Women in Ambient Music

Source: Past Inside the Present.

Historically, experimental electronic music has been a field in which the work of men has taken precedence over that of women. Among the big names of those men who pioneered the artistic use of new technology, women such as Elaine Radigue, Wendy Carlos, or Laurie Spiegel may be mentioned less– though they had an equally important role in the development and proliferation of experimental techniques in music.

Chicago Scene: March 9-16, 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 9th 2019

7:00PM at the Poetry Foundation, 61 W Superior, 312.787.7070 (Free)
Inspection II
Florian Hecker

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$10)
Laura Cocks, Natacha Diels — music by Dmitri Kouliandski, Bethany Younge, Joan Arnau Pàmies, Natacha Diels

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Angel Bat Dawid’s Mothership9, featuring Asher Gamedze

Sunday, March 10th 2019

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Three Cities Trio : Kate Flum, Cole Belt, Katherine Schoepflin Jimoh — music by Beat Furrer, Augusta Read Thomas, David Lang, Neil Anderson-Himmelspach

Monday, March 11th 2019

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069
Biliana Voutchkova, Jakob Warmenbol

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

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Alex Massa Quartet with Ben LaMar Gay, Anton Hatwich, Isaiah Spencer
Vlatkovich Tryyo : Michael Vlatkovich, Jonathan Golove, Damon Short

Thursday, March 14th 2019

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Katie Young, Michael Foster, Michael Zerang

Saturday, March 16th 2019

8:00PM at Graham Foundation (Madlener House), 4 W Burton Pl (Free, RSVP)

8:00PM at Café Mustache, 2313 N Milwaukee, 773.877.3327 (wheelchair-accessible)
Carol Genetti
Michael Foster, Weasel Walter

Dave Rempis
8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$12)
Josh Berman Quartet with Darius Jones, Jason Roebke, Michael Vatcher

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/

Jazzword Reviews 

Source: Jazzword.

Ada Pitsou

Debussy Impressions

Francesco Cusa & the Assassins
Black Poker

Lisbon String Trio/Blaise Siwula
K’ampokol Che K’aay

Strings 1

Marilyn Crispell/Tanya Kalmanovitch/Richard Teitelbaum
Dream Libretto

Alvin Curran
Endangered Species

Noise of our Time

Ivo Perelman

Throw Tomatoes

Matt Piet & His Disorganization
Rummage Out

Peter Brötzmann Interview

Source: Psychedelic Baby Magazine.

Maybe not a relevant question, but I would like to ask you if you were familiar with experimental bands from Germany? I’m particularly referring to Faust, Can, Amon Düül II, Agitation Free, Ash Ra Tempel, Tangerine Dream and the likes. Most of them were ‘politically’ active to the certain degree and definitely anti-regime… so I can see some similarities… What’s your opinion about it?

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Joachim Badenhorst / Schmolinar / Niggenkemper Trio LTD ED CD! Three from Dr. Eugene Chadbourne! Zlatko Kaucic 5 CD Set: Evan Parker / Lotte Anker / Johannes Bauer..! 10-32K: Ku-umba Frank Lacy / Kevin Ray / Andrew Drury Roswell Rudd! Vinnie Sperrazza Apocryphal!

Blaise Siwula / Letman-Burtinovic / Panikkar! Metal Chaos Ensemble! Wrong Object Does Zappa! Waldorff / Kaufmann Qt! Trilok Gurtu Trumpet Choir! Current 93! Richard Pinhas! Klaus Schulze! And Even More..!


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

Sunday, March 10th:
6pm: JESSICA / TONY JONES / CHARLIE BURNHAM – CD Release Celebration

Sunday, March 17th:
7pm: JARVIS EARNSHAW / DANIEL CARTER / ZACH SWANSON – Sitar & Loops / Woodwinds / Bass
8pm: RANDI PONTOPPIDAN – Solo Vocals & Electronics

Sunday, March 24th:
6pm: ALEX WARD / AMI YAMASAKI / JOSH SINTON – Clarinet / Voice / Bass Clarinet!

Elliott Sharp’s New Book Reviewed

Source: The Brooklyn Rail.

That is the key to the downtown music scene in New York over the final 25 years of the 20th century. What seemed to be an indescribable and indefinable conglomeration of styles and concepts was actually the juxtaposition of genres: punk with funk, jazz with film scores and commercial music, rock with avant-garde compositional techniques from the western classical tradition. And no one musician, not even John Zorn, embodied the practice and purpose of downtown music with greater range and substance than Elliott Sharp.