This Week in New York


Source: I CARE IF YOU LISTEN.

OPENICE AT ABRONS UNDERGROUND
As its next installment of free OpenICE initiatives, International Contemporary Ensemble presents a rare performance of German composer Wolfgang Rihm’s hourlong string trio Musik für Drei Streicher.
Monday, January 23 at 8:00 PM
Free
Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street, New York, NY

MARILYN NONKEN | POP-UP CONCERTS
Pianist Marilyn Nonken returns to Miller Theatre with works written specifically for her by two composers: Liza Lim and Elizabeth Hoffman.
Tuesday, January 24 at 6:00 PM
Free
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY

ROUNDTABLE | COMPOSERS CONCORDANCE
The concert will include a round­table panel of artists, musicians, and poets, who will be onstage providing commentary. The panel will include Beth Fertig (contributing editor, WNYC), Mark Stewart (guitarist), David Baker (poet), Charles Coleman (composer/­vocalist), and Paul Mills aka Poez (poet). The audience will be invited to tweet their immediate reactions to the music, with the tweets projected live onscreen during the performance. The concert will feature music by Svjetlana Bukvich, Dan Cooper, Melissa Grey, Peter Jarvis, Robert Levin, Milica Paranosic, Gene Pritsker, and Randy Woolf.
Thursday, January 26 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $10-$25
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY

DOUBLE TROUBLE: SUPOVÉ/O’CONNELL
Pianists Kathleen Supove and Isabelle ‘Izzy’ O’Connell come together for a concert of two piano music, including newly commissioned works by Molly Thompson and Brian Mark.
Thursday, January 26 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $10, $5 students
Yamaha Artist Services Piano Salon, 689 5th Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY

LIVE 45 CONCERT: L45-007
The evening will feature four pieces by composers Andrew Noseworthy and Phong Tran. Noseworthy, a Brooklyn­-based composer, guitarist, arranger and improviser from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, will be presenting a work for solo melodica, as well as the world premiere of his piece for prepared horn and tape. Tran is a Brooklyn­-based composer, electronic musician, and visual artist who will be sharing two world premieres: a work for piano and a self-­performed piece for electronics. Solo performances will be by pianist Mika Sawada and hornist Elizabeth Fleming Martignetti.
Sunday, January 29 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY

Classical Music in NYC Tonight


Source: The New York Times.

CONTACT! at National Sawdust (Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m.). The New York Philharmonic’s new-music series was very nearly cast aside last year, and it took personal support from Alan Gilbert, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Jaap van Zweden and Matthew VanBesien to save it. Conducted by Jeffrey Milarsky, this wide-ranging program shows why it deserved to carry on. Expect music by Elliott Carter, David Lang, Zosha Di Castri, Alexandre Lunsqui and Steven Mackey.
212-875-5656, nyphil.org

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE at the Underground Theater at Abrons Arts Center (Jan. 23, 8 p.m.). ICE just presented the music of Ashley Fure in a free concert. Free next week is Wolfgang Rihm’s “Musik für drei Streicher,” an hourlong string trio from 1977 of high difficulty and deep expression. Josh Modney, Kyle Armbrust and Michael Nicolas are the players.
212-598-0400, iceorg.org

The Necks on Tour


Tony Buck

Source: The Necks.

January 2017
ALL JANUARY SHOWS SUPPORTING NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS
Sat 21st – ICC Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Wed 25th – Riverstage, Brisbane, Australia
Fri 27th – Sidney Meyer Music Bowl, Melbourne, Australia
Sat 28th – Sidney Meyer Music Bowl, Melbourne, Australia

February 2017
Sat 18th – The Lab, San Francisco, CA, USA
Sun 19th – The Lab, San Francisco, CA, USA
Thu 23rd – Issue Project Room (Necks 30th Anniversary: Solo Performances), New York, NY, USA
Fri 24th – Issue Project Room (Necks 30th Anniversary: Standalone Performance), New York, NY, USA
Sat 25th – Issue Project Room (Necks 30th Anniversary: Timeline), New York, NY, USA
Tue 28th – Bijou Theatre, Knoxville, TN, USA

March 2017

Wed 1st – Constellation, Chicago, IL, USA
Thu 2nd – Constellation, Chicago, IL, USA
Fri 3rd – First Unitarian Church, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Ryu Hankil, Makoto Oshiro, Stephen Cornford Coming to Bristol UK


Source: Bang the Bore.

