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  • richardmitnick 9:57 PM on April 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Dan Buskirk "Spinning Jazz", Jerry Gordon's Serenade to a Cookoo, Pledge Drive, Sunday Jazz with Jeannie Becker, Will Constantine "Blues Bop and Beyond" and "Montumbo Mambo e' Mas", WPRB   

    From WPRB: “WPRB 2018 Membership Drive” 

    WPRB 103.3FM or http://www.wprb.com

    Jerry Gordon’s Serenade to a Cookoo

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    WPRB 2018 Membership Drive

    The WPRB Spring Membership Drive begins on Wednesday, April 25th at 5am and runs through Friday May 4th at 7pm. Tune in to hear about our new Sustaining Membership premium levels and help keep community-supported, independent radio alive! For more information, call 609-258-6829 or email music@wprb.com.

    I support:
    “Classical Discoveries” with Marvin Rosen
    Dan Buskirk “Spinning Jazz”
    Jerry Gordon’s “Serenade to a Cookoo”
    “Sunday Jazz” with Jeannie Becker
    Will Constantine “Blues Bop and Beyond” and “Montumbo Mambo e’ Mas”

    Check the schedule and pick out your favorites to support with your dollars.

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    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
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  • richardmitnick 4:14 PM on April 6, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Spring Schedule, WPRB   

    From WPRB: Spring Schedule 

    WPRB 103.3FM or wprb.com

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    Our very own DJ Dewey (of SHH, No Talking with DJ DEWEY) made this BEAUTIMOUS graphic for our spring schedule! find your favorite shows.

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    For great Jazz

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    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
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  • richardmitnick 9:51 AM on April 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From Marvin Rosen at WPRB: “Alan Hovhaness” 

    WPRB 103.3FM or wprb.com

    Marvin Rosen presents the music of his friend Alan Hovhaness.

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    Alan Hovhaness


    From Alan Hovhaness

    For all those that just love the music of American composer of Armenian and Scottish descent – Alan Hovhaness. Often overlooked by many for a style that went against the grain of atonality and serialism, he created a sound world of such wonderful mysticism that he deserves to be recognized.

    Some Hovhaness quotes:

    Composer, publisher and performer unite in beautiful cooperation for altruism of a better civilization. The composer, as in old China, joins heaven and earth with threads of sounds, the publisher promptly prints the music, the performer promptly plays the music and the world promptly receives the benediction.

    To me, atonality is against nature. There is a centre to everything that exists. The planets have the sun, the moon [has] the earth. The reason I like Oriental music is because everything has a firm centre. All music with a centre is tonal. Music without a centre is fine for a minute or two, but it soon sounds all the same.

    Things which are complicated tend to disappear and get lost. Simplicity is difficult, not easy. Beauty is simple. All unnecessary elements are removed – only essence remains.

    To me the hundreds of scales and ragas possible in Eastern musical systems afford both disciplines and stimuli for a great expansion of new melodic creations. I am more interested in creating fresh, spontaneous, singing melodic lines than in the factory-made tonal patterns of industrial civilization or the splotches and spots of sound hurled at random on a canvas of imaginary silence. I am bored with mechanically constructed music and I am also bored with the mechanical revolution against such music. I have found no joy in either and have found freedom only within the sublime disciplines of the East.

    Part of my music is easy to listen to, in a certain respect. One must penetrate beneath the surface of a certain kind of beauty – one must listen to it with a certain concentration and listen to it many times before it reveals all that you have to say. However, I feel there has been enough music written which is purely for just shock value. [Although] the element of shock is important, I wish to create something different. I wish to create something for the unconscious mind, not for the conscious mind.

    See the full article here .

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    For new music by living composers

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    93.9FM
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    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

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    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
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    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

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    For great Jazz

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    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
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  • richardmitnick 4:23 PM on March 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Collection: improvisation, Genre: Jazz, Graham Haynes, , , , Jennifer Choi, , , , , Night Wave, , Susie Ibarra, , WPRB, , 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.

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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

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    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


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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, , , , , , , , , , WPRB,   

    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

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    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
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    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.

