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  • richardmitnick 12:58 PM on July 31, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From Ecstatic Music Festival: 2019 at Kaufman 

    Ecstatic Music Festival

    Ecstatic Music Festival

    The 2019 edition of Ecstatic Music Festival runs from January 7 to March 21 at NYC’s The Kaufman Center, which annually brings together a diverse array of artists and composers from various genres for unique collaborative performances. This year’s fest includes a performance by Zola Jesus in collaboration with composer William Brittelle and chamber orchestral group Wild Up on January 7; politically-charged free jazz collective Irreversible Entanglements teaming up with pianist/vocalist Amina Claudine Myers and composer/flutist Nicole Mitchell on February 28; the annual Bang on a Can People’s Commissioning Fund Concert on March 6; string quartet ETHEL collaborating with youth ensemble Face the Music, topped with an appearance by Todd Rundgren on March 17; a special performance from Brooklyn Youth Chorus and Wye Oak (who have collaborated in the past) who will premiere a new work by Owen Pallett on March 21; with further artists TBA.

    Tickets for all these shows are on sale now. Passes for the whole festival are also on sale, along with two-show bundles. Many of these shows will be livestreamed from NewSounds.org. You can view the fest’s full schedule and more details about individual performances below.

    2019 ECSTATIC MUSIC FESTIVAL LINEUP/SCHEDULE
    Monday, January 07, 2019
    ZOLA JESUS, WILD UP & WILLIAM BRITTELLE
    A New Sounds Live co-presentation hosted by John Schaefer & streamed live on NewSounds.org
    Zola Jesus brings her unmistakably powerful, Gothic-electronic songwriting into dialogue with William Brittelle’s “silo-bombing music that is at once free-ranging, formally adventurous, unconventionally beautiful, and a joyful thrill to experience (The Nation), in a special collaboration with the “raucous, grungy, irresistibly exuberant” (New York Times) chamber orchestra, wild Up.

    Saturday, February 16, 2019
    ARTIST LINEUP TBA
    Stay tuned for the artist lineup announcement on Sep 4!

    Thursday, February 28, 2019
    IRREVERSIBLE ENTANGLEMENTS, AMINA CLAUDINE MYERS & NICOLE MITCHELL
    From Copenhagen to Brooklyn, the “revolutionary” (Shadowproof.com) free jazz collective Irreversible Entanglements has shared its message of liberation, starting with its first appearance at a Musicians March Against Police Brutality in New York City in early 2015. Comprised of mesmerizing vocalist Camae Ayewa (a.k.a. Moor Mother) – whose searing poetic narrations of Black trauma, survival and power drive each work, alto saxophonist Keir Neuringer, trumpeter Aquiles Navarro, double bassist Luke Stewart and Tcheser Holmes on drums, this quintet will join forces for a unique evening of music-making with two equally powerful artists: Legendary pianist/vocalist/improviser Amina Claudine Myers, a member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) since 1966; and the “furiously inventive” (Los Angeles Times) composer/flutist Nicole Mitchell. A member of the AACM since 1965, her influences are multi-dimensional, across generations and genres. She received a 2011 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, and has been named “the most important jazz flutist of her generation” (Allaboutjazz.com).

    Wednesday, March 06, 2019
    2019 BANG ON A CAN PEOPLE’S COMMISSIONING FUND CONCERT
    A New Sounds Live co-presentation hosted by John Schaefer & streamed live on NewSounds.org
    Bang on a Can’s People’s Commissioning Fund (PCF) is a radical partnership between artists and audiences to commission works from adventurous composers. Founded in 1997, long before crowd-funding became the norm through Kickstarter and the like, Bang on a Can’s PCF has pooled contributions of all sizes from hundreds of friends and fans and since its inception has commissioned over 50 works of music for New York’s electric Bang on a Can All-Stars.

    Sunday, March 17, 2019
    ETHEL & FACE THE MUSIC
    Special guest appearance by Todd Rundgren
    NYC’s “infectiously visceral” (Pitchfork), “vital and brilliant” (New Yorker) string quartet ETHEL teams up with the dynamic youth ensemble Face the Music for an afternoon of invigorating new music. The performance showcases repertoire commissioned for ETHEL and developed during the quartet’s 2018-19 residency with Face the Music at Kaufman Music Center.

    Thursday, March 21, 2019
    BROOKLYN YOUTH CHORUS & WYE OAK
    A New Sounds co-presentation hosted by John Schaefer
    The Brooklyn Youth Chorus presents a live collaboration with the beloved rock duo Wye Oak, plus the premiere of a new work by Owen Pallett plus other collaborators TBA. Acclaimed for their “enormous versatility and polish” (New York Times), the Brooklyn Youth Chorus has been praised for their “perfect intonation” (Classical Voices) and “astonishingly secure performances” (New Yorker).

    View the full article for links to the individual listings.

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    Kaufman Music Center

    Kaufman Music Center is a notable performing arts complex in New York City that houses Lucy Moses School, the Special Music School, and Merkin Concert Hall. Originally known as the Hebrew Arts School, it was founded in 1952 and is currently located on West 67th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. More than 75,000 people use the Center annually.[1]

    Kaufman Music Center was founded by Dr. Tzipora H. Jochsberger in 1952 as a community school for pre-conservatory music training. Located at 129 W. 67th St. on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, today’s Kaufman Music Center is home to Merkin Concert Hall; Lucy Moses School, New York’s largest community arts school; and Special Music School (PS 859), a K-8 public school for musically gifted children.

    First known as the Hebrew Arts School for Music and Dance, the school moved to its permanent home, the Goodman House, on W. 67th St. in 1978. Named after Abraham Goodman, the building was designed by Ashok Bhavnani in the Brutalist style and received the Albert S. Bard Trust Award for excellence in architecture. Merkin Concert Hall opened its doors in 1978, and in 1991 the organization was renamed the Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center in recognition of a major gift by Elaine and Henry Kaufman. At that time the Hebrew Arts School was renamed Lucy Moses School. In 1996, Kaufman Music Center partnered with the New York City Department of Education to open Special Music School/PS 859, a K-8 public school for musically gifted children. Major renovations by architect Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA) in 2007 significantly improved Merkin Concert Hall and the exterior of the building.

