AMN Picks of the Week: Franck Vigroux / Daniel Tjernberg & Mikael Tjernberg / Whit Dickey / Killing Popes / Lea Bertucci

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.

Franck Vigroux – Totem (2019)
Daniel Tjernberg & Mikael Tjernberg – Selected Early Works (2019)
Whit Dickey – Tao Quartets: Peace Planet (2019)
Whit Dickey – Tao Quartets: Box of Light (2019)
Killing Popes – Ego Pills (2019)
Lea Bertucci – Resonant Field (2019)

Seattle Scene: May 30 – June 8, 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.

Fousek + Chambers + Francis
The. May 30, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Karl Fousek (Vancouver, BC) explores the sonorities of electronic sound synthesis algorithms, analog and digital, in a variety of contexts. Norm Chambers creates sound worlds ranging from spatially motivated ambient to aspects of minimalist composition and improvisation. RM Francis’ dense, kinetic compositions draw upon synthesis techniques specific to the history of computer music.

Inverted Space: Reflected Duality
Fri. May 31, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Inverted Space Ensemble presents a concert that incorporates the Harry Partch Harmonic Canon, multiple toy pianos, cimbalon, and multiple string quartets. Works by Luke Fitzpatrick and Jeff Bowen, John Cage + Partch Ensemble Director Charles Corey will perform music of György Kurtág on cimbalon with soprano Sarah Kolat + string quartets by Cage, Robert Ashley and La Monte Young.

Sat. 6/1 – Kin of the Moon: Wander & Wail – guest soprano Emily Thorner joins Heather Bentley, Kaley Lane Eaton and Leanna Keith in premiering Eaton’s FUNERAL SENTENCES FOR DAMAGED CELLS and Keith’s Concerto for Tea Ceremony, and Crow

Thu. 6/6 – Flutist Colleen McElroy and saxophonist Evan Smith explore an adventurous program of modern music which will feature the new work Six Moments by Seattle composer Tom Baker

Fri. 6/7 – Nonsequitur presents Lori Goldston’s new work Rivulet, with an all-star band of Dave Abramson (drums), Haley Freedlund (trombone), Kole Galbraith (bass), Greg Kelley (trumpet), and Austin Larkin (violin)

Sat. 6/8 – Rae is the exploratory jazz trio of bassist Abbey Blackwell, guitarist Ronan Delisle, and drummer Evan Woodle

Brian Krock Interview

Source: JazzTimes.

Big Heart Machine, a 19-piece New York big band led by alto saxophonist and composer Brian Krock, generated a big buzz when they released their self-titled debut record last summer. The music was immediately distinctive: labyrinthine forms, lush arrangements, thick streaks of contemporary classical music and progressive rock. And it seemed to come out of nowhere.

Not so, says Krock, 29, who moved to New York in 2011 to earn a doctorate from Manhattan School of Music. If anything, the music came from everywhere.

June at the IBeam Brooklyn

Source: IBeam Brooklyn.

CHES SMITH QUARTET
SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019
8:30 PM 10:30 PM
Mary Halvorson (guitar)
Liberty Ellman (guitar)
Nick Dunston (bass)
Ches Smith (drums, percussion, electronics)

LEON / DUNSTON / FUJIWARA
SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2019
8:00 PM 10:00 PM
David Leon – Saxophone
Nick Dunston – Bass
Tomas Fujiwara – Drums

DOUBLE FEATURE – THE MARA ROSENBLOOM TRIO + BONE LABYRINTH
MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2019
8:00 PM 10:00 PM
8:00PM
The Mara Rosenbloom Trio
Mara Rosenbloom Piano & Composition
Sean Conly Bass
Michael Wimberly Drums
9:00PM
Bone Labyrinth: The Mara Rosenbloom Trio meets Melanie Dyer’s We Free Strings
Mara Rosenbloom Piano & Composition
Melanie Dyer Viola & Ideas
Gwen Laster Violin
Leanor Falcon Violin
Sean Conly Bass
Michael Wimberly Drums & Percussion

GORDON BEEFERMAN ORGAN TRIO + NOVOA / KAMAGUCHI / SMITH
FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2019
7:30 PM 11:00 PM
Gordon Beeferman Organ Trio (7:30 pm)
Record Release Party
Anders Nilsson – Guitar
Ches Smith – Drums / Percussion
Gordon Beeferman – Organ
The concert is co-presented by Anti-Social Music, a NYC-based nonprofit that supports composers on the bleeding edges of concert music (antisocialmusic.org). This concert is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
Novoa / Kamaguchi / Smith (9:00 pm)
Eva Novoa, piano
Masa Kamaguchi, bass
Ches Smith, drums

LAUBROCK / NOVOA / GRESS / RAINEY
SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2019
9:00 PM 10:30 PM
Ingrid Laubrock, tenor sax
Eva Novoa, piano
Drew Gress, bass
Tom Rainey, drums