Du Yun Composer Portrait Reviewed

Source: I Care If You Listen.

The first half of the program combined six of Du Yun’s works written over the span of nineteen years (1999-2018) into “LEGOs.” Du Yun and her colleagues fashioned these individual pieces into a visual and acoustic masterpiece, with each composition moving seamlessly into the next. Members of the International Contemporary Ensemble stood onstage together, with soloists coming to the forefront, and then fading into black when other players came forward. Without Lara Pellegrinelli’s excellent program notes, one might think that these works were originally conceived as a single composition. Rather, the ensemble came together to create a cohesive and magnificent new work that highlighted the beauty and collaborative nature of Du Yun’s compositional practice.

The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Robert Dick, Tiffany Chang – Raise The River (RogueArt, 2018) ****

Ken Vandermark – Momentum 2 & 3 (Audiographic, 2018) ****½

Luís Vicente, Seppe Gebruers & Onno Govaert – Live at Ljubljana (Multikulti, 2018) ****

Sights & Sounds of Milford Graves

The Dogmatics – Chop Off The Tops (Self Produced, 2018) ****

Ben LaMar Gay – Downtown Castles Can Never Block the Sun (International Anthem, 2018) *****

Devin Gray’s Upcoming Performances

Source: Devin Gray Music.

12/01/18 Dirigo Rataplan (Ellery Eskelin/Michael Formanek/Dave Ballou/DG) New York, NY Greenwich House Music

12/04/18 Dirigo Rataplan (Ellery Eskelin/Michael Formanek/Dave Ballou/DG) Brooklyn Korzo

12/06/18 Dirigo Rataplan (Ellery Eskelin/Michael Formanek/Dave Ballou/DG) Gent SMAK

12/07/18 Dirigo Rataplan (Ellery Eskelin/Michael Formanek/Dave Ballou/DG) LONDON VORTEX

12/08/18 Dirigo Rataplan (Ellery Eskelin/Michael Formanek/Dave Ballou/DG) Geneva AMR

12/09/18 Dirigo Rataplan (Ellery Eskelin/Michael Formanek/Dave Ballou/DG) Geneva Geneva Conservatory of Music

12/10/18 Dirigo Rataplan (Ellery Eskelin/Michael Formanek/Dave Ballou/DG) Zurich Villa Irniger

12/11/18 Cansu Tanrıkulu // Peter Hanson // DG Berlin Valentin Stüberl

12/15/18 Wanja Slavin // Frans Petter Eldh // DG Berlin Peppi Guggenheim

December at Cafe OTO 

Source: Cafe OTO.

1–3 DECEMBER 2018
THE TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY LONDON IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA

SATURDAY 1 DECEMBER 2018, 7.30PM
AMMAR 808 + HYPERSTITION DUO

TUESDAY 4 DECEMBER 2018, 7.30PM
KAMMER KLANG:
DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE PERFORM ELENA RYKOVA + KATHRYN WILLIAMS + JENNIFER WALSHE & TONY CONRAD

WEDNESDAY 5 DECEMBER 2018, 7.30PM
GOODIEPAL & PALS – RADICAL DIGITAL PAINTING

6–7 DECEMBER 2018
ICP ORCHESTRA – TWO-DAY RESIDENCY

SATURDAY 8 DECEMBER 2018, 7.30PM
MATANA ROBERTS / PAT THOMAS (DUO)

SUNDAY 9 DECEMBER 2018, 12–11PM
OTO XMAS FAIR & PARTY W/ OTO DJ’S + OTO XXMAS CHOIR + PAT THOMAS

MONDAY 10 DECEMBER 2018, 7.30PM
VICTOR HERRERO

TUESDAY 11 DECEMBER 2018, 7.30PM
LANGHAM RESEARCH CENTRE + HOWLROUND

FRIDAY 14 DECEMBER 2018, 7.30PM
DAMNABLY + ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING PRESENT:
GAELYNN LEA

SUNDAY 16 DECEMBER 2018, 7.30PM
TASHI WADA GROUP FEATURING JULIA HOLTER & COREY FOGEL + SPECIAL GUEST

MONDAY 17 DECEMBER 2018, 7.30PM
NEGATIVE DAYS PRESENTS:
CZN – ALBUM LAUNCH + RUPERT CLERVAUX + ERNA + TOMAGA (DJ)

