Adventures In Sound And Music From July 29

Source: The Wire.

Alex Ward
From Gated

Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp
“Empty Skies”
From We’re OK. But We’re Lost Anyway.
(Les Disques Bongo Joe/L’Autre Distribution)

Ndenga Andre Destin Et Les Golden Sounds
From Various Cameroon Garage Funk
(Analog Africa)

Francisco Mela featuring William Parker & Matthew Shipp
“Dark Light”
From Music Frees Our Souls Vol 1

Romy Caen, Nick Ashwood & Jim Denley
“Part 2”
From Between Back And Foreground

David Toop/Akio Suzuki/Lawrence English
“It’s Winter Already”
From Breathing Spirit Forms

David Lee Myers
“GEO 2 Pannotia”
From Reduced To A Geometrical Point

Lawrence English
“The River”
From A Mirror Holds The Sky
(Room 40)

Alan Vega/Ben Vaughn/Barb Dwyer/Palmyra Delran
“High Speed Roller”
From Alan Vega After Dark
(In The Red)

Extended Techniques NYC Calendar August 2021 

Source: extended techniques.

Highlight of the month: TIME:SPANS 2021 festival: August 12-29.
Complete program here
Special highlights included below.

TUESDAY, August 3 and MONDAY, August 16
7pm Max Johnson Heroes Trio
Jason Rigby – Tenor Saxophone; Max Johnson – bass and Jeff Davis – drums
VENUE: Barbès

SATURDAY, August 7
2 – 5pm DMG-30 Celebration
Josh Sinton / Daniel Carter / Sam Newsome
Samantha Riott
Laura Cocks
VENUE: Oliver Coffee at 5 Oliver Street, New York

THURSDAY, August 12
7.30pm + 9.30pm John Escreet
VENUE: The Jazz Gallery
ADMISSION: $25/$10 members; cabaret seating: $35/$20 members

FRIDAY, August 13
7.30pm + 9.30pm Ralph Alessi and Baida Quartet
Ralph Alessi -trumpet
Craig Taborn -piano
Drew Gress -bass
Nasheet Waits -drums
VENUE: The Jazz Gallery
ADMISSION: $10 -$35

FRIDAY, August 13
7pm String Orchestra of Brooklyn with Adam Tendler
Julius Eastman & Devonté Hynes
Eli Spindel – conductor
Adam Tendler – piano
Members of String Orchestra of Brooklyn
VENUE: Little Island @Pier55
ADMISSION: free (registration required)

FRIDAY, August 13
7–11pm False Harmonics #8
Matthew Shipp, Michael Bisio, Jason Hwang, Ama Birch & David Henderson perform with Alex Harsley’s The First Light
VENUE: Pioneer Works
ADMISSION: $15- $20

SATURDAY, August 14
6:30pm CD Release Performance for “Adam Lane / Stephen Gauci, Pandemic Duets”
Adam Lane – bass / Stephen Gauci – tenor saxophone
8pm Release “Morris/Gauci/Lane, Studio Sessions Vol. 3
Stephen Gauci – tenor sax / Adam Lane – bass / Joe Morris – drums
VENUE: DMG (In-Store)

SATURDAY, August 14
8 PM Lea Bertucci / Charmaine Lee
VENUE: The DUMBO Archway
ADMISSION: Tickets: $10

WEDNESDAY, August 18
7:30pm TIME:SPANS 2021 // JACK Quartet, Tony Arnold
Amy Williams, Urquintett (2020) for soprano and string quartet
Jason Eckardt, Passage (2020)
JACK Quartet
Tony Arnold, soprano
VENUE: DiMenna Center for Classical Music

THURSDAY, August 19
7pm Tyshawn Sorey & International Contemporary Ensemble: Autoschediasm
Tyshawn Sorey – composer and conductor
musicians from the International Contemporary Ensemble
VENUE: Little Island @Pier55
ADMISSION: free (registration required)

SUNDAY, August 22
7pm Claire Chase & The Juilliard School community: Pan
Claire Chase – flutes
Levy Lorenzo – electronics
Marcos Balter – composer
The Juilliard School community members
VENUE: Little Island @Pier55
ADMISSION: free (registration required)

