NYC Calendar March 2019

FRIDAY, March 1
The Stone Series: OPENING IMPROV NIGHTS
8pm John Zorn (sax) Michael Nicolas (cello) Ikue Mori (electronics) Mary Halvorson (guitar) Brian Marsella (keyboards) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Uri Caine (piano) Ned Rothenberg (sax) Cyro Baptista (percussion) Ches Smith (drums) Tomas Fujiwara (drums) Jim Staley (trombone) Jon Irabagon (sax) Chris Tordini (bass) Okkyung Lee (cello) Uri Gurvich (sax) Miles Okazaki (guitar) Brandon Lopez (bass)
VENUE: happyluckyno1
ADMISSION: $20

FRIDAY, March 1
8pm Claire Chase (flute) premieres new works by Olga Neuwirth, Phyllis Chen, Pamela Z, and Sarah Hennies, featuring Constellation Chor. She will also be joined by instrumentalist and composer Tyshawn Sorey for a reprise of their collaboration from Density, part iv.
https://thekitchen.org/event/claire-chase-density-2036-part-vi
VENUE: the kitchen
ADMISSION: $20/$25

SATURDAY, March 2
The Stone Series: OPENING IMPROV NIGHTS
8pm John Zorn (sax) Michael Nicolas (cello) Ikue Mori (electronics) Mary Halvorson (guitar) Brian Marsella (keyboards) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Uri Caine (piano) Ned Rothenberg (sax) Cyro Baptista (percussion) Ches Smith (drums) Tomas Fujiwara (drums) Jim Staley (trombone) Jon Irabagon (sax) Chris Tordini (bass) Okkyung Lee (cello) Uri Gurvich (sax) Miles Okazaki (guitar) Brandon Lopez (bass)
VENUE: happyluckyno1
ADMISSION: $20

SATURDAY, March 2
8pm Claire Chase (flute) premieres new works by Olga Neuwirth, Phyllis Chen, Pamela Z, and Sarah Hennies, featuring Constellation Chor. She will also be joined by instrumentalist and composer Tyshawn Sorey for a reprise of their collaboration from Density, part iv.
https://thekitchen.org/event/claire-chase-density-2036-part-vi
VENUE: the kitchen
ADMISSION: $20/$25

TUESDAY, March 5
8pm Shipp/Lowe/Cleaver/Ray
Matthew Shipp, piano
Allen Lowe, alto sax
Gerald Cleaver, drums
Kevin Ray, bass
http://roulette.org/event/shipp-lowe-cleaver-ray-2/
VENUE: Roulette
ADMISSION: $18/$25

THURSDAY, March 7
8pm John Zorn: Composer Portraits

Performers

John Zorn composer
Tara Helen O’Connor flute
JACK Quartet
Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz bass
Peter Evans trumpet
Marshall Gilkes trombone
Dave Taylor bass trombone
Stephen Gosling piano
Sae Hashimoto vibraphone
Tyshawn Sorey drums

Repertoire

Asclemandres (2018) world premiere
Encomia (2018) world premiere
Konx Om Pax (2018) world premiere
Nachträglichkeit (2018)
Rμν-½gμνR= 8πΤμν (2018) world premiere
Icarus (2017) world premiere
Merlin (2016)
VENUE: Miller Theater
ADMISSION: $20/$30

THURSDAY, March 7
8pm William Parker premieres Trail of Tears Continuum (1492-2019), a new multimedia work tracing the de-evolution of humanity in America. The 90-minute suite is broken into four sections—“Plantations,” “Reservations,” “Housing Projects,” and Prisons”—and built around new music, libretto, and narrative composed by Parker. Performers include singers AnnMarie Sandy and Raina Sokolov Gonzalez, musicians Hamid Drake (drums), Cooper-Moore (piano), Rob Brown (alto sax), and Steve Swell (trombone), and features original poetry by Fred Moten and Tracie Morris. The piece is also accompanied by a film by Parker and Michael Lucio-Sternbach.
https://thekitchen.org/event/identity-freedom
VENUE: the kitchen
ADMISSION: $20/$25

SUNDAY, March 10
7pm: THOMAS HEBERER / JOE HERTENSTEIN – Trumpet and Drums
VENUE: Downtown Music Gallery
ADMISSION: free

