Events in Los Angeles

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From Los Angeles New Music:

SCREAM Festival

January 27, 2010 from 6pm to 7pm – REDCAT $20/$16 Student with ID From the REDCAT website: Co-presented with the Southern California Resource for Electro-Acoustic Music Global music forms meet the digital surge of the 21st century as the Ka… Organized by REDCAT | Type: performance

Rats, Missincinatti, and Just-Intoned Voices

January 27, 2010 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm – Donald R. Wright Auditorium Pasadena Central Library From the Pasadena Creative Music website: Tonight’s concert opens with the world premiere of composer Cat Lamb’s Branches for just-intoned singers performed by a female choir assembled especially for… Organized by Pasadena Creative Music | Type: performance

KaiBorg CD Release Concerts!

January 28, 2010 from 8pm to 10pm – Metro Galleries From the Facebook event page: KaiBorg CD Release Concerts! Celebrating the release of their CD, “Harvesting Metadata.” San Diego, Bakersfield, Ventura KaiBorg is: David Borgo: soprano and sopranino… Organized by Jeff Kaiser | Type: performance

Steve Horowitz and the Code Ensemble

January 29, 2010 from 8:30pm to 10:30pm – REDCAT From the REDCAT Website: “If I were hired to score the picture today, I would hope that my score would come out sounding the way that Steve’s does.” David Shire “Invasion is an amazing journey throu… Organized by REDCAT | Type: performance

KaiBorg CD Release Concerts!

January 30, 2010 from 8pm to 10pm – San Buenaventura Artists Union From the Facebook Event Page: KaiBorg CD Release Concerts! Celebrating the release of their CD, “Harvesting Metadata.” San Diego, Bakersfield, Ventura KaiBorg is: David Borgo: soprano and sopranino… Organized by Jeff Kaiser | Type: performance

Steve Horowitz and the Code Ensemble

January 30, 2010 from 8:30pm to 10:30pm – REDCAT From the REDCAT Website: “If I were hired to score the picture today, I would hope that my score would come out sounding the way that Steve’s does.” David Shire “Invasion is an amazing journey throug… Organized by REDCAT | Type: performance

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New Releases from Ayler Records

From Ayler Records:

Snus – Niklas Barnö, Joel Grip, Didier Lasserre
This trio was first put together by Marc Fèvre, the active foreman of parisian dynamic wine and free music venue, l’Atelier Tampon, for the celebrations of legendary bassist Alan Silva’s 70th birthday. Ayler Records liked this, and decided to record and produce a CD with the group a few months later. The meeting between the two swedes, Joel Grip and Niklas Barnö, and the frenchman Didier Lasserre, is a clash of free minds, nestled up in improvisation, stating their now’s with a firm but gentle slap in your face. Free music it is, and energ(et)ic all the more. A special blend of free jazz and free improv, a sophisticated mix of talents that tastes different, fresh and highly addictive.

Free Unfold Trio – Ballades
(J. Le Masson, B. Duboc, D. Lasserre)
The Free Unfold Trio ventures, and we with them, where many would instead turn round and go back : to the edge of the unknown, to secret places where an underlying depth permeates every gesture; where it feels good to lose oneself now and again. On the razor’s edge, in the open air, wandering about between silence and what’s unplayed. Four stretched out ballads, their melodies in dotted lines, as if diffracted, of dazzling brightness – gleaming seen as an art form.

Nuts (B. Duboc, R. Siddik, I. Oki, D. Lasserre, M. Sato)
Symphony for Old and New Dimensions
These men are calling home. These men are crying for home. For many a home. France. United States. Japan. Elsewhere… When Benjamin Duboc gathered these four men around him, he knew he had to bring forth an underlying intuition that the gathering, the very act of gathering individuals was the key of music-making today. NUTS is a playground of gathered individuals caught in the act of meeting each other. Live.

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Upcoming Seattle Shows

From Wayward Music:

FRI. 1/8, 8 PM – Seattle Composers Salon: new music by Gavin Borchert, Peter Stevens, Kam Morril, Steve Scribner, Yvonne Hoar

SAT. 1/9, 8 PM – Nonsequitur presents Amy Denio (solo voice & electronics improvisations) + Beth Fleenor & Figeater (energetic outness)

FRI. 1/15 – Seattle Percussion Collective – music by Milton Babbitt, James Romig, Christian Wolff, Toru Takemitsu, Stuart Saunders Smith, Jeff Aaron, Bryant, Gregory Campbell.

