2020 Frequency Festival Lineup Announced

Source: Chicago Reader.

Oren Ambarchi, Crys Cole
Mon 2/24, 8:30 PM, Constellation, 3111 N. Western

Jacob Wick, solo and with Phil Sudderberg
Tue 2/25, 6:30 PM, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago

Julia Eckhardt and Nate Wooley play Eliane Radigue
Wed 2/26, 8 PM, Bond Chapel at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn (copresented by the Renaissance Society)

Charles Curtis plays Eliane Radigue
Thu 2/27, 7 PM, Fullerton Hall at the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan, $5-$10, all ages

Annea Lockwood portrait concert with Aperiodic and Nate Wooley
Fri 2/28, 8:30 PM, Constellation, 3111 N. Western

Annea Lockwood: A Sound Map of the Danube opening reception and talk with Nate Wooley
Sat 2/29, 2 PM, Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N. Ravenswood, all ages

Keith Fullerton Whitman, John McCowen
Sat 2/29, 8:30 PM, Constellation, 3111 N. Western

Rajna Swaminathan & Ganavya Doraiswamy
Sun 3/1, 2 PM, Claudia Cassidy Theater at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, free, all ages

Katinka Kleijn, Julian Otis
Sun 3/1, 8:30 PM, Constellation, 3111 N. Western

Seattle Scene: November 21 – December 7, 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.

Pete Leinonen Solo + Quartet
Thu. Nov. 21, 8 PM; $5 – $20 at the door

Double bass by composer/bandleader Pete Leinonen performs Jailbreak, a spontaneously improvised long-form composition using elements and fragments from various original compositions and jazz standards as thematic material to be developed in the course of the performance. The he will be joined by long-time associates Wally Shoup (sax), Jim Knodle (trumpet), and Greg Campbell (percussion). No plans, no rules.

Kin of the Moon
Fri. Nov. 22, 8 PM; $5 – $20 at the door

Kin of the Moon will present a new commission, No house on fire, no. by Seattle saxophonist/ composer Neil Welch, with Abbey Blackwell, bass. KOTM encores composer Ewa Trębacz’s Winter After Times of Fire. KOTM will also premiere Leanna Keith and Em Piro’s interactive work “imagination is an act of rebellion”. Thanks to 4Culture for their generous support.

Thu. 12/5 – Lost Chocolate Lab is the Solo project of Damian Kastbauer and his ever-expanding effects pedalboard and guitar-noise-making system. Ambient Guitar for Active Minds. Respect the Vibrations.

Fri. 12/6 – Inverted Space Ensemble

Sat. 12/7 – electronic music/video artist Rob Angus directs a full-length evening work with well-known collaborators Jeff Greinke (electronics) and Joan Laage (Kogut Butoh) with dancers Kaoru Okumura and Shoko Zama.

Chik White & Gayle Young in Toronto

Source: Canadian Music Centre.

CMC Presents: Chik White & Gayle Young

East coast experimental jaw-harp virtuoso and sound artist meets stalwart instrumental builder and composer to create a special aural environment. White’s harp explorations aim to conjure visceral experiences. Young’s tonal soundscapes link natural sound with the musical worlds of tuning and harmony.

Ticket price:
General Admission: $15 Advance / $20 at the door
CMC Members and Arts Workers: $12 Advance / $15 at the door
Students: $10 anytime

Canadian Music Centre
20 St. Joseph Street
Toronto, ON
M4Y 1J9

416-961-6601 x202



November 10, 2019
Mopcut, Schl8hof, Wels
Audrey Chen Julien Desprez Lukas König

November 10, 2019
Shelley Hirsch, Richard Scott, Roger Turner, Schl8hof, Wels
Richard Scott Roger Turner Kazuhisa Uchihashi

November 10, 2019
Altered States & Frank Gratkowski, Schl8hof, Wels
Frank Gratkowski Nasuno Mitsuru Kazuhisa Uchihashi Yasuhiro Yoshigaki

November 10, 2019
Joe Mcphee Special Wels Ensemble, Schl8hof, Wels
Arnold ‘Noid’ Haberl Irene Kepl Joe McPhee Mette Rasmussen Dennis Tyfus

November 10, 2019
Andrea Parkins & Ute Wassermann, Bildungshaus Schloss Puchberg, Wels
Andrea Parkins Ute Wassermann

November 10, 2019
Hermione Johnson Solo, Bildungshaus Schloss Puchberg, Wels
Hermione Johnson

November 10, 2019
Žiga Koritnik Cloud Arrangers Presentation, Sonis Extrazimmer, Wels
Eyal Hareuveni Žiga Koritnik Wolfgang Wasserbauer

November 9, 2019
Mahanyawa, Schl8hof, Wels
Rully Shabara Wukir Suryadi Kazuhisa Uchihashi

This Week in New York 


The Brass Project includes the New York premieres of pieces by Gabriella Smith, Reena Esmail, and Michael-Thomas Foumai, and the world premiere of a revised version of a piece by Kinan Abou-Afach.
Monday, November 18 at 7:30 PM
Advent Lutheran Church, 2504 Broadway, New York, NY

Permutations returns to its original Harlem speakeasy venue for an eclectic set of contemporary works for reed quintet performed by Splinter Reeds. Complimentary cocktails and light bites will be served by their co-presenter, Uptown Spirits, and all ticket proceeds will go towards supporting Splinter Reeds.
Wednesday, November 20 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15
Uptown Underground, 201 West 113th Street, New York, NY

Conrad Tao performs music by David Lang, Bach, Elliott Carter, Julia Wolfe, Rachmaninoff, Jason Eckardt, and Schumann.
Wednesday, November 20 at 7:30 PM
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY

Composer’s Voice presents pianist Matthew McCright performing piano works from a diverse set of living composers: Kirsten Broberg, Kyong Mee Choi, Christopher Coleman, Sean Friar, Dorothy Hindman, Mike McFerron, Ingrid Stölzel, and Robert Voisey. Composer’s Voice showcases the works of living composers and its concert series has premiered over a thousand new works in New York City performed by hundreds of musicians.
Friday, November 22 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $25
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY

The first concert in Lucy Dhegrae’s The Processing Series, More Beautiful Than Words Can Tell, addresses the struggle to articulate an experience after trauma. It features the world premiere of Osnat Netzer’s Philomelos, which explores the “unspeakable” residual effects of trauma through the lens of Shakespeare’s character Lavinia, from Titus Andronicus. This premiere is accompanied by a collection of works that speak to these themes of communicative paralysis and explore the body’s ability to communicate beyond language: Jason Eckardt’s Dithyramb, Bethany Younge’s Her Disappearance, Maria Stankova’s Rapana, Vinko Globokar’s ?Corporel, and Caleb Burhans’s No.
Saturday, November 23 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $25
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Nate Wooley’s Seven Storey Mountain is a seven-part song cycle for large ensemble intended to transmit a state of what Wooley has called “ecstaticism,” or a secular sense of communal emotional release and ecstatic joy tied to the experience of musicians completely engaged in their practice. Named after Trappist monk Thomas Merton’s 1948 autobiography (itself a reference to the mountain of purgatory in Dante’s Inferno), the piece echoes the struggles that led Merton to abandon a life of scholarship for spiritual matters, embracing the elation and eventual peace achieved through failure.
Saturday, November 23 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $10, $7.50 members
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 346 West 20th Street, New York, NY

Hypercube will join forces with composers from ICEBERG New Music for an hour-long pop-up concert featuring music by Drake Andersen, Victor Baez, Stephanie Ann Boyd, Alex Burtzos, Derek Cooper, Will Healy, and Harry Stafylakis.
Saturday, November 23 at 8:30 PM
Tickets $15
Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3, 185 Orchard Street, New York, NY

Loop 2.4.3. and Fanoplane in DC, November 25

On November 25, Brooklyn-based Loop 2.4.3 and DMV’s Fanoplane will perform at Arlington’s iconic Galaxy Hut, which is located at 2711 Wilson Blvd.   Although the venue opens at 5pm, “doors” for the performance are at 9pm.  It’s a 21+ venue; the $5 door goes 100% to the musicians!

