Source: Brooklyn’s Scholes Street Studio.
Wednesday, December 4, 7pm: Artificial Dawn: Music for Improvising Ensemble
A concert of open-instrumentation works for improvising ensemble, centered on ideas of loss, fragmentation, and recreation.
Featuring scores by George Lewis, Lou Sheppard, and others
Friday, December 6, 8pm: Polyfold Presents – Alex Levine Trio and Alex Tosca Trio
Polyfold is a grassroots, artist-led non-profit organization that helps create opportunities for improvising musicians to present creative works. With a core-membership comprised of five Brooklyn-based musicians, Polyfold produces concerts, recordings and workshops in an effort to serve the broader experimental art community, celebrating open mindedness, honest expression and human connection.
Alex Levine Trio
Alex Levine – guitar
Ben Rolston – bass
Stephen Boegehold – drums
Axel Tosca Laugart Trio
Axel Tosca Laugart – piano
Daniel Winshall – bass
Adriel Vincent-Brown – drums
Sunday, December 8, 3pm: Bowers Fader Duo
The Bowers Fader Duo presents the second encore of their Third Annual New American Art Song Concert. They will play works by Scott Wheeler, Hilary Purrington, Frank Brickle, William Anderson, Randy Woolf, and Paul Salerni.
Jessica Bowers, mezzo
Oren Fader, guitar
Wednesday, December 11, 8pm: A Very Merry Minimalistmas!
Carrie Frey and Tamika Gorski present: A Very Merry Minimalistmas! Are you in need of more jingle bells? Feeling the holiday spirit again and again and again and don’t know how to express it? Come to Scholes St. Studio for a play-along of Carrie Freiley’s In C(hristmas)! It’s based on Terry Riley’s classic “In C,” but with a hefty dose of holiday twist. There will be music and festive snacks and beverages!
Saturday, December 14, 7pm: SonicXchange Presents
SonicXchange presents new sounds.
7pm Aron Namenwirth: Guitar, Eric Plaks: Piano
8pm Stephen Gauci: Sax, Santiago Leibson: Piano, Shawn Lovato: bass, Colin Hinton: Drums
9pm Paul Austerlitz: Bass and Contrabass Clarinet, Don Slatoff: Bass Clarinet, Ehran Elisha: Drums
10pm Bonnie Kane: Sax and Electronics, Hans Tammen: Buchla, John Loggia: Drums, Jon Panikkar: Drums.
Friday, December 20, 8pm: Ras Moche/Jack DeSalvo/Matt Lavelle Trios
“The Power of Three”
8pm Ras Moshe with Dave Miller and Dave Ross
9pm Jack DeSalvo with Tom Cabrera and Dmitry Ishenko
10pm Matt Lavelle with Evan Crane and Leonid Galaganov
Sunday, December 22, 8pm: Matt Lavelle’s 12 Houses – 10th Anniversary concert
Matt Lavelle celebrates the 10th anniversary of his 12 Houses ensemble!
In 2011 Matt Lavelle created the 12 Houses Orchestra, comprised mostly of musicians he has collaborated with over a 20 year period in New York City. The 12 Houses have performed thirty-five concerts in New York City as of March 2016. Currently the 12 Houses have an every Sunday residency at Nublu in downtown New York City, and have a book of over 50 compositions. This Spring of 2016 the 12 Houses released their debut album on Unseen Rain records called Solidarity.
Lavelle has played and collaborated with Ornette Coleman, William Parker, Warren Smith, Henry Grimes, Eric Mingus, Sabir Mateen, Roy Campbell, Daniel Carter, Jemeel Moondoc, Mat Maneri, Ras Moshe, Hilliard Greene, Steve Swell, Matana Roberts, Bern Nix, Jack DeSalvo, Charles Downs, Tom Cabrera, Francois Grillot, Giuseppi Logan, William Hooker and many others.
With over 20 appearances as a sideman on record, Lavelle has also released six records as a leader: Handling the Moment (2002), Trumpet Rising, Bass Clarinet Moon (2004), Spiritual Power (2006), Manifestation Drama (2009), and Goodbye New York, Hello World (2011), and Solidarity (2016). In addition, Lavelle is a prolific blogger and writer. He published his first book, New York City Subway Drama and Beyond in 2011. In 2013 Lavelle published a second book called The Jazz Musician’s Tarot Deck. Lavelle is also author of the blog No Sound Left Behind.
12 Houses Members
Nicole Davis- trumpet
Mary Cherney – flute
Alex Hamburger- Baritone Sax
Ras Moshe- Tenor sax/soprano/flute
Charles Waters- alto sax/clarinet
Sweet Lee Odom- Soprano sax/clarinet/alto sax
Ramsey Ameen- violin
Mark Hagen- cello
Jack DeSalvo- Guitar/banjo
Anders Nilsson- Guitar
Chris Forbes- piano
Chien Chien Lu-vibes
Anais Maviel- voice
Ar Braf- rap
Jeremy Carlstedt- drums