Atomic U.S. Tour and New Album

Source: Atomic.

Scandinavian supergroup Atomic began their career confounding convention and eighteen extraordinary years later they are still at it. The band’s latest album, Pet Variations, a signature blend of impassioned jazz and rebooted contemporary-classicism, is a fresh departure from the norm.

Upcoming U.S. dates:

January 15 @ The Bop Stop (Cleveland, OH)
January 16 @ Hallwalls (Buffalo, NY)
January 17 @ Trinosophes (Detroit, MI)
January 18 @ Sugar Maple (Milwaukee, WI)
January 19 @ The Hungry Brain (Chicago, IL)

All About Jazz Reviews

Source: All About Jazz.

Don Byron / Aruan Ortiz
Random Dances And (A)tonalities (Intakt Records)

Multiple Artists
Phillip Johnston Returns with Diggin’ Bones and The Adventures of Prince Achmed

Alister Spence And Satoko Fujii Orchestra Kobe
Imagine Meeting You Here (Alister Spence Music)

Massimo Discepoli
The Right Place on the Wrong Map (Dof Label)

Mia Dyberg
Ticket! (Clean Feed Records)
Reviewed by Ian Patterson

Paul Rogers / Olaf Rupp / Frank Paul Schubert
Three Stories About Rain Sunlight And The Soil (Relative Pitch Records)

Eric Dolphy
Musical Prophet:The Expanded 1963 New York Sessions (Resonance Records)

This Week in New York 

Source: I CARE IF YOU LISTEN.

FACE THE MUSIC
On January 14, Face the Music performs at Roulette with Mazz Swift and the International Contemporary Ensemble. They will perform works by Mazz Swift following a residency with the vocalist, composer, improviser, and Juilliard-trained violinist.
Monday, January 14 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $10 online, $15 doors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

SOUNDING CIRCUITS: AUDIBLE HISTORIES
Curated by artist and composer Seth Cluett, current artist-in-residence at Nokia Bell Labs and Acting Director of the Computer Music Center at Columbia University, Sounding Circuits: Audible Histories features a state-of-the-art immersive multi-channel audio system surrounded by rare objects, artifacts, and recordings from the early history of electronic music. The exhibition will be on display from January 15, 2019, through March 23, 2019, in the Library’s Vincent Astor Gallery.
Tuesday, January 15 through Saturday, March 23
Free
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY

PERLE NOIRE: MEDITATIONS FOR JOSÉPHINE
Julia Bullock inhabits the body of a reimagined Joséphine Baker on the steps of The Met’s Great Hall in this consideration of the life and legacy of the famous singer, activist, and cultural icon. With text by poet Claudia Rankine and score created by Tyshawn Sorey, Perle Noire—”black pearl”—was conceived in collaboration with theater director Peter Sellars, and is performed with Sorey and the new music collective International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE).
Wednesday, January 16 & Thursday, January 17 at 8:00 PM
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Great Hall, 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY

RELEVANT TONES LIVE AT LPR: THE ETUDES PROJECT VOL. 1
Virtuoso pianist Jenny Lin premieres piano etudes by each of the ten ICEBERG New Music member composers. The new etudes will be paired with etudes from the classical canon. The concert will the last live broadcast of WFMT’s “Relevant Tones” series, hosted by Seth Boustead.
Thursday, January 17 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $18-$22
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY

QUARTET121 : INAUGURAL CONCERT
Quartet121 is a New York City-based string quartet dedicated to the performance of new works. Their debut concert explores contemporary music from Elliott Carter to Reiko Füting, and emerging composers such as Katherine Balch and Camila Agosto.
Friday, January 18 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $10, $5 students/seniors
Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 West 13th Street, New York, NY

GENE PRITSKER’S SOUND LIBERATION
Sound Liberation takes the stage of lower east side’s The Delancey to perform an eclectic set of music composed by Gene Pritsker. Premieres include Granite for trumpet, guitar, bass, and drums. Also, the premiere of a composition based on a poem of Erik T. Johnson called The Caring Dead, with the poet as narrator.
Friday, January 18 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $10
The Delancey, 168 Delancey Street, New York, NY

