NYC Calendar April 2015

SATURDAY, April 4
7:30 pm TACET

  1. DECEMBER 1952 – EARLE BROWN
  2. SIX MELODIES – JOHN CAGE
  3. EAST/EAST – ADAM HOLMES
  4. DURATIONS 4 – MORTON FELDMAN
  5. VIII – ANDREW NIESS
  6. FOR 1, 2, OR 3 PEOPLE- CHRISTIAN WOLFF
  7. STUDY & REALIZATION II – MAX ARDITO
  8. PROJECTION 4 – MORTON FELDMAN
  9. FIVE – JOHN CAGE
  10. LAST PIECES – MORTON FELDMAN

CURATED AND PERFORMED BY MAX ARDITO, ADAM HOLMES, ANDREW NIESS, SARAH SEGNER, AND AYA TERKI
https://www.facebook.com/events/883141098413529/
VENUE: NYU Steinhardt
ADMISSION: Free

SUNDAY, April 5
10 pm Ibarra-Ligeti Duo
Susie Ibarra, Lukas Ligeti (drums, percussion)
VENUE: Stone
ADMISSION: $15

MONDAY, April 6
7:30 PMBAC Salon: Berio, Cage, Mozart

  1. Berio: Sequenza VII for oboe
  2. Cage: The Seasons
  3. A. Mozart: Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478

The program begins with two pairings of words and music–a Samuel Beckett poem that will lead into Luciano Berio’s Sequenza for oboe, and “32 Questions” by John Cage, which will preface his rarely heard Seasons for solo piano. Texts will be read by two surprise guests.
http://bacnyc.org/performances/performance/bac-salon-berio-crumb-mozart
VENUE: Baryshnikov Arts Center
ADMISSION: $20

THURSDAY, April 9
8pm Helmut Lachenmann + Bach, Ensemble Signal

Lachenmann TemA (1968)

Lachenmann Pression (1969-70)

Lachenmann Toccatina (1986)

Lachenmann Third Part for J.S. Bach’s two-part Invention in D minor, BWV 775 (1985)

Bach Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor for solo violin, BWV 1004

Bach Allemande and Sarabande from Suite No. 5 in C Minor for solo cello, BWV 1011

http://www.millertheatre.com/events/helmut-lachenmann-bach
VENUE: Miller Theatre at Columbia University
ADMISSION: $30 – $45

TUESDAY, April 14
6pm Ensemble Signal

Reiko Füting tanz.tanz (2010)

Sean Griffin Pattycake (2002)

Elliott Carter Two Diversions (1999)

Helmut Lachenmann Selections from Ein Kinderspiel (1980)

http://www.millertheatre.com/events/ensemble-signal-popup-april-2015

VENUE: Miller Theatre at Columbia University
ADMISSION: FREE

WEDNESDAY, April 15
7:30pm Live Ideas: Beth Gill’s Portrait Study + Laurie Anderson and Deborah Hay

http://www.newyorklivearts.org/event/live_ideas_beth_gill

VENUE: New York Live Arts
ADMISSION: $50 +

SUNDAY, April 19
8 pm [GENERATE] Danielle Schwob and John Zorn performed by Vicky Chow, Jennifer Choi, and Michael Nicolas
http://roulette.org/events/jennifer-choi-vicky-chow-michael-nicolas/
VENUE: Roulette
ADMISSION: $15/20

MONDAY, April 20
8 pm Briggan Krauss’ H-alpha Plus Special Guests Brandon Seabrook and Kato Hideki
http://roulette.org/events/briggan-krauss-h-alpha/
VENUE: Roulette
ADMISSION: $15/20

TUESDAY, April 21
8 pm Creative Music 1: Solo Trumpet and Sonic River
Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet) John Zorn (alto sax) George Lewis (trombone)
VENUE: Stone
ADMISSION: $20

WEDNESDAY, April 22
8 pm Henry Kaiser/Weasel Walter Large Ensemble

Henry Kaiser: guitar

Weasel Walter: drums

Alan Licht: guitar

Tim Dahl: bass

Brandon Lopez: bass

Jim Sauter: saxophone

Chris Pitsiokos: saxophone

Matt Nelson: saxophone

Michael Foster: saxophone

Peter Evans: trumpet

Dan Peck: tuba

Steve Swell: trombone

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1382001

two hour long sets.

