Anthony Pateras Update

Source: Anthony Pateras.

This week I’ll be working on piano & tape based sound installation with Jérôme Noetinger at the Schloss Solitude, after opening for Mike Patton & Dave Lombardo’s new group Dead Cross in Munich on Wednesday in duo.

I’ll then go to France to work with Ensemble Hiatus, who’ll perform my chamber piece from 2013 As Long As Breath or Bow, in Toulx-Sainte-Croix, Creuse. They’re going to record it for my 2nd 5CD box set, which will be the final release in the Immediata series, out by the end of the year!

To finish, the US premiere of my 2008 percussion sextet Refractions will be at the Nief-Norf Summer Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee, Wednesday 20th June.

In you’re in the area, come say hello!

13/6: DE – Strom, Munich:
opening for Dead Cross in duo w/ Jérôme Noetinger

15/6: DE – Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart:
Tape & Piano 3 hour concert/installation w/ Jérôme Noetinger

19/6: FR – Eglise Toulx-Sainte-Croix, Creuse:
Ensemble Hiatus perform As Long As Breath Or Bow

20/6: US – Knoxville, Tennessee:
Refractions at Nief-Norf Summer Festival

AMN Reviews: Vigeland / Füting / Lippel / Popham – “…through which the past shines…” [New Focus FCR204P]

This fine recording collects new and recent works for guitar by American composer Nils Vigeland (b. 1950) and composer Reiko Füting (1970), who was born in what was then East Germany and has since resided in America and South Korea. Vigeland, who studied with Lukas Foss and Morton Feldman, is also a pianist and appears here as such on the title track along with cellist John Popham. The guitarist on all pieces is Daniel Lippel, a major voice in interpreting contemporary composed music.

Vigeland’s Two Variations (1992) for solo guitar bookends the album—one to open and one to close. Vigeland wrote the piece with the intention of wringing as much resonance as possible from the acoustic nylon-string guitar, an instrument of relatively short sustain; he does that with an onrush of single notes and arpeggios overlapping in time. With a turn to a more lyrical sound, his Quodlibet (2011) for guitar and cello is a three-part suite that alludes, largely quite obliquely, to The Beatles’ Hey Jude and Good Day Sunshine. Little is recognizable of the songs outside of some phrases on guitar that seem to mimic the prosody of some of the lyrics, but the piece stands independently as song, once removed.

Vigeland’s major work here is the nearly twenty-two minute-long “…through which the past shines…” of 2017, named for a line from Nabokov’s novel Transparent Things. The piece, which alternates between pointillistic fragments and contrapuntal lines, seems to capture the irregular rhythms of the emotions that accompany recollection, in particular the cycles of agitation and reflection that supervene on the coalescence and dissolution of specific memories. The writing is especially effective in the color tensions it produces through the separation and combination of instrumental voices.

Füting’s three contributions include two original compositions for solo guitar—the energetic, perpetual motion of wand-uhr (2013/2016) and Red Wall (2006), along with his 2009 arrangement of the traditional Jewish hymn Hine ma Tov. Red Wall is the most intriguing of the three; it abandons linear development in favor of an irregular sequence of juxtaposed, non-contingent events which draw out a rich, if subtle, range of colors from the guitar. Lippel’s performance is particularly compelling as he makes explicit the timbral implications of Füting’s stable and unstable chords, harmonics, single note runs and trills, volatile dynamics, and leaps of register. Here as everywhere else on the recording, Lippel plays with a characteristically pristine tone and precise voicings.

Daniel Barbiero


Seventh Stanine Festival in DC This Weekend

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This coming SAT June 16, BOAT BURNING is honored to be joining the second annual SEVENTH STANINE FESTIVAL at Rhizome in Washington DC.

A full day of music curated by the DC band The Caribbean, THE SEVENTH STANINE FESTIVAL will live feature special performances by BATTLES’ Ian Williams, The Caribbean, Chad Clark (of Beauty Pill), Boat Burning (DC), Big Fresh (members of The Apples in Stereo), Jeanne Vomit-Terror (members of Hair Police), Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit (from Norway), Literals (DC), Insect Factory (DC), Jon Camp (DC), The Jet Age (DC), Evan Zierk (Brooklyn), and Elephant Micah (Indiana).

