Arts for Art Evolving Free Jazz Festival Dec. 7 – Jan. 12 in NY

William Parker

Via Arts for Art.

Arts for Art Presents
Justice is Compassion / Action is Power
December 7 – January 12
Abrazo Interno Gallery at the Clemente Center
107 Suffolk Street, New York, NY 10002
PERFORMANCE: 80 sets of music, dance, and poetry + visual art exhibit over 6 weeks
ART INSTALLATION: Jackson Krall & Tine Kindermann
WHEN: Monday – Saturday, December 7 – January 12, 7pm / 8pm / 9pm

Arts for Art is proud to announce the return of our winter Evolving free jazz series. The Evolving series focuses on the work of younger, forward thinking artists exploring a range of contemporary creative possibilities through music, dance, and poetry.

Thursday 12/07
7pm: Art Opening
8pm: Taylor Ho Bynum / Kris Davis
Taylor Ho Bynum – cornet / Kris Davis – piano
9pm: Victor / Vatcher / Stewart
Fay Victor – voice / Luke Stewart – bass / Michael Vatcher – drums

Friday 12/08
7pm: Kirk Knuffke Trio
Kirk Knuffke – cornet / Bill Goodwin – drums / Stomu Takeishi – bass guitar
8pm: Common Sense Gun Legislation
Steve Swell – trombone / William Parker – bass / TA Thompson – drums
9pm: Daniel Levin / Joe Morris
Daniel Levin – cello / Joe Morris – guitar

Saturday 12/09
7pm: Sean Conly Trio
Sean Conly – bass / Darius Jones – alto sax / Mike Pride – drums
8pm: Joe Morris / Mark Feldman
Joe Morris – guitar / Mark Feldman – violin
9pm: Rob Brown / JP Carletti
Rob Brown – alto sax / Juan Pablo Carletti – drums

Monday 12/11
7pm: Marty Ehrlich Trio Exaltation
Marty Ehrlich – reeds / John Hebert – bass / Nasheet Waits – drums
8pm: Richard Keene Group
Richard Keene – reeds / Charles Downs – drums / Leonid Galaganov – percussion / Larry Roland – bass / Billy Stein – guitar
9pm: Sam Newsome Trio
Sam Newsome – soprano sax / Hilliard Greene – bass / Reggie Nicholson – drums

Tuesday 12/12
7pm: crosscut metagroovia
patrick brennan – alto sax / Hill Greene – bass / TA Thompson – drums
8pm: Leila Bordreuil / Charmaine Lee
Leila Bordreuil – cello / Charmaine Lee – voice
9pm: Jon Irabagon / Dan Weiss
Jon Irabagon – sax / Dan Weiss – drums

Wednesday 12/13
7pm: Angelica Sanchez Trio
Angelica Sanchez – piano / Michael Formanek – bass / Kenny Wollesen – drums
8pm: Andrew Drury’s ContenTrio
Andrew Drury – drums / Briggan Krauss – alto sax / Brandon Seabrook – guitar
9pm: Jaimie Branch Trio
Jaimie Branch – trumpet / Luke Stewart – bass / Mike Pride – drums

Thursday 12/14
7pm: Steve Dalachinsky / Billy Cancel / Jane Omerod – poetry
8pm: Human Rites Trio
Jason Kao Hwang – violin / Andrew Drury – drums / Ken Filiano – bass
9pm: Yoni Kretzmer 5
Yoni Kretzmer – sax / Steve Swell – trombone / Thomas Heberer – trumpet / Max Johnson – bass / Thomas Fujiwara – drums

Friday 12/15
7pm: Singchronicities
Goussy Celestin – dance, music
8pm: Rosenbloom / Grimes / Conly
Mara Rosenbloom – piano / Henry Grimes – bass / Sean Conly – bass
9pm: Darius Jones Trio
Darius Jones – sax / Charlie Looker – guitar / Michael Vatcher – drums

Saturday 12/16
7pm: AfroHorn Super Special
Francisco Mora Catlett – drums / Ahmed Abdullah – trumpet / Bob Stewart – tuba / Aruan Ortiz – piano / Rashaan Carter – bass / Roman Diaz – percussion / Sam Newsome – soprano sax / Alex Harding – baritone sax
8pm: Newman Taylor Washboard XT
Newman Taylor Baker – washboard
9pm: Cooper-Moore / Brian Price
Cooper-Moore – instruments / Brian Price – reeds

Monday 12/18 – honoring Connie Crothers
7pm: Andrea Wolper Trio
Andrea Wolper – voice / Patricia Nicholson – dance / TA Thompson – drums
8pm: Double Duo
Jay Clayton – voice / Ken Filiano – bass
9pm: Carol Liebowitz Trio
Carol Liebowitz – piano, voice / Adam Lane – bass / Andrew Drury – drums

Tuesday 12/19 – honoring Connie Crothers
7pm: Virg Dzurinko / Ryan Messina
Virg Dzurinko – piano / Ryan Messina – trumpet
8pm: Tidepool Fauna 4
Kyoko Kitamura – voice / Ingrid Laubrock – sax / Ken Filiano – bass / Da Yeon Seok – Korean drum
9pm: Nick Lyons Trio
Nick Lyons – alto sax / Roger Mancuso – drums / Adam Lane – bass

Wednesday 12/20
7pm: Miriam Parker – dance / Rob Brown – alto sax
7:30: Christine Bonansea – dance
8pm: Vincent Chancey Trio
Vincent Chancey – french horn, panderia / Joe Fonda – bass / Jeremy Carlstedt – drums
9pm: Bob Stewart / Curtis Stewart
Bob Stewart – tuba / Curtis Stewart – violin

Thursday 12/21
7pm: Gyname
Michael Wimberly – drums / Nioka Workman – cello
8pm: Music for a Free World Trio
Dave Sewelson – bari sax / William Parker – bass / Marvin Bugalu Smith – drums
9pm: WISQtet
Warren Smith – percussion / Andrew Lamb – reeds / Larry Roland – bass / Jose Abreu – percussion

Friday 12/22
7pm: Lisa Sokolov
Lisa Sokolov – voice, piano
8pm: Andrew Lamb Quintet
Andrew Lamb – reeds / Ahmed Abdullah – trumpet / William Parker – bass / Newman Taylor Baker – drums / Michael Wimberly – percussion
9pm: Secret Music Society
Jackson Krall – drums / Mark Hennen – piano / Larry Roland – bass / Elliott Levin – reeds / JD Parran – woodwinds / Juan Quinones – guitar

Thursday 12/28
7pm: Ned Rothenberg
8pm: Bisio / Fefer / Dalachinsky
Michael Bisio – bass / Avram Fefer – reeds / Steve Dalachinsky – poetry
9pm: Clarinet Madness
Jay Rosen – drums / Perry Robinson – clarinet / Michael Marcus – clarinet

Friday 12/29
8pm: Foster / Lopez / Weston
Michael Foster – sax / Brandon Lopez – bass / Matt Weston – percussion, electronics
7pm: Jochem Van Dijk Quartet
Jochem van Dijk – bass guitar / Dave Gould – drums / Evan Gallagher – piano / Sana Nagano – violin
9pm: Sarah Bernstein Quartet
Sarah Bernstein – violin / Ron Stabinsky – piano / Stuart Popejoy – bass / Satoshi Takeishi – drums

Saturday 12/30
7pm: Jeff Lederer / Kirk Knuffke
Jeff Lederer – clarinet / Kirk Knuffke – cornet
8pm: Jemeel Moondoc
9pm: Karen Borca Quartet
Karen Borca – bassoon / Hill Greene – bass / Warren Smith – vibes / Jackson Krall – drums

Tuesday 01/02 – honoring Amiri Baraka
7pm: Amina Baraka & the Red Microphone
Amina Baraka – poetry / John Pietaro – drums / Ras Moshe – reeds / Rocco John Lacovone – reeds / Laurie Towers – bass guitar
8pm: Melanie Dyer’s Baraka Project
Melanie Dyer – viola / Gwen Laster – violin / Patricia Nicholson – dance
9pm: Joe McPhee Trio
Joe McPhee – reeds / Billy Stein – guitar / Charles Downs – drums

