Array to Zed Podcasts

Source: Arraymusic.

After Martin Arnold began his term as Artistic Director of Arraymusic in July of 2017, he began a series of podcasts playfully entitled ‘Array to Zed : An Experimental Music Alphabet.’

He chatted with volunteer Georgia Carley about the ideas, procedures, composers and music that make up that nebulous beautiful thing we call “Experimental Music.” The inspiration for the composers featured was provided by each letter of the Alphabet. Before Martin’s term ended in September 2018, when he took up a position as an Assistant Professor at Trent University, they were able to complete the 6 episodes for the letters A to F.

AMN Picks of the Week: Sly & the Family Drone / Tony Buck & Massimo Pupillo / Sileni / Roscoe Mitchell Orchestra

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.

Sly & the Family Drone – Gentle Persuaders (2019)
Tony Buck & Massimo Pupillo – Time Being (2019)
Tony Buck & Massimo Pupillo – Unseen (2019)
Sileni – Long Forgotten Bowers (2019)
Roscoe Mitchell Orchestra – Littlefield Concert Hall Mills College (2019)

AMN Picks of the Week: Alden Jenks / Eli Keszler / Ben Lamar Gay / Cosgrove, Shipp & Parker / Gleb Kanasevich / Rodrigues & Moir

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.

Alden Jenks – Drones (2018)
Eli Keszler – Empire (2019)
Ben Lamar Gay – Confetti In The Sky Like Fireworks (2019)
Jeff Cosgrove / Matthew Shipp / William Parker – Near Disaster (2019)
Gleb Kanasevich – Asleep (2019)
Guilherme Rodrigues / Johan Moir – Hollow Wood (2018)

AMN Picks of the Week: Ni / Anna Webber / Hezaliel / The Nent / Evans & Pluta

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.

Ni – Pantophobie (2019)
Anna Webber – Clockwise (2019)
Hezaliel – Inferno (2019)
The Nent – Vulner (2019)
Peter Evans / Sam Pluta – Two Live Sets (2019)

AMN Picks of the Week: Green Dome / Africa Anthology / Liebman, Rudolph & Drake / Rajna Swaminathan / Mount Meander

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.

Green Dome (Parkins / Sawyer / Smith) – Thinking In Stitches (2019)
Various Artists – Anthology of Contemporary Music From Africa Continent (2019)
Dave Liebman / Adam Rudolph / Hamid Drake – Chi (2019)
Rajna Swaminathan – Of Agency and Abstraction (2019)
Mount Meander – Live in Berlin (2019)

This Week in New York

Source: I CARE IF YOU LISTEN.

SANCTUM – A BALLET IN THE ROUND
Miro Magloire’s New Chamber Ballet continues its series with the world premiere of Sanctum, set to music by two major composers, Kaija Saariaho, and Karin Rehnquist, with guest singers Charlotte Mundy, Mary Mackenzie, and Elisa Sutherland of Ekmeles joining the resident Magloire ensemble of dancers and musicians. Also on the program is Magloire’s Morning Song, a solo to music by John Cage.
Monday, February 18 & Tuesday, February 19 at 7:30 PM
City Center Studio 5, 130 West 56 Street, New York, NY

CUTTING EDGE CONCERTS
The program includes Philip Glass’s Annunciation Quintet, Victoria Bond’s Simeron Kremate, Maria Newman’s Pennipotenti, and a preview performance of Victoria Bond’s new opera, The Adventures of Gulliver.
Monday, February 18 at 7:30 PM
Symphony Space, Leonard Nimoy Thalia, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY

HORST RICKELS WITH SHELLEY HIRSCH // CRYSTAL PENALOSA: SOURCES OF POWER
Mixology kicks off with an evening featuring Shelley Hirsch reviving Host Rickels’s instrument, The Mercurius Wagon, and Crystal Penalosa‘s new piece, Sources of Power for electronics, voice, and movement.
Tuesday, February 19 at 8:00 PM
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

ANTHONY BRAXTON’S COMPOSITION NO. 222
Wet Ink’s Josh Modney (violin) and Eric Wubbels (piano) perform an evening-length rendition of Anthony Braxton’s Composition No. 222 for violin and piano, from Braxton’s Ghost Trance Music series.
Tuesday, February 19 at 9:00 PM
Areté, 67 West Street, Brooklyn, NY

JON SATROM: PREPARED DESKTOP / ALI SANTANA: BOOMBAYÉ
Jon Satrom pushes of his limits in Prepared Desktop while multi-media artist Ali Santana explores rhythm, identity, community, nature, abstraction, and displacement through hard-knocking beats and synchronized projections in Boombayé.
Wednesday, February 20 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $18, $25 doors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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WANG LU | COMPOSER PORTRAITS
International Contemporary Ensemble and Yarn/Wire perform the music of composer and pianist Wang Lu.
Thursday, February 21 at 8:00 PM
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY

MICHELE MERCURE // 51717
Roulette, with RVNG Intl. and Freedom To Spend, presents minimal synthesist and experimental composer Michele Mercure‘s long-overdue New York City debut.
Friday, February 22 at 8:00 PM
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

APERGHIS RECITATIONS
Stephanie Lamprea performs Georges Aperghis’s 14 Recitations at ShapeShifter Lab.
Friday, February 22 at 8:15 PM
ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn, NY

NED ROTHENBERG: BEYOND C WITH DAVID BLOOM AND CONTEMPORANEOUS
Composed by Ned Rothenberg, Beyond C is a concerto for improvising woodwind soloist—Ned Rothenberg —and an ensemble of varied instruments—Contemporaneous. Inspired by seminal minimalist composer Terry Riley’s landmark composition In C (1964) which first introduced the musical style now known as Minimalism to a mainstream audience, Rothenberg’s Beyond C expands the harmonic, timbral, and rhythmic world of that work. It retains the modular structure of Riley’s original piece, but the progression through the work is formed by the conductor who, in partnership with the soloist, shapes each performance in a unique way.
Sunday, February 24 at 8:00 PM
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY