Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Live Music for this Week (October 5-8)

I wrote a few weeks back about the Braxton Festival to take place at Roulette in Brooklyn (click here to read the particulars) and this is the big week.

Here's the lineup again:
Wednesday Oct 5
Pine Top Aerial Music Anthony Braxton (reeds), Taylor Ho Bynum (brass), Matt Bauder (reeds), Anne Rhodes (voice), Rachel Bernsen, Melanie Maar (movement)
Composition 30 – Cory Smythe (piano)

Falling River Music – Anthony Braxton (reeds), Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon), Shelley Burgon (harp), Renee Baker (violin/viola)

Thursday Oct 6 

Diamond Curtain Wall Trio – Anthony Braxton (reeds, electronics), Taylor Ho Bynum (brass), Mary Halvorson (guitar)

Tri-Centric Orchestra – Jason Hwang, Mazz Swift (violins), Renee Baker (viola), Tomas Ulrich (cello); Nate Wooley, Chris DiMeglio (trumpets), Mark Taylor (French horn), Dan Blacksburg, Chris McIntyre (trombones), Anthony Braxton, Daniel Blake, Dan Voss, Matt Bauder, Salim Washington, Josh Sinton (reeds), Angelica Sanchez (piano), Mary Halvorson