Alan Braufman’s Valley of Search to be Reissued

Alan Braufman’s 1975 free jazz album, Valley of Search, was originally released by India Navigation and recorded live in his loft on Canal St. at the peak of the downtown NYC loft jazz scene. It is Cooper-Moore’s first ever recording. It will be re-released on June 29.

A live show will take place, August 3 at National Sawdust. The first time this music will be performed live in over 40 years.

Cafe OTO in June

Source: Cafe OTO.

Friday 1 June 2018, 7.30pm
Daniel Blumberg

Saturday 2 June 2018, 7.30pm
Baba Yaga’s Hut Presents:
Lucrecia Dalt + James Place

Sunday 3 June 2018, 7pm
Cafe Oto at Ikon W/ Max Eastley + Phil Minton + Ute Kanngiesser + Billy Steiger + Marie Roux

Sunday 3 June 2018, 7.30pm
Shifa (Musson / Thomas / Sanders) + Jensen / Durrant / Noble

Monday 4 June 2018, 7.30pm
Trance Map+ (Evan Parker / Matt Wright / Toma Gouband / Mark Nauseef)

Tuesday 5 June 2018, 7.30pm
Kammer Klang:
Neil Luck + Oliver Coates &Amp; Friends Perform Chamber Music by Laurie Spiegel

Wednesday 6 June 2018, 7.30pm
Judith Hamann (Solo) + Judith Hamann / ÁIne O’dwyer (Duo)

Thursday 7 June 2018, 7.30pm
Kaja Draksler / Terrie Ex (Duo) + Crystabel Riley (Solo)

Friday 8 June 2018, 7.30pm
Padre Himalaya Presents:
Mohammad Reza Mortazavi + Renato + Silvestre

Saturday 9 June 2018, 7.30pm
Blackest Ever Black Presents:
David Fenech / Jac Berrocal / Vincent Epplay (Trio) + Cucina Povera (Solo)

Sunday 10 June 2018, 1–4pm
Oto Project Space:
Antiuniversity 2018: Listening and Found Sounds Part 2 – Making Sound

Sunday 10 June 2018, 7.30pm
Haco &Amp; Tarnovski

Wednesday 13 June 2018, 7.30pm
Derya Yildirim &Amp; Grup ŞImşek

Friday 15 June 2018, 7.30pm
Rian Treanor / Nakul Krishnamurthy

16–17 June 2018
Thurston Moore &Amp; Guests – New Noise Guitar Explorations – Two-day Matinee Residency

Saturday 16 June 2018, 7.30pm
Lindsay Cooper Songbook (Chris Cutler / John Greaves / Yumi Hara / Chlöe Herington / Tim Hodgkinson / Dagmar Krause)

Sunday 17 June 2018, 7.30pm
Anne-James Chaton / Andy Moor (Duo)

Monday 18 June 2018, 7.30pm
Rose Petal Jam – Scordatura Ensemble Plays Harry Partch

Tuesday 19 June 2018, 6.30pm
Oto Project Space:
Cram – Stephen Crowe / Tom Jackson (Duo) + John Edwards / Daniel Thompson / Benedict Taylor (Trio)

Tuesday 19 June 2018, 7.30pm
Daniel Higgs + Seymour Wright / Ute Kanngieser / Crystabel Riley (Trio)

20–21 June 2018
Michael Hurley – Two-day Residency

Friday 22 June 2018, 7.30pm
The Dwarfs of East Agouza

Saturday 23 June 2018, 7.30pm
Domenico Lancellotti

Sunday 24 June 2018, 7.30pm
Moor Mother / Pat Thomas / Elaine Mitchener (Trio) + Moor Mother / Pat Thomas (Duo)

Monday 25 June 2018, 7.30pm
Tisha Mukarji with Angharad Davies / ÁIne O’dwyer / Dominic Lash

Tuesday 26 June 2018, 7.30pm
Alan Wilkinson / Steve Noble / John Edwards (Trio)

27–28 June 2018
Michael Pisaro – Two-day Residency

Friday 29 June 2018, 7.30pm
The Experimental Library: Organic Music

Open Ears Festival in Waterloo, Ontario, May 28 – June 3 

Source: Open Ears. Performances include (via The Record):

• A punch card composition workshop with music-box composer Jason Doell. Participants will receive a music box, puncher and punch cards. (May 31)

• A tribute to Frank Zappa featuring Austrian ensemble Studio Dan, whose name is derived from Zappa’s ’78 album Studio Tan. (June 1)

