sonic possibilities the instrument offers. Accompanied by a visual synthesizer (visuals by composers Elliot Cole and Ryan Francis), Morton Feldman’s Triadic Memories is the evening’s centerpiece, as a beguiling series of slowly-evolving images coordinate with the music in realtime. The concert opens with Stockhausen’s Klavierstück X.
Sunday, October 22 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15-$35
Metropolis Ensemble, 1 Rivington Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY

JACK Quartet: Soundscape America Performances in NY

Source: Miller Theatre at Columbia University.

The string quartet is an iconic configuration in classical music. This fall, JACK Quartet takes on the most consequential American string quartets of the twentieth century, and introduces Miller audiences to new masterworks by contemporary composers. Soundscape America explores these works in a journey guided by the questions they provoke and the responses they inspire.

JACK Quartet: Soundscape America
CONCERT ONE
Thursday, October 19, 2017, 8pm
Miller Theatre at Columbia University

Repertoire
Cenk Ergün – Sonare (2014-15)
Erin Gee – Mouthpiece XXII (2014)
Mark Applebaum – Darmstadt Kindergarten (2015)
Anthony Braxton – Selections from compositions
Elliott Carter – String Quartet No. 2 (1959)
Morton Feldman – Structures for String Quartet (1951)

JACK Quartet: Soundscape America
CONCERT TWO
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 8pm
Miller Theatre at Columbia University

Repertoire
Natacha Diels – Nightmare for JACK (a ballet) (2013)
Marcos Balter – Chambers (2011)
John Zorn – Necronomicon (2003)
Gloria Coates – String Quartet No. 8 (2001/2002)
Ruth Crawford Seeger – String Quartet 1931 (1931)