This Week in New York 


Cellist Joshua Roman returns to The Church of the Intercession with pianist Conor Hanick to perform the works of Arvo Pärt and Alfred Schnittke.
Wednesday, September 18 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $80, including Wine Tasting & hors-d’oeuvres
The Church of the Intercession Crypt, West 155th and Broadway, New York, NY

Ensemble Pamplemousse and JACK arts curates and produces a three-day festival of experimental music and performance at JACK Arts, from September 19 – 21, 2019. The third iteration of an annual festival follows in the tradition of the Annual Avant-Garde Festival, which took place between 1963 and 1980, advancing the careers of hundreds of young musicians and artists while deeply expanding the repertoire of the disciplines featured. Chance and Circumstance seeks to bring together American collectives and sound/media artists working in the field of experimental arts, music, and music theater, with a strong focus on the community of New York City.
Thursday, September 19 to Saturday, September 21 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $10-$15
JACK 18 Putnam Avenue Brooklyn, NY

Donnacha Dennehy’s The Hunger concerns itself with the Great Irish Famine of 1845–52, which transformed Irish society irrevocably, resulting in the loss of approximately one million people to death and another million to emigration. The Hunger will be presented alongside Eartheater’s When Fire is Allowed to Finish by Queens-based artist Alexandra Drewchin (A.K.A. Eartheater), creating an evening of music centered around historical accounts of personal loss.
Thursday, September 19 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $35
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY

RIP Steve Dalachinsky 

Source: Wikipedia.

Steve Dalachinsky (1946-2019) was a New York downtown poet, active in the music, art, and free jazz scene.[1] He wrote poetry for most of his life and read frequently at Michael Dorf’s club the Knitting Factory, the Poetry Project and the Vision Festival, an Avant-jazz festival held annually on the Lower East Side of New York City. Dalachinsky also read his works in Japan, France and Germany. He has collaborated with many musicians, writing liner notes for artists: William Parker, Susie Ibarra, Matthew Shipp, Roy Campbell, Daniel Carter, Sabir Mateen, Jim O’Rourke and Mat Maneri.

All About Jazz Reviews

Source: All About Jazz.

Taylor Ho Bynum 9-Tette
The Ambiguity Manifesto (Firehouse 12 Records)

Philipp Gropper’s Philm
Consequences (WhyPlayJazz)

Nate Wooley/Dave Rempis/Pascal Niggenkemper/Chris Corsano
Strandwal (Aerophonic Records)

Denman Maroney
Solo @70 (Self Produced)

Setoladimaiale Unit & Evan Parker
Live At Angelica 2018 (Setola di Maiale)

Steve Baczkowski
Old Smoke (Relative Pitch Records)

Martin Speake / Alex Maguire
Feathers (Pumpkin Records)

Freq Reviews

Source: Freq.

Orchestra Entropy – Rituals / Corey Mwamba – NTH

Various – Strain Crack And Break: Music From The Nurse With Wound List, Volume One

Alexander Tucker – Guild Of The Asbestos Weaver

Ulver – Drone Activity

Emme – Into The Darkness / Nathan Moody / HHNOI – Future Rituals

Michael Donnelly – Why So Mute, Fond Lover? / Pardon Error

Gapplegate Music Reviews

Source: Gapplegate.

David Haney, Birth of a City, For String Quartet and Improvising Quartet

Unheard-of//Dialogues, Unheard-of//Ensemble

Dvorak, Elgar, Schumann, Cello Concertos, Strauss, Don Quixote, Kim Cook, St. Petersburg State Symphony, Brohuslav Martinu Philharmonic

Anton Dvorak, Locale, “American” Quartet, Piano Quintet in A Major, The Alexander String Quartet, Joyce Yang, Piano

Coming to Areté Venue & Gallery in October

Source: New York’s Areté Venue & Gallery.

