NYC calendar April 2018

SUNDAY, April 1 
7pm: Jack Wright and Zach Darrup – Alto Sax and Guitar

VENUE: Downtown Music Gallery

MONDAY, April 2
A Day with Meredith Monk
1 PM Film Screenings
5:30 PM Discussion
1 pm 16 Millimeter Earrings (1979, 25 minutes)

1:30pm Book of Days (1988, 85 minutes)
3 pm Ellis Island (1981, 28 minutes)
3:30pm Turtle Dreams (Waltz) (1983, 27 minutes )
4 pm Paris (1982, 26 minutes)
4:30pm Short Silent Films (1966-1994, 40 minutes)
16 Millimeter Earrings (1966, 4 minutes)
Children (1967, 8 minutes)
Ball Bearing (1968, 6 ½ minutes)
Quarry (1975, 5 ½ minutes)
Ellis Island (1979, 6 ½ minutes)
Faces (1994, 5 minutes)
VENUE: Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, The CUNY Graduate Center (365 Fifth Avenue, New York)

TUESDAY, April 3
8:30 pm Dan Weiss (drums, percussion) Evan Parker (sax)
VENUE: The Stone

TUESDAY, April 3
8:30 pm New York Philharmonic – works by Nikolay Popov, Denis Khorov, Marina Khorkova, Dmitri Kourliandski, and Alexander Khubeev.
VENUE: National Sawdust

TUESDAY, April 3
6 pm Ensemble Signal
Lauren Cauley, violin
David Friend, piano
Tonia Ko Tribute (Axis II) (2016)
Christopher Cerrone Sonata for Violin and Piano (2015)
David Lang mystery sonatas (selections) (2014)
David Lang memory pieces (selections) (1992)
VENUE: Miller Theatre at Columbia University

7 PM Jason Eckardt portrait concert
Asarum canadense: “Wild Ginger” (2014)
from A Compendium of Catskill Native Botanicals, book 2
Rebekah Heller, bassoon
suspension/bridge (2015)
Jordan Dodson, guitar
Compression (2017)
Will Lang, trombone
Athrium filix-femina: “Lady Fern” (2014)
from A Compendium of Catskill Native Botanicals, book 2
Bridget Kibbey, harp
The Silenced (World Premiere, 2015)
Claire Chase, flute
VENUE: Spectrum

8 PM Patty Waters

VENUE: First Unitarian Congregational Society (119-121 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn)
ADMISSION: $75 Prime Seating / $30 General / $22.50 Members

8PM Evan Parker w/Ned Rothenberg

VENUE: Zürcher Galerie

8PM Peter Evans/Levy Lorenzo & Yvette Janine Jackson
VENUE: Fridman Gallery

SUNDAY, April 8
3 PM Michael Noble, Piano
Frederic Rzewski, The People United Will Never Be Defeated!
VENUE: Spectrum

THURSDAY, April 12
8 pm John Zorn’s Masada Book 3 — The Book Beriah
VENUE: Symphony Space, Peter Jay Sharp Theatre
ADMISSION: $34 and up

FRIDAY, April 13
8 pm Floating Borders (Look + Listen Festival)
Claire Chase, Susie Ibarra, Alex Peh and Kaoru Watanabe will take you through a journey blending musical traditions of the Far East with Western techniques including the NYC premiere of Susie Ibarra’s latest composition Talking Gong.

SUNDAY, April 15
3:30 PM “The Easily Satisfied Lover”
Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and vocal works by Berg, Schoenberg and others
Ariadne Greif, soprano; Christopher Lyndon-Gee, conductor; Jessica Jade Han,
flute/piccolo; Sammy Lesnick, clarinet/bass clarinet; Anna Tsukervanik, violin/viola;
Dan Barrett, cello; Nara Avetisyan, piano
VENUE: St Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery

7 pm Seth Parker Woods, cello with Ashleigh Gordon, viola
Giacinto Scelsi: Maknongan (1976)

