Steve Swell Update

Source: Steve Swell.

ICTUS nights — 3 days of improv-mania (many musicians! please check the website for all that are involved)
curated by Chris Cochrane
artistic Director David Watson.
featuring Andrea Centazzo of ICTUS records
October 6 & 7 & 8 (I perform on Oct 7 & 8)
at The Shift
411 Kent Ave, Brooklyn

Sunday, October 9, 6pm–William Hooker’s Film: “The Lost Generation: Outside the Mainstream” at Cinema Village, 22 East 12th street near University. Q&A to follow that I will be part of.

Monday, October 10, 7pm–Elliot Sharp, Andrea Centazo, Steve Swell, Eric Mingus at White Box Gallery, 9 Avenue B near Houston.

Saturday, October 15, 7:30pm–Reggie Nicholson’s Brass Concept with James Zollar, Marshal Sealy, Steve Swell & Joe Daly at Community Music School of Springfield through Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares

October 21-November 1–Polish tour:
Warsaw: Pardon, To Tu
Olsztynie: Teatr im. Stefana Jaracza-workshops and concerts in support of Ukraine refugees

ALSO:

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Just released on NotTwo this is a dedication to New Zealand and their leaders who exhibited common sense after the Christchurch Mosque shooting in 2019 (51 killed) by passing laws that made semi-automatic weapons and their components illegal. It also comes as recent events in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo remind us that there is no end to the insanity that makes the United States a singular example of how heartless politicians are willing to keep the status quo and are more concerned with keeping their jobs than the lives of their constituents, innocent children included. NotTwo Records

Also please check out this new recording of mine released in November, 2021, Systems for Total Immersion: Hommage à Luciano Berio with Marty Ehrlich, Sam Newsome, Jim Pugliese, Gerald Cleaver and Ellen Christi on Silkheart. I combine Berio quotes and some of my poetry with music inspired by him.

Please look out for these releases coming any day now:
“We’re Playing In Here?” Gebhard Ullmann, Steve Swell, Hill Greene and Barry Altschul (NoBuisiness LP)

“Sometimes the Air Is” Joe McPhee, Steve Swell, Chris Corsano (Mahakala)

“Kurt Schwitters Would Have Been Pleased” Special Ops–Steve Swell, Jon Rune Strom, Michael Vatcher (Idyllic Noise LP)

Steve Hirsch, Dave Sewelson, Steve Swell, Matt Shipp, William Parker (Mahakala)

Steve Swell’s Fire Into Music: Fire From the Road (2004/2005)–For Jemeel Moondoc–3 CD box set due out in 2023 (RogueArt)

Coming to San Francisco

Source: Bay Improviser Calendar.

Friday, October 7

Fri 10/07 8:00 PM Shapeshifters Cinema [567 5th St. Oakland]
Cheryl E. Leonard – Antarctica: Music from the Ice
Listen to Antarctica and celebrate the release of Leonard’s latest album. The evening will include a solo set of Antarctic compositions, a slideshow about the project, a field recording listening session, and an Antarctic instrument petting zoo.

Fri 10/07 8:00 PM Mills College at Northeastern University – Littlefield Concert Hall [5000 MacArthur Blvd Oakland, CA 94613]
Gevevieve Lee, pianist – Darius Milhaud Concert

Fri 10/07 8:00 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
Streaming and in-person:Click for stream
CCRMA celebrates the start of the 2022 season with its annual Transitions: two evenings of outdoor, under-the-stars concerts showcasing music from the CCRMA community and beyond. Feast your ears on immersive 3D sounds played on our multichannel system (24.8 speakers!) in our Courtyard outside the Knoll. Each evening’s program will be different and will feature live performances, fixed media electronic music, and audiovisual works.

Saturday, October 8

Sat 10/08 11:00 AM Fruitvale Bart Station [3401 E 12th St, Oakland, CA 94601]
Thingamajigs presents Redline Redefined, a new multi-year project that investigates, narrates and celebrates our formally red-lined neighborhoods. Thingamajigs has curated a program of audio and visual pieces designed to transport audiences from their home to the streets of Oakland and Berkeley. Featuring eight of the East Bay’s most exciting performing artists, events scheduled include soundwalks, live performances, video narratives, poetry readings and an online interactive map. A diverse group of local artists are participating in the project, including performance artist Theresa Wong, Oakland’s Poet Laureate Ayodele Nzinga, and instrument inventor Sudhu Tewari.

