Release Show for Isaac Schankler’s Because Patterns This Weekend in NY

Source: Spectrum.


SPECTRUM presents the New York album release show for Because Patterns from L.A.-based composer Isaac Schankler out on Aerocade Music. Because Patterns positions the listener within three distinct sonic environments. Each work demonstrates a deft integration of acoustic performance and electronic construction, the substance of the music abiding in the relationship between performer and program. Featured performers on the release are the Ray-Kallay Duo of pianists Vicki Ray and Aron Kallay;bassist Scott Worthington; violinist Sakura Tsai; and pianist Nadia Shpachenko.

Isaac Schankler will be joined by pianist Kathleen Supové and bassist James Ilgenfritz to celebrate this release with live performances on Saturday, July 20th at 7pm. Special 12” color vinyl copies of Because Patterns will be available for purchase.

New Age (2017) for piano and electronics Kathleen Supové, piano
Because Patterns/Deep State (2019) for double bass, imaginary pianos, and electronics
James Ilgenfritz, double bass
Isaac Schankler, electronics
Album Artwork: Meerenai Shim

Upcoming Sunn O))) Tour Dates

Source: SUNN O))).

2019-07-30 – 2019-08-01
Tue 30/07/2019 DE Berlin – Festsaal Kreuzberg, with Caspar Brötzmann
Wed 31/07/2019 DE Berlin – Festsaal Kreuzberg, with Caspar Brötzmann
Thu 1/08/2019 NL, Amsterdam – Dekmantel Festival, Muziekgebouw

2019-09-01 – 2019-09-12
Sun 01/09/2019 Dallas, TX @ Granada, with Papa M, Big|Brave
Mon 02/09/2019 Austin, TX @ Emo’s, with Papa M, Big|Brave
Wed 04/09/2019 Denver, CO @ The Gothic, with Papa M, Big|Brave
Sat 07/09/2019 Phoenix, AZ @ Arcosanti with Papa M, Big|Brave
Sun 08/09/2019, Los Angeles, CA @ The Mayan, with Papa M, Big|Brave
Mon 09/09/2019, San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore, with Papa M, Big|Brave
Wed 11/09/2019, Seattle, WA @ Showbox, with Papa M
Thu 12/09/2019, Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall, with Papa M
Sun 15/09/2019 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever [Shoshin (初心) Duo]

2019-10-07 – 2019-10-28
Mon 07/10/2019 DE, Munich Backstage Werk with Caspar Brötzmann
Tue 08/10/2019 DE, Karlsruhe HfG / ZKM with Caspar Brötzmann
Wed 09/10/2019 CH, Basel Kaserne with Caspar Brötzmann
Thu 10/10/2019 DE, Leipzig Felsenkeller with Caspar Brötzmann
Fri 11/10/2019 PL, Krakow Unsound festival
Sun 13/10/2019 LT, Vilnius Kablys with Caspar Brötzmann
Mon 14/10/2019 EE, Tallinn Vene Theatre with Caspar Brötzmann
Tue 15/10/2019 FIN, Helsinki Kulttuuritalo with Caspar Brötzmann
Thu 17/10/2019 SE, Stockholm Kraken
Fri 18/10/2019 NO, Oslo Kulturkirken Jakob
Sat 19/10/2019 NO, Oslo Blä, Duo show
Mon 21/10/2019 DK, Copenhagen Koncerthuset
Tue 22/10/2019 NL, Nijmegen Doornroosje
Thu 24/10/2019 UK, Bristol SWX
Fri 25/10/2019 SCO, Glasgow QMU
Sat 26/10/2019 UK, Birmingham The Crossing
Sun 27/10/2019 UK, Manchester Albert Hall
Mon 28/10/2019 UK, London Roundhouse

2020-01-31 – 2020-02-02
Fri 31/01/2020 FR Paris – La Gaîté Lyrique, Life Metal
Sat 01/02/2020 FR Paris – La Gaîté Lyrique, Life Metal
Sun 02/02/2020 FR Paris – La Gaîté Lyrique, Shoshin (初心)

5th Columbia Experimental Music Festival Announced

Source: Columbia Experimental Music Festival.