     
  • richardmitnick 3:42 PM on March 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: A Dance That Empties, , , Gerald Cleaver-Drums, , , , , , , , Subtle Degrees, Travis Laplante - tenor saxophone, , WPRB,   

    From New Amsterdam Records: “A Dance That Empties” 

    New Amsterdam Records is at the heart of the New Music environment

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    A Dance That Empties
    Subtle Degrees

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    A Dance That Empties is Travis Laplante’s latest album-length composition, written for Subtle Degrees, a new two-musician ensemble consisting of Laplante (tenor saxophone) and Gerald Cleaver (drums).

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    Gerald Cleaver

    The duo’s uncategorizable sound evokes everything from contemporary classical music, avant garde jazz, minimalism, technical metal, and sacred world music. Laplante is also the founder/composer of saxophone quartet Battle Trance and the ensemble Little Women.

    A Dance That Empties is an extremely demanding composition that pushes the players to the limit both technically and physically, while the raw, vulnerable instrumentation makes for an intimately emotional experience for both performers and listeners.

    A Dance That Empties is the culmination of a very long musical relationship. In 2001, when he was only 18 years old, Laplante played a concert at New York’s Knitting Factory, then a pre-eminent mecca for adventurous music of all kinds. Cleaver was in the audience, and came up to Laplante afterwards, handed him his phone number and said they should play together sometime. They soon did, “and I felt a very intimate and spiritual connection with Gerald that feels more alive than ever today,” Laplante says. “I’ve learned a tremendous amount from Gerald and have long considered him one of my favorite living… more

    credits
    released February 23, 2018

    Composed by Travis Laplante
    Drum arrangements by Gerald Cleaver

    Travis Laplante – tenor saxophone
    Gerald Cleaver – drums

    Recorded on April 20th, 2017 at Guilford Sound Recording Studio
    Guilford, VT

    Recording Engineer, Dave Snyder
    Assistant Engineer: Matt Hall

    Mixed by Eli Crews
    Mastered by Joe Branciforte

    Cover Image by Priscilla Cross
    Back cover image by Sarah H. Paulson

    A Dance That Empties was made possible, in part, by the Jerome Foundation and Roulette.

    Vinyl record version available from NNA Tapes (NNA109)

    See the full article here .

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    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
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    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


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  • richardmitnick 3:08 PM on March 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Birmingham Ensemble for Electroacoustic Research, CERN CMS, , Dark Matter: Music Meets Physics, , , , , , Originally published on March 22nd 2018 on Esprit Orchestra website, , The Cylindrical Onion, , WPRB,   

    From CERN CMS The Cylindrical Onion: “Dark Matter: Music Meets Physics” 

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    CERN CMS

    The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) is a general-purpose detector at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). It has a broad physics programme ranging from studying the Standard Model (including the Higgs boson) to searching for extra dimensions and particles that could make up dark matter. Although it has the same scientific goals as the ATLAS experiment, it uses different technical solutions and a different magnet-system design.

    The CMS detector is built around a huge solenoid magnet. This takes the form of a cylindrical coil of superconducting cable that generates a field of 4 tesla, about 100,000 times the magnetic field of the Earth. The field is confined by a steel “yoke” that forms the bulk of the detector’s 14,000-tonne weight.

    An unusual feature of the CMS detector is that instead of being built in-situ like the other giant detectors of the LHC experiments, it was constructed in 15 sections at ground level before being lowered into an underground cavern near Cessy in France and reassembled. The complete detector is 21 metres long, 15 metres wide and 15 metres high.

    The CMS experiment is one of the largest international scientific collaborations in history, involving 4300 particle physicists, engineers, technicians, students and support staff from 182 institutes in 42 countries (February 2014).

    Music Meets Physics

    March 22nd, 2018
    Scott Wilson

    Several years ago, my friend and collaborator Konstantinos Vasilakos approached me with an idea to develop a collaboration between CERN and our laptop group, the Birmingham Ensemble for Electroacoustic Research. The idea was to develop ways of transforming data from experiments at the Large Hadron Collider – the world’s largest particle accelerator – into electronic music and visuals, allowing us to hear and see the results of this cutting-edge research into the nature of the universe. This was under the auspices of art@CMS, an established international project for collaboration between art and science. They connected us with physicist Maurizio Pierini, who along with Kostas Nikolopoulos and Tom McCauley has served as physicist advisor and collaborator.

