Upcoming Soup & Sound Performances

Source: Soup & Sound.

Continuum Culture & Arts presents
SOUP & SOUND House Concerts Summer performances

Friday, JUNE 22, 8pm

MARTY EHRLICH performs a solo in dialog with a soundscape made from field recordings by composer and saxophonist Julius Hemphill and dramatist Malinke Elliott in the 1970’s.

MIKE FALOON (author, The Other Night at Quinn’s)

Saturday, JUNE 30, 8pm


Saturday, JULY 21, 8PM



Saturday, JULY 28 Special 4pm backyard cookout–music starts at 6

BENJAMIN VERGARA (trumpet, Valdivia, Chile)
SARAH HUGHES (alto saxophone, Washington, DC)
NATE SCHEIBLE (drums, Washington, DC)
TATIANA CASTRO MEJÍA (piano, Buenos Aires)
SEAN ALI (bass, NYC)
BEN BENNETT (percussion, Philadelphia)
ANDREW DRURY (percussion, NYC)

door opens & soup is on half an hour before music
292 Lefferts Ave. Brooklyn, NY (6th row house from Nostrand)
5 train to Sterling St (1 minute walk)
Q to Prospect Park (10+ minute walk)
BYOB (feel free to bring food or drink to share)
$20 suggested donation (give more or less as works for you)


2018 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival

Source: NYCEMF. This fest takes place July 16-22. The lineup for the first day is below.

Concert 1, Abrons Art Center, Experimental Theater
Monday, July 16, 2018, 1-3 PM

Clara Maïda, Ipso Lotto
Alexander Sigman , ???_remix
BERNARD Marie-Hélène, BOA Sr
Patricia Martinez, Del cuadro a la postergación ( Espejos de tiempo I )
Dario Casillo, Ordinary Trip Report
Juan Carlos Vasquez, A Chinese Triptych
Paolo Pastorino, Velocità limite
Edward Wright, Space to Think
Man Jie, Another Door III
Christopher Coleman, “…the liquid mountains of the sky…”
Hao Te, Huan
Erik Nyström, Spheroid

Concert 2, Abrons Art Center, Playhouse
Monday, July 16, 2018, 4-6 PM

Damian Anache, Live Electronics Performane Submission. Piece Title: “Velo”
Robert McClure, in excess (2017) for 8-channel fixed media
Tom Torrisi, Nocturne No. 1 by Arthur Keegan-Bole
Fernando Laub, Lightning Graveyard
Christian Eloy, Fold-in
Sue Jean Park, Dialogue
Konstantinos Karathanasis, Ode to Kitchen
Jason Bolte, AridFlow
Xenia Zemskaja, BUTTERFLY IN A JAR
leo cicala, Atman
Chin Ting Chan, Whispers of Time
Patrick Reed, As the Flames Grow Higher

Concert 3, Abrons Art Center, Playhouse
Monday, July 16, 2018, 8-10:30 PM

Monte Taylor, AGBA
Ragnar Grippe, RAGNAROK
Jacob Thiede, And everything in-between
Joel Gressel, Inclusions
Erik T. Lawson, Handshake Nineteen Seventy-Five
Javier Alejandro Garavaglia, SPACES: SUSPENDED – SCATTERED (Vs. I), octophonic acousmatic music (8.1)
Jonathan Graybill, Tsigili’i: Black-Capped Chickadee
Chris Arrell, Creme 21 (music for)
Kyle Peter Rotolo, NO-MORE, TOO-LATE, FAREWELL for flute and electronics (2017)
Jeffrey Stadelman, Old Sawtooth
Joshua Edward, Sublimity: for Fixed Media, Horn in F, Guitar and Voice with Electronics
Joshua Tomlinson, From Sacred Texts
Dominic Jasmin, Live

Upcoming Performances at Rhizome DC

Source: Rhizome DC.

