Big Ears Festival Final Lineup

Source: Big Ears Festival. The fest is March 21-24 in Knoxville. An intriguing and extensive lineup to be sure.

ACME

ALIEN FLOWER SUTRA ROB MAZUREK / EMMETT KELLY

ALVIN LUCIER

AMIRTHA KIDAMBI’S ELDER ONES

THE ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO

ARTIFACTS TRIO

AVEY TARE

AVISHAI COHEN QUARTET

BÉLA FLECK

BÉLA FLECK & EDMAR CASTAÑEDA

BILL FRISELL & THOMAS MORGAN

BILL FRISELL AND THE MESMERISTS FEATURING TONY SCHERR, KENNY WOLLESEN AND THE FILMS OF BILL MORRISON

BILL FRISELL’S HARMONY FEATURING PETRA HADEN, HANK ROBERTS & LUKE BERGMAN

BROOKLYN RIDER

CARL STONE

CARLA BLEY TRIOS WITH ANDY SHEPPARD AND STEVE SWALLOW

CARLA KIHLSTEDT

CLARICE JENSEN + JONATHAN TURNER: FOR THIS FROM THAT WILL BE FILLED

COLUMBIA ICEFIELD

THE COMET IS COMING

COUPLER

DAVID TORN

DEJOHNETTE COLTRANE GARRISON

DEREK GRIPPER

DRAGNET GIRL WITH LIVE SCORE BY COUPLER

EVAN PARKER / MATT WRIGHT TRANCE MAP+

EVER PRESENT ORCHESTRA FEAT. STEPHEN O’MALLEY AND OREN AMBARCHI PERFORM THE WORKS OF ALVIN LUCIER

FIRE!

GABRIEL KAHANE

HAROLD BUDD

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE

IRREVERSIBLE ENTANGLEMENTS

JERUSALEM IN MY HEART

JLIN

JOAN LA BARBARA PERFORMS WORKS BY ALVIN LUCIER

JOAN LA BARBARA: VOICE IS THE ORIGINAL INSTRUMENT

JOEP BEVING

KARA-LIS COVERDALE

KAYHAN KALHOR

KAYHAN KALHOR & BROOKLYN RIDER

KIERAN KANE AND RAYNA GELLERT

KIM KASHKASHIAN

KRISTÍN ANNA VALTÝSDÓTTIR

KTL

LONNIE HOLLEY

LONNIE HOLLEY AND THE MESSTHETICS

MAKAYA MCCRAVEN

MARY HALVORSON’S CODE GIRL

MATHIAS EICK QUINTET

MATT WILSON’S HONEY & SALT

MERCURY REV

MEREDITH MONK & VOCAL ENSEMBLE CELLULAR SONGS CONCERT

THE MESSTHETICS

MOOR MOTHER

MOUNTAIN MAN

NASHVILLE BALLET: LUCY NEGRO REDUX CHOREOGRAPHY BY PAUL VASTERLING WITH MUSIC BY RHIANNON GIDDENS & FRANCESCO TURISI AND POETRY BY CAROLINE RANDALL WILLIAMS

NATE WOOLEY

NIEF-NORF

NIK BÄRTSCH’S RONIN

NILS FRAHM

OREN AMBARCHI

PETER GREGSON

RACHEL GRIMES: THE WAY FORTH

RAFIQ BHATIA: BREAKING ENGLISH

RALPH TOWNER

RHIANNON GIDDENS AND FRANCESCO TURRISI

RICHARD THOMPSON: KILLED IN ACTION

ROOMFUL OF TEETH

PARKER / SCHLIPPENBACH / LYTTON TRIO

PUNCH BROTHERS

SERPENTWITHFEET

SHAI MAESTRO TRIO

SONS OF KEMET

SPIRITUALIZED

SUN OF GOLDFINGER

THEO BLECKMANN: BERLIN – SONGS OF LOVE AND WAR, PEACE AND EXILE

THEO BLECKMANN: HELLO EARTH! THE MUSIC OF KATE BUSH

THIS IS NOT THIS HEAT

THUMBSCREW

TIM BERNE’S SNAKEOIL

TRIPTYCH (EYES OF ONE ON ANOTHER), FEATURING ROOMFUL OF TEETH, COMPOSED BY BRYCE DESSNER, LIBRETTO BY KORDE ARRINGTON TUTTLE, FEAT. THE WORK OF PATTI SMITH & ESSEX HEMPHILL, DIRECTED BY DANIEL FISH, PRODUCED BY ARKTYPE / THOMAS O. KRIEGSMANN

UNCLE EARL

VIJAY IYER AND CRAIG TABORN

WADADA LEO SMITH SOLO: REFLECTIONS AND MEDITATIONS ON MONK

WADADA LEO SMITH’S NDA, PERFORMING “DIVINE LOVE” WITH BOBBY NAUGHTON AND DWIGHT ANDREWS

YUNOHANA VARIATIONS WITH YOSHIMIO, SUSIE IBARRA, AND ROBERT AIKI AUBREY LOWE

YVES TUMOR

Coming to Detroit

Source: Trinosophes.

Saturday, Nov. 24: The Bridge (France/Chicago) featuring Jason Stein (bass clarinet), Josh Berman (coronet), Didier Petit (cello) and Edward Perraud (percussion)

Since 2013, The Bridge has organized 24 tours, all of them exploratory journeys, allowing 70 French and North-American musicians who are part of the network, as well as dozens of others who collaborated with them, to perform in many ways on both sides of the Atlantic, averaging about 100 events a year.

For this iteration, percussionist Edward Perraud and cellist Didier Petit have hooked up with outstanding Chicago players Josh Berman (coronet) and Jason Stein (bass clarinet), who have both been featured in our series over the years. It’s a night of new chamber music from some of the leading improvisers on both sides of the Atlantic. The group is like a microcosm of the now-well-established intersection between European and American contemporary music that will thrill fans of both avant-garde compositions and non-idiomatic improvisation. Doors at 8 pm; $12 general admission, $20 reserved seating.

CLOSING OUT 2018

12/1: Chris Tysh book launch with Marcus Elliot Trio
12/8: Ron English
12/13: Doug Hammond solo!
12/15: Doug Hammond! With John Dana, Rod Williams and Marcus Elliot

AMN Picks of the Week: The Lie Detectors / Listening Group / Ikizukuri / Eraldo Bernocchi / Anguish

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.

The Lie Detectors – Part III: Secret Unit (2018)
Listening Group – Listening Group (2018)
Ikizukuri – Hexum (2018)
Eraldo Bernocchi – Like a Fire That Consumes All Before It (2018)
Anguish – Anguish (2018)

5049 Records Podcast Episode 184 – Sam Weinberg

Source: 5049 Records.

Sam Weinberg is among the most active of New York’s newest generation of improvisers. He’s worked extensively with Ben Bennett, Jaimie Branch, Sandy Ewen and Weasel Walter. He leads and co-leads W-2 (with Chris Welcome), BLOOR (with Andrew Smiley and Jason Nazary), Maestro Day (with Henry Fraser and Joe Moffett). Most recently he’s been focusing on solo saxophone performance as well as sound collage and musique concrete. Today’s a good talk with a thoughtful musician.