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    In the original stages of the project, we worked with what is called live coding; essentially making music by writing computer programmes in real time. This is done in such a way that they can be re-written ‘on the fly’, while they are running. The physics data formed source material for our improvisations, and our goal was to explore the unique character of these particle collisions by rendering their salient aspects in sound, creating surprising results and challenging us as performers to respond musically. This evolved into a fruitful and ongoing project, leading most recently to this new work for orchestra, electronic sound, and video for Esprit. While not an improvisation, it uses similar approaches to produce orchestral material as well as electronic music. Working in SuperCollider (the environment we use with the ensemble, of which I’m an active developer), I developed initial sonifications which I then converted to musical notation. These formed the core material of the work, both in terms of orchestral writing and electronic sound. The orchestra parts consist both of music derived from these (in whole or in fragments), and a variety of responses to them, inspired by the fascinating musical characters they exhibited. In some sense this work must be intuitive: Particle collisions do not sound like anything, except as made audible through an algorithm which maps aspects of the event to sounds or musical materials.

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    The visualizations posed a similar problem: We cannot see sub-atomic particles, as they are beyond that level of reality in which sight can be said to function; outside of the mechanisms which make ‘sight’ possible. All we can do is capture their traces, render their geometry. Many of the techniques historically utilized for this (the predecessors of today’s advanced particle accelerators) result in images which are beautiful and strange in their own right, and the mysterious tracks that can be seen in cloud chambers have been a powerful inspiration to me in this work.

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    The completed piece is in three movements. The first, Clouds, is based around a melody derived from a single particle collision – a sort of slow-motion version of both that event and the accompanying electronic sound. The second, Particles, is based around different sonifications with unique musical characters, which inspire orchestral responses. The final movement, Tapestries, weaves together lines of music derived from different physics events into a rhythmic interplay, inspired by Nobel laureate Sheldon Glashow’s words: “Tapestries are made by many artisans working together. The contributions of separate workers cannot be discerned in the completed work, and the loose and false threads have been covered over. So it is in our picture of particle physics.”

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    LHC

    CERN/LHC Map

    CERN LHC Tunnel

    CERN LHC particles

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    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 11:00-2:00 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 2:33 PM on March 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , , , , , The Jewish Museum, Tomeka Reid Quartet, , WPRB,   

    From Bang On A Can: The Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can Present Tomeka Reid Quartet 

    Bang On a Can is the original DIY New Music Organization

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    Tomeka Reid Quartet
    Tomeka Reid, cello
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    Jason Roebke, bass
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    Mary Halvorson, guitar
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    Tomas Fujiwara, drums
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    Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7:30pm
    Scheuer Auditorium at the Jewish Museum
    1109 5th Ave at 92nd St | New York, NY

    Tickets: $18 General; $15 Students and Seniors; $12 Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can Members.
    Available at http://www.thejewishmuseum.org. Includes museum admission.

    Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum’s 2017-18 concert season, which focuses on pioneering female artists, concludes on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7:30pm with a performance by cellist, composer, and improviser Tomeka Reid. Reid will perform with the Tomeka Reid Quartet, her own collection of leading Chicago and New York-based musicians, including Jason Roebke, bass; Mary Halvorson, guitar; and Tomas Fujiwara, drums. The ensemble will perform new compositions, combining her love of groove along with freer concepts, inspired by the themes in Scenes from the Collection, a new, major exhibition of the Jewish Museum’s unparalleled collection featuring nearly 600 works from antiquities to contemporary art.

    On being a pioneer, Reid says, “I like to think that I am a musician who is helping, along with so many other musicians, to keep moving the tradition forward. There have been many other string players and female musicians before me who have helped pave the way and have showed me possibility. I am honored to be a part of this legacy, while carving out my own path. I am an advocate for other string players to explore the imaginative world of improvisation because I feel like it develops us not only musically but personally too. I also feel like it’s a great medium for musical and cultural exchange. I am currently embarking on a month long tour in places like Beirut, Istanbul, Cairo and Addis Ababa and I am so grateful to partake in so many improvisational musical exchanges.”

    In the ongoing exhibition, Scenes from the Collection, art and Jewish objects are shown together, affirming universal values that are shared among people of all faiths and backgrounds. The installation is a powerful expression of artistic and cultural creativity as well as a reflection of the continual evolution that is the essence of Jewish identity. This unique mix of art and ceremonial objects speaks of the many strands of Jewish tradition, culture, spirituality, and history. The stories the works of art tell illuminate multiple perspectives on being Jewish in the past and present, how Jewish culture intersects with art, and how it is part of the larger world of global interconnections.