Wednesday 01/03 – honoring Amiri Baraka
7pm: Raymond Nat Turner / Larry Roland – poetry
8pm: Hooker / Parker Duo
William Hooker – drums / William Parker – bass
9pm: Heroes are Gang Leaders Abridged
Thomas Sayers Ellis – voice / Randall Horton – voice / Luke Stewart – bass / Warren Crudup III – drums / James Brandon Lewis – tenor sax

Thursday 01/04
7pm: Ensemble Fanaa
Dan Kurfirst – percussion / Daro Behroozi – reeds / John Murchison – bass, gimbri
8pm: Whit Dickey / Mat Maneri
Whit Dickey – drums / Mat Maneri – violin
9pm: Wooley / Lopez / Foster / Bennett
Nate Wooley – trumpet / Brandon Lopez – bass / Michael Foster – reeds / Ben Bennett – percussion

Friday 01/05
7pm: LIP
K.J. Holmes – dance / Jeremy Carlstedt – drums
7:30pm: David Henderson – poetry
8pm: Jeremy Carlstedt Quartet
Jeremy Carlstedt – drums / Brian Settles – sax / Anders Nilsson – guitar / Sean Conly – bass
9pm: Tablopan
Juanma Trujillo – guitar / Hery Paz – tenor sax / Andrew Schiller – bass /
Robin Baytas & Daniel Prim – percussion

Saturday 01/06
7pm: Ronnie Burrage / Greg Lewis
Ronnie Burrage – drums / Greg Lewis – Hammond B3
8pm: Deep Ecology Trio +
JD Parron – winds / Cristian Amigo – guitar / Andrew Drury – perc / Jackson Krall – perc
9pm: Weasel Walter Quintet
Weasel Walter – drums / Michael Foster – sax / Leila Bordreuil – cello / Brandon Lopez – bass / Jaimie Branch – trumpet

Monday 01/08
7pm: Yoshiko Chuma – dance / Megumi Eda – dance / Jason Kao Hwang – violin
7:30pm: Nicole Peyrafitte – poetry
8pm: JP Carletti Xul Trio
Juan Pablo Carletti – drums / Jon Irabagon – reeds / William Parker – bass
9pm: Jeb Bishop Quartet
Jeb Bishop – trombone / Yoni Kretzmer – sax / Damon Smith – bass / Tom Rainey – drums

Tuesday 01/09
7pm: Devin Brahja Waldman
Devin Waldman – sax / Hilliard Greene – bass / Reggie Sylvester – drums
8pm: James Brandon Lewis / Aruan Ortiz
James Brandon Lewis – tenor sax / Aruan Ortiz – piano
9pm: Amirtha Kidambi / Sam Newsome
Amirtha Kidambi – voice / Sam Newsome – soprano sax

Wednesday 01/10
7pm: Daro Behroozi Quintet
Daro Behroozi – reeds / Alexis Marcelo – piano / Daniel Carter – reeds / Dan Kurfirst – percussion / Leonid Galaganov – percussion
8pm: Sana Nagano Quartet
Sana Nagano – violin / Ken Filiano – bass / Peter Apfelbaum – reeds / Max Jaffe – drums
9pm: Songs for a Free World
William Parker – bass / Rob Brown – alto sax / Jason Kao Hwang – violin / Melanie Dyer – viola / Fay Victor – voice / Gerald Cleaver – drums

Thursday 01/11
7pm: On Ka’a Davis Trio
On Ka’a Davis – guitar / Juini Booth – bass / Lamy Istrefi Jr. – drums
8pm: Nasheet Waits
9pm: Gerald Cleaver Quartet
Gerald Cleaver – drums / Chris Potter – sax / David Virelles – piano / Trevor Dunn – bass

Friday 01/12
7pm: The Mess
Brandon Lopez – bass / Sam Yulsman – piano / Chris Corsano – drums
8pm: Mixashawn / Joseph Palmer
Mixashawn – sax / Joseph Herrington Palmer – drums
9pm: Revolution Resurrection
Patricia Nicholson – dance / Jason Jordan – dance / Jason Kao Hwang – violin / TA Thompson – drums / Bill Mazza – live art

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Emma Resmini and Tatsuya Nakatani in Philadelphia

Via BOWERBIRD.

