Newsbits: Alexander Noice / Anna Webber / Keith Fullerton Whitman / Anthony Braxton

The Quietus reviews the new release from Alexander Noice (which is excellent by the way).

I Care If You Listen reviews the latest from Anna Webber (another excellent release).

Keith Fullerton Whitman has released a new 8-channel work as a free download.

Finally, the Tricentric Foundation has posted a playlist of Anthony Braxton videos.

BMOP Roaring Twenties Performance in Boston, October 4

Source: BMOP.

Friday, October 4, 2019 | 8:00pm
Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory

John Alden Carpenter Krazy Kat (1922)
Dalit Warshaw Sirens: A Concerto for Theremin and Orchestra* (2018)
Carolina Eyck, theremin
Joseph Schillinger First Airophonic Suite (1929)
Carolina Eyck, theremin
Kurt Weill Kleine Dreigroschenmusik (Little Threepenny Music) (1929)
John Alden Carpenter Skyscrapers, complete ballet score (1926)
Gil Rose, conductor

The world premiere of Dalit Warshaw’s new concerto for the theremin is paired with one of the first large-scale works written for it: Joseph Schillinger’s First Airphonic Suite, both featuring theremin virtuoso Carolina Eyck. Plus Krazy Kat and Skyscrapers, two jazz-age ballets from John Alden Carpenter, and Kurt Weill’s 1929 suite from The Threepenny Opera.

In addition to this performance, BMOP plans to record these two historic works for release on BMOP/sound. This CD will not only capture what is sure to be an unforgettable rendition of these two concertos, but also make a major contribution to the growth of the theremin as a concert instrument. While BMOP has been a significant proponent of the theremin, we have yet to record and release music for the theremin; this will be a historic addition to the BMOP/sound catalog.

San Francisco Scene: September 6-13, 2019

Source: Bay Improviser.

Friday, September 6

Fri 9/06 6:30 PM Honey Hive Gallery [4117 Judah St SF]
I.o , Murder Murder , Earth Jerks, and Rodrigo Barriga Quartet at the Honey Hive Gallery SF

Fri 9/06 8:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Do-Over Music Series #9: The Jordan Glenn Party + Beth Schenck

Sunday, September 8

Sun 9/08 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Greg Kelley (Seattle) + Chris Cooper + Danishta Rivero + Jacob Felix Heule quartet
Zachary James Watkins
Glands Of External Secretion

Tuesday, September 10

Tue 9/10 9:00 PM Uptown Nightclub [1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland]
Active Music Series presents:
– Velox Humm (Scott Amendola + Lenny Gonzalez)
– Suki O’Kane
– Aaron Oppenheim

Thursday, September 12

Thu 9/12 8:00 PM Envelop SF [The Midway at 900 Marin St, SF CA]
SFEMF announces its 20th Anniversary Festival dedicated to groundbreaking electronic music. With one evening of fixed media multi-channel sound works and three nights of live performances featuring a diverse cadre of internationally renowned and emerging composers. The festival will begin at Envelop SF, a next-generation immersive audio venue. This concert will present fixed media works by Amy X Neuburg, Jim O’Rourke and Italian duo My Cat Is An Alien. The festival continues with live performances Friday through Sunday at Brava Theater Center.

Friday, September 13
Fri 9/13 6:00 PM Design By Cosmic [115 Cooper St., Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz CA 95060]
Catherine Provenzano: “Pitch Correction Software and Vocal Ecology”
Musicologist Catherine Provenzano examines how pitch correction software Auto-Tune and Melodyne reify racial and gender stereotypes, including their development and use in US Top 40 and hip-hop music. Provenzano draws from interviews she conducted with software developers, audio engineers, music producers, and artists in Los Angeles, New York, Silicon Valley, and Germany. This event is part of a series of Digital Alchemy Talks at Design By Cosmic, probing the intellectual and ideological histories of art and technology.

Fri 9/13 7:30 PM Oakland Technical High School [4351 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611 Auditorium Entrance on 42nd Street]
“Watershed” is a collection of six new pieces composed by Ted Allen for the Incendiary Cycle, an ongoing creative music project for four horns, electronics and percussion. The Incendiary Cycle is an evolving set of reflections on the dynamic relationships between people, industry, and nature in California.

Fri 9/13 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Fri 9/13 8:00 PM Brava Theater Center [2781 24th St, San Francisco, CA]
SFEMF announces its 20th Anniversary Festival dedicated to groundbreaking electronic music. With one evening of fixed media multi-channel sound works and three nights of live performances featuring a diverse cadre of internationally renowned and emerging composers, the festival will begin at Envelop SF, a next-generation immersive audio venue and continue at Brava Theater Center with live performances Friday through Sunday. Friday evening artists: Maggi Payne, Joel St. Julien, and MSHR.

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Sunday, September 8th:
6pm: KYLE MOTL / KEIR GoGWILT – Contrabass / Violin
7pm: FEDERICO UGHI / DANIEL CARTER / PATRICK HOLMES / MATTHEW PUTMAN /
HILLIARD GREENE – Drums / Reeds Trumpet / Clarinet / Keyboard / Bass

Sunday, September 15th:
6pm: CHRIS PITSIOKOS – Solo Alto Sax!
7pm: TAMIO SHIRAISHI – Solo Alto Sax!

Sunday, September 22nd:
6pm: REMEMBERING BERN NIX – Two Sets for Bern Nix!
BEYOND GROUP with: CHERYL PYLE / MICHAEL EATON / REGGIE SYLVESTER
7pm: RETROGRADE: MATT LAVELLE / REGGIE SYLVESTER

September 29th:
6pm: VINNIE SPERRAZZA / NOA FORT / SIMON JERMYN – Drums / Vocals / Guitar!
7pm: SAM NEWSOME / DANIEL CARTER – Soprano Sax / Woodwinds!

DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a small gallery. Take the F train to East Broadway or the 6 train to Canal or the B or D to Grand, or the M-15 bus to Madison & Catherine. Come on Down, the Sunday Music Series is Always Free & the Vibes are Always Cosy. You can check the weekly in-store sets through our Instagram feed