Chicago Scene: September 29 – October 6, 2018

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

Saturday, September 29th 2018

2018 Hyde Park Jazz Festival : Talks
Nate Chinen: “Playing Changes: A Conversation About Jazz in the New Century”

2018 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
7:30PM-8:30PM Mike Reed’s “The City Was Yellow: The Chicago Suite”

2018 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Kris Davis Solo

2018 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Ravi Coltrane with Brandee Younger

Sunday, September 30th 2018

2018 Hyde Park Jazz Festival
Jason Moran: Celebrating Willie Pickens & Muhal Richard Abrams

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($20-$10)
Ensemble Dal Niente — music by Erin Gee, Eivind Buene

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Wayfaring : James Falzone, Katie Ernst
KLANG : James Falzone, Jason Adasiewicz, Jason Roebke, Tim Daisy

Monday, October 1st 2018

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

Thursday, October 4th 2018

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Josh Berman, Joshua Abrams
Brandon Seabrook, Henry Fraser, Daniel Levin

Saturday, October 6th 2018

3:00PM at the May Chapel at Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N Ravenswood (Free)
Follow The Light
Michael Zerang with Julie Pomerleau, Johanna Brock, Jason Roebke, Anton Hatwich

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/

Jazzword Reviews

Source: Jazzword.

Sigurd Hole Trio
Encounters

Frode Haltli
Avant Folk

Extra Large Unit
More Fun, Please

Michael Moss/Accidental Orchestra
HELIX

Han Bennink/Steve Noble/Alexander Hawkins
11.8.17

Tim Daisy’s Fulcrum Ensemble
Animation

Willers/Roder/Marien
Derek Plays Eric

Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog
YRU Still Here?

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

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

Sunday, September 30th:
6pm: HANS TAMMEN and CHRISTOPH IRMER – Buchla Synth and Violin
7pm: LIOR MILLIGER / HILLIARD GREENE / JOE HERTENSTEIN – Sax / Bass / Drums

Sunday, October 7th:
6pm: SHANE PARISH & FRANK MEADOWS – Guitar & ContraBass
7pm: JESSE DULMAN Quartet: RAS MOSHE / DAVE SEWELSON / LEONID GALAGANOV

Sunday, October 14th:
6pm: SEAN ALI / MICHAEL FOSTER / DEVIN GRAY – ContraBass / Saxes / Drums
7pm: LEONOR FALCON / SANA NAGANO – String Duo
8pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO and FRIENDS

Sunday, October 21st:
6pm: HANNA SCHöRKEN – Solo Experimental Vocalist from Cologne!
7pm: DAVE SEWELSON QUARTET – FMR CD Release Set!

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Even More New Music, Archival Recordings, Compact Discs and Record Albums from:

Devin Gray / Ellery Eskelin / Dave Ballou / Michael Formanek! Jonathan Finlayson with Steve Lehman / Brain Settles / Matt Mitchell..! Wayne Horvitz Snowghost Trio! Brandon Lopez Solo Bass! Four from Sunnyside: Fred Hersch Trio! Jason Moran’s Freebird!

Alison Miller & Carmen Staaf Ambrose Akinmusire / Dayna Stephens! Andy Milne & Dapp Theory! Officer! Vitor Rua & Metaphysical Angels! 3 from Brad Linde’s Team Players! More Metal Chaos Ensemble! Lydia Lunch!

Historic Discs from: Bobby Timmons! The Jazz Crusaders! Curved Air! Ornette Coleman & Last Poets DVD’s! LP’s from Loren Connors! Alvin Curran! Phill Niblock! Steve Reich! Miles Davis! Chet Baker! The Deviants! And even More..!

The Roulette in October

Source: New York’s Roulette.

BRANDON SEABROOK TRIO: CONVULSIONARIES
MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
Brandon Seabrook Trio celebrates the release of their debut album, Convulsionaries.

KEN THOMSON PORTRAIT
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
Ken Thomson (Bang on a Can)’s newest Sextet fusing intensity/thematic cohesiveness of modern composition w/jazz’s spontaneity and openness.

TOMAS FUJIWARA: 7 POETS TRIO
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
Drummer and composer Tomas Fujiwara presents his newest project, 7 Poets Trio, featuring vibist Patricia Brennan and cellist Tomeka Reid.

JOSEPH C PHILLIPS JR & NUMINOUS: THE GREY LAND
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
The Grey Land is a mono-opera that explores themes of humanity and identity through the intractable triumvirate of race, class, and power.

INTERPRETATIONS: THURMAN BARKER // ANDREW LAMB
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
Thurman Barker & The Cagy Bird Orchestra: South Side Suite Andrew Lamb’s Circadian Spheres of Light Project Percussionist, composer, and […]

ROULETTE’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY GALA
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
Celebrating four decades of New + Adventurous art in this special evening honoring Hal Willner.

Two New Releases From the Unexplained Sounds Group

Source: Unexplained Sounds Group.

ELECTROFRAMEWORK – Unexplained Sounds Group

Recorded music history has been conveniently digitized and cataloged, available now on your favorite streaming service. The map of musical influence shows arrows going every which direction, circling back on themselves, stretching tautly into the future. Regional scenes have given way to global Internet micro genres, which have in turn dissolved to fill the cracks in our musical past. Music has never been harder to classify, and that is a good thing. By the way, since when has “experimental music” been something even remotely definable? The spirit of the avant-garde is so pervasive in today’s art, it’s almost unworthy of mention. Pure experimentation, the kind of noise making most removed from what we consider “music”, with a tune and a pulse, pushes known conventions to the limits, or redraw said limits.

Anthology of Electroacoustic Lebanese music

Following the Second World War (1945-1949), Beirut established itself as the cultural capital of the Middle East, with the Lebanese music scene leading the way. Lebanese music has a distinct sound due to the country’s unique fusion of Western and Eastern influences. Even Lebanese folk compositions often reference Western contemporary music. After 15 years of civil war and a decade of post war rehabilitation, the situation of alternative art and especially music was very poor in Lebanon. Things began to change around 2000 with the arrival of a new generation of musicians, born at the beginning and during the war, more interested in experimental art forms than in fame or glory. The experimental music scene in Beirut, may exist in relative geographic isolation from other global movements of a similar ilk, but over the past fifteen years it has become a dynamic hub for a dense concentration of fiercely independent musical voices. From humble beginnings and tiny numbers, the close-knit community has grown and thrived.