Coming to Roulette

Source: Roulette.

GRAHAM HAYNES WITH LUCIE VÍTKOVÁ AND SHAKUR HAKEEM
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2020. 8:00 PM
This is an improvised concert with 2 musicians I have been working with other a 2 year period.

NATE WOOLEY: MUTUAL AID MUSIC
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2020. 8:00 PM
A world premiere of the new Mutual Aid Music ensemble and celebration of its upcoming release on Pleasure of the Text Records

ZEENA PARKINS: LACE BOX SET VOL 1
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2020. 8:00 PM
Zeena Parkins returns to Roulette to celebrate the release of LACE BOX SET VOL 1 on Case Study Records

MV CARBON: VANISHING INCIDENTS
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2020. 8:00 PM
Vanishing Incidents explores the process of disintegration, preservation, and reconstruction, through tape loops, amplification, and cello.

JONATHAN FINLAYSON
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2020. 8:00 PM
Trumper Jonathan Finlayson presents the first performance of his year-long Roulette Residency.

PHILL NIBLOCK: 6 HOURS OF MUSIC AND FILM
Phill Niblock
MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2020. 6:00 PM
Phill Niblock stages his annual Winter Solstice concert: six sublime hours of acoustic and electronic music with mixed media, film, and video.

Coming to Cafe OTO

Source: Cafe OTO.

SUNDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2020, 7.45PM
LIVE STREAM:
YAMA WARASHI / MERMAID CHUNKY / CLOUDSHOES

WEDNESDAY 2 DECEMBER 2020, 7PM
LIVE STREAM:
NEXT FESTIVAL: GRAHAM LAMBKIN + STILL HOUSE PLANTS

SATURDAY 5 DECEMBER 2020, 7PM
LIVE STREAM:
NEXT FESTIVAL: DANIEL BLUMBERG + MONIKA SUBRTOVA & AN TRINSE

WEDNESDAY 6 JANUARY 2021, 7.30PM
DEMYSTIFICATION COMMITTEE PRESENTS:
INTERFACE CHAOS LIVE WITH SKY H1

Sonic Swap Between Houston and Mexico City on December 6

Source: Twitch.

Intercambio Sónico/Sonic Swap:

Presented in Partnership with Volta In Mexico City & Lawndale

December 6, 2020 from 3-7pm CT
Online Event: Twitch

We miss sharing physical space with our audience, and sharing in the sonic vibrations that emanate directly from instruments and bodies onto our own bodies and ears. Thankfully, problems can also present opportunities.

Since the beginning of its ongoing Acuerdo de Música Libre project in 2010, Nameless Sound has engaged in various collaborations within Mexico City’s deeply rooted and ever-evolving experimental music scene. Projects held both in Mexico City and Houston, have showcased the rich diversity of Mexico’s creative music offerings, often in collaboration with Houston’s own unique sonic voices.

On December 6, from 3-7pm CT we’ll be jumping back into the streaming game with another round of our Intercambio Sónico/Sonic Swap. Five performing artists from Mexico City will alternate with five performing artists from Texas for a diverse festival of soundmaking. It’s a big small world, and much creativity resonates from its vital nodes. Let’s connect and listen.

Featured Performers:

Mishi Bloom (Houston,TX)- voice, field recordings, synthesizers
Anisa Boukhlif (Austin, TX)- electronics, field recordings
Nabora Carillo (Mexico City)- viola, electronics
Gudinni Cortina (Mexico City)- objects, electronics
Ryan Edwards (Houston, TX)- guitar, violin
Omar Fraire (Mexico City)- energy, objects
Aaron Gonzalez/Stefan Gonzales (Dallas, TX)- double bass, electric bass/drums
Rossana Lara (Mexico City)- pianist and composer
Barbara Lazara (Mexico City)- voice
Illicit Relationship (Houston, TX)- voice, electronics, electroacoustics, homemade samples

Upcoming Da Camera Performances

Source: Da Camera.

Tuesday, December 8 (8 pm) – Claire Chase, flute: Cy Twombly and Music, with Giancarlo Latta, violin + Erik Ulman, guest composer
As part of DACAMERA’s Hearing Color, Seeing Time series, Claire Chase – “a virtuoso of amazing dexterity and sensitivity” (Chicago Tribune) – performs at The Menil Collection’s Cy Twombly Gallery, a Renzo Piano-designed building dedicated to the iconic artist’s work. Her program includes works by Felipe Lara, Marcos Balter, Suzanne Farrin, and a world premiere by Erik Ulman, who developed an unusual friendship with the painter through years of correspondence. Ulman and Chase will discuss Twombly’s work with DACAMERA’s Artistic Director, Sarah Rothenberg. Filmed before a live audience, pre-pandemic.