RYU HANKIL
MAKOTO OSHIRO
STEPHEN CORNFORD

8pm, Thursday 16th February 2017
The Brunswick Club, 15-16 York Street,
Brunswick Square, Bristol, BS2 8NX
£7 – no one turned away for lack of funds

Hankil Ryu is a musician from Seoul, born in 1975. He is interested in finding an alternative musical structure possessed by abandoned objects like clockworks, typewriters and telephones.

Makoto Oshiro makes his own musical instruments and equipment by combining materials like electronic devices and household products, and uses them in the development of creative live performances. He also creates installations focusing on physical phenomena related to sound.

Stephen Cornford is an audio-visual artist working between installation and performance. His practice is concerned with reconfiguring consumer electronics as expressive and reflective devices.

Chicago Scene: January 21-28, 2017


Ingebrigt Håker Flaten

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

Saturday, January 21st 2017

7:30PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($20)
Hit The Ground Running Fest : Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood of Illinois
Darin Gray Solo
Marker : Ken Vandermark, Macie Stewart, Steve Marquette, Andrew Clinkman, Phil Sudderberg
Ben LaMar Gay, Ayana Contreras
Dave Rempis, Matt Piet, Tim Daisy

Sunday, January 22nd 2017

2:00PM at Woodland Pattern, 720 E Locust, Milwaukee WI, 414.263.5001 ($15)
Alash Ensemble

9:00PM at the Hungry Brain, 2319 W Belmont ($10 suggested donation) (wheelchair-accessible)
Keefe Jackson, Matt Schneider
Ben LaMar Gay, Gerrit Hatcher, Eli Namay, Ryan Packard

Monday, January 23rd 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, January 24th 2017

9:00PM at The Burlington, 3425 W Fullerton, 773.384.3243
Dave Rempis, Fred Lonberg-Holm
Gunwale : Dave Rempis, Albert Wildeman, Ryan Packard

Thursday, January 26th 2017

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15)
Ulrich Krieger Solo

9:00PM at Elastic, 3429 W Diversey, #208, 773.772.3616 ($10)
Jason Stein, Dave Rempis, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Tyler Damon, Michael Zerang
Boneshaker : Mars Williams, Kent Kessler, PN-L

9:30PM at the California Clipper, 1002 N California, 773.384.2547
Jimmy Bennington Colour and Sound, with Fred Jackson Jr, Artie Black, Mike Harmon
Friday, January 27th 2017

8:30PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($10)
Mars Williams, Gerrit Hatcher, Lia Kohl, Ryan Packard

9:00PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($12)
Chicago Psych Fest VIII : Frozen Mind
Post Animal
Spectralina
Diagonal
TALsounds
DJ Psychedalex

Saturday, January 28th 2017

8:00PM at the Stony Island Arts Bank, 6760 S Stony Island, 312.857.5561 (Free, RSVP)
Sarah Davachi

8:30PM at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia, 773.227.4433 ($12)
Chicago Psych Fest VIII : Frozen Mind
Ryley Walker, Bill MacKay, Michael Zerang
Dos Santos
Magic Carpet
Metal Tongues
DJ Andrew James Shelp

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/

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter


Mikko Innanen at moers festival 2007

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

New from Not Two: Joelle Leandre 8 CD Box Set: Evan Parker/Irene Schweizer/Agusti Fernandez..! Steve Swell/Peter Brotzmann/Paal Nilsson-Love! Paul Dunmall/Paul Rogers/Mark Sanders Deep Whole Trio! Mars Williams/Waclaw Zimpel QT! Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio!

