You Won’t Find These Poisson Rouge Performers in the 45s Section

From NYTimes.com:

At the early concert, Rachel Grimes, a pianist and composer who writes in a charming if lightweight Impressionistic style, played the 14 vignettes from her recent “Book of Leaves” disc on a split bill with the new-music pianist Sarah Cahill. Ms. Cahill performed selections from “A Sweeter Music,” a series that brings together new works about war and peace and will no doubt become a recording.

The late show was a collaboration between the cellist Matt Haimovitz and the composer Du Yun. They played most of Mr. Haimovitz’s new recording, “Figment,” a challenging collection of harmonically and rhythmically complex works by Elliott Carter, Ana Sokolovic, Luna Pearl Woolf, Steven Stucky, Gilles Tremblay and Ms. Du, linked here by quirky improvisations in which Ms. Du provided electronic sound and spoken texts.

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Mat Maneri in Brooklyn

American Jazz musician and composer Mat Maneri.
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Mat Maneri has an upcoming show at Brooklyn’s Barbes:

October 8th

MAT MANERI & Friends. Mat Maneri is a violin and viola player, specifically derivatives such as the five-string viola, the electric six-string violin, and the baritone violin. He is the son of the saxophonist Joe Maneri. He has performed and recorded with Cecil Taylor, Matthew Shipp, Joe Morris, Joe Maneri, Tim Berne, Mark Dresser, William Parker. He has released a number of albums of his trio and quartet on ECM. He will be joined by some of his friends.

8:00pm – MAT MANERI & RANDY PETERSON –
10:00pm – MAT MANERI QUARTET with with Randy Peterson – drums; Garth Stevenson – Bass and Craig Taborn – keyboard.

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DMG Newsletter October 2nd, 2009

From DMG:

Wadada Leo Smith: 2 groups on double Live CD! Tyshawn Sorey! Ergo with Carl Maguire! John Esposito/Jeff Marx/John Siegel! Beat Circus! Vinny Golia/Damon Smith/Weasel Walter! Tony Wilson 6tet! Roger Reynolds!

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

Sunday, September 27th Double Header!
6pm – DAVE GROLLMAN/BRAD HENKEL/VALERIE KUEHNE!
A Fine New Drums/Trumpet/Cello Trio!
7pm – BEN GERSTEIN & TONY MALABY!
Wow! Powerful Trombone & Tenor/Soprano sax Duo!

Tuesday, September 29th at 6pm:
STEFANO PASTOR/GIACOMO MAREGA/SATOSHI TAKESHI!
Amazing violin/bass/percussion Trio!
Slam Recording Artist Performs a Rare Tuesday Set at DMG!

Sundays, October 4th & 11th – No in-store sets
While the Evan Parker Festival at The Stone Continues!

Sunday, October 18th at 6pm:
JOACHIM BADENHORST & NICO ROIG!
Superb New bass clarinet & baritone guitar duo!

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ESP-Disk’ Live Shows

ESP-Disk’ is kicking off a new series of shows in NY.

ESP-Disk’ is proud to announce a new monthly music series at the Jazz Lounge (520 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11205), starting Tuesday, October 6th. On the first Tuesday of every month, ESP will feature emerging artists from the New York music community as well as artists from the ESP-Disk’ catalog.

ESP-Disk’ LIVE @ The Jazz Lounge
Tuesday, October 6th 2009

8pm
Eli Keszler
&
Ashley Paul
http://www.myspace.com/ashleygpaul
http://www.relrecords.net/elikeszler.html

Eli Keszler Live at the Mills Gallery by Rare Frequency.
Multi-instrumentalist Eli Keszler is one of a coterie of exciting new Boston-based musicians whose music pushes the boundaries of noise, drones, improv, and electro-acoustic composition. Using a variety of percussion instruments, as well as guitar and electronics, Eli creates intense drones and fast, rhythmically complex pieces. In addition to his solo work, he currently plays in a number of ensembles including a new trio with keyboardist Anthony Coleman and reed-player/vocalist Ashley Paul, a duo with guitarist Geoff Mullen, and a longstanding partnership with fellow multi-instrumentalist Steve Pyne called Red Horse. He has a pair of CDs out on REL, both of which showcase his extraordinarily dynamic playing.

9pm
Hans Tammen “Endangered Guitar” (ESP 4031)
http://www.tammen.org/

In hundreds of solo performances since 1993, Hans Tammen has explored the sounds of concert halls and small clubs with an assortment of mechanical contrivances applied to his modified “endangered” guitars, interactive software programming, and stereo and multichannel sound systems. His music has been described as an alien world of bizarre textures and a journey through the land of unending sonic operations.

His instrument is a hybrid between a guitar and a computer, designed to react with the resonant frequencies of the room. It constantly records his sounds, and the information from the analysis of these sounds and the playing determines a wide variety of processes. This makes every performance a site-specific one, bringing the sonic qualities of the surrounding conditions to the listener’s attention.

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DMG Newsletter September 4th, 2009

From DMG:

Dennis Gonzalez – 2 CDs! Satoko Fujii Orchestra Nagoya! NUTS with Rasul Siddik & Itaru Oki! Eugene Chadbourne & David Sait! Abercrombie/Feldman/Morgan/Baron! Trevor Dunn‘s MadLove! Sax- Ruins! John Tchicai‘s Five Points!

