All About Jazz Reviews

Source: All About Jazz.

Charles Mingus
Jazz In Detroit / Strata Concert Gallery / 46 Selden (BBE Records)

Steve Reich: Drumming (Linn Records)

Alexander Von Schlippenbach / Globe Unity Orchestra
Globe Unity – 50 Years (Intakt Records)

Aaron Parks
Little Big (Ropeadope)

Live at Sowieso (Clean Feed Records)

Heuristics (Leo Records)

Michael Formanek Elusion Quartet
Time Like This (Intakt Records)

Multiple Artists
Another Timbre completes its Canadian Composers Series

The Strange World Of… Current 93

Source: The Quietus.

The world of Current 93 is a darkly splendid one. At its centre is David Michael Bunting, who’s better known by his Genesis P-Orridge given name, David Tibet. After four decades as the inner cog of the project, Tibet’s perverse vernacular has cemented him as one of the great unsung English poets. His lyrics are decadent and often esoteric, but at their core these songs are both beautiful and tragic. He writes words that are informed as much by gnostic poetry as the love and loss of his own pet cats.

Although born in Malaysia, Tibet’s music is very English and is primarily concerned with a queering of this supposedly idyllic landscape. In the world of Current 93, purity is spoiled by the pouring of blood and the presence of demons, in a sense which is both literal and metaphorical. In short they’re one of the most challenging groups of the modern world, with songs and albums densely littered with provocative allusions and secrets.

This Week in New York


Ensemble Connect kicks off its 2018–2019 season by performing Ligeti’s Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet, Kaija Saariaho’s Light and Matter, and Brahms’s Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114. Also featured on the program is the New York premiere of a new work by Gabriella Smith, commissioned by Carnegie Hall.
Monday, October 22 at 7:30 PM
Limited Availability
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY

LP Duo (Sonja Loncar and Andrija Pavlovic) return to New York to present the US premiere of the newly-invented “hybrid pianos.” These instruments came as a result of a collaboration between the LP Duo and quantum physicists from Oxford and Singapore. Hybrids connect acoustic pianos with retro-synthesizers and the sounds from the quantum laboratories. The concert features music by Adams, Helweg, Raickovich, Bozicevic, Meijering, and Correa.
Tuesday, October 23 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $25-$35
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY

andPlay will perform two large-scale works: Catherine Lamb’s Prisma Interius VIII (newly arranged for violin/viola) and Kristofer Svensson’s Vid stenmuren blir tanken blomma (commissioned by andPlay). Entirely in Just Intonation, this program will allow the performers and audience to deeply explore the relationships among melody, harmony, timbre, silence, and noise.
Tuesday, October 23 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15
Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY

The Rensselaer Orchestra is an ensemble of undergraduate and graduate students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. Under the direction of Maestro Nicholas DeMaison, the ensemble will perform Missy Mazzoli’s River Rouge Transfiguration and Jean Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 82. This performance will celebrate the launch of Rensselaer’s new Bachelor of Science in Music.
Wednesday, October 24 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20-$100
Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY

In this hybrid music-theatre performance, a baby is abducted, and the Seven Deadly Sins call a summit meeting at which they play out their power struggle. Pandemonium reigns in a dystopian world teaming with falsehood and plagued by threat. This book of poetry, written by Anna Rabinowitz, has been transformed into a hybrid performance event, collaboratively conceived and developed by the writer, director Kristin Marting, video designer Lianne Arnold, and the late composer Matt Marks (1980-2018). Additional compositions were provided by by Lainie Fefferman, John Glover, Mary Kouyoumdjian, David T. Little, Kamala Sankaram, Caroline Shaw, and Randall Woolf.
Friday, October 26 & Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $36
Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY

Wet Ink Ensemble continues its 20th anniversary season with a staged production of Kate Soper’s IPSA DIXIT at Miller Theatre.
Saturday, October 27 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20-$30
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY
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Blueprinting, on New Amsterdam Records. The group will perform a set of music from the album, featuring new works written for the Aizuri Quartet by Lembit Beecher, Yevgeniy Sharlat, Caroline Shaw, Gabriella Smith, and Paul Wiancko.
Sunday, October 28 at 4:00 PM
Tickets $29
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY