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)
Source: Can This Even Be Called Music?
Joey Molinaro, Sales de baño, Town Portal, E.A.R., Quantum Trio, and Whim Ensemble
Devin Townsend – Empath Mar
Mord’a’stigmata – Dreams of Quiet Places Mar
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.