NEW: Noble/Edwards/Ward! Ryan Blotnick! Acid Mothers Temple! Kawabata Hot RATllesnakes! Charles Tyler! Gary Burton & Chick Corea complete Duets Box! Paul Bowles & Bill Laswell! Derek Bailey & Min Xiao-Fen! Electric Psych Sitar Headswirlers!

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

Sunday, Septembr 13th at 6pm:
LOUIE BELOGENIS & SHANIR BLUMENKRANZ!
Amazing Free/Jazz Sax & Contrabass Duo!

Sunday, September 20th at 6pm:
MATT LAVELLE & JASON STEIN!
Two Colossal Bass Clarinetists in a Rare Duet!

Sunday, September 27th Double Header!
6pm – DAVE GROLLMAN/BRAD HENKEL/VALERIE KUEHNE!
A Fine New Drums/Trumpet/Cello Trio!
7pm – BEN GERSTEIN & TONY MALABY!
Wow! Powerful Trombone & Tenor/Soprano sax Duo!

Tuesday, September 29th at 6pm:
STEFANO PASTOR/GIACOMO MAREGA/SATOSHI TAKESHI!
Amazing violin/bass/percussion Trio!
Slam Recording Artist Performs a Rare Tuesday Set at DMG!

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Rob Brown / Gerald Cleaver and Ned Rothenberg at RUCMA

Ned Rothenberg at Appleby Jazz Festival 2007
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From New York’s Rise Up Creative Music & Arts:

Start: 08/31/2009 – 7:30pm
End: 08/31/2009 – 10:00pm

MONDAY, AUGUST 31
7:30PM – Rob Brown/Gerald Cleaver: Rob Brown (alto sax), Gerald Cleaver (drums)
9PM – Ned Rothenberg Group: Ned Rothenberg (alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet, shakuhachi), Ibrahim Maalouf (trumpet), Brahim Fribgane (oud), Stomu Takeishi (percussion)

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DMG Newsletter August 21st, 2009

From DMG:

John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble! Zorn’s Music For Children Redux! Doctor Nerve! On Ka’a Davis! Ben Goldberg! Duck Baker Trio! Eyal Maoz‘s Edom!

James Carter/John Medeski/Adam Rogers/Christian McBride/Joey Baron! Abassi/Mahanthappa/Iyer! Enrico Pieranunzi/Marc Johnson/Joey Baron! Denman Maroney! Merzbow! ..

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

Sunday, August 30th at 6pm:
PIERRE YVES MARTEL – Viola da Gamba!

Sunday, Septembr 13th at 6pm:
LOUIE BELOGENIS & SHANIR BLUMENKRANZ!
Amazing Free/Jazz Sax & Contrabass Duo!

Sunday, September 20th at 6pm:
MATT LAVELLE & JASON STEIN!
Two Colossal Bass Clarinetists in a Rare Duet!

Sunday, September 27th Double Header!
6pm – DAVE GROLLMAN/BRAD HENKEL/VALERIE KUEHNE!
A Fine New Drums/Trumpet/Cello Trio!
7pm – BEN GERSTEIN & TONY MALABY!
Wow! Powerful Trombone & Tenor/Soprano sax Duo!

Tuesday, September 29th at 6pm:
STEFANO PASTOR – Solo Violin!
Slam Recording Artist Performs a Rare Tuesday Set at DMG!

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Blarvuster and Electric Kulintang at the Kitchen

Susie Ibarra
Image by digital_freak via Flickr

From NY’s Kitchen performance space.

On Thursday and Friday, September 17 and 18, The Kitchen opens its fall performance season with a concert of live music featuring Matthew Welch’s Blarvuster and Electric Kulintang with Susie Ibarra and Roberto Rodriguez. This double-bill of composer-driven “band-sembles” reveals two approaches to the fusion of experimental and folk formulas, drawing heavily upon Eastern traditions and the sensibilities of storytelling to weave magical musical textures. Curated by Nick Hallett, the performances will take place at 8:00 P.M. at The Kitchen (512 West 19th Street). Tickets are $12.

Blarvuster is the “border-busting” sextet convened by composer Matthew Welch to play his original compositions, which connect the driving pulse of post-minimalism and rock to dynamic Balinese vocal melodies and rhythms. The ensemble features Leah Paul (flutes), Max Mandel (viola), Mary Halvorson (guitar), Ian Riggs (bass) and Tomas Fujiwara (drums), while Welch helms with virtuosity, alternating between the Highland Bagpipe and full-throated vocalism. For more information, http://www.myspace.com/blarvuster.

Electric Kulintang is the collaboration between celebrated percussionist-composers Susie Ibarra and Roberto Rodriguez. The duo draws upon Filipino musical and folklore traditions to create new kinds of trance music, played on electronics, kulintang gong, and western drum kit. Electric Kulintang’s compositions also incorporate recordings of indigenous culture the pair has taken on recent voyages to the Philippines. For more information, http://www.electrickulintang.com

BLARVUSTER + ELECTRIC KULINTANG with Susie Ibarra and Roberto Rodriguez
Thursday and Friday, September 17 and 18, 2009 at 8pm
The Kitchen
512 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
A, C, E, L trains to 14th Street
Tickets: $12
http://www.thekitchen.org

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