Extended Technqiues NYC Calendar December 2017 

English: Tyshawn Sorey at moers festival 2010

Source: Extended Techniques.

SUNDAY, December 3
7 PM Aaron Novik / Patrick Holmes / Thomas Heberer (Clarinet / B-flat Clarinet / Trumpet)
VENUE: Downtown Music Gallery

SUNDAY, December 3
8 PM ACFNY Presents: Ensemble SD’s Breaking News
Johannes Kreidler (1980) – Charts Music
George Lewis (1952) – New Work
Oxana Omelchuk (1975) – wow and flutter
Caitlin Smith (1983) – Wie schön ist es zu leben
Christoph Walder (1967) – vozmozhnost
John Zorn (1953) – Ceremonial Magic
VENUE: Roulette

TUESDAY, December 5
8PM Jeremiah Cymerman: Systema Munditotius
Jeremiah Cymerman – Clarinet
Patrick Holmes – Clarinet
Matt Bauder – Clarinet
Aaron Novik – Clarinet
Brian Chase – Percussion
Russell Greenberg – Percussion
VENUE: Roulette

TUESDAY, December 5
8:30 PM Ned Rothenberg with MIVOS QUARTET
Ned Rothenberg (clarinet, sax) MIVOS QUARTET Olivia De Prato, Lauren Cauley (violins) Victor Lowrie (viola) Mariel Roberts (cello)
VENUE: Stone

THURSDAY, December 7
7:30 PM Janine Jansen and Friends
Janine Jansen, Violin
Lucas Debargue, Piano
Martin Fröst, Clarinet
Torleif Thedéen, Cello
BARTÓK Contrasts
MESSIAEN Quartet for the End of Time
VENUE: Zankel Hall (Carnegie Hall)
ADMISSION: $50 – $60

THURSDAY, December 7
8PM From Monteverdi to Bergman
TENET will perform works by Monteverdi, and soprano Lucy Shelton will perform a work by Luciano Berio, followed by a short dance film collaboration by Ingmar Bergman and Donya Feuer, “De Fördömda Kvinnornas Dans”
A part of Monteverdi at 450: Experiments in Sound, Image, and Movement
VENUE: The Italian Academy

THURSDAY, December 7
8PM The S.E.M. Ensemble presents Music by Cage, Kotik, and Eastman: 1972-2017
John Cage: Song Books I, II (1970)
Petr Kotik: There is Singularly Nothing (1971-72)
Julius Eastman: Macle (1971-72)
Kamala Sankaram, Jeffrey Gavett, Jake Ingbar, Adrian Rosas, Nathan Repasz (voice soloists); Petr Kotik (flute, voice); Christopher McIntyre (trombone, voice); Will Lang (trombone, voice)
VENUE: Paula Cooper Gallery (NYC) (521 West 21st Street)

THURSDAY, December 7
8 PM Triumph of Art
American Symphony Orchestra, Leon Botstein, Conductor
Grażyna Bacewicz – Music for Strings, Trumpets, and Percussion
Bohuslav Martinů – Symphony No. 6, Fantaisies symphoniques
Grażyna Bacewicz – Violin Concerto No. 7
Alfred Schnittke – Symphony No. 5
Conductor’s Notes Q&A at 7 PM
VENUE: Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
ADMISSION: $25-$40

FRIDAY, December 8
7:30 PM Reflected in Glass—Philip Glass and the Next Generation
American Composers Orchestra
Pauchi Sasaki Gama Xvi for Orchestra and Electronics (World Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
Bryce Dessner Réponse Lutosławski(NY Premiere)
Philip Glass Violin Concerto No. 2, “The American Four Seasons”
VENUE: Zankel Hall (Carnegie Hall)
ADMISSION: $41- $51

FRIDAY, December 8
8:30 PM Ned Rothenberg and John Zorn—SOLOS AND DUOS
Ned Rothenberg, John Zorn (saxes)
VENUE: Stone

SATURDAY, December 9
7 PM Tanya Tagaq and Jeffrey Zeigler
Tanya Tagaq (voice), Jeffrey Zeigler (cello)
VENUE: National Sawdust