THIS FRIDAY
Emma Resmini
Contemporary works for flute and electronics
This Friday Bowerbird is thrilled to present a solo concert featuring flute prodigy Emma Resmini. Resmini has roots in both the classical canon and new music, soloing with major symphony orchestras as well as serving as a core member of the Arcana New Music Ensemble all before the age of eighteen. Similarly, her program features a blend of landmark compositions and little known gems.
Friday November 17th 8pm
Venue: The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street

Tatsuya Nakatani
Workshop and performance
+
Cerberus
Alban Bailly, Dan Capecchi, and Matt Engle
Bowerbird is excited to welcome master percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani back to Philadelphia. The December 5th production features a solo set as well as a performance of the “Nakatani Large Ensemble” an ever-changing ensemble comprised of participants from a workshop held earlier in the day. Also performing is CERBERUS – Alban Bailly (cello), Dan Capecchi (drums), and Matt Engle (bass) – a Philadelphia trio that uses compositional nodes to develop a constantly shifting musical core.
Tuesday December 5th 8pm
Venue: UniLu
3637 Chestnut Street

Ensemble Dal Niente in Chicago December 2-3

Via Ensemble Dal Niente.

DAL NIENTE & DELFOS DANZA CONTEMPORÁNEA::PROA
SATURDAY DECEMBER 2, 2017 @ 8 PM
SUNDAY DECEMBER 3, 2017 @ 4 PM
Steppenwolf 1700: LookOut
1700 N Halsted Street

Ensemble Dal Niente, together with Mexican contemporary dance troupe Delfos Danza Contemporánea, will perform the world premiere of Chicago-based composer Tomás Gueglio’s Proa (“Prow”) for four dancers and harp, in which harpist and dancers use sound, clothing, and bodies to explore themes of migration, immigration, alienation, and identity.

This production marks the second iteration of Dal Niente’s STAGED series, in which the ensemble collaborates with artists across disciplines, including dancers, directors, and choreographers. Harpist Ben Melsky, composer Tomás Gueglio, and Delfos dancers developed the sounds, choreography, and structure for this piece during a week-long residency in Mazatlan, Mexico in June of 2017.

In addition to Proa, the show will include further collaborations between Delfos and Dal Niente, including a performance of Mario Lavista’s Cuaderno di viaje (“Travelogue”), with choreography by Delfos’ Xitlali Piña Poujol and instrumental performances by soprano Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, guitarist Jesse Langen, and cellist Chris Wild.

About Delfos Danza Contemporánea

Delfos Danza Contemporanea is Mexico’s premiere contemporary dance company and ranks among the best companies in Latin America both artistically and as leaders in the field. Delfos is a world class company based in Mazatlán, Mexico which inspires audiences, students and communities with outstanding performances and in-depth residencies. Their performances evoke emotion and introspection embodied by their physical grace, athleticism and vibrance. Celebrating twenty plus years, Delfos Danza Contemporanea tours throughout the world, creating enduring relationships wherever they go, seeking opportunities for collaboration and exchange and passionately committed to dance education. To find out more, go to http://delfosdanza.org/

About Ensemble Dal Niente

Ensemble Dal Niente is a 22-member Chicago-based contemporary music collective with an international presence. The ensemble uses its flexible instrumentation, curatorial approach to programming, and relentless attention to interpretation to create engaging, inspiring, and immersive experiences that connect audiences to with the music of today. The Chicago Tribune has said that “Dal Niente is a model of what contemporary music needs, but seldom gets, to reach and engage a wider public.” The first ensemble to be awarded the prestigious Kranichstein Music Prize in Darmstadt, Germany, Dal Niente’s recordings have been released on the New Focus, New Amsterdam, Parlour Tapes+, Carrier, and New World labels.