Loop 2.4.3 is a Brooklyn-based “open format”, collaborative ensemble, led by composer/performer Thomas Kozumplik. The ensemble has a bent for exploring the vast musical possibilities of percussion instruments, inspired by an artistic coming-of-age in room 243…

Fanoplane‘s performances are unscored, unrehearsed and improvised extemporaneously on the spot. The ensemble’s seed was planted in a duo performance by NPR’s Bob Boilen and Ted Zook.  Following that, Bob sat in for a couple of performances with the Lost Civilizations experimental music project, then several performances with Heterodyne.  Because each performance is unique, links to all of Fanoplane’s performances are posted for free download on its website.

For further information:  tedzook@hotmail.com

Coming to DC

From Impending Bloom.

On Sunday, November 17, 2019@7PM, Colin Hinton & Simulacra, Justin Jones, and CONCENTRIC CIRCLES. Colin Hinton & Simulacra shares the intersections of avant-jazz, free improvisation, and contemporary Western classical music.. The ensemble features Anna Webber, on tenor, flute, and bass flute. Yuma Uesaka on tenor, clarinet, bass clarinet, and contralto clarinet. Edward Gavitt on acoustic and electric guitars. Shawn Lovato on bass. And Colin Hinton on drums, percussion, gongs & compositions. Justin M. Jones is an improvising vocalist, educator, and synthesizer player.

CONCENTRIC CIRCLES is a three piece free improvisation/avant-garde project based in Washington, D.C. Members are: Christine Paluch (on synths, bass), a D.C. based experimental musician and composer that records and performs under the moniker PraxisCat. Abram Mamet (on French horn). And Dan Newhauser (on drums, percussion). @Rhizome, 6950 Maple Street, Takoma DC.

On Sunday, November 17, 2019@6PM, bassist Micheal Formanek & saxophonist Peter Formanek, Duo, @An Die Musik, @409 North Charles Street, in BMore, Md.

On Sunday November 17@3:00PM, Musica Viva presents The Piano Trio: A Survey in 8 Parts. This will be Program #5: Brahms & Dvorak, Brahms #2 in C Op. 87, Dvorak Op. 90 (“Dumky”). With special guest, writer Ellen Prentiss Campbell  @BannerArts, 7502 Flower Avenue 
Takoma Park MD 20912.

On Friday, November 22, 2019@8PM, Henry Kaiser, Solo Guitar & Video, @Rhizome, 6950 Maple Street, Takoma DC.

On Saturday, November 23, 2019@8PM, Henry Kaiser’s solo guitar explorations of “Requia And Other Improvisations For Guitar Solo”, which consists guitar requia for departed heroes and ancestors, such as Derek Bailey, Pete Cosey, Sonny Sharrock, John Fahey, and many others. Kaiser will be experiment with requia requests from the audience, so all are urged to bring hear solo guitar improvisations memory suggestions. @Rhizome, 6950 Maple Street, Takoma DC.

On Sunday, November 24, 2019@7PM, Colla Parte, w/Daniel Barbeiro on double bass, Rich O’Meara on vibes and percussion, Kevin O’Meara on drums and percussion, and Perry Conticchio on reeds and flute.
@Rhizome@6950 Maple Street in Takoma, DC.

The Sunday, November 24, 2019@4PM, “Music For Our Friend”, live music in support of our friend Bill Brower, has been rescheduled to a date TBD in December, to be later announced. It will still be, An Evening of Voices, w/Sara Donnelly, Heidi Martin, Lady Myrrh, Sunny Sumter, and many others. In the Old Firehouse Studio – Outer Space@3840 Bladensburg Rd. Cottage City, MD. All proceeds benefit the William A. (Bill) Brower Rehabilitation Fund.

On Friday, November 29, and Saturday, November 30, 2019@7PM, cellist Janel Leppin’s Volcanic Ash Ensemble. Janel leppin on cello & keyboard, Kim Sator on harp, Brian Settles on tenor, Anthony Pirog on guitar, and Larry Fergusen on drums. @Local 16@1602 U. Street, NW, WDC.

And on Saturday, December 7, 2019@7PM, COOPER-MOORE, in a rare solo piano performance @Tonal Park’s Alleyworld@7014 Westmoreland Avenue, in Takoma Park, MD. Presented by Transparent Productions in collaboration with Rhizome. Tickets via Rhizome.