AMN Reviews: Collision Stories – Those Missing Will Complete Us [Public Eyesore 137]

Collision Stories are a quartet of San Francisco sound artists concocting an unorthodox mélange of sounds from an appropriately unorthodox set of instruments. Individually, the four—Jorge Bachmann, Bryan Day, Michael Gendreau and Mason Jones—bring highly varied backgrounds to their collective work. Jones, for example, is a guitarist; at the other end of the instrumental spectrum, Day coaxes sounds from handcrafted intonarumori made of metal measuring tapes, radio transceivers, springs and a miscellany of contact mic’d wood, wire and metal. Put together, the group’s sound, as captured on this CD of ten tracks recorded live and in the studio, is an aggregate of elements that are as unclassifiable as they are unidentifiable. Common to all the pieces is a sonic plasticity made of carefully juxtaposed and spaced timbres—sounds of obscure generation impacting each other and then dispersing in a heavily reverberant environment. This is sound that comes very close to the condition of abstract painting: irregular shapes of pure color held together with a finely-tuned dynamism.

Daniel Barbiero

Eris 136199 on Tour in Hamburg, Copenhagen, Cheltenham, Derby and Newcastle

English: Nick Didkovsky playing at The Stone i...

Source: buster & friends’ d’da.

Eris 136199’s European tour begins on Wednesday! I’m very excited to be playing again with two of my favorite musicians: the Astonishing Nick Didkovsky and the Mighty Catherine Sikora.
November 1, 2017 MS Stubnitz
Kirchenpauerkai 29
20457 Hamburg
Germany 8:30pm Eris 136199 (Han-earl Park: guitar; Catherine Sikora: saxophones; and Nick Didkovsky: guitar). Presented with funding from Verband für aktuelle Musik Hamburg.

November 2, 2017 Bryggekælderen
Njalsgade 15
2300 Copenhagen S
Denmark 8:00pm
Eris 136199 (Han-earl Park: guitar; Catherine Sikora: saxophones; and Nick Didkovsky: guitar) presented by Jazz Club Loco and Jvtlandt.
Also performing: Sonja LaBianca (saxophone) and Heine Thorhauge Mathiasen (guitar).
Admission: Kr. 60.

November 3, 2017 Francis Close Hall
University of Gloucestershire
Swindon Road
Cheltenham GL50 4AZ
England 8:00pm
Eris 136199 (Han-earl Park: guitar; Catherine Sikora: saxophones; and Nick Didkovsky: guitar) presented by Xposed Club.
Also performing: Eugene Chadbourne.

November 4, 2017 TBC
Derby, England 6:00pm Eris 136199 (Han-earl Park: guitar; Catherine Sikora: saxophones; and Nick Didkovsky: guitar) presented by OUT FRONT!

November 5, 2017 The Bridge Hotel
Castle Square
Newcastle NE1 1RQ
England 8:00pm
Eris 136199 (Han-earl Park: guitar; Catherine Sikora: saxophones; and Nick Didkovsky: guitar) presented by Jazz North East.
Also performing: Inclusion Principle (Herve Perez and Martin Archer: woodwind, electronics; and Peter Fairclough: percussion).

All About Jazz Reviews

Henry Kaiser and Steve Beresford

Source: All About Jazz.

Paula Shocron / Germán Lamonega / Pablo Diaz
Tensegridad (Hat Hut Records)

Magnetic (RareNoiseRecords)

Multiple Artists
Abbey Rader in the Spotlight: Ritual and Phenobarbital Sessions

Samo Salamon, Szilárd Mezei & Achille Succi
Free Sessions Vol. 1: Planets Of Kei (NotTwo Records)

Avant-Garde Party Music (Clean Feed Records)

Trespass Trio
The Spirit Of Piteşti (Clean Feed Records)

Trio Heinz Herbert
The Willisau Concert (Intakt Records)

Ian Brighton & Henry Kaiser
Together Apart (Self Produced)

This Week in New York 


Vocalist Charmaine Lee premieres Ceremony, a collaborative work developed with pianist and composer Conrad Tao. Using spatialization, live signal processing, and fixed media, the piece explores a variety of sonic environments — each a meditation on the visceral tactility of vocal and electronic sound. Ceremony is a celebration of hybridity, weaving together diverse influences from ASMR, drone, ambient, and the 80s power ballad. The evening will open with an improvised duo performance by Lee and Nate Wooley. The duo will explore eclectic aesthetic territory together, comfortably moving between rapid-fire free improvisation and the sober austerity of Japanese onkyo.
Monday, October 30 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

An evening of spooky music to make your Halloween more fun. Come have a glass of wine and enjoy compositions for flutes, clarinet and electronics by Elizabeth Brown, Blair Perry, Ammon Swinbank, and more. There will also be candy and treats to take home.
Tuesday, October 31 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $10
Scholes Street Studio, 375 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY

Slovakia’s Cluster Ensemble plays Philip Glass’s Music With Changing Parts for the first time in New York City in several decades. Cluster Ensemble’s unique take on the this work from Glass’s early minimalist phase utilizes live video made of digitized fragments of a dance performance.
Tuesday, November 31 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15-$20
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

American Modern Ensemble, with special guest Sybarite5, performs music by David Feurzeig, Pierce Gradone, Texu Kim, Robert Paterson, and Aaron Mencher.
Wednesday, November 1 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $29
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Ensemble Signal, led by conductor Brad Lubman, performs an all-Steve Reich program that includes the New York premiere of Runner, as well as Clapping Music—featuring special guest Steve Reich—Quartet, Pulse, and Double Sextet.
Thursday, November 2 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $35-$45
Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY

The opening concert of Glass Farm Ensemble’s 2017–2018 season includes premieres by Anthony Di Bartolo and Yvonne Troxler as well as music by Paula Matthusen, Balz Trümpy, Michael Jarrells, and Steve Reich.
Friday, November 3 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20, $15 students/seniors
Symphony Space, Leonard Nimoy Thalia, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY

American electronic music composer Morton Subotnick presents a rare concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of his groundbreaking record Silver Apples of the Moon, the first electronic album ever to be commissioned by a classical record label.
Friday, November 3 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $35
NYU SKirball, 566 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY

The Psalms, which give voice to an ancient quest for justice, have inspired composers from the 12th century to the 21st. Here, the Choir of Trinity Wall Street performs settings by composers from medieval plainchant to Bruckner to a premiere by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lang.
Saturday, November 4 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $25
St. Paul’s Chapel, 209 Broadway, New York, NY

Violinist Miranda Cuckson, bass trombonist David Taylor, cellist Borislav Strulev, pianist Steven Beck and the CompCord String Orchestra perform music by Dave Soldier, Gene Pritsker, Dan Cooper, Joseph Waters, Mark Kostabi, and David Tayloas well as works by Peter Jarvis, Melissa Grey, and Daniel Palkowski. The string orchestra will be conducted by Arkady Leytush.
Sunday, November 5 at 2:30 PM
Tickets $15-$20
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY

Empyrean Atlas celebrates the release of their new album, Poly Rush. Opening for Empyrean Atlas is ensemble et al, performing music from their new album, The Slow Reveal.
Sunday, November 5 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15
Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY

Cafe OTO in November

Philip Jeck performing during the Mór festival...

Source: London’s Cafe OTO.

30 October – 1 November 2017
Sun Ra Arkestra – Under the Direction of Marshall Allen – Three Day Residency

Thursday 2 November 2017, 7.30pm
the Furrow Collective (Rachel Newton / Lucy Farrell / Emily Portman / Alasdair Roberts)

Friday 3 November 2017, 7.30pm
Emmanuelle Parrenin + LA Maison D’amour

Saturday 4 November 2017, 10am–6pm
Oto Project Space:
Happened Presents: ALöis Yang – “Micro Loop Macro Cycle”

Saturday 4 November 2017, 7.30pm
Happened Presents:
Taiwanese Experimental Music

Sunday 5 November 2017, 7.30pm
Jana Winderen

Monday 6 November 2017, 7pm
Oto Project Space:
Stamou / Chytiris / Ziarkas

Monday 6 November 2017, 7.30pm
Tom Hang – Album Launch

Tuesday 7 November 2017, 7.30pm
Lea Bertucci + Sun Color + Patrick Ward

Wednesday 8 November 2017, 7.30pm
Kammer Klang in Association with London Sinfonietta:
London Sinfonietta Performs Jonathan Harvey &Amp; Javier ÁLvarez + Alistair Mackie + Tim Gill + Trevor Wishart

Thursday 9 November 2017, 7pm
Lsc and Cafe Oto Present:
Suzanne Ciani

Friday 10 November 2017, 7.30pm
Nyx Unchained Presents ‘Prince of Grunge’:
Ivvvo + Naked + Maxwell Sterling + Croww + Lachrin

Saturday 11 November 2017, 7.30pm
the New Blockaders + Spoils &Amp; Relics + Grinder-without-organs

Sunday 12 November 2017, 11am
Oto Project Space:
Soundhoppers Workshop

12–14 November 2017
Textures Festival

Wednesday 15 November 2017, 7.30pm
Charles Gayle / Mark Sanders / John Edwards (Trio)

Thursday 16 November 2017, 7.30pm

Friday 17 November 2017, 7.30pm
Joe Gallivan W/ Pat Thomas + John Edwards + Anupriya Deotale + Alya AL-sultani

Saturday 18 November 2017, 7.30pm
Baba Yaga’s Hut Presents:
Tomaga – Performing a Soundtrack to ‘Lucifer Rising’ – plus Special Guest Piotr Kurek

Sunday 19 November 2017, 2.30pm
Laraaji &Amp; Carlos Niño Present ‘Sun Dreaming’ – Matinee Show

Sunday 19 November 2017, 7.30pm
Omnii Presents:
Monika Werkstatt + LA Leif

Monday 20 November 2017, 7.30pm
Philip Jeck / Michaela Grill / Karl Lemieux (Trio) + Biliana Voutchkova / Rie Nakajima (Duo)

Tuesday 21 November 2017, 7.30pm
Thomas Buckner – Songs Without Words

Wednesday 22 November 2017, 7.30pm
Konstrukt – ‘Lotus’ Release Show with Alexander Hawkins + Alan Wilkinson + Daniel Spicer

Thursday 23 November 2017, 7.30pm
Upset the Rhythm + Cafe Oto Present:
Roy Montgomery + Alexander Tucker

Friday 24 November 2017, 7.30pm
John Wall / Mark Sanders / John Edwards (Trio) + Theo Burt + Xname + Tom Mudd

25–27 November 2017
Faust – Three-day Residency

Tuesday 28 November 2017, 7.30pm
Stella Chiweshe + Abu DJ Set (Honest Jons)

Wednesday 29 November 2017, 7.30pm
Ominira Presents:
Molto + Kassem Mosse + Oiseau Danseur (DJ)

Thursday 30 November 2017, 7.30pm
Lydia Lunch Retrovirus + Gabi Losoncy