Sat 10/08 4:00 PM Johnson Park [268 Waverley Street Palo Alto, CA 94301]
Green Mitchell Trio

Sat 10/08 7:30 PM Land & Sea Gallery [5428 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA, United States, California]
A night of Drone, Experimental and Improvised music at Land & Sea in Oakland as part of Kole Galbraith’s West Coast tour. Kole Galbraith is a multi-disciplinary artist who focuses on sound in the vein of drone, noise and improvised music and inspired by Folklore and contemporary indigenous experience. Based in both Seattle, Washington and Tartu, Estonia, Kole Galbraith has been active in the underground experimental music community for the past decade performing throughout the West Coast of the United States and Austria. The music and sounds are informed by early 20th century French Musique-Concret, Metal, Jazz and contemporary composition. Kole Galbraith has released albums on his own label “Obscure & Terrible” and other labels such as SIGE and Titania Tapes.

Sat 10/08 7:30 PM Dresher Ensemble Studio [2253 Poplar St Oakland]
Concert Among Friends with Pianists Gloria Cheng and Matthew McCright
Pianists and longtime friends Gloria Cheng and Matthew McCright team up for an evening of new music for solo and four-hand piano.

Sat 10/08 7:30 PM The Dome Center for Art, Music, and Dance [951 62nd Street, Oakland]
Dream Kitchen performs original compositions and new interpretations of Brazilian and American jazz, featuring Joyce Todd McBride; piano, Jeff Kaz; sax, Todd Larson; bass, Jeff Pera; drums. In collaboration with Dream Kitchen, the Dead Media Center at the Dome will present a slideshow, “The History of the Future” — 1888 – 1988 Science illustrations from magic lantern to 35mm slides.

Sat 10/08 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Performances and memories shared in recognition of Tom Nunn’s immense contributions to free improvisation and instrument inventing.

Sat 10/08 8:00 PM The Lab [2948 16th St SF]
Park Jiha
Park Jiha is a multi-instrumentalist and composer who approaches ancient Korean instruments from the perspective of a modern, improvisatory minimalist.

Sat 10/08 8:00 PM Adobe Books [3130 24th St SF]
LEILA ABDUL-RAUF, ROSS HOYT + ED LLOYD, and ALBERT YEH will provide an evening of spectral states, Avant-Jazz, cinematic ambient composition and improvisation. An evening for the curious, for the studious and for the unfamiliar.

Sat 10/08 8:00 PM CCRMA [660 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305]
CCRMA celebrates the start of the 2022 season with its annual Transitions: two evenings of outdoor, under-the-stars concerts showcasing music from the CCRMA community and beyond. Feast your ears on immersive 3D sounds played on our multichannel system (24.8 speakers!) in our Courtyard outside the Knoll. Each evening’s program will be different and will feature live performances, fixed media electronic music, and audiovisual works.

Sat 10/08 8:30 PM Indexical [Tannery Arts Center 1050 River St. #119 Santa Cruz]
The Mivos Quartet, “one of America’s most daring and ferocious new-music ensembles” (The Chicago Reader), is devoted to performing works of contemporary composers and presenting diverse new music to international audiences. Since the quartet’s beginning in 2008 they have performed and closely collaborated with an ever-expanding group of international composers representing a wide aesthetic range of contemporary composition.

Sunday, October 9

Sun 10/09 12:00 PM San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center [401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102]
SF Music Day is the free in-person day-long music marathon that celebrates the past, present, and future of Bay Area music, on Sunday, October 9, 2022 at the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center on Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco. Now in its 15th year, SF Music Day will showcase more than 25 local groups, 100+ artists, and a range of diverse musical styles from classical music to global music and new music to modern jazz.

