NYC Calendar August 2015

SATURDAY, August 1
8:00PM & 10:00PM Ingrid Laubrock, Vincent Chancey, Eivind Opsvik, Michael Formanek, Tom Rainey
VENUE: Jazz Gallery
ADMISSION: $22

SUNDAY, August 2
3 PM John Zorn’s Bagatelles: Asmodeus
Marc Ribot (guitar) Trevor Dunn (bass) Tyshawn Sorey (drums)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

SUNDAY, August 2
7 & 8:30 PM Darius Jones Quartet
Matt Mitchell, Rhodes piano; Sean Conley, bass; Ches Smith, drums; Darius Jones, alto sax

VENUE: Whynot Not Jazz Room
ADMISSION: $15 for two sets

THURSDAY, August 6
8:30 PM Bill Frisell (guitar) John Zorn (sax)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

FRIDAY, August 7
9:00PM & 10:30PM Sylvie Courvoisier, piano, comp.; Mary Halvorson, guitar; Stephan Crump, bass

VENUE: Cornelia Street Cafe
ADMISSION: $10 cover plus $10 minimum

FRIDAY, August 7
8PM & 10PM T.S. Eliot’s “The Wasteland ”
Hal Willner (voice, samples), Joanaspolicewoman (voice, violin), Kenny Wollesen (percussion, Wollesonics), Bill Frisell (guitar)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

FRIDAY, August 7, SATURDAY, August 8
8:30 PM We All Break: A meeting of Haitian drums and creative music.
Daniel Brevil and Markus Schwartz–traditional Haitian percussion, Matt Mitchell–piano, Ches Smith–drums and percussion
VENUE: IBeam
ADMISSION: Free

SATURDAY, August 8
9:00PM & 10:30PM Kris Davis, piano; John Hebert, bass; Tom Rainey, drums

VENUE: Cornelia Street Cafe
ADMISSION: $10 cover plus $10 minimum

SUNDAY, August 9
3 PM John Zorn’s Bagatelles
Jamie Saft (piano) Brad Jones (bass) Kenny Wollesen (drums)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

MONDAY, August 10
8PM: Bruce Ackley
San Francisco-based reed master Bruce Ackley (founding member of the ROVA sax quartet) with NYC guests
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

MONDAY, August 10
7PM – 8PM Karin de Fleyt, flute: Stockhausen and Sciarrino

Xi, for flute (1986) 7′ K. Stockhausen
Hermes, for flute (1984) 11’38” S. Sciarrino
Susanis Echo, for alto flute (1985) 7’11” K. Stockhausen
Lettere degli antipodi dal vento (2000) 6’35” S. Sciarrino
L’orizzonte luminoso di Aton (1989) 11’35” S. Sciarrino
Harmonien 5. Hour from KLANG (2006) 15′ K. Stockhausen
VENUE: Spectrum
ADMISSION: $15/$10

WEDNESDAY, August 13
Marc Hannaford, piano; Jeremy Viner, saxophone; Tom Rayney, drums
VENUE: Barbes
ADMISSION: $10

SATURDAY, August 15
8PM: Mivos Quartet and Stephen Gosling

Olivia De Prato, Joshua Modney (violins), Victor Lowrie (viola), Mariel Roberts (cello), Stephen Gosling (piano)
Moonblood (2005, for string quartet) / Psalterion (2007, for string quartet) / Cosmogony (2015, for piano and electronics — world premiere)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $15

MONDAY, August 17
8:00PM Don Dietrich
1st set: acoustic Don Dietrich (saxophone) + Camille Dietrich (cello)
2nd set: amplified: Don + Camille + Nate Wooley (trumpet) + Samara Lubelski (violin) + Brandon Lopez (contra-bass)

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1993595
VENUE: Jack
ADMISSION: $10/$15

WEDNESDAY, August 19
8PM BarrSheaDahl

angel

Mick Barr (guitar) Tim Dahl (bass) Kevin Shea (drums)
Brutal space-less shred trance.
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $15

WEDNESDAY, August 19
10PM Encenathrakh
Mick Barr (guitar) Colin Marston (guitar) Weasel Walter (drums) Paulo Henri Paguntalan (vocals)
Technical improv brutal death metal.

VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $15

SUNDAY, August 23
3 PM John Zorn’s Bagatelles: Theatre of Operations
Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) Kenny Grohowski (drums) Brian Marsella (keyboards)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

WEDNESDAY, August 26
8PM Earth  and Marc Ribot w/ Ikue Mori
live score to Jennifer Reeves’ “Shadows Choose Their Horrors” and other shorts) w/ Holy Sons
http://lepoissonrouge.com/lpr_events/earth-august-26th-2015/
VENUE: LPR
ADMISSION: $15/18

NYC Calendar July 2015

SATURDAY, July 4
9:00 PM & 10:30 PM Ingrid Laubrock/Tyshawn Sorey/Kris Davis
Ingrid Laubrock, saxophones; Tyshawn Sorey, drums; Kris Davis, piano

VENUE: Cornelia Street Café
ADMISSION: $10 + $10 drinks minimum

SUNDAY, July 5
3 pm John Zorn’s Bagatelles: Sylvie Courvoisier and Mark Feldman
Mark Feldman (violin) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano)

8 pm Jeff Zeigler and Gyan Riley
Jeff Zeigler (cello) Gyan Riley (guitar)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $15 each set

TUESDAY, July 7
10:00pm Roscoe Mitchell: Two Trios and Combined Quintet @ Vision Festival
Trio One — Roscoe Mitchell – alto, soprano and sopranino saxophones / Hugh Ragin – trumpet, piccolo trumpet and flugelhorn / Tyshawn Sorey – drums, trombone and piano
Trio Two — Roscoe Mitchell: alto, soprano and sopranino saxophones / Craig Taborn – piano and electronics / Kikanju Baku – drums and percussion
Combined Quintet: Roscoe Mitchell, Hugh Ragin, Craig Taborn, Tyshawn Sorey and Kikanju Baku
http://www.artsforart.org/event/vf20/schedule
VENUE: Judson Memorial Church
ADMISSION: $25-$40

WEDNESDAY, July 8
8:30PM Crispell & Hemingway @ Vision Festival
Marilyn Crispell – piano
Gerry Hemingway – percussions
11:00PM Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen @ Vision Festival
VENUE: Judson Memorial Church
ADMISSION: $25-$40

WEDNESDAY, July 8
7:30pm Drawing Sound: Billy Martin – Wandering
Chris Cochrane (guitar), Billy Martin (percussion), John Medeski (keyboard synthesizer), Ikue Mori (electronics), and Ned Rothenberg (clarinets, saxophone, shakuhachi)
https://www.facebook.com/events/109838866023519/
VENUE: The Drawing Center
ADMISSION: $10

THURSDAY, July 9
7:30pm Drawing Sound: Billy Martin – Wandering
Cyro Baptista (percussion, voice) and Anthony Coleman (keyboards)
Yoshiko Chuma (dancer) and Billy Martin (percussion)
Ensemble: Fang Percussion
https://www.facebook.com/events/561796460626541/

VENUE: The Drawing Center
ADMISSION: $10

THURSDAY, July 9
7:30PM – 8:30PM – Darius Jones Quartet featuring Emilie LesBros @ Vision Festival
Darius Jones – sax
Sean Conly – bass
Craig Taborn – piano
Gerald Cleaver – drums
Emilie LesBros – vocals
9:00PM Milford Graves HeArt Quartet @ Vision Festival
Milford Graves – drums, percussion, Charles Gayle – tenor sax, William Parker – bass, Hugh Glover – reeds
11:00PM FOUR FOR TAZZ @ Vision Festival
Joe McPhee – brass, reeds
Charles Gayle – bass, piano
Charles Downs – drums
Warren Smith – vibes, marimba, percussion
VENUE: Judson Memorial Church
ADMISSION: $25-$40

FRIDAY, July 10
7:30PM Drawing Sound: Billy Martin – Wandering
Annie Gosfield (electronics) and Billy Martin (percussion)
Paul Auster (spoken word) and Hal Willner (tape machines)
Ensemble: Sirius Quartet
https://www.facebook.com/events/490483487782462/
VENUE: The Drawing Center
ADMISSION: $10