WEDNESDAY, March 13
7:30 PM Thomas Adès, Piano; Kirill Gerstein, Piano
Program
DEBUSSY En blanc et noir
STRAVINSKY Symphony of Psalms (transcr. Shostakovich)
LUTOSŁAWSKI Variations on a Theme by Paganini
DEBUSSY Lindaraja
THOMAS ADÈS Concert Paraphrase on Powder Her Face for Two Pianos (NY Premiere)
RAVEL La valse for Two Pianos
https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2019/03/13/thomas-ades-piano-kirill-gerstein-piano-0730pm
VENUE: Carnegie Hall
ADMISSION:$54 to $65

THURSDAY, March 14
7:30 pm Interpretations: Joan La Barbara
http://roulette.org/event/interpretations-joan-la-barbara/
VENUE: Roulette
ADMISSION: $20

THURSDAY, March 14
Roaratorio: Cage and Cunningham’s Irish Circus
score and choreography based on Irish jigs and step dancing, prompted by James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake
https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2019/03/14/roaratorio-cage-and-cunninghams-irish-circus-0600pm
VENUE: New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
ADMISSION: Free, Registration Required: http://nypl.org/lpa/events

WEDNESDAY, March 20
7:30PM Theatre of Voices
Performers
Theatre of Voices
·· Else Torp, Soprano
·· Iris Oja, Mezzo-Soprano
·· Paul Bentley-Angell, Tenor
·· Jakob Bloch Jespersen, Bass
·· Christopher Bowers-Broadbent, Organ
Paul Hillier, Artistic Director
with
Yale Voxtet
James Taylor, Director
Program
ARVO PÄRT Selected works performed with Songs from the Soil (NY Premiere), visual poem by Phie Ambo
DAVID LANG the writings (World Premiere of complete cycle)
·· again (after ecclesiastes)
·· if I am silent (co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
·· for love is strong
·· where you go
·· solitary
·· again (after ecclesiastes)
https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2019/03/20/theatre-of-voices-0730pm
VENUE:Carnegie Hall
ADMISSION: $43/$51

THURSDAY, March 21
8 pm Mark Fell, electronics; Okkyung Lee, cello
https://issueprojectroom.org/event/mark-fell-okkyung-lee-kara-lis-coverdale-solo-organ-lxv
VENUE: issue project room
ADMISSION: $15

MONDAY, March 25
8 pm The Schlippenbach Trio

http://roulette.org/event/the-schlippenbach-trio/
VENUE: Roulette
ADMISSION: $18/$25

WEDNESDAY, March 27
8 pm 4-way ad-lib: Katherine Liberovskaya with Shelley Hirsch, Anthony Coleman, and Yoshiko Chuma
http://roulette.org/event/katherine-liberovskaya-4-way-ad-lib/
VENUE: Roulette
ADMISSION: $18/$25

THURSDAY, March 28
8 pm Zeena Parkins: Captiva
http://roulette.org/event/zeena-parkins-captiva/
VENUE: Roulette
ADMISSION: $18/$25

THURSDAY, March 28
7:30 pm NYFOS Next: Kate Soper & Friends
https://www.facebook.com/events/301864250523708/

Kate Soper, Charmaine Lee, Charlotte Mundy, Sam Pluta, Devony Smith
VENUE: The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
ADMISSION: $25

THURSDAY, March 28
8 pm FIRE!
Mats Gustafsson (tenor and baritone saxophone, live electronics), Johan Berthling (bass), and Andreas Werliin (drums)
http://www.galeriezurcher.com/spip.php?page=article&id_article=1578
VENUE: Zürcher Gallery
ADMISSION: $20

THURSDAY, March 28
8pm Tyshawn Sorey: Composer Portraits

Performers

Tyshawn Sorey composer
International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)
JACK Quartet

Repertoire

Autoschediasms for Creative Chamber Orchestra (2019), world premiere, Miller Theatre commission
Everything Changes, Nothing Changes (2018), New York premiere
Violin and Glockenspiel in Memoriam Muhal Richard Abrams (2018)
Bertha’s Lair (2016)
Ornations (2014)
Ode to Gust Burns (2012)
VENUE: Miller Theater
ADMISSION: $20/$30

SATURDAY, March 30
8 pm HARD WOOD: Daxophone Consort with Daniel Fishkin, Cleek Schrey, Judith Berkson & Ron Shalom

https://issueprojectroom.org/event/mark-fell-okkyung-lee-kara-lis-coverdale-solo-organ-lxv
VENUE: issue project room
ADMISSION: $15

SATURDAY, March 30
8 pm RBA: Jakouka Meets New York: Bachir & Mustapha Attar
http://roulette.org/event/rba-a-world-in-trance-festival-jakouka-meets-new-york-bachir-mustapha-attar/
VENUE: Roulette
ADMISSION: $18/$25

SATURDAY, March 30
CYRO BAPTISTA – Som do Ar

8pm Cyro Baptista (Percussion & Voice)
VENUE: happyluckyno1
ADMISSION: $20

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NYC Calendar February 2019

SATURDAY, February 2
8 pm Wet Ink: Piano Trios
Repertoire:
Vicente Hansen Atria – Speleology [2016]
Linda Catlin Smith- Dreamer Murmuring [2014]
Eric Wubbels – if and only if [2018-19]
Performers:
Wet Ink Piano Trio
Josh Modney, violin
Mariel Roberts, cello
Eric Wubbels, piano
VENUE: The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
ADMISSION: $10, free for students

SATURDAY, February 2
8:30 pm Yarn/Wire & Travis Laplante
Travis Laplante (tenor sax) Ian Antonio, Russell Greenberg (percussion) Laura Barger, Ning Yu (piano)
Yarn/Wire premieres a new evening length work in collaboration with Travis Laplante.

VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

TUESDAY, February 5
8 pm Anaïs Maviel: who is this ritual for and from?
Anaïs Maviel — Voice, Percussion, N’goni
Sam Yulsman — Keys, Electronics
Daria Faïn — Movement

VENUE: Roulette
ASMISSION: $18 – $25

WEDNESDAY, February 6
8pm Issue Winter Benefit: Robert Wilson & Jim Jarmusch / Lucie Vítková
Robert Wilson reading John Cage’s Lecture on Nothing alongside improvised musical accompaniment by Jim Jarmusch. The evening opens with a performance from Czech composer, improviser and performer Lucie Vítková
VENUE: ISSUE Project Room
ADMISSION: $250 – 50

THURSDAY, February 7
8:30 pm Experimental film music
Billy Martin (percussion) Chern Hwei Fung (violin) Payton MacDonald (marimba, vibraphone) Frank London (trumpet) Kalun Leung (bass trombone) Ned Rothenberg (shakuhachi, bass clarinet) Anthony Coleman (piano) Doug Wieselman (clarinet)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

THURSDAY, February 7
7:30 PM Tibet House US Benefit Concert
Performers:
Philip Glass
Laurie Anderson with Rubin Kodheli, Cello
Jon Batiste
Tenzin Choegyal
Stephen Colbert
Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Debbie Harry
Jason Isbell
Angelique Kidjo
Nathaniel Rateliff
New Order’s Bernard Sumner, Tom Chapman, and Phil Cunningham with Joe Duddell
Additional artists to be announced
VENUE: Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium)
ADMISISON: $35 to $200

February 7–9, 13–16
8pm Robert Ashley: Improvement (Don Leaves Linda)
Music and Libretto by Robert Ashley
Music Direction by Tom Hamilton
Light and Stage Design by David Moodey
Performed by Gelsey Bell, Brian McCorkle, Paul Pinto, Amirtha Kidambi, Dave Ruder and Aliza Simons
Sound design and live mix by Tom Hamilton Produced by Mimi Johnson
VENUE: The Kitchen
ADMISSION: $25 General / $20 Members

FRIDAY, February 8
8 pm Argento New Music Project: The Voices of Erin Gee
selections of Gee’s vocal works from 2000 to 2016, including the NYC premiere of Mouthpiece 29 and Mouthpiece 25
http://roulette.org/event/the-voices-of-erin-gee/
VENUE: Roulette
ASMISSION: $18 – $25

FRIDAY, February 8
9 PM Kronos Quartet, Music for Change: The Banned Countries
music from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, and Libya
VENUE: Carnegie Hall (Zankel Hall)
ADMISSION: $63 to $75

SATURDAY, February 9
8 PM Dave Scanlon ensemble // Judith Berkson
Dave Scanlon ensemble (Weston Minissali, Dave Scanlon, Alena Spanger, Lydia Velichkovski), Counting No. 2
all counting practices are musical practices

Judith Berkson, Without Title for microtonal voice and Wurlitzer
Getting A Read On The Reed Organ (Reboot) for accordion, electric reed organ and voice
w/ Ian Davis and Judith Berkson
exploring microtonal pitches through acoustic instruments especially the voice
https://www.facebook.com/events/279244209377803/
VENUE: Sunview Luncheonette
ADMISSION: TBD

SATURDAY, February 9
8:30 pm illy B’s Improvisers Orchestra
Billy Martin (percussion) Tomas Fujiwara (drums) Mary Halvorson (guitar) Chern Hwei Fung (violin) Dana Lyn (violin) Ned Rothenberg (reeds, flutes) Sylvain Leroux (flutes) Anthony Coleman (piano) Chris McIntyre (trombone) Frank London (trumpet) Doug Wieselman (clarinet)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

TUESDAY, February 12
6pm Pop-Up Concerts Mivos Quartet & Nadav Lev
Richard Carrick Space:Time for electric guitar and string quartet (2014/2018), New York premiere
Tristan Murail Tellur for solo guitar (1977)
Anahita Abbasi Distorted Attitudes IV / Facile synthesis for string quartet (2015), New York premiere
Yair Klartag Nothing to express for electric guitar and string quartet (2014)

https://www.millertheatre.com/events/mivos-quartet-nadav-lev
VENUE: Miller Theatre at Columbia University
ADMISSION: Free

THURSDAY, February 14
8:30 pm Vicky Chow plays Philip Glass Etudes Book 1
Vicky Chow (piano)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

FRIDAY, February 15
8:30 pm Vicky Chow plays Philip Glass Etudes Book 2
Vicky Chow (piano)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

SATURDAY, February 16
7 pm Nicholas Isherwood
Karlheinz Stockhausen, Havona And Capricorn
VENUE: Spectrum
ADMISSION: $15

SUNDAY, February 17
Nownet Arts Festival 2019
7 PM Universal Synchrony Music by Sarah Weaver, Improvisation for Peace
Performers: Jane Ira Bloom, soprano saxophone, Robert Dick, flutes, Min Xiao-Fen, pipa, Ned Rothenberg, woodwinds, Denman Maroney, piano, Mark Dresser, bass, Stephan Moore, electronics (Illinois), Kieran Maraj, electronics (Toronto), Doug Van Nort, electronics/sonifications (Toronto), Sarah Weaver, conductor
https://nownetarts.org/nownet-arts-festival-2019
VENUE: DiMenna Center for Classical Music
ADMISSION: $20/$15

TUESDAY, February 19
8 pm Mixology Festival 2019: Shelley Hirsch & The Mercurius Wagon //
Crystal Penalosa: Sources of Power
http://roulette.org/event/mixology-festival-2019-sources-of-power/
VENUE: Roulette
ASMISSION: $18 – $25

TUESDAY, February 19
7:30 PM Ensemble Connect
McPhee, Balinese Ceremonial Music
Steve Reich, Quartet
Julia Wolfe, On Seven-Star-Shoes
John Adam.s Chamber Symphony
VENUE: Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall)
ADMISSION: From $32 to $38

TUESDAY, February 19
9 pm Modney and Wubbels perform Anthony Braxton’s Composition No. 222
Repertoire: Anthony Braxton: Composition No. 222, for violin and piano (1998)
Performers:
Josh Modney, violin
Eric Wubbels, piano
VENUE: Areté Venue and Gallery
ADMISSION: $15

WEDNESDAY, February 20
7 pm Marco Fusi / Kukuruz Quartet
Marco Fusi, violin, viola, viola d’amore
Kukuruz Quartet
Salvatore Sciarrino: Fra sé
Giacinto Scelsi: Xnoybis I, II, III
Sciarrino: Capriccio di una corda
John Cage: The ten thousand things
Marcel Zaes: Quartet No. 10 for four electronic metronomes
Julius Eastman: Gay Guerilla
VENUE: The Italian Academy
ADMISSION: TBD

WEDNESDAY, February 20
8 PM Terry Riley’s “In C”, presented by Darmstadt
Darmstadt is the presenting series led by composers Nick Hallett and Zach Layton, known for staging radical re-interpretations of works from the canon of experimental music and art, including John Cage, Morton Feldman, Pauline Oliveros, Meredith Monk, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Alvin Lucier, and Anthony Braxton.
https://lpr.com/lpr_events/terry-rileys-in-c-february-20th-2019/
VENUE: (Le) Poisson Rouge
ADMISSION: $20-$30