MONDAY, August 23
7pm Jeremiah Cymerman w/ special guest Brian Chase
Jeremiah Cymerman, celebrating his newest solo record “Citadels & Sanctuaries”
Brian Chase’s “Drums & Drones”
VENUE: IRL (80 Franklin Street, Brooklyn)

MONDAY, August 23
7:30pm TIME:SPANS 2021 // Talea Ensemble, Tony Arnold
Catherine Lamb, parallaxis forma (2016) for voice and ensemble
Sarah Hennies, Clock Dies (2021)
Oscar Bettison, La Arqueología del Neón
TALEA Ensemble
Soprano: Tony Arnold
Conductor: James Baker

VENUE: DiMenna Center for Classical Music

THURSDAY, August 26
7:30pm TIME:SPANS 2021 // Seth Parker Woods + Pierre Alexandre Tremblay
George E. Lewis, Not Alone, 2014-15
Fredrick Gifford Difficult Grace, 2019
Monty Adkins, Winter Tendrils, 2014/2020
Nathalie Joachim, The Race: 1915, 2019
Ryan Carter, Default Mode Network, 2019
Freida Abtan, My Heart Is a River, 2020
Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, asinglewordisnotenough 3 [invariant], 2015
Seth Parker Woods, cello
Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, electronics

VENUE: DiMenna Center for Classical Music

THURSDAY, August 26
8pm Brandon Lopez, Mat Maneri, Tyshawn Sorey
VENUE: Zürcher Gallery

THURSDAY, August 26
8pm Sonny Singh: Chardi Kala
Sonny Singh – vocals, trumpet, and dhol; Jonathan Goldberger – guitar; Ria Modak – guitar, harmonium, and vocals; Yuka Tadano – bass and Rohin Khemani – drums & tabla

VENUE: Barbès

FRIDAY, August 27
7pm An Evening with Angélica Negrón, Caroline Shaw & Raquel Acevedo Klein
Raquel Acevedo Klein (voice, electronics),
Caroline Shaw (voice, viola, electronics)
Angélica Negrón (voice, electronics)
VENUE: Little Island @Pier55
ADMISSION: free (registration required)

SATURDAY, August 28
7:30pm TIME:SPANS 2021 // Talea Ensemble
Ashley Fure, Fast Forward (2015)
Anthony Cheung, A line can go anywhere (2019)
Matthias Pintscher, Bereshit (2011-2013)
TALEA Ensemble
James Baker, conductor
VENUE: DiMenna Center for Classical Music

SUNDAY, August 29
7:30pm TIME:SPANS 2021 // Alarm Will Sound
Tyshawn Sorey, For George Lewis, 2019
Alarm Will Sound
Alan Pierson, conductor
VENUE: DiMenna Center for Classical Music

Celestial Ephemerides: A Collection Of Dark Ambient Summary Reviews, Part III 

Source: The Dungeon in Deep Space.

I love how Dark Ambient continues to grow and find ways to expand beyond the typical means of uniformity. While the baseline of stimulating drones and gloomy soundscapes are a permanent fixture in Dark Ambient music, the use of textured field recordings and the fusion of other genres show an increased variety in the music created for this genre and how it is able to expand. Welcome to round three of Celestial Ephemerides for my Dark Ambient summary reviews and I hope you savor this broad spectrum of releases and appreciate them as much as I do.

AMN Reviews: Frédéric D. Oberland – Même Soleil (2021; IIKKI)

Frédéric D. Oberland is known for his contributions to Oiseaux-Tempête and for co-founding Nahal Recordings. Même Soleil is his third solo album, an organic, trancelike excursion into parts both familiar and unknown.

Oberland takes the concept of the solo album seriously playing all instruments himself, including analog synthesizers, mellotron, flutes, alto sax, duduk, vocals, percussion, electric bass, and guitar. To this, he adds field recordings and tasteful drum programming. At points, Oberland toys with structures that approach Riley’s In C , in that small, repeating themes combine and fall apart in minimalistic patterns. With an emphasis on synth, strings, and percussion, he provides slowly-evolving motifs and patterns that combine subtle jazz and blues inflections with sound collages. The unrushed nature and haunting weirdness of some of these pieces have a psychedelic air…one in which strange noises flourish in the presence of a one-man jam session. As the album progresses, it takes on the feel of a low-budget 1970s science-fiction movie soundtrack, and does so in an utterly charming fashion,

Même Soleil is one of those “greater than the sum of its parts” releases. Fresh, unique, and different, this one gets two thumbs up.