FRIDAY, July 10
7:00PM Dance / FreeJazz – ‘A Piano’ Yoshiko Chuma & Matthew Shipp @ Vision Festival
Yoshiko Chuma – dance
Matthew Shipp – piano
VENUE: Judson Memorial Church
ADMISSION: $25-$40

SATURDAY, July 11
6:30PM Ingrid Laubrock Sextet @ Vision Festival
Ingrid Laubrock – soprano, tenor sax, Craig Taborn – piano / Miya Masaoka – koto, Dan Peck – tuba / Tyshawn Sorey – drums , Sam Pluta – electronics
7:30PM Wadada Leo Smith / Aruan Ortiz Duo @ Vision Festival
Wadada Leo Smith – trumpet
Aruan Ortiz – piano
VENUE: Judson Memorial Church
ADMISSION: $25-$40

SATURDAY, July 11
9:30PM Rane Moore in Contemporary Insights
https://www.facebook.com/events/702507653192269/
Georges Aperghis: Simulacra IV
Vinko Globokar: Voix Instrumentalisée
Enno Poppe: Holz
Kaija Saariaho: Duft
Salvatore Sciarrino: Let me die before I wake
Ken Ueno: I screamed at the sea until nodes swelled up, then my voice became the resonant noise of the sea
VENUE: Spectrum
ADMISSION: $10-15

WEDNESDAY, July 15
10 PM Secret Chiefs 3: Ishraqiyun Tasbih Ensemble
Matt Lebofsky (keyboards) Shanir Blumenkranz (gimbre, oud) Kenny Grohowski (drum elements) Matt Hollenberg (guitar) Larry Kwartowitz (drum elements) Ches Smith (conga, drum elements) Toby Driver (bass) Trey Spruance (conducting, kinnor when appropriate)
Polyhedral relations in rhythm and tonality. Three duos around a keyboard in interactive tessellations pieces “Perichoresis”, “Phyllotaxis” and others.
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $15

THURSDAY, July 16
10 PM Secret Chiefs 3 plays selections from Masada Book III, The Book Beriah
Eyvind Kang (violin) Matt Lebofsky (keyboards) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass, oud) Ches Smith (mallets, percussion) Kenny Grohowski (drums) Jason Schimmel (guitar) Trey Spruance (baritone guitar)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $15

FRIDAY, July 17
8 PM Secret Chiefs 3: FORMS: Salon/Fantasia
Trey Spruance (conducting, keyboards) Eyvind Kang (violin) Jessika Kenney (voice) Matt Lebofsky (keyboards) Toby Driver (bass, keyboards) Ches Smith (mallets, percussion) Jason Schimmel (piano, keyboards, guitar) Ryan Parish (flute) Kenny Grohowski (percussion)
Presenting new chamber music live ensemble format (Salon/Fantasia) familiar from recorded pieces like “Scorched Earth Saturnalia”. Probably the finest ensemble ever assembled for SC3 in a concert almost entirely made up of of world premiers.
10 PM Secret Chiefs 3 Plays John Zorn’s Masada Book II, Xaphan
Trey Spruance (guitar) Eyvind Kang (violin) Jason Schimmel (guitar) Matt Lebofsky (keyboards) Toby Driver (bass) Ches Smith (drums). Xaphan featuring Eyvind Kang.
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $15 each set

FRIDAY, July 17
8:30 PM Ivo Perelman and Matthew Shipp
also, broadcasted live at http://live.michikostudios.com/
VENUE: Michiko
ADMISSION: $15-$20

SUNDAY, July 19
3 PM John Zorn’s Bagatelles: Craig Taborn Solo and Trio
Craig Taborn (piano) Thomas Morgan (bass) Gerald Cleaver (drums)
This concert will begin with a brief discussion between Craig Taborn and John Zorn—followed by a solo piano set and a Trio set.
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $15 each set

SUNDAY, July 19
8:30 PM Michaël Attias and Matt Mitchell
First duo encounter Michaël Attias: alto saxophone, Matt Mitchell: piano
VENUE: IBEAM
ADMISSION: $15 Suggested Donation

THURSDAY, July 23 – FRIDAY, July 24
8PM Harry Partch | Heiner Goebbels, Delusion of the Fury

http://www.lincolncenterfestival.org/2015/delusion-of-the-fury
VENUE: New York City Center
ADMISSION: $45 and above