9 Synth Artists Who Defined Eastern Europe’s Post-Soviet Sound

Via Telekom Electronic Beats.

Because of this strict approval system, it wasn’t easy to get ahold of music at that time if Melodiya wouldn’t put it out. Artists had to make their music sound “normal” and use lyrics that would get past government censorship. There wasn’t any censorship once the Wall fell, but there was no music industry in place either. This made underground and more abstract sounds more difficult to access, especially given that they were not particularly easy to locate or sell—even now.

But in spite of this politically and artistically restrictive context, a few personalities made innovative music. Various nerds used synthesizers and a lot of artists experimented with weird electronic sounds, like Stanislav Kreichi, Alexei Borisov, Alexander Nemtin, Sven Grünberg and many more. For this piece I chose a few artists who help to depict the underground music produced during the Soviet and post-Soviet periods, as well as a couple from the region’s newer generation. These certainly aren’t the only artists who were active during the time, but they speak for a larger group of producers who were pushing the boundaries in experimental electronics.

5049 Records Podcast Episode 138 – Kyle Bruckmann

Via 5049 Records.

Kyle Bruckmann is a composer, oboist and bandleader from Danbury CT who has been living in the Oakland since 2003. Since the mid 90s he has collaborated with many of contemporary music’s most forward thinking musicians including Fred Lomberg-Holm, Oxbow, Greg Kelley and Damon & Naomi. With his bands Wrack, EKG and Lozenge he has released records on 482 Music, Another Timbre, Porter and New World Records among others. For this talk we cover a lot of ground from his early days in Danbury to his time in Chicago up until his recent activities in the Bay Area. A good man.

Ecstatic Music Festival 2018 Lineup Announced

English: Carla Kihlstedt performing with Sleep...

Via Ecstatic Music Festival.

A collaboration between New Amsterdam Presents and Kaufman Music Center, the acclaimed Ecstatic Music Festival® returns in 2018, bringing together composers and performers from different musical genres for nine one-night-only performances featuring world premieres, new arrangements and the exclusive opportunity to hear artists discuss their work. Starting Jan. 27 and running through April 26, 2018, the festival, hailed as “the alt-classical world’s main showcase” (The New York Times), a will feature collaborations from more than 75 artists, including Kronos Quartet, the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Margaret Leng Tan, Glasser, Xenia Rubinos, Mantra Percussion, Mahogany L. Browne, Carla Kihlstedt, Patrick Zimmerli, Ethan Iverson, Buke & Gase’s Arone Dyer, and many more.

Saturday, Jan. 27, 7:30pm
Xenia Rubinos & Adam Schatz’s Civil Engineering

Monday, Feb. 5, 7:30pm
Kronos Quartet & Face The Music

Thursday, Feb. 15, 7:30pm
Bang on a Can People’s
Commissioning Fund Concert
A New Sounds Live co-presentation hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer & streamed live on Q2 Music

Thursday, Mar. 1, 7:30pm
Arone Dyer’s Dronechoir & Mahogany L. Browne

Thursday, Mar. 22, 7:30pm
Glasser (with Robbie Lee & Eleonore Oppenheim)
& big dog little dog

Thursday, Mar. 29, 7:30pm
Bent Knee & Mantra Percussion

Saturday, Apr. 14, 7:30pm
Jeremy Flower, John Hollenbeck, Ethan Iverson, Carla Kihlstedt, Christopher Tordini
& Patrick Zimmerli

Thursday, Apr. 19, 7:30pm
ModernMedieval & Julianna Barwick
A New Sounds Live co-presentation hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer & streamed live on Q2 Music

Thursday, Apr. 26, 7:30 pm
Margaret Leng Tan Premieres George Crumb, Suzanne Farrin, & Kelly Moran
A New Sounds Live co-presentation hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer & streamed live on Q2 Music