SAT. 1/16 – Floss CD release concert; Mark Ostrowski (drums), Zachary Watkins (electronics), Izaak Mills (woodwinds), John Seman (bass)

FRI. 1/22, 8 PM – Is That Jazz? Festival: Sunship, Sun Ra Tribute Band

SAT. 1/23, 8 PM – Is That Jazz? Festival: Bill Smith Trio, Threat of Beauty

FRI. 1/29, 8 PM – Is That Jazz? Festival: Bad Luck, Jesse Canterbury’s Vertigo

SAT. 1/30, 8 PM – Is That Jazz? Festival: Tom Baker Quartet, Cuong Vu Trio

FRI. 2/5, 8 PM – Seattle Chamber Players & Armenian pianist/composer Artur Avanesov – music of Avanesov and Mansurian

FRI. 2/12, 8 PM – 25th Annual Seattle Improvised Music Festival: Birgit Ulher (trumpet), Leonel Kaplan (trumpet), Christian Weber (bass), Jack Wright (saxophone), Paul Neidhardt (percussion), Mark Kaylor (drums) – see web site for actual line up

SAT. 2/13, 8 PM – 25th Annual Seattle Improvised Music Festival: Tyler Wilcox (reeds), Jaime Fennelly (electronics), Wilson Shook (saxophone), Robert Pedersen (electronics), Paul Hoskin (reeds), Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello) – see web site for actual line up

FRI. 2/19, 8 PM – 25th Annual Seattle Improvised Music Festival: Sean G. Meehan (percussion)

SAT. 2/20, 7 PM – 25th Annual Seattle Improvised Music Festival: Fred Chalenor (bass), Jeffrey McGrath (trumpet), Greg Powers (trombone), Chris Cochrane (guitar), Evan Gallagher (piano), Jeph Jerman (percussion)

FRI. 2/26, 8 PM – Garrett Fisher Ensemble: At the Hawk’s Well, new chamber opera

SAT. 2/27, 8 PM – Garrett Fisher Ensemble: At the Hawk’s Well, new chamber opera

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The Squid’s Ear Reviews

Sad-ish news from The Squid’s Ear, as Verge Music is shutting down. The lining on this dark cloud is that Squidco is going to take over the distribution of some of the labels Verge used to handle.

In any case, we have bunch of new reviews from the Squid folks:

Frode Gjerstad / John Edwards / Mark Sanders – Bergen
(FMR)
– Dave Madden

Olivier Capparos & Lionel Marchetti – Equus (Grand Vehicule)
(Pogus)
– Dave Madden

Jessica Pavone – Songs Of Synastry And Solitude
(Tzadik)
– Massimo Ricci

Elton Dean’s Ninesense – Happy Daze + Oh! For the Edge
(Ogun)
– Darren Bergstein

Ergo – Multitude, Solitude
(Cuneiform)
– Darren Bergstein

The Nu Band – Lower East Side Blues
(Porter Records)
– Paul Serralheiro

La Casa, Eric / Jean-Luc Guionnet – Inscape. Lille-Flandres
(Monotype)
– Jeph Jerman

Moscow Composers Orchestra & Sainkho Namchylak – Portrait of an Idealist
(Leo)
– Jeph Jerman

Various Artists – Three 7″ Records and 1 Various Artists CD
(Generate Records)
– Massimo Ricci

Anthony Braxton – Creative Orchestra (Koeln) 1978
(Hatology)
– Kurt Gottschalk

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Iancu Dumitrescu Radio Shows

Tim Hodgkinson, Gerard Pape, Iancu Dumitrescu,...
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ResonanceFM will feature two 3-hour online radio shows featuring the music of Iancu Dumitrescu, one of the most important living composers.

Born and bred under the yoke of Ceaucescu’s “communist” regime in Rumania, Dumitrescu proposes an intolerable intensity that blossoms and decays like natural sound in cosmic space. For his admirers and proselytisers, Dumitrescu’s music has wiped the field of modern music clean and restarted everything: he really is the ground-zero sound artist promised in everyone else’s publicity. He’s attracted a weird crew of supporters: the Rumanian government sponsors him at home and abroad; Chris Cutler‘s Recommended Records distribute his CDs; Tim Hodgkinson from Henry Cow plays bass clarinet in his Hyperion Ensemble and even writes his own compositions for them. Having heard his music as a school girl, Ana-Maria Avram, the prize-winning classical instrumentalist, dropped everything to become his lover, promoter and fellow composer. Now industrial-noisemaker Andy Wilson (author of Faust: Stretch Out Time 1970-1975) and Ben Watson (author of books on Frank Zappa and Derek Bailey) join forces to present two 3-hour programmes of his music sourced from Spectrum Festivals in Bucharest and London

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DMG Newsletter December 17th, 2009

From DMG:

Agusti Fernandez & Barry Guy! Ab Baars/Ig Henneman/Misha Mengelberg! Elliott Sharp‘s Carbon! Roscoe Mitchell & David Wessel! Paul Rogers Solo! Tim Hodgkinson & Milo Fine! Eugene Chadbourne Volunteer Fire Dept!