The 5th Annual Columbia Experimental Music Festival will take place October 3rd-6th in Columbia, MO.

Thursday October 3rd – Makaya McCraven + TBA @ Cafe Berlin
Friday October 4th – Julianna Barwick + TBA @ Firestone Baars Chapel
Saturday October 5th – Mdou Moctar + TBA @ Cafe Berlin

With an emphasis on situating local and regional musical and artistic innovators and experimentalists within a larger national and global context, Dismal Niche Arts presents concerts, multi-disciplinary performances, art exhibitions and film/video screenings in a wide variety of public venues establishing it as an exciting and multifaceted grassroots organization. With the development and presentation of innovative, non-conventional music, art, and performance, Dismal Niche Arts provides the community the opportunity to participate in uncommon and stimulating programming in intimate performance environments, free from commercial restraints.

Upcoming Han-earl Park European Performances

Source: Han-earl Park.

July 21, 2019 plugd
Upstairs @ The Roundy
Castle Street
Cork, Ireland 8:00pm Han-earl Park (guitar) presented by CIMC.
Also performing: Chris Engel.
Admission: €5 at the door.

August 8, 2019 Vortex Jazz Club
11 Gillett Square
London N16 8AZ
England 8:00pm Eris 136199 (Han-earl Park: guitar; Catherine Sikora: saxophones; and Nick Didkovsky: guitar).
Tickets: £10.

August 11, 2019 Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Av. de Berna, 45 A
Lisbon, Portugal 6:30pm Eris 136199 (Han-earl Park: guitar; Catherine Sikora: saxophones; and Nick Didkovsky: guitar) as part of Jazz em Agosto.

August 12, 2019 The Fumbally Stables
Fumbally Lane
Dublin 8, Ireland 8:00pm Eris 136199 (Han-earl Park: guitar; Catherine Sikora: saxophones; and Nick Didkovsky: guitar) presented by Improvised Music Company in association with Note Productions.
Also performing: Zeropunkt (Fergus Cullen, Jamie Davis and Damien Lennon).
Tickets: €12 online/€15 at the door.

September 15, 2019 Hošek Contemporary
MS Heimatland
Fischerinsel 3
10179 Berlin
Germany 5:00pm Han-earl Park (guitar) as part of Improvised & Experimental No. 73.
Also on the program: Simona Blahutová (sound installation), Gloria Damijan (toy piano), and Johnny Chang (viola).
Donations €5–10.

Seattle Scene: July 17-26, 2019

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:


Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center

4th Floor, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle 98103 (corner N 50th St. in Wallingford)

Every month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded presenters and artists offer ten concerts of adventurous music in an informal yet respectful all-ages setting: contemporary classical, free improvisation, the outer limits of jazz, electronic music, microtonal/new instruments, sound art, and other extraordinary sonic experiences.

Rich Pellegrin & Neil Welch
Wed. July 17, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Having played together for a decade in a quartet, saxophonist Neil Welch and pianist Rich Pellegrin perform for the first time as a duo. Pellegrin’s playing is noted for its intensity, conviction, directness of expression, and percussive yet sonorous tone quality. Welch is dedicated to expanding the saxophone’s role in modern improvisation. Each will play a solo set before joining forces for a duo set.

Holland Andrews + Bardos/Miranda
Fri. July 19, 8 PM; $5 – $20 donation at door

Seattle Improvised Music Festival event that was snowed out in February. Holland Andrews (PDX) is an extended-technique vocalist and clarinetist combining complex vocal layerings to create all-encompassing cathartic soundscapes traversing a vast terrain ranging from opera and throat singing to noise and ambient. Cellist Ebony Miranda duets with (in absentia) Ambrosia Bardos.

