New World Records Releases

Source: New World Records.

Max Giteck Duykers: Folding Music

Max Giteck Duykers (born 1972) stands out for his ongoing dedication to the sound worlds made possible by the Pierrot ensemble. Therefore it is fitting that the first recording devoted exclusively to Duykers’s music should feature two of the four “Pierrot sextets” he has composed this far, that the remaining four works on the disc are playable by P6/P6+ subsets, and that everything here…

Robert Palmer: Piano Music

Robert Palmer (1915 – 2010) produced more than ninety symphonic, choral, chamber and solo works throughout his career, earning a reputation in the mid-twentieth century as one of the country’s leading, most daring, and, at the same time, appealing modernists. Palmer’s unique musical language combined a deeply emotional impulse with complex counterpoint and rhythmic structures

James Tenney: Changes – 64 Studies for 6 Harps

Changes: 64 Studies for 6 Harps (1985) is a large-scale work that combines and connects many of James Tenney’s (1934 – 2006) most important theoretical and musical ideas, including gestalt segregation principles and complex intonation systems. Composed with the aid of a mainframe computer

Avant Scena Reviews

Source: Avant Scena.

Rich Halley, Matthew Shipp, Michael Bisio & Newman Taylor Baker – “Terra Incognita” (Pine Eagle Records, 2019)

Evan Parker & Kinetics – “Chiasm” (Clean Feed, 2019)

Jean-Marc Foussat & Urs Leimgruber – “Face To Face” (Fou Records, 2019)

Monicker: Arthur Bull, Scott Thomson, Roger Turner ‎– “Spine” (Ambiances Magnétiques, 2018)

The Present Quartet – “Routes, Paths, Courses” (PfMentum Records, 2019)

Bruce Ackley / Fred Frith / Henry Kaiser / Aram Shelton – “Unexpected twins” (Relative Pitch Records, 2019)

The OGJB Quartet – “BAMAKO” (TUM Records, 2019)

Vital Weekly Reviews 1186

Source: Vital Weekly.

CHRISTIAN MEAAS SVENDSEN – NEW RITUALS (3CD by Nakama Records) *
TORBA – MUSICA CONVENZIONALE (CD by Aaltra Edizione) *
MOE + METTE RASMUSSEN – TOLERANCIA PICANTE (CD by Conrad Sound) *
JULIEN FAVREUILLE & CHRISTOPHE MOTURY & STEFAN ORINS – TILL MINA VÄNNER (CD by Circum Disc)
MAZUT – PROMIEN (CD by Postive Regression) *
MICHAL TUROWSKI – WORMWOOD AND FLAME (CDR by Positive Regression) *
CUKIER – THIRD SOURCE (CD by Antenna Non Grata) *
AKUSMATA (CD compilation by Antenna Non Grata)
COLIN POTTER – HEAR (2LP by Polytechnic Youth) *
JASON KAHN – LINING OUT (LP by Hiddenbell Records) *
SERGEY KOSTYRKO & JASON KAHN – SYNCHORNIZED (cassette by Dinzu Artefacts)
SONTAG SHOGUN – IT BILLOWS UP (LP by Youngbloods) *
LEIF ELGGREN – MOTOR FOR AN UNKNOWN VEHICLE (OPENING OF THE GRAVE) (LP by Fragment Factory)
SMALL CRUEL PARTY – LA CHRESTOMATHIE DU DESESPOIR (7″ by I Dischi Dei Barone)
JOE COLLEY – SOLO FOR CHAIR AND FEEDBACK CIRCUIT (7″ by Meeuw Muzak)
NORBERT MOSLANG – AETHER GROOVES (7″ by Meeuw Muzak)
DANIEL BARBIERO & CRISTIANO BOCCI – WOODEN MIRRORS (CDR by Plus Timbre) *
JUAN ANTONIO NIETO – DRY GRASS (CDR by Marbre Negre) *
MATTHEW ATKINS & ADAM KINSEY – LOWERCASE (CDR by Minimal Resource Manipulation) *
GRAHAM DUNNING & EDWARD LUCAS – END OF A CABLE (cassette by Tsss Tapes)

ESP Disk Festival at NY’s Spectrum This Saturday

Source: Spectrum.

