Chicago Scene: March 16-23, 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 16th 2019

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

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

Sunday, March 17th 2019

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Michael Foster, Dave Rempis, Jason Roebke, Tyler Damon

Monday, March 18th 2019

7:30PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069
Darius Jones

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

Wednesday, March 20th 2019

8:00PM at Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S Morgan, 773.837.0145
Alien Flower Sutra : Rob Mazurek, Emmett Kelly, with Damon Locks, Rob Shaw, Kim Alpert
Sima Cunningham with Dorian Gehrig

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($20-$10)
March Madness! Silent Film & Live Music
Fulcrum Point led by Tatsu Aoki, Stephen Burns

Thursday, March 21st 2019

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western
Avishai Cohen Quartet with Fabian Almazan, Barak Mori, Marcus Gilmore

Saturday, March 23rd 2019

7:30PM outside Bohemian National Cemetery, 3969 W Bryn Mawr ($20)
Beyond The Gate
Huerco S
Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society

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/

Coming to the Vortex Jazz Club

Source: London’s Vortex Jazz Club.

SUN 17 MARCH 2019
MOPOMOSO PRESENTS: AFTERNOON SESSIONS
Line Up Bertrand Denzler (tenor saxophone) / Phil Durrant (octave mandola) duo + Sylvia and I – Chris Dowding – trumpet, piccolo trumpet, flugelhorn & electronics / Sylvia Hallett –…
Time: 2 – 6PM

MON 18 MARCH 2019
JACOB GARCHIK UK GOSPEL TROMBONE CHOIR
This is a very special gig in which New York based trombonist Jacob Garchik links up with UK brass players and a drummer to…
Time: 7.45 – 11PM

SUN 24 MARCH 2019
ETHAN IVERSON
Ethan Iverson – Piano Conor Chaplin – Bass Jeff Williams – Drums Pianist, composer, and writer Ethan Iverson was a founding member of The Bad Plus, a game-changing collective with…
Time: 7.15 – 10.30PM

Claire Chase at the Kitchen Reviewed

Source: I Care If You Listen.

Claire Chase‘s last “Density 2036“ episode, Marcos Balters’ Pan, was a 90-minute musical drama involving mass community participation, but her “Density 2036: part vi” at The Kitchen on March 1, 2019 returned to traditional black box for a performative recital and heightened production values. The 2018-2019 installment of Chase’s 23-year commissioning odyssey featured the work of Nicholas Houfek, production design; Levy Lorenzo, sound design; Saori Tsukada, movement advisor; and Pamela Salling, stage management, who together shaped seven disparate works into a cohesive theatrical prong for Chase’s signature shine.

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Two from Tzadik: John Zorn ‘Hermetic Organ 6’ & Spike Orchestra’s Book of Beri’ah! Roscoe Mitchell Orchestra! Wayne Horvitz / Bill Frisell / Northwest Sinfonia! JP Schlegelmilch / Jonathan Goldberger / Jim Black! Two from Daniel Carter: Jarvis Earnshaw & Zach Swanson David Haney & Hill Greene! Mike Baggetta / Mike Watt / Jim Keltner LP!

The Colorado [OST]: John Luther Adams/Glenn Kotche/ et al! Two from Irene Aranda! Maja SK Ratkje! Eli Wallace! Zeitkratzer/Terre Thaemlitz! Steve Stapleton & David Tibet! Blixa Bargeld/Opening Performance Orch! Rare LP’s from Om Kalsoum! Malcolm Morley! Jacob Wick..!

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The DMG FREE Music Series Continues Every Sunday at 6pm and Features:

Sunday, March 17th:
6pm: SARAH BERNSTEIN VEER QUARTET: SANA NAGANO / LEONOR FALCON / NICK JOZWIAK
7pm: JARVIS EARNSHAW / DANIEL CARTER / ZACH SWANSON –
Sitar & Loops / Woodwinds / Bass – CD Release Set!
8pm: RANDI PONTOPPIDAN – Solo Vocals & Electronics

Sunday, March 24th:
6pm: ALEX WARD / AMI YAMASAKI / JOSH SINTON – Clarinet / Voice / Bass Clarinet
7pm: OHMSLICE: MARTIN PHILADELPHY / BRADFORD REED / JANE LeCROY Guest

Sunday, April 7th:
6pm: CHET DOXAS – Solo Tenor Sax!
7pm: FERAL CHILDREN: NOAH BECKER / NICK DUNSTON / LESLEY MOK!

Sunday, April 14th:
6pm: DAVID GROLLMAN – Solo Snare!
7pm: DREW WESELY / DAVE ZAKARIAN – Guitar and Alto Sax
8pm: VIV CORRINGHAM / MIA ZABELKA – Voice / Violin

Today in Chicago, Two People Play 30 Cellos in a Pool

Source: Chicago Magazine.

When she’s not at Orchestra Hall, you can find Chicago Symphony cellist Katinka Kleijn headlining Chicago’s contemporary and free-jazz venues. But on Saturday, March 16, she’ll be with cellist Lia Kohl (of performance collective Mocrep) at Eckhart Park Pool, where they’ll present Water on the Bridge, featuring 30 crowdsourced and salvaged cellos (in the filled pool). Kleijn talked to Chicago about the project that’s not afraid to get its endpins wet.