RAADIE: VAST POTENTIAL
Trumpet meets e-zither and electronics. Vienna-based trumpeter Lorenz Raab and composer, bassoonist, and zither player Christof Dienz present the US premiere of their debut-album Vast Potential.
Friday, January 18 at 7:30 PM
Free
Austrian Cultural Forum New York, 11 East 52nd Street, New York, NY

VISIONS OF SILENCE
Cantata Profana rarely heard works by Salvatore Sciarrino, Galina Ustvolskaya, Alvin Lucier, Alessandro Piccinini, and Tarquinio Merula.
Friday, January 18 & Saturday, January 19 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $30, $15 students
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 346 West 20th Street, New York, NY

UNHEARD-OF//DIALOGUES ALBUM RELEASE
Unheard-of//Ensemble celebrates the release their first album Unheard-of//Dialogues. They present new works from the album written for them by Christopher Stark, Reiko Füting, Nathan Hudson, Michael Lanci, Erin Rogers, and the premiere of a new duo lumine by Leah Asher.
Saturday, January 19 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15
Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 West 13th Street, New York, NY

Gapplegate Music Reviews

Source: Gapplegate.

Witold Lutoslawski, Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4, Jeux venitiens, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hannu Lintu

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Concerto No. 3 for Violin and Piano, String Trio, Sonata for Violin and Cello

Axel Borup-Jorgensen, Floating Islands, Guitar Music, Frederik Monk Larson

Dag Wiren, String Quartets Nos. 2-5, Wiren Quartet

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Roscoe Mitchell & George Lewis! Matthew Shipp & Mat Maneri! The AACM Great Black Music Ensemble! Human Feel: Andrew D’Angelo / Chris Speed / Kurt Rosenwinkel / Jim Black! Endangered Blood!

Christoph Irniger Pilgrim! Blaise Siwula / Loggia / Namenwirth Trio! Heroes Are Gang Leaders 4! Zack Clarke 5! Richard Youngs! Plus Archival Discs from McCoy Tyner! Count Basie! Two from The Residents! Three from Klaus Schulze! Rare Vinyl from Henri Pousseur! Steve Stapleton & David Tibet! Leadbelly..!

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

Sunday, January 13th:
6pm: DISSIPATED FACE 2019: In memory or our guitarist Michael Lublin who passed in 2018
Feat: STEPHEN POPKIN / KURT RALSKE / DANIEL CARTER / WILL DAHL / BILL MILKOWSKI
7pm: DAVID MEIER / JONATHAN MORITZ / TODD NEUFELD – Drums / Sax / Guitar

Sunday, January 20th:
6pm: MATANA ROBERTS and DARIUS JONES – Alto Sax Duets – First Time Duet!
7pm: RaaDie: LORENZ RABB – Trumpet Electronics / CHRISTOF DIENZ – Zither Electronics

Sunday, January 27th:
6pm: MATTEO LIBERATORE / JON IRABAGON / TOM RAINEY – Guitar / Saxes / Drums
7pm: EMILY DENISON / ANDREW FURLONG – Trumpet / Bass

Sunday, February 3rd:
6pm: JESSE DULMAN QUARTET: RAS MOSHE / DAVE SEWELSON / LEONID GALAGANOV
7pm: THE BEYOND GROUP: CHERYL PYLE – C & Alto Flutes / MICHAEL EATON – Soprano Sax /
CLAIRE de BRUNNER – Bassoon / GENE COLEMAN – Bass Flute & Piccolo

Sunday, February 10th:
6pm: XANDER NAYLOR / RYAN DUGRE – Guitar Duet
7pm: OUTSIDE WORLD: HAZEL RIGBY / BEN SCOTT / TAYLOR ADAMS

Sunday, February 17th:
6pm: LIOR MILLIGER / HILLIARD GREENE / JOE HERTENSTEIN