AMN Picks of the Week: The Borderlands Trio / Simon Millerd / Colossloth / Tim Berne’s Snakeoil / Bill Gilliam

English: Tim Berne, jazz saxophonist; Picture ...

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

The Borderlands Trio – Asteroidea (2017)
Simon Millerd – Lessons and Fairytales (2017)
Colossloth – Heathen Needles (2017)
Tim Berne / Snakeoil – Incidentals (2017)
Bill Gilliam – Entangled Pathways (2017)

Claire Chase Presents Selections from Density 2036 in Berkeley


Cal Performances presents
Selections from Density 2036 (West Coast Premiere)
Saturday, December 2
4:30pm & 7:30pm
BAMPFA, Berkeley

Claire Chase, flutes
Tyshawn Sorey, percussion in Bertha’s Lair
Pauchi Sasaki, violin and vocals in Gama XV: Piece for Two Speaker Dresses
Levy Lorenzo, sound design and live electronics

Density 2036: Part I (Prelude)
Density 2036: Part I (Prelude) is dedicated to Fred Anderson.

Steve Reich: Vermont Counterpoint for flute and pre-recorded flutes (1982)
Marcos Balter: Pessoa for six bass flutes(2013)
Alvin Lucier: Almost New York for five flutes and oscillators (2002)
Philip Glass: Piece in the Shape of a Square for two flutes (1967)
Mario Diaz de León: Luciform for flute and electronics (2013)
Edgard Varèse: Density 21.5 for solo flute (1936)

Density 2036: Part II (2014)*
Density 2036: Part II (2014) is dedicated to Elise Mann.

Felipe Lara: Meditation and Calligraphy for bass flute (2014)
Felipe Lara: Parábolas na Caverna for amplified flute (2013–14)
George Lewis: Emergent for flute and electronics (2014)
Matthias Pintscher: Beyond (A System of Passing) (2013–14)
Du Yun: An Empty Garlic for bass flute and electronics (2014)

Density 2036: Part III (2015)*
Density 2036: Part III (2015) is dedicated to Steven Schick.

Dai Fujikura: Lila for flute, bass flute, and contrabass flute (2015)
Francesca Verunelli: The Famous Box Trick for bass flute and electronics (2015)
Nathan Davis: Limn for bass flute, contrabass flute, and electronics (2015)
Jason Eckardt: The Silenced a monodrama for solo flute (2015)
Pauline Oliveros: Intensity 20.15: Grace Chase For Claire and the Expanded Instrument System (EIS) (2015)

Density 2036: Part IV (2016)
Density 2036: Part IV (2016) is dedicated to the loving memory of Pauline Oliveros (1932–2016).

Edgard Varèse: Density 21.5 (1936), with a movement score (2016) by Julie Beauvais, version one
Suzanne Farrin: The Stimulus of Loss for glissando headjoint and ondes Martenot (2016)
Tyshawn Sorey: Bertha’s Lair for contrabass flute and drums (2016, Bay Area Premiere)
Vijay Iyer: Five Empty Chambers for tape (2016)
Pauchi Sasaki: Gama XV: Piece for Two Speaker Dresses for flute, violin, electronic live processing, two vocals, and two speaker dresses (2016)

Density 2036: Part V (2017)

Marcos Balter: concert preview of Pan for solo flute, electronics, and an ensemble of community members (2017)

San Francisco Scene: November 17-22, 2017

English: Fred Frith performing at Mills Colleg...

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, November 17

Fri 11/17 8:00 PM Atrium Theater @ San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building [401 Van Ness Ave (Fourth Floor) San Francisco, CA 94121]
For its 25th anniversary season, San Francisco’s own Del Sol Quartet will present its “Whole Sol Festival,” celebrating California’s distinct musical legacy of unfettered invention, openness, cultural inclusion, and innovation. With special audience participation in Gyan Riley’s piece for quartet and ukuleles, “It’s Our Party” features three world premieres — by young Turkish composer Erberk Eryilmaz, who brings the irresistible energy of his native folk music to the concert stage; Theresa Wong, a brilliant Berkeley-based composer/improviser, who explores the resonances of just intonation; and Gyan Riley, whose new piece for quartet features an audience-participation ukulele choir. This evening also includes electronic soundscapes and visuals by composer Daniel Wohl.

