Newsbits: Cooper-Moore / Apartment House Soundings Workshop / Kim Gordon / Tania Giannouli / The Necks / Winter JazzFest

Cooper-Moore will be performing in Chicago.

The Apartment House Soundings workshop starts on the 23rd of October and is led by Anton Lukoszevieze and Mira Benjamin of the Apartment House ensemble. For their session at CAMP, Apartment House present a course exploring contemporary and experimental music performance practice through a large range of different works composed during the past 60 years, all of them taken from the last 20 years of Apartment House performances, and examining alternative notations, indeterminacy, theater, virtuosity, tuning, simplicity, rhythmic invention and a general all-inclusiveness. There will be an informal performance event at the end of the course, and participants will go on to take advantage of post-course opportunities including full release/publication on our in-house imprints, performance at Fuse Art Space, broadcast opportunities on our radio station, and much more.

Kim Gordon has a new album coming out.

Tania Giannouli will be performing with her trio (Kyriakos Tapakis on oud and Andreas Polyzogopoulos on trumpet) on 24 August at the 11th Jazz on Tinos festival at Tinos island, Greece and 31 August at the Zomer Jazz Fiets Tour, Groningen, Netherlands.

The Necks have been given the Richard Gill Award for Distinguished Services to Australian Music.

New York’s Winter JazzFest will take place January 9-18. Lineup to come.

San Francisco Scene: August 23-30, 2019

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, August 23

Fri 8/23 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Robert Howard & Kevin Korth

Saturday, August 24

Sat 8/24 6:30 PM Library Of MusicLandria [2181 6th Ave, Sacramento, California 95818]
Synth Trips – Featuring Franck Martin – In an effort to elevate and support the Modular Synth community in Sacramento and beyond, we’re hosting a monthly, modular, textural, quadraphonic synth night at MusicLandria!

Sunday, August 25

Sun 8/25 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Daniel Glover

Monday, August 26

Mon 8/26 8:30 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out II
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music–

Monday, 8/26, 8pm (8:30pm start)
No Cover/Donations Accepted
Set #1: Steve Blum Solo (electronic/ambient)
Set #2: Tim Bulkley Trio (modern jazz/improvisation)
Set #3: Omree Gal-oz (jazz)

Thursday, August 29

Thu 8/29 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Bill Orcutt + Sult quartet
Rob Magill solo
Car Made of Glass + Devin Nolan quintet

Thu 8/29 7:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
In connection with her participation in San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery’s side by side/in the world exhibition, Pamela Z will present “Other Rooms”, a suite of solo works for voice and electronics performed in a environment of multi-channel, interactive video at The LAB.

Friday, August 30

Fri 8/30 6:00 PM Et Al Gallery [620 Kearny St San Francisco, CA 94108]
Katy Cowan & Heidi Howard Closing Reception
Music performances:
Eve Essex
Cranky (Sean Keenan / Jake Parker Scott / Mitch Stahlmann)

The October Revolution of Jazz & Contemporary Music Returns to Philadelphia this Fall

Source: The October Revolution of Jazz & Contemporary Music takes place in Philadephia and is hosted by Ars Nova Workshop. Details so far are below.

OCTOBER 1-31, 2019

Lea Bertucci
Creative Arts Ensemble
Fred Frith Trio
Makaya McCraven
Miles Davis’s In a Silent Way
Sounds of Liberation
Wadada Leo Smith / Sabu Toyozumi Duo

Charlemagne Palestine’s Favorite Films

Source: The Quietus.

Not many people know that before Charlemagne Palestine established himself as a composer and performer of intense, marathon pieces for piano he considered himself primarily a video artist, (before video was even a thing): developing a style of first person shooting which he called “subjective camera”. In the 80s and 90s, while on semi-hiatus from performing, visual art and particularly film was his primary output. So, it was perhaps unsurprising that when we asked Palestine for a list of his favourite albums and he instead sent back a list of his favourite films.

That said, Palestine is also something of a contrarian. Famously when asked if he fit in with the inventors of minimalists like Riley, Glass and Reich, his contemporaries on the New York scene, he replied “if anything, I invented maximalism”. Yet this contrarian attitude is not borne out of pure mischief, something he certainly exudes, but because he doesn’t much like labels and rules. Incidentally, he also doesn’t much like lists.

Arthur Blythe Profile: Part 3

Source: burning ambulance.

Beginning in the late 1970s, alto saxophonist Arthur Blythe recorded a string of highly creative, pathbreaking albums, the majority of which have been reissued in recent years. We’re digging into them this week. Part 1 of this series discussed his live albums The Grip and Metamorphosis, his first studio album Bush Baby, and his Columbia Records debut, Lenox Avenue Breakdown. Part 2 looked at his next four Columbia albums: In the Tradition, Illusions, Blythe Spirit, and Elaborations. Today, the series concludes with an examination of the end of Blythe’s Columbia tenure, which includes the albums Light Blue: Arthur Blythe Plays Thelonious Monk, Put Sunshine In It, Da-Da, and Basic Blythe.