AMN Reviews: Kreysing / Penschuck / Stadlmeier – Re-encypher (2018; Attenuation Circuit)

This three-person drone performance was recorded live in Münster late last year. Anja Kreysing provides accordion and electronics, Dan Penschuck is on percussion, synth, and effects, and Sascha Stadlmeier plays guitar, heater, wood, voice, and effects. Over two long tracks, this trio offers what could be the soundtrack to a demented horror movie. In addition to the aforementioned drones – which are dark and haunting, Penschuck and Stadlmeier set forth disjointed and indeterminate percussion. These latter contributions use what appears to be a combination of found objects and more conventional drum equipment. Another standout aspect of the release is Kreysing’s slow-moving accordion playing.  She layers it over and around the synths, but also brings it to the fore to evoke an ominous atmosphere not unlike that of a deranged circus. As a result, Re-encypher goes beyond run-of-the-mill stylings and is an interesting bridge between dark ambient music, free improv, and something mysterious and sinister. Recommended.

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Chicago Scene: July 28 – August 4, 2018

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

Saturday, July 28th 2018

8:00PM at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($15) (wheelchair-accessible)
Mike Reed’s People, Places & Things, with Greg Ward, Tim Halderman, Jason Roebke, special guests Ben LaMar Gay, Jason Stein

Sunday, July 29th 2018

7:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Akosuen + Cinchel — Record release
Holy Family — Record release

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Susan Alcorn, Jim Baker, Anton Hatwich, Ryan Packard

Monday, July 30th 2018

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069
Susan Alcorn — Solo performance and conversation with Ken Vandermark

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Edward Wilkerson Jr, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt, Jim Baker

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Rob Clearfield Solo
Nick Mazzarella, Joshua Abrams, Quin Kirchner, Makaya McCraven

Thursday, August 2nd 2018

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
James Falzone Solo
Black Diamond : Artie Black, Hunter Diamond, Matt Ulery, Neil Hemphill

Friday, August 3rd 2018

9:00PM at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($15) (wheelchair-accessible)
Ken Vandermark Quartet with Nate Wooley, Sylvie Courvoisier, Tom Rainey

Saturday, August 4th 2018

8:00PM at the Green Mill, 4802 N Broadway, 773.878.5552 ($15) (wheelchair-accessible)
Ken Vandermark Quartet with Nate Wooley, Sylvie Courvoisier, Tom Rainey

For more information, such as directions, as well as upcoming performances, see:

http://now-is.org/, http://www.ratchetmusic.com, http://www.mcachicago.org, http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_culturalcenterschedule.html, http://www.skylarkchicago.com, http://www.hideoutchicago.com, http://www.elasticrevolution.com, http://www.myopicbookstore.com/music.html, http://www.lampo.org, http://dalniente.com, http://iceorg.org/events/category/chicago, http://www.emptybottle.com/

Cafe OTO in August

Source: Cafe OTO.

WEDNESDAY 1 AUGUST 2018, 7.30PM
SEAN MCCANN + MATTHEW SULLIVAN

THURSDAY 2 AUGUST 2018, 7.30PM
CAFE OTO AND EXTRA NORMAL RECORDS PRESENT A CONTRA POP FESTIVAL PRIMER:
FLOWER-CORSANO DUO + ALEX WARD (SOLO) + CONTRA POP DJS

SUNDAY 5 AUGUST 2018, 7.30PM
TREVOR WATTS & VERYAN WESTON – QUANTUM ILLUSION

MONDAY 6 AUGUST 2018, 7.30PM
ROB NOYES + JON COLLIN

TUESDAY 7 AUGUST 2018, 7.30PM
TAKAHIRO KAWAGUCHI / SEYMOUR WRIGHT (DUO) + TAKAHIRO KAWAGUCHI / DAVID TOOP / LIA MAZZARI (TRIO)