Large Furniture
10/8/19, 8:00 pm
Large Furniture is a quartet of bass players from Brooklyn, NY (Greg Chudzik, Tristan Kasten-Krause, Evan Runyon and Pat Swoboda) that decided what the world really needed was a bass quartet. Their 2019-2020 season opener features the music of Julia Wolfe, Veronika Krausas, Robert Honstein and Larry Polansky, and since they’ve rehearsed it now you have to listen to it.
Robert Honstein, Alone Together (2012)
Veronika Krausas, Sillages (2013)
Larry Polansky, Movement for Lou Harrison (1976/1988)
Julia Wolfe, Stronghold (2008)

Sputterbox: Music for 8×11 Rug
10/10/19, 7:30 pm
Sputter Box presents their first premieres concert! Music for 8×11 Rug is the culmination of a true collaborative experience between performer, composer, and choreographer.
After working in collaborative composition intensives with three composers and a choreographer, Sputter Box will present a premieres concert of interdisciplinary art pieces. Kathryn Vetter (clarinet/bass clarinet), Alina Tamborini (voice), and Peter White (percussion) will perform pieces by Alan Hankers, Joe Krycia, and Christopher Lucius Newman, and choreographed by Neil Parsons. These pieces range from an exploration of a soundworld inspired by the physical act of writing to a satirical commentary on the contemporary classical music field in relation to the Millennial generation.

10/13/19, 7-9:00 pm
Jason Kao Hwang violin, Melanie Dyer viola, Adam Lane bass, Tomas Ulrich cello, Julian Priester trombone, Steve Swell trombone, Dave Storrs percussion, Bernard Purdie percussion
Birth of a City is in that third-stream universe that brings in aspects of classical chamber music with jazz for a more cerebral experience of musical material… Certainly an album worth exploring- Cinemusical, August 2019.

ACUTE trio
10/19/19, 5:00 pm
Kyle Hutchins | Bera Romairone | Sara Zazo
Acute Trio is a modular saxophone trio with members Kyle Hutchins (USA), Bera Romairone (Argentina), and Sara Zazo (Spain) who met at the 2016 Darmstadt Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Germany. Their program will consist of new works written for them by 113 (One Thirteen) Composer’s Collective members Joey Crane, Benjamin J Mansavage Klein, Sam Krahn, Joshua Musikantow, Tiffany M. Skidmore, and Adam Zahller.

Sunday, 10/20/19, 8:00 pm
Den Haag Tribute
Germaine Sijstermans: Jasminum
Vladan Kulišić: new work
Grzegorz Marciniak: melodica duets
Assaf Gidron: Group + Teodora Stepančić: Trumpet
with LCollective
Germaine, Vladan, Grzegorz, Assaf and Teodora met at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague (Netherlands). There they played, composed, drank and also lived together at the legendary Stevinstraat house. Now they still play, compose and drink together.
Piano+ is a concert series dedicated to new and recent music for piano with other instruments and media, inviting composers, performers and audiences into an intimate listening experience, a space for sharing sounds, ideas and music, for open minds and ears. Curated by composer and pianist Teodora Stepančić.

October 25th, 8:00 PM
Screenings of Muyassar’s 16mm film trilogy:
*A Song for Many Women (9m21s, 2018) is a short 16mm movement film exploring gravity, perception, and subtlety. A woman’s dance in the aftermath of war and destruction.
*Field Dances (9m17s, 2019) is a short 16mm dance film ruminating on space, scale, micromovements, and anatomy.
Playing continuously:
*Travelling (10m9s, 2017) is a short 16mm movement film, a pilgrimage, a ritual: exploring gravity, vulnerability, spaces between spaces, visual rhythm, and presence.

Steve Reich’s Drumming at the Getty Museum

Source: LA’s Monday Evening Concerts.

Getty Museum and Monday Evening Concerts presents Steve Reich’s Drumming
Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 6 p.m. | Tram Arrival Plaza | Free; no reservation needed

In a special collaboration with Monday Evening Concerts, the Getty Museum is thrilled to present Steve Reich’s 1971 composition Drumming. A masterpiece of late-20th-century minimalist music, Drumming is a study in percussion with layers of repeated patterns played on bongos, marimbas, and glockenspiels, with piccolo and voice. Experience the cascading passages of Reich’s iconic work as Jonathan Hepfer directs a unique presentation of this world-renowned composer, set among the architecture and vistas of the Getty’s plaza at sunset. Limited chairs and cushions will be available along with floor seating.

Jordan Curcuruto, Eric Derr, Dustin Donahue, Katie Eikam, Kevin Good, ​Sidney Hopson, Yuri Inoo, Ryan Nestor, Derek Tywoniuk (percussion), Laurel Irene and Amanda Keenan (voices) | Michael Matsuno (piccolo)
Jonathan Hepfer, director