Something Else! Festival (June 20-23) Hamilton, ON, Canada

Source: Something Else!

Thursday, June 20, 2019
(7-11 pm, $25 advance)
Earth Wind & Choir
Yves Charuest
Indigenous Mind
William Hooker

Friday, June 21, 2019
(7-11 pm, $25 advance)
Gilliam / Milmine / Pottie
Hooker / Charuest / Newsome / Eguiluz
Iva Bittova & Hamid Drake

Saturday, June 22, 2019
(7-11 pm, $25 advance)
Tidal Pool
Eguiluz Trio
Iva Bittova
Indigenous Mind + Don Byron

Sunday, June 23, 2019
(5-8 pm, $20 advance)
Don Byron

FIMAV 35 Previewed

Source: The Duty.

For its 35th edition, starting on Thursday, the Victoriaville International Contemporary Music Festival (FIMAV) reinvites its old friends, including Peter Brötzmann and Keiji Haino, and welcomes the next generation, such as the trio of the young French guitarist Julien Desprez. Discussion on the durability of the musical scene defended by the FIMAV with two generations of “current” musicians from here, the clearing artist Joane Hétu and the Political Ritual duo.

AMN Reviews: 4! – Factorial [Creative Sources CS532]; Andreas Fulgosi & Carlo Mascolo – Losca Mio Gulfos [Creative Sources CS523]

The sound of the human voice in predominantly instrumental, freely improvised music is always arresting. Part of this may be because it isn’t often found there, but another—larger?—part may simply be that the warmth and directness of the voice naturally compels attention. Whatever the case, the 4! Quartet—Patrizia Oliva (voice, electronics, flute and objects); Carlo Mascolo (prepared trombone); Domenico Saccente (drums, Neapolitan cupo cupo drum, double bass and objects); and Felice Furioso (accordion and prepared piano)—artfully trade on the intimacy of the voice and its interplay with the challenging, finely honed sounds of instrumental experimentation. This interplay takes a variety of forms, whether Oliva’s voice floats dreamily over a restrained background of grey noise, or threads its way through the more skittish splatters of sound thrown out by trombone, accordion and percussion. The highlight of the recording is Sta per, which features a quite beautiful duet of Mascolo’s trombone and Oliva’s electronically delayed vocal line.

Mascolo also figures in Losca Mio Gulfos, a set of duets with baritone guitarist Andreas Fulgosi, who is credited with composition on all the tracks as well. As a general rule Fulgosi’s guitar structures the pieces with chords, rhythms or single lines; Mascolo reciprocates with gritty textures underneath or melodies above. At different points the two engage in call-and-response, parallel soloing, and irregular stop-time, giving the album an always inviting variety of ways to shape a duet.

Daniel Barbiero


All About Jazz Reviews

Source: All About Jazz.

Dom Minasi
Remembering Cecil (Unseen Rain Records)

Steve Baczkowski / Brandon Lopez / Chris Corsano
Old Smoke (Relative Pitch Records)

Christophe Rocher / Joe Fonda / Harvey Sorgen
New Origin (Not Two Records)

Ricardo Toscano
Quartet (Clean Feed Records)

Martin Archer
Another Fantastic Individual (Discus-Music)

The Art Ensemble Of Chicago
We Are On The Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration (Pi Recordings)

This Week in New York 


The Charles Ives Concert Series, presented by the Danbury Music Centre in Danbury, CT, regularly features the music of Charles Ives and other American composers. This event is the NY debut of the series, consisting of works by Ives, previous composers-in-residence Justin Dello Joio and Nina C. Young, current composer-in-residence Robert Paterson, and the series’s artistic directors, Paul Frucht and Jon Cziner.
Monday, May 13 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $25; $20 advance; $10 seniors, students, and children
Symphony Space, Leonard Nimoy Thalia, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY

This New Forest is an evening-length performance inspired by ecological speculations fusing nature and machine; translating authentic and imagined biological systems into a musical world that is rhythmic, immediate and physical. The evening combines two NYC premieres of works by Paula Matthusen and Elori Kramer with Tigue’s original music.
Monday, May 13 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $18 online, $25 doors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Now in its seventh iteration, Yarn/Wire continues its collaboration with Blank Forms to present large-scale works commissioned by the ensemble. This year’s Currents will feature a new work by Sarah Hennies and the NYC premiere of Olivia Block’s Calibration Circle (2016).
Tuesday, May 14 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15, $11.25 members
Zürcher Gallery, 33 Bleecker Street, New York, NY

Devoted to the concept of reductionism, German composer Carsten Nicolai strips music down to its fundamental components of sound. His video work provides a ghostly, digital atmosphere for the personification of data and information as noise. Bits and bytes come to life in this hallucinatory experience.
Wednesday, May 15 & Thursday, May 16 at 7:00 PM
Tickets from $45
Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY

Camille Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals is the impetus for this program, for which composers were asked either to provide electronic remixes or to write original electronic compositions.
Thursday, May 16 at 9:00 PM
Symphony Space, Bar Thalia, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY

Celestial Journey features a multi-disciplinary collaboration with the New York City Master Chorale, Yarn/Wire, and the 17th Street Dance from the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC. The program will include music by New York composers Jonathan Leshoff, Abraham Kaplan, and Tarik O’Regan.
Friday, May 17 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $25-$50
Symphony Space, Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY

In collaboration with Suite Française and Dr. Philip Lasser, we present a special salon lecture-concert on the profound and lasting influence of one of the greatest musical pedagogues of the 20th century, Nadia Boulanger. The Strings of Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra will take you inside works by Bach, Ravel, David Diamond, Virgil Thomson, and more.
Saturday, May 18 at 3:00 PM
Fort Washington Collegiate Church, 729 West 181st Street, New York, NY

The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research presents for the first time a concert on secular sacred music featuring performances of two choral masterworks, Morton Feldman’s Rothko Chapel and David Lang’s Little Match Girl Passion.
Sunday, May 19 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 members/students
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY

Tectonics Glasgow 2019 Photo Report 

Source: I Heart Noise.

Tectonics is one of those strangely liminal festivals, always between and around, neither one thing nor another. sliding drily between boundaries, rubbing fingertips round porous edges, teasing those permeable holes where sound / noise / composition leak and fragment and fracture. where, (if performance peaks (in all senses of the word)) we either atomise or liquefy.