Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

The Downtown Music Gallery 28th Anniversary Celebrations began on May 1st & Continues!
Every In-store This Summer Helps Celebrate the Spirit of Creative Music Performed Live.

Sunday, June 16th: Vision Festival (June 12-16th)
No In-store on this night, check out the Vision Festival!

Rare Monday, June 17th Post-Vision Fest/BLG Birthday Celebration!
6:30pm: CHRIS PITSIOKOS / MICHAEL VATCHER / MARK HELIAS – Special DMG Set!
7:30pm: STEVE SWELL / MARK SEGGER – Trombone / Drums!

Sunday, June 23rd:
6pm: TOMCHESS / ZACH SWANSON – Oud, Ney & Morsing / ContraBass
7pm: TERRENCE McMANUS – Solo Guitar

Sunday, June 30th:
6pm: RAS MOSHE & MUSIC NOW!

Sunday, July 7th:
6pm: RAF VERTESSEN / ANNA WEBBER / ADAM O’FARRILL – Drums / Reeds / Trumpet!
7pm: JOE MOFFETT / TOTO ALVAREZ / CECILIA LOPEZ – Trumpet / Guitar / Synth?

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. You can check the weekly in-store sets through our Instagram feed

Important Records New Releases

Source: Important Records.

Pauline Oliveros & Guy Klucevsek – Sounding / Way
Pauline Oliveros – Tara’s Room
Extended Organ – Vibe
Harry Bertoia – Experimental I / Mechanical I
Harry Bertoia – New Years Day 1971
Jacob Kirkegaard – Black Metal Square
Jacob Kirkegaard – Phonurgia Metallis
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. – Hallelujah Mystic Garden Vol. 2
Anthony Burr and Charles Curtis – Chamber Music: Alvin Lucier & Morton Feldman
Alvin Lucier – Orpheus Variations

New Releases From Cyclic Law

Source: Cyclic Law.

VISIONS “Temples” CD (119th Cycle)
Following 2018’s highly acclaimed collaboration album with Russia’s PHURPA, Frederic Arbour presents a new full length album under his VISIONS moniker. We are now presented with more grounded and melody based pieces that on his previous releases, which were more out worldly and exploring sonic expanse. Using a stripped back approach and forging new sonic territories, “Temples” also serves as an hymn to lost civilisations, and a gratitude for what can still be found and discovered from our predecessors. As societies fall, most of their temples and shrines seem to remain, perhaps, as a reflection of the materiality of spirit.

MOLJEBKA PVLSE “Komoku” CD (118th Cycle)
New album by Sweden’s long-standing project Moljebka Pvlse. The source material and foundation for this album are field-recordings by Mathias Josefson collected on a journey through the deserts of the American Southwest and translated into an acoustic travel journal through a spectral landscape, where the edges of memory and imagination are blurred. Joining Mathias on this album is John Björkman, who performs on instruments acquired on his travels to Nepal and whose performance was recorded at the legendary Elektronmusikstudion (EMS) in Stockholm, Sweden. These recordings were later transformed by Mathias Josefson at the Eleventh Planet studio where Moljebka Pvlse merge their take on experimental drone music with hints of electroacoustic sounds from the sixties.

TREPANERINGSRITUALEN & NORDVARGR “Konung Krönt i Blod / Salve Teragmon” 7” ep (124th Cycle)
After collaborating on each other’s previous albums and also working together as Det Kätterska Förbund the idea of messing with each others music came naturally. On this limited 7” you find Nordvargr giving Trepaneringsritualen´s “Konung Krönt i Blod” a gritty and in-your-face treatment and Trepanerinsgritualen putting together a whole band making his mammoth version of Nordvargr´s “Salve Teragmon”. The result is as devastating as you could predict! Artwork by Dehn Sora & T × R × P.

NORDVARGR “Tantum Melior” CD (125th Cycle)
After the success of 2018’s ”Metempsychosis” album, Nordvargr´s most song based recordings ever, we asked close friends and collaborators to create their own interpretations of songs from the album. The result is an interesting blend of styles and methods that expands the Nordvargr universe even further. With exclusive reworks by MZ. 412, Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio, Vassafor, Visions, Kristoffer Oustad, Spetsnaz, Michael Idehall, Thorofon and The Benjolin Codex, the spirit of “Metempsychosis” mutates splendidly into new and unexpected territories. Artwork by Dehn Sora.

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

The Downtown Music Gallery 28th Anniversary Celebrations begins on May 1st!
Every In-store in May Helps Celebrate the Spirit of Creative Music Performed Live.

Sunday, June 9th:
6pm: BRANDON SEABROOK & JESSE DULMAN – Guitar / Tuba Duo
7pm: VIV CORRINGHAM / DAVE MANDL / MARCUS CUMMINS / AARON MOORE –
Voice / Bass Guitar / Soprano Sax / Percussion!

Monday, June 10th:
6pm: WILLIAM PARKER – Book Celebration!

Sunday, June 16th: Vision Festival (June 12-16th)
No In-store on this night, check out the Vision Festival!

Sunday, June 23rd:
6pm: TOMCHESS / ZACH SWANSON – Oud, Ney & Morsing / ContraBass!
7pm: TERRENCE McMANUS – Solo Guitar!

New World Records Releases

Source: New World Records.

Max Giteck Duykers: Folding Music

Max Giteck Duykers (born 1972) stands out for his ongoing dedication to the sound worlds made possible by the Pierrot ensemble. Therefore it is fitting that the first recording devoted exclusively to Duykers’s music should feature two of the four “Pierrot sextets” he has composed this far, that the remaining four works on the disc are playable by P6/P6+ subsets, and that everything here…

Robert Palmer: Piano Music

Robert Palmer (1915 – 2010) produced more than ninety symphonic, choral, chamber and solo works throughout his career, earning a reputation in the mid-twentieth century as one of the country’s leading, most daring, and, at the same time, appealing modernists. Palmer’s unique musical language combined a deeply emotional impulse with complex counterpoint and rhythmic structures

James Tenney: Changes – 64 Studies for 6 Harps

Changes: 64 Studies for 6 Harps (1985) is a large-scale work that combines and connects many of James Tenney’s (1934 – 2006) most important theoretical and musical ideas, including gestalt segregation principles and complex intonation systems. Composed with the aid of a mainframe computer