Chicago Scene: October 12-19, 2019

This is a weekly overview of live avant performances in the Chicago area. Contact us if you’d like your shows listed.

Saturday, October 12th 2019

7:30PM at the Logan Center Performance Hall, 915 E 60th, 773.702.ARTS ($15)
Third Coast Percussion — music by Peter Martin, Ayanna Woods, Alex Lunsqui, G F Haas, Rodrigo Bussad

Sunday, October 13th 2019

8:00PM at Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S Morgan, 773.837.0145

Monday, October 14th 2019

9:00PM at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont, 773.281.4444
Extraordinary Popular Delusions : Jim Baker, Ed Wilkerson Jr, Brian Sandstrom, Steve Hunt

Wednesday, October 16th 2019

9:00PM at Café Mustache, 2313 N Milwaukee, 773.877.3327 (wheelchair-accessible)
Ratchet Series
Jason Roebke, Sam Pluta
Dave Rempis, Jason Adasiewicz

Friday, October 18th 2019

8:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
a•pe•ri•od•ic (41): 10th Season Retrospective
Music by Catherine Lamb, Laura Steenberge, Carolyn Chen, Taku Sugimoto, Jürg Frey, Kunsu Shim

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($20-$17)
Rova Saxophone Quartet : 42 years and counting
Steve Adams, Jon Raskin, Bruce Ackley, Larry Ochs

Saturday, October 19th 2019

7:30PM at Comfort Station, 2579 N Milwaukee ($5 suggested donation)
Mabel Kwan
Corey Smith

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$12)
SSWH Duo : Sara Schoenbeck, Wayne Horvitz

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RareNoiseRecords New Releases

Source: RareNoiseRecords.

RareNoiseRecords Presents
Francesco Guerri’s Solo Cello Recording
Su Mimmi non si spara!

The music of Italian cellist Francesco Guerri obliterates the line between contemporary classical music and free improvisation, sculpting spontaneous invention into startling, unpredictable compositions. On his striking third album, Su Mimmi non si spara!, Guerri presents a dozen innovative pieces that span a wide range of stylistic approaches and technical challenges, invigorated by the physicality of his virtuosic playing and the deep emotional bond he maintains with his instrument.

Due out October 25, Su Mimmi non si spara! contrasts moments of ethereal beauty with visceral aggression, aching lyricism with abstract noise, whisper-quiet minimalism with rock-inspired power. His expansive attack on the cello incorporates such disparate methods as alternative tunings, percussive bowing, exotic preparations and electronic distortions. At its core is the tension between the cerebral invention of Guerri’s boundary-stretching technique and the passionate expression he conveys to his audience.

Multi-Instrumentalist and Sound Designer
Lorenzo Feliciati
Joins Master Drummer Michele Rabbia on

Following such visionary projects as 2015’s evocative KOI, 2017’s powerhouse prog-rock outing Elevator Man and 2018’s Twinscapes II: A Modern Approach to the Dance Floor (with fellow bassist Colin Edwin), Italian bassist-producer-arranger and RareNoise recording artist Lorenzo Feliciati joins forces with fellow countryman, master drummer Michele Rabbia, on Antikythera. Named for an ancient Greek mechanism that was used to predict astronomical positions and eclipses for calendar and astrological purposes, Feliciati’s seventh recording as a leader for RareNoise traverses a myriad of moods, from graceful and haunting soundscapes to dramatic crescendos to intimate piano trio pieces, while showcasing his remarkable facility on fretted and fretless basses, keyboards, electric guitar and samples. Special guests on Antikythera include trumpeter and RareNoise recording artist Cuong Vu, saxophonist Andy Sheppard, Italian pianists Rita Marcotulli and Alessandro Gwis and Feliciati’s Naked Truth and Mumpbeak bandmate, keyboardist Roy Powell.

AMN Picks of the Week: Nick Dunston / Peuker8 / Clavicvla / Witchcraft & Black Magic In The United Kingdom / Kyle Erye Clyd

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Nick Dunston – Atlantic Extraction (2019)
Various Artists – Witchcraft & Black Magic In The United Kingdom (2019)
Peuker8 – Radiance (2019)
Clavicvla – Sepulchral Blessing (2019)
Kyle Erye Clyd – Eggshell (2019)

Jaimie Branch Interviewed About New Album

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

“The concept is music,” says avant-garde jazz trumpeter Jaimie Branch of Fly or Die II: Bird Dogs of Paradise. “It’s not a concept album, like a Rush album or something.”

Yet conceptual trappings hang all over Branch’s second album with her Fly or Die quartet: cellist Lester St. Louis, bassist Jason Ajemian, and drummer Chad Taylor. The ragged, hypnotic opener “Birds of Paradise” is answered with the back-end title track. The main event (“Prayer for Amerikka”) is a two-part, 11-and-a-half-minute blues and political epic, which segues into another track (“Twenty-Three n Me, Jupiter Redux”) by way of an improvised passage from St. Louis.

“I try to write all my music like a suite,” acknowledges Branch in her distinct Chicago twang (she’s now based in Brooklyn). Even so, her newfound ambition on Fly or Die II is unquestionable.

Anthony Pateras Tour Dates

Source: Anthony Pateras.

NOV 2019
14/10: DE — Berlin: KM28
15/10: DE — Berlin: Musica Sanae Festival

OCT 2019
eRikM duo AU/NZ DATES 2019
17/10: AU— Castlemaine: Theatre Royal
18/10: AU — Melbourne: Polyphonic Social
19/10: AU — Hobart: MONA
20/10: AU — Launceston: MOFO Sessions
21/10: AU — Sydney: People’s Republic of Australasia in Camperdown
23/10: NZ — Auckland: Audio Foundation (solos)
24/10: NZ — Auckland: Audio Foundation (duo)
25/10: NZ — Wellington: Pyramid Club
26/10: NZ — Wellington: Pyramid Club
27/10: NZ — Dunedin: Jutland Street
28/10: AU — Melbourne: Laser Pig (DJ Set)