AMN Picks of the Week: Le Rex / Fistfights with Wolves / Branciforte & Bleckmann / Adams, Bucko & Cunningham / Baccam, Chayer & LaChance

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.

Le Rex – Escape of the Fire Ants (2019)
Fistfights with Wolves – Bone Script (2019)
Joseph Branciforte / Theo Bleckmann – LP1 (2019)
Adams / Bucko / Cunningham – Every Way But What Came to Mind (2019)
Baccam / Chayer / LaChance – Derape d’un Improbable Pont (2018)

New Recollection GRM Releases

Source: Recollection GRM.

Contrée
Régis Renouard Larivière

Allégeance volatile and Esquive each tackle the same issue in their own way. Overcoming time: whether it be successive, additional, enumerative, or repetitive. However, there is nothing here about the ensuing nature of so-called “repetitive” music. These are types of high-end music. And it is more about insistence, the obstinacy of an individual who keeps knocking on a door that will never open.

Music Promenade / Unheimlich Schön
Luc Ferrari

Music Promenade (1964–1969), 20’29
Electroacoustic Music – World premiere for the Théâtre de la musique, March 16, 1970. Unheimlich Schön (1971), 15’40
 – Musique concrète made in 1971 in the studios of the Südwestfunk in Baden-Baden.

Roulette in April

Source: New York’s Roulette.

WET INK: 20TH ANNIVERSARY BASH
MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
Wet Ink Ensemble celebrates 20 years of adventurous music making.

ROULETTE’S SPRING OPEN HOUSE
TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
COMMUNITY EVENT
You’re invited to Roulette’s free Spring Neighborhood Open House!

IRANIAN FEMALE COMPOSERS ASSOCIATION IN COLLABORATION WITH HYPERCUBE ENSEMBLE: ANOTHER BIRTH
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
Presenting the music of Iranian female composers, this concert will include solos, trios, and full instrumentation of Hypercube—all in the […]

INTERPRETATIONS: THOMAS BUCKNER PERFORMS MICHAEL BYRON, STEED COWART, CHRISTIAN DACHEZ, JAMES ILGENFRITZ, AND ROSCOE MITCHELL
THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
The baritone sings music by Michael Byron, Christian Dachez, Steed Cowart, James Ilgenfritz & Roscoe Mitchell with Joseph Kubera, Melanie Genin, […]

OLIVER LAKE: ALTO MADNESS
FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
This alto sax ensemble features composer Oliver Lake with Bruce Williams, Darius Jones, and Michaël Attias, and drum master Pheeroan akLaff.

THE SCHANZER/SPEACH DUO WITH WARREN SMITH
SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
Guitarist Jeffrey Schanzer and pianist Bernadette Speach perform with acclaimed percussionist Warren Smith. Featuring surreal video work from […]

STRING THEORIES FESTIVAL: SEVEN)SUNS AND GABRIEL ZUCKER
TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
String Theories Festival focuses on music for strings written in the 21st century. This year’s festival opens with a double bill of chamber […]

STRING THEORIES FESTIVAL: THE STRING ORCHESTRA OF BROOKLYN PRESENTS J. G. THIRLWELL, JOHN KING, AND LISA RENÉE COONS
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
On the second and final night of this year’s String Theories Festival, the String Orchestra of Brooklyn performs two world premieres by John […]

RBA: JAYANTHI KUMARESH: INVOKING THE GODDESS SARASWATI
FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
Robert Browning Associates presents the 5th Annual World in Trance Festival.

RBA: HAMZA AKRAM QAWWAL & BROTHERS: SUFI CHANTS OF PAKISTAN
SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
Robert Browning Associates presents the 5th annual A World in Trance Festival.

LEVY LORENZO & PETER EVANS
MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
In a new program of works for trumpet, percussion, and electronics, Levy Lorenzo and Peter Evans build off the work from their debut album Q.

LAURIE BERG & BESSIE MCDONOUGH-THAYER: EZ PASS
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
EZ Pass is the newest collaborative work of longtime dance partners and improvisers Laurie Berg and Bessie McDonough-Thayer.

LAURIE BERG & BESSIE MCDONOUGH-THAYER: EZ PASS
THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
EZ Pass is the newest collaborative work of longtime dance partners and improvisers Laurie Berg and Bessie McDonough-Thayer.

OGJB QUARTET: OLIVER LAKE, GRAHAM HAYNES, JOE FONDA, BARRY ALTSCHUL
TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
A performance of original compositions by each member of the OGJB Quartet: Oliver Lake, Graham Haynes, Joe Fonda, and Barry Altschul. […]

ANJNA SWAMINATHAN’S WOVEN: ENTANGLED MEMORABILIA
SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
Roulette commissioned artist Swaminathan presents a new multidisciplinary work to meditate on artistic and cultural rituals of mourning and […]

MARY PRESCOTT: SONGS BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH
TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
For her Roulette Commission, interdisciplinary artist, composer, and pianist Mary Prescott presents Songs Between Life and Death.

Chicago Scene: March 30 – April 6, 2019

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

Saturday, March 30th 2019

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Tatsu Aoki’s The MIYUMI Project, with Mwata Bowden, Coco Elysses, Edward Wilkerson Jr, Jamie Kempkers, Kioto Aoki, special guests Tsukasa Taiko

Sunday, March 31st 2019

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$10)
Erica Dicker, Dana Jessen — improvisations and works by Erin Rogers, Andrew Raffo Dewar, Ted Moore

Monday, April 1st 2019

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

Wednesday, April 3rd 2019

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$12)
Dave King, Chris Weller

Thursday, April 4th 2019

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616
Katie Young, Julian Kirshner
Katie Young, Julie Pomerleau, Graham Stephenson, Julian Kirshner

Friday, April 5th 2019

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($12)
Charles Rumback Quartet with Greg Ward, Jim Baker, James Singleton
Macie Stewart, Lia Kohl

Saturday, April 6th 2019

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Book Release: John Corbett’s “Pick Up the Pieces”
Short readings by John Corbett
Marker : Ken Vandermark, Macie Stewart, Andrew Clinkman, Steve Marquette, Phil Sudderberg
Janet Bean and Azita with Rick Rizzo and Doug McCombs

For more information, such as directions, as well as upcoming performances, see:

http://now-is.org/, http://www.ratchetmusic.com, http://www.mcachicago.org, http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_culturalcenterschedule.html, http://www.skylarkchicago.com, http://www.hideoutchicago.com, http://www.elasticrevolution.com, http://www.myopicbookstore.com/music.html, http://www.lampo.org, http://dalniente.com, http://iceorg.org/events/category/chicago, http://www.emptybottle.com/