    During the early 1980s, the HAS benefited from a large influx of Jewish émigrés leaving the Soviet Union and arriving in New York City. Many music instructors were not allowed to take their credentials with them when they left, and having a difficult time finding equivalent positions in the United States, found a home at the Hebrew Arts School. Their former students came to the HAS to study, and the school made scholarships available for these students.

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

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  • richardmitnick 8:51 AM on July 29, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From New Sounds: “Dispatches From the Bang on a Can Summer Festival 2018: Part 2 

    From New Sounds
    Hand-picked music, genre free. 24/7 radio from New York City.

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    Eve Beglarian Photo credit: Carolyn Yarnell

    7/25/2018
    William Robin

    It isn’t surprising that each day at the Bang on a Can Summer Festival at Mass MoCA thus far has felt like a marathon, given the new-music collective’s reputation for curating concerts of extreme durations.

    MASS MoCA by Jessica Rinaldi-Globe

    But despite the long hours of rehearsals and concerts, John Schaefer and I haven’t felt all that tired. Perhaps it’s because we begin each morning by making a ruckus of uncanny sounds utilizing home-made instruments; or perhaps it’s because the conversations we’ve had with the four aspiring writers that we are coaching this week have been so energizing.

    Yesterday, our intrepid media Fellows attended two concerts, a seminar for composition Fellows led by the three Bang on a Can founding composers, and that aforementioned original instrument workshop guided by guitarist Mark Stewart. They also interviewed a slew of musicians, and somehow managed to fit in writing and discussing the essays you will read below. Maggie Molloy heard in Eve Beglarian’s music a subversive and compelling personality; Stan Tymorek saw the same all-Beglarian concert, but arrived at an entirely different take on the composer’s work. Sarah Lindmark sat down with three effusive flutist Fellows and discovered a bourgeoning friendship, and Lasse Hansen recognized the larger implications of a composer’s musings on instrumentation.

    It’s been just as fascinating to watch these events unfold as it has been to read such diverse takes on what they have meant.

    Eve Beglarian at Bang on a Can
    By Maggie Molloy

    There are 40,320 different ways to make music like a girl. Or at least, that’s how many ways you can perform Eve Beglarian’s piece Play Like a Girl. It’s comprised of eight variations on a Bulgarian women’s folk song that can be played in any combination, simultaneously or successively. The instrumentation is a mix of piano, toy piano, bells, celestas, and other “girly” instruments, according to the composer.

    We were treated to one lively iteration of the piece Tuesday evening during a concert of Beglarian’s works held at MASS MoCA, one of dozens of performances hosted at the museum over the course of Bang on a Can’s annual three-week summer music festival. Around 150 people (including the composer) filled the gallery where the concert took place, standing and sitting in rows on chairs, floors, and window sills along an audacious 146-foot wall mural by Joe Wardwell.

    This particular Beglarian piece featured a combination of faculty and student performers: Vicky Chow and Maire Carroll on piano four-hands, Karl Larson on synthesizer, and Adam Holmes on glockenspiel. The unusual collection of timbres made for a modern take on the distinctively close harmonies of Bulgarian folk music, with a restless stream of piano and glockenspiel melodies circling above a growling synth drone. While the driving rhythms propelled the piece closer to the world of minimalism, the more subtle modal ornaments embodied the emotive folk traditions of Eastern Europe. The title is of course subversive: Beglarian is forcing the audience to think critically about the language we use to describe music created by women.

    Also featured on the program was Beglarian’s heart-wrenching mixed chamber work Waiting for Billy Floyd, based on a short story by Eudora Welty about a vulnerable young woman who is raped at a fishing camp along the Mississippi River while waiting for her lover. Push the Dust, performed by Adam Holmes, featured the surrealist poetry of Henri Michaux spoken amid the meandering melodies of both live and pre-recorded vibraphone. The program, so wide-ranging in style and tone, ended with The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, a groove-driven setting of three proverbs by William Blake.

    From a Long Story to a Short Musical Gem
    Stan Tymorek

    This is a story about different ways of telling a story.

    At Bang On a Can’s Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA on Tuesday, the prominent new music composer Eve Beglarian knew her piece Waiting For Billy Floyd required an introduction. She told the audience at the all-Beglarian recital that it was based on Eudora Welty’s short story At The Landing, about a young woman named Jenny who falls in love for the first time with Billy Floyd. While trying to find this wandering fisherman after he deserts her, she is raped repeatedly.

    Beglarian said she was inspired to write Waiting For Billy Floyd during a boat trip down the Mississippi to Rodney, Miss., where the story is set. She even camped out in Rodney’s town square to make a field recording of local sounds, mostly an unaccompanied chorus of barking dogs.

    Yet even with her own evocative score, five highly accomplished musicians (playing flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion and piano), and the field recording, it would be impossible for any composer to directly translate eighteen pages of Welty’s imagistic, dreamlike prose—which could take well over an hour to read—in a 10-minute piece of music. Instead, Beglarian’s approach is poetic, using the power of her music to focus on the emotional crux of the story, the rape scene.

    Waiting for Billy Floyd progressed from a soft piano and vibraphone duet to a full-blown love song when the rest of the sextet joined in. The violence of the assault was loudly announced when the piano turned dissonant, almost drowning out the other instruments. In a post-concert interview, Beglarian said she bluntly refers to this in rehearsals as “the rape music.” In discussing the piece with other musicians, she said, some have questioned her score for indicating that the piano be played so loudly in triple forte. “They say you can’t hear the other instruments,” she said. “I know that!” The pianist’s violent music rightly dominates the others’ “joyous music,” which, she pointed out, is all we hear at the quiet conclusion. That, and the barking dog, which Beglarian hears as a sign that Billy is coming back to Jenny. “The joyous music fucking wins that piece!” she said, proving her words can be as forceful as her music.

    Flutes of a Feather Flock Together
    Sarah Lindmark

    How often is the phrase “Flute party!” shouted into the summer breeze? Not enough, apparently, according to the three flutists at the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA. Alexis Letourneau, Philip Snyder, and Jennifer Timmins shout the phrase at top volume whenever they run into each other in the seemingly endless halls of the contemporary art museum.