Claudio Gabriele: PNOM (2005)
Matthias Pintscher: Janusgesicht (2001)
Giacinto Scelsi: Triphon (1957)
VENUE: The Italian Academy

7 PM Mariana Sadovska

VENUE: National Sawdust

THURSDAY, April 19
8 PM Pharoah Sanders
ADMISSION: $35/$45

THURSDAY, April 19
8pm Composer Portraits: Frederic Rzewski
Del Sol String Quartet
Words for string quartet (2018) world premiere, Miller Theatre and Del Sol Performing Arts co-commission
String Quartet (1955)
VENUE: Miller Theatre at Columbia University
ADMISSION: $20-$30

SATURDAY, April 21
Perimeters (Look + Listen Festival)
7 pm Pre-concert performance by Emma Sulkowicz and Sean Harold
8 pm Closing concert
improvisations by Peter Evans and Levy Lorenzo duo, a re-mash of the American Songbook by Mellissa Hughes and Philip White, Boston duo Patchtax, cellist Mariel Roberts, and Doug Ballet.
VENUE: The Invisible Dog (51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn)

TUESDAY, April 24
7 pm & 9 pm Matana Roberts
VENUE: Park Avenue Armory

THURSDAY, April 26
6:30PM and 9PM New Music
Schumann Quartet, Gloria Chien, piano
Helena Winkelman “Sleipnir the eight-legged” from Quadriga Quartet for Strings (2011)
Timo Andres Quintet for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello (2012)
Hans Werner Henze Sonatina for Violin and Piano (1979)
Augusta Read Thomas Etudes for Piano (2003, 1996)
Avro Pärt Fratres for String Quartet (1977, arr. 1989)
VENUE: Daniel & Joanna S. Rose Studio (Lincoln Center)

THURSDAY, April 26
8 PM Uri Caine
VENUE: Russ and Daughters

THURSDAY, April 26
7:30 PM Ecstatic Music Festival: Margaret Leng Tan premieres George Crumb, Suzanne Farrin & Kelly Moran
– New York premiere of Metamorphoses by George Crumb, for amplified piano, toy piano, percussion and voice, performed with Monica Duncan’s video projections, in which atmospheric visual textures complement the music.
– Premiere of two new EMF-commissioned pieces by young composers responding to Cage and Crumb’s influence: Kelly Moran, and Suzanne Farrin.
– Works by Toby Twining and John Cage.
VENUE: Kaufman Music Center
ADMISSION: $20/$25

FRIDAY, April 27
8:30 pm “Mycale” John Zorn vocal quartet
Sofía Rei, Ayelet Rose Gottlieb, Malika Zarra, Sara Serpa (vocals)
VENUE: The Stone

SATURDAY, April 28
8:30 pm Petr Kotik’s Chamber Opera, Master-Pieces
A meditation on the nature of creative process and works that we identify as masterpieces with text from Gertrude Stein’s 1936 lecture, “What Are Master-Pieces and Why Are There So Few of Them.”
Text/Libretto by Gertrude Stein and Petr Kotik
Christina Kay, Soprano (leading role)
Steven Wilson, Tenor
Jose Pietri-Coimbre, Baritone
Nicholas Hay, Bass
Debra Kay Anderson, James Falzone, Kerry Wolff, Narrators
S.E.M. Ensemble:
Pauline Kim Harris, Violin Soloist
Petr Kotik, Conductor
VENUE: Bohemian National Hall

SUNDAY, April 29
4 PM Daniel Schreiner: Piano works of the 20th and 21st Century
Images, Set II by Debussy
Cinque Variazioni by Berio
Petites esquisses d’oiseaux by Messiaen

La mandragore by Murail
Reservoir by Dennehy
VENUE: Spectrum


NYC Calendar March 2018

8 PM Nono, Intolleranza 1960
American Symphony Orchestra
Leon Botstein, Conductor
Daniel Weeks, Tenor (An Emigrant)
Serena Benedetti, Soprano (His Companion)
Hai-Ting Chinn, Mezzo-Soprano (A Woman)
Matthew Worth, Baritone (An Algerian)
Carsten Wittmoser, Bass-Baritone (A Torture Victim)
Bard Festival Chorale
James Bagwell, Director