WEDNESDAY 8 AUGUST 2018, 7.30PM
JOHN BUTCHER / MARK SANDERS / JOHN EDWARDS (TRIO)

9–10 AUGUST 2018
CONTAINER – TWO-DAY RESIDENCY

SATURDAY 11 AUGUST 2018, 7.30PM
DAVID GRUBBS – NOW THAT THE AUDIENCE IS ASSEMBLED

SUNDAY 12 AUGUST 2018, 7.30PM
CECIL TAYLOR – AN OTO TRIBUTE

MONDAY 13 AUGUST 2018, 7.30PM
ANOTHER TIMBRE PRESENTS CANADIAN COMPOSERS CONCERT

TUESDAY 14 AUGUST 2018, 7.30PM
LYDIA LUNCH & WEASEL WALTER: BRUTAL MEASURES + WOOLF

WEDNESDAY 15 AUGUST 2018, 7.30PM
OTIM ALPHA

THURSDAY 16 AUGUST 2018, 6.30PM
OTO PROJECT SPACE:
FARIDA AMADOU / STEVE NOBLE + ALEX WARD

THURSDAY 16 AUGUST 2018, 7.30PM
YPLO (PAUL ABBOTT / MICHAEL SPEERS) + RKSS + LOUIE RICE / ADAM ASNAN (DUO)

FRIDAY 17 AUGUST 2018, 7.30PM
FLORA YIN-WONG CURATES: MUN SING (GIANT SWAN) + SOPHIA LOIZOU + NOKUIT

FRIDAY 17 AUGUST 2018, 8PM
OTO PROJECT SPACE:
ROLF (HANNAH MARSHALL / MARK SANDERS / JOHN EDWARDS) + ALISON BLUNT

18–19 AUGUST 2018, 1–7PM
OTO PROJECT SPACE:
JACOB CALLAND

SATURDAY 18 AUGUST 2018, 7.30PM
FORT PROCESS DISPERSION – ISNAJ DUI + MERKABA MACABRE + CLIVE BELL & DAVID ROSS

SUNDAY 19 AUGUST 2018, 7.30PM
TRESTLE RECORDS PRESENTS: ONE DAY BAND LIVE
CHARLES HAYWARD / CHRIS SHARKEY / JACK WYLLIE + MAX HALLETT / TOM HERBERT / PETE BENNIE / BEX BURCH

MONDAY 20 AUGUST 2018, 7.30PM
THE JADID SERIES:
PAT THOMAS / JULIE KJAER / LAUREN KINSELLA

TUESDAY 21 AUGUST 2018, 7.30PM
CAROLYN HUME / PAUL MAY (DUO) + SHARK CALMER (TOM CLARKE / PETER MARSH) + CHARLIE BERESFORD / SONIA HAMMOND (DUO)

WEDNESDAY 22 AUGUST 2018, 7.30PM
ZEA & OSCAR JAN HOOGLAND + AYUUNE SULE + HOWIE REEVE

23–26 AUGUST 2018
ALTERATIONS RESIDENCY 2018, CURATED BY UNPREDICTABLE SERIES

FRIDAY 24 AUGUST 2018, 7.30PM
7 YEARS OF ALIEN JAMS:
FOQL + COPY CORPO + BROOD MA + NOCHEXXX + RKSS + GARY THE TALL

SATURDAY 25 AUGUST 2018, 7.30PM
AHMED (ANTONIN GERBAL / JOEL GRIP / PAT THOMAS / SEYMOUR WRIGHT)

MONDAY 27 AUGUST 2018, 7.30PM
DALSTONARTS150:
FILM SCREENING – ‘LEGACY IN THE DUST: THE FOUR ACES STORY’

TUESDAY 28 AUGUST 2018, 7.30PM
KING AYISOBA

WEDNESDAY 29 AUGUST 2018, 7PM
DRAWINGS BY TONY BROOKS + PERFORMANCES BY MEMBERS OF HEADWAY EAST LONDON + BILLY STEIGER + TOM WHEATLEY

THURSDAY 30 AUGUST 2018, 7.30PM
MATHIEU BOOGAERTS

FRIDAY 31 AUGUST 2018, 7.30PM
PHILL NIBLOCK + TIM SHAW

Sound American False Starts Available

Source: Sound American.