    About Tomeka Reid
    Recently described as a “New Jazz Power Source” by the New York Times, Chicago cellist and composer Tomeka Reid has emerged as one of the most original, versatile, and curious musicians in the Chicago’s bustling jazz and improvised music community over the last decade. Her distinctive melodic sensibility, usually braided to a strong sense of groove, has been featured in many distinguished ensembles over the years. Reid has been a key member of ensembles led by legendary reedists like Anthony Braxton and Roscoe Mitchell, as well as a younger generation of visionaries including flutist Nicole Mitchell, singer Dee Alexander, and drummer Mike Reed. She is also a co-leader of the adventurous string trio Hear in Now, with violinist Mazz Swift and bassist Silvia Bolognesi. Reid released her debut recording as a bandleader in 2015, with the eponymous recording, Tomeka Reid Quartet, a lively yet charged debut album that is a vibrant showcase not only for the cellist’s improvisational acumen, but also her knack for dynamic arrangements and her compositional ability. Reid, grew up outside of Washington D.C., and her musical career kicked into gear after moving to Chicago in 2000 to attend DePaul University for graduate school. Her work with Nicole Mitchell and various Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians-related groups have proved influential to the young musician. By focusing on developing her craft primarily as a side person and working in countless improvisational contexts, Reid has achieved a stunning musical maturity. Reid is a 2016 recipient of a 3Arts award in music and received her doctorate in music from the University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign in 2017.

    The 2017-2018 season marks the fourth year of the Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can’s partnership, producing dynamic musical performances inspired by the Museum’s diverse slate of exhibitions. This is the final concert of this season focused on pioneering female artists. Details about the 2018-2019 season to be announced.

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    Bang On A Can All-Stars Members Ashley Bathgate, cello
    Robert Black, bass
    Vicky Chow, piano
    David Cossin, percussion
    Mark Stewart, guitars
    Ken Thomson, clarinet

    Formed in 1992, the Bang on a Can All-Stars are recognized worldwide for their ultra-dynamic live performances and recordings of today’s most innovative music. Freely crossing the boundaries between classical, jazz, rock, world and experimental music, this six-member amplified ensemble has consistently forged a distinct category-defying identity, taking music into uncharted territories. Performing each year throughout the U.S. and internationally, the All-Stars have shattered the definition of what concert music is today.

    Together, the All-Stars have worked in unprecedented close collaboration with some of the most important and inspiring musicians of our time, including Steve Reich, Ornette Coleman, Burmese circle drum master Kyaw Kyaw Naing, Tan Dun, DJ Spooky, and many more. The group’s celebrated projects include their landmark recordings of Brian Eno’s ambient classic Music for Airports and Terry Riley’s In C, as well as live performances with Philip Glass, Meredith Monk, Don Byron, Iva Bittova, Thurston Moore, Owen Pallett and others. The All-Stars were awarded Musical America’s Ensemble of the Year and have been heralded as “the country’s most important vehicle for contemporary music” by the San Francisco Chronicle.

    Current and recent project highlights include the touring performances and recording of Julia Wolfe’s Pulitzer Prize winning Anthracite Fields for the All-Stars and guest choir, the record release of Wolfe’s acclaimed Steel Hammer, featuring Trio Mediaeval, plus a moving theatrically staged collaboration with SITI Company and director Anne Bogart; Field Recordings, a major multi-media project and CD/DVD now featuring 30 commissioned works by Tyondai Braxton, Mira Calix, Anna Clyne, Bryce Dessner, Florent Ghys, Michael Gordon, Jóhann Jóhannsson, David Lang, Christian Marclay, Steve Reich, Todd Reynolds, Julia Wolfe, and more; the Lincoln Center Festival 2017 world premiere of Cloud River Mountain, a new collaboration featuring Chinese superstar singer Gong Linna; the world premiere performance and recording of Steve Reich’s 2×5 including a sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall, and much more. With a massive repertoire of works written specifically for the group’s distinctive instrumentation and style of performance, the All-Stars have become a genre in their own right. The All-Stars record on Cantaloupe Music and have released past recordings on Sony, Universal and Nonesuch.