VENUE: Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
ADMISSION: From $12.50 to $55

FRIDAY, March 2
8pm Carl Stone, Ned Rothenberg, Ami Yamasaki
overlapping improvisations between computer music pioneer Carl Stone, composer and performer Ned Rothenberg, and Tokyo-based vocalist and cross-media artist Ami Yamasaki
VENUE: ISSUE Project Room

FRIDAY, March 2 8PM
SATURDAY, March 3 5PM and 8:30PM
Claire Chase: Pan
Composed by Marcos Balter, directed by Douglas Fitch, and produced by Jane M. Saks and Project&, Pan is a 90-minute participatory performance for flutist Claire Chase, electronics, and mass community participation in the form of a large ensemble of non-professional or trained players/collaborators. Imani Uzuri joins as a featured performer.
VENUE: The Kitchen
ADMISSION: $25/$20

8pm Susan Alcorn/Jim Denley; John Dikeman/Steve Swell Quintet
VENUE: Happylucky no. 1

TUESDAY, March 6
7 PM Sō Percussion and JACK Quartet
Philip Glass, String Quartet No. 8 (US Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
Donnacha Dennehy, Broken Unison (World Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
Dan Trueman, Songs That Are Hard To Sing (NY Premiere)
VENUE: Zankel Hall (Carnegie Hall)
ADMISSION: $38 – $48

THURSDAY, March 8 
8PM Okkyung Lee/ Brandon Lopez-Derek Baron-MFoster/DPeck/MEvans
VENUE: Vital Joint

SATURDAY, March 10
8 PM Cooper-Moore/Andrew Drury Duo, We Free Strings
VENUE: Soup & Sound #103
ADMISSION: $20 suggested donation

SUNDAY, March 11 
3PM Benefit for The Stone
John Zorn (sax) Jim Staley (trombone) Marc Ribot (guitar) Mary Halvorson (guitar) Ikue Mori (electronics) Christian McBride (bass) Kenny Wollesen (drums) Ches Smith (drums)
VENUE: The Village Vanguard

TUESDAY, March 13 
8PM Four Directions
Jin Hi Kim – Electric Komungo
William Parker – Bass
Elliott Sharp – Guitar
Hamid Drake – Percussion

VENUE: Roulette

7:30 Walter/Ewen/Smith, Max Ernst/D Carter, Riott/Stewart, M Foster
VENUE: Legion Bar

7PM & 9PM Alvin Curran
VENUE: Park Avenue Armory

March 14-18
7:30 and 3 PM Meredith Monk’s Cellular Songs

VENUE: BAM Harvey Theater
ADMISSION: from $30

FRIDAY, March 16 
8:30 PM Tim Berne (alto saxophone) Hank Roberts (cello) David Torn (guitar, electronics) Ben Perowsky (drums, percussion, electronics)
VENUE: The Stone

FRIDAY, March 16 
7:30 PM Alarm Will Sound: This Music Should Not Exist
Program to include:
Ligeti Chamber Concerto
Ligeti Continuum
Ligeti Poème symphonique
6:30 PM Pre -concert talk with Alan Pierson, Artistic Director and Conductor of Alarm Will Sound, and violist and Host of WQXR’s Meet The Composer Nadia Sirota
VENUE: Zankel Hall
ADMISSION: $35- $45

SATURDAY, March 17
7.30pm + 9.30pm
Kris Davis – piano
Ingrid Laubrock – saxophones
ADMISSION: $10/$35
VENUE: Jazz Gallery

SUNDAY, March 18
6 PM Nick Fraser/Ingrid Laubrock
VENUE: Downtown Music Gallery

SUNDAY, March 18
2 PM Musical Armenia 2018
Hrant Bagrazyan
Mary Kouyoumdjian, Hotel Elefant and Timo Andres
VENUE: Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall)

TUESDAY, March 20
10:30pm Tony Malaby, saxophones; Kris Davis, piano; Nick Fraser, drums

