Exclaim! Reviews

Source: Exclaim!

Caterina Barbieri
Ecstatic Computation

Holly Herndon Interweaves Human and Artificial Intelligence on New Album ‘PROTO’

Tanya Tagaq to Be Profiled on ’60 Minutes’

Kyle Bobby Dunn
From Here to Eternity

Aidan Baker / Faith Coloccia / Jon Mueller
See Through

Sunn O))) Move Out of the Darkness, Find “Powerful Blinding Light” on New Album ‘Life Metal’

Bill Frisell and Thomas Morgan
Epistrophy

Ingar Zach
floating layer cake

Alvin Lucier
Orpheus Variations

Joshua Abrams and Natural Information Society
Mandatory Reality

Seattle Scene: May 10-18, 2019

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:

WAYWARD MUSIC SERIES

Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center

4th Floor, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle 98103 (corner N 50th St. in Wallingford)

Every month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded presenters and artists offer ten concerts of adventurous music in an informal yet respectful all-ages setting: contemporary classical, free improvisation, the outer limits of jazz, electronic music, microtonal/new instruments, sound art, and other extraordinary sonic experiences.

A Sea of Tonality
Fri. May 10, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Leanna Keith (flute), Ha-Yang Kim (cello), Rebekah Ko (percussion), Cassie Lear (flute), and Paulina Michaels perform works by Toru Takemitsu, interspersed with other works chosen by local musicians. The concert program centers around pieces that explore timbre and space in both written works and structured improvisation.

The Quartets Project
Sat. May 11, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Free improvisations by Aaron Keyt, misc. instruments; Bruce Greeley, bass clarinet/electronics; Carol Levin, harp; Jim Knodle, trumpet; Neal Kosaly-Meyer, guitar/piano/voice; S. Eric Scribner, piano/percussion/field recordings; and guests: Ryan Burt, drums/percussion; Mark Filler, percussion/mountain dulcimer.

Tue. 5/14 – percussionists Allen Otte & John Lane present The Innocents, based on the Innocence Project + Bonnie Whiting & UW Percussion Ensemble perform music by George Lewis and new works inspired by Otte & Lane’s work

Thu. 5/16 – Compassion – violinist Janna Webbon & flutist Sarah Pyle perform free musical improvisations and performance art with costumes and make-up, Danielle Sampson and Beth Ann Bonnecroy sing chants by Hildegard von Bingen, filling the Chapel with dynamic expressions of femininity

Sat. 5/18 – Nonsequitur presents Straight to the Heart, a two hour ritual experience created by Beth Fleenor (voice/clarinet/sound & food composition) with Scott Keva James (video art), David Verkade (lighting), and special surprise guests

Cuneiform Records Artists on Tour

Source: Cuneiform Records.

AHLEUCHATISTAS
May 26 – The Mothlight – 201 Haywood Rd – Asheville, NC

BILL BROVOLD [of LARVAL]
May 10 – Beverly Lounge – 224 Foxhall Ave – Kingston, NY
May 28 – Workshop at The Antique Toy Museum – Mexico City, Mexico
May 30 – Libertad Gallery – Querataro, Mexico
May 31 – FIME – Queretaro, Mexico
June 1 – Experimental Workshop – San Miguel de Allende – Mexico
June 6 – Jazz Cafe – Mexico City, Mexico
June 8 – CDMX – Mexico City, Mexico

EMPIRICAL
May 6 – Ronnie Scott’s – London, UK
June 1 – CBSO Centre – Birmingham, UK
June 22 – Rochester Jazz Festival – Rochester, NY
June 23 – Rhizome – 6950 Maple St, NW – Washington, DC
June 25 – Dizzy’s Club – Jazz At Lincoln Center – NYC, NY
June 26 – Dizzy’s Club – Jazz At Lincoln Center – NYC, NY
June 28 – Edmonton Jazz Festival – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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FORGAS BAND PHENOMENA
June 8 – La Casa di Alex – Milan, Italy
THE GREAT HARRY HILLMAN
June 26 – Orpheum – Graz, Austrial
June 27 – Porgy and Bess – Wien, Austria