Sun 10/09 1:00 PM Shapeshifters Cinema [567 5th St. Oakland, CA 94607]
Thingamajigs presents Redline Redefined, a new multi-year project that investigates, narrates and celebrates our formally red-lined neighborhoods. Thingamajigs has curated a program of audio and visual pieces designed to transport audiences from their home to the streets of Oakland and Berkeley. Featuring eight of the East Bay’s most exciting performing artists, events scheduled include soundwalks, live performances, video narratives, poetry readings and an online interactive map. A diverse group of local artists are participating in the project, including performance artist Theresa Wong, Oakland’s Poet Laureate Ayodele Nzinga, and instrument inventor Sudhu Tewari.

Sun 10/09 4:00 PM Old First Concerts [1751 Sacramento St. SF]
Wooden Fish Ensemble

Sun 10/09 7:00 PM Mosswood Sound Series [3630 Telegraph Ave enter 2nd door on 37th St Oakland]
Meet/Fundraiser for our new 92-key Bösendorfer piano! Works by Cage, Cowell, Farish, Goodman, Ligeti, Looney, Luo, Mercer, with performances by Patti Deuter, Kymry Esainko, Greg Goodman, Scott R. Looney, Ting Luo, Hadley McCarroll, and Janis Mercer.

Sun 10/09 7:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
SSSS is a monthly, informal show at CNM in which electronic music composers present their fixed media and/or live electronic music through the 8-channel surround system, generously provided by Meyer Sound. The composers mix their sounds from the center of the space, and the audience is free to choose their own listening location, and to move within the space to hear the music from different vantage points. This concert features music by John Bischoff from his just-released album “Surface” on Artifact recordings; “The Secret Opera” by David Michalak ; and three microtonal pieces by Chris Brown, from his recent performance of graphic scores by the artist David Ireland.

Thursday, October 13

Thu 10/13 7:00 PM Great Star Theater [636 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94133]
Other Minds Festival 26 brings together a cast of composers from locations both near and far for three nights of new music at San Francisco’s historic Great Star Theater in Chinatown, October 13-15, 2022. Panel discussions begin at 7:00pm and concerts at 8:00pm.

Thu 10/13 7:30 PM Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
A Quarterly Experimental Music, Film and Media Series. Featuring: Aaron Oppenheim, Gabby Wen, Roco Córdova, John Davis

Thu 10/13 8:00 PM Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Thomas Dimuzio and Scot Jenerik make a stop at C4NM on their Left Coast Tour for NOISE BY NOISE WEST 2022

Thu 10/13 8:00 PM Peacock Lounge [552 Haight St SF]
CBSM (Cody Brant & Shane McDonell)
Gustavo Pastre
Methods Body (John Niekrasz, Luke Wyland)
KREation Ensemble (Kevin Robinson Ensemble)
Thurs Oct. 13 8pm-11pm $5-$15 sliding scale (notaflof) all-ages
Peacock Lounge, 552 Haight, SF

Friday, October 14

Fri 10/14 5:30 PM Lytton Plaza Downtown Palo Alto [200 University Ave Palo Alto]
Earthwise welcomes Ben Goldberg clarinet Liberty Ellman guitar jazz duo

Fri 10/14 7:00 PM Great Star Theater [636 Jackson Street SF]
Other Minds Festival 26 October 13-15
A Festival of Boundary-Defying Creativity
Composers from seven countries will convene for the 26th Other Minds Festival, an international annual showcase for composers whose innovative work ranges widely across styles and practices.

Fri 10/14 8:30 PM Indexical [Tannery Arts Center 1050 River St. #119 Santa Cruz]
METHODS BODY (Portland, OR, USA) is a performance duo that creates original sound art and music using custom tunings systems, polyrhythms, and the cadences of language. Longtime collaborators Luke Wyland (keys, electronics) and John Niekrasz (drums, percussion) use bespoke live-sampling technologies to create compositions that inhabit waves of subliminal melody and deep, uncanny grooves.

S.E.M. Ensemble and AACM in NY, October 15

Source: S.E.M. Ensemble.

