On Sun of Goldfinger, his latest recording for ECM Records, saxophonist Tim Berne partners with guitarist David Torn and percussionist Ches Smith. The outing incorporates the avant-jazz palette usually adopted by Berne and Smith along with amplified sonics and effects incorporated by Torn. There are three long-form pieces on Sun of Goldfinger. “Eye Meddle” buildsContinue reading “10/13: Tonight at Nublu – Sun of Goldfinger”
New tour date for Righteous Girls, this one back in NYC. Wednesday, August 26, 2015 – 8PM RighteousGIRLS Double Bill with JP Jofre @ Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 185 Orchard Street, New York, NY Tickets: $10.00/$12.00 Buy Now
Composer Margaret Brouwer’s Blue Streak Ensemble visits New York on Sunday and Monday with a free concert in Brooklyn and a modestly priced one in Manhattan. Good new music ensembles have a programming ethos. Brouwer’s curation is decidedly eclectic encompassing, on one end of the spectrum, some of the more intricate lieder by Johannes Brahms and,Continue reading “Blue Streak Ensemble Visits New York”
On Thursday, June 25th at 7:00 PM, violinist Sarah Plum plays a concert at Spectrum (121 Ludlow Street, NYC). Tickets are $15 ($10 for students and seniors) and are available at the door. Plum, a new music specialist, has two CDs coming out on July 14th, both on the Blue Griffin imprint. On the first,Continue reading “Thursday: Sarah Plum at Spectrum”
Locrian Chamber Players concert will give a concert next Thursday (May 29) at 8PM in Riverside Church, 10th floor performance space. The concert is free. . The program: George Crumb–“Sun and Shadow,” for mezzo-soprano and amplified piano Harrison Birtwistle–“Lied,” for cello and piano Nils Vigeland–“Capriccio,” for flute, glockenspiel, cello and harpsichord (world premiere) Justin Merritt–“AContinue reading “5/29 – Locrian Chamber Players Concert”
League/ISCM presents: loadbang “Alphabetical Ashbery” Saturday, May 10, 2014, 7:30 PMDiMenna Center for Classical Music – Mary Flagler Cary Hall Charles Wuorinen – Alphabetical Ashbery (NYC Premiere) Rob Deemer – New Work (World Premiere) Ryan Francis – New Work (World Premiere) Alexandre Lunsqui – Guttural I, II, and III (2010) Christian Carey – Prayer (2011) Evan Johnson – my pouert and goyngContinue reading “Saturday: loadbang in NYC”
Cheering for the “home team.” My friends in C4, the composer-conductor choral ensemble, give concerts on next Thursday and Saturday.
Hear Erika Dohi play ‘Solo for Piano’ tonight at 10 PM at Cornelia Street Cafe.
Monday at the DiMenna Center, New York New Music Ensemble presents a program of works by Lukas Foss (1922-2009). Lukas (with whom I studied in the 90s when I was at BU) was a man of many musical talents with a near-omnivorous interest in a host of musical styles. Rather than try to present aContinue reading “Monday: NYNME Features Foss”
On Saturday, October 19th at 8 PM, Singer-songwriter Dar Williams will perform at New York City’s Symphony Space. The concert is part of a tour in support of Williams’s latest studio album, In The Time Of Gods (2012, Razor & Tie). The album presents ten tales from Greek mythology which are repurposed by Williams to address contemporary issues. Like much ofContinue reading “10/19: Dar Williams at Symphony Space”