AMN Picks of the Week: Rich and Reuter / Phillips and Drake / RAIC / Tom Djll

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.

Robert Rich / Markus Reuter – Flood Expeditions: The Gatherings, 19 May 2018 (2018)
Dan Phillips / Hamid Drake – Trail of Inevitability (2018)
RAIC (Richmond Avant Improv Collective) – Symbiosis, Vol. 1 (2018)
Tom Djll – Serge Works (2018)

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Newsbits: Steve Coleman / Holger Czukay / Milford Graves Documentary/ Macron on Fela

Pi Recordings is going to release a new Steve Coleman album, entitled Live at the Village Vanguard, Vol. 1 (The Embedded Sets), on August 10.

Reissues of Holger Czukay solo releases are on the way.

The new Milford Graves documentary, Full Mantis, is reviewed.

French president Macron has paid tribute to Fela Kuti.

John Zorn and Bill Laswell Appearance in San Francisco Profiled

Source: SFChronicle.com.

While they may go overlooked by many in the mainstream, few musicians more fearlessly and faithfully channel the present human condition than John Zorn and Bill Laswell, who are scheduled to appear at the Chapel on Friday and Saturday, July 13-14, marking their first-ever West Coast appearance as a duo — a unique opportunity to experience two giants of the New York avant-garde scene in the Bay Area.

Coming to ISSUE Project Room

Source: New York’s ISSUE Project Room.

JULIA SANTOLI’S SIREN SORE: “BURNING BODY OF LOVE” WITH ZACH ROWDEN
Fri 13 Jul, 2018, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
Julia Santoli continues her 2018 residency with the premiere of a new work within her “Siren Sore” cycle: a mutant project of myriad form manifesting as visual project, recording album, and performance through genre-crossing collaborations. The evening premieres “burning body of love” with double bassist Zach Rowden.

SONIC ARTS UNION: DAVID BEHRMAN, ALVIN LUCIER, GORDON MUMMA, ROBERT ASHLEY (IN MEMORIAM)
Fri 20 Jul, 2018, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
The first evening of a series observing the legacy of experimental music collective the Sonic Arts Union and its founding members: David Behrman, Alvin Lucier, Gordon Mumma, and the late Robert Ashley (1930-2014), features both performances from Sonic Arts Union members and stagings of their compositions.

SONIC ARTS UNION: DAVID BEHRMAN, ALVIN LUCIER, GORDON MUMMA, ROBERT ASHLEY (IN MEMORIAM) / WITH SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDING OREN AMBARCHI, CRYS COLE, JAMES FEI, STEPHEN O’MALLEY, PAULA MATTHUSEN, JOSEPH KUBERA & MORE
Sat 21 Jul, 2018, 6pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
ISSUE’s celebration of Sonic Arts Union continues with an expansive evening of works + archival presentations featuring presentations from friends and colleagues inspired by their approach, including Stephen O’Malley, Paula Matthusen, Philip White, James Fei, and Oren Ambarchi & crys cole.

Avant Scena Reviews

Source: Avant Scena.

Glen Whitehead Trio – “The Living Daylights” (PfMENTUM, 2018)

Bjørn Marius Hegge Trio – “Assosiasjoner” (Particular Recordings, 2018)

Norbert Rodenkirchen | Robbie Lee | James Ilgenfritz – “Opalescence” (2018)

Polyorchard – “sextet | quintet” (SR, 2018)

Jarrett Gilgore|Luke Stewart|Ian McColm – “Heart Of The Ghost” (SR, 2018)

Otomo Yoshihide & Paal Nilssen-Love – “19th of May 2016” (PNL, 2018)