SEM continues its collaboration with the
Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians
in concert by
The Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble
Petr Kotik, Conductor
with soloists
Thurman Barker, drums
Nicolas Hay, baritone

Saturday, October 15th
7pm at DiMenna Center for Classical Music
(450 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018)

PROGRAM:
Amina Claudine Myers Interiors
George Lewis Mangle of Practice
Adegoke Steve Colson Counterpoints I & II
Leonard E Jones Quintets 1 and 1_2
Muhal Richard Abrams Trio
Henry Threadgill Poems for Voice (1&3)
Thurman Barker Mr. Speed-Str

Coming to Roulette

Source: Roulette,

JENNIFER CHOI AND LES FRÈRES MÉDUSES: THE UNKNOWN (SILENT FILM ORIGINAL SCORE)
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2022. 8:00 PM
Violinist Jennifer Choi and the European guitar duo Les Frères Méduses perform an original score for the 1927 silent film The Unknown.

INTERPRETATIONS: SCOTT ROBINSON / WADADA LEO SMITH
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2022. 8:00 PM
The New York-based saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Scott Robinson and trumpeter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer Wadada Leo Smith.

CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE AND MV CARBON: LIQUIDDD CHANGESSS ALBUM RELEASE
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2022. 8:00 PM
The multidisciplinary artists celebrate the release of their new collaborative album with an improvised performance.

MYRA MELFORD’S FIRE AND WATER
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2022. 8:00 PM
The visionary pianist taps into the elemental nature of inspiration for her exhilarating new project, Fire and Water.

Coming to Seattle

Source: Wayward Music Series.

James Falzone: So Far Still
Sat. Oct. 8, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

James Falzone presents a solo performance on clarinets, piano, penny whistles, shruti box, and bells, in celebration of his new release, So Far Still, recorded by Steve Peters at the Chapel as part of the Wayward in Limbo series. Joining James will be spoken word artist Omar Willey.

Michelle Huang & Erin Wight
Thu. Oct. 13, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

The Seattle-based duo of Michelle Huang (piano) and Erin Wight (viola) presents an intriguing program exploring the idea of transformation through the works of composers Mary Kouyoumdjian, Clarice Assad, Rebecca Clarke, and Arvo Pärt.

Ben McAllister
Fri. Oct. 14, 7:30 PM; $10 donation at door

Ben McAllister offers a solo set involving projected notation and home-brewed software slicing-and-dicing, then an hour of audience collaboration which will result in some new compositions. Bring your voice or another unamplified pitch-making apparatus.

Earshot/NonSeq: Vitamin D/Drum Orbit
Sat. Oct. 15, 8:30 PM; $10 – $20 advance/door

Drum Orbit is a new experimental quintet led by turntable artist/producer Vitamin D, featuring Kassa Overall (drums), Darrius Willrich (keys), Evan Flory-Barnes (bass), and Gerson Zaragoza (guitar), seeking new approaches while acknowledging ancestral traditions and rhythms.

Coming to West Oakland

Source: Paul Dresher Ensemble.

Oct 8, 2022 – 7:30pm
Matt McCright and Gloria Cheng: Piano solos and duos
Concert Among Friends with Pianists Gloria Cheng and Matthew McCright
Pianists and longtime friends Gloria Cheng and Matthew McCright team up for an evening of new music for solo and four-hand piano.

October 9, 2022 – 7pm
George Brooks and Utsav Lal featuring Keshav Batish and Mat Muntz
Saxophonist George Brooks and pianist Utsav Lal create dynamic new music drawing on the traditions of Indian classical music, American jazz, and contemporary improvisation rendered by a quartet of extraordinary instrumentalists.

DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET Photos

Source: DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET.

October 2, 2022
Sam Weinberg Solo, Record Shop
Sam Weinberg

October 2, 2022
Sandy Ewen & Jason Nazary, Record Shop
Sandy Ewen Jason Nazary

October 2, 2022
Telescoping, Record Shop
Dave Abramson Alan F Jones Greg Kelley Robert Millis

October 1, 2022
Michael Bates’ Acrobat, Barbès
Michael Bates Marty Ehrlich Fung Chern Hwei Michael Sarin Sara Schoenbeck

October 1, 2022
Tony Malaby’s Hibiscus, Barbès
Michael Formanek Tony Malaby Ben Monder Nasheet Waits

September 26, 2022
Jaimie Breezy Branch Celebration of Life, Pioneer Works
Jason Ajemian Hamid Drake Jake Henry Lester St. Louis Angela Morris Aquiles Navarro Jason Nazary Keir Neuringer Patricia Nicholson Parker Miriam Parker William Parker Mara Rosenbloom Dave Sewelson Heru Shabaka-Ra Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez Luke Stewart Owen Stewart-Robertson Chad Taylor Fay Victor Kenny Warren Chris Williams
September 23, 2022

Coming to Boston

Source: Non-Event.

