AMN Picks of the Week: Rivener / Firetail / Content Provider / John Zorn

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.

Rivener – Rivener (2017)
Firetail – Nylon (2018)
Andrew Drury’s Content Provider – Try (2018)
John Zorn – The Painted Bird (2016)
John Zorn – 9 Acts of Unspeakable Depravity in the Abominable Life and Times of Gilles de Rais (2016)


This Week in New York 

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The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra make their Carnegie Hall debut with a concert inspired by exotic locations and an unconventional concerto. Philip Glass’s Days and Nights in Rocinha is a tribute to the largest favela in Brazil, while La noche de los Mayas—a suite drawn from a score the Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas composed to a film that is now lost—is inspired by Mayan culture. Also on the program is Glass’s Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Orchestra.
Tuesday, February 27 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $16.50-$90
Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY

Fresh off the release of their 2017 album Trios, Bearthoven performs three NYC premieres by a collection of compositional voices — Kristina Wolfe, Adam Roberts, Shelley Washington, and Scott Wollschleger.
Wednesday, February 28 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

International Contemporary Ensemble presents some of the young Irish composer Ann Cleare’s most striking works, including the square of yellow light that is your window, inspired by fellow Irish artist Oscar Wilde.
Thursday, March 1 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20-$30
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY

Rhapsody is an acoustic, narrative song cycle which incorporates written music, improvisation, and vocals with lyrics to create an evening length performance. Rhapsody twists and turns, landing on song ‘events’ but never ending there, instead, spinning off in other directions, only to land again on a vocal moment, sung by Jen Shyu. Using acoustic harp (Zeena Parkins), piano (John Medeski), acoustic guitars (Nels Cline), and drums, autoharp, harmonica and percussion (Bobby Previte) the piece places the listener ‘in transit’ — traveling to an unknown place that subtly changes over the course of time, until in the end, they arrive at a surprise destination.
Friday, March 2 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

The Acoustic Frontier is a program meant to advocate for new music and artists alike. By creating a space for composers to experiment with their concepts of musical expression, the program aims to challenge the performers while providing an educational setting for the audience. The program will consist of four world premieres, each work by a different composer. The music will be presented by a combination of four clarinetists and a pianist.
Saturday, March 3 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 70 Flushing Avenue, Garage A, Brooklyn, NY

Anne-Sophie Mutter performs her only NY recital appearance this season, performing Bach, Brahms, Penderecki’s Violin Sonata No. 2 (written for her), and a world premiere by Andre Previn.
Sunday, March 4 at 2:00 PM
Tickets $20-$131
Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY

Piano+ is a monthly concert series at Spectrum curated by composer and pianist Teodora Stepančić, dedicated to new and recent piano music. This concert features works by Pauline Oliveros, Teodora Stepančić, Coleman Alexander Zurkowski, Evelyn Emile, and Larry Polansky.
Sunday, March 4 at 3:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 70 Flushing Avenue, Garage A, Brooklyn, NY

The Cecilia Chorus of New York presents the U.S. premiere of French composer Thierry Escaich’s Messe Romane plus works by Fauré, Gounod, and Messiaen.
Sunday, March 4 at 3:30 PM
Tickets $30, $25 students/seniors
Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street, New York, NY

All About Jazz Reviews

Source: All About Jazz.

Jon Hassell
Dream Theory In Malaya: Fourth World Volume Two (Glitterbeat)

John McCowen
Solo Contra (International Anthem)

While We Still Have Bodies
While We Still Have Bodies (Neither/nor Records)

Leap Of Faith Orchestra
SuperClusters (Evil Clown)

Joachim Kuhn
Love & Peace (ACT Music)

March at the IBeam Brooklyn 

Source: IBeam Brooklyn.

Jason Mears Presents:
Friday, March 9th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation
Quentin Tolimieri – solo piano
Jason Mears- saxophones
Matteo Liberatore– guitar
Quentin Tolimieri- electric piano
Carlo Costa- drums

Aaron Shragge + Ben Monder / A Circle Has No Beginning
Saturday, March 10th 8:00 PM $15 Suggested Donation
Aaron Shragge – dragon mouth trumpet/shakuhachi/composition
Ben Monder – guitar
A Circle Has No Beginning
Sameer Gupta – drums/tabla
Pawan Benjamin – tenor sax
Arun Ramamurthy – violin
Rashaan Carter – Bass

The Astral Pines + Henry Raker
Friday, March 23rd 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation
Shawn Russell – Electric Guitar
Keegan Arnold – Bass
Liam Stride – Drums
Kellen Radulski – Organ
Ryan Gleason – Vocals
Henry Raker – Tenor Saxophone

Cafe OTO in March

Steve Beresford

Source: London’s Cafe OTO.