Joe McPhee & Joe Morris LP’s! Laura Andel Orchestra! Dafna Naftali & Chuck Bettis! Tatsuya Yoshida DVD’s & CD’s! A Big Alan Lomax in Haiti 10CD+2Book Box Set! Bert Jansch LP/CD combo packs! El Gallo Rojo Catalogue Restocked!..

And, an Impressive HAT CD SALE! [Newsletter readers only – reduced prices NOT in database]

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Downtown Music Gallery FREE In-Store Performance Schedule Continues with:

Sunday, December 20th at 6pm:
JUDITH INSELL & REUT REGEV!
Amazing New Viola & Trombone Duo!

Sundays, December 27th & January 3rd – nothing scheduled (Hey, we gotta relax, too!)

Sunday, January 10th at 6pm:
JEREMIAH CYMERMAN / CHRISTOPHER HOFFMAN / HARRIS EISENSTADT!
Extraordinary New Clarinet / Cello / Percussion Trio!

Sunday, January 17th at 6pm:
ANDY HAAS & DEE POP!
Two Magical/Mystical Musicians Return to DMG for a Rare Duo Set!

Sunday, January 24th at 6pm:
RAS MOSHE Returns!

Sunday, January 31st at 6pm:
JESSE ELDER & LOGAN RICHARDSON!
Excellent Piano & Alto Sax Duo & CD Release Celebration!

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DMG Newsletter December 11th, 2009

From DMG:

Evan Parker Ensemble! Matt Shipp NuBop Live! Cecil Taylor & Dominic Duval 2CD! Amina Claudine Myers 2CD! Frode Gjerstad & Han Bennink! Weasel Walter Large Ensembles! Earle Brown Box Volume 2! Stefano Maltese As Sikilli!

Paul Dunmall/Miles Levin! Brian Irvine Ensemble Paul Dunmall! Biggi Vinkeloe! Frith & Hodgkinson! Historic Discs from Prince Lasha, Victor Feldman, Kenny Dorham! The unreleased 7th Love album [1971]! John Fahey complete America 2LP! David Parsons!..

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Downtown Music Gallery FREE In-Store Performance Schedule Continues with:

Sunday, December 13th at 6pm:
MIKKO INNANEN / JOE FONDA / LOU GRASSI!
Superb Reeds / Acoustic Bass / Drums Trio!

*Wednesday, December 16th at 6pm:
DANIEL LEVIN / INGEBRIGT HAKER-FLATEN / FRANK ROSALY!
New Cello / Contrabass / drums Trio! Rare DMG Wednesday Gig!
***Please Note that We Just Changed this Gig from a Tuesday to a Wednesday!

Sunday, December 20th at 6pm:
JUDITH INSELL & REUT REGEV!
Amazing New Viola & Trombone Duo!

Sundays, December 27th & January 3rd – holidays, so no gigs

Sunday, January 10th at 6pm:
JEREMIAH CYMERMAN / CHRISTOPHER HOFFMAN / HARRIS EISENSTADT!
Extraordinary New Clarinet / Cello / Percussion Trio!

Sunday, January 17th at 6pm:
ANDY HAAS & DEE POP!
Two Magical/Mystical Musicians Return to DMG for a Rare Duo Set!

Sunday, January 24th at 6pm:
RAS MOSHE Returns!

Sunday, January 31st at 6pm:
JESSE ELDER & LOGAN RICHARDSON!
Excellent Piano & Alto Sax Duo & CD Release Celebration!

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DMG Newsletter December 4th, 2009

From DMG:

Classic Soft Machine Qt from 1971! Frode Gjerstad’s Circulasione All-Star Orchestra 3 CD Set! Paul Rogers Freedom Orchestra! Dunmall & Rogers Duo & More from FMR!

Kazuhisa Uchihashi Solo! Two from Intakt: Omri Ziegele/Irene Schweizer Trio & Ulrich Gumpert/Baby Sommer Duo! Rothenberg/Jauniaux/Phillips Trio! Golia & Turetzky! Bill Dixon Trio LP! 3 Hatology Reissues! Robert Wyatt‘s Big Box-Set Sale!