Häxan with live soundtrack by Lori Goldston and Greg Kelley
Non-Event presents a screening of the rarely-seen silent horror film Häxan with live soundtrack by Lori Goldston (cello) and Greg Kelley (trumpet)
Oct 25, 2022 SMFA

Greg Stuart Performing works by Sarah Hennies and Michael Pisaro-Liu
Non-Event presents an evening of Greg Stuart performing solo percussion pieces by Sarah Hennies and Michael Pisaro-Liu.
Oct 9, 2022 Goethe-Institut Boston

Roulette Upcoming Performances

Our fall season is well underway, and the shows are coming fast and furious! Take Oct 24-28, when we’re presenting an exciting and wide-ranging slate of innovative performers, for instance:

  • On Oct 24, Douglas J Cuomo‘s virtuosic tour de force Seven Limbs will juxtapose Nels Cline’s wildly inventive guitar playing and use of electronic effects with the acclaimed string quartet The Overlook in a work based on the Tibetan Buddhist practice of purification. [link]
  • On Oct 25, In separate and collaborative sets, innovators Eric P. Mandat and John McCowen will explore the sonic possibilities of the clarinet. [link]
  • On Oct 26, the saxophonist/composer Remy Le Boeuf and his vibrant 20-piece orchestra Assembly of Shadows will perform work from their 2021 album Architecture of Storms. [link]
  • On Oct 28, an evening of video and music will feature live video art by Kit Fitzgerald and music performed by Peter Gordon & Love of Life Orchestra. [link]

Coming to the IBeam Brooklyn

Source: IBeam Brooklyn.

YOON SUN CHOI + ANDREW DOW
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2022
8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Yoon Sun Choi
Yoon Sun Choi- voice/piano
Jacob Sacks – piano
Sylvester Germaine – electric bass
Chet Doxas – tenor saxophone, clarinet
Vinnie Sperrazza – drums

Andrew Dow’s Willful Creatures
Andrew Dow – electric bass
Simon Jermyn – guitar
Gregg BelisleChi – guitar
Jeff Davis – drums

YOON SUN CHOI
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2022
8:00 PM 9:00 PM

Yoon Sun Choi -voice
Jacob Sacks – piano
Thomas Morgan. – bass
Vinnie Sperrazza – drums

WIDE OPEN WORKS (WOW) AT IBEAM BROOKLYN PRESENTS: NOAH PREMINGER QUARTET & ROB GARCIA 4
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2022
8:00 PM 10:30 PM

8pm
ROB GARCIA 4
Noah Preminger – tenor saxophone
Gary Versace – piano
Kim Cass – bass
Rob Garcia – drums

9:15pm
NOAH PREMINGER QUARTET
Noah Preminger – tenor saxophone
Max Light – guitar
Kim Cass – bass
Dan Weiss – drums

JOE FIEDLER SOLO TROMBONE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2022
8:00 PM 9:30 PM

Joe Fiedler/Trombone and Voice
This past August marked the 50th anniversary of a landmark moment in the development of contemporary trombone playing: Albert Mangelsdorff’s first solo trombone performance at the Jazz Now! Festival in Munich in 1972. Though Mangelsdorff already was a European jazz celebrity, his appearance at Jazz Now! broadened the public’s understanding of the possibilities of the instrument and inspired many generations of trombone experimenters, including Joe Fiedler. Fiedler has chosen to mark the anniversary of Mangeldorrf’s appearance at Jazz Now! by celebrating the release of his own contribution to the advancement of trombone solo performance on Solo/The Howland Sessions.