NYC Calendar: December 2013

Highlight of the month: weeklong Ikue Mori’s birthday celebration (The Stone, December 17—22)

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WEDNESDAY, December 4
9:30 PM Sylvie Courvoisier TRIO
VENUE: ShapeShifter Lab
DETAILS:

Sylvie Courvoisier (piano)
Kenny Wollessen (drums)
Drew Gress (bass)
http://www.shapeshifterlab.com/portfolio/dec-4-sylvie-courvoisier-trio-with-kenny-wollessen-drew-gress/
ADMISSION: $15

THURSDAY, December 5
8:00PM Darmstadt’s 9th annual performance: Terry Riley’s “In C”
VENUE: ISSUE Project Room
DETAILS:
Hailed more than once by the New York Times as the best interpretation of Terry Riley’s 1964 masterwork in recent memory, Darmstadt’s annual birthday concert has become a time-honored tradition on the Fall cultural calendar. Now in its ninth year, Darmstadt offers a different reading than in the past. A dream ensemble of new music legends, including vocalist Joan La Barbara, saxophonist Matana Roberts, guitarist Elliott Sharp, clarinetist Joshua Rubin, and string virtuosi Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim Harris perform alongside key members of So Percussion and Iktus Percussion on a battery of pitched percussion instruments.
http://issueprojectroom.org/drupal/event/darmstadts-9th-annual-performance-terry-rileys-c
ADMISSION: $15 -$20

THURSDAY, December 5
8:00 PM Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Composer Portrait
VENUE: Miller Theatre
DETAILS: Anna Thorvaldsdottir (b. 1977), composer, Richard Carrick, conductor, Zeena Parkins, harp, David Shively, percussion Program:
into – second self (2013) U.S. premiere
Ró/Serenity (2013) U.S. premiere
[one] (2008) U.S. premiere
Tactility (2012) New York premiere
Hrím (2009/2010)
Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir has burst onto the scene in recent years. Her “shimmering, harmonically ambiguous” music is oft described in cinematic terms, evoking an expansive, wintry landscape with “the impression of a distant, howling wind” (The New York Times). http://www.millertheatre.com/Events/EventDetails.aspx?nid=1597
ADMISSION: $20-$30

WEDNESDAY, December 11
8 PM Keith Jarrett Trio
VENUE: Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage Carnegie Hall
DETAILS: Keith Jarrett, Piano, Gary Peacock, Bass, Jack DeJohnette, Drums http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2013/12/11/0800/PM/Keith-Jarrett-Piano-Gary-Peacock-Bass-Jack-DeJohnette-Drums/
ADMISSION: $45 – $100

WEDNESDAY, December 11 – SATURDAY, December 14
7:30 PM Sisters Mine and Celia
VENUE: Jack
DETAILS: Target Margin Theater culminates their journey into the exploration of Yiddish theater with a season of extraordinary literature from the West’s great unknown culture. The themed two-year series, Beyond the Pale, includes staged productions, one-time events, concerts, installations, panel discussions, and a reading series of new translations.. http://www.jackny.org/target-margin-lab.html
ADMISSION: from $12

SATURDAY, December 14
7:30 PM Ensemble ACJW

VENUE: Carnegie Hall
DETAILS:
Ensemble ACJW: David Robertson, Conductor, Dawn Upshaw, Soprano
Program: Berio, Folk Songs, Steve Reich, City Life, Bartok, Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2013/12/14/0730/PM/Ensemble-ACJW/
ADMISSION: $43 – $50

SATURDAY, December 14
8:00 PM and 9:30 PM Lytle/Didkovsky/Drury/Parkins/Swell/Walter
VENUE: The Firehouse Space
DETAILS: Michael Lytle (Bass Clarinet), Nick Didkovsky (Guitar), Andrew Drury (Drums and Percussion), Andrea Parkins (Objects & Electronics), Steve Swell (Trombone) and Weasel Walter (Drums and Bass).
http://thefirehousespace.org/event/mike-lytle/#more-1652
ADMISSION: $10

