AMN Picks of the Week: OCRE / Amado, McPhee, Kessler & Corsano / Vortex / Bernard Falaise / She Spread Sorrow

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.

OCRE – OCRE (2018)
Amado / McPhee / Kessler / Corsano – A History of Nothing (2018)
Vortex – As Gods Fall (2018)
Bernard Falaise – Lézardes et Zébrures (2018)
She Spread Sorrow – Midori (2018)

Seattle Scene: June 13-23, 2018

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:


Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center

4th Floor, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle 98103 (corner N 50th St. in Wallingford)

Every month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded presenters and artists offer ten concerts of adventurous music in an informal yet respectful all-ages setting: contemporary classical, free improvisation, the outer limits of jazz, electronic music, microtonal/new instruments, sound art, and other extraordinary sonic experiences.

Ken Vandermark & Nate Wooley
Wed. June 13, 8 PM; $5 – $15 advance/at door

Chicago saxophonist/composer Ken Vandermark and New York trumpet stalwart Nate Wooley worked together with Paul Lytton, Joe Morris, Agusti Fernandez, and Terrie Ex- before putting together their duo project in October 2013. They create an organic combination of the jazz tradition, free improvisation, and modern composition. Presented by Earshot Jazz & Nonsequitur.

Satchel Henneman
Thu. June 14, 7:30 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Life is No Way to Treat an Animal II is the second installment of commissions concerts by Seattle guitarist Satchel Henneman. With a diverse range of composers, each working in very different musical realms, this project offers a broad perspective on current musical practices. Though the conventions of these composers vary widely, these works find commonality in the sensation of something new.

Bit Graves + J. Rundle + M. Price
Fri. June 15, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Bit Graves (Matt Collins, Ben Roth) use strongly timed programming to live-process analog machines, creating sounds which range from ambient to abrasive. Jordan Rundle makes sound and images in many forms and mediums, including digital art, music, video and graphic design. Marcus Price‘s electronic music uses elements of IDM, noise, and ambient to build perversely complicated/mangled compositions.

Kin of the Moon w/ Reneé Baker
Sat. June 16, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Chicago’s Renée Baker is one of Kin of the Moon‘s heroes and it is our deep honor to commission and present her new work Tyaga: Divine Life Suite, a through-composed work for various flutes, viola, voice, cello, percussion and electronics that combines the structure of a notated work with areas of improvised music. Renée will also show silent films with her original scores at Main Library on Thur. June 14, 6:30.

SAT. 6/23 – Nonsequitur presents sound/radio artist Anna Friz and electronic textiles artist Afroditi Psarra

The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Ogún Meji Duo – For Those Who Have Gone, But Still Remain (CFG

Prune Becheau, Day, Desailly, Maurel, Vysocky – Pancrace (Penultimate Press, 2017) ****

Rodrigo Amado/ Joe McPhee/ Kent Kessler/ Chris Corsano – A History of Nothing (Trost, 2018) *****

Maria da Rocha – Beetroot & Other Stories (Shhhpuma, 2018) ****

Joakim Milder, Fredrik Ljungkvist, Pär-Ola Landin & Christopher Cantillo – Trädet (El Dingo Records, 2018) ****½

Barre Phillips & Motoharu Yoshizawa – Oh My, Those Boys! (NoBusiness, 2018) ****½

Pedro Sousa, Miguel Mira & Afonso Simões – Rajada (Multikulti, 2018) ****½

Pedro Sousa & Gabriel Ferrandini – Má Arte (Favela Discos, 2017) ****½


Upcoming NY Shows

Thursday, June 14th
@ Nublu 151
151 Ave. C
Die Trommel Fatale
Brandon Seabrook (guitar)
Marika Hughes (cello)
Eivind Opsvik (bass)
Henry Fraser (bass)
Chuck Bettis (throat + electronics)
Sam Ospovat (drums)
Dave Treut (drums)
Eva Salina (voice) & Peter Stan (accordion) duo

Monday, June 25th
@ Trans Pecos
915 Wycoff Ave.
Ridgewood, Queens 11385
(Hanna Olivegren – voice/electronics & Asa Osbourne – keyboard/electronics)
(Alex Drewchin – voice/guitar/electrtonics)
Snake Union
(Dave Grant – modular synth, Chuck Bettis – electronics)

Faust North American Tour Dates and Lineups

Source: Faust News.

July 11 line-up:
Bobby Conn (vocals and guitarist), Monica BouBou (vocals and violin), Josh Johannpeter (drums), Amaury Cambuzat (guitar and vocals), Tim Barnes (drums and sounds), Jean-Hervé Péron (vocals, strings, wind and tools)

July 12-21 line-up:
Amaury Cambuzat, Tim Barnes, Jean-Herve Peron

July 22 line-up:
Amaury Cambuzat, Tim Barnes, Braden Diotte (bass and sounds), Werner ‘Zappi’ Diermaier (drums, vocals, tools and metal), Jean-Hervé Péron

July 25-29 line-up:
Ernsthafte Angelegenheiten (all-female punk trio), Amaury Cambuzat, Braden Diotte, Werner ‘Zappi’ Diermaier, Jean-Hervé Péron

faUSt Vagabondages in North America tour dates:

July 11 – Chicago (IL) – The Empty Bottle
July 12 – Cinncinatti (OH) – Woodward Festival
July 13 – Detroit (MI) – El Club
July 14 – Hillside Festival / Guelph (ON) / Canada
July 15 – Toronto (ON) / Canada – Jamfactory
July 16 – Montreal (QC) / Canada – BAR LE RITZ PDB
July 17 – Portland (ME) – Space Gallery
July 18 – Boston (MA) – Brighton Music Hall
July 20 – Philadelphia (PA) – Underground Arts
July 21- Baltimore (MD) – Creative Alliance
July 22 – Brooklyn (NY) – Murmrr Theater
July 25 – San Francisco (CA) – The Chapel
July 26 – Felton (CA) – Don Quixote’s Music Hall
July 28 – Los Angeles (CA) – Summer Happening / Social Shamans / The Broad
July 29 – San Diego (CA) – Casbah