WEDNESDAY, February 20
8:30 pm Jeffrey Zeigler and Yuka Honda
Jeffrey Zeigler (cello) Yuka Honda (Electronics)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

THURSDAY, February 21
8pm Rena Anakwe: The Cosmology Of Water
https://issueprojectroom.org/event/rena-anakwe-cosmology-water
VENUE: ISSUE Project Room
ADMISSION: Free ($10 suggested donation)

FRIDAY, February 22
7:30pm and 9:30pm Tom Rainey Combobulated Album Release Concert
Tom Rainey -drums
Ingrid Laubrock -saxophone
Mary Halvorson -guitar
VENUE: Jazz Gallery
ADMISSION: $25/$10 members; reserved table seating: $35/$20 members

FRIDAY, February 22 – SATURDAY, February 23
7 PM The Living Dying Opera
Ju-eh (Juecheng Chen), countertenor
Hwarg (Howie Kenty), composer
François-Thibaut Pencenat, visual artist
VENUE: The Abrons Arts Center
ADMISSION: $21

SUNDAY, February 24
8 pm Ned Rothenberg: Beyond C
Beyond C is a concerto for improvising woodwind soloist—Ned Rothenberg —and an ensemble of variable instruments—Contemporaneous.

http://roulette.org/event/ned-rothenberg-beyond-c/
VENUE: Roulette
ASMISSION: $18 – $25

MONDAY, February 25
8 PM False Harmonics #1: Nate Wooley’s Columbia Icefield
(feat. Mary Halvorson, Susan Alcorn & Ryan Sawyer), MV Carbon
VENUE: Pioneer Works
ADMISSION: $15-$20

THURSDAY, February 28
8:30 pm Not Bloodcount
Tim Berne (alto sax) Chris Speed (tenor sax, clarinet) Michael Formanek (acoustic bass) Jim Black (drums)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

THURSDAY, February 28
8pm Inbal Segev: 21st Century Women
Inbal Segev, solo cello
Anna Clyne: Rest These Hands
Missy Mazzoli: A Thousand Tongues
Reena Maria Esmail: Perhaps with film by Heather McCalden
Kaija Saariaho: Spins and Spells
Gity Razaz: Legend of Sigh with film by Carmen Kordas
http://roulette.org/event/inbal-segev-21st-century-women/
VENUE: Roulette
ASMISSION: $18 – $25

18 Most Memorable Music Events in New York in 2018

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1. The Head & the Load by William Kentridge and Philip Miller
(Park Avenue Armory, December 4–15)
2. Anthracite Fields by Julia Wolfe (December 1, Carnegie Hall)
3. IPSA DIXIT by Kate Soper
(October 27, Miller Theatre at Columbia University)
 A powerful exploration of the meaning of language and art, incredible voice and  original sounds.
4. The Mile-Long Opera: a biography of 7 o’clock by David Lang
(October 3-8, High Line)
5. Only the Sound Remains by Kaaia Saariaho (Lincoln Center, September 28)
6. Daniel Kahn’s “Yiddish Shabes” (Yiddishland, August 17)
7. The Force of Things: Opera for Objects by Ashley Fure
(Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center, August 6-8).
     Audible and beyond audible, “the mounting hum of ecological anxiety around us,” exceptionally imaginative music and architecture of the frightening future.
8. Leonard Bernstein’s MASS (July 17-18, Lincoln Center)
9. Toy Piano Plus, Margaret Leng Tan (Spectrum, June 2)
10. Terry Riley’s Autodreamographical Tales & Science Fiction, performed by Bang on a Can All-Stars & Terry Riley, voice (NYU Skirball Center, May 13)
    A masterful sonification of dreams and mystery.
11. Music of Max Johnson w/ Mivos Quartet, Beck, Thomson & Gornstein (Spectrum, March 30)
12. Cellular Songs by Meredith Monk (BAM, March 14-18)
      Enchanting way of being present in the nature and voice.
13. Audrey Chen with Talibam! (Wonders of Nature, March 8)
14. The Stone Benefit with Laurie Anderson et al (The Stone at Ave C, February 22)
15. An Evening with Vincent Moon and Priscilla Telmon (MoMA, February 19)
16. LES Elegy 3: Oriental Shtetl — Shekhina Big Band with Frank London, Steve Dalachinsky et al (The Stone at Ave C, February 15)
      Beat Poetics and Sun Ra Ecstatics – liberating music entering Jewish chakras to tell us we are going to live soon.
17. Matthew Shipp and Roscoe Mitchell (Carnegie Hall, January 27)
18. Quintavant in New York (Spectrum, January 11)

Disclaimer: This is a list of the most memorable music events in New York that we have attended in 2018. After several unsuccessful attempts to arrange them in the order of significance/beauty/power/originality/meaningfulness/etc, and still being sure only about the top 3 (numbers 4, 7, and 12), we’ve decided to put them in the reverse chronological order. Also, two events listed here did not appear on ET NYC calendar, and are “technically” not so much “extended”, but were so memorable that we simply couldn’t omit them.

NYC calendar January 2019

THURSDAY, January 3
8 PM Matt Shipp and Michael Bisio
VENUE: The Owl
ADMISSION:$10

THURSDAY, January 3
8:30 pm Herbie Nichols Sung
Fay Victor (voice, lyrics, conceptualization) Anthony Coleman (piano) Michael Attias (alto and baritone saxes) Ratzo Harris (double bass) Tom Rainey (drums)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

FRIDAY, January 4
7PM Altai Kai: Throat Singing Virtuosos

https://www.facebook.com/events/299425344010690/
VENUE: Rubin Museum
ADMISSION: $30

FRIDAY, January 4
8 PM Chasm
Tim Berne – Saxophone
Ryan Ferreira – Guitar
Dave King – Drums
VENUE: IBeam
ADMISSION: $15

WEDNESDAY, January 9
8 PM NYC Winter Jazzfest Presents: Medeski Martin & Wood
with Alarm Will Sound
VENUE: Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost Street, Brooklyn NY)
ADMISSION: $45- $55

WEDNESDAY, January 9
8:30 pm Tomeka Reid, Ches Smith and Craig Taborn
Tomeka Reid (cello) Ches Smith (drums) Craig Taborn (piano)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

WEDNESDAY, January 9
8pm Andrew Cyrille
Vision Festival Lifetime Achievement Salon
A Special Salon featuring a solo drum set performance by Vision Festival Lifetime Achievement Honoree Andrew Cyrille.
https://www.artsforart.org/salon.html
VENUE: Zürcher Gallery
ADMISSION: $30 (includes food and wine)

FRIDAY, January 11

6PM Reich/Eastman: Manhattan Minimalists
REICH (1939-) || Music for 18 Musicians [1976]
EASTMAN (1940-1990) || Gay Guerrilla [1980]
https://www.facebook.com/events/1827211467328559/
VENUE: Neidorff-Karpati Hall
ADMISSION: free

FRIDAY, January 11
Winter Jazz Fest Marathon
6:20pm Michael Formanek’s Very Practical Trio with Tim Berne and Mary Halvorson
VENUE: LPR
ADMISSION: $50- $60 Single Night Pass

FRIDAY, January 11
Winter Jazz Fest Marathon
6:40pm Jamie Saft Quartet
12:00am Susan Alcorn
VENUE: Soho Playhouse (15 Vandam Street, Nyc)
ADMISSION: $50- $60 Single Night Pass

FRIDAY, January 11
8 pm Screening of Milford Graves Full Mantis, directed by Jake Meginsky (New Ear Festival 2019)
Susie Ibarra (drums), Brian Chase (drums)
https://www.fridmangallery.com/new-ear-2019
VENUE: Fridman Gallery
ADMISSION: $20- $15

SATURDAY, January 12
Winter Jazz Fest Marathon
6:20pm Vijay Iyer & Craig Taborn
VENUE: LPR
ADMISSION: $50- $60 Single Night Pass

SATURDAY, January 12
Winter Jazz Fest Marathon
11 pm Jon Irabagon
VENUE: Soho Playhouse (15 Vandam Street, Nyc)
ADMISSION: $50- $60 Single Night Pass

SATURDAY, January 12
8:30 pm Farmers by Nature
William Parker (bass) Gerald Cleaver (drums) Craig Taborn (piano)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

FRIDAY, January 18
7:30PM Bop Kabbalah + Voices: New Radical Yiddish Liberation Songs
Judith Berkson / Ty Citerman / Sara Serpa
https://www.facebook.com/events/221737358619513/
VENUE: Areté Venue and Gallery
ADMISSION: $15

FRIDAY, January 18
8:30 pm Capricorn Climber
Ingrid Laubrock (sax) Trevor Dunn (bass) Tom Rainey (drums) Mat Maneri (viola) Kris Davis (piano) Special Guest Jen Shyu (voice)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

SUNDAY, January 20
6pm Matana Roberts and Darius Jones – Alto Sax Duets – First Time Duet!
VENUE: DMG
ADMISSION: free

THURSDAY, January 24
8:30 pm Jen Shyu, Ikue Mori and Mat Maneri
Jen Shyu (vocals) Ikue Mori (electronics) Mat Maneri (viola)
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20

MONDAY, January 28
7.30pm + 9.30pm Anna Webber Sextet Clockwise Album Release Concert
Anna Webber – flute & tenor saxophone
Jeremy Viner – tenor saxophone & clarinet
Jacob Garchik – trombone
Chris Hoffman – cello
Matt Mitchell – piano
Chris Tordini – bass
Ches Smith – drums

VENUE: Jazz Gallery
ADMISSION: $15/free for members, reserved table seating: $20/$10 members

TUESDAY, January 29
6pm Either/Or, Music Of Richard Carrick
Performers: Either/Or
Repertoire:
Richard Carrick lanterne for solo bass flute (2018)
Richard Carrick Sarang Ga for bass clarinet with piano (2018)
Anthony Braxton Composition No. 101 (1981) and Composition No. 168 (1992)
Richard Carrick autour for ensemble (2019), world premiere
https://www.millertheatre.com/events/either-or-2018
VENUE: Miller Theatre at Columbia University
ADMISSION: Free

THURSDAY, January 31
7.30pm + 9.30pm Ches Smith New Quartet
Ches Smith – drums
Mary Halvorson – guitar
Liberty Ellman – guitar
Nick Dunston – bass
VENUE: Jazz Gallery
ADMISSION: $15/free for members, reserved table seating: $20/$10 members

The Sound of a Fellow New Yorker

One day in August, Rimona sang to me “that new café… ” line. A member of Grace Chorale Brooklyn, and a Fellow New Yorker, she said she will perform it repeatedly while other choristers will sing different lines creating together The Mile-Long Opera: a biography of 7 o’clock. “Is David Lang by any chance the composer?” – I asked, as it immediately reminded me of “the day,” performed at Bang On A Can festival in spring. Simple, repetitive, deeply human… This time also immersive, multisensory, site-specific.

Funny, how the absence of references to minimalism and various developments in the history of opera changes everything…
Funny, how the absence of references to minimalism and various developments in the history of opera changes nothing…

October 3rd, I am standing in line to get into the line which will hopefully lead me to an entrance to High Line, holding two tickets which Rimona handed to me this morning in one hand, and the hand of another Fellow New Yorker in another. I remember my first summer in the city, when the second section of High Line had just opened, and I fell in love with the concept of “Fellow New Yorker” and its actual representation at the same time. I haven’t started hearing the sounds of The Mile-Long Opera yet, but I already feel its spirit. It’s past 7 o’clock.

Funny, how the lack of references to various post-modern philosophies changes everything…
Funny, how the lack of references to various post-modern philosophers changes nothing…

One way to describe “what happened” “on stage” that night (for a more conventional account, read here ) is to “define” a “Fellow New Yorker”, or rather, to map several characteristics of this species, and then say – there were a thousand of them performing a specified script, and several thousand adding improvised elements.
Someone willing to stand in line that will lead them to an unforgettable intellectual, cultural, artistic or spiritual experience (remember mile-long lines to The Night of Philosophy, or The Stone benefit on Avenue C, lines to new shows at museums, or – which one is your favorite line?) Someone who constantly mourns the closure or relocation of favorite places. Someone who can’t tell the difference between life and art, but loves to discuss it as if they were professional philosophers, as they are constantly presented with objects that fit both categories at the same time. See those people wiping the windows? Are they a part of the script? You know they are once the idea is repeated.

Funny, how the lack of references to John Cage and his ideas of art entering daily life changes everything
Funny, how the lack of references to John Cage and his ideas of art entering daily life changes nothing

Verse/Spot 16 (out of 26), “will you marry me.” I am standing on a metal structure above the singers, trembling, holding the hand of the FNY who made me tremble here before, who said almost these words just around the corner, in that old café (is it still there?).
Personal stories. Making art together. I look into your eyes, you look back, you say, I listen. Simple, repetitive, deeply human.

Erlena Dlu

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