SATURDAY, December 9
7PM Kamikaze Ground Crew
8PM The Jazz Passengers
9pm The Microscopic Septet
VENUE:the kitchen

SATURDAY, December 9
8PM Dennis Russell Davies & Maki Namekawa: Celebrating Philip Glass
Two of Philip Glass’ closest collaborators and friends, Dennis Russell Davies and Maki Namekawa, perform an all-Glass recital of music for two pianos and piano four-hands.
The program includes the two-piano suite from Glass’ opera Les Enfants Terribles, a selection of music for piano-four hands including “The Chase” from Orphée, the New York premiere of the musical interlude from The Voyage, and “Stokes,” as well as Glass’ dynamic “Four Movements for Two Pianos.”
VENUE: Roulette

SATURDAY, December 9
8:30 PM Oscar Noriega Quartet
Oscar Noriega- drums
Eva Novoa- piano
Simon Willson- bass
Tim Berne- alto sax
VENUE: Ibeam

SUNDAY, December 10
8:30 PM Ned Rothenberg with Mark Feldman and Sylvie Courvoisier
Ned Rothenberg (clarinet, sax) Mark Feldman (violin) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano)
VENUE: Stone

TUESDAY, December 12
8:30 PM Mark Feldman, Ingrid Laubrock, Sylvie Courvoisier, Tom Rainey
Mark Feldman (violin), Ingrid Laubrock (sax), Sylvie Courvoisier (piano), Tom Rainey (drums)
VENUE: Stone

WEDNESDAY, December 13
7 PM Nels Cline – Larry Ochs – Gerald Cleaver
VENUE: National Sawdust

WEDNESDAY, December 13
8PM UnCaged Toy Piano Festival: Automotoy
Margaret Leng Tan – Piano
Phyllis Chen, Adam Tendler, Tristan McKay – Toy Piano
Alexa Dexa – Toy Instruments
Automotoy showcases a variety of works incorporating mechanical musical instruments with live performers, as well as John Cage‘s Music for Amplified Toy Pianos.
VENUE: Roulette

THURSDAY, December 14
8 PM Hypercolor – James Ilgenfritz, Lukas Ligeti and Eyal Maoz
VENUE: Spectrum

FRIDAY, December 15
8:30 PM, 10 PM Sara Serpa and City Fragments with Sofía Rei, Aubrey Johnson, André Matos, Erik Friedlander, Tyshawn Sorey
VENUE: Cornelia Street Cafe

SUNDAY, December 17
3 PM The Light Matter Trio: Karl Larson, et al.
Adrian Knight – Death of Paneloux (solo piano)
Adrian Knight – trio (piano trio)
Scott Wollschleger – Brontal Symmetry (piano trio)
Garth Knox – Ten Fingers (solo violin)
Kaija Saariaho – Sept Papillons (solo cello)
Kaija Saariaho – Light and Matter
VENUE: Spectrum

SUNDAY, December 17
5 PM Quad Listening Event: The Immersive Early Music of Joan La Barbara

TUESDAY, December 19
9 PM Richards, Courvosier, Takeishi, Cleaver
Stephanie Richards, trumpet / compositions; Sylvie Courvosier, piano; Stomu Takeishi, bass; Gerald Cleaver, drums
VENUE: Korzo
ADMISSION: $10 donation / $10 suggested cover

WEDNESDAY, December 20
Big Fat Music Wednesdays at happylucky no.1
Wednesday, December 20 at 8 PM
8pm: Andrew Lamb Trio
Andrew Lamb – tenor saxophone / William Parker – bass / Michael Wimberly – drums
9:15pm: Joe McPhee || Trio X Legacy
Joe McPhee – tenor saxophone / Dominic Duval Jr. – bass / Jay Rosen – drums / Rosie Hertlein – violin
VENUE: happylucky no.1

WEDNESDAY, December 20
8:30 PM Ches Smith Trio
Ches Smith (drums, percussion) Craig Taborn (piano) Mat Maneri (viola)
VENUE: Stone

THURSDAY, December 21
7 PM JACK Quartet performs Haas in the dark
Georg Friedrich Haas, “String Quartet No. 9”
JACK Quartet
VENUE: National Sawdust