Friday, December 11 (8 pm) – Visions of a Century: Perle Noire
Tyshawn Sorey, composer, percussion, piano with Julia Bullock, soprano + International Contemporary Ensemble
In Perle Noire, subtitled “Josephine Baker: a Personal Portrait,” Tyshawn Sorey – one of the most important composers of his generation – has arranged songs associated with Baker for Julia Bullock and the indomitable ICEensemble. As conceived by Peter Sellars, the result is “a ritual of morning,” according to Zachary Woolfe of The New York Times, “a reminder of Baker’s racial struggles and civil rights activism, and of the era of police brutality and Black Lives Matter in which we currently live.” Woolfe has called Bullock “one of the singular artists of her generation – a singer of enveloping tone, startlingly mature presence, and unusually sophisticated insight into culture, society, and history.”

Wayward in Limbo Recordings

Source: Wayward Music Series.

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve been considering how we can most directly assist the artists who inhabit our particular niche of the Seattle music community.

With the Chapel closed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wayward Music Series now moves from the concert hall to the living room. In place of our usual ten monthly concerts, Nonsequitur is curating and commissioning ten Seattle artists each month to create a series of streaming audio sessions of exclusive material. Many of these will be essentially “live” performances recorded at home for this occasion. Others may create a mix of pre-recorded material that has not been previously released elsewhere.

These tracks are available to stream at no charge on SoundCloud via the links below, and will be promoted like our concerts via our weekly e-newsletter, our Facebook group, and our Twitter feed. The artists retain all rights to their recordings. We strongly encourage you to visit their web sites and purchase their recordings or contribute to their personal crowdfunding campaigns.

This series will continue for as long as we are unable to use the Chapel for performances.

#62: Joshua Limanjaya Lim

Synths, pianos, oscillators, wind chimes mangled and stretched to create slow-moving, meditative, lowfi ambient soundscapes.

#64: Robert Millis

Gramophones, cylinder players, feedback resonances, fragments of 78s, reconfigured surface noise, electric guitar, sho.

#66: Heather / Dio Duo

Violist Heather Bentley and drummer Dio Jean-Baptiste reunite in the Chapel for a session of dialed-in free improvisation.

#63: Doug Haire

Three pieces for drones soaked in ether, field recordings in the desert at the end of town, and larghissimo thinking inspired by.

#65: Gyre

Oscillators, feedback circuits, transducers, misused effects. Instability, unpredictable connections. Everything is next.

#67: Nital Etch

Desperation, for cello, lap steel guitar, synth/electronics. Dark neoclassical, ambient, drone seasoned with doom.

Steve Swell News

Source: Steve Swell.

Two concerts coming up:

On November 20, 2020, 7:30pm: Duo with my old friend Dave Sewelson for Edgfest Festival recorded at Driprock Arch in Central Park, NYC. Free!
https://www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com/swell-sewelson-duo/

On December 3, 2020, 8pm: Kende Dreams will live stream from Clemente Soto Velez for Arts for Arts. Kende Dreams is Rob Brown, William Parker and TA Thompson. Discussion to follow. Donations appreciated.
https://www.artsforart.org/onlinesalon.html
Kende Dreams is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by LMCC.

Some new and recent releases:

Tonotopic Organizations–Elisabeth Hanik/Steve Swell Duo—Live in Vienna (Fundacja Słuchaj)
https://sluchaj.bandcamp.com/album/tonotopic-organizations

Quartet/Trios/Duos–Borah Bergmen/Perry Robinson/Steve Swell/Ray Sage (Mahakala)
https://borahbergmansteveswellperryrobinsonraysage.bandcamp.com/

Muhal Richard Abrams’ Soundpath, Bobby Zankel and the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound (Clean Feed)

SOUNDPATH

Tales From–Frode Gjerstad, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Steve Swell, William Parker (Fundacja Słuchaj)
https://sluchaj.bandcamp.com/album/tales-from

Astonishments–Steve Swell, Jemeel Moondoc, Dave Burrell, William Parker, Gerald Cleaver, featuring Leena Conquest (RogueArt)
https://roguart.com/product/astonishments/146

The Center Will Hold featuring Andrew Cyrille with Steve Swell, Jason Hwang, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Robert Boston, Ariel Bart (Silkheart)
https://www.nottwo.com/mw1006

So Perhaps–Paul Dunmall, Steve Swell, Mark Sanders, James Owston (FMR)
http://www.squidco.com/

Two, Not Twenty–NotTwo 20th Anniversary Fest, Wlen, Poland–Many Musicians: Joelle Leandre, Peter Brotzmann, Ken Vandermark, Mats Gustaffson, Paal Nilssen-Love, Steve Swell, many more please check website (NotTwo)
https://www.nottwo.com/mw1000

Brain in a Dish–Steve Swell, Robert Boston, Michael Vatcher (NoBusiness)
https://nobusinessrecords.bandcamp.com/album/brain-in-a-dish

May 2021 Ullmann/Swell 4tet (NoBusiness)
with Gebhard Ullmann, Steve Swell, Barry Altschul, Hill Greene

People of the Open Heart–Steve Swell, Mark Tokar, Klaus Kugel (no label at the moment)

Electric Eclectics Festival Live Stream on November 19

Source: Electric Eclectics Festival.

