Ken Vandermark Profiled Ahead of Chicago Performance

Source: Chicago Reader.

This autumn marks 30 years since Ken Vandermark moved to Chicago. The reedist plays tenor and baritone saxophones as well as B-flat and bass clarinets, and his staggering output—he’s put out six releases this year alone, one of them a five-disc set—can be divided and analyzed according to any number of metrics, including where he spent most of his time while producing the material.

Chicago Scene: November 9-15, 2019

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

Saturday, November 9th 2019

8:00PM at Graham Foundation (Madlener House), 4 W Burton Pl (Free, RSVP)
Jiménez de Cisneros

Sunday, November 10th 2019

4:00PM at the Glenwood, 6962 N Glenwood, 773.764.7363
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound

Monday, November 11th 2019

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

Tuesday, November 12th 2019

9:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($10)
The Bridge #2.2 : Mai Sugimoto, Raymond Boni, Anton Hatwich, Paul Rogers
Andrew Scott Young Trio

Wednesday, November 13th 2019

0PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($8)
Resonance Series
headache
Hedra Rowan
Daniel Wyche

Thursday, November 14th 2019

7:30PM in Fulton Recital Hall, 1010 E 59th, 4th Fl, 773.702.8069 (Free)
Spektral Quartet — music by Tomas Luis de Victoria, Kotoka Suzuki, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Shulamit Ran

8:00PM at Eighth Blackbird Studio, 4045 N Rockwell ($10 suggested donation)
Aux In Friendraiser: Unlikely Pairings/Rock band
John Corkill, Ross Lafleur, Louise Chan, Phil Pierick — music by Louis Andriessen, Dan VanHassel, Chaya Czernowin, Adrian Knight, Betsy Jolas

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($15)
Ken Vandermark’s Momentum 5, with Kim Alpert, Tim Barnes, Katinka Kleijn, Damon Locks, Nick Macri, Lou Mallozzi, Claire Rousay, Mars Williams

Friday, November 15th 2019

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Elastro A/V Night Three
Ritwik Banerji & The Astromusicologists, with Jeff Kimmel, Scott Rubin, Liliana Wosko, Will Faber, Nick Alvarez
Three Hands Clapping : Rebecca McDaniel, Henry Stewart, Ben Zucker
Claire Rousay, Kim Alpert

For more information, such as directions, as well as upcoming performances, see:

http://now-is.org/, http://www.ratchetmusic.com, http://www.mcachicago.org, http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_culturalcenterschedule.html, http://www.skylarkchicago.com, http://www.hideoutchicago.com, http://www.elasticrevolution.com, http://www.myopicbookstore.com/music.html, http://www.lampo.org, http://dalniente.com, http://iceorg.org/events/category/chicago, http://www.emptybottle.com/

Toneshift Reviews

Source: Toneshift.

Orc by Giona Vinti

A Double Dose of Erratum

Occulting Disk by Deathprod

Monitress by Wobbly

Push For Signal by Dosenöffner

Form by mHz

Trace/Venn by Overlay

A Son by Pan American

The Tremblings of the Atmosphere by Aume

Kesif by Sanr

Ibis Color Millet by DC33.33

Not-Landscape by Geoff Wilt

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

The Independent Promoters Alliance,
Eric’s House of Improv and Downtown Music Gallery Present:

The Rare Return of BassDrumBone
Featuring MARK HELIAS / GERRY HEMINGWAY / RAY ANDERSON!!!

Saturday, November 9th at 8pm:
Rare Appearance at ZÜRCHER Gallery –
33 Bleecker St. (East of Lafayette), NY NY 10012
Tel: 212-777-0790 / studio@galeriezurcher.com

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The Downtown Music Gallery 28th Anniversary Celebrations began on May 1st & Continues! Every In-store This Summer Helps Celebrate the Spirit of Creative Music Performed Live.

Sunday, November 10th:
6pm: NOAH BECKER and MICHAEL ATTIAS – Alto Sax Duo
7pm: ROBERT DICK and NICOLA HEIN – Flute and Guitar Duo

Sunday, November 17th:
6pm: JESSE DULMAN QUARTET with RAS MOSHE / BLAISE SIWULA / LEONID GALAGANOV!
7pm: MAX KUTNER – Solo Guitar!

Sunday, November 24th:
6pm: THOMAS HELTON – Solo ContraBass
7pm: REGGIE NICHOLSON – Solo Drums

Sunday, December 8th:
6pm: SAM HARNET – Mandolin / SANA NAGANO – Violin / ZACH SWANSON – Acoustic Bass!
7pm: PEACH and TOMATO: SANA NAGANO and LEONOR FALCON – Strings!

Sunday, December 15th:
6pm: PATRICK BRENNAN – Solo Alto Sax!
7pm: TODD CAPP MYSTERY TRAIN!
8pm: M – violin/electronics / N – guitar/electronics / HANS TAMMEN – Buchla!

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

The Squid’s Ear Reviews

Source: The Squid’s Ear.

Daniel Studer – Extended: For Strings & Piano (ezz-thetics by Hat Hut Records Ltd)

Somersaults (Olie Brice / Tobias Delius / Mark Sanders) – Numerology of Birdsong (West Hill Records)

Guillermo Gregorio / Brandon Lopes – 12 Episodes (Relative Pitch)

Rene Lussier – Quintette (Circum-Disc)

Alan Tomlinson Trio – Inside Out (FMR Records)

Luis Lopes – Love Song: Post Ruins (Shhpuma)