THURSDAY, July 30
7 – 8 PM Simon Nabatov in New York w/Gerald Cleaver

photo © Peter Gannushkin

photo © Peter Gannushkin

https://www.facebook.com/events/752536398188099/
VENUE: Spectrum
ADMISSION: $15/$10

NYC Calendar June 2015

WEDNESDAY, June 3
6 PM Trios by Zorn
Vicky Chow, piano, Jennifer Choi, violin, Michael Nicolas, cello
http://www.millertheatre.com/events/trios-by-zorn
VENUE: Miller Theater
ADMISSION: Free

FRIDAY, June 5
8 PM Roy Nathanson and Anthony Coleman duo (Lobster and Friend)
Anthony Coleman (piano) Roy Nathanson (sax)

VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION:$15

FRIDAY, June 5
9 PM: Chris Corsano, Drums. Okkyung Lee, Cello. Bill Nace, Guitar
https://www.facebook.com/events/1443080445997700/
VENUE: Union Pool
ADMISSION:$15

TUESDAY, June 9
10:30 PM Mat Maneri, viola; Craig Taborn, piano; Ches Smith, drums
https://konceptionsmusicseries.wordpress.com/2015-schedule/
VENUE: konceptions music series
ADMISSION:$10

WEDNESDAY, June 10
8 PM Assemblege Arctet plays “Garden Forms” for Earle Brown
Ryan Ingrebitsen (electronics), Charles Waters (sax), Mick Rossi (piano), Michael Bates (bass), Jeremy Wilms (guitar), Steve Dalachinsky, Yuko Otomo (words)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION:$15

THURSDAY, June 11
7:00 PM Sound Bites: A Concert to Benefit Roulette w/ Pauline Oliveros, Ha-Yang Kim, TIGUE and Rinde Eckert

http://roulette.org/events/sound-bites-concert-benefit-roulettes-new-adventurous-art/
VENUE: Roulette
ADMISSION: $35/$50

THURSDAY, June 11
7:30 PM Lucas Ligeti Focus
http://www.acfny.org/event/lukas-ligeti-focus/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1615077625403608/
VENUE: ACFNY
ADMISSION: FREE, RSVP

THURSDAY, June 11
8 PM Season Finale: The Orchestra of the League of Composers
http://newmusicworld.org/event/season-finale-the-orchestra-of-the-league-of-composers-miller-theater-june-11-8pm/
Premieres & Works by Morris Rosenzweig, Kaija Saariaho, David Felder & Irving Fine
Conductors: Louis Karchin & Scott Voyles
Host: John Schaefer, WNYC
VENUE: Miller Theater
ADMISSION: $10- $20

SATURDAY, June 13
8 PM Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit
http://issueprojectroom.org/event/paal-nilssen-love-large-unit
VENUE: Issue Project Room (at First Unitarian Congregational Society: 116 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn)
ADMISSION:$12/$15

SUNDAY, June 14
5:30 PM Lukas Ligeti: 50th Birthday Concert
http://roulette.org/events/lukas-ligeti-50th-birthday-concert/
http://newmusicworld.org/event/composerpercussionist-lukas-ligeti-celebrates-50th-birthday-with-premiere-filled-concerts-611-614/
VENUE: Roulette
ADMISSION: $15-20

TUESDAY, June 16
8 PM Schumann’s Dichterliebe

Theo Bleckmann (voice, effects), Uri Caine (piano)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION:$15

TUESDAY, June 16
9 PM Colin Stetson / Sarah Neufeld Duo
http://www.boweryballroom.com/event/806325-colin-stetson-sarah-neufeld-new-york

VENUE: Bowery Ballroom
ADMISSION: $15

SATURDAY, June 20
9 PM & 10:30 PM THUMBSCREW
Mary Halvorson, guitar; Michael Formanek, bass; Tomas Fujiwara, drums

VENUE: Cornelia Street Cafe
ADMISSION: $15

TUESDAY, June 23
8 PM C Spencer Yeh: Solo voice I-X
http://issueprojectroom.org/event/c-spencer-yeh-solo-voice-i-x
Issue Project Room (at Artists Space Books & Talks: 55 Walker St., NYC)

ADMISSION: Free ($10 suggested donation)

THURSDAY, June 25
8 PM Bill Laswell and John Zorn Duo
Bill Laswell (bass) John Zorn (sax)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION:$20

THURSDAY, June 25
8 PM The String Orchestra of Brooklyn: Dimensions of Time and Silence
Music of Wollschleger, Feldman, and Penderecki
http://roulette.org/events/sob-presents-dimensions-time-silence-music-wollshleger-feldman-penderecki/
VENUE: Roulette
ADMISSION: $15-$20

TUESDAY, June 30
10 PM Anthony Coleman + Min Xiao-Fen + Fast Forward
Anthony Coleman (piano) Min Xiao-Fen (pipa) Fast Forward (objects)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $15

Mary Kouyoumdjian’s Music Renders Time Impotent

Having bumped into memory, time learns its impotence.
Joseph Brodsky

One of the many questions triggered by Silent Cranes: The Music of Mary Kouyoumdjian, Performed by Kronos Quartet and Hotel Elefant presented on May 12 in Roulette, is the fragility of the boundary between political art and overt political statement. A descendent of a family that went through the Armenian Genocide, Kouyoumdjian shares Sartre’s belief in committed art, and, as Sartre suggests, in her works she recovers this world “by giving it to be seen as it is.”

Striving to approach controversial issues through the arts is especially apt with respect to the difficult topic addressed by Kouyoumdjian. Indeed, it is more common to learn about a century-old tragedy of the Armenian genocide by experiencing the artworks created by the descendants of exiled Armenians, rather than by means of a history lesson. I did this with Ararat (2002), a film directed by an Armenian-Canadian Atom Egoyan, that shares many images and themes with Kouyoumdjian’s work: pomegranates, Arshile Gorky, Turkish soldier cutting the stomach of a pregnant woman, Hitler’s infamous inquiry, 1.5 million killed.

One of the great qualities of Kouyoumdjian’s music is the ability to transmit state of madness, exemplified in two portraits of genocide survivors – composer Komitas who suffered post-traumatic disorder after his deportation to a prison camp, and painter Gorky, who lost his mother to starvation. Sea of Two Colors (2011) transports the listener to the realm of a restless soul of Komitas; flowing piano trills of the sea can also be heard as dark sinister clouds that cover once clear mind of a legendary composer and, with a brief moment of transfiguration, dissolve into eternity. Gorky’s voice in Everlastingness (2015) sounds completely detached from the accompaniment (reminding of Schumann’s songs), as the protagonist, consumed by his memories, lives in a fever dream beyond the reality.

Photo by Dominica Eriksen

Gorky’s ruminations didn’t engulf me as strongly as the last piece performed by Hotel Elefant: This Should Feel Like Home (2013) indeed felt like contemporary Armenia the way I imagine it, with all the imprints of the past. Folk melodies, marching band, distant voices, Orthodox church singing returning time and again – these recorded sounds naturally blended with their own reflections on the piano, flutes, clarinets, and strings.

The title piece of the concert, a four-movement multimedia work performed and commissioned by Kronos Quartet, seemed somewhat less integrated. The first movement appropriately introduced some highlights of Armenian cultural heritage: projected images of beautiful rugs and ceramics, traditional costumes and architecture, an old recording of Komitas music and his portrait on the screen. In the following movements pomegranates decomposed into blood as my ears submerged into survivors’ testimonies, my heart pierced with every word. I felt that these words were too numerous and too literal, leaving the music no role other than an accompaniment to a documentary film. After so many atrocities copied from the reality and pasted into the piece, some of the conclusions in the last movement seemed redundant. Shocked by the work’s content, I felt imprisoned by the abundance of words. One of my inner voices resisted the idea that the facts, the images, the narrative and the conclusions were all thrown into my face so literally, leaving no room for interpretation.

Photo by Dominica Eriksen

I’ve always believed that in order to create a real work of art one should favor the figurative over the discursive, especially in the music; but further reflections on Kouyoumjian’s Silent Cranes proved that its case might be different. I realized that  the piece bears many similarities to Schoenberg’s A Survivor from Warsaw (1947) so heavily (and to my mind unfairly) criticized by Adorno for literal depiction of suffering. The subject in each piece is personal to both composers, both works are based on the reports of survivors (although Survivor has a fictional narrative and it is not clear whether any reports at all are quoted directly), and the text is clearly recited. Moreover, both works stress the role of memory, although, ironically, in Schoenberg’s, written right after the Holocaust, the narrator “cannot remember everything,” while Kouyoumjian digs a hundred years into the past to give voice to someone who “was young, but still remembers.” One more twist of irony: in 1915, The New York Times systematically reported on the mass murder of the Armenian people, while the atrocities of the Holocaust were not immediately disclosed. And what do we remember today? Perhaps the artists who talk about the events which political will is trying so hard to sink into oblivion, have a right to be fully committed (i.e. realistic) – this is the only way time can lose its battle to memory.

Erlena Dlu

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NYC Calendar May 2015

SATURDAY, May 2
6:30 PM: William Parker & Tony Malaby (performance and book signing)

DMG 24th Anniversary/Celebration!
VENUE: Downtown Music Gallery
ADMISSION: Donations suggested

SATURDAY, May 2
7:30 PM Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble, 50th Anniversary Concert
http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2015/5/2/0730/PM/Meredith-Monk-And-Vocal-Ensemble
VENUE: Zankel Hall
ADMISSION: Limited Availability

SUNDAY, May 3
7PM: A World in Trance Festival: Ned Rothenberg & Glen Velez/Alash, Tuvan Throat Singers
http://roulette.org/events/robert-browning-associates-presents-world-trance-festival-ned-rothenberg-glen-velezalash/
VENUE: Roulette
ADMISSION: $20-$30

MONDAY, May 4
6:30 PM: Nate Wooley – Solo Trumpet
DMG 24th Anniversary/Celebration!
VENUE: Downtown Music Gallery
ADMISSION: Donations suggested

TUESDAY, May 5
6:30 PM: Ava Mendoza’s Unnatural Ways with Tim Dahl & Max Jaffe

DMG 24th Anniversary/Celebration!
VENUE: Downtown Music Gallery
ADMISSION: Donations suggested

WEDNESDAY, May 6 – FRIDAY, MAY 8
8PM: ICP ORCHESTRA

http://roulette.org/events/instant-composers-pool-icp-orchestra-misha-menglessberg-orchestra-w-han-bennick/
VENUE: Roulette
ADMISSION: $15-$30

THURSDAY, May 7
8PM Works by Nate Young & Mario Diaz de Leon, Klaus Lang, Morton Feldman & Annea Lockwood
http://issueprojectroom.org/event/tectonics-ny-2015-1
VENUE: First Unitarian Congregational Society
ADMISSION: $12-$15

THURSDAY, May 7
6 PM: Meredith Monk: 50 Years in New York City
http://lc.lincolncenter.org/shows/212153?show_date=2015-05-07%2018:00:00
VENUE: The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Bruno Walter Auditorium
ADMISSION: Free, RSVP

SATURDAY, May 9
8 PM: Nate Wooley: Seven Storey Mountain V with Colin Stetson

http://issueprojectroom.org/event/tectonics-ny-2015-3
VENUE: Abrons Art Center
ADMISSION: $12-$15

MONDAY, May 11
8PM: Chuck Bettis, Sylvie Courvoisier, Marty Ehrlich, Mark Helias, Ikue Mori, Chris Pitsiokos, Ned Rothenberg, Steve Swell, Nate Wooley
24th Anniversary Celebration of DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

MONDAY, May 11
7:30 PM CONTACT!: New Music from Italy
http://nyphil.org/concerts-tickets/1415/contact-new-music-from-italy
Berio, Montanli, Sciarrino, Francesconi
VENUE: SubCulture: 45 Bleecker Street
ADMISSION: $25-35

TUESDAY, May 12
8PM: Silent Cranes: The Music of Mary Kouyoumdjian, Performed by Kronos Quartet and Hotel Elefant
http://roulette.org/events/jerome-residency-silent-cranes-music-mary-kouyoumdjian-performed-kronos-quartet-hotel-elefant/
VENUE: Roulette
ADMISSION: $15-$30

WEDNESDAY, May 13
8:30 PM: Miranda Seilaff, Solo Viola
Ligeti Viola Sonata

VENUE: Seeds
ADMISSION: $10

THURSDAY, May 14
8PM HUEI

VENUE: Barbes
ADMISSION: $10

SATURDAY, May 16
8:00 PM Sofia Rei: vocals, JC Maillard: saz, guitar
John Zorn’s Masada Book Three
https://www.facebook.com/events/664747813625442/
VENUE: Subrosa
ADMISSION: $10

SATURDAY, May 16
7:30 PM Julia Den Boer: Furrer, Aperghis, Lachenmann
Pianist Julia Den Boer performs works by Beat Furrer and George Aperghis along with Helmut Lachenmann’s masterwork: Serynade.
http://newmusicworld.org/event/julia-den-boer-furrer-aperghis-lachenmann/
VENUE: Spectrum
ADMISSION: $10-15

SUNDAY, May 17
8:00 PM Laurie Anderson, Yuka C. Honda
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

MONDAY, May 18
8:00 PM OpenICE Music of Pauline Oliveros
http://iceorg.org/events/event/openice-at-jack-music-of-pauline-oliveros#.VVeHe0t0UzW
VENUE: JACK
ADMISSION: free, RSVP

TUESDAY, May 19
8:00 PM: Autophysiopsychic
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Mat Maneri (viola) Aram Bajakian (guitar)
A night of music inspired by Dr. Yusef Lateef
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $15

TUESDAY, May 19
8:00 PM: International Contemporary Ensemble and JACK Quartet Jason Eckardt’s “Subject”
Jason Eckardt’s new CD “Subject” (Tzadik Records) and music by Tzadik founder John Zorn, including the world premiere of Autumn Rhythm. These two groups join forces with soloists Tony Arnold, soprano; Jay Campbell, ‘cello; and Jordan Dodson, guitar performing works off the new record as well as John Zorn’s string quartet Necronomicon and the world premiere of Autumn Rhythm
http://roulette.org/events/ear-heart-presents-international-contemporary-ensemble-jack-quartet-jason-eckhardts-subject-tzadik-cd-release-party/
VENUE: Roulette
ADMISSION: $15-$20

FRIDAY, May 22
8:00 PM: Live, Improvised film Scores with Bakia Quartet

Bakia Quartet – Asher Kurtz (Guitar) Kenji Herbert (Guitar) Zack Nestel-Patt (Bass) Charlie Van Kirk (Percussion)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1609488745971570/
VENUE: Videology Bar
ADMISSION: $10

FRIDAY, May 22-SATURDAY, May 23
8:00 PM George Lewis: Afterword, The AACM (as) Opera + International Contemporary Ensemble
http://roulette.org/events/george-lewis-opera/
VENUE: Roulette
ADMISSION: $15-$30

SATURDAY, May 23
10 PM: Selections from Aram Bajakians Kef with Frank London.
Aram Bajakian (guitar) Tom Swafford, Jake Shulman Ment (violins) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) Frank London (trumpet)
Aram Bajakians 2011 Tzadik release Aram Bajakian’s Kef and Sasna Tser, a new collection of pieces based on the Armenian epic, David of Sassoun.
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $15

WEDNESDAY, May 27
10 PM: Jones Jones
Larry Ochs (saxophones) Vladimir Tarasov (percussion) Mark Dresser (bass)

VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $15

THURSDAY, May 28
8 PM Ned Rothenberg and Mark Dresser
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $15

THURSDAY May 28
07:30 PM Clemens Gadenstätter: American Immersion
http://www.acfny.org/event/clemens-gadenstaetter-american-immersion/
Performers: JACK Quartet, Members of the Talea Ensemble
VENUE: ACFNY
ADMISSION: Free, RSVP

SATURDAY, May 30
1:30PM and 3:30PM: John Zorn’s Sacred Visions | The Cloisters
https://www.facebook.com/events/324852714375381/
The program features the world premiere of The Remedy of Fortune, a composition for the indomitable JACK Quartet, composed specifically for The Cloisters; the New York premiere of Pandora’s Box, featuring acclaimed vocalist Tony Arnold with JACK Quartet; and The Holy Visions, performed by Jane Sheldon, Sarah Brailey, Mellissa Hughes, Abigail Fischer, and Kirsten Sollek.
VENUE: The Fuentidueña Chapel at The Cloisters
ADMISSION: $50