New from FMR: Paul Dunmall Quintet with Hamid Drake! Alvin Fielder/Frode Gjerstad/Damon Smith! Carrier/Lampert/Pain! Three from Finland’s finest Mikko Innanen! 2 CD Set from Fredrik Nordstrom & Gerald Cleaver! Keiji Haino/Jozef Dumoulin/Teun Verbruggen!

Please Historic Records from Lol Coxhill! Sir Richard Bishop! Richard Pinhas! K. Leimer! Marc Barreca! Betty Davis! Demon Fuzz! The Staple Singers! Abbey Lincoln! Lavern Baker and more!

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DMG Gig Alert for This Weekend & Beyond:

Monday, January 23rd Here at DMG at 7pm:
RAOUL BJORKENHEIM – An Evening with Raoul Bjorkenheim, Anders Nilsson & others TBA!

THE STONE RESIDENCIES – SYLVIE COURVOISIER – JAN 24th – 29th! Complete schedule below

JOHN ZORN – The Classic Guide to Strategy – Rare Solo Sax Performance – at National Sawdust in Brooklyn – 9pm – Wednesday, January 25th!
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The FREE DMG Weekly New Music In-Store Series Continues on Sundays with:

Sunday, January 22nd:
6pm: ALEC HARPER TRIO With BRANDON LOPEZ / FLIN VAN HEMMEN
7pm: KNUCKLEBALL: DANIEL LEVINE / MARC HANNAFORD / DEVIN GRAY – CD Release set!

Just added: Rare Monday Night DMG Event!
7pm: An Evening with RAOUL BJORKENHEIM/ANDERS NILSSON – Guitar Masters & Friends!

Sunday, January 29th:
6pm: HAG: BRAD HENKEL / SEAN ALI / DAVID GROLLMAN – Trumpet / Contrabass / Snare
7pm: MAKOTO KAWASIMA – Solo Alto Sax
8pm: BLAISE SIWULA / ERIC PLAKS – Saxes & keyboard

Sunday, February 5th:
6pm: GUILLERMO GREGORIO & ART BAILEY – Plus Fluxus Tapes
7pm: VORTKIP: NICO LETMAN-BURTINOVIC/ELIJAH SHIFFER/BRITT CIAMPA

Sunday, February 12th:
7pm: MICHAEL LYTLE / NICK DIDKOVSKY / MATT OSTROWSKI –
Bass Clarinet / Guitar / Synthesizer!

Sunday, February 19th:
6pm: NICK FRASER and INGRID LAUBROCK – Drums & Sax
7pm: MOOSEBUMPS: KARL NYBERG and ANTON JONSSON – Sax and Drums!

Cuneiform Records Artists on Tour


Wadada Leo Smith

Source: Cuneiform Records.

AHLEUCHATISTAS
March 23-26 – Big Ears Festival – Knoxville, TN

BLUE CRANES
January 25 – Mississippi Studio – Portland, OR [with Battle Trance]

CHEER-ACCIDENT
February 2 – Reggies – 2105 South State St – Chicago, IL (with District 97 and Dead Larry)
September 15-17 – Rock In Opposition Festival – Cap D’ecouverte – Le Garric 81450, France

EMPIRICAL
February 3 – Empirical Curates at Kings Place – Hall 2 – York Way – London, UK

GUAPO
September 15-17 – Rock In Opposition Festival – Cap D’ecouverte – Le Garric 81450, France

I.P.A.
January 31 – Moskus – Trondheim, Norway
February 1 – Nasjional Jazzscene – Oslo, Norway
February 2 – Hamar Jazzklubb – Hamar, Norway
March 22 – Teaterkafeen – Haugesund, Norway
March 23 – Spor 5 – Stavanger, Norway
March 24 – Bergen Jazzforum – Bergen, Norway
March 25 – Bømlo Jazzklubb – Bømlo, Norway
March 26 – Øystese – Kabuso, Norway

IDEAL BREAD
March 22 – Rye Bar – 247 South 1st Street – Brooklyn, NY – 10:30
May 14 – The Legion Bar – 790 Metropolitan Ave – Brooklyn, NY – 9:00

