Shimmer by Riley Nicholson on Tour

Source: Riley Nicholson.

Shimmer is a 50-minute musical work by composer-pianist D. Riley Nicholson for piano and electronics. Riley is working closely with sound artist Zach Miley to record, sculpt, and create an interface suitable for live electro-acoustic performance.

Shimmer will be premiered by Riley alongside projected visuals created specifically for the event by artist Robby Gilson. Then, in March of 2018, Nicholson will tour Shimmer across the U.S.

Riley explores Shimmer as a highly personal verb. We are remembered by how we reflected the light around us. We didn’t create our light, but we do choose to spread and magnify it in a myriad of directions, choosing what to reflect, to absorb, to emit, and to deflect.

New York
MISE-EN_PLACE • March 20

Baltimore, MD
An Die Musik • March 22

Hot Springs, AR
Grand Avenue Methodist Church • March 27

Chicago, IL
Narloch Studio • March 30

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Newsbits: Keiji Haino and Sumac / Jeff Cosgrove Trio / William Hooker / Ellen Arkbro

The collaboration between Keiji Haino and Sumac, American Dollar Bill, is reviewed.

The Jeff Cosgrove Trio is interviewed.

Drummer William Hooker is profiled.

Composer Ellen Arkbro will be featured Thursday, March 8, at EMPAC.

Cuneiform Records Artists on Tour

Source: Cuneiform Records.

AHLEUCHATISTAS
March 26 – The Grey Eagle – 185 Clingman Ave – Asheville, NC 28801 [opening for Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog]

THE CLAUDIA QUINTET
March 24 – Miller Theatre at Columbia University – 2960 Broadway (at 116th Street) – New York, New York 10027

THE GREAT HARRY HILLMAN
March 6 – Weekly Jazz – Chur, Switzerland
March 9 – Literaturcafé – Biel, Switzerland

HENRY KAISER
April 14 – The Lily Pad – Cambridge, MA [with Damon Smith and Weasel Walter]

THE KANDINSKY EFFECT
March 5 – Jazz Cerkno – Ljubjlana, Slovenia
March 6 – Jazz Rijeka – Rijeka, Croatia
March 7 – KSET – Zagreb, Croatia
March 8 – Satchmo Jazz Club – Maribor, Slovenia
March 9 – Stockwerk Jazz – Graz, Austria
March 10 – MIKK – Murska Sobota, Slovenia
March 13 – Soiree Pulse – Les Trois Baudets – Paris, France

ED PALERMO
April 2 – The Iridium – 1650 Broadway – NYC, NY
April 21 – The Falcon – 1348 Route 9W – Marlboro, NY 12542

SCHNELLERTOLLERMEIER
April 5 – Schüür – Luzern, Switzerland
April 12 – ISC – Bern, Switzerland

WADADA LEO SMITH
April 7 – CREATE Festival 2-A – Firehouse 12 – 45 Crown St – New Haven, CT
April 8 – CREATE Festival 2-A – Firehouse 12 – 45 Crown St – New Haven, CT

ZEVIOUS
April 6 – Mercury Lounge – 217 E Houston Street – New York, NY 10002 – with Krallice and Imperial Triumphant

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Iannis Xenakis

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Roscoe Mitchell Montreal-Toronto Art Orchestra! Fred Frith & Resident Hardy Fox! Matthew Shipp Quartet: Mat Walerin / Michael Bisio / Whit Dickey! Aruan Ortiz Trio: Brad Jones & Chad Taylor! Christy Doran Trio! Samuel Blaser Quartet with Marc Ducret! Klause Schulz!

Plus Archival Recordings by: Dizzy Gillespie! Nat Adderley! Un Drame Musical Instantane! $10 CD Sale! LP Records from Sun Ra Arkestra! Early Recordings from Iran! Iannis Xenakis! Max Eastley/Steve Beresford/David Toop/Paul Burwell! Massimo Pupillo & Creta! Maya Deren! Heldon! And Even More..!

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THE DMG 27TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, March 4th:
6pm: RAF VERTESSEN / KEISUKE MATSUNO / HANS TAMMEN – Drums / Guitar / Buchla Synth!
7pm: JIM DENLEY – Solo Bass Flute (Australian master of extended techniques)

Rare Tuesday, March 6th Performance:
6:30pm: GIANT DWARF: MARTIN PHILADELPHY / JEREMY CARLSTEDT – Guitar / Drums

Sunday, March 11th:
6pm: SEAN ALI and AYAKO KANDA – ContraBass & Voice
7pm: DOGWOOD: NICO SOFFIATO and ZACH SWANSON – Guitar and Double Bass!
8pm: BEN GOLDBERG and TOM RAINEY – Clarinet and Drums!

Sunday, March 18th:
6pm: NICK FRASER and INGRID LAUBROCK – Drums and Tenor &/or Soprano Saxes
7pm: NIKOLY HAEN and CHRIS PITSIOKOS – Guitar & Alto Sax

Sunday, March 25th, 2018:
6pm: ROSS HAMMOND & ANDREW DRURY
7pm: BONNIE KANE and ADAM LANE
8pm: DENNIS REA – Solo Electric Guitar!

Sunday, April 1st, 2018 / April Fool’s Day / Easter Sunday!
6pm: LOUISE D.E. JENSEN Birthday Celebration
7pm: JACK WRIGHT and ZACH DARRUP – Alto Sax and Guitar

Julius Eastman Profiled, Releases Coming

Source: New York Amsterdam News.

In last week’s classroom, we featured the relatively unknown composer and pianist Florence Price. Equally unknown, except to the real cognoscenti of classical music, is Julius Eastman. Once you hear any of Eastman’s music—and he was a prolific composer, penning a trove of minimalist pieces that were often sustained by a seemingly endless repetition—you will find it unforgettable. A recent announcement that the classical music publishing house G. Schirmer will be restoring, reconstructing, publishing and promoting Eastman’s music—much of it rediscovered after having been considered lost—will no doubt bring him out of obscurity.