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    Tags: , , , , , , , , , Places and Times BY Baljinder Sekhon, , The Walbrzych Project BY David Kechley, , WPRB,   

    From INNOVA: “Two new releases in April” 

    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/
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    Composer and percussionist Baljinder Sekhon, brings forth his exuberant and ear catching pieces for percussion ensemble on Places and Times. David Kechley’s The Walbrzych Project consists of two orchestral works, brought to life in the Polish town bearing the same name, that are influnenced by everything from a classroom in Japan, to Shakespeare, to the Old Testament, to Proust. All combined, these influences are reflected by the expansive pieces on this album.

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    Places and Times BY Baljinder Sekhon
    RELEASE 27 April 2018

    Places & Times is a collection of sonorous landmarks and magical moments; percussion ensemble works that are as compelling as they are mysterious. It is also a record of some of the ways in which life and art might share a journey. Composer and percussionist Baljinder Sekhon, with a doctorate from Eastman and currently teaching at the University of South Florida, has brought together three fine percussion ensembles to present his exhilarating vision: Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, McCormick Percussion Group, and Line Upon Line Percussion.

    Three of the works on the album feature solo instruments with ensemble: steel pan (Dave Gerhart), guitar (Dieter Hennings), and piano (Eunmi Ko). The combinations afford a wide range of possibilities, from the aggressive noise of a cymbal on piano strings, and peaceful meditations created by finger cymbals gently buzzing on a vibraphone, to the curious thump of a person falling onto a bass drum.

    Death Is an Adviser is one of a series of works modeled after the shamanistic philosophies described by anthropologist Carlos Castaneda in his writings about being an apprentice to the sorcerer Don Juan Matus in the 1960s.

    Sekhon writes: I have been heavily influenced by the teachings of Don Juan, specifically those found in the book Journey to Ixtlan. Death Is an Adviser is a chapter from the book that deals with the awareness of death and how such awareness advises our decision-making in life. The movement titles each have double meanings, which reflect both the philosophy that inspired the piece and the compositional process. I am interested in finding ways for my creative work as a composer and other life activities to intersect and become the same. For this piece, in an effort to work and spend time with my family at once, my daughters and wife drew numbers from a hat to determine pitch orderings, durations, and contour. After selecting numbers for pitch and duration, and combining them, we’d run to the piano to play it and hear how it turned out. We made a game out of it.

    Passageways 9:31
    Musica Casera 12:14
    I. any time. any place 2:24
    II. maybe today. maybe tomorrow 3:28
    III. touched. not felt 2:55
    IV a worthy opponent 2:27
    V now or later 3:31
    VI dream come true 5:55
    Sun 9:30
    Refuge 8:50

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    The Walbrzych Project BY David Kechley
    RELEASE 27 April 2018

    David Kechley’s latest album of orchestra music is a lot easier to listen to than pronounce. It draws from far flung parts of the world, and historical origins, and brings them into a grand compelling vision.

    The album features two large scale orchestra works recorded with dazzling clarity by the Sudeten Filharmonie in a small Polish town, Walbrzych (most recently in the news for supposedly being the subterranean hiding place of the infamous Nazi gold train).

    The first work, KARASUMA: A Fast Funk for Orchestra, started life as a classroom exercise at the Doshisha Women’s College in Kyoto, Japan, where Kechley demonstrated how acoustic musical fragments could be combined in various ways by computer. The work was so successful it was expanded and premiered by the Boston Pops in 1993.

    The other major work on the album is a symphony exploring various aspects of dreams, WAKEFUL VISIONS / MOONLESS DREAMS. Each of the four movements is associated with literary references; from the Old Testament, a haiku by Buson, the Witches’ scene from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, and musings on remembrance by Marcel Proust.

    David Kechley recently retired from teaching at Williams College, Massachussetts. Taken as a whole this is a record of an expansive imagination and an intercontinental achievement.

    Karasuma_ A Fast Funk for Orchestra 8:11
    Wakeful Visions _ Moonless Dreams_ Notari … 10:21
    Wakeful Visions _ Moonless Dreams_ Whirlwind 6:37
    Wakeful Visions _ Moonless Dreams_ Somethi… 8:36
    Wakeful Visions _ Moonless Dreams_ Moments 9:45

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    For new music by living composers

    John Schaefer

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio

    For great Jazz

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    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


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