VENUE: Jack
ADMISSION: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

THURSDAY, April 23
7:30 JACK Quartet

Crawford Seeger: String Quartet “1931”

Missy Mazzoli: Death Valley Junction

Jason Eckardt: Ascension

Caroline Shaw: Ritornello 2.sq.2.j

John Zorn: The Alchemist

http://lc.lincolncenter.org/shows/209475?show_date=2015-04-23%2019:30:00

VENUE: Lincoln Center – David Rubenstein Atrium
ADMISSION: Free

THURSDAY, April 23 7:00PM Nate Wooley – trumpet, Sylvie Courvoisier – piano, Chris Corsano – drums

http://www.artsforart.org/event/ourearthourworld/schedule

VENUE: artsforart
ADMISSION:  $11-22

TUESDAY, April 28
8 pm AACM @ 50: SEM Ensemble

The S.E.M. Ensemble and Ostravská banda

Petr Kotik, Conductor

Thomas Buckner, Baritone

Roscoe Mitchell, Saxophones, Flute

George Lewis, Trombone and Electronics

BOUND (2012) George Lewis

AND YET (2001) Henry Threadgill

NINE +1 (2013) Petr Kotik

FIVE (1989) John Cage

TRUST (2012) Christian Wolff

WOULD YOU WEAR MY EYES (2011) Roscoe Mitchell

(On a poem by Bob Kaufman)

http://www.semensemble.com

VENUE: 321 East 73rd Street
ADMISSION:  Donation at door

WEDNESDAY, April 29th
8 pm AACM @ 50: SEM Ensemble

S.E.M. Ensemble

Petr Kotik, Conductor

Thomas Buckner, Baritone

Roscoe Mitchell, Saxophones, Flute

George Lewis, Trombone and Electronics

Muhal Richard Abrams, Piano

Program:

Large orchestral works

MERGERTONE (2007) Muhal Richard Abrams

KINGMAKER (2015) Roscoe Mitchell (World Premiere)

MEMEX (2014) George Lewis

THE TRIO Muhal Richard Abrams, Roscoe Mitchell, George Lewis

CONCERT III.

http://www.semensemble.com

VENUE: 321 East 73rd Street
ADMISSION:  Donation at door

WEDNESDAY, April 29th
8:00PM – 9:00PM – Joe Mcphee solo + Meeting with 4 dancers

Solo sax: Joe McPhee Dance: Lance Gries / Chisa Hidaka / Paul Singh / Elena Demyanenko

9:00PM – 10:00PM – Joe McPhee Trio

Joe McPhee – saxophone

Steve Swell – trombone

Dick Griffin – trombone

VENUE: arts for art
ADMISSION:  $11-22

NYC calendar March 2015

Highlight of the month: The Stone residencies
SYLVIE COURVOISIER (MAR 10—15) and GUY KLUCEVSEK  (MAR 17—22)

THURSDAY, March 5
8 pm Guy Klucevsek & Phillip Johnston Duo

Guy Klucevsek (accordion) Phillip Johnston (soprano sax)
Compositions and improvisations.
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $15

SATURDAY, March 7
9 pm Kronos Quartet
Program:
MERLIJN TWAALFHOVEN On Parole (World Premiere)
BRYCE DESSNER Tenebre
DEREK CHARKE Dear Creator, help us return to the centre of our hearts (World Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
ALEKSANDRA VREBALOV / BILL MORRISON Beyond Zero: 1914–1918 (for quartet with film) (NY Premiere)
VENUE: Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall
ADMISSION: $55 – $65

SUNDAY, March 8
8 pm Ned Rothenberg & Phillip Johnston Duo
Ned Rothenberg (woodwinds) Phillip Johnston (soprano sax)
Compositions and improvisations.
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $15

TUESDAY, March 10
8 pm MALPHAS-Sylvie Courvoisier and Mark Feldman playing Book of Angels
Mark Feldman (violin) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano)
Masada compositions by John Zorn.
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $15

WEDNESDAY, March 11
7 pm Mivos Quartet with composer/soprano Kate Soper

Music of Berg, Gesualdo, Iannotta; a world premiere by Kate Soper

VENUE: The Italian Academy
ADMISSION: Free

FRIDAY, March 13
8 pm Mephista
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Ikue Mori (electronics) Susie Ibarra (drums)
10 pm
Mephista + Nate Wooley
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Ikue Mori (electronics) Jim Black (drums) Nate Wooley (trumpet)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $15 (each set)

SATURDAY, March 14
8 pm Sylvie Courvoisier and Mark Feldman Duo
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano, compositions) Mark Feldman (violin, compositions)
Sylvie Courvoisier-Mark Feldman DUO playing their own music from their CDs “Live at theatre vidy-Lausanne” and new compositions.
10 pm
Sylvie Courvoisier New Graphic Scores
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $15 (each set)

SATURDAY, March 14
9 pm & 10:30 pm Michael Formanek
Tim Berne, alto sax; Brian Settles, tenor saxophone, flute; Jacob Sacks, piano; Michael Formanek, bass; Dan Weiss, drums
VENUE: Cornelia street cafe
ADMISSION: $10 cover plus $10 minimum

SUNDAY, March 15
8 pm Sylvie Courvoisier Solo
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano, compositions)
Playing music from her solo album “Signs and Epigrams” on Tzadik Records + new pieces and improv.

10 pm
Sylvie Courvoisier, Mark Feldman, Ned Rothenberg TRIO
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Mark Feldman (violin) Ned Rothenberg (clarinet)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $15

MONDAY, March 16
8:30pm Lukas Ligeti, percussion and Thollem McDonas, piano
VENUE: Spectrum
ADMISSION: $15

TUESDAY, March 17
8 pm The Klucevsek/Bern Unit
Alan Bern (accordion, piano, melodica, compositions) Guy Klucevsek (accordion, compositions)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

WEDNESDAY, March 18
8 pm Teetering on the Verge of Normalcy
Peter Brown, Kamala Sankaram (voices) Jed Distler (toy piano, piano) Todd Reynolds (violin) Guy Klucevsek (accordion, compositions)
Music for collaborations: Chinoiserie (Ping Chong), Fallen Shadows (Karen Bamonte), Industrious Angels (Laurie McCants), Ruth Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
(Lionel Popkin)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

THURSDAY, March 19
8 pm Solo Accordion Music 1982-2013
Guy Klucevsek (accordion, compositions)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

FRIDAY, March 20
8 pm The Bantam Orchestra
Pete Donovan (bass) Erik Friedlander (cello) Mary Rowell (violin) Guy Klucevsek (accordion, compositions)
Music from Citrus, My Love (rec/rec swiss), Stolen Memories (Tzadik), and Flying Vegetables of the Apocalypse (XI)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

SUNDAY, March 22
3 PM Meredith Monk and Friends
Performers:
Bang on a Can All-Stars, Don Byron and Guests, Lukas Ligeti, Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble, Missy Mazzoli and Victoire, John Zorn and Cyro Baptista
All-Meredith Monk program
VENUE: Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall
ADMISSION: $43 – $50

WEDNESDAY, March 25
7:30 pm Neighborhood Concert: Cyro Baptista’s Banquet of the Spirits
VENUE: Harlem Stage Gatehouse
ADMISSION: Free

WEDNESDAY, March 25
7:00 pm Quartetto Maurice
Music by Andrea Agostini, Steve Reich, Fausto Romitelli, and a world premiere by Ryan Carter
VENUE: The Italian Academy
ADMISSION: Free

NYC Calendar February 2015

THURSDAY, February 5
7:30PM Electric Voices!: Pamela Z and Joan La Barbara in Concert

VENUE: David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
ADMISSION: FREE

SUNDAY, February 8
8 pm Dunkelman-Kaiser-Mori-Zorn Quartet
Nava Dunkelman (percussion) Henry Kaiser (bass) Ikue Mori (electronics) John Zorn (sax)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

TUESDAY – SUNDAY, February 10-15
John Zorn’s week at the Village Vanguard
VENUE: Village Vanguard
ADMISSION: $30

WEDNESDAY, February 11
8PM Synth Nights: Eli Keszler
Featuring performances by Leila Bordreuil and Mariel Roberts (cello), Tom Chiu (violin), Anthony Coleman (piano), Eli Keszler (drums), and Geoff Mullen, (guitar, controls).
VENUE: The Kitchen
ADMISSION: $15