Sound American is the product of false starts: glorious, hilarious, naive, informative, and important false starts. Every single one of these aborted attempts brought SA closer to understanding what we wanted to do (open up experimental music to everyone) and how we wanted to do it (by having musicians write in their own words about what they do).

The most consistent and committed of these projects was New World Radio, a streaming service in which we created all the content from interviews, archival material, and works featured in DRAM (Database of Recorded American Music). It is on this project that our editor, Nate Wooley, cut his teeth and inklings of Sound American began.

The shows in this series are featured for the first time for download here. We have chosen a handful of the programs made for NWRadio based on the wisdom imparted by the guests. As you will soon figure out, these are not professional radio broadcasts, or even professional-sounding podcasts. They are, however, sincere attempts to find out what some of the world’s most interesting musicians are thinking about, how they came to be thinking about it, and what they think they will think of next. It is with that in mind, that we now make them available.

These shows initially had full-length musical interludes, which have been abridged here in order to not be giving away any one’s musical property. If you like what you hear, please take note of the title and album and go buy it!

All proceeds from the sales of these shows go into Sound American’s operating budget for release of recordings, books, and to pay the honoraria of each of our issues’s writers.

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Nicole Mitchell / Tomeka Reid / Aruan Ortiz / Fay Victor! Terry & Gyan Riley! Henry Kaiser / Ed Pettersen / Martin Kuchen / Tania Chen / Roger Turner..! 8 Great CD’s from Clean Feed: Dave Ballou / Anthony Pirog Qt! Carlos Bica & Azul Jim Black! Joachim Badenhorst / Celano / Baggiani!

Mario Costa / Marc Ducret / Benoit Delbecq! LIsbon Freedom Unit: Rodrigo Amado & Luis Lopes! Matt Lavelle & Reggie Sylvester! Giuseppi Logan/Jessica Lurie/Larry Roland..! Elsewhere Begins: Michael Thieke & Biliana Voutchkova! Melaine Dalibert! Toshimaru Nakamura! Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Orchestra! Y Mucho More!

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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery – FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

THE DMG 28TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, July 29th:
6pm: NATE SCHEIBLE and SARAH HUGHES – Drums and Alto Sax
7pm: STEVE SWELL and MARK SEGGER – Trombone and Drums

Sunday, August 5th:
6pm: MATTEO LIBERATORE / MICHAEL FOSTER / JOANNA MATTREY – Guitar / Sax / Viola

Sunday August 12th:
6pm: BEN GOLDBERG and KIRK KNUFFKE – Clarinet and Cornet – CD Release Set
7pm: JUANMA TRUJILLO / HERY PAZ / DAYEON SECK – Guitar / Sax / Drums

Sunday, August 19th
6pm: ROBERT DICK and LESZEK “HEFI” WISNIOSKI – International Flute Duo
7pm: ALEX LOUDOUDIS and RAS MOSHE – Drums and Tenor Sax

Monday, August 20th – Downtown Music Gallery Anniversary Celebration – Part 2:
8pm: NATE WOOLEY and CHRIS PITSIOKOS – Zurcher Gallery – 33 Bleecker Street in NYC!

Sunday, August 26th
6pm: AARON RUBINSTEIN and NATE WOOLEY!
7pm: XANDER NAYLOR / RICK PARKER – Guitar / Trombone and Electronics!

Sunday, September 2nd:
6pm: CHARMAINE LEE!
7pm: KYOKO KITAMURA / LEONID GALAGANOV – Vocals / Percussion & Shakuhachi!