• A feature documentary about famed avant-garde artist, musician and educator Tony Conrad, who had links with both the Velvet Underground and Sonic Youth and appeared at Open Ears in 2011 before his death two years ago. (June 2)

• The concert pairing of Nico Muhly — known as the Bill Murray of the Avant-Garde — with acclaimed violist/fellow New Yorker Nadia Sirota for an evening described as “a journey of post minimalist, electronic and pure chamber bliss.” (June 2)

• A tribute to Peter Hatch, who founded the festival in 1998, with church bells ringing across the city and a choir of Rooftop Voices. (May 30)

• A Night at the Museum featuring the Penderecki String Quartet, TorQ Percussion Quartet, 50 different instruments, electronics and the world première of turntable artist/DJ/composer Nicole Lizee’s new octet. (May 31)

• Music from “The Lost Ones,” a concert/play hybrid about love, loss, manipulation and politics that references online dating, internet surfing, the devastating fate of child soldiers and — as if this weren’t enough — musical reinterpretations of songs by Bob Dylan, The Beatles, AC/DC and the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche. (June 1)

• The world première of Katerina Gimon’s new piece for multi-instruments and voice, which Burrows says will be “a moving orchestra of sound” as musicians and listeners wander through Victoria Park. (June 2)

• Acclaimed Japanese mixingboard master Toshimaru Nakamura teamed with Norwegian microtonal tuba virtuoso Martin Taxt for a performance Burrows says will “manipulate sounds in the moment and take you on a journey.” Billed as an “intense, immersive and brain-rewiring night of performance.” (May 31)

The Stone in June

Source: New York’s Stone.

6/1 Friday
8:30 pm
Marty Ehrlich Shards
Angelica Sanchez (piano) Ray Anderson (trombone) Kate Gentile (drums) Marty Ehrlich (reeds)

6/2 Saturday (HM)
8:30 pm
Marty Ehrlich Welcome Quartet
Ron Horton (trumpet) Michael Bates (bass) Gerald Cleaver (drums) Marty Ehrlich (reeds)

6/5 Tuesday (SZ)
8:30 pm
Jad Atoui & Frank Meadows Duo
Jad Atoui (electronics) Frank Meadows (bass)

6/6 Wednesday (RK)
8:30 pm
Jad Atoui & Chuck Bettis
Jad Atoui, Chuck Bettis (electronics)

6/7 Thursday (AR)
8:30 pm
Jad Atoui & Brian Chase Duo
Jad Atoui (electronics) Brian Chase (drums)

6/8 Friday (NA)
8:30 pm
Jad Atoui (electronics) John Zorn (sax) Simon Hanes (bass) Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet) Sam Kulik (trombone) Chuck Bettis (electronics) Joanna Mattrey (viola) Aaron Rubinstein (guitar)

6/9 Saturday (RK)
8:30 pm
Jad Atoui (electronics) Ivan Marazzi (scientist, plants) Joanna Mattrey (viola) Lester St. Louis (cello) Frank Meadows (bass) Curtis Sydnor (piano) Robby Bowen (drums)
Biosonics ensemble will perform 7 compositions generated by plants in order to monitor biological response and translate it into a performance experience.

6/12 Tuesday (DT)
8:30 pm
James Ilgenfritz & Momenta Quartet
James Ilgenfritz (bass) Emilie-Anne Gendron (violin) Alex Shiozaki (violin) Stephanie Griffin (viola) Michael Haas (cello)
World Premiers of James Ilgenfritz “String Quartet No 1: Unbroken” & “Apophenia IV” PLUS works by Stephanie Griffin, Anders Nilsson and Adam Rudolph. Co-sponsored by the League ISCM.

6/13 Wednesday (SK)
8:30 pm
James Ilgenfritz & The Anagram Ensemble
Kathy Supove (piano) Jenny Choi (violin) James Moore (guitar) Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon) and others
World Premiere of Apophenia III “The Index” and more.

6/14 Thursday (SZ)
8:30 pm
James Ilgenfritz Solo & Trio
Brian Chase (drums) Robbie Lee (baroque flutes, recorders) James Ilgenfirtz (bass)
PLUS music for solo bass by Lucie Vitkova and Anthony Donofrio.

6/15 Friday (FM)
8:30 pm
Hypercolor & New Thread Quartet
Lukas Ligeti (drums) James Ilgenfritz (electric bass) Eyal Maoz (guitar) Geoffrey Landman, Kristen McKeon, Erin Rogers, Zach Herchen (saxes)
Brand-new music by Hypercolor PLUS World Premiere for New Thread Quartet.

