The Roulette in May

John Zorn (cropped version)

Source: New York’s Roulette.

JOHN ZORN: GAME PIECES
SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
Zorn hosts an assembly of great players in a display of strategy, tactics, and musical chutzpah for his classic game pieces, Cobra & Xu Feng.

MATTHEW GOODHEART + MATTHEW OSTROWSKI: ACTION AT A DISTANCE
MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
Ostrowski and Goodheart play activated objects. Sound reembodied in objects, light reembodied in sound.

MIYA MASAOKA: A LINE BECOMES A CIRCLE
WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
A Line Becomes A Circle is a Shomyo-Noh chamber opera featuring a libretto with Haiku fragments.

GUY KLUCEVSEK: BELLOWS BRIGADE
THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
The virtuoso and bellowphonian activist presents an all-accordion group, an homage to Pauline Oliveros, and other new pieces by bandmembers.

INTERPRETATIONS: SPACE (ROSCOE MITCHELL, THOMAS BUCKNER, & SCOTT ROBINSON) // REGGIE NICHOLSON PERCUSSION CONCEPT
THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

JG THIRLWELL: CHOLERA NOCEBO
TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
JG Thirlwell presents Cholera Nocebo, a 50 minute electro-acoustic surround sound immersive cinematic presentation.

THE M6: MEREDITH MONK MUSIC THIRD GENERATION
WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
The M6 vocal ensemble perform rarely heard compositions by Meredith Monk, including “Dolmen Music.”

Chicago Scene: April 29 – May 6, 2017

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chi...

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

Saturday, April 29th 2017

7:30PM at the Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S Woodlawn, 773.702.2100 ($35-$20)

Spektral Quartet and Third Coast Percussion — music by Augusta Read Thomas

Sunday, April 30th 2017

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15)
Tenor Battle
Håkon Kornstad

Monday, May 1st 2017

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

Tuesday, May 2nd 2017

9:00PM at Café Mustache, 2313 N Milwaukee, 773.877.3327 (wheelchair-accessible)
Ratchet Series
Clark Sommers’s Ba(SH), with Geof Bradfield, Dana Hall
Typical Sisters : Greg Uhlmann, Clark Sommers, Matt Carroll

Thursday, May 4th 2017

7:30PM at Comfort Station, 2579 N Milwaukee (Donation)
Tim Daisy Solo
Vagabond Maurice

Friday, May 5th 2017

8:00PM at Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, 773.769.1069 ($10-$8)
Outer Ear
Mabel Kwan

Saturday, May 6th 2017

4:00PM at Iridium Clothing Co, 1330 N Milwaukee
The Lynching Of : an Avant Garde Jazz Hip HOpera
David Boykin and Sebau

8:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Rami Atassi, Tatsu Aoki
Avreeayl Ra, Coco Elysses, JoVia Armstrong, KIOTO, Su Wun Choi

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Stephan Crump’s Rosetta Trio with Liberty Ellman, Jamie Fox

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/

Tom Hamilton and Al Margolis (If, Bwana) on Tour

TOM HAMILTON – electronics
AL MARGOLIS (If, Bwana) – clarinet, violin, objects, electronics
Wed. May 3 at 8pm – Rhizome DC, 6950 Maple St NW (Takoma), Washington, DC. http://www.rhizomedc.org/about-rhizomedc/
Thurs. May 4 at 8pm – Survival Kit @ 78th Street Studios – 1305 West 80th Street, Suite 303, Cleveland, OH http://78thstreetstudios.com/survival-kit-gallery

Fri. May 5 at 8PM – Frequency Fridays,
It Looks Like It’s Open 13 E Tulane Rd, Columbus, OH http://thefusefactory.org/frequency-fridays/

Sat. May 6 at 9pm – The Robinwood Concert House, 2564 Robinwood Ave, Toledo, OH https://toledobellows.wordpress.com
Sun. May 7 at 2pm – Making Contemporary Music workshop, Heiser Auditorium, Kendal at Oberlin, 600 Kendal Dr, Oberlin, OH 44074
Mon. May 8 at 8pm – The Spaghetti Warehouse (behind Church Brew Works), Pittsburgh, PA.

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Fred Frith & Hans Koch! Henry Kaiser Solo AntArctic Guitar! Elliott Sharp / Gareth Davos / Ensemble Resonanz! Barry Guy / Jurg Wickihalder / Lucas Niggli! Gunter Baby Sommer /Gianluigi Trovesi / Manfred Schoof! Miroslav Vitous Quintet! Vinny Golia Solo Woodwinds & Percussion! Trevor Watts/Amalgam Rare Trio Reissue!