Fri 11/17 9:30 PM Octopus Literary Salon [2101 Webster St. #170 Oakland]
Red Zone Exploratory Jazz

Fri 11/17 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Searching for Serotonin
This cello and electronics program is to portray society’s use of electronics in every day life. People use their smartphones to escape casual conversations and personal interactions. Our relationships with these devices stem from anxiety, so be prepared, these compositions might make your skin crawl.

Saturday, November 18

Sat 11/18 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Album release show for Brett Carson’s “Mysterious Descent,” a mythodramatic song cycle in twelve movements. Opening is guitarist Jakob Pek.

Sat 11/18 8:00 PM Atrium Theater @ San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building [401 Van Ness Ave (4th Floor) San Francisco, CA 94121]
The third night of Del Sol Quartet’s Whole Sol Festival features the world premiere of Kanto Kechua by the award-winning, multicultural composer Gabriela Lena Frank, whose music reflects and explores her Peruvian heritage. Frank joins Del Sol with her whirlwind piano playing, and the concert will also include her favorite Andean-inspired chamber music.

Sat 11/18 8:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Vital Hybrids – Performance Showcase
VITAL HYBRIDS is a performance showcase of collaborative works by local Bay Area and LA based women and queer artists bridging visual arts, movement, sound, and technology, presented by B4BEL4B Gallery. These works, developed over the past 6 months, tackle important national and global issues such as women’s and transgender rights, visibility, and safety; fighting actively against xenophobia, and safety around bodies that are seen as “other” by exploring post-digital and post-gender identity, safely online and offline, anti-harassment, sousveillance, and more.

Sat 11/18 9:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Jitterbug Performed By Annea Lockwood, William Winant, Fred Frith

Sunday, November 19

Sun 11/19 2:00 PM The Nunnery [3016 25th. St SF]
SKATnSKATCH! T.D. Skatchit & Company with Lorin Benedict and Tom Bickley

Sun 11/19 7:30 PM SIMM Series @ The Musicians Union Hall [116 9th St @ Mission SF]
7:30 DeCillis/Evangelista duo
Tim DeCillis – drums Karl Evangelista – guitar
8:30 Guitarist James Freeman perform with Yehudit on violin music from
Jassical on Edgetone Records

Sun 11/19 7:30 PM CNMAT [1750 Arch Street Berkeley]
SILVIA MATHEUS, light and gravity Tim Perkis, improvisations WENDY REID, bird variations

Sun 11/19 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Doors That Only Open in Silence (open participation workshop in free improvisation)
The monthly series of improvisation research at Temescal Arts Center continues. Bring your instrument or come to listen. No advance notice needed — just show up. Small groups will be randomly assembled from submitted names immediately before each group plays. We try to keep transition time between groups at a minimum. Audience & participants encouraged to donate some cash for space rental. Over by 10pm.

Monday, November 20

Mon 11/20 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz Society: Social Stutter + Evangelista/Ewing/Arkin Trio

Wednesday, November 22

Wed 11/22 7:45 PM The Bindery [1727 Haight St]
Nine, Genital Quartz, Mas Coad, Pregnancy Half-Pact
Wed, Novemeber 22; doors 7:45pm, show 8-11pm
at The Bindery, 1727 Haight St $5 notaflof 21+

New Releases From Clean Feed Records

English: Joe McPhee, moers festival 2010

Via Clean Feed Records.

Joe McPhee | Pascal Niggenkemper | Ståle Liavik Solberg

Møster | Parker | Abrams | Herndon

Gard Nilssen´s Acoustic Unity
LIVE IN EUROPE (3CD SET) (3LP+3CD available in January)

Eve Risser | Kaja Draksler

Aalberg | Kullhammar | Zetterber | Santos Silva

Tree Ear
WITCHES BUTTER (LP available in January)

João Lencastre’s Communion 3

Nick Fraser

João Camões | Jean-Luc Cappozzo | Jean-Marc Foussat