Thursday 1 March 2018, 7.30pm
Peter Zummo

Friday 2 March 2018, 7.30pm
Confront Recordings Presents:
Derek Bailey // Three Presences

Sunday 4 March 2018, 7.30pm
Chinabot W/ Samin Son (South Korea) + Pisitakun (Thailand) + Lafidki (Cambodia) + Ayankoko (Lao) + Samboleap Tol (Cambodia) – DJ Set

Monday 5 March 2018, 7.30pm
Magnetic String Resonance: Xenia Pestova Plays Alvin Lucier, Pauline Oliveros and More on the Magnetic Resonator Piano

Tuesday 6 March 2018, 7.30pm
Kammer Klang:
Kirit Singh & Jasdeep Singh Perform Hindoustani Classical Repertoire + plus-minus Ensemble Perform Catherine Lamb & Newton Armstrong + Clara Levy Performs Clara Iannotta & Erika Vega

Wednesday 7 March 2018, 7.30pm
Will Guthrie

Thursday 8 March 2018, 7.30pm
Green Music (Francesco Cavaliere & Tomoko Sauvage) + Francesco Cavaliere (Solo)

9–10 March 2018
Vibracathedral Orchestra + Guttersnipe – Two-day Residency

Sunday 11 March 2018, 7.30pm
Kate Carr + Benjamin Finger + David Velez

Monday 12 March 2018, 7.30pm
Cactus Truck (John Dikeman / Onno Govaert ) & Ava Mendoza

Tuesday 13 March 2018, 7.30pm
Masami Kawaguchi

14–15 March 2018
Diane Cluck – Two Day Residency + Sam Moss

Friday 16 March 2018, 6.45pm
Oto Project Space:
Andrew Lisle / Alex Ward – “Doors” Album Launch

Friday 16 March 2018, 7.30pm
Miya Masaoka / Jennifer Walshe (Duo) + Miya Masaoka / David Toop (Duo)

Saturday 17 March 2018, 7.30pm
God Is My Co-pilot + Jenny Moore’s Mystic Business

Sunday 18 March 2018, 7.30pm
Tania Chen / Special Guest / David Toop / Jon Leidecker

Monday 19 March 2018, 7.30pm
the Necks

Tuesday 20 March 2018, 7.30pm
Strange Umbrellas #19 W/ Blanca Regina / Xname + Emmaalouise Smith + Alan Courtis / Adam Bohman + Bea Haut + Karel Doing / Pierre Bouvier Patron / Jack Goldstein + Steve Beresford / Satoko Fukuda

Wednesday 21 March 2018, 7.30pm
Apartment House Perform Amnon Wolman

Thursday 22 March 2018, 7.30pm
John Chantler / Seymour Wright / Steve Noble (Trio)

Friday 23 March 2018, 7.30pm

Saturday 24 March 2018, 7.30pm
Zibaldone Iii of Cvx – Launch Night

Sunday 25 March 2018, 6.30pm
Oto Project Space:
PA-on #5

Sunday 25 March 2018, 7pm
out of the Shadows: Penny Slinger / Richard Kovitch / Psychological Strategy Board / Adam Hamish Haggerty / Dee Sada & Koichi Yamanoha (Live)

26–27 March 2018
Sofa – Two-day Residency W/ Ingar Zach + Tilbury / Rowe / Bjørgeengen (Mon) + Vilde&inga + Muddersten (Tues)

Wednesday 28 March 2018, 7.30pm
Taku Sugimoto / Minami Saeki + Sandro Mussida – ‘Ventuno Costellazioni Invisibili’

Thursday 29 March 2018, 7.30pm
Tony, Caro & John + Olden Yolk

Saturday 31 March 2018
Keiji Haino / Heather Leigh / Peter Brötzmann (Trio) – Two Shows