The Shape-Shifting Music of Tyshawn Sorey  

Source: The New Yorker.

here is something awesomely confounding about the music of Tyshawn Sorey, the thirty-eight-year-old Newark-born composer, percussionist, pianist, and trombonist. As a critic, I feel obliged to describe what I hear, and description usually begins with categorization. Sorey’s work eludes the pinging radar of genre and style. Is it jazz? New classical music? Composition? Improvisation? Tonal? Atonal? Minimal? Maximal? Each term captures a part of what Sorey does, but far from all of it. At the same time, he is not one of those crossover artists who indiscriminately mash genres together. Even as his music shifts shape, it retains an obdurate purity of voice. T. S. Eliot’s advice seems apt: “Oh, do not ask, ‘What is it?’ / Let us go and make our visit.”

TIME:SPANS Festival Comes to New York in August

Source: TIME:SPANS.

Saturday, August 10 – Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Christina Kubisch: Electrical Walks

Saturday, August 10, 2019
NIKEL: Klaus Lang bright darkness

Sunday, August 11, 2019
JACK + IRCAM: Czernowin HIDDEN

Monday, August 12, 2019
Yarn/Wire + Marino Formenti: Marina Rosenfeld

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
NIKEL

Wednesday, August 14 – Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Marino Formenti: NOWHERE

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
NIKEL: Peter Tscherkassky Films

Thursday, August 15, 2019
After Experimental Music: Olivia Block, Raven Chacon

Friday, August 16, 2019
After Experimental Music: Okkyung Lee

Saturday, August 17, 2019
After Experimental Music: Matana Roberts + ICE

Sunday, August 18, 2019
After Experimental Music: Bent Duo, Deerhoof

Monday, August 19, 2019
Bozzini Quartet

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
TALEA Ensemble, Lorraine Vaillancourt

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Yarn/Wire, TALEA Ensemble, Lorraine Vaillancourt

Coming to the Vortex Jazz Club in May

Source: London’s Vortex Jazz Club.

THU 02 MAY 2019
DAN WEISS – DRUM CLINIC
Dan Weiss is leading a drum clinic in advance of his evening performance. Places are limited, so make sure to book in advance. “Dan Weiss has been hailed as one…
Time: 4.30 – 7PM
DAN WEISS – STAREBABY
Starebaby is the upshot of drummer/composer Dan Weiss’s long-running dream to bring together some of the most accomplished players on the jazz scene to play music that combines the improvisation nature of that…
Time: 7.45 – 11PM

TUE 07 MAY 2019

MICHAEL FORMANEK ELUSION QUARTET
One marker of bassist Michael Formanek’s creativity and versatility is the range of distinguished musicians of several generations he’s worked with. While still a teenager in the 1970s he toured…
Time: 7.45 – 11PM

TUE 14 MAY 2019
SYLVIE COURVOISIER TRIO FT. DREW GRESS AND KENNY WOLLESEN
“Some pianists approach the instrument like it’s a cathedral-Sylvie Courvoisier sometimes treats it like a playground,” observes Kevin Whitehead aptly in the liner notes to D’Agala (Intakt), the latest album…
Time: 7.45 – 11.30PM

SUN 19 MAY 2019

MOPOMOSO PRESENTS: AFTERNOON SESSIONS
Full information coming soon…
Time: 3 – 6PM

THU 23 MAY 2019
EVAN PARKER
For this performance Evan invites Robert Jarvis (trombone) and John Edwards (bass). Evan will play soprano saxophone. The spectrum of music played by Evan Parker ranges from “free jazz” to…
Time: 7.45 – 11PM

FRI 31 MAY 2019
CHRIS SHARKEY/CHARLES HAYWARD/JACK WYLIE + CRACKLE
Following on from their recording and gig at Cafe OTO for trestle records as part of their ‘One Day Band’ series, Chris Sharkey (TrioVD, Sharkey / Sanders, Roller Trio) Charles…
Time: 7.45 – 11.30PM

5049 Records Podcast Episode 203 – Trevor Dunn Part II

Source: 5049 Records.

On the verge of releasing his first recording of chamber music, the best dude around, Trevor Dunn, returns to the podcast for a second go-round on the mics. Living in Brooklyn since 2000 Trevor has been a key figure in dozens of projects led by John Zorn, Mike Patton, Erik Friedlander, Kris Davis and many many more. Now at the age of 51, he is embarking on a series of releases of his own projects. For this talk we cover a lot of ground: being a sideman, compositional process, Ornette Coleman, film-scoring, the Fyre Festival and a lot lot more. It’s a good time to be a Trevor Dunn fan.