Alvin Lucier Memorial Livestream on June 19

Source: ISSUE Project Room.

On Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19th – 2pm ET, The Stokes-Lucier family and ISSUE Project Room will host a memorial for the late Alvin Lucier (May 14th, 1931 – Dec. 1st, 2021), revolutionary American composer and beloved pioneer of experimental music. ISSUE will be publicly livestreaming the full memorial online with speeches from Alvin’s family and friends including Wendy Stokes & Amanda Lucier, David Behrman, Susan Foster, and James Fei as well as performances of his work from Charles Curtis and the Ever Present Orchestra including Vespers, Three Cardboard Boxes, an archival presentation of I am sitting in a room, and more. The in-person memorial is by invitation of the family only.

In lieu of flowers, the Stokes-Lucier family has requested that you consider a contribution to: Black Lives Matter and/or ISSUE Project Room. An online Guest Book will be available for all in the community to sign.

Coming to Seattle

Source: Wayward Music Series.

Peter Nelson-King & Mark Hilliard-Wilson: Hidden Aria
Sat. May 21, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Classical guitar meets brass, voice and keyboards exploring contemporary masterworks and genre-defying improvisation.

Inverted Space: The Return, Parts I & II
Thu. May 27 & Fri. May 28, 8 PM; $15 at door

Inverted Space Ensemble returns with two consecutive concerts. The first features Philip Glass’ Music in Fifths, Kerrith Livengood’s Scrawl Etude and Julius Eastman’s Stay On It. The second features Seattle premieres of Vera Ivanova’s Children’s Games, Linda Bouchard’s Liquid States, and Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire.



May 14, 2022
Nava Dunkelman Solo, ISSUE Project Room
Nava Dunkelman

May 14, 2022
A Trio, ISSUE Project Room
Mazen Kerbaj Sharif Sehnaoui Raed Yassin

May 11, 2022
Mikel Patrick Avery & Deric Dickens, IRL
Mikel Patrick Avery Deric Dickens

May 11, 2022
Jaimie Branch, Billy Martin, Luke Stewart, IRL
Jaimie Branch Billy Martin Luke Stewart

M³ Festival Comes to NY in June

Source: M³ Festival.

M³ FESTIVAL: JUNE 16, 17, 18, 21, 22 IN NYC

M³ will stage 19 live performances and six brand new duo commissions at their inaugural in-person festival, co-presented with NYC Winter Jazzfest. The concerts will feature musicians including Fay Victor, Val-Inc aka Val Jeanty SoundChemist, Shanta Nurullah, Michele Rosewoman, Monnette Sudler, Malika Zarra, Sumi Tonooka, Erica Lindsay, Caroline Davis, Jen Shyu & Sara Serpa and many more.

M³ Festival Schedule:

Thursday, June 16
6pm – CN’s La permanencia de los ecos – Hamburg/Argentina
7:15pm – Malika Zarra quintet – Paris, France
8:30pm – Michele Rosewoman’s Textured Trio – NYC
9:45pm – Maya Keren’s Careful In the Sun – NYC
11pm – Lesley Mok’s The Living Collection – NYC

Friday, June 17
6pm – Jen Shyu’s Zero Grasses: Ritual for the Losses (excerpts) – NYC
7:15pm – Miriam Elhajli – Brooklyn, NY
8:30pm – Monnette Sudler – Philadelphia, PA
9:45pm – Caroline Davis’ Portals – Brooklyn, NY
11pm – Romarna Campbell Showcase – London, UK

Saturday, June 18
7:15pm – aden – NYC
8:30pm – Fay Victor’s SoundNoiseFUNK – NYC
9:45pm – Samantha Boshnack’s Uncomfortable Subjects – Seattle/NYC
11pm – Cleo Reed – NYC

Tuesday, June 21
6pm – Shanta Nurullah’s Sitarsys – Chicago
7:15pm – Sumi Tonooka – Philadelphia, PA
8:30pm – Sara Serpa – NYC/Lisbon
9:45pm – Alchemy Sound Project: Erica Lindsay’s Meditation on Transformation – Rosendale, NY
11pm – Rémèd: Val-Inc aka Val Jeanty SoundChemist – Haiti/Boston

Wednesday, June 22
6pm – 9pm: World Premiere Screenings of Cohort 4 duo commissions and Closing Night Gala

Jazz em Agosto Schedule Announced

Source: Jazz em Agosto.

