Konfrontationen 2019 Jazz Festival in Austria Starts Tomorrow

Source: Konfrontationen. Lineup includes:

Thursday | July 25
08:00 p.m. @ Jazzgalerie
DIE HOCHSTAPLER (FR/IT/DE)
ZSAMM (SI/AT)
JOHN DIKEMAN / WILLIAM PARKER / HAMID DRAKE (US)

Friday | July 26
08:00 p.m. @ Jazzgalerie
FREEDOM AND UNITY (US/AT/DE/GB/AU)
EKG ENSEMBLE (AT)
IRÈNE SCHWEIZER / HAMID DRAKE (CH/US)
P:Y:G (AT)

Saturday | July 27
03:00 p.m. @ Kleylehof
THE INTERNATIONAL NOTHING (DE)
DIETER KOVAČIČ (AT) – “IN TROUT WE DUST”
ŽIGA KORITNIK (SI) – “CLOUD ARRANGERS”
TERRIE HESSELS / EMMA FISCHER (NL)
08:00 p.m. @ Jazzgalerie
JOKE LANZ / UTE WASSERMANN (CH/DE)
DOES SOUND HAVE A SHADOW? (AT/CH)
FLORIAN STOFFNER / PAUL LOVENS (CH/DE)
PETER BRÖTZMANN (DE) – reeds
THE EX (NL)

Sunday | July 28
03:00 p.m. @ Protestant church
ZEA (NL)
LENA HESSELS (NL)
NOID / MARINA DŽUKLJEV (AT/RS)
07:30 p.m. @ Jazzgalerie
AB SEXTET (LB/DE/AU)
TIGER TRIO (FR/US)
ANGUISH (US/DE/SE)

ISSUE Project Room Announces Fall Schedule

Source: ISSUE Project Room.

J D EMMANUEL / JAMES FERRARO / EVE ESSEX
Thu 05 Sep, 2019, 8pm, First Unitarian Congregational Society
ISSUE Project Room’s 2019 Fall season opens at the First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn Heights with renowned Texan electronic minimalist composer J D Emmanuel, auteur composer James Ferraro, and mutli-instrumentalist Eve Essex. Join as an ISSUE Project Room Member at any level and receive a free ticket.

Artists-In-Residence 2019
YING LIU: PIGTAIL – A SWIVEL STOOL DANCE™
Fri, Sept 13th & Sat, Sept 14 8pm
Experimental hodgepodge-ist & 2019 ISSUE Artist-In-Residence Ying Liu premieres an ambitious new movement work utilizing swivel stools (deconstructed office chairs). Distilling a year-long process into an hour, a cast of dancers have adapted to these chairs as extensions of their bodies.

FLUTTER ECHO: LIVING WITHIN SOUND – DAVID TOOP & TANIA CAROLINE CHEN
Wed 18 Sep, 2019, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
ISSUE is pleased to present a conversation and performance from renowned musician and author David Toop alongside free improviser and composer Tania Caroline Chen — both artists’ debut appearance at ISSUE. The evening celebrates the publication of Toop’s autobiography Flutter Echo: Living Within Sound.

Artists-In-Residence 2019
LINDSAY PACKER: CALL AND RESPONSE: TRANSPOSITION WITH ANAÏS MAVIEL
Sat 21 Sep, 2019, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
Lindsay Packer premieres her second work as a 2019 Artist-In-Residence, a collaboration with composer and performer Anaïs Maviel. Revealing the subliminal complexity within the synaesthetic wave behaviors of light and sound, Packer and Maviel conjure the harmonics inherent in their fast-traveling wave forms.

Suzanne Fiol Curatorial Fellowship 2019
LOVECONDUCTORS: GHOUL|TAKE III
Wed 25 Sep, 2019, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
loveconductors presents “ghoul|take III,” curated by 2019 Curatorial Fellow Benedict Nguyen. Directed by Shantelle Courvoisier, loveconductors is a human movement project feat. Renée Colbert, Justin Faircloth, Maestro Flux, Ube Halaya, Shiloh Hodges, Samantha Lysaght, Light McAuliffe, Madeline Warriner, and slowdanger.

MOOR MOTHER / JERUSALEM IN MY HEART
Sat 28 Sep, 2019, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
ISSUE presents Moor Mother, the viscerally charged output of Philadelphia-based musician, poet, visual artist, and activist Camae Ayewa + new work from Jerusalem In My Heart. The evening spans both projects’ enduring interest in exploring both ancestral and contemporary narratives through powerful sound.

RHYS CHATHAM: THE SUN TOO CLOSE TO THE EARTH / JONATHAN KANE & ZEENA PARKINS: ON SUZANNE
Fri, Oct 4th & Sat, Oct 5th 8pm
ISSUE presents the world premiere of The Sun Too Close to the Earth, an expansive new ensemble work by iconoclast composer Rhys Chatham. The performance is presented as a part of the French Institute Alliance Française’s Crossing The Line Festival and also features work from Zeena Parkins & Jonathan Kane.

SUZANNE FIOL: MOTHERS OF CREATION – KATHY BREW, MICHELLE HANDELMAN, KIMIKO HAHN / MV CARBON
Thu 10 Oct, 2019, 8pm, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
ISSUE is honored to present an evening in celebration of the organization’s beloved late founder Suzanne Fiol. The event is a showcase of the exhibition Suzanne Fiol: Ten Years Alive, a conversation with Suzanne’s close friends: artists Kathy Brew, Michelle Handelman & Kimiko Hahn + a performance from MV Carbon.

Natasha Barrett Profiled

Source: The New York Times.

Natasha Barrett’s introduction to classical music was not unduly peculiar. She can still recall her father’s collection of vintage vinyl, her love for Debussy albums.

She also remembers wanting to be a composer from an early age. But she didn’t live long in the past. As synthesizers became more common through the 1980s, a teenage Ms. Barrett began playing them. She also experimented with multitrack recordings.

“I just thought this was fun, because I could make funny sounds,” she said before a concert of her works last week at Empac, the experimental media and performing arts center here at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. “I didn’t think of this as being music. And I hadn’t really heard any contemporary music at this stage.”