Chicago Scene: January 6-12, 2019

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

Sunday, January 6th 2019

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Dave Rempis, Peter Maunu, Steve Hunt

Monday, January 7th 2019

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

Saturday, January 12th 2019

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$10)
Yes We Can : the Songs of New Orleans
Jeff Albert, Joe Clark, Nolan Chin, Sima Cunningham, Anton Hatwich, Liam Kazar, Steve Marquette, Dave Rempis, Isaiah Spencer, Macie Stewart, Mai Sugimoto, Ayanna Woods

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Andrew Raffo Dewar at the Santa Monica Public Library, January 31

Source: Santa Monica Public Library.

Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401

The Soundwaves new music series at the Santa Monica Public Library presents Andrew Raffo Dewar performing original music for soprano saxophone and electronics at the Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium of the Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, on Thursday, January 31, at 7:30pm.

Dewar has studied and worked with major figures in contemporary music such as Anthony Braxton, Bill Dixon, Steve Lacy, and Alvin Lucier. He has led recordings on the Porter Records, Striking Mechanism, Pfmentum, and Rastascan labels, and appears on albums by Andrea Centazzo, Anthony Braxton, and Bill Dixon. He teaches in the Interdisciplinary Arts program at the University of Alabama and has published widely on experimental and improvised music.

Jazzword Reviews 

Source: Jazzword.

Mette Rasmussen/Chris Corsano
A View of the Moon (from the Sun)


Aram Shelton/Håkon Berre

Heinz Geisser + Guerino Mazzola
Live at Le Classique

Jazz Worlds/World Jazz
Edited by Philip Bohlman/Goffredo Plastino

The Squid’s Ear Reviews

Source: The Squid’s Ear.

Jin Sangtae & Tim Olive – naar/voor (845 Audio)

Kurt Liedwart / Julien Ottavi / Keith Rowe – L’Or (Mikroton)

Piiptsjilling (Zuydervelt / Kleefstra / Baars / Kleefstra) – Fiif (Peter Foolen Editions)

Jaap Blonk – Irrelevant Comments (Kontrans)

Axel Dorner / Mia Dyberg / Pierre Bore / Ernesto Rodrigues / Tristan Honsinger / Guilherme Rodrigues – Laura (Creative Sources)

Åke Hodell: Verbal Brainwash at Blank Forms

Source: Blank Forms.

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
7:00 PM
The Emily Harvey Foundation
537 Broadway #2, New York, NY 10012
$10 / free for members

In celebration of Fylkingen Records’ new edition of Åke Hodell’s Verbal Brainwash & Other Works, in what would have been his 100th year, Blank Forms presents the original quadraphonic versions of three of Hodell’s most revered text-sound compositions, plus a reading by Fia Backström of selections from her new translations of Hodell’s written output.