Concert: Chris Forsyth, Sfyria Trio, Olive Tiger
Jun 22, 2018 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Chris Forsyth is a lauded guitarist, composer, and bandleader whose widescreen art-rock, fusing taut compositions and mercurial improvisations, has earned him a reputation as one of the most distinctive and critically acclaimed guitarists working today. In 2013, he assembled The Solar Motel Band, who quickly developed a reputation as an incredible live act, provoking comparisons to visionary artists such as Television, The Grateful Dead, Popol Vuh, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, and Richard Thompson. In 2016 he released the double LP The Rarity of Experience (No Quarter) to universal raves. Pitchfork called it “a near-perfect balance between 70s rock tradition and present day experimentation,” NPR Music named Forsyth “one of rock’s most lyrical guitar improvisors,” and the New York Times calls him “a scrappy and mystical historian… His music humanizes the element of control in rock classicism (and) turns it into a woolly but disciplined ritual.” His most recent release with the new Solar Motel Band is the digital-only “Rare Dreams: Solar Live 2.27.18,” recorded live at Cafe Oto, London.

Sfyria Trio is a Chicago/Brooklyn-based free-improvising ensemble comprised of Sam Decker on tenor saxophone, Charlie Kirchen on bass, and Matt Carroll on drums. Drawing on influences from jazz, certain strains of twentieth century classical music, and various folk traditions, the group sculpts delicately textured improvisations that seamlessly navigate a variety of sonic worlds.

Olive Tiger is an evolution of sound and texture: a nontraditional trio hailing from New England that lushly combines electronics with organic elements of chamber-pop, defying the boundaries of genre in favor of obsessive exploration. Grounded in the stunning songwriting and soaring voice of its bandleader, Olive Tiger arcs continuously toward more meticulous, more rich and more seductive arrangements.

Concert: James Brandon Lewis Trio, TrpCrKng, Andy McLeod
Jun 24, 2018 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM

James Brandon Lewis Trio (NY/DC – James Brandon Lewis-Tenor Saxophone, Luke Stewart-Bass and Warren Trae Crudup III-Drums). James Brandon Lewis is a critically acclaimed saxophonist, composer, recording artist and educator. Lewis has received accolades from New York Times, Q Magazine and cultural tastemakers such as Ebony Magazine, who hailed him as one of the “7 Young Players to Watch” in today’s scene. Lewis has shared stages with Ken Filiano, Darius Jones, Jason Hwang, William Parker, Hamiet Bluiett, Hamid Drake, Ravi Coltrane, Jimmy Heath Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas, Marc Ribot, Anthony Coleman and many others.

TrpCrKng (MD) – “What strange rains came bringing gifts of breath and wind to this place? They will fall again. The outpouring will reveal mysteries dreamed in secret. Kohen often dreams dreams, among other things. Hear now his early dreams and visions in song”…a member of the QODESH collective.

Andy McLeod (VA) is a musician and visual artist living in Fredericksburg Va. Inspired by the work of Jack Rose and Pelt, Fahey and Delta Blues, he taught himself how to play finger style guitar in open tuning and experimented with mixing it with drones and psychedelic elements and in the process he got into clawhammer banjo so that this became a big part in his current work as well.

Concert: Jeb Bishop/Dan Ruccia, Jeremiah Cymerman, Bobb Drake/J Guy Laughlin
Jun 26, 2018 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Jeb Bishop & Dan Ruccia bring their unique musical collaboration between trombone & viola, “both instruments that are usually relegated to a place in the margins, the shadows, away from the center of attention. And they are both the butt(s) of some of the finest musician jokes.” Jeb Bishop has performed, toured and recorded with groups including the Vandermark Five, the Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet, Ted Sirota’s Rebel Souls, and many others. Composer Dan Ruccia’s music has been performed across the United States and Europe by groups such as Eighth Blackbird, The Bad Plus, Wet Ink, the Juventas New Music Ensemble among others.

For the past fifteen years, composer/performer Jeremiah Cymerman (pronounced SIMMER-man) has become an increasingly integral part of the New York Downtown scene, charting a colorful career as a clarinetist, improviser, sound artist, recording engineer, archivist and podcaster. Frequently using the recording studio as a primary compositional tool, Cymerman’s work reflects a passionate interest in improvisation, electronic manipulation & production, traditional, studio & graphic composition as well as solo clarinet and ensemble performance practices.