THE KANDINSKY EFFECT
April 13 – Wichita Jazz Festival – Wichiata, KS
April 28 – Reno Jazz Festival – Reno, NV
April 29 – Bakersfield Jazz Festival – Bakersfield,

LED Bib
February 15- Dempsey’s – Cardiff, UK
February 16 – Hot House – Morecambe, UK
February 17 – Royal Northern College of Music – Manchester, UK
February 18 – Kings Place – London, UK
February 20 – The Bell Inn – Bath, UK
February 21 – The Canteen – Bristol, UK
February 23 – Hidden Rooms – Cambridge, UK
March 9 – Schokalden – Berlin, Germany
March 10 – Jazzclub Tonne – Dresden, Germany
March 12 – MS Stubnitz – Hamburg, DE
March 13 – Porgy and Bess – Vienna, Austria
April 13 – Jazz Spot Candy – Chiba, Japan
April 14 – Velvet Sun – Tokyo, Japan
April 15 – tbd – Tokyo, Japan
April 16 – Nanya – Nogoya, Japan
April 17 – Big Apple – Kobe, Japan
April 18 – Pepperland – Okayama, Japan
April 19 – Jazz Riverside – Fukuoka, Japan
May 3 – Vortex – London, UK
May 4 – Vortex – London, UK
May 5 – Blue Orange Theatre – Birmingham, UK
May 6 – Fuse Art Space – Bradford, UK
May 7 – The Bridge Hotel – Newcastle, UK
May 8 – Bramley’s Bar – Canterbury, UK
May 12 – Jazztage Goerlitz, Goerlitz, UK

THE MICROSCOPIC SEPTET
April 2 – Small’s Jazz Club – 183 West 10th St, NYC, NY 10014
April 6 – The Falcon – 1348 Route 9W – Marlboro, NY 12542

MIRIODOR
September 15-17 – Rock In Opposition Festival – Cap D’ecouverte – Le Garric 81450, France
September 23-24 – Freakshow Art Rock Festival – Wurzburg, Germany

ED PALERMO
January 19 – The Iridium – 1650 Broadway – NYC, NY [with special guest Napoleon Murphy Brock, performing the music of Frank Zappa and more!]
January 20 – The Iridium – 1650 Broadway – NYC, NY [with special guest Napoleon Murphy Brock, performing the music of Frank Zappa and more!]
February 11 – The Falcon – 1348 Route 9W – Marlboro, NY 12542
February 13 – The Iridium – 1650 Broadway – NYC, NY
April 1 – The Falcon – 1348 Route 9W – Marlboro, NY 12542 [the music of The Beatles!]

RICHARD PINHAS
April 23 – Festival Prog-Resiste – Espace Victor Jara – 31 place van Zeeland – Soignies, Belgium

DYLAN RYAN / SAND
March 10 – The Knitting Factory – Boise, ID (opening for Minus The Bear)
March 11 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT (opening for Minus The Bear)
March 12 – The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO (opening for Minus The Bear)
March 13 – tbd – Omaha, NB

SCHNELLERTOLLERMEIER
January 20 – Le Murs du Son – La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
February 15 – JFC – St Petersburg, Russia
February 16 – Koleso – Arkhangelsk, Russia
February 18 – Petrovsky Book Club – Voronezh, Russia
February 19 – Zvezda Club – Samara, Russia
February 20 – DMSH – Protvino, Russia
February 21 – Philharmonic Hall – Izhevsk, Russia
February 22 – DOM – Moscow, Russia
February 23 – Dreadnought Club – Kaliningrad, Russia

WADADA LEO SMITH
February 9 – Wadada Leo Smith & Vijay Iyer duo – SFJazz, San Francisco, CA
February 18 – Wadada Leo Smith & Brandon Ross – The Stone, NYC
March 3 – Wadada Leo Smith & Dave Douglas: New Sanctuary – Appel Room, Rose Hall, Jazz At Lincoln Center, NYC
March 4 – Wadada Leo Smith & Dave Douglas: New Sanctuary – Appel Room, Rose Hall, Jazz At Lincoln Center, NYC