NYC Calendar: February 2014

SUNDAY, February 2
10 PM Marc Ribot (guitar)
VENUE:  The Stone
DETAILS: John Zorn’s “Book of Heads” and John Cage’s “Some of the Harmony of Maine.”

WEDNESDAY, February 5
8 PM Keith Jarrett, Solo Piano Improvisations

VENUE: Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
ADMISSION: $45 – $100

THURSDAY, February 6
8:00 PM Saariaho + Bach
VENUE: Miller Theatre
DETAILS: Saariaho: Frises (2011), for violin and electronics – U.S. premiere, J.S. Bach: Partita in D minor for solo violin, BWV 1004. Performers: Jennifer Koh, violin, Kaija Saariaho, composer, Jean-Baptiste Barrière (b. 1958), composer/electronics
ADMISSION:  $25 – $35

SATURDAY, February 8
8:30 PM Mikko Innanen Quartet
VENUE: IBeam Brooklyn
Mikko Innanen – Alto & Baritone Saxophone
Sylvie Courvoisier – Piano
Max Johnson – Bass
Lou Grassi – Drums

TUESDAY, February 11
11PM and 1:00 AM – Rasa Rasa: Kenny Wollesen with a women choir from Lithuania

VENUE: Nublu
DETAILS: Inspired by a traditional style of Lithuanian polyphonic singing (known as sutartinės), this new group brought together various kinds of instrumentation (electric and acoustic), improvisation, poetry and a unique style of conducting. Special guest: Jonas Mekas. Event on Facebook.

TUESDAY, February 11
2:30 PM  Arts on Screen – John Cage – Journeys in Sound
VENUE: The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Bruno Walter Auditorium
DETAILS: John Cage – Journeys in Sound, directed by Paul Smaczny, Allan Miller, 2012, 60 min.
Rare archival footage and concert excerpts with a series of short accounts by Cage associates.

WEDNESDAY, February 12
8 PM and 10 PM Sonic Massage w/Kenny Wollesen
VENUE: The Stone
DETAILS: Dalius Noujo, Jennifer Harris, Sean Francis Conway, Kenny Wollesen, Lorne Watson, Tim Kieper, William Shore, Jennifer Harris, Dixie Estes, Cassandra Burrows, Sandra Koponen (wollesonics) Andrew McIntyre (projections)

Please bring your yoga mat.


FRIDAY, February 14
8 pm Heatsick / Ned Rothenberg

VENUE: ISSUE Project Room
DETAILS: A special valentine’s day concert features Berlin-based electronic musician Steven Warwick, AKA Heatsick, and composer/performer Ned Rothenberg. Combining a palette of sources from early Chicago house mixtapes through to musique concrète and psychedelia, Heatsick proposes a live dance music that expands and unlocks the senses. Ned Rothenberg performs solo improvisations, engaging a range of wind instruments as melodic, rhythmic and harmonic engines.
More details.

SATURDAY, February 15
8 PM  and 10 PM Rasa Rasa: Kenny Wollesen with women choir from Lithuania
VENUE:  The Stone

DETAILS: Dalius Noujo (drums) Sean Francis Conway (conduction) Aaron Kean (bass) Kenny Wollesen (bass drum) Jonathon Haffner (sax, guitar) Giuseppe Zevola (poetry) Agota Zdanaviciute, Dorote Zdanaviciute, Zivile Rimsaite (vocals, percussion) Milda Lauzikaite (vocals, trombone) Lina Saveikyte, Kriste Krupovisovaite (vocals)

WEDNESDAY, February 19
7:30 PM the Jack Quartet plays works by Helmut Lachenmann
VENUE: The Morgan Library
DETAILS: The complete string quartets of  Helmut Lachenmann, to coincide with a new recording.
Gran Torso (1972/1988)
String Quartet No. 2 “Reigen seliger Geister” (1989)
String Quartet No. 3 “Grido” (2001)
More details.

THURSDAY, February 20
8:00 PM [INTERPRETATIONS] Bruce Gremo // Joan La Barbara

VENUE: Roulette
DETAILS: Bruce Gremo performing on his electronic instrument the Cilia, an alternate wind controller based on the shakuhachi; with Hu Jianbing (sheng & bawu). Renowned composer/vocalist Joan La Barbara weaves her own unique sonic world, layering her signature vocal techniques with natural and electronic sounds, creating other-worldly dreamscapes. More details.

FRIDAY, February 21
8pm  Alvin Lucier
VENUE: The Wild Project (195 East 3rd Street)
DETAILS: Alvin Lucier presents the World Premiere of a new solo vocal work, Palimpsest, to be performed by Joan La Barbara in the mold of his landmark I Am Sitting In A Room with text by Lydia Davis. More details.

TUESDAY, February 25
10:00 PM Lydia Lunch – Retrovirus

VENUE: Le Poisson Rouge
DETAILS: Lydia Lunch w/ Weasel Walter , Bob Bert , Tim Dahl
Survey of Lydia Lunch ‘schizophrenic musical legacy’ from 1977 to the present. Including music from Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, 8 Eyed Spy, Queen of Siam, 1313 and Shotgun Wedding.

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