Bbob Drake & J Guy Laughlin – avante percussionist J.Guy Laughlin together with veteran synthesist and electronics expert Bbob Drake. The duo is known for exhilarating high energy sets of acrobatic percussion and truly alien sound design.

Concert: JD Parran, Ancestral Duo
Jun 29, 2018 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM

J D Parran’s most recent releases on the Mutable Music label are the collaborative Particle Ensemble and his Window Spirits Solo. His performing on clarinets, saxophones and flutes is legendary. In his hometown, St Louis, he was a founding member of the Black Artist Group (BAG) where he participated in the early artistic statements of Julius Hemphill, Oliver Lake,James Jabbo Ware, Hamiet Bluiett and Baikida Carroll.

Ancestral Duo is the special collaboration of multi-instrumentalists Jamal Moore and Luke Stewart. The two channel the spirit of Ancestry through structured improvisation in unique electro-acoustic meditations that aim to reach deep within one’s soul and offer a connection to the past, using the power of the present, looking toward the future

Anthony Braxton At Cafe Oto Reviewed (Again)

Source: The Quietus. Yet another angle on these recent shows.

With Cafe Oto celebrating its tenth anniversary earlier this month, it’s apt that Anthony Braxton, who the venue say has been at the top of their wish list since opening in 2008, should finally appear there in a sold-out, three-night residency – his first as a band leader in the UK since a show at the Royal Festival Hall in 2004. The multi-instrumentalist, philosopher, teacher and self-identified student of music occupies a unique place in the world of modern composition. Hugely influenced by the abstract theories of John Cage and Karlheinz Stockhausen, yet also enamoured of the work of jazz greats like John Coltrane, Charlie Parker and Eric Dolphy, Braxton’s vast back catalogue of over 350 compositions is somewhat bewildering to the casual listener. My own position is as a relative newcomer to his work, although in the run up to the shows, I do spend some time with the nine CD box set, 9 Compositions (Iridium), described by Braxton himself as: “The point of definition in my work thus far.”

Seattle Scene: June 23 – July 7, 2018

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.

Anna Friz + Afroditi Psarra
Sat. June 23, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Anna Friz explores the expressive environment of low fidelity signal and physical landscapes, from interference-prone terrestrial radio beacons to sonic distillations of field recordings using radiophonic instruments and transmitters and cottage-built electronics, voice, and monochrome photo montage from recent fieldwork in northeastern Iceland and northern Chile. Afroditi Psarra works at the intersection of electronic textiles and physical computing with sound art.

CARL/Scrambler/Macaw/Neil Welch
Fri. July 6, 8:00 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

CARL is a baritone sax/drums duo from Houston (Danny Kamins and Andrew Durham) merging free jazz and doom metal. Scrambler is a large improvising ensemble conducted by Christian Pincock using the Sound Painting vocabulary of Walter Thompson. Macaw is the Beefheartian guitar/drums skronk of Jeb Polstein and Tom Scully. Neil Welch plays improvised saxophone and electronics.

THU. 7/5 – Earshot Jazz presents Jazz: the Second Century, artists TBA

FRI. 7/6 – CARL is the Houston-based duo of saxophonist Danny Kamins and drummer Andrew Durham + other artists TBA

SAT. 7/7 – guitarist Dennis Rea’s annual Tanabata birthday concert



June 17, 2018
Jaimie Branch & Nate Wooley, JACK
Jaimie Branch Nate Wooley

June 10, 2018
Carlo Costa, Jonathan Moritz, Sean Ali, Downtown Music Gallery
Sean Ali Carlo Costa Jonathan Moritz

June 10, 2018
Carlo Costa, Christian Meaas Svendsen, Nathaniel Morgan, Sam Kulik, Downtown Music Gallery
Carlo Costa Sam Kulik Nathaniel Morgan Christian Meaas Svendsen