Earshot: FrancescoJazz + Kissyface
Thu. July 18, 7 PM; $5 – $15 online or at door

Earshot’s Jazz: The Second Century series continues. Pianist Francesco Crosara’s eclectic brand of jazz is steeped in the tradition of Italian and European romantic musical heritage and is heavily influenced by improvisation and lyrical expressions drawn from jazz and Latin vocabularies. Multi-instrumentalist and composer Kevin Nortness’ trio Kissyface draws on the talents of Troy Schiefelbein and Mike Gebhart.

Symbion Project + Dahliia
Sat. July 20, 8 PM; $10 – $15 donation at door

Symbion Project (Kasson Crooker) performs work from the ambient album Gishiki and the new dark electronic album Backscatter w/ koto, modular synthesis, field recordings, ultrasonic audio and projections. DAHLIIA (Cindy Reichel & Tom Butcher) convenes several eras of recorded sound, from musique concrète and drone tones to current fusion of modular synthesizer with spatialized sound processing.

Thu. 7/25 – Earshot Jazz presents Jazz: The 2nd Century, a juried series featuring local artists redefining jazz; Jeremy’s Pyramid Scheme + Xavier Lecouturier Quartet

Fri. 7/26 – Yesod is a meeting of Middle Eastern and Middle Western musical influences where pure musical impulses flux between sound explorations and accessible improvisational hooks



July 6, 2019
Møster!, Energimølla, Kongsberg
Nikolai Eilertsen Kjetil Møster Olaf Olsen Hans Magnus ‘Snah’ Ryan

July 6, 2019
Sylvie Courvoisier & Mark Feldman Quartet featuring Drew Gress and Tom Rainey, Smeltehytta, Kongsberg
Sylvie Courvoisier Mark Feldman Drew Gress Tom Rainey

July 6, 2019
Exoterm, Energimølla, Kongsberg
Kristoffer Alberts Jim Black Nels Cline Rune Nergaard

July 6, 2019
Eirik Hegdal Musical Balloon, Sølvsalen, Kongsberg
Jon Fält Eirik Hegdal Nils-Olav Johansen Eivind Lønning Mattias Ståhl Ole Morten Vågan

July 6, 2019
Summer Strings, Smeltehytta, Kongsberg
Michael Francis Duch Tanja Orning Ilan Volkov John Andrew Wilhite

July 6, 2019
Isabelle Duthoit Solo, Smeltehytta, Kongsberg
Isabelle Duthoit

July 6, 2019
Sofia Jernberg & Agnes Hvizdalek, Smeltehytta, Kongsberg
Agnes Hvizdalek Sofia Jernberg

July 6, 2019
Jonas Cambien Trio, Energimølla, Kongsberg
Jonas Cambien André Roligheten Andreas Wildhagen

Coming to Areté Venue & Gallery

Source: Areté Venue & Gallery.

Tammy Evans Yonce + Melissa Keeling: SLIDING LIFE
7/18/19, 7:00 pm

7/20/19, 8:30 pm

“Trinity Vector” (for Ornette)
Sunday 7/21/19, 4pm

Daniel Meyer / Rob Cosgrove, OTHER PLASTICS, Victoria Cheah, Gleb Kanasevich
7/29/19, 7:00 pm
Daniel Meyer, Rob Cosgrove, Dominic Coles, Hunter Brown, Victoria Cheah, Gleb Kanasevich

“Subtle Life Forms” (Live Electronic Improvisations)
Andrew Neumann, Tom Hamilton, Matthew Ostrowski
7/30/19, 8:00 pm

The Pieces That Fall to Earth
Christopher Cerrone Album Release Event
8/2/19, 8:00 pm

A Small Dream In Red
Avant-Garde Voice and Saxophone Duo // The Art of NOW
8/15/19, 8:30 pm

Ron Stabinsky/Shayna Dunkelman/Ava Mendoza
8/17/19, 3:00 pm

8/19/19, 8:00 pm