19–20 DECEMBER 2018
TIN ANGEL PRESENTS:
BABY DEE – TWO DAY RESIDENCY

FRIDAY 21 DECEMBER 2018, 7.30PM
THE ON THE SHORE BAND PLAYS THE MUSIC OF TREES

SATURDAY 22 DECEMBER 2018, 7.30PM
PEOPLE BAND + ROSEY CHAN + THE GEORGE KAHN QUARTET

MONDAY 31 DECEMBER 2018, 7.30PM
CAFE OTO HOGMANAY WITH RP BOO (DJ SET) + RP BOO / SEYMOUR WRIGHT / PAUL ABBOTT TRIO + CÕVCO

Seattle Scene: November 29 – December 7, 2018

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:

WAYWARD MUSIC SERIES

Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center

4th Floor, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle 98103 (corner N 50th St. in Wallingford)

Every month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded presenters and artists offer ten concerts of adventurous music in an informal yet respectful all-ages setting: contemporary classical, free improvisation, the outer limits of jazz, electronic music, microtonal/new instruments, sound art, and other extraordinary sonic experiences.

Inverted Space Ensemble
Thu. Nov. 29, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Inverted Space opens its 7th Season with the music of Kerrith Livengood and Pauline Oliveros. The concert will feature Livengood’s scrawl etude I and new works for Adapted Viola and Intoning Voice performed by Luke Fitzpatrick as well as the Seattle Premier of Pond Frog Translations for Adapted Guitar 1 and Intoning Voice performed by Charles Corey. The second half will feature a sonic meditation by Oliveros.

Body.Space.Time.Sound. v2: Threes
Fri. Nov 30, 8 PM; $15 at the door

Trios and sextets will perform a series of sets using the theme of THREE to guide each improvisation. Triangles, trinities, and triads, the vast meanings and dynamic potentials of the magic number will guide this improvisational performance. Ruby Dunphy (drums), Kaley Lane Eaton (voice/electronics), Troy Schiefelbein (bass) + dancers Rachael Lincoln, Aaron Swartzman, Brian Evans.

Rob Angus + M. Barreca & B. Fergus
Sat. Dec. 1, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door
Rob Angus loops, layers and processes acoustic instruments, creating ambient industrial music in surround sound with Neil Welch (sax) and Don Berman (drums). Marc Barreca plays electro-acoustic compositions with laptop, modular synth, and MIDI accordion. Brian Fergus plays electro-acoustic music featuring ukulele- and theremin-controlled synthetic instruments. Barreca & Fergus will also play a duo set.

Thu. 12/6 – Arx percussion duo

Fri. 12/7 – PREYER is the duo of percussionist Adam Briggs and cellist Ebony Miranda

Coming to the ISSUE Project Room

Source: New York’s ISSUE Project Room.

JULIA SANTOLI’S SIREN SORE: “ONEIRIC RECEIVER (((NIGHT THROAT)))” WITH TREVOR SAINT & GRACIELA CASSEL
Wed 28 Nov, 2018, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
Julia Santoli presents the third and final work of her 2018 ISSUE 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 live performance through genre-crossing collaborations.

MARY MARGARET O’HARA & SPECIAL GUESTS
Sat 01 Dec, 2018, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
ISSUE is thrilled to present a rare performance from Canadian artist and vocalist Mary Margaret O’Hara, performing in NY for the first time in ten years. O’Hara will give an improvised performance, embedded with songs from her legendary album Miss America, alongside special guests.

LAINIE FEFFERMAN: WHITE FIRE / SETH CLUETT: THE DEFORMATION OF FIGURES, BETWEEN TRULY EQUAL BEINGS
Wed 05 Dec, 2018, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
ISSUE presents composers Lainie Fefferman & Seth Cluett premiering new works developed in collaboration with Nokia Bell Labs, evoking a profound history of collaboration and shared dialogue between artists & engineers.