Setola di Maiale Releases

Source: Setola di Maiale.

James Frederick Willetts
Raoul Kirchmayr / Andrea Massaria / Alessandro Seravalle / Gianpietro Seravalle

Fields
Enzo Rocco / Ferdinando Faraò

Learn to Love Solitude
the Verge of Ruin
(Stefano DE Ponti, Shari Delorian)

Suonerie
Antonio Mastrogiacomo

S/t
Medea

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New Focus Recordings Releases

Source: New Focus Recordings.

Longleash (violinist Pala Garcia, pianist Renate Rohlfing, cellist John Popham) is a piano trio named after a covert CIA operation during the Cold War to disseminate American avant garde art. The ensemble focuses on contemporary repertoire, and their debut recording, Passage, is a wonderfully refined and colorful survey of some of the best new piano trio repertoire of the last several years, including music by Christopher Trapani and Clara Ionnatta. The works on this release posit a new “common practice”, as composer Nils Vigeland discusses in his liner notes, — an emerging language for instrumental writing that integrates unconventional playing techniques into the fabric of composition for even the most standard of classical instrumentations.

New Morse Code (cellist Hannah Collins and percussionist Michael Compitello) is an intrepid duo with a penchant for creative programming, collaborative projects, and precise, communicative performances. Their debut release, Simplicity Itself, features works written for them by several of the most recognizable names among younger active composers, Caroline Shaw, Robert Honstein, Paul Kerekes, and Tonia Ko, as well as guest appearances by pianist Timo Andres and violinist Katie Hyun. The release has an infectious joy to it and a great shape bookended by Honstein’s pieces.

ERIS 136199 Tour and Recording Kickstarter

Eris 136199 is reuniting for a European tour complete with a second album. All we need is YOU.

Eris 136199 may be the closest to how I think music should sound like, or how I would like to imagine a music. Musicality and interactivity are tightly knotted together as we improvise, create, and explore. Making improvised music is a uniquely rewarding artistic struggle that brings exceptional joy to musicians and audience alike, who join in making and watching unpredictable events unfold! Today we are asking for you to support this struggle from a more pragmatic (i.e. financial) angle, as we embark on our European tour and the recording of our second album. Improvised music is a decidedly non-commercial endeavor that enriches those who step into it. Please consider helping us this effort to bring vital music to a wider range of audiences!

We are a small, mobile trio that doesn’t travel with a ton of gear. As efficient as this is, we will incur hard expenses that will exceed performance income: plane tickets, train travel, local travel, and lodging, in addition to paying recording engineers, all add up pretty quick. The venues and promoters are being as righteous as they can be with their artist fees, but the hard truth is that without your help, we’ll be in the red. We’re offering real cool rewards (including a new album), so please check out the various rewards and see where you might fit in to help us!

Interaction with, and within, Eris is an always awesome experience; unique in bringing so many strands of the musically possible together. I’m very excited to be playing again with two of my favorite musicians, avant-rock legend Nick Didkovsky and the powerfully creative improviser Catherine Sikora, and finally bringing this trio to European audiences.

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

English: Tyshawn Sorey at moers festival 2010

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Sky Music Tribute to Terje Rydal: Henry Kaiser/Nels Cline/Raoul Bjorkenheim/Jim O’Rourke/Bill Frisell/David Torn/Hedvig Mollestad..! Vijay Iyer New Sextet! Nate Wooley ‘Battle Pieces 2’: Ingrid Laubrock/Sylvie Courvoisier/Matt Moran! Mario Pavone / Matt Mitchell / Tyshawn Sorey! Jason Stein/Keefe Jackson/Joshua Abrams/Tom Rainey!

James Brandon Lewis Trio! Duo B: Lisa Mezzacappa & Jason Levis! Judi Silvano & Bruce Arnold! Roscoe Mitchell & Anthony Braxton Rare Reissue! Luc Ferrari 3 CD Set! Paul Bley Synth Show! Fugu! New Tony Williams Lifetime! John Hammond! The People Band! Lee “Scratch” Perry! Another Nimbus West CD Sale! And Lots More..!

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THE DMG 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, September 17th: No in-store…
Bruce up at Guelph Jazz Festival!

Sunday, September 24th:
6pm: KYOKO KITAMURA / KEN FILIANO / DAYEON SEOK – Vocals / ContraBass / Percussion
7pm: IRENE KEPL and DAVID GROLLMAN – Violin and Snare Drum

Sunday, October 1st:
6pm: JEREMY CARLSTEDT & RICK PARKER – Drums & Trombone/Electronics
7pm: WILL GREENE / ZOE CHRISTIANSEN / DANIEL PENCER Woodwind Trio

Sunday, October 8th:
6pm: LEONOR FALCON & SANA NAGANO – String Duo

Sunday, October 15th:
6pm: ROBERTO OTTAVIANO – Solo Sax!
7pm: JUDI SILVANO & BRUCE ARNOLD ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC DUO – CD Release Set!

DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a small gallery. Take the F train to East Broadway or the 6 train to Canal or the B or D to Grand, or the M-15 bus to Madison & Catherine. Come on Down, the Sunday Music Series is Always Free & the Vibes are Always Cosy

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Tim Berne’s Snakeoil: Oscar Noreiga / Matt Mitchell / Ryan Ferreira / Ches Smith! Roscoe Mitchell Orchestra! George Lewis / Ensemble Dal Niente! Two from Sam Newsome: Solo & Duo with Jean-Michel Pilc! Kenny Warren Quartet! Leap of Faith!

Three from Cold Blue: Larry Polansky! Daniel Lentz! Stephen Whittington! Sun Ra’s ‘My Brother the Wind’! Charlemagne Palestine 3 CD Set! Penny Rimbaud! John Stevens’ Away! Two from Mike Westbrook: 1969 and 1972 Live! The Residents and even more!

THE DMG 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERIES OF SONIC CELEBRATIONS Continue with:

Sunday, September 10th:
6pm: THOMAS HELTON & MICHAEL BISIO – ContraBass Duo!
7pm: DOU B 2: LISA MEZZACAPPA / JOSH SINTON / AARON NOVIK / JASON LEVIS –
Two Bass Clarinets / Acoustic Bass / Drums!

Sunday, September 24th:
6pm: KYOKO KITAMURA / KEN FILIANO / DAYEON SEOK – Vocals / ContraBass / Percussion
7pm: IRENE KEPL and DAVID GROLLMAN – Violin and Snare Drum

Sunday, October 1st:
6pm: JEREMY CARLSTEDT & RICK PARKER – Drums & Trombone/Electronics

DMG is located at 13 Monroe St. (between Catherine & Market Sts) in a basement below a small gallery. Take the F train to East Broadway or the 6 train to Canal or the B or D to Grand, or the M-15 bus to Madison & Catherine. Come on Down, the Sunday Music Series is Always Free & the Vibes are Always Cosy

Another Timbre Upcoming Releases

Source: Another Timbre.

Jürg Frey – double CD of pieces based on the work of the Swiss poet Gustave Roud

Olivia Block – new solo work for piano and organ

Insub Meta Orchestra – Swiss-based 32 piece ensemble perform two works by d’incise and Cyril Bondi

John Cage’s ‘Winter Music’ in a version for four pianos, played by John Tilbury, Philip Thomas, Catherine Laws and Mark Knoop

New World Records Releases

Source: New World Records.

George Lewis: Assemblage
Composer(s): George Lewis
Ensemble Dal Niente; Michael Lewanski, conductor
George Lewis (b. 1952) combines an astonishing level of creativity with trenchant critiques of many traditional conceptions about experimental music. The four compositions on this album reference a wide range of ideas, from rhetoric in Ancient Rome to actor network theory, and the album’s eponymous composition finds its grounding in the concept of the “assemblage,” (or agencement in French) a pragmatic, material, non-teleological approach to composition.

Keeril Makan: Letting Time Circle Through Us
Composer(s): Keeril Makan
Keeril Makan (b. 1972) composed his longest instrumental work to date, Letting Time Circle Through Us (2013), on commission for the New York City-based ensemble Either/Or, with whose musicians Makan has worked intimately over the course of many years and on several projects. The larger trajectory of Makan’s musical explorations has not been a linear one, so this close collaboration was invaluable in arriving at the final recorded realization of the project.
Either/Or: Russell Greenberg, percussion; David Shively, cimbalom; Dan Lippel, acoustic guitar; Taka Kigawa, piano; Jennifer Choi, violin; John Popham, cello