Chicago Scene: March 18-24, 2018

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This is a weekly overview live avant performances in the Chicago area. Contact us if you’d like your shows listed.

Sunday, March 18th 2018

8:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Fred Anderson Legacy Band, Encore Performance : Tatsu Aoki, Mwata Bowden, Edward Wilkerson, Avreeayl Ra, Ari Brown

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$10)
Winston Choi, Katie Schoepflin, Chris Wild — music by Georges Aperghis, Franck Bedrossian, Marta Gentilluci, Kaija Saariaho, Jason Eckardt, Enno Poppe, Winston Choi

9:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($12)
Tashi Dorji, Tyler Damon, special guest Liberty
Natural Information Society
Frank Meadows

Monday, March 19th 2018

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10)
Kris Davis Solo

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444 (wheelchair-accessible)
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Mars Williams, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

Tuesday, March 20th 2018

7:30PM at the Old Town School, 4544 N Lincoln, 773.728.6000 ($38) (wheelchair-accessible)
David Hidalgo, Marc Ribot

8:00PM at Sugar Maple, 441 E Lincoln Ave, Milwaukee WI, 414.481.2393 ($15)
The Thing : Mats Gustafsson, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, PNL

Wednesday, March 21st 2018

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($18-$15)
The Thing : MG IHF PNL

Thursday, March 22nd 2018

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Exposure Series 2018
Dave Rempis, Brandon Lopez, Steve Hunt
Steve Baczkowski, Ben LaMar Gay, Jason Adasiewicz, Anton Hatwich, Phil Sudderberg

Friday, March 23rd 2018

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Bowlcut : Jake Wark, Matt Murphy, Bill Harris
Tim Daisy, Josh Berman

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Exposure Series 2018
Michael Foster, Katie Young, Michael Zerang
Jason Stein, Tashi Dorji, Joshua Abrams, Mikel Patrick Avery

Saturday, March 24th 2018

6:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 (Free)
Exposure Series 2018 : “Comparing Notes”, Panel Discussion
Steve Baczkowski, Tashi Dorji, Michael Foster, Molly Jones, Brandon Lopez, Luke Stewart

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Exposure Series 2018
Molly Jones, Gerrit Hatcher, Katie Ernst, Charles Rumback
Ed Wilkerson, Ken Vandermark, Jim Baker, Luke Stewart, Avreeayl Ra

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AMN Picks of the Week: Taylor Ho Bynum / Joshua Trinidad Trio / YAK / Thiessen & Toninato / Megalophobe / Monteiro & Garcia

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.

Taylor Ho Bynum – THB Bootlegs Volume Three: From the FH12 Archives (2017)
Joshua Trinidad Trio – In November (2018)
YAK – Bardo (2018)
Jennifer Thiessen / Ida Toninato – The Space Between Us (2018)
Megalophobe – Megalophobe (2018)
Alfredo Costa Monteiro / Miguel A. Garcia – Aq’ab’al (2017)

Andrew Liles Releases 42 Hour Long Album

Source: The Quietus.

Maverick musician and member of both Nurse With Wound and Current 93, Andrew Liles, is celebrating his immanent 50th birthday by releasing Colossus – a collection of 50 tracks, all of which are 50 minutes long.

The first part made up of 25 tracks, Colossus (Part One), which you can listen to above, contains over 20 hours worth of music. The second, Colossus (Part Two), will be released on his actual 50th birthday, 11 March 2019.

Jessica Cottis Interview

Source: Nonclassical.

Watch the brilliant Jessica Cottis talk about her upcoming gig at Rise of the Machines #2 on 18 March at Village Underground in our Nonclassical video interview. The conductor tells us about what she’s most looking forward to, how she’s prepared for the performance and gives us an outlook on the future of technology and classical music.

Jessica Cottis is an Australian-British conductor based in South London. She made her BBC Proms debut at the Royal Albert Hall in 2016, returning in summer 2017 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. She is currently working with the LA Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Opera House and will conduct the London Sinfonietta at the upcoming reopening of London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall in April 2018.

Frederic Rzewski at the Miller Theatre, April 19

Source: Miller Theatre at Columbia University.

Frederic Rzewski
Thursday, April 19, 2018, 8pm
Miller Theatre at Columbia University

Though American composer Frederic Rzewski is best known for his powerfully moving scores responding to social and political uprisings around the world, one of his earliest pieces was of a more familiar variety—a string quartet, composed when he was just 17 years old. Now approaching 80, Rzewski is still composing. For his second appearance on the Composer Portraits series, Miller highlights this very early work, followed by the world premiere of Rzewski’s latest string quartet, co-commissioned for the occasion.

Frederic Rzewski composer
Del Sol String Quartet

Words for string quartet (2018) world premiere, Miller Theatre and Del Sol Performing Arts co-commission
String Quartet (1955)