Spectrum is at 70 Flushing Ave. between Carlton and Cumberland Aves., across from the Navy Yard.

7 p.m. Gabriel Zucker solo

Zucker will perform a special solo piano version of last year’s ESP-Disk’ release Weighting.

7:45 Talibam! + Steve Dalachinsky

Jazz noise disruptors Talibam! (keyboardist Matt Mottel, drummer Kevin Shea) and jazz poet Steve Dalachinsky will not sound like any of Talibam!’s ESP-Disk’ albums because they’re always morphing into something that will irritate jazz purists in new ways.

8:30 p.m. The Red Microphone

This quartet of saxophonist/flutist Ras Moshe Burnett, saxophonist/pianist Rocco John Iacovone, electric bassist Laurie Towers, and drummer/reader John Pietaro will perform a mix of instrumentals and tracks from their 2017 album with poet Amina Baraka.

9:15 p.m. Yonezawa/Kamaguchi/Kobayashi

Pianist Megumi Yonezawa, bassist Masa Kamaguchi, and drummer Ken Kobayashi mix free improvisation and the occasional freely interpreted standard, as heard on their 2018 ESP release Boundary.

Stockhausen’s Licht in Amsterdam Reviewed

Source: The New York Times.

The “Helicopter String Quartet,” which is exactly what it sounds like, tends to be the headline-maker of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s seven-opera cycle “Licht.” How could it not be? That bonkers moment — it came more than a dozen hours into “Aus Licht” (“From Light”), a breathtaking three-day selection of scenes from Stockhausen’s magnum opus, presented by the Holland Festival here through June 9 — calls for sending a string quartet out of the hall and into a field, where the players board separate helicopters. As they take off, the music begins, broadcast back to the audience on four video screens.

Seattle Scene: June 6-15, 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.

Smith-McElroy Duo
Thu. June 6, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Flutist Colleen McElroy and saxophonist Evan Smith explore an adventurous program of modern music featuring the new work Six Moments by Seattle composer Tom Baker. The duo aims to expand the palette of existing repertoire for these two instruments while challenging the preconceptions of each instrument’s role in classical and contemporary music.

Lori Goldston: Rivulet
Fri. June 7, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Seattle cellist/composer Lori Goldston, joined by a broadly skilled ensemble of local collaborators – Dave Abramson (percussion & drum set), Haley Freedlund (trombone), Kole Galbraith (bass), Greg Kelley (trumpet), Austin Larkin (violin) – premiers Rivulet, a new piece created especially for this concert about collective strength and imagination, and extra-linguistic memory moving in music and water. Presented by Nonsequitur.

Rae + Levi Gillis
Sat. June 8, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

New trio Rae consists of Abbey Blackwell (bass), Ronan Delisle (guitar), and Evan Woodle (drums). All are part of the Racer Sessions community and play in a wide variety of jazz, rock, and avant-garde projects. Their background in free improvisation and jazz bring Blackwell’s originals to life. Levi Gillis writes intricate songs for guitar and voice, finding a place where jazz merges into folk music.

Thu. 6/13 – Denver guitarist Janet Feder plays trios with drummer Jen Gilleran and pianist James Han

Sat. 6/15- Seattle Modern Orchestra will be be joined by composer and vocalist Erin Gee for the performance of five of her on-going Mouthpieces Series

Newsbits: BMOP Radio / Jonny Greenwood / Synth Dose / Wally Shoup Release / Creative Music Studio Improvisers Orchestra in NY

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project has launched an online radio station that plays their material.

Two of Jonny Greenwood’s compositions were performed by the New-York-based new music group Ensemble Signal.

Apparently, someone working on a vintage synthesizer got a contact high.

Wally Shoup’s Indianola Trio has a new release out.

Karl Berger conducts the Creative Music Studio Improvisers Orchestra at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music on June 29.