THURSDAY, February 12
8PM John Zorn with Talea Ensemble, Tyshawn Sorey & Ikue Mori | Ecstatic Music Festival
John Zorn’s “Prophetic Mysteries” for solo flute and two foley performers, and features Ikue Mori and the world premiere of a new trio for piano, bass and drums featuring Tyshawn Sorey and Trevor Dunn along with Talea pianist Stephen Gosling. Also featured will be two of Zorn’s classic game pieces, Rugby and Hockey, the latter including John Zorn on saxophone. Talea will perform the ensemble work “Bateau Ivre,” composed for Talea, and the world premiere of a new string trio.
http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/ecstatic-music-festival-john-zorn-talea-ensemble-tyshawn-sorey-ikue-mori
VENUE: Kaufman Music Center
ADMISSION: $25/$15

WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY, February 11/12/13/14
09:00 PM – Matt Mitchell 4tet
Matt Mitchell – Piano
Chris Speed – Ten Sax/Clar
Chris Tordini – Bass
Dan Weiss – Drums
VENUE: Seeds
ADMISSION: $15

FRIDAY, February 13 and MONDAY, February 16
8 PM | 7:30 PM Ensemble ACJW
Program:
• ROUSSEL Trio for Flute, Viola, and Cello, Op. 40
• MEREDITH MONK Backlight (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
• RAVEL Piano Trio in A Minor
VENUE: Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall
ADMISSION: check with the venue

TUESDAY, February 17
8 pm Uri Caine (piano) Tim Berne (sax) Ches Smith (drums)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $15

SATURDAY, February 21
7:30 PM Symbiosis II: Music from Australia
Performers: Voice (Jane Sheldon), piano (Lisa Moore), and clarinets (Eileen Mack)
Program: Beat Furrer: Invocation VI (2007) for soprano & bass flute 9′ David Lang: vent (1990) for flute & piano 8′ David Bedford: Come in here child (1968) for soprano & amplified piano 9′ Inés Thiebaut: cuncta fluunt (2013-14) for soprano & flute 5′ Claude Vivier: Hymnen an die nacht (1975) for soprano & piano 6′ Beat Furrer: Presto con fuoco (1999) for flute & piano 8′ Maurice Ohana: Deux Incantations (1996) for soprano, flute & piano 10′
VENUE: Spectrum
ADMISSION: $10-15

SATURDAY, February 21
8 pm Dragnet
Uri Caine (piano) Erik Friedlander (cello) Clarence Penn (drums)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $15

SATURDAY, February 21
8:30 PM Katja Cruz & Howard Curtis w/ Darius Jones

Katja Cruz – vocals
Howard Curtis – drums
Special Guest – Darius Jones – Saxophone
ADMISSION: $15
VENUE: ibeam

SUNDAY, February 22
8 pm IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
Uri Caine (piano) John Zorn (sax) and many special guests
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $25

TUESDAY, February 24
6PM JACK Quartet
Program: Georg Friedrich Haas String Quartet No. 8 (2014) U.S. premiere
VENUE: Miller Theatre at Columbia University
ADMISSION: FREE

NYC Calendar: January 2015

WEDNESDAY, January 7
01:00 PM Jen Shyu Vocal Workshop

A rare opportunity to hear and work alongside vocalist phenom Jen Shyu. Students encouraged to bring their instrument.
VENUE:Seeds
ADMISSION: $15

SATURDAY, January 10
8:00 PM Ken Vandermark / Nate Wooley Duo
http://www.winterjazzfest.com/schedule/
VENUE:JUDSON CHURCH 55 Washington Square Park South
ADMISSION: $35, part of Winter Jazz Fest

SATURDAY, January 10
9:30 PM Steven Beck, Piano
Mauricio Kagel: A Deux Mains
Beat Furrer: Voicelessness. The Snow Has No Voice
Study
Tristan Murail: La Mandragore
Magnus Lindberg: Two Etudes
Salvatore Sciarrino: de la nuit anamorfosi
https://www.facebook.com/events/740241199388766/
VENUE:Spectrum
ADMISSION: $10

THURSDAY, January 15
6:30PM Viewing Room: Mark Beasley and Arto Lindsay
Looting, performance that involves a dental procedure with an original soundtrack by Arto Lindsay
http://www.thekitchen.org/event/viewing-room-mark-beasley-and-arto-lindsay
VENUE:The Kitchen
ADMISSION: Free, RSVP is encouraged: viewingroom@coleccioncisneros.org

SUNDAY, January 25
20:00 PM, Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet) Vijay Iyer (piano)
VENUE:The Stone
ADMISSION:$15

TUESDAY, January 27
6:00 PM Trios by Zorn
Vicky Chow piano
Jennifer Choi violin
Michael Nicolas cello
John Zorn The Aristos (2014) ten metaphysical ambiguities for violin, cello, and piano
Zorn Hexentarot (2013) twelve simple canons for the witches’ Sabbath for violin, cello, and piano
Zorn Amour Fou (1999)
http://www.millertheatre.com/events/trios-by-zorn
VENUE:Miller Theater
ADMISSION: Free

TUESDAY, January 27
8:00 PM The Heschel Project—Songs of Wonder (in Yiddish)
10:00 PM Itzik Manger—Chumesh Lider (A New Project in Yiddish)
Basya Schechter (oud guitar) Uri Sharlin (piano, keys, accordion) Megan Gould (violin) Noah Hoffeld (cello) Rich Stein (percussion)
VENUE:The Stone
ADMISSION:$15 each set

FRIDAY, January 30
8:00 PM Ingrid Laubrock – (ts), Nate Wooley – (tp), Sam Pluta – (Electronics)

VENUE:IBeam
ADMISSION: $15

NYC Calendar: December 2014

Highlight of the month: THE STONE RESIDENCIES – FRED FRITH WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3 – SUNDAY DECEMBER 7 7:30 PM Meredith Monk http://youtu.be/FBlnrRUVfo0 http://www.bam.org/music/2014/on-behalf-of-nature VENUE: BAM ADMISSION: $20/$30 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7 7PM: Michael Foster / Pascal Niggenkemper / Michael Evans VENUE: Downtown Music Gallery ADMISSION: Free MONDAY, DECEMBER 8 10 PM: Frank Gratkowski – Solo Saxophone http://youtu.be/HOZ4VXLWV3w VENUE: Ibeam brooklyn ADMISSION: $15 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9 6 PM Mivos Quartet •Martin Stauning Atmende Steine (2013) •J.S. Bach Contrapunctus XIX (arr. Patrick Higgins 2013) •Patrick Higgins Aletheia (2013) •György Kurtág Hommage à Mihály András: 12 Mikroludien für Streichquartett, op. 13 (1977) http://www.millertheatre.com/events/mivos-quartet-popup VENUE: Miller Theatre at Columbia University ADMISSION: FREE WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10 8PM: Phyllis Chen Phyllis Chen: Lighting The Dark, hand-made music boxes, clavichord, accordion, electronics John Dowland / William Byrd: Pavana Lachrymae, clavichord Silvia Corda: Tre ritratti del tempo, toy piano and toy dulcimer Alvin Lucier: Music for Piano with Magnetic Strings http://youtu.be/xAUjg8Nb2Qc http://bacnyc.org/performances/performance/phyllis-chen VENUE: Baryshnikov Arts Center ADMISSION: $25 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11 8 PM: Fred Frith (guitar) John Zorn (sax) VENUE: Stone ADMISSION: $25 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12 8:00 PM Pauline Oliveros http://roulette.org/events/pauline-oliveros-2/ VENUE: Roulette ADMISSION: $15/$30 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14 8 PM Iva Bittová (violin and voice) Fred Frith (acoustic guitar) http://youtu.be/Kx5RPHoR0A4 VENUE: Stone ADMISSION: $20 MONDAY, DECEMBER 15 8:30 PM Wolpe & Feldman – New York New Music Ensemble http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/989724 VENUE: The Tenri Cultural Institute ADMISSION: $10/$20 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30 8:30PM Mary Halvorson, guitar; Ingrid Laubrock, tenor saxophone; Tom Rainey, drums VENUE: Cornelia Street Cafe ADMISSION: $10 + $10 drinks minimum TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30 – SUNDAY, JANUARY 4 8 PM, 10 PM John Zorn’s end of the year Improv Week—A Stone Benefit John Zorn (sax) Ikue Mori (electronics) James Moore (guitar) Uri Caine (piano) James Ilgenfritz (bass) Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet) Mark Feldman (violin) ) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) and many special guests VENUE: Stone ADMISSION: $25