Harmonic Series 1/7 is Out

Source: harmonic series.

annotations expanded
a conversation about notation with Cristián Alvear and Radu Malfatti

Christoph Herndler – vom Festen, das Weiche (2006/2007)

Romy Caen, Nick Ashwood and Jim Denley – Between Back and Foreground (caterpillar, 2021)
eventless plot – anisixia (edition wandelweiser, 2021)
eva-maria houben – 3 trios (edition wandelweiser, 2021)
Charlotte Hug | Thomas Rohrer | Philip Somervell – F U O G N (QTV Label, 2021)
anne-f jacques – poudrerie (winds measure recordings, 2021)
Konus Quartett & Klaus Lang – Drei Allmenden (Cubus Records, 2021)
Catherine Lamb with Bryan Eubanks & Rebecca Lane – Prisma Interius IV (umland editions, 2021)
hannes lingens – music for strings (edition wandelweiser, 2021)
Andrea Massaria – New Needs Need New Techniques (Leo, 2021)
andré o. möller with hans eberhard maldfeld – out of a matrix (partially) (edition wandelweiser, 2021)
Phill Niblock – NuDaf (XI Records, 2021)
Weston Olencki – Verd Mont (SUPERPANG, 2021)
The Pitch – KM28 (Tripticks Tapes, 2021)
Christopher A. Williams & Liminar – On Perpetual (Musical) Peace? (Edition Telemark, 2021)

Freq Reviews

Source: Freq.

Wil Bolton – Sumida Colours
Cindytalk – The Wind Is Strong… / Wappinschaw
Alex Ward – Gated
Sun Ra – Lanquidity
Loscil – Clara
John Sellekaers – Observer Effect
Breathless – Between Happiness And Heartache
Maridalen – Maridalen
Gnod – Easy To Build, Hard To Destroy
Lunatraktors – The Missing Star
Klick und Aus – AIDS Delikat
Invictus Hi-Fi – The Market Deities
Nova Materia – Made To Measure Volume 45: Xpujil
The Holy Family – The Holy Family
Hector Zazou – Made To Measure Volume 5: Geographies

All About Jazz Reviews

Source: All About Jazz.

The Last Call
Larry Coryell & Philip Catherine

Long Tall Sunshine
Barry Altschul’s 3Dom Factor

New York Eye And Ear Control Revisited
Albert Ayler

The Latest From Clean Feed Records
Multiple Artists

Zero Grasses: Ritual For The Losses
Jen Shyu and Jade Tongue

J. Peter Schwalm & Markus Reuter

Liudas Mockūnas / Arvydas Kazlauskas

Gerald Cleaver

Ear Taxi Festival Coming to Chicago This Fall


Featuring Ear Taxi Festival new commissions by Zachary Good and Tonia Ko, Tomeka Reid, and Janice Misurell-Mitchell; world premieres by Kari Watson, Lupita Diaz-Donato, Thurman Barker, Regina Harris Baiocchi, Amos Gillespie, Ronnie Kuller, Heidi Joosten, Devin Clara Fanslow, Ephraim Champion, Evan Williams, Osnat Netzer, and Daniel Pesca; a U.S. premiere by composer and keynote speaker George Lewis; and Chicago and world premieres by Eric Malmquist and Chicago Symphony Orchestra Composer-in-Residence Jessie Montgomery

Ear Taxi Festival is thrilled to have recently announced a full schedule of events for 2021, taking place from Wednesday, September 15 through Monday, October 4 in venues across Chicago. A presentation of New Music Chicago, Ear Taxi Festival celebrates new, contemporary classical, experimental, creative, electronic, and other kinds of music and sound-practice that are composed by, improvised by, and performed in Chicago by Chicagoans.

This year’s theme, “HEAR CHICAGO,” is a call to engage with the vast multiplicity of styles and traditions that constitutes Chicago’s expansive musical identity, focusing on musicians of color as a significant part of the city’s complex history.