Thursday, Nov. 19 at 7 pm ET, Electric Eclectics streams live to Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago. EE is partnering with ESS in Chicago to stream live to their Twitch TV channel “The Quarantine Concerts”

7:00 pm: Nihilist Spasm Band (London, ON)
“The world’s first noise band” plays a live set from Forest City Gallery in London, Ontario.
http://www.nonsb.ca/

8:00 pm: Shelley Hirsch improvises at home featuring Cleek Shrey
Shelley Hirsch performs solos and duets with Cleek Shrey from her loft in New York City.
http://www.shelleyhirsch.com/

8:45 pm: Underground Space Station featuring Charlie Murray

Charlie Murray performs in the Underground Space Station which is a custom-built underground sound space designed for sound performances. The USS is an on-going project collaboration between Charlie Murray and Thom Van der Vaag.
https://thebicyclecritic.wordpress.com/2013/07/07/underground-space-station/

Watch the live stream on the EE Twitch TV channel:
https://www.twitch.tv/electriceclecticsfestival
Or on the ESS Twitch TV Channel:
https://www.twitch.tv/experimental_sound_studio

Wayward in Limbo Recordings

Source: Wayward Music Series.

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve been considering how we can most directly assist the artists who inhabit our particular niche of the Seattle music community.

With the Chapel closed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wayward Music Series now moves from the concert hall to the living room. In place of our usual ten monthly concerts, Nonsequitur is curating and commissioning ten Seattle artists each month to create a series of streaming audio sessions of exclusive material. Many of these will be essentially “live” performances recorded at home for this occasion. Others may create a mix of pre-recorded material that has not been previously released elsewhere.

These tracks are available to stream at no charge on SoundCloud via the links below, and will be promoted like our concerts via our weekly e-newsletter, our Facebook group, and our Twitter feed. The artists retain all rights to their recordings. We strongly encourage you to visit their web sites and purchase their recordings or contribute to their personal crowdfunding campaigns.

This series will continue for as long as we are unable to use the Chapel for performances.

artists’ web sites and offer further support by purchasing their other works.

#58: S. Eric Scribner
The graphic score SoundScroll II for field recordings + noise sounds from the piano and improvisations on a set of predetermined pitches.

#60: Faith Coloccia
Lush ambient electronics and voice + field recordings of her young son’s early effort at discovering language.

#59: Blake DeGraw
Three string pieces from a cycle of works exploring self-conducting scores + two vocal experiments inequal-tempered 12-tone clusters.

#61: Bonnie Whiting
A near-continuous soundscape of gradually-shifting, purely acoustic white noise punctuated by various bells/resonant pot lids.

The Bridge to Offer Trancontinental LiveStreams on Novmber 27 & 28

The Bridge, with two among its dearest partners on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, is organizing two mirroring evenings of concerts, one from Chicago and Constellation on November 27th, the other from Pantin and La Dynamo on November 28.

The Bridge : Separatist Party
November 27 – Constellation – Chicago
Marvin Tate – voice
Ben Lamar Gay – cornet
Mike Reed – drums, electronics
Nolan Chin – piano, keyboards
Jakob Heineman – double bass
The Bridge invited Mike Reed to form a team of Chicago improvisers, to celebrate all the French-American exchanges that have beend developed since 2013.
Concert at 8pm (Chicago time) – 15$
Livestream & broadcast on Constellation’s website

The Bridge : Les amis américains
November 28 – La Dynamo de Banlieues Bleues – Pantin
Hopetown
Claudia Solal – vocals
Benoit Delbecq – piano
Joëlle Léandre – double bass
Bernard Santacruz – double bass
Reverse Winchester
Mike Ladd – vocals
Mathieu Sourisseau – guitar

Anthony Pateras News

Source: Anthony Pateras.

1) My 3rd album with Erkki Veltheim is out on All That Dust (UK). I play celeste & harpsichord, Erkki plays viola & mandolin.

2) Just under half of my EU tour got cancelled, however a solo piano concert at Wien Modern/Comprovise #3 has now moved online to 16/11/20, 1930 CEST.

3) I did an interview for RTS in Switzerland before they broadcast my solo electronics set at Les Amplitudes Festival in La-Chaux-De-Fonds.

4) Cellist Judith Hamann has a new record out on Blank Forms (NYC), including pieces by me and Sarah Hennies.