VENUE: Korzo

8 PM Keith Jarrett
An Evening of Solo Piano Improvisations
VENUE: Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
ADMISSION: check with the venue

SATURDAY, March 24
2 PM The Vietnam War: At Home and Abroad
Friction Quartet performing George Crumb’s amplified string quartet Black Angels.
VENUE: Zankel Hall (Carnegie Hall)
ADMISSION: $35- $45

8 PM Max Johnson Heroes Trio
Jason Rigby on saxophone, Jeff Davis on drums, Max Johnson on bass, and the compositions by the great bassists and heroes, past and present, such as Jimmy Garrison, Henry Grimes, Charlie Haden, Mark Dresser, Slam Stewart and many more.
VENUE: Barbes

7PM Pamelia Stickney
John Zorn presents theremin maven Pamelia Stickney who will debut the world-premiere of “Peripheral Vision, Escape Routes” on theremin, a compilation of several lullabies, songs, and daydreams, with special guests Danny Tunick on vibraphone + marimba and Stuart Popejoy on piano & keyboard.

VENUE: National Sawdust

THURSDAY, March 29
8 PM Composer Portraits: Christopher Cerrone
Christopher Cerrone
Rachel Calloway mezzo-soprano
Third Coast Percussion

VENUE: Miller Theatre at Columbia University
ADMISSION: $20-$30

FRIDAY, March 30
7 PM Music of Max Johnson w/ Mivos Quartet, Beck, Thomson & Gornstein
VENUE: Spectrum

FRIDAY, March 30
7PM John King Premieres works for cello and piano
featuring Jeffrey Zeigler and Taka Kigawa
“Time Curves for solo cello” (2017)
“13 Preludes for piano” (2017)
“Threads of Bronze”
VENUE: National Sawdust

FRIDAY, March 30
8:30 PM String Orchestra of Brooklyn: String Theories III: Meditations
Music by Pauline Oliveros, John Cage, Tony Conrad, and Zach Layton
VENUE: Roulette

NYC calendar February 2018

Highlight of the month: The Stone’s last month at Ave C and 2nd street

48227_original Rothenberg, Parker, Zorn at The Stone 2009 (photo: Alex Minkin)

Lou Reed at the Stone, 2008 Lou Reed at the Stone, 2008 (photo: Alex Minkin)

Carla Kihlstedt , Shahzad Ismaily, Matthias Bossi at The Stone, October 3, 2012

Pauline Oliveros, The Stone, February 26th 2012


FRIDAY, February 2
7 PM Benjamin Sung, violin: Schnittke, Berio, Maderna; 6 Caprices by Sciarrino

VENUE: Spectrum

SATURDAY, February 3
8PM Julius Eastman: Trumpet (1970)
7PM  pre-show talk at 7pm with Mary Jane Leach, Christopher McIntyre, Clarice Jensen and Julian Otis on Eastman’s scores.
TILT Brass with Christopher McIntyre
Gareth Flowers, Jaimie Branch, Wayne du Maine, Sam Jones, Tim Leopold, Hugo Moreno, Nate Wooley, Chris McIntyre (director)
Score transcribed by Chris McIntyre.
Julius Eastman: Macle (1971)
Julius Eastman: Prelude to the Holy Presence of Joan d’Arc (1981)
Julian Terrell Otis
Julius Eastman: The Holy Presence of Joan d’Arc (1981)

American Contemporary Music Ensemble
Clarice Jensen (director)
Score transcribed by Clarice Jensen.
VENUE: The Kitchen

FRIDAY, February 2 – SUNDAY, February 4
3:00 and 7:30 PM
the whisper opera by David Lang
performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)
VENUE: Skirball Center at NYU

MONDAY, February 5
7: 30 PM Ecstatic Music Festival: Kronos Quartet & Face The Music
Kronos Quartet and youth new music ensemble Face the Music
new works written for Kronos’ “Fifty for the Future” project
VENUE: Kaufman Music Center

TUESDAY, February 6
8:30 PM Mike Nicolas (cello), Sylvie Courvoisier (piano), Ches Smith (drums)
VENUE: The Stone

TUESDAY, February 6
9:30 PM Premature Burial, Chadbourne/Walter/Dahl Trio, Jaimie Branch
Premature Burial: Peter Evans (trumpet), Matt Nelson(tenor sax), Dan Peck(tuba)
Chadbourne/Walter/Dahl trio- Eugene Chadbourne (guitar), Weasel Walter (drums), Tim Dahl (bass)
Jaimie Branch solo
VENUE: Muchmore’s

WEDNESDAY, February 7
8:30 PM Chris Corsano (drums), Sylvie Courvoisier (piano)
VENUE: The Stone

THURSDAY, February 8
7:30 PM Nico Muhly and Friends Investigate the Glass Archive
Nico Muhly, Piano
Estelí Gomez, Soprano
Caroline Shaw, Vocals and Violin
Laurie Anderson, Vocals
Nadia Sirota, Viola
Alex Sopp, Flute
Lisa Kaplan, Piano
Chris Thompson, Percussion
VENUE: Carnegie Hall (Zankel Hall)
ADMISSION: From $66 to $76

THURSDAY, February 8
8 PM The Brecht Series: Nate Wooley/ Chris Pitsiokos/ Brandon Lopez/Dre Hocevar
VENUE: Vital Joint, Brooklyn, 109 Meserole St

THURSDAY, February 8
8:30 PM Mark Feldman (violin), Sylvie Courvoisier (piano)
VENUE: The Stone

FRIDAY, February 9
7PM PM Schubert’s song cycle “Die Winterreise reimagined

Theo Bleckmann voice, Uri Caine, piano, Ice Theatre of New York
Theo Bleckmann, performs Schubert’s song cycle “Die Winterreise” as reimagined by himself and pianist Uri Caine. In a first for National Sawdust, the venue will be turned into an ice skating rink, as ice skaters from the Ice Theatre of New York complement the music with a wintry experience over synthetic ice, led by their artistic director Moira North.
VENUE: National Sawdust

FRIDAY, February 9
8:30 PM Mephista
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano), Ikue Mori (electronics), Susie Ibarra (drums), special guest Jim Staley (trombone)
VENUE: The Stone

FRIDAY, February 9
8:30 & 10:00 PM  Bassdrumbone
Mark Helias, bass; Gerry Hemingway, drums;  Ray Anderson, trombone
VENUE: Cornelia Street Cafe
ADMISSION: $10 cover plus $15 minimum

SATURDAY, February 10 
8 PM Jim Black Trio plays Greenwich House Music School
Jim Black (percussion), Elias Stemeseder (piano), Thomas Morgan (bass)
Feb. 10: Jim Black Trio
VENUE: Greenwich House Music School
ADMISSION: $20 ($15 for students & seniors)

SATURDAY, February 10
9PM Eugene Chadbourne, Shelley Hirsch, David Watson + Talibam!
VENUE: Wonders Of Nature, 131 Grand Street, Brooklyn

SATURDAY, February 10, SUNDAY, February 11
8:30 PM Sylvie Courvoisier (piano), Kenny Wollesen (drums), Drew Gress (bass), special guest Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) on 2/11
Album Release Concert – D’ AGALA-on Intakt Records
VENUE: The Stone

TUESDAY, February 13
10:30 PM Michael Formanek Quartet
Tony Malaby, saxophone; Kris Davis, piano; Michael Formanek, bass/compositions; Ches Smith, drums
VENUE: Korzo

THURSDAY, February 15
7:30 PM Ecstatic Music Festival: Bang On A Can
People’s Commissioning
Fund Concert
World premieres by George Lewis and Angélica Negrón, plus a new look at “historic” PCF-commissioned pieces by Pamela Z, Annea Lockwood, Lukas Ligeti and Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore
VENUE: Kaufman Music Center

THURSDAY, February 15
8:00 PM Laurie Anderson
VENUE: The Town Hall

THURSDAY, February 15
8:30 PM LES Elegy 3: Oriental Shtetl — Shekhina Big Band
Anthony Coleman (piano), Michael Winograd (clarinet), Steve Dalachinsky (poet), Justin Mullens, Pamela Fleming, Steve Gluzband, Rob Henke (trumpets) Brian Drye, Matt Haviland, Curtis Hasselbring, Reut Regev (trombones), Matt Darriau, Lynn Ligammari, Greg Wall, James Brandon Lewis, Norbert Stachel (saxes) Ches Smith (drums) Mathias Kunzli (percussion) Brian Glassman (bass)
VENUE: The Stone

THURSDAY, February 15
8:30 PM Craig Taborn and Kris Davis: pianos
VENUE: Issue project room

FRIDAY, February 16
8PM  Philip Glass Ensemble: Music with Changing Parts
Program: Philip Glass, Music with Changing Parts
Philip Glass and the Philip Glass Ensemble
Michael Riesman, Conductor
San Francisco Girls Chorus
Valérie Sainte-Agathe, Conductor
Students from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music
VENUE: Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)
ADMISSION: $14.50 – $95

FRIDAY, February 16
John Zorn’s Bagatelles Double Bill
8:30 PM Harris Eisenstadt Trio — Chris DIngman (vibes), Trevor Dunn (bass), Harris Eisenstadt (drums)
and ASMODEUS — Marc Ribot (guitar), Trevor Dunn (bass), Tyshawn Sorey (drums), John Zorn (conductor)
VENUE: The Stone at The New School

SATURDAY, February 17
John Zorn’s Bagatelles Double Bill
8:30 PM Hollenberg – Millevoi Quartet
Matt Hollenberg (guitar), Nick Millevoi (guitar), Johnny DeBlase (bass), Kenny Grohowski (drums)
and ASMODEUS — Marc Ribot (guitar), Trevor Dunn (bass) Tyshawn Sorey (drums), John Zorn (conductor)
VENUE: The Stone at The New School

WEDNESDAY, February 21
7:30 pm Talea Ensemble
Luigi Nono’s “La Lontananza Nostalgica Utopica Futura” (1988-1989) for violin and 8-channel electronics
Karen Kim, violin,
David Adamcyk, live electronics
with a newly commissioned essay by Paul Griffiths
VENUE: The Italian Academy

THURSDAY, February 22
7: 30 PM Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time
Program: O. Messiaen, Quartet for the End of Time (1941)
Joshua Rubin, clarinet,
Geoff Nuttall, violin,
Christopher Costanza, cello,
Sarah Rothenberg, piano
Conceived and Directed by Sarah Rothenberg
Lighting by Jennifer Tipton
VENUE: Baryshnikov Art Center
ADMISSION: Tickets: $25

THURSDAY, February 22
8:00 PM Erik Friedlander
VENUE: Russ And Daughters Cafe

THURSDAY, February 22
8:30 PM John Zorn Improv Night — A Stone Benefit
John Zorn (sax), Joe Morris (guitar), Nels Cline (guitar), Laurie Anderson (violin, electronics), Jeff Ziegler (cello), Mike Nicolas (cello), Sylvie Courvoisier (piano), Laura Ortman (violin), Anthony Coleman (piano) and many special guests
VENUE: The Stone

FRIDAY, February 23
8:30 PM John Zorn Improv Night — A Stone Benefit
John Zorn (sax), Kris Davis (piano), Okkyung Lee (cello), Ches Smith (vibes), Tim Keiper (percussion), Wendy Eisenberg (guitar), Trevor Dunn (bass), Mark Helias (bass), Susie Ibarra (drums) and many special guests
VENUE: The Stone

SATURDAY, February 24
8:30 PM John Zorn Improv Night — A Stone Benefit
John Zorn (sax), Erik Friedlander (cello), Uri Caine (piano), Louie Belogenis (sax), Jim Staley (trombone), Ned Rothenberg (reeds), Jay Campbell (cello), Brian Chase (drums), Billy Martin (percussion) and many special guests
VENUE: The Stone

SUNDAY, February 25
8:30 PM John Zorn Improv Night — A Stone Benefit
John Zorn (sax), Marty Ehrlich (reeds), Maria Grand (sax), Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet), Taylor Levine (guitar), Miles Okazaki (guitar), Zeena Parkins (harp), Sam Kulik (trombone), Will Greene (guitar), Simon Hanes (bass), Aaron Edgcomb (drums) and many special guests
VENUE: The Stone

WEDNESDAY, February 28
7PM PM John Zorn Presents The Stone Commissioning Series: Craig Taborn
VENUE: National Sawdust

Quintavant in New York

THURSDAY, January 11, 2018
7 PM, Spectrum
Admission: $15

~first set~
A leading experimental guitarist from Rio de Janeiro Marcos Campello and New York avant-garde poet Steve Dalachinsky celebrate their LP release.

~second set~
Marcos Campello (guitar), Aaron Novik (reeds), Max Johnson (bass), Dina Maccabee (voice/violin)
Brazilian spirit possession documentary from Híbridos project by Vincent Moon and Priscilla Telmon

Campello’s main project Chinese Cookie Poets is at the center of a new experimental-music scene in Rio de Janeiro, associated with the label Quintavant / QTV and the club Audio Rebel. As music critic Clifford Allen noted, their Danza Cava album is “a wonderful, cherished document of genre-busting brazilian free music.”

Poet Steve Dalachinsky occupies a unique place in the jazz firmament: he writes poetry inspired by jazz, he performs and records with jazz musicians and he has supplied liner notes for numerous artists including multi-intrumentalist Anthony Braxton, drummer Rashied Ali and pianist Matthew Shipp.

American composer, clarinetist and bandleader based in San Francisco. Novik’s album Secrets of Secrets was released on John Zorn’s Tzadik Records as part of the Radical Jewish Culture Series and was hailed by The Jewish Week as “richly textured and eclectic avant-klez” for its use of the 13th century sacred Kabbalah texts of Rabbi Eleazar of Worms.

DINA MACCABEE (voice/violin)
Dina uses experimental, traditional, and improvisational approaches to viola and violin and creative songwriting. She worked with Julia Holter, Carla Bozulich, Vienna Teng, Ramon & Jessica, Beth Custer, and Real Vocal String Quartet and recorded three albums of original music.

Max Johnson is a bassist, composer and bandleader based in New York City. Known for his big sound, eclectic style and prolific output, Johnson has made a name in both the jazz and improvised music world, playing with legendary luminaries Anthony Braxton, John Zorn, Muhal Richard Abrams, among others. “The deep, rattling sound that Max Johnson elicits from an upright bass is more than a calling card” – Nate Chinen, The New York Times.


Poster by Aaron Novik

QUINTAVANT (Portuguese – avant-garde on Thursdays) is a weekly series of Brazilian experimental music in Rio De Janeiro.

Past events

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Captured by the Spirit: Reflections on Trance Experience
7 PM, Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop


Photo by Konstantine Lunarine

Steve Dalachinsky (poetry),  Aaron Novik (clarinet) 
Asmaa Guedira (words), Vincent Moon (films), Konstantine Lunarine (photography)
In cooperation with Ticún Brasil

Saturday, August 6, 2016
Marcos Campello, Okkyung Lee
7:30 PM, Brazilian Endowment for the Arts


Photo by Alex Minkin

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Simon Nabatov and Gerald Cleaver
7 PM, Spectrum

photo © Peter Gannushkin

Saturday, August 3, 2013
Soema Montenegro
10:30 PM, Nublu
Jorge Sottile – drum and bandoneon
Marcos Cifuentes – bass
Edu Herrera – guitar
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. Her music is so sensual and overwhelming, that it sometimes seems perilously close to madness.
Soema is a nerd. A magician. A wise woman. A child. A surrealistic poet. A healer.’ – Vincent Moon.

Sunday, September 9, 2012 
Axel Dörner, Okkyung Lee, Phil Minton, C Spencer Yeh
8 PM, FB Gallery