Sat, 30 Jul 2022 / 21:30
Irreversible Entanglements

Sun, 31 Jul 2022 / 18:30
Nicole Mitchell & Moor Mother

Sun, 31 Jul 2022 / 21:30
Rob Mazurek

Mon, 01 Aug 2022 / 18:30
Jaimie Branch & Jason Nazary

Mon, 01 Aug 2022 / 21:30
Damon Locks

Tue, 02 Aug 2022 / 21:30
Tashi Dorji / Turquoise Dream

Wed, 03 Aug 2022 / 21:30
Voltaic Trio / أحمد [ahmed]

Thu, 04 Aug 2022 / 21:30
Ava Mendoza / João Lencastre’s Communion

Fri, 05 Aug 2022 / 21:30
Pedro Carneiro & Rodrigo Pinheiro / Nate Wooley’s Seven Storey Mountain VI

Sat, 06 Aug 2022 / 18:30
Chris Corsano & Bill Orcutt

Sat, 06 Aug 2022 / 21:30
Borderlands Trio

Sun, 07 Aug 2022 / 18:30
Sara Schoenbeck & Matt Mitchell

Sun, 07 Aug 2022 / 21:30
John Zorn

Wadada Leo Smith in LA

Source: M.E.C..

Monday, May 23rd at 8:00pm and
Tuesday, May 24th at 8:00pm

The performance will take place at:
LAXART | 7000 Santa Monica Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA 90038

Monday Evening Concerts is excited to join forces with LAXART to host one of our most important living composers, Wadada Leo Smith. An early member of the revolutionary AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians), Smith has spent a lifetime thinking, writing, composing, performing, teaching and collaborating with musicians such as Leroy Jenkins, Anthony Braxton, Henry Threadgill, Anthony Davis, Oliver Lake and Derek Bailey.


STRING QUARTET No. 11 (2019)
I. Shaikh Cerno Boka
II. Louis Armstrong (1901-1971)
III. Sarah Bell Brown-Smith (1920-1994)
IV. Kashala Kiom Smith
(‘Two Stars in a Golden Sky and the Book’)
V. At the Heart’s Core: Knowledge (For UCLA Music Library)
VI. Sarhanna Kabell Smith
(A Reddie Copper Sky)
VII. Bessie Smith
VIII. Alvin E. Singleton
IX. Red Autumn’s Gold (For Lucius G. Smith)

(World premiere of version for two violins, viola and cello)

STRING QUARTET No. 13 (2020)
I. The Dark Lady of the Sonnets (Text by Amiri Baraka)
II. Billie Holiday, 1915-1959: The Dark Lady of the Sonnets
III. Fred Hampton: I am a Revolutionary for Freedom, Liberty and Justice
IV. Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party 1964
Black Panther Party 1966 – Fannie Lou Hamer, Ella Baker, Bob Moses, Huey P. Newton, Bobby Seale, Elbert Howard


Redkoral Quartet:
Shalini Vijayan, violin
Mona Tian, violin
Andrew McIntosh, viola
Ashley Walters, cello
Karen Parks, soprano
Wadada Leo Smith, composer

Coming to Chicago

Source: Now Is.

Sunday, May 15

3111 N Western
Jenny Hval with Discovery Zone

Monday, May 16

3429 W Diversey, #208
Jon and Jasons : Jon Irabagon, Jason Adasiewicz, Jason Roebke
Jon Irabagon’s Morning Star, with Jason Stein, Russ Johnson, Ryan Shultz, Jim Baker, Joshua Abrams, Isaiah Spencer

3111 N Western
Jenny Hval with Discovery Zone

Tuesday, May 17

3111 N Western
Italian Doc Remix : Francesco Pellegrino, Marco Cappelli, Doug Wieselman, Roberto Schiano, Ken Filiano, Jim Pugliese

Wednesday, May 18

Hairpin Arts Center
2810 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl
Excess | Twilight
Chicago Composers Orchestra — works by Olivia Block, Sarah Hennies, Lou Mallozzi, Eduardo Rosario

Friday, May 20

Montrose Saloon
2933 W Montrose
Fridays Happy Hour Jazz
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound

Saturday, May 21

International Museum of Surgical Science
1524 N DSLSD
40 Years of Touch
Jonathan Thomas Miller
Olivia Block

3429 W Diversey, #208
AfriClassical Futures Series
Elizabeth A Baker

Edition Festival Coming to Fylkingen, August 10-14

Source: Edition Festival.

The Fifth Edition Festival for Other Music will now take place between 10—14 August 2022 with five nights of concerts at Fylkingen.

We present nine pieces by Eliane Radigue (who celebrates her 90th birthday in January) including a brand new work for quintet — Occam Hexa V — commissioned by the festival. Radigue’s music ushers a virtuoso focus that opens up the vertiginous nature of the inconceivable and we are thrilled to host these performances by Silvia Tarozzi violin, Julia Eckhardt viola, Deborah Walker cello, Nate Wooley trumpet, Enrico Malatesta percussion. This will open each night.

أحمد [Ahmed] — the quartet of Pat Thomas piano, Seymour Wright alto sax, Joel Grip double bass and Antonin Gerbal drums— will play the closing set all five nights. These kind of multi-night runs are all too rare these days and we can’t think of a group who could do more to imagine the possibilities of this opportunity than [Ahmed].