TUESDAY, December 17
10 PM Phantom Orchard Quintet

VENUE: The Stone
DETAILS: Ikue Mori (electronics) Koichi Makigami (vocal) Zeena Parkins (harp) Cyro Baptista (percussion) Erik Friedlander (cello)
ADMISSION: $15

TUESDAY, December 17
7:30 PM Disastro Totale
VENUE: Barbes
DETAILS: Matt Darriau (reeds), Yuri Lemeshev (accordion). The classic downtown duo of doom is back, but feeling a little more Brooklyn. These two polyglots are reuniting and will be premiering some new arrangements by the great Russian composer Alfred Schnittke – mostly from his dynamic film music. Come check the Disastro after a multi year sabbatical, while Yuri was traveling the planet with Gogol Bordello and Matt busy with the Klezmatics and Paradox Trio.
ADMUSSION: $10

TUESDAY, December 17
9 PM Darius Jones Quartet
VENUE: Korzo
DETAILS: Darius Jones, saxophone + compositions; Matt Mitchell, piano; Trevor Dunn, bass; Ches Smith, drums
http://konceptionsmusicseries.wordpress.com/2013-schedule/
ADMISSION: TBA

Wednesday, December 18 – Saturday, December 21
7:30 PM DAY?NIght?fuck… and Outside/In
VENUE: Jack
DETAILS: Target Margin Theater culminates their journey into the exploration of Yiddish theater with a season of extraordinary literature from the West’s great unknown culture. The themed two-year series, Beyond the Pale, includes staged productions, one-time events, concerts, installations, panel discussions, and a reading series of new translations.
http://www.jackny.org/target-margin-lab.html
ADMISSION: from $12

THURSDAY, December 19
10 PM Mephista with Lotte Anker
VENUE: The Stone
DETAILS: Ikue Mori (electronics) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Susie Ibarra (drums) Lotte Anker (sax)
ADMISSION: $15

THURSDAY, December 19
8:30 PM Lossing/Berne Duo
VENUE: Ibeam Brooklyn
DETAILS: Russ Lossing, piano, compositions, Tim Berne, alto saxophone
An evening of duo explorations and improvisations by two of New York’s most imaginative and explosive improvisers. Expect the unexpected when Lossing goes head to head with Berne in this rare performance where there is no place to hide.
ADMISSION: $10 suggested

FRIDAY, December 20
8:30 PM Lotte Anker w/ Craig Taborn & Gerald Cleaver

VENUE: Ibeam Brooklyn
DETAILS:
Lotte Anker – Alto Saxophone
Craig Taborn – Piano
Gerald Cleaver – Drums
ADMISSION: $10 suggested

FRIDAY, December 20
10 PM Kim Gordon, Bill Nace, Okkyung Lee, Tim Barns, Ikue Mori
VENUE: The Stone
DETAILS: Kim Gordon, Bill Nace (guitars) Okkyung Lee (cello) Tim Barns (drums) Ikue Mori (electronics)
ADMISSION: $20

SATURDAY, December 21
8 PM Ikue Mori, Fred Frith, Lotte Anker
VENUE: The Stone
DETAILS: Ikue Mori (electronics) Fred Frith (guitar) Lotte Anker (sax)
ADMISSION: $15
10 PM Ikue Mori, Fred Frith, Lotte Anker, JIm Black
VENUE: The Stone
DETAILS: Ikue Mori (electronics) Fred Frith (guitar) Lotte Anker (sax) Jim Black (drums)
ADMISSION: $15

SUNDAY, December 22
8 PM Ikue Mori and John Zorn Duo
VENUE: The Stone
ADMISSION: $20
10 PM Ikue Mori and Fred Frith Duo
DETAILS: Ikue Mori (electronics) Fred Frith (guitar)
ADMISSION: $20

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