July 6, 2019
Møster!, Energimølla, Kongsberg
Nikolai Eilertsen Kjetil Møster Olaf Olsen Hans Magnus ‘Snah’ Ryan

July 6, 2019
Sylvie Courvoisier & Mark Feldman Quartet featuring Drew Gress and Tom Rainey, Smeltehytta, Kongsberg
Sylvie Courvoisier Mark Feldman Drew Gress Tom Rainey

July 6, 2019
Exoterm, Energimølla, Kongsberg
Kristoffer Alberts Jim Black Nels Cline Rune Nergaard

July 6, 2019
Eirik Hegdal Musical Balloon, Sølvsalen, Kongsberg
Jon Fält Eirik Hegdal Nils-Olav Johansen Eivind Lønning Mattias Ståhl Ole Morten Vågan

July 6, 2019
Summer Strings, Smeltehytta, Kongsberg
Michael Francis Duch Tanja Orning Ilan Volkov John Andrew Wilhite

July 6, 2019
Isabelle Duthoit Solo, Smeltehytta, Kongsberg
Isabelle Duthoit

July 6, 2019
Sofia Jernberg & Agnes Hvizdalek, Smeltehytta, Kongsberg
Agnes Hvizdalek Sofia Jernberg

July 6, 2019
Jonas Cambien Trio, Energimølla, Kongsberg
Jonas Cambien André Roligheten Andreas Wildhagen

Coming to Areté Venue & Gallery

Source: Areté Venue & Gallery.

Tammy Evans Yonce + Melissa Keeling: SLIDING LIFE
7/18/19, 7:00 pm

7/20/19, 8:30 pm

“Trinity Vector” (for Ornette)
Sunday 7/21/19, 4pm

Daniel Meyer / Rob Cosgrove, OTHER PLASTICS, Victoria Cheah, Gleb Kanasevich
7/29/19, 7:00 pm
Daniel Meyer, Rob Cosgrove, Dominic Coles, Hunter Brown, Victoria Cheah, Gleb Kanasevich

“Subtle Life Forms” (Live Electronic Improvisations)
Andrew Neumann, Tom Hamilton, Matthew Ostrowski
7/30/19, 8:00 pm

The Pieces That Fall to Earth
Christopher Cerrone Album Release Event
8/2/19, 8:00 pm

A Small Dream In Red
Avant-Garde Voice and Saxophone Duo // The Art of NOW
8/15/19, 8:30 pm

Ron Stabinsky/Shayna Dunkelman/Ava Mendoza
8/17/19, 3:00 pm

8/19/19, 8:00 pm

5049 Records Podcast Episode 215 – Aaron Novik 

Source: 5049 Records.

For episode 215 clarinetist Aaron Novik swings by for a go-round on the mics. Raised in Connecticut, he lived in San Francisco for several years, where nurtured several longstanding musical relationships. Aaron moved to New York in 2015 and starting tomorrow night , July 16th, he’s kicking off a weeklong residency at the Stone. In an unprecedented move, for each performance Aaron is releasing an EP of new music. Aaron is a sweetheart and I’m glad we finally found the time to talk on the mics. Sorry for the salt levels.

AMN Reviews: Luciano Caruso – +4 LINKS N° 3 – WILL [Setola di Maiale SM3750]; Davide Rinella – quando ero un bambino farò l’astronauta [Setola di Maiale SM3840]

These two ambitious, yet very different, releases of music for reeds reveal two distinct faces of avant-garde music.

Treviso saxophonist/composer Luciano Caruso’s +4 LINKS No. 3—WILL (Perceptive Flow Approach to Music) is a collection of compositions for saxophone quartet. Caruso, who plays curved soprano saxophone, is joined on the recording by alto saxophonist Walter Vitale, tenor saxophonist Lorenzo DeLuca, and baritone saxophonist Ivan Pilat. The compositions take the form of graphic scores partly inspired by abstract painter Wassily Kandinsky’s work and partly by a theory of self-organizing social networks. The music, consequently, is intricate and complex, consisting of now-tighter, now-looser knots of sound. The saxophone quartet is in many ways ideal for this kind of music, since the relative uniformity of the instruments tends to subordinate color to line. At the same time, it brings to the foreground awareness of the essentially mobile position of the individual voice within the collective sound. The pieces on the album tend toward a kind of block polyphony—harmonies and sound masses in which the four saxophones nevertheless remain distinct. This they do by playing broken chords, overlapping and sustained tones held in greater or lesser degrees of harmonic tension, free-blowing simultaneous soloing, and closely choreographed unison passages: a music of dynamic interaction.

Quando ero un bambino farò l’astronauta, a solo release by the Milanese Davide Rinella, is ambitious in a way different from +4 LINKS No. 3. Whereas Caruso’s album is centered on composition, Rinella’s is freely improvised. Rinella plays chromatic harmonica—which of course is another reed instrument—in spontaneous performances captured on eight tracks. An album of solo free improvisation for harmonica is rare if not unprecedented; happily, Rinella takes up the challenge with musicality as well as ingenuity.

Daniel Barbiero

All About Jazz Reviews

Source: All About Jazz.

Mark Alban Lotz
The Wroclaw Sessions (Audio Cave)

Christy Doran’s Sound Fountain
For The Kick Of It (Between the Lines)

Thom Yorke
ANIMA (XL Recordings)

Hans Koch / Jacques Demierre
Incunabulum (Herbal Records)

Gabriel Ferrandini
Volúpias (Clean Feed Records)

John Luther Adams
Become Desert (Cantaloupe Music)

Lisbon Freedom Unit
Praise Of Our Folly (Clean Feed Records)

Jose Dias
After Silence, Vol. 1 (Clean Feed Records)

Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra
Pathways To Unknown Worlds (Modern Harmonic)

Ilia Belorukov, Gabriel Ferrandini
Disquiet (Clean Feed Records)