Avant Scena Reviews

Source: Avant Scena.

Cristoph Erb / Jim Baker / Frank Rosaly – “…Don’t Buy Him A Parrot” (HAT HUT, 2017)

Zender – “Dialog mit Haydn – Issei no kyo – Nanzen no kyo” (wergo, 2017)

John Wall / Mark Sanders / John Edwards – “FGBH” (SR, 2017)

Martin Archer & Engine Room Favourites – “Safety Signal From A Target Town” (Discuss Music, 2018)

Jeppe Zeeberg – “Four Seasons” (Barefoot Records, 2017)

Houtkamp – Beresford – Blume – “Live in Prague 2017” (Pow Records, 2017)

Max E.Keller/ Sheldon Suter / Marco von Oreilli – “Blow, Strike and Touch” (outhere music, HATOLOGY 732, 2017)

Vital Weekly Reviews 1113

Source: Vital Weekly.

RUTGER ZUYDERVELT- ASTRONEER VOLUME 2 (CD by Machinefabriek) *
JEROME NOETINGER – DR (CD by Piednu) *
YUMA TAKESHITA & TOSHIMARU NAKAMURA – OCCURENCE, DIFFERENTIATION (CD by Kyou Records) *
KAZUKO NARITA – CHANT D’AMOUR SANS PAROLES (CD by Kyou Records) *
KAZUYA ISHIGAMI – A-Z-B-MEN (CD by Kyou Records) *
THE ERB/BAKER/ROSALY TRIO – PARROTS PARADISE (CD by Veto/Exchange)
JOHN CHANTLER & STEVE NOBLE & SEYMOUR WRIGHT – FRONT/ABOVE (CD by 1703 Skivbogalet)
ADRIAN LIM-KLUMPES – YIELD (PRELUDES & FUGUES FOR PIANO) (CD by Off Record)
DENIS FRAJERMAN – RIVIÈRES DE LA NUIT (CD by Douzième Lune)
DRONE-MIND//MIND-DRONE VOLUME 6 (LP by Drone Records)
JEAN-MARC FOUSSAT & GEORGIOS KARAMANOLAKIS – SUBSTUNCE SANS SCRUPULE (LP by Noise-Below)
TROUM – HORO-SKOPEION (CDR by Noise-Below) *
LIEUTENANT CARAMEL – 2 INEDITS DE LIEUTENANT CARAMEL (download by Noise-below) *
KAI NIGGEMANN – HEART MURMER (10” by Kalakuta Soul Records)
ANIMALS & GIRAFFES – JULY (CDR by Edgetone Records)
ESTAMOS ENSEMBLE – SUUBE TUBE (CDR by Edgetone)
ESCUPEMETRALLA – POISON OF DEAD SUN IN YOUR BRAIN SLOWLY FADING (CDR by Novak) *
ALVEAR COURTIS JONES – A TÁVLAT, HA HÁTULRÓL (CDR by Glistening Examples) *
DANIELA ORVIN – UNTITLED (2014-2016) (cassette by Gravity Rainbow Tapes)
NOISEPOETNOBODY – FISSURE (K7 by Eh!)

Seattle Scene: January 5-20, 2018

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:

WAYWARD MUSIC SERIES

Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center

4th Floor, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle 98103 (corner N 50th St. in Wallingford)

Every month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded presenters and artists offer ten concerts of adventurous music in an informal yet respectful all-ages setting: contemporary classical, free improvisation, the outer limits of jazz, electronic music, microtonal/new instruments, sound art, and other extraordinary sonic experiences.

Seattle Composers’ Salon
Fri. Jan. 5, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

The Seattle Composers’ Salon fosters the development, performance and appreciation of new music by regional composers and performers. At bi-monthly, informal presentations, the Salon features finished works, previews, and works in progress in a casual setting that allows for experimentation and discussion. Tonight’s featured composers: Carson Farley, Aaron Keyt, Ian McKnight, Patrick O’Keefe.

Pink Void + Noisegasm + OwL-Dent
Sat. Jan. 6, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Pink Void (Crystal Perez of Blue Sabbath Black Cheer/Low Hums) creates sprawling landscapes of layered guitar, samples, and static. Electronic duo Noisegasm (Greg Weber & Brad Anderson) are equal parts noise, rock, classical, ambient and avant garde. OwL-Dent = Experimental soul. Crux trinket. Everything is a toy. Whirlpools. Sometimes finds ghost voices.