    Although frequent rehearsals can be tough for the festival’s performance Fellows, Jennifer Timmins smiled as she mentioned how much she’s gained from the experience. “We’re not here to learn to be flutists. We’re here to learn to be musicians and citizens of this community,” she said.

    Michael Gordon’s Yo Shakespeare, one of the pieces they’ve had to grapple with together, calls for the three of them to play sets of hand-made pan pipes. According to Jennifer, “the piece is a banger,” but it has a series of intricate rhythms that are hard to master on an instrument that is played so differently than the flutes they’re used to. She added, “it takes more air, and it takes longer for the air to produce a sound.”

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    hand-made pan pipes
    (John Schaefer/ NYPR)

    A sense of true camaraderie shone through as the conversation turned to their fast friendship, and Philip and Alexis laughed about playing orchestral excerpts together before rehearsals. Jennifer spoke to how easy it was “to naturally gravitate towards each other” upon meeting people who “just want to play music but just happen to play the flute.” “There are a lot of stereotypes about flute playing,” she continued, just as Alexis interrupted her to add, “which the three of us all defy.” At any other summer music festival, one might expect these three to viciously compete for top spot or principal chair, but it’s clear that these performance Fellows value community over competition.

    Putting it together: Brooks Frederickson at the Bang on a Can Summer Festival
    by Lasse D. Hansen

    Given the opportunity to work with noted conductor Brad Lubman, composer Brooks Frederickson did not think twice: This was the ensemble he was going to write a new piece for. It was in spring 2018, and the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival asked him to choose one of three different instrumentations for the commission work he was about to write for the festival’s Musician Fellows.

    Giving the unusual instrumentation a second look it struck him: “Oh no! What am I going do with four percussionists and two singers?” Realizing that this configuration of instruments would probably never be accessible again, Frederickson decided to focus his attention on making the most out of this particular event by not worrying about usual concerns for a classical composer, such as whether the music would be suitable for every other hall or playable for every other musician. Instead he joined the Festival Ensemble on stage at the World Premiere Composer Concert this Monday – the only one of the nine Composition Fellows to do so.

    “I didn’t intend to write myself into the piece in the beginning,” Frederickson recalled in an interview at MASS MoCA Wednesday afternoon, “but as I was working on it I started to get really interested in vocoders. It’s an instrument that basically creates a new sound by taking two existing sounds and putting them together, and voices are really good for that.” Using the two singers as source material he wrote himself a vocoder part.

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    Brooks Frederickson (Julie Rooney)

    When he lived in New York, surrounded by highly skilled musicians for eight years, Frederickson didn’t perform much. Now, having just moved to Durham, NC, where there are fewer musicians around, he is getting more involved in the performance of his music.

    “I want to be a participant in my music rather than just write it, send it off, show up at the rehearsal, say ‘It’s good!’ and sit in the audience,” he said. “This piece is a continuation of that feeling. I’m still getting comfortable with being back on stage and I have to relearn how not to be afraid of it or to have stage fright again, and that feels good.”

    Stratus-embedded waves moving against mean flow received its world premiere performance by the 2018 Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival Ensemble and Brooks Frederickson this Monday evening at MASS MoCA.

    See the full article here .

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    NewSounds.org infuses the eclectic spirit of the radio show into a full online and live event experience. Combining the New Sounds radio show, WNYC’s Soundcheck podcast and the adventurous spirit of WQXR’s Q2 Music, NewSounds.org will be a place for discovery, conversation, insights into the creative process, and of course 24/7 music.
    The centerpiece is New Sounds Radio, an online station hosted by New Sounds founder and long-running host John Schaefer, but infused with new, emerging voices including experimental musicians Kelly Moran, Eliza Bagg and Lora-Faye Åshuvud, and tastemakers Gamall Awad and Matt Werth, along with WQXR’s Helga Davis and Terrance McKnight, and composer-guitarist Phil Kline. The station will feature an array of styles and genres – from singer Courtney Barnett to contemporary classical music ensemble Kronos Quartet, from jazz icon Henry Threadgill to the Nordic folk music of Wardruna, from electronic composer and bandleader Anna Meredith to the stunning vocals of Puerto Rico’s Ileana Cabra.
    “With almost everything ever recorded anywhere now available online, where do you start? New Sounds might be the place,” said John Schaefer. “We try to be friendly and jargon free, and gleefully oblivious of genre. Our goal is to find the artists, the songs, and the sounds that you might love – if only you get a chance to hear them. And we believe that algorithms won’t give you the same experience as a set of recommendations from real people. A friendly guide is the best way to discover new music, or music that defies easy categorization; and some of that music just might change your life.”
    “For three decades, New Sounds was one of the last bastions of free form FM programming; completely genre-free and dictated solely by the impeccable and irresistible tastes of its host,” said Alex Ambrose, Senior Producer, New Sounds. “NewSounds.org will usher that sense of discovery and unpredictability into the digital age, drawing on the best of New York’s curatorial and taste-making power.”

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 1:00 PM on April 18, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From New Amsterdam Records: “Thursday, Apr. 19, 7:30pm ModernMedieval and Julianna Barwick” 

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    2018 Ecstatic Music Festival

    presented by Kaufman Music Center at Merkin Concert Hall

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    Thursday, Apr. 19, 7:30pm
    ModernMedieval and Julianna Barwick
    Julianna Barwick


    Modern Medieval

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    Julianna Barwick

    A New Sounds Live co-presentation hosted by John Schaefer & streamed live on NewSounds.org

    Some of the greatest voices in contemporary music come together! Julianna Barwick’s ethereal, powerfully emotive voice paired with celebrated performers of early music ascends into a thrilling and truly ecstatic sonic world. Featuring premieres of new works by Barwick, Caleb Burhans, “New York’s mohawked Mozart” (Time Out New York), and Caroline Shaw, the youngest ever winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music. The three-member super-group ModernMedieval features former Anonymous 4 founder Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek and Roomful of Teeth’s Martha Cluver and Eliza Bagg.

    Curator’s Note from Judd Greenstein
    Julianna Barwick has been one of my favorite composer-performers for years, layering her own voice on top of itself to stunning effect. She was an obvious choice to commission for a collaboration with ModernMedieval, who will help her bring her new work into a new dimension, while also presenting their own dialogue between the contemporary and the medieval. I’m also thrilled to be able to commission Caroline and Caleb, two of the best composers writing for the voice today, to contribute new repertoire for this promising ensemble.

    Click here for more information and tickets to the 2018 Festival and for the complete festival line-up.

    See the full article here .

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    STEM Icon

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    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 9:07 PM on April 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From New Sounds: “Weekly Music Roundup: Balún, Kamasi Washington, & Jenny Hval” 

    New Sounds
    Hand-picked music, genre free. 24/7 radio from New York City.

    John Schaefer

    Week of April 16: This week, new works by Kamasi Washington and Jenny Hval; a new video from Brooklyn-via-San Juan group Balún, and some musical advice on Making America Great Again.

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    I’ve become a fan of the Puerto Rican-born, NY-based composer Angélica Negrón in recent years.

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    Angélica Negrón

    She’s written chamber music and orchestral works that have an element of whimsy and a sense of fun – not things we often associate with “serious” music. (For example, her piece Me He Perdido (I’ve Gotten Lost) used robotic sound-making contraptions along with the American Composers Orchestra, and her recent piece Turistas, written for the Bang On A Can All-Stars, was built on the rhythms of reggaeton, bomba, and other Puerto Rican popular sounds.) Angelica is also one of the three core members of Balún, a band that has just released a new single called El Espanto (The Fright, or The Ghost). It’s mostly a languid, sunny number, but just when you think you have the song pegged – “oh, it’s Caribbean-tinged electro-pop” – it changes, as the saxes add a bit of Downtown skronk and the whole thing ends with a breakbeat-driven excursion into what sounds like IDM (intelligent dance music – the style associated with Aphex Twin or Squarepusher). That’s a lot of ground to cover, but then this band has already covered a lot of geographic ground, as they’ve all left Puerto Rico and taken up residence in Brooklyn.

    Prisma Tropical is due to be released on July 20. Watch for a live Soundcheck podcast around that time, too.

    Now It’s Frank Turner’s Turn To Make America Great Again.

    The folk/rocker Frank Turner is not nearly as well known here in the States as he is back home in Britain. Which is a shame, because he really loves this country, and if more people knew songs like I Am Disappeared, they might love him right back. Turner’s music often responds to social and political situations, and you won’t be surprised to learn that his next album does just that. It will be called Be More Kind, and while the album doesn’t come out until May 4, the single Make America Great Again has just been released, along with a simply wonderful video made by Turner in Austin, TX. From the title, you might be expecting something sardonic, or ironic, but instead you get something as genuine and funny and moving as the people who take part in it. Frank sets up the video himself – then just enjoy a reminder of what made America great to begin with: Americans.

    A Musical Left Turn From Jenny Hval.

    Norwegian singer, songwriter, and soon-to-be novelist Jenny Hval has made her reputation on the back of several albums that take the pop song format and twist, distort, and otherwise disrupt it. She’s become known for her frank and challenging sexual imagery, and her last album, Blood Bitch, made for bracing listening. So her new single comes as a bit of a surprise. Spells is a slice of electro-pop that may have a hint of Pink Floyd in it; its repeated line “you will not be awake for long” could, in almost any other Jenny Hval song, evoke a strong feeling of dread. But here, it might just be an invitation to dream. It’s from the forthcoming EP called The Long Sleep, which is due on May 25.

    Then in October, she reverts to her usual form, if the blurb for her debut novel is any indication: Paradise Rot “presents a heady and hyper-sensual portrayal of sexual awakening and queer desire. A complex, poetic and strange novel about bodies, sexuality and the female gender.” The book will be published on October 2.

    Kamasi Washington Drops Two New Singles

    Sax player and composer Kamasi Washington has achieved a level of visibility that is unusual for a jazz musician these days. Much of that is down to his collaboration with Kendrick Lamar on the rapper’s last two albums, To Pimp A Butterfly and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Damn. But he also received rave reviews for his 3-disc album called, appropriately, The Epic. Washington is part of a lineage of jazz musicians aiming for a cosmic, spiritual sound (see John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, and Sun Ra, for starters), and has been a regular on festival stages, including Coachella in 2016. Now, he’s preparing to release a new album, called Heaven and Earth, and has released two songs, of which Fists of Fury seems to be the A-side, and The Space Traveler’s Lullaby the B-side. The latter track, as the title indicates, might be of a piece with his earlier work – a sprawling, yes, epic example of orchestral/big band jazz, with wordless chorus and strings and long passages that seem to nod at minimalism, film music, and more. But Fists of Fury has a harder edge to it, at least lyrically. The image of helping hands, friendly hands, caressing hands, turning to fists of fury is a poetic response to the persistent racial divide in our country; the music, with its classic Latin rhythmic underpinning, is just as poetic.

    Heaven and Earth comes out on June 22.

    Damien Jurado’s New Song Stirs Up a Quiet Storm.

    Damien Jurado’s new single tempers his usual folk/rock leanings with some quiet R&B. Allocate sees Jurado surrounding his velvety vocals with bowed strings and a slowly unfolding rhythm section of keyboard and percussion. Allocate is a strange title; it’s a word suggesting logical assignments of things, but the song is full of wisps of often melancholy thoughts – “once I was lost and I never came back,” he sings at one point. The song comes from Jurado’s forthcoming album, The Horizon Just Laughed, which comes out on May 4.

    Damien Jurado plays at Brooklyn’s Murmrr Theatre on May 24.

    New Sounds is New York Public Radio’s home for the musically curious. Free your listening from the limits of genre and algorithm.

    See the full article here .

    NewSounds.org infuses the eclectic spirit of the radio show into a full online and live event experience. Combining the New Sounds radio show, WNYC’s Soundcheck podcast and the adventurous spirit of WQXR’s Q2 Music, NewSounds.org will be a place for discovery, conversation, insights into the creative process, and of course 24/7 music.
    The centerpiece is New Sounds Radio, an online station hosted by New Sounds founder and long-running host John Schaefer, but infused with new, emerging voices including experimental musicians Kelly Moran, Eliza Bagg and Lora-Faye Åshuvud, and tastemakers Gamall Awad and Matt Werth, along with WQXR’s Helga Davis and Terrance McKnight, and composer-guitarist Phil Kline. The station will feature an array of styles and genres – from singer Courtney Barnett to contemporary classical music ensemble Kronos Quartet, from jazz icon Henry Threadgill to the Nordic folk music of Wardruna, from electronic composer and bandleader Anna Meredith to the stunning vocals of Puerto Rico’s Ileana Cabra.
    “With almost everything ever recorded anywhere now available online, where do you start? New Sounds might be the place,” said John Schaefer. “We try to be friendly and jargon free, and gleefully oblivious of genre. Our goal is to find the artists, the songs, and the sounds that you might love – if only you get a chance to hear them. And we believe that algorithms won’t give you the same experience as a set of recommendations from real people. A friendly guide is the best way to discover new music, or music that defies easy categorization; and some of that music just might change your life.”
    “For three decades, New Sounds was one of the last bastions of free form FM programming; completely genre-free and dictated solely by the impeccable and irresistible tastes of its host,” said Alex Ambrose, Senior Producer, New Sounds. “NewSounds.org will usher that sense of discovery and unpredictability into the digital age, drawing on the best of New York’s curatorial and taste-making power.”

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    STEM Icon

    Stem Education Coalition

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 9:26 PM on April 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: John Schaefer, , , Weekly Music Roundup: Abraham Brody A$AP Rocky and Sophie   

    From New Sounds: ” Weekly Music Roundup: Abraham Brody, A$AP Rocky, and Sophie” 


    Hand-picked music, genre free. 24/7 radio from New York City.

    4/9/2018
    John Schaefer

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    Week of April 9: This week, new/old music from Lithuania, psychedelia from France, and deep wonderful weirdness from wherever Sophie is from.

    PREMIERE: Ancient Lithuanian Folk Meets Modern Production, From Abraham Brody


    Although he’s American-born, violinist, vocalist and composer Abraham Brody has been living and working Lithuania for several years, immersing himself in the ancient folk song traditions of that Baltic republic. When he performed for us in the studio last Fall, he used a looping station to layer both his voice and his fiddle, but the overall sound remained an organic, acoustic one. Now, he’s employing a more contemporary approach in this video, for his arrangement of the song “Plauke Pylele” (“The Swimming Duck”). He writes that Lithuanian folk tales “often portray the woman as weak, or as the ‘prize’ of the valiant man.

    Here the roles are reversed, the man vainly searches for the woman, a kind of other-worldly being, who through struggle gains her freedom and leaves him behind in the desolate landscape.” The song is Lithuanian, but the setting is Icelandic, and the sounds owe something to the repeating structures of the so-called Minimalists like Terry Riley and Philip Glass, as well as the electronic music scene. Layered violins, ominous piano chords, and rustling percussion support Brody’s wistful singing and the video’s ambiguous imagery.

    Abraham Brody performs at on Thursday, April 12.

    National Sawdust

    Beach House Release Third Single from Next Record

    The Maryland duo known as Beach House has been teasing us all year with little glimpses of their keenly anticipated seventh album, to be called 7. They’ve just released the third single from the album, a shoegaze-style song called “Dark Spring.” Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally’s vocals are woven into a harmonically simple but texturally dense web of keyboards and atmospheric guitars – there are words, but the mood is entirely created by the song’s dark, dreamy landscape. That landscape is echoed in the track’s video, shot in high-contrast black and white, which goes from startling to sensual.

    Beach House plays United Palace Theater in NY on August 22, and a sold out show at Brooklyn’s Kings Theater on August 23. The album 7 comes out on May 11.

    Sophie’s New Song Is Weird Or Wonderful – Or Both

    How you feel about producer/singer Sophie’s music will depend on how much you like mainstream electronic dance music – and how much you like to see it put through a blender. Sophie made her name as a producer for starlets like Charlie XCX, but she has been dropping singles recently that deal with commercialism and identity. The latter is an especially key topic for this Scottish-born, LA-based musician, who shrouded her own identity in mystery for several years and only with her recent video for the song It’s Okay To Cry presented herself (whether as a transgender woman or as a gender non-conforming person is still deliberately unclear, but the press release revealed her preferred gender pronouns: she/her). Now she’s dropped a new single called Faceshopping, which reminds me of a Billboard interview she once did where she was asked what genre her music was; her answer was advertising This track takes a delightfully dim view of advertising, especially as it preys on people’s worries about their appearance, and it also subverts every trope you might expect to hear in an electronic pop song. The video is deeply weird and unsettling, at least to me – I suspect some people will simply find it weird. But Sophie pulls no punches in getting her message across and isn’t afraid to provoke extreme reactions at either end.

    A Short, Strange Trip From Melody’s Echo Chamber

    Melody’s Echo Chamber is the work of the French singer and songwriter Melody Prochet, and it is obvious from her work that 60’s-style psychedelia is alive and well. Working with members of the veteran Swedish prog rock band Dungen, she is preparing to release her second album, Bon Voyage, on June 15. But the first track has just come out, and it’s a doozy. Breathe In, Breathe Out is a trippy number that features Prochet’s whispery vocals and several abrupt changes of sound. The singing here is in English, although other tracks on the album will be in Swedish or French; and the animated video for the song takes us beyond this world entirely.

    A$AP Rocky’s Latest Will Sound Familiar To Moby Fans

    NY rapper A$AP Rocky has just released a song called Forever which will immediately have Moby fans saying “hey, that’s ‘Porcelain only sped up!” Indeed it is, and it serves Lord Flacko’s purposes well (that’s the nickname – the other nickname – that he gave himself, hence the jacket he’s wearing in the video), leaving plenty of room for his boasts about fame and the trappings that come with it. But he also pauses to shout out to Frank Ocean and the late A$AP Yams; and about halfway through, the song turns thoughtful – meaning he raps over essentially an unadulterated recording of Moby’s biggest hit. Watch the video and see if you can pick out Moby himself (hint – if you haven’t seen him by the time you hear him sing, you’ve missed it).

    See the full article here.

    NewSounds.org infuses the eclectic spirit of the radio show into a full online and live event experience. Combining the New Sounds radio show, WNYC’s Soundcheck podcast and the adventurous spirit of WQXR’s Q2 Music, NewSounds.org will be a place for discovery, conversation, insights into the creative process, and of course 24/7 music.
    The centerpiece is New Sounds Radio, an online station hosted by New Sounds founder and long-running host John Schaefer, but infused with new, emerging voices including experimental musicians Kelly Moran, Eliza Bagg and Lora-Faye Åshuvud, and tastemakers Gamall Awad and Matt Werth, along with WQXR’s Helga Davis and Terrance McKnight, and composer-guitarist Phil Kline. The station will feature an array of styles and genres – from singer Courtney Barnett to contemporary classical music ensemble Kronos Quartet, from jazz icon Henry Threadgill to the Nordic folk music of Wardruna, from electronic composer and bandleader Anna Meredith to the stunning vocals of Puerto Rico’s Ileana Cabra.
    “With almost everything ever recorded anywhere now available online, where do you start? New Sounds might be the place,” said John Schaefer. “We try to be friendly and jargon free, and gleefully oblivious of genre. Our goal is to find the artists, the songs, and the sounds that you might love – if only you get a chance to hear them. And we believe that algorithms won’t give you the same experience as a set of recommendations from real people. A friendly guide is the best way to discover new music, or music that defies easy categorization; and some of that music just might change your life.”
    “For three decades, New Sounds was one of the last bastions of free form FM programming; completely genre-free and dictated solely by the impeccable and irresistible tastes of its host,” said Alex Ambrose, Senior Producer, New Sounds. “NewSounds.org will usher that sense of discovery and unpredictability into the digital age, drawing on the best of New York’s curatorial and taste-making power.”

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

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    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 12:44 PM on April 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 20th Anniversary Celebration, , John Schaefer   

    From ETHEL: 20th Anniversary Celebration 


    ETHEL

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    ETHEL

    ETHEL is: Ralph Farris (viola), Kip Jones (violin), Dorothy Lawson (cello) and Corin Lee (violin).

    ETHEL was established in New York City in 1998, quickly earning a reputation as one of America’s most adventurous string quartets—heirs to the likes of the Kronos Quartet and Soldier String Quartet, and part of a generation of young artists blending uptown, conservatory musicianship with downtown genre-crossing—by playing with the intensity and accoutrements of a rock band. The New York Times has described them as “indefatigable and eclectic,” and The New Yorker has deemed them “vital and brilliant.” Nearly two decades into their singular career, ETHEL has in turn become seminal in its own right, a path-breaker for countless new genre-spanning ensembles, and a prolific commissioner of new music.

    At the heart of ETHEL is a collaborative ethos—a quest for a common creative expression that is forged in the celebration of community. The quartet creates and tours rich, often multimedia, productions including the evening-length ETHEL’s Documerica, inspired by the tens of thousands of images shot as part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s decadelong Project Documerica, launched in 1971; The River, a collaboration with Taos Pueblo flutist Robert Mirabal (album released June 2016); the introspective Grace, featuring ETHEL’s arrangements of music by Ennio Morricone and Jeff Buckley; and Blue Dress, which pays homage to women making their musical mark on the 21st century.

    ETHEL has collaborated with artists including David Byrne, Bang on a Can All Stars, Kaki King, Todd Rundgren, Joe Jackson, Ursula Oppens, Juana Molina, Tom Verlaine, STEW, Andrew Bird, Thomas Dolby, Jeff Peterson, Laurence Hobgood, Jake Shimabukuro and Vijay Iyer.

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

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    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 11:31 PM on March 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , John Schaefer, , , Sprig   

    From New Sounds: “#4097: With Guitarst/Composer Gyan Riley: ‘Sprig'” 

    New Sounds
    Hand-picked music, genre free. 24/7 radio from New York City.

    3/28/2018
    John Schaefer

    Guitarist and composer Gyan Riley performs and presents music from his latest record Sprig, ostensibly a guitar record, but also a piece of art intended to raise awareness about deforestation and help fund reforestation. Through the conservation non-profit American Forests, Gyan himself will plant one tree per physical copy of the album sold.

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    Gyan Riley

    Recorded in-residence at Lou Harrison House in Joshua Tree, CA, Sprig is dedicated to Gyan’s mother, Ann. For this New Sounds, hear guitar music as played by Gyan, Sprig, the title track inspired by kora music, the melodic and meditative Glimpse, and Flutterbug which might have a bit of picking in common with Asturias (Leyenda) by Isaac Albeniz.

    Plus, hear kora music adapted for guitar by South African guitar wizard Derek Gripper, night music for kora and cello by Ballake Sissoko and Vincent Segal, and works by guitarist and instrument-builder Kaki King.

    PROGRAM #4097 with Gyan Riley, live (First Aired: 3/28/2018)

    ARTIST: Eviyan (Iva Bittová, Gyan Riley, Evan Ziporyn)
    WORK: Evan Ziporyn: Pygmyesque [4:50]
    RECORDING: Nayive
    SOURCE: Animal Music / Supraphon ANI 0482
    INFO: Available at Amazon & iTunes.

    ARTIST: Gyan Riley
    WORK: Sprig [3:51]
    RECORDING: Live, 3/27/2018
    SOURCE: This performance not commercially available.
    INFO: gyanriley.bandcamp.com

    ARTIST: Gyan Riley
    WORK: Her Inner Smile [4:18]
    RECORDING: Sprig
    SOURCE: National Sawdust
    INFO: gyanriley.bandcamp.com

    ARTIST: John Schneider
    WORK: Lou Harrison: Serenado por gitaro, from Suite For National Steel Guitar [1:50]
    RECORDING: Por Gitaro: Suites for Tuned Guitars
    SOURCE: Mode Records 195
    INFO: http://www.moderecords.com/catalog/195harrison.html

    ARTIST: Gyan Riley
    WORK: Glimpse [2:52]
    RECORDING: Live, 3/27/2018
    SOURCE: This performance not commercially available.
    INFO: gyanriley.bandcamp.com

    ARTIST: Gyan Riley
    WORK: Flutterbug [2:21]
    RECORDING: Live, 3/27/2018
    SOURCE: This performance not commercially available.
    INFO: gyanriley.bandcamp.com

    ARTIST: Derek Gripper
    WORK: Toumani Diabate: Konkoba (Earth) [4:42]
    RECORDING: One Night on Earth Music from the strings of Mali
    SOURCE: New Cape Records NC11
    INFO: newcape.bandcamp.com

    ARTIST: Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal
    WORK: Niandou [6:34]
    RECORDING: Musique de Nuit
    SOURCE: Six Degrees Records
    INFO: sixdegreesrecords.com

    ARTIST: Kaki King
    WORK: Marche Slav [3:03]
    RECORDING: Glow
    SOURCE: Velour Music
    INFO: kakiking.bandcamp.com

    ARTIST: Kaki King
    WORK: We Did Not Make The Instrument, The Instrument Made Us [5:06]
    RECORDING: The Neck is a Bridge to the Body
    SOURCE: Velour Music
    INFO: kakiking.bandcamp.com

    See the full article here .
    Visit this link and click the pink triangle to hear the program

    NewSounds.org infuses the eclectic spirit of the radio show into a full online and live event experience. Combining the New Sounds radio show, WNYC’s Soundcheck podcast and the adventurous spirit of WQXR’s Q2 Music, NewSounds.org will be a place for discovery, conversation, insights into the creative process, and of course 24/7 music.
    The centerpiece is New Sounds Radio, an online station hosted by New Sounds founder and long-running host John Schaefer, but infused with new, emerging voices including experimental musicians Kelly Moran, Eliza Bagg and Lora-Faye Åshuvud, and tastemakers Gamall Awad and Matt Werth, along with WQXR’s Helga Davis and Terrance McKnight, and composer-guitarist Phil Kline. The station will feature an array of styles and genres – from singer Courtney Barnett to contemporary classical music ensemble Kronos Quartet, from jazz icon Henry Threadgill to the Nordic folk music of Wardruna, from electronic composer and bandleader Anna Meredith to the stunning vocals of Puerto Rico’s Ileana Cabra.
    “With almost everything ever recorded anywhere now available online, where do you start? New Sounds might be the place,” said John Schaefer. “We try to be friendly and jargon free, and gleefully oblivious of genre. Our goal is to find the artists, the songs, and the sounds that you might love – if only you get a chance to hear them. And we believe that algorithms won’t give you the same experience as a set of recommendations from real people. A friendly guide is the best way to discover new music, or music that defies easy categorization; and some of that music just might change your life.”
    “For three decades, New Sounds was one of the last bastions of free form FM programming; completely genre-free and dictated solely by the impeccable and irresistible tastes of its host,” said Alex Ambrose, Senior Producer, New Sounds. “NewSounds.org will usher that sense of discovery and unpredictability into the digital age, drawing on the best of New York’s curatorial and taste-making power.”

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    STEM Icon

    Stem Education Coalition

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 5:30 PM on March 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , John Schaefer, , , , , , ,   

    From ECM: “Alexander Knaifel – Lukomoriye” 

    New from ECM

    ECM might just be the finest recording company in the world.

    Alexander Knaifel – Lukomoriye

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    The fourth New Series album from Russian composer Alexander Knaifel may be his most wide-ranging to date. Luminously quiet, and quietly magical.
    Pre-order your copy of “Lukomoriye” here: https://ecm.lnk.to/MmTtL

    See the full article here .


    For new music by living composers

    John Schaefer

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio

    For great Jazz

    WPRB

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00AM-2:00PM featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Fridays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

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  • richardmitnick 4:23 PM on March 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Collection: improvisation, Genre: Jazz, Graham Haynes, , , , Jennifer Choi, John Schaefer, , , , Night Wave, , , , , , Yuko Fujiyama   

    From Innova: “OUT NOW! Night Wave: Pianist/composer/improviser Yuko Fujiyama with Susie Ibarra , Jennifer Choi, and Graham Haynes” 

    Innova is the home for New Music in America

    Innova is the recording arm of American Composers Forum, St Paul Mn.

    http://www.innova.mu/
    http://composersforum.org/

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    Yuko Fujiyama
    Night Wave
    Yuko Fujiyama: Woven Colors
    Description:
    That moment on a sidewalk
    Composers:
    Yuko Fujiyama
    Performers:
    Jennifer Choi
    Susie Ibarra
    Graham Haynes
    Yuko Fujiyama

    Catalog Number: #995
    Genre: Jazz
    Collection: improvisation

    Release Date:
    Mar 23, 2018

    1.Woven Colors 03:18
    2.Up Tempo 09:37
    3.Romance 01:49
    4.Clash 00:59
    5.Premonition 03:09
    6.Indignation 03:01
    7.Fireworks 01:17
    8.Beyond the Sound 06:41
    9.Waltz of the Shadows 01:11
    10.Autumn Whispers 02:53
    11.Floating on a Breeze 02:19
    12.Leap 01:59
    13.Starlight 01:14
    14.Night Wave 07:57
    15.Tale of the Old Tree 02:55

    See the full article here .

    For new music by living composers

    John Schaefer

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio

    For great Jazz


    WPRB

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00AM-2:00PM featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Fridays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00PM


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

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  • richardmitnick 4:01 PM on March 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Irish Arts Center presents Martin Hayes: In Residence April 25-29, , , , John Schaefer, , , , , , ,   

    From JAZZCORNER: “Irish Arts Center presents Martin Hayes: In Residence, April 25-29” 

    JAZZCORNER

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    MARTIN HAYES RETURNS TO IRISH ARTS CENTER FOR A WEEKLONG RESIDENCY WITH A RANGE OF SPECIAL GUESTS, APRIL 25-29

    Martin Hayes: In Residence Includes

    Performance alongside frequent collaborator Dennis Cahill as part of IAC’s triple-bill Gala Concert Event (April 25)

    Conversation with Randy Cohen and Howard Wolfson as part of a live taping of Cohen’s Person Place Thing podcast (April 26)

    Three nights of collaborative concerts with Tríona Marshall and Nic Gareiss (April 27), Marla Fibish (April 28), and Kevin Crawford (April 29)
    Irish Arts Center (IAC), the arts and cultural center dedicated to projecting a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, is proud to welcome back fiddle player Martin Hayes, “one of Ireland’s great musical exports” (WNYC), for a week-long residency, April 25-29, to take place in and out of their current home on 51st Street. Each of these five evenings, many of which are curated by Hayes himself, will feature special guests from within and beyond the world of Irish traditional music, breaking barriers and taking audiences on an unforgettable artistic journey.

    When Martin was last in residence at IAC in the fall of 2016, alongside his longtime collaborator, guitarist Dennis Cahill, it prompted the Village Voice to write, “It’s a big deal when the violinist and guitarist make their semi-annual New York stops.” Wednesday, April 25 should prove to be no exception, when Martin is joined Cahill as part of IAC’s extraordinary triple-bill Gala Concert Event at Symphony Space. Jon Pareles of The New York Times has said of the legendary pair, “In their long collaboration, [Martin and Dennis] have found intriguing possibilities within the traditional Irish repertory – glimmers of jazz, Minimalism and chamber music – without diluting the traditional spirit.” The evening also features Camille O’Sullivan and Declan O’Rourke, with special guests including Gabriel Byrne and Paul Muldoon.

    On Thursday, April 26 at Irish Arts Center, audiences can hear Martin and former Bloomberg Deputy Mayor and renowned national political strategist Howard Wolfson speak about their passions in a live taping of humorist and four-time Emmy Award-winner Randy Cohen’s podcast Person Place Thing. The beloved podcast is based on the idea that people are particularly engaging when they speak not directly about themselves, but about something they care about. For each episode, guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them. Past guests have included Paul Shaffer, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Maya Lin, Laurie Anderson, Andy Borowitz, A.O. Scott, Jonathan Safran Foer, and Julianne Moore.

    The residency continues with three evening concerts featuring Martin performing alongside special guests, each brilliantly curated by the artist in residence himself. Friday, April 27 sees Martin joined by Tríona Marshall, former principal harpist with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra; as well as Nic Gareiss, percussive dancer and current member of This is How we Fly. On Saturday, April 28 Martin is joined by Marla Fibish, mandolin player and member of the duo Noctambule. And to close out the residency on Sunday, April 29, Martin is joined by Kevin Crawford, flute player and former front man of Lúnasa, who has toured with Martin and John Doyle as The Teetotalers.

    Martin Hayes: In Residence is made possible in part through the generosity of Bloomberg Philanthropies and Howard Wolfson and Terri McCullough.

    Martin Hayes: In Residence

    Gala Concert: Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill, Camille O’Sullivan, and Declan O’Rourke
    Wednesday, April 25 at 7:45pm
    Symphony Space
    Tickets: $75+

    Martin Hayes is joined by his longtime collaborator Dennis Cahill as part of an extraordinary triple-bill Gala Concert Event also featuring Camille O’Sullivan and Declan O’Rourke, with special guests including Gabriel Byrne and Paul Muldoon.

    Person Place Thing
    Thursday, April 26 at 7:30pm
    Irish Arts Center
    Tickets: Free

    Martin Hayes joins four-time Emmy award-winner Randy Cohen and former Bloomberg Deputy Mayor and renowned national political strategist Howard Wolfson for a live taping of Cohen’s podcast Person Place Thing.

    Martin Hayes with Tríona Marshall and Nic Gareiss
    Friday, April 27 at 8pm
    Irish Arts Center
    Tickets: $52

    Martin Hayes in concert with Tríona Marshall, former principal harpist with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and previous member of the Chieftains; as well as Nic Gareiss, percussive dancer and current member of This is How We Fly.

    Martin Hayes with Marla Fibish
    Saturday, April 28 at 8pm
    Irish Arts Center
    Tickets: $52

    Martin Hayes in concert with Marla Fibish, mandolin player and member of the duo Noctambule.

    Martin Hayes with Kevin Crawford
    Sunday, April 29 at 8pm
    Irish Arts Center
    Tickets: $52

    Martin Hayes in concert with flute player Kevin Crawford, former frontman of Lúnasa, and former touring partner of Hayes and John Doyle as The Teetotalers.

    About Irish Arts Center

    Irish Arts Center, founded in 1972 and based in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City, is a national and international home for artists and audiences of all backgrounds who share a passion for the evolving arts and culture of contemporary Ireland and Irish America. We present, develop, promote, tour, and distribute work from established and emerging artists and cultural practitioners, providing audiences with emotionally and intellectually transporting experiences-the results of innovation, collaboration, and the authentic celebration of our common humanity.

    Steeped in grassroots traditions, with a commitment to inclusion that dates back to our founding, we provide education programs and access to the arts for people of all ages and ethnic, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds, and an international home for the Irish community to come together and engage with a dynamic global diaspora.

    This year, we will break ground on a landmark new permanent home, including a state of the art contemporary, flexible performance and arts space for the presentation and development of work across a range of disciplines; a second, intimate performance space-the renovated historic Irish Arts Center theatre-optimized for the most intimate live music and conversation, recordings, master classes and special events; classrooms and studio spaces for community education programs in Irish music, dance, language, history, and the humanities; technology to stream and distribute the Irish Arts Center experience on the digital platform; a spacious and vibrant avenue-facing café lobby that will be a hospitable hub for conversation and interaction between artists and audiences; and a beautiful new courtyard entrance on 51st Street where the historic Irish Arts Center building and the new facility meet.

    More Information: http://irishartscenter.org/event/martin-hayes-in-residence

    See the full article here .

    For new music by living composers

    John Schaefer


    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio

    For great Jazz

    WPRB

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00Am-2:00PM featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Fridays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00PM


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    STEM Icon

    Stem Education Coalition

    JazzCorner.com is the largest portal for the official websites of hundreds of jazz musicians and organizations. New features on JazzCorner include the jazz video share where you can upload and share jazz and blues videos, JazzCorner Jukebox, surf the net with Jazz always on, submit your latest jazz news, and check out what’s hot at JazzCorner’s Speakeasy, the busiest bulletin board for jazz. Be the first to know where Jazz artists are performing in our gigs section, and be sure to listen to our podcasts with established and up and coming jazz musicians in our Innerviews section.

     
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