LE REX
May 17 – Kulturcinema – Arbon, Switzerland

MESSTHETICS [featuring Anthony Pirog]
May 10 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
May 17 – Festival Of Disruption – Brooklyn, NY
May 22 – Spazio 211 – Turin, Italy
May 23 – Locomotiv – Bologna, Italy
May 24 – Evol – Roma, Italy
May 25 – The Cage – Livorno, Italy
May 26 – Raindogs – Savona, Italy
May 27 – Dachstock – Bern, Switzerland
May 29 – La Nef – Angouleme, France
May 30 – This Is Not A Love Song – Nimes, France
June 1 – Primavera Sound – Barcelona, Spain
June 2 – Meiles – Pau, France
June 3 – BT49 – Bordeaux, France
June 5 – Klubi – Tampere, Finland
June 8 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
June 9 – Villette Sonique – Paris, France
June 20 – Sled Island Festival – Calgary, Alberta, Canada
June 21 – Polaris Hall – 635 No Killingsworth Ct – Portland, OR
June 22 – Capitol Theater – Olympia, WA
June 23 – Vera Project – 305 Harrison St – Seattle, WA
June 26 – Fortune Sound Club – 147 East Pender St – Vancouver, BC – Canada

ED PALERMO BIG BAND
May 20 – The Iridium – 1650 Broadway – NYC, NY [Mothers Day show]
June 10 – The Iridium – 1650 Broadway – NYC, NY
June 15 – The Falcon – 1348 Route 9W – Marlboro, NY 12542

PRESENT
May 11 – Rock In Opposition Festival 2019 – Les Abbatoirs – 18 route de l’Isle d’Abeau – 38300 Bourgoin Jallieu – France

SCHNELLERTOLLERMEIER
May 9 – XJAZZ Festival – Berlin, Germany
May 10 – Rock In Opposition Festival 2019 – Les Abbatoirs – 18 route de l’Isle d’Abeau – 38300 Bourgoin Jallieu – France

SOFT MACHINE
May 10 – Town Hall – Sutton Coldfield, UK
June 2 – Lichfield Jazz & Blues Festival – Lichfield, UK
June 22 – Gulbenkian Theatre – Canterbury, UK

THE SPELLCASTERS
May 8 – The Bitter End – 147 Bleecker St [between Thompson and LaGuardia] – New York, NY 10012 [CD release show!]
May 9 – 49 West Cofferhouse & Winebar – 49 West St. – Annapolis, MD 21401 [CD release show!]
May 12 – Bertha’s – 743 South Broadway – Baltimore, MD [afternoon show: 3:00 – 6:00] (CD release show!]
May 13 – Blues Alley – 1073 Wisconsin Avenue [in the alley] – Washington, DC [CD release show!]

THUMBSCREW [Michael Formanek – Tomas Fujiwara – Mary Halvorson]
June 18 – SFJazz Center – 201 Franklin St – San Francisco, CA 94102
June 19 – SFJazz Center – 201 Franklin St – San Francisco, CA 94102

5049 Records Podcast Episode 206 – Ryan Muncy

Source: 5049 Records.

Saxophonist Ryan Muncy is at the forefront of new music, collaborating closely with many of today’s most cutting edge composers and ensembles. He received a Doctor of Music degree from Northwestern University in 2012 and has been a crucial member of many of today’s most important ensembles such as the International Contemporary Ensemble, Talea, Ensemble Dal Niente, Wet Ink and others. For today’s talk we get into it, discussing all matters sax and Ryan’s work for the past two decades.

Musique Machine Reviews

Source: Musique Machine.

orchestramaxfieldparrish – A Midsummer’s Night

NERATERRÆ – The Substance of Perception

Varg – Evanescence (A Love Letter)

Light Collapse – Species

Train Cemetery – Drowning In The Wall

Climax Denial – Blackout Suite

E.E.E.E./ Necrotik Fissure – Split

Danshoku Dino – Plate Tectonics

Magna Carta – No Truth in the Rumour