6/16 Saturday
8:30 pm
James Ilgenfritz New Quartet
Thomas Heberer (trumpet) Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon) Andrew Drury (drums) James ilgenfritz (bass)
PLUS solo bass pieces by James Moore & John King!

6/19 Tuesday (DT)
8:30 pm
Brian Marsella Solo
Brian Marsella (piano)

6/20 Wednesday (NB)
8:30 pm
Brian Marsella (piano, keyboards) John Lee (guitar) Dan Blankinship (trumpet) Meg Okura (violin) Jason Fraticelli (bass) Rich Stein (percussion) Kenny Wollesen (drums, vibraphone)
Playing new compositions.

6/21 Thursday (JA)
8:30 pm
The Flail
Brian Marsella (piano) Dan Blankinship (trumpet) Stephan Moutot (tenor sax) Reid Taylor (bass) Charles Goold (drums)
Performing Marsella’s new suite, “Day in the Life of a Jazz Musician.”

6/22 Friday (AR)
8:30 pm
Marsella, Fraticelli, Wollesen play ZORN
Brian Marsella (piano) Jason Fraticelli (bass) Kenny Wollesen (drums)
Playing the music of John Zorn—Bagatelles, Masada and some new pieces!

6/23 Saturday (RK)
8:30 pm
Gatos do Sul
Brian Marsella (piano) Itai Kriss (flute) Pablo Aslan (bass) Gil Oliveira (drums) Cyro Baptista (percussion)

6/26 Tuesday (FM)
8:30 pm
“Fundamental Evolution (Back Street Shuffle)”
Anne Humanfeld (aquasonic) Leonid Galaganov (aquasonic) Jeff Schlanger (aquasonic) William Parker (aquasonic) Peter Dennis (bass) Walter Stinson (bass)
William Parker and The Aquasonic Ensemble—Music for 4 Waterphones and 2 basses. World premiere!

In collaboration with National Sawdust The Stone presents a series of World Premieres the last Wednesday of every month through 2018.
7pm at National Sawdust in Williamsburg. For details check

6/27 Wednesday (RB)
8:30 pm
AnneMarie-Sandy (mezzo soprano) Eri Yamamoto (piano) Leonid Galaganov (percussion) William Parker (bass) Daniel Carter (reeds) Steve Swell (trombone)

The Stone is proud to present music at Russ and Daughters Cafe at 127 Orchard Street the last Thursday of every month! Drop by for smoked fish, pickles and great music!

6/28 Thursday (NB)
8:30 pm
“White Wine Positions” dedicated to Johannes Bauer July 22 1954—May 6, 2016
Jim Staley (trombone) Steve Swell (trombone) Masahiko Kono (trombone,electronics) Joe McPhee (brass) Lower Mixed Chamber Ensemble: Jeff Schlanger (didgeridoo) Walter Stinson (bass) William Parker (Eb ophicleide) Peter Dennis (bass)
World Premiere

6/29 Friday (RB)
8:30 pm
“Music For Cosmic Octet”—“Eventual” (for Sunny Murray)
Steve Swell (trombone) Jaime Branch (trumpet) Rob Brown (alto sax) Darius Jones (alto sax) James Brandon Lewis (tenor sax) Cooper Moore (piano) William Parker (bass)
William Hooker drums

6/30 Saturday (HM)
8:30 pm
“A Word is A Sound”—A Remembrance of David Budbill
Berne Groden (shakuhachi) Leonid Galaganov (shakuhachi) William Parker (shakuhachi) Lisa Sokolov (voice) Kyoko Kitiamura (voice) Andrea Wolper (voice) Amirtha Kidambi (voice) Morley Kamen (voice)

The Tuba-Driven Doom Metal of Dan Peck

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

Just last week, Jon Wiederhorn meticulously traced the history of doom metal in his Bandcamp Daily piece, Doom Metal: A Brief Timeline. As that story proved, the subgenre is vast, with plenty of room for both genre traditionalists and left-field outliers.

Brooklyn-based tuba player Dan Peck falls squarely into the latter camp. For roughly the last five years, he’s been melding doom’s slow-crawling bludgeoning with elements of jazz, minimalism and noise. And while “tuba” isn’t exactly the first word doom metal brings to mind, Peck—with his trio The Gate, his solo tuba record, and a hodgepodge of other releases on his label, Tubapede—has managed to deconstruct the genre, working within an unconventional setup without relinquishing any of doom’s heaviness and brutality. Call it doom-jazz.