TUESDAY, December 26
8:30 PM Chris Pitsiokos, Tim Dahl and Makigami Koichi
Chris Pitsiokos (sax), Tim Dahl (bass), Makigami Koichi (voice, theremin)
VENUE: Stone

WEDNESDAY, December 27
8:30 PM Ned Rothenberg, Shelley Hirsch, Billy Martin, Makigami Koichi
Ned Rothenberg (clarinet, bass clarinet, alto sax, shakhachi) Shelley Hirsch (voice) Billy Martin (drums) Makigami Koichi (voice, theremin)
VENUE: Stone

THURSDAY, December 28
8:30 PM Agra Darma
Ikue Mori (laptop) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Makigami Koichi (voice,theremin)
VENUE: Stone

SUNDAY, December 31
John Zorn (sax) Chris Speed (sax) Makigami Koichi (voice) Ikue Mori (electronics) Brian Marsella (piano) Jim Black (drums) Chris Tordini (bass) Okkyung Lee (cello) Jad Atoui (electronics) and many special guests
VENUE: Stone

For Women in Jazz, a Year of Reckoning and Recognition 

Source: The New York Times.

Perhaps the most startling debut albums in jazz this year were “Fly or Die,” by the trumpeter Jaimie Branch, and “Mannequins,” by the drummer Kate Gentile. Ms. Gentile plays original compositions that are at once grimy and resonant, tightly layered and charged with momentum. Ms. Branch uses extended technique and blustery abstraction to a dizzying effect.

A mentor to Ms. Branch, the flutist Nicole Mitchell, 50, had a banner year herself. The highlight was “Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds,” an album recorded with her Black Earth Ensemble, an eight-piece band playing percussion, strings and reeds from traditions across the globe. The suite bears the markings of communal expression, with a sound that’s grounded and raw.

The cellist Tomeka Reid, another acolyte of Ms. Mitchell’s, spent her year playing high-profile gigs with her own projects as well as with luminaries like Anthony Braxton and Roscoe Mitchell. She released an album with the saxophonist Nick Mazzarella and one with Hear in Now, a powerful trio of female string players.

Satoko Fujii to Release 12 CDs in 2018

English: Japanese avant-garde jazz pianist and...

Source: Satoko Fujii.

Satoko Fujii Celebrates Her 60th Birthday by Releasing One New CD Each Month in 2018

To celebrate her own 60th birthday, Fujii, already a prolific bandleader with more than 80 releases to her name, will intensify her recording schedule, releasing one CD a month for all of 2018. Rather than using her kanreki year to look back at a career that has spanned more than 30 years, Fujii will emphasize new works for current projects, debut special projects, and introduce new working bands in an unprecedented 12-month spree of new releases. “I probably should think and notice that I am not young anymore,” she says, “but I just keep doing what I want to do.”

The pulse of any fan of Fujii’s unique musical vision will quicken at the thought of the anticipated albums. The celebration kicks off in January with Satoko Fujii: Solo (Libra), a live recording from the acoustically rich Yume Mikan Hall in Yawatahama, Japan. In a mesmerizing concert, she performed without a set list, simply improvising and playing compositions as they arose in the flow of the music.

Two releases by current ensembles will follow. In February, Atody Man (Circum Libra), the fourth release from KAZE, the collaborative group with trumpeters Natsuki Tamura and Christian Pruvost and drummer Peter Orins, will feature more fiercely energetic improvising from the international quartet. March will see the releases of Ninety-Nine Years (Libra), the latest from Orchestra Berlin. A new one from Orchestra Tokyo is also planned.

In addition, the dozen new releases will include the recording debuts of a new piano-bass-drums trio and This Is It!, a trio featuring Fujii with Natsuki Tamura on trumpet and Takashi Itani on percussion. Also slated is Intelsat, a duet with Australian pianist Alister Spence and May (Long Song Records), which showcases a one-time trio with Italian soprano saxophonist Gianni Mimmo and American bassist Joe Fonda, with whom Fujii released a critically acclaimed duo album in 2016.