Michel Portal & WDR Radio Big Band! Bebo Ferra Tribute to King Crimson! PEK Solo! JA Granelli’s Gowanus Reggae & Ska Society! Love Slave Label Sale! Michael Attias CD Sale! More from Lovely Music: Robert Ashley & David Tudor! Steve Lacy Trio Back! LP Section: Faust! Richard Pinhas/Heldon! Edgar Varese/Henry Cowell/John Cage..! Allen Ginsberg! Jowe Head! More and More and..!

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DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY Turns 26 and Celebrates Our Longevity!

This Monday, May 1st will be the 26th Anniversary of Downtown Music Gallery! That’s right, you heard right! We opened our doors on May 1st of 1991 in the East Village at 211 East 5th (between 2nd & 3rd Aves), having no idea how long we would last considering that there were upwards of a hundred record stores in Manhattan alone at that time. Now there are less than a dozen!?! We are in our third location (13 Monroe St in Chinatown), for eight years now, struggling to survive but still providing creative music for serious listeners from around the world with New Sounds: on CDs, records, DVDs, magazines, T-shirts and even a few cassettes. This, our e-mail newsletter goes out to some 5,000 subscribers every week with an occasional sales update as well. We still get visitors from around the world and we are open 7 days a week, from noon til 6pm, later on Sundays when we have our free in-store series. See the schedule below. Thanks to all who have supported us through our long journey!

To help us celebrate our long & winding history, present and future, we are sponsoring a series of celebrations in the next few months. Please come visit us and help us usher in another era of Creative Music! Thanks to all of the musicians who are helping us to celebrate with their music. Here is the current schedule and we are working on even more events to come:

DMG 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF CELEBRATIONS:

Sunday, June 3rd at Downtown Music Gallery:
6pm: THOMAS HELTON / JAIMIE BRANCH / MICHAEL EVANS!
7pm: MYSTERY GUEST COSMIC JAM!

Monday, June 4th at ZURCHER GALLERY (33 Bleecker St, east of Lafayette)
7pm: RAOUL BJORKENHEIM / JOE FONDA / GERALD CLEAVER New TRIO!

Monday, June 19th at THE STONE:
Bruce’s Birthday Celebration & Concert of Spiritual Jazz!
7pm: UNBROKEN: LOUIE BELOGENIS / SHANIR BLUMENKRANZ / KENNY WOLLESON!
8:30: FRANKLIN KIERMYER QUARTET Featuring:
JOVAN ALEXANDRE – Tenor Sax / DAVIS WHITFIELD – Piano / OTTO GARDNER – Bass!
July, 2017 is the 50th Anniversary of the Passing of John Coltrane – We Embrace his Spirit!

Saturday, July 15th at DMG: Super Rare Solo Performance by:
6pm: HENRY KAISER – Solo Electric Guitar!

Live Long & Prosper – Bruce Lee Gallanter, Dave Miller and Anders Zelinski at DMG

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The FREE DMG Weekly New Music In-Store Series Continues on Sundays with:

Sunday, April 30th:
6pm: NO SIGNAL: AARON NOVIK & JEREMIAH CYMERMAN – Clarinets and AVA MENDOZA & BRANDON SEABROOK – Guitars!
7pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO / VINCENT CHANCEY / BRANDON LOPEZ – Clarinet / French Horn / ContraBass

Sunday, May 7th:
6pm; BEN STAPP & ELIJAH SHIFFER – Tuba and Sax & Clarinet
7pm: CATHERINE SIKORA & BRIAN CHASE – Tenor Sax and Drums

Sunday, May 14th:
6pm: ALEC HARPER & TYLER GILMORE

Coming to the Vortex Jazz Club

Louis Moholo

Source: London’s Vortex Jazz Club.