Also, DJ sets by Marc Masters (Pitchfork, The WIRE Magazine), Andras Fekete (BOAT BURNING), Sean Peoples (Atlantic Rhythms) and Andy Fox (Nice Breeze)!

This Week in New York 


Monday, June 11 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $12
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY

Tuesday, June 12 at 6:00 PM
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY

Friday, June 15 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 advance, $40 festival pass
Jack, 505 1/2 Waverly Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Friday, June 15 at 7:30 PM
Austrian Cultural Forum New York, 11 East 52nd Street, New York, NY

Friday, June 15 at 9:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 advance, $40 festival pass
Jack, 505 1/2 Waverly Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Saturday, June 16 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 advance, $40 festival pass
Jack, 505 1/2 Waverly Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Saturday, June 16 at 9:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 advance, $40 festival pass
Jack, 505 1/2 Waverly Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Sunday, June 17 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 advance, $40 festival pass
Jack, 505 1/2 Waverly Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Sunday, June 17 at 9:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 advance, $40 festival pass
Jack, 505 1/2 Waverly Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

All About Jazz Reviews

Source: All About Jazz.

Matthew Shipp
Symbol Systems (Hatology)

Dwiki Dharmawan
Rumah Batu (MoonJune Records)

The Thing
Again (Trost Records)

Thurston Moore / Adam Gołębiewski
Disarm (Endless Happiness)

Mars Williams / Tollef Østvang
Painted Pillars (Stone Floor Records)

Michael Moss – Accidental Orchestra
Helix (4th Stream Records)

Derek Bailey & Company
Klinker (Confront Recordings)

Settings For Three
No Fast Food (Corner Store Jazz)

Christophe Monniot & Le Grand Orchestre Du Tricot
Jericho Sinfonia (Ayler Records)

String Quartet ETHEL Celebrates 20 Years with New Season

Source: ETHEL.

String quartet ETHEL, known for its enlivened playing and consistently groundbreaking redefinition of concert music, announces their landmark 20th anniversary season. Described as “an adventurous quartet with a rock band’s zest” by The New York Times and deemed “a genre unto itself” by the Village Voice, ETHEL continues to set the standard for contemporary concert music. Celebrations begin with a June 20th benefit gala hosted by New Sound’s John Schaefer, honoring ETHEL as well as fellow new music champions: Bang on a Can founders Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe. ETHEL’s 2018-19 season offers the New York premiere of Circus: Wandering City at the 2018 BAM Next Wave Festival, along with continued touring of the group’s signature works: The River and Documerica.

ETHEL 2018-19 Season

In Concert
Jun 20, 2018 ETHEL+ 20th Anniversary Benefit Gala, Gibney Dance, New York, NY
Jul 16, 2018 Devoted, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY
Sep 14 & 15, 2018 ETHEL at the Metropolitan Museum Balcony Bar
Sep 16, 2018 Family Festival Concert, Bunker Hill, Sewell, NJ
Sep 17-21, 2018 Denison University residency, Granville, OH
Sep 28 & 29, 2018 ETHEL at the Metropolitan Museum Balcony Bar
Oct 7, 2018 Documerica, Kansas City, MO
Oct 24-26, 2018 The River as part of ETHEL’s Wesleyan Residency, Middletown, CT
Nov 8, 2018 Brooklyn College residency with music students
Nov 14-17, 2018 New York premiere of Circus: Wandering City at 2018 BAM Next Wave Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
Nov 26-Dec 1, 2018 Denison University residency, Granville, OH
Feb 5, 2019 The River, Oxford, OH
Feb 9, 2019 Location TBD
Feb 21, 2019 The River, Columbia, MO
Feb 22, 2019 The River, Rolla, MO
Feb 23, 2019 The River, Kansas City, MO
Feb 24 The River, St. Louis, MO
Mar 4-9, 2019 Denison University residency, Granville, OH
Mar 17, 2019 Ecstatic Music Festival, Merkin Hall, New York, NY
Apr 8-12, 2019 Denison University, Granville, OH
Apr 23, 2019 The River, Kennett Square, PA
Apr 25, 2019 The River, Madison, WI
May 5, 2019 National Sawdust, Brooklyn, NY