AMN Picks of the Week: Oort Smog / Pat O’Reilly / Abdelnour & Corsano / Stereocilia / Polyorchard

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.

Oort Smog – Smeared Pulse Transfers (2019)
Pat O’Reilly – Three Sheets to the Wind (2019)
Christine Abdelnour / Chris Corsano – Quand fond la neige, oů va le blanc? (2019)
John Scott (Stereocilia) – The Silence That Follows (2019)
Polyorchard – Black Mountain (2019)
Polyorchard – Sommian (2019)

Sucata Tapes Releases

Source: Sucata Tapes.

Banha da Cobra – Mãe D’Água
Stream of research and electroacoustic sound intervention, Banha da Cobra starts from the sonic imaginary of handcrafted, ritualistic and traditional activities and landscapes. The compositions are made as sound ruins, based on an ecology between the sustainability of the sound nature of the found – structures, places, objects, etc. – and their appropriation and transformation. The collecting inherent in this project of archaeological character is complemented with processes of alchemical manipulation like musical creation in real time.

Eosin – For Beniko
Closing our unoficial New Weird Portugal tape batch on Sucata Tapes is Eosin aka Diana Combo with a mixtape of crackling and droney vinyl mixed with Field recordings recorded outdoors on a later summer afternoon in Alentejo.

Papillon – Cercueil Flottant
New from Sucata Tapes (Discrepant), comes a mini album by Gonçalo F Cardoso’s most experimental and retro avant-garde moniker, Papillon.

Alförjs – QorusQoros
Outernational free jazz madness from Lisbon trio Alförjs. It could as well be an ethnographic soundtrack from another planet as the trio of Mestre André (saxophone, electronics), Bernardo Álvares (contrabass) and Raphael Soares (drums) delve deep into the outer realms of what jazz/electronics music can sound like.

Hour of the Wolf
New from Sucata Tapes (Discrepant), comes a new project by Berlin-based artists Pedro Silva (turntable percussion) and Stefan Brunner (guitar and field recordings).

Classical Music in N.Y.C. This Week

Source: The New York Times.

NYFOS NEXT at the DiMenna Center (March 28, 7:30 p.m.). A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2017 and a crafter of “playful, thoughtful, befuddling, enchanting” music, as my colleague Zachary Woolfe has put it, Kate Soper curates this concert under the New York Festival of Song umbrella. She sings two excerpts from her next opera, “The Romance of the Rose,” as well as “The Understanding of All Things.” There’s also music by Kaija Saariaho, Natacha Diels and Alvin Lucier. Charlotte Mundy and Charmaine Lee are the other featured vocalists; Sam Pluta is in charge of the electronics.

TYSHAWN SOREY at Miller Theater (March 28, 8 p.m.). Sorey has had such success in the past few years that he barely needs one of the Miller’s important composer portraits to spotlight his art, but any opportunity to hear his music is a welcome one. Here there’s a world premiere, “Autoschediasms,” for “creative chamber orchestra,” as well as five other pieces. The International Contemporary Ensemble and the JACK Quartet are on hand to play.