FRI 28 APRIL 2017
KEITH TIPPETT AND LOUIS MOHOLO-MOHOLO: TWO COMRADES
Keith Tippett – piano Louis Moholo-Moholo – drums AT LAST! For the first time in over 30 years these two giants perform as a duo on a British stage! Playing…
Time: 8 – 11PM

MON 01 MAY 2017
AMOK AMOR
Peter Evans, Wanja Slavin, Petter Eldh, Christian Lillinger. One of the most exciting bands anywhere today. The structure and form you will find in the music of this group are…
Time: 8 – 11PM

WED 03 MAY 2017
LED BIB (2 NIGHT RESIDENCY) 1ST NIGHT
Led Bib return for two nights to celebrate their newest album on the Rare Noise label. In 2011 the group released Bring Your Own, their second album for US based…
Time: 8 – 11PM

THU 04 MAY 2017
LED BIB (2 NIGHT RESIDENCY) 2ND NIGHT
2ND NIGHT In 2011 the group released Bring Your Own, their second album for US based Cuneiform Records. Quickly hailed as a stand out success it gained 4 and 5…
Time: 8 – 11PM

TUE 09 MAY 2017
LUCIAN BAN & MAT MANERI + DEEP FORD (DELBECQ/FINCKER/DARRIFOURCQ) (JUST ANNOUNCED)
A very special double bill, where we get the great textures of what can be called ”chamber jazz” at its best. To a duo of viola and piano based around…
Time: 8 – 11PM

San Francisco Scene: April 28 – May 5, 2017

English: Rent Romus performing at the San Fran...

From the Bay Improviser Calendar.

Friday, April 28

Fri 4/28 7:30 PM Point Richmond Jazz [201 Martina St., Point Richmond, 94801 CA]
The Jacob Szekely Trio with cellist Jacob Szekely. With the Jacob Szekely Trio, Szekely has created a unique musical tapestry that incorporates the richness of jazz improvisation, the structure of classical music and the edginess of rock into its own alchemy which Szekely calls rock chamber jazz.

Fri 4/28 8:00 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
TOUCH BASS is a new collaboration of choreographer Risa Jaroslow with bassist and composer Lisa Mezzacappa. The work features three dancers, three bassists and three double basses in an exploration of our physical and emotional vulnerabilities—using the fragility of a big, beautiful string instrument as a metaphor for our own real and imagined limitations. with Lisa Mezzacappa, bass + Eric Perney, bass + Matt Small, bass

Saturday, April 29

Sat 4/29 3:00 PM Re:sound A-168 [1595 Railroad Ave Vallejo, CA 94592]
Re:sound presents artists from far and near, please join us in Magazine A-168.
Jason Kahn (Switzerland)
Jean-luc Guionnet (France)
Adria Otte, Kristina Dutton and Kanoko Nishi-Smith string trio (Oakland)

Sat 4/29 8:00 PM California Jazz Conservatory [2087 Addison Street Berkeley]
Composer/performer collective LA Signal Lab, founded by Dan Marschak, Hitomi Oba, Nick DePinna, and Noah Meites, comes together with Los Angeles’s most dynamic and exciting new-music groups, HOCKET and Aperture Duo to perform new works crossing improvised and through-composed music in a concert centered on “Water and Power”.

Sat 4/29 8:00 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
TOUCH BASS is a new collaboration of choreographer Risa Jaroslow with bassist and composer Lisa Mezzacappa. The work features three dancers, three bassists and three double basses in an exploration of our physical and emotional vulnerabilities—using the fragility of a big, beautiful string instrument as a metaphor for our own real and imagined limitations. With Lisa Mezzacappa, bass + Matt Small, bass + Eric Perney, bass

Sat 4/29 8:30 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
susan alcorn solo pedal steel guitar
Phillip Greenlief – solo saxophone

Sunday, April 30

Sun 4/30 3:00 PM ODC Dance Theatre [3153 17th Street at Shotwell SF]
TOUCH BASS is a new collaboration of choreographer Risa Jaroslow with bassist and composer Lisa Mezzacappa. The work features three dancers, three bassists and three double basses in an exploration of our physical and emotional vulnerabilities—using the fragility of a big, beautiful string instrument as a metaphor for our own real and imagined limitations. With Lisa Mezzacappa, bass + Matt Small, bass + Eric Perney, bass

Sun 4/30 7:30 PM UC Berkeley’s Hearst Mining Building [Campus of UC Berkeley]
Friction Quartet presents Spaced Out

Monday, May 1

Mon 5/01 8:30 PM Make-Out Room [3225 22nd St SF]
The Monday Make-Out
The cutting edge of Bay Area jazz and improvised music:
Set #1: Lucio Menegon (modern cinematic guitar music
(Lucio Menegon-gtr, Janie Cowan-upright b, John Hanes-dms)
Set #2: Anton Hatwich Quartet (Chicago/Bay Area jazz)
(Ben Goldberg-cl, Josh Smith-sax, Anton Hatwich-b, Hamir Atwal-dms)
Set #3: Amanda Chaudhary’s CDP (contemporary/electronic)
(Amanda Chaudhary-keys, elec, Tom Djll-synth, Joshua Marshall-sax, Mark Pino-dms)