THU. 1/11 – February features original compositions of Kelsey Mines, joined by Mike Gebhart, Andrew Olmstead, and Matt Williams + the quartet Tiny Ghost, playing the strange yet pretty music of Ivan Arteaga

FRI. 1/12 – Jesse Myers plays contemplative solo piano works by Pärt, Feldman and others

THU. 1/18 – Canadian vocalist Helen Pridmore improvises and Seattle locals Lori Goldston (cello), Kyle Hanson (accordion), and Mark Hilliard Wilson (guitar) play improvisations and graphic scores

FRI. 1/19 – Spontaneous Combustion New Music Festival: Delgani String Quartet from Eugene, OR plays Ligeti, Hovhaness, and a new work by Benjamin Krause

SAT. 1/20 – Rob Angus and Marc Barreca play electronic and sample-based compositions and improvisations

Upcoming Boston Shows

Source: Non-Event.

VICTORIA SHEN at Café Fixe
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Non-Event Presents
Our January Experimental Coffee House
featuring
VICTORIA SHEN
Café Fixe
1642 Beacon Street (Washington Square)
Brookline, MA
7 p.m. /$5

VICTORIA SHEN is a Somerville­-based multimedia artist and musician whose visual work is positioned at the intersection of art history, pop culture, and identity politics. Through a process of visual exaggeration and effacement, her video work holds up a mirror to the absurd side of images we consume. Shen’s music heavily features analog modular synthesizers, contact microphones, and other hand­built electronics. Her approach to music is sculptural in both the shaping/texturing of audio waveforms and the design of the sound objects themselves. In addition to her solo work, she is also a member of the duo Trim.

WENHUA SHI ArtScience Talk
Le Laboratoire Cambridge
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Le Laboratoire Cambridge presents
(in collaboration with Non-Event)
WENHUA SHI artist talk
Sound Art China
Le Laboratoire Cambridge (Directions)
650 East Kendall Street, Cambridge
6:30pm
Free but RSVP required

Sound art didn’t exist in China until three decades ago. Even Sound art China was born outside of academic, and contemporary art global market, it still draws international attention. As a curator and artist, Wenhua’s talk will trace some historical and artistic impacts of the recent emerging sound art scene in China, discuss its key artists and their influences as well as also raise the question of the future of Sound art in China.

WENHUA SHI pursues a poetic approach to moving image making, and investigates conceptual depth in film, video, interactive installations and sound sculptures. His work has been presented at museums, galleries, and film festivals, including the International Film Festival in Rotterdam, the European Media Art Festival, the Athens Film and Video Festival, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Pacific Film Archive, West Bund 2013: a Biennale of Architecture and Contemporary art, Shanghai, Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism, and the Arsenale of Venice in Italy.

ANDREW NEUMANN at Café Fixe
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Non-Event Presents
Our February Experimental Coffee House
featuring
ANDREW NEUMANN
Café Fixe
1642 Beacon Street (Washington Square)
Brookline, MA
7 p.m. /$5

ANDREW NEUMANN is an interdisciplinary artist working in a variety of media, including electronic music, sculpture, film and video installation. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a LEF Foundation grant among other awards. He has performed at Experimental Intermedia Foundation, Issue Project Room, Roulette, Spectrum, SUMP and other New York venues. He has had solo shows at bitforms Gallery in Seoul, the DeCordova Museum, bitforms Gallery, New York, The Center for Photography at Woodstock and the Boston Cyberarts Festival.

Blank Forms in January and February

Source: New York’s Blank Forms.

Áine O’Dwyer and Matona
Friday, January 26th, 2018
8:00 PM
San Damiano Mission 85 N 15th St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
$20 General / $15 Members
Following a chance encounter on BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction show, Àiné O’Dwyer and Mohammed Issa “Matona” made their live collaborative debut at the 2016 Counterflows festival in Glasgow. Now performing together for the second time, they bring their union of Tanzanian and Irish music to Greenpoint’s San Damiano Mission.

Tashi Wada
Friday, February 23rd, 2018
8:00 PM
San Damiano Mission 85 N 15th St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
$20 General / $15 Members
This program collects three long-form works by composer Tashi Wada that explore diverging aspects of tuning and tonality, performed for the first time in New York. Valence (2016), written for cellist Charles Curtis, isolates and re-harmonizes the natural overtones of a single string, destabilizing and fusing tone and timbre through a delicate alchemy. Witness (2017), written for bassoonist Dafne Vicente-Sandoval, draws out the relationship between an array of scales and tetrachords (four-note segments of scales) found traditionally in Greek, Persian, and Arabic musics, in combination with hybrid and invented scales, through repetition, variation, and improvisation. Mutable Signs, Wada’s performance for keyboard, voice, and sirens with guest musician Julia Holter, focuses on the outer edges of historical, non-equal temperaments, eliciting a more distant, uneven sense of tonality.