Open Space Festival for New Music

Next Spring, the University of Northern Colorado brings forth the Open Space Festival for New Music:

The Open Space Festival of New Music is designed to present innovative composers and interpreters of contemporary music annually at the University of Northern Colorado. Composers and performers are featured guests in lectures, seminars and performances. Each Festival gives students the opportunity to perform with guest artists in a number of diverse settings and genres.

Here’s a list of of what happening last spring at UNC:

Thursday, April 9
4:40 p.m.: Composition master class with Paul Rudy, Studio B at Frasier Hall, 7th Street between 9th and 10th avenues
4:40 p.m.: Piano master class with Stephen Drury, Milne Auditorium, 8th Avenue and 17th Street
7 p.m.: Pre-concert talk with Paul Rudy, Milne Auditorium
7:30 p.m.: Music of Paul Rudy and Charles Ives performed by Rudy, Stephen Drury and Roger Landes, Milne auditorium

Friday, April 10
Noon: Lecture/demonstration: “What You See is Not What You Get: Slight of Hand in Sound and Image” by Paul Rudy at the Kress Cinema & Lounge, 817 8th Ave.
2:30-4 p.m.: Open rehearsal for John Zorn’s “Cobra” with Drury, Kress
5 p.m.: Live performance of John Zorn’s “Cobra,” Kress
6-9 p.m.: Live music at the Kress
9 p.m.: Irish, Balkan, Middle Eastern concert with Roger Landis at Patrick’s Irish Pub, 800 9th St.

This spring we’re looking at bringing composer Christian Wolff, Stephen Drury and the Callithumpian Consort to perform a new piece by Wolff, “Songs from Brecht: The Exception and the Rule.” The UNC Cobra Ensemble will be giving a performance of Wolff’s improvisatory piece “Edges.” Composer and performer Michael Hicks from Brigham Young University will also be a part of this spring’s music festival.

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The DownTown Ensemble to Perform

The DownTown Ensemble puts on a show in New York:

The SoundArt Foundation presents the DownTown Ensemble in
According to Brian
Thursday, June 25, 8pm $15/10

Renee Weiler Auditorium, Greenwich House, 46 Barrow St.

The DownTown Ensemble’s June 25th concert at the Greenwich House Music Schoo; will feature six composers in the great tradition of experimental music pioneered by Charles Ives and Carl Ruggles and more recently typified by John Cage, Earle Brown and Morton Feldman. Two of these composers, Brian Dewan and Yvette Perez will perform World Premieres. Also featured on the program will be specially arranged compositions by Phil Corner, Peter Zummo, and Pauline Oliveros; and pieces by William Hellermann and Mary Jane Leach.

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New on Atavistic

Sun Ra at New England Conservatory, February 2...
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New releases from Atavistic:

Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra
Secrets of the Sun (Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)
Peter Brötzmann
The BRAIN Of The DOG In Section

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Jamie Baum at Firehouse 12

From Improvised Communications:

On Friday, November 14th, New Haven’s Firehouse 12 will present New York flautist/composer Jamie Baum and her longstanding septet as part of the venue’s ongoing 2008 Fall Jazz Series. This decade-old ensemble, featuring Shane Endsley (trumpet and flugelhorn), Doug Yates (alto saxophone and bass clarinet), Chris Komer (French horn), Aaron Goldberg (piano), Johannes Weidenmueller (bass) and Jeff Hirshfield (drums), is on the road celebrating its most recent release, Solace (Sunnyside). The disc, Ms. Baum’s fourth as a leader and second with this band, features ten of her original compositions, including a tribute to pianist Kenny Wheeler and a four-part commissioned suite inspired by composer Charles Ives.

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This week at the ISSUE Project Room

Ned Rothenberg at Appleby Jazz Festival 2007
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From NY’s ISSUE Project Room:

IMPROV WEEK – Curated by Zeena Parkins and Suzanne Fiol

Monday October 13th: Evan Parker + Ned Rothenberg
Wednesday October 15th: Aki Onda + Shelley Hirsch
Friday October 17th: Wobbly + Bevin Blechdom
Saturday October 18th: Peter Evans + Josh Sinton + Matt Bauder

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Releases Reviews

DMG Newsletter October 10th, 2008

Sun Ra at New England Conservatory, February 2...
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From DMG:

William Parker Qt! Braxton in Moscow! Trio X 7CD Box! Elliott Sharp DVD! McGregor/Phillips/Moholo! Malaby Cello Trio! Noonan/Ribot/Maneri/Tacuma!

Flaherty/Nace Thurston! More archival Sun Ra! Dick/Baczkowski/Padmanabha! Locke/Kimbrough! Massaron/Bozulich/De Rossi! Tina Marsh! Anthony Davis! Charles Ives!

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