Both Philip Glass and Terry Riley will be joining the troup on parts of their tour.
Steve Lacy on Tour
Lacy’s 2004 schedule takes him to a number of places on the east coast. Not surprisingly, New York is prominently featured.
The Latest on Innova
Innova has released its latest batch:
Henry Brant – The Henry Brant Collection, Vol. 1: A deluxe 2-CD set featuring a pair of Brant’s monumental works, Northern Lights Over the Twin Cities (100 mins, 6 conductors) and A Plan of the Air (25 mins, 2 conductors)
Revolutionary Snake Ensemble – Year of the Snake: “Far from being dusty history, today’s brass bands are marching hip hop,R&B, and other modern methods through brash New Orleans traditions.” Ken Field (of Birdsongs of the Mesozoic fame) and Mardi Gras will never be the same again.
Douglas R. Ewart – Songs of Sunlife: Inside the Didjeridu: Inside the didjeridu with AACM stalwart Douglas Ewart, blowing the songlines between Minneapolis and Chicago, ancient and future.
Not often do you get to see these three together…
Saturday, January 31st – Bowery Poetry Club – 308 Bowery St – New York NY Tel 212 614 0505 (www.bowerypoetryclub.com). Admission $10. Starts at 7pm Paul Rogers (solo) and trio w. Nick Didkovsky (prepared guitars) and Kevin Norton (percussion).
Note that the site doesn’t seem to be working right now…
A Varese page has been published, with a short history of the composer and his works, as well as pictures and links.
RER USA and the Mini-RIO Fest
RER USA is the latest offshoot of Recommended Records, and features online mail order, as well as their own releases.
They are also sponsoring a night of music:
ReR USA Presents:
THE BOY HOWDY RIO SHOW
Fri, April 16, 8:00 PM Cervante’s Ballroom, Denver Colorado
email sales@rerusa for addn. details
A somewhat humorous article describes how the author went into listening to Stockhausen with an open mind.
The Bottom Line Closes
A source of live creative music for decades, the Bottom Line in New York has recently closed.
These two touring ensembles will be playing Chicago’s Empty Bottle in upcoming months.
Oliver Lake on Tour
A few dates have been posted on Oliver’s site.