Marcus Schmickler and Thomas Lehn in Chicago, February 17

On Saturday, I attended the Lampo show in Chicago featuring Marcus Schmickler and Thomas Lehn. It was a pleasant evening of improvised abstract noise. Enjoy the photos.


RIP Didier Lockwood 

Source: DW.

The French jazz violinist reportedly died of a heart attack after a concert. In a 40-year career he set new standards for the violin across musical genres and set up a school to teach improvisation in music.

ROVA Saxophone Quartet in Orlando, March 18

Source: thecm5.

This is the 100th cm5 concert. It’s significant that ROVA are the musicians for this event. The principals in the Civic Minded 5 started presenting live music with the sponsorship of WPRK-Rollins College. ROVA’s first appearance here was a sonorous 1996 concert in Knowles Memorial Chapel on the Rollins campus, coinciding with our own nascent steps as presenters.

This Week in New York

Czech violinist Iva Bittova in concert Photo: ...


Kettle Corn New Music presents guitarist Dan Lippel in a program exploring the breadth of new and recent music written for the solo guitar. Ranging from acoustic to electric guitar, this concert will include works by Martin Bresnick, Reiko Fueting, Ursula Mamlok, and Chris Rogerson, Ingram Marshall’s Soe-Pa for acoustic guitar with loop pedal, Fausto Romitelli’s Trash TV Trance, and a world premiere by Kettle Corn New Music composer Ryan Harper.
Tuesday, February 20 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15-$20
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY

Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum’s 2017-18 concert season continues with a performance by Iva Bittová. Her solo performance will reflect the central themes of cultural exchange and influence present in the exhibition Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. This acoustic program will feature a mix of Bittová’s earlier original compositions and new works.
Thursday, February 22 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $18, $15 students/seniors, $12 members
The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Avenue, New York, NY

Deep fried cello with steamed voice is an experimental classical music performance with food created to compliment each set. In addition to the experimental dining experience with darkness and music, another highlight of the program includes the works of young composer Braam van Eeden.
Friday, February 23 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $33
Mirror in The Woods, 575 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY

Unheard-of//Ensemble’s clarinetist Ford Fourqurean and pianist Daniel Anastasio share a set with guitarist/composer Aaron Garcia and violist Anna Heflin. Garcia and Heflin open with experimental sound art exploring structure, notation, and improvisation for guitar and viola. Unheard-of premieres two new works by Garcia and Heflin along the same theme, exploring semi-notational structures combined with improvisatory writing, followed by Jesse Jones’s Ephemera and Joan Tower’s Fantasy (those harbor lights…).
Saturday, February 24 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 70 Flushing Avenue, Garage A, Brooklyn, NY

Composer, trombonist, and experimentalist George Lewis performs the New York debut of this composition with Ensemble Dal Niente. A talk with George Lewis and multimedia artist Camille Norment follows the performance.
Sunday, February 25 at 2:00 PM
Free with museum admission
Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY