John Luther Adams Locrian Chamber Players’s mission is clear: they play the very newest contemporary classical fare: selections must have been written in the last decade to be programmed. This time out, the focus is on the music of John Luther Adams, including his setting of the late Alaskan poet John Haines’s “Cosmic Dust,” performed by the group’s regular vocalist,Continue reading “Friday: Locrian Plays JLA”
The extraordinary jazz guitarist John Abercrombie, has died at the age of 72. A player equally comfortable in acoustic and electric settings and in the roles of leader and accompanist, Abercrombie played in a variety of styles, encompassing free jazz, fusion, and standards. He was a consummately versatile, tasteful, and imaginative musician. A large body ofContinue reading “RIP John Abercrombie (1944-2017”
Video of the Telegraph Quartet in a fantastic performance of one of my favorite pieces by Anton Webern. LCD Soundsystem just couldn’t stay broken up… The National’s new album, Sleep Well Beast, is out September 8th. Carson Cooman has another volume of organ works out now on Divine Art. Man Forever’s Play What They Want is out now on Thrill Jockey. Last weekendContinue reading “August 22: Noteworthy Music on YouTube”
This year’s Festival of Contemporary Music at Tanglewood (in Lenox, Massachusetts) was curated by three youngish stars of the new music community: pianist Jacob Greenberg (ICE), cellist Kathryn Bates (Del Sol Quartet), and violist Nadia Sirota (Q2, ACME). Each planned a chamber music concert, consisting of commissioned new works and contemporary repertory selections. The curatorsContinue reading “Tanglewood FCM 2017 Highlights (Pt. 1)”
Elliot Root’s debut album Conjure is out August 25th via E.R./Thirty Tigers. Check out a YouTube audio stream of the lead off single “Stay,” and mark your calendar for one of the tour dates, below. ELLIOT ROOT on TOUR * with Rainbow Kitten Surprise August 11 Boulder, CO Non-Comm Radio Summit August 25 Clinton, MSContinue reading “Elliot Root – “Stay” (YouTube audio)”
Today (Friday August 4, 2017), Bandcamp supports Trans rights with 100% of their proceed to the Transgender Law Center. There is a list of participating labels on their homepage, or you can just dig out your BC wishlist and get to shopping!
The Dream Syndicate. Photo: Chris Sikich. How Did I Find Myself Here?, The Dream Syndicate’s first LP since 1988 will be released via Anti on September 8th. THE DREAM SYNDICATE – 2017 TOURING SCHEDULE: Sept 29 Portland, OR – Star Theater Sept 30 Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern Oct 14 Oslo – Rockefeller Oct 15Continue reading “The Dream Syndicate: “Glide””