Mon 5/01 9:30 PM Studio Grand [3234 Grand Ave, Oakland]
Oakland Freedom Jazz : Ryan Pate Group / Steven Lugerner Group

Tuesday, May 2

Tue 5/02 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Inbal Segev: Cello & Electronics by Women Composers Featuring Music by Anna Clyne, Missy Mazzoli, Gity Razaz, & Augusta Read Thomas

Wednesday, May 3

Wed 5/03 7:30 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Pianist Thomas Moore presents Morton Feldman’s “Triadic Memories”

Thursday, May 4

Thu 5/04 7:30 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr. Stanford]
Burnt Dot is an experimental noise and improvisation ensemble founded by Sarah Belle Reid (trumpet) and Ryan Gaston (modular synthesizer). Join us for the release of our cassette Constant Ballet and the premiere of a new audiovisual work Rare Earth for Desert Plant, with digital artist Sahir Khan.

Thu 5/04 8:00 PM Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
8:00 pm Lords of Outland
Philip Everett – drums, Ray Scheaffer – bass,
Collette McCaslin – soprano saxophone/percussion,
Rent Romus – saxophones/percussion
9:00 pm Christina Stanley – violin/electronics
Performs a piece for Max/MSP

Friday, May 5

Fri 5/05 6:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
MicroFest North: Opening Reception, Iconoclast Centennials
Panel discussion and demonstrations with Larry Polansky, William Winant, Daniel Schmidt and Jonathan Glasier. Join for a celebration of alternate tuning with works by Harrison, Colvig, and Darreg, all of whom would have turned 100 this spring.

Fri 5/05 6:00 PM Presidio Officer’s Club [50 Moraga Ave SF]
Kasey Knudsen Sextet

Fri 5/05 8:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Clarinet Thing
Sheldon Brown, Eb, Bb, bass clarinets; Beth Custer, Bb, A, alto, bass clarinets; Ben Goldberg, Bb, contralto clarinets; Harvey Wainapel, Bb, bass clarinets

Fri 5/05 8:00 PM Episcopal Church of St. John [1661 15th St]
Wild Rumpus presents premieres by Brian Baumbusch and Carolina Heredia plus music by Lou Harrison and J.L.Adams; featuring handmade puppetry, just intonation guitar, and homemade percussion!

Fri 5/05 9:00 PM Gray Area Art And Technology [2665 Mission St. SF]
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Novi_sad at the 2017 Gray Area Festival
On Friday night of the Gray Area Festival, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Novi_sad join us for an evening of auditory painting and sculptural soundscapes.

Classical Music in NYC This Week

ice-691pxSource: The New York Times.

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE at Abrons Arts Center (April 28, 8:30 p.m.; April 29, 8 p.m.). Enjoy ICE all weekend long with a festival of free concerts that ranges over contemporary music with abandon. On Friday, there’s a collaboration with the French ensemble L’Itinéraire, featuring music by Pauline Oliveros, Francesca Verunelli and others; on Saturday, a preview of new creations by Wojtek Blecharz.
212-352-3101, abronsartscenter.org

‘MADRIGAL OPERA’ at National Sawdust (April 28-29, 7 p.m.). The Philip Glass celebrations continue unabated, now with a rarity: a 1980 chamber opera left deliberately abstract, for later directors to complete. R. B. Schlather, one of our more ambitious and effective younger directors, takes up the task. The violinist Johnny Gandelsman, the violist William Frampton and the voices of Choral Chameleon are the performers.
646-779-8455, nationalsawdust.org

WALL-TO-WALL STEVE REICH at Symphony Space (April 30; 3, 5:30 and 8 p.m.). Eight hours — yes, eight hours — of Steve Reich at another round of birthday celebrations for the composer, and with quite the lineup. There are three concerts, with barely a pause for breath: Among other performances, catch Vicky Chow in “Piano Counterpoint” and the Mivos Quartet in “WTC 9/11” at 3 p.m.; the marvelous ensemble Alarm Will Sound in “Four Genesis Settings” and “Radio Rewrite” at 5:30; and “The Desert Music” from the American Composers Orchestra at 8. Crucial music, by crucial performers — and all for free.
212-864-5400, symphonyspace.org