For the first two nights we are collaborating with Thanatosis Produktion to present new work by Magnus Granberg — Night Will Fade and Fall Apart — which takes two different songs by the late medieval composer Solage as well as the jazz standard My Foolish Heart as its points of departure. Performed by a new ensemble of Josefin Runsteen violin, My Hellgren cello, Finn Loxbo guitar, Ryan Packard percussion, John Eriksson vibraphone & percussion and Anna Christensson piano.

The next two nights will host solo vocal performances by Sofia Jernberg (Friday) and Pär Thörn (Saturday) and on the Sunday we welcome Fylkingen mainstays WOL (Wenche Tankred and Lovisa Johansson) for something uncategorisable (and as yet unknown).

Coming to NYC

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Chase Elodia – May 21 – Rockwood Music Hall – Stage 3 – 9:30pm
Chase Elodia, drums & compositions
Claire Dickson, vocals
Theo Walentiny, piano
Tyrone Allen, double bass

Yu Nishiyama Big Band –
May 21 – Culture Lab LIC – 7pm

Jewlia Eisenberg – The Ginzburg Geography Listening Party & Posthumous CD Release
May 22 – Barbès – 4:00 pm
Blake Eskin
Marika Hughes
Jeremiah Lockwood
Jill Slater

Tyshawn Sorey Quartet –
May 24 – Smalls – Two sets 7:30 pm and 9:00 pm
Tyshawn Sorey, drums & compositions
Greg Osby, alto saxophone
Aaron Diehl, piano
Matt Brewer, double bass

Jacob Garchik’s Assembly –
May 25 – CD Release Show – Barbès – 8:00 pm
Jacob Garchik – trombone
Sam Newsome – soprano saxophone
Jacob Sacks – piano
Thomas Morgan – bass
Dan Weiss – drums

Will Bernard –
June 1 – Pond Life Release Party #1 – Nublu – 7:00 pm
June 5 – Pond Life Release Party #2 – Barbès – 9:00 pm
Will Bernard – guitar
Chris Lightcap – bass
Ches Smith – drums
Tim Berne – alto saxophone

Billy Mohler –
June 15 – Bar Lunatico – two sets 9:00 pm and 10:30pm
June 16 – Nublu – 7:00 pm
Billy Mohler, double bass, compositions
Chris Speed, tenor saxophone
Shane Endsley, trumpet
Nate Wood, drums

Whit Dickey –
June 22 – Vision Festival 2022 – Roulette – 8pm
Astral Longform: Staircase in Space
Whit Dickey – drums
Rob Brown – alto saxophone
Mat Maneri – viola
Brandon Lopez – bass

Stephen Harvey –
June 23 – Jazz Gallery – Jazz Composers’ Showcase – 7:30pm and 9:30pm
Stephen Philip Harvey
Courtney Wright
Rafael Piccolotto de Lima
Personnel: Ben Kono, Ethan Helm, Quinsin Nachoff, Jasper Dutz, Courtney Wright – reeds; Roger Garcia, Jonathan Challoner, David Adawumi, Andrew Wagner – trumpets; Nick Grinder, Nick Vayenas, Evan Amoroso, Jennifer Wharton – trombones; Olli Hirvonen -guitar, Martha Kato -piano, Evan Gregor -bass, Jared Schonig -drums

Sonic Liberation Front w/ Oliver Lake –
June 26 – Vision Festival 2022 – La Plaza at The Clemente – 6pm
Oliver Lake’s JUSTICE with Sonic Liberation Front
Oliver Lake – composer, arranger, conduction, spoken word
Elliot Levin – tenor sax
Veronica Jurkiewicz – violin
Matt Engle – acoustic bass
Kevin Diehl – drum kit, synth drums
Jameka Gordon – flute
Chaela Harris – voice (alto)
Ravi Seenerine – voice (tenor)
Shanon Chua – voice (soprano)

Vadim Neselovskyi: Odesa—A Musical Walk Through a Legendary City
June 29 – The Stone – 8:30
Vadim Neselovskyi – piano

Cafe OTO To Host Festival In Honour Of Peter Rehberg

Source: The Quietus.

Get Down, Get In… A Tribute To Peter Rehberg will take place across three consecutive evenings in July, and see a number of artists who released on Rehberg’s Editions Mego label play at the venue. Cafe OTO and Russell Haswell, together with Rehberg’s family and friends, have curated the bill.

The opening night, on July 1, will take in a duo performance from Oren Ambarchi and Julia Reidy, as well as live sets from Powell and a yet-to-be-announced special guest, and a DJ set of David Bowie tunes by Simon Fisher Turner. The following evening will see Klara Lewis and Nik Colk Void joining forces for a duo performance, in addition to live sets by Bruce Gilbert, Ana Quiroga, and Mark Fell and Jim O’Rourke as Remote. The festival’s final night, on July 3, will feature performances from Swedish composer CM Von Hausswolff, Farmers Manual, Finlay Shakespeare, and General Magic & Tina Frank. Russell Haswell will DJ on all three nights too.