NYC Calendar: August 2013

Highlights of the month:

US Debut of Argentinean singer Soema Montenegro, AUG 3 @Nublu


The Stone residency of Fred Frith: AUG 27–SEPT 1

Indeterminate performances of frogs in upstate New York and seagulls on Fire Island


THURSDAY, August 1

6:30 PM MoMA Nights with Pauline Oliveros

VENUE: MoMA, The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, first floor

DETAILS: Pauline Oliveros: What’s the Score?
Pauline Oliveros, accordion

ADMISSION: Free with museum admission

SATURDAY, August 3

10.30 PM Soema Montenegro

VENUE: Nublu

DETAILS: US debut of Argentinean singer Soema Montenegro, known for an intense, dramatic, and innovative style that has drawn comparisons to Yma Sumac and Meredith Monk.

Jorge Sottile – drum and bandoneon

Marcos Cifuentes – bass

Edu Herrera – guitar


SATURDAY, August 10

7.30 PM David Lang: the whisper opera

VENUE: Lincoln Center, Clark Studio Theater

DETAILS: International Contemporary Ensemble, Tony Arnold, soprano, Jim Findlay, director


THURSDAY, August 15

8:00 PM Myra Melford & Snowy Egret: Excerpts from Language of Dreams

VENUE: Roulette

DETAILS: Pianist Myra Melford presents excerpts from the work-in-progress Language of Dreams, an ambitious interdisciplinary project inspired by Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano’s Memory Of Fire trilogy, which explores the history of the Americas through the retelling of indigenous myths and accounts from the European colonizers.


FRIDAY, August 16- SUNDAY, August 18

8:00 PM & 10:00 PM  Mary Halvorson Septet

VENUE: The Stone

DETAILS: Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) Tim Berne (alto sax) Ingrid Laubrock (tenor sax) Jacob Garchik (trombone) Mary Halvorson (guitar) John Hébert (bass) Ches Smith (drums)

3 night record release event for Illusionary Sea on Firehouse 12 records


FRIDAY, August 16 – SATURDAY, August 17


VENUE: Cornelia Street Cafe

DETAILS: Loren Stillman, alto sax; Chris Speed, tenor sax, clarinet; Angelica Sanchez, piano; Michael Formanek, bass; Tyshawn Sorey, drums Michael Formanek’s Resonator image

ADMISSION: $20 cover includes a drink

FRIDAY, August 23

8:00 PM  Min-Yoh Ensemble

VENUE: The Stone

DETAILS: Kappa Maki (trumpet) Satoko Fujii (piano) Curtis Hasselbring (trombone) Andrea Parkins (accordion)


SATURDAY, August 24

10:00 PM Minamo

VENUE: The Stone

DETAILS: Satoko Fujii (piano) Carla Kihlstedt (violin)


SUNDAY, August 25

8:00 PM Brass and Percussion Ensemble

VENUE: The Stone

DETAILS: Kaze: Kappa Maki, Frank London, Nate Wooley (trumpets) Satoko Fujii (piano) Special Guests


TUESDAY, August 27

8:00 & 10:00 pm Fred Frith and Laurie Anderson

VENUE: The Stone

DETAILS: Fred Frith (guitar) Laurie Anderson (violin, keyboards)


THURSDAY, August 29

8:00 PM Fred Frith and John Zorn

VENUE: The Stone

DETAILS: Fred Frith (electric guitar) John Zorn (sax)


THURSDAY, August 29

10:00 PM Fred Frith Solo

VENUE: The Stone

DETAILS: Fred Frith (electric guitar)


FRIDAY, August 30

7:00 PM Charity Chan, (piano, Montreal), Frank Gratowski (sax, Berlin), Weasel Walter (drums, NYC)

VENUE: Spectrum



SATURDAY, August 31

8:00 PM Fred Frith, Ikue Mori and Nate Wooley

VENUE: The Stone

DETAILS: Fred Frith (electric guitar) Ikue Mori (electronics) Nate Wooley (trumpet)


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