Plus Historic Discs from Sonic Youth! More Moondog! Nurse with Wound! Bruce Gilbert! Cluster! Can! Kraftwerk! Judy Dyble! Iain Matthews! Steve Reid! Robert Crumb‘s Hot Women Comp! Michael Hurley! Plus Tons of Vinyl & Even More Goodies!

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Downtown Music Gallery FREE In-Store Performance Schedule Continues with:

This Sunday, December 6th at 6pm:
ERGO! Cuneiform Recording Artists Featuring:
BRETT SROKA / SAM HARRIS / SHAWN BALTAZOR!
Celebrating the Release of their Fabulous New CD!

Sunday, December 13th at 6pm:
MIKKO INNANEN / JOE FONDA / LOU GRASSI!
Superb Reeds / Acoustic Bass / Drums Trio!

Tuesday, December 15th at 6pm:
DANIEL LEVIN / INGEBRIGT HAKER-FLATEN / FRANK ROSALY!
New Cello / Contrabass / drums Trio! Rare DMG Tuesday Gig!

Sunday, December 20th at 6pm:
JUDITH INSELL & REUT REGEV!
Amazing New Viola & Trombone Duo!

Sundays, December 27th & January 3rd – nothing scheduled

Sunday, January 10th at 6pm:
JEREMIAH CYMERMAN / CHRISTOPHER HOFFMAN / HARRIS EISENSTADT!
Extraordinary New Clarinet / Cello / Percussion Trio!

Sunday, January 17th at 6pm:
ANDY HAAS & DEE POP!
Two Magical/Mystical Musicians Return to DMG for a Rare Duo Set!

Sunday, January 24th at 6pm:
RAS MOSHE Returns!

Sunday, January 31st at 6pm:
JESSE ELDER & LOGAN RICHARDSON!
Excellent Piano & Alto Sax Duo & CD Release Celebration!

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Cornelius Dufallo Sings the Fiddle Electric at the Stone

From NYTimes.com:

As a member of the enterprising new-music ensembles Ne(x)tworks and Ethel, the violinist Cornelius Dufallo runs into plenty of composers. He has coaxed new solo works from some and taken up older scores by others. He is also a composer himself: “Dream Streets,” his new CD (for Innova), is devoted to his own imaginative works for violin and electronics.

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DMG Newsletter November 27th, 2009

From DMG:

Sun Ra: Antique Blacks! Marty Ehrlich Qt! The Necks! Tony Malaby Qt! Ethnic Heritage Ensemble DVD! Famoudou Don Moye! Philip Cohran with Pete Cosey! Fred Anderson!

Phill Niblock ltd DVD! Kath Bloom/Loren Mazzacane Connors Archive #2! LPs from Edwards/Corsano and Fine/Metzger

Downtown Music Gallery FREE In-Store Performance Schedule Continues with:

This Sunday, November 29th at 6pm – DOUBLEHEADER!:
NONOKO YOSHIDA & DAVE SCANLON!
Wonderful New Sax & Guitar Duo!
BIGGI VINKELOE & STEVE SWELL!
Swedish Alto Sax Great Meets Downtown Trombone Giant!

Sunday, December 6th at 6pm:
ERGO! Cuneiform Recording Artists Featuring:
BRETT SROKA / SAM HARRIS / SHAWN BALTAZOR!
Celebrating the Release of their Fabulous New CD!

Sunday, December 13th at 6pm:
MIKKO INNANEN / JOE FONDA / LOU GRASSI!
Superb Reeds / Acoustic Bass / Drums Trio!

Tuesday, December 15th at 6pm:
DANIEL LEVIN / INGEBRIGT HAKER-FLATEN / FRANK ROSALY!
New Cello / Contrabass / drums Trio! Rare DMG Tuesday Gig!

Sunday, December 20th at 6pm:
JUDITH INSELL & REUT REGEV!
Amazing New Viola & Trombone Duo!

Sundays, December 27th & January 3rd – nothing scheduled

Sunday, January 10th at 6pm:
JEREMIAH CYMERMAN / CHRISTOPHER HOFFMAN / HARRIS EISENSTADT!
Extraordinary New Clarinet / Cello / Percussion Trio!

Sunday, January 17th at 6pm:
ANDY HAAS & DEE POP!
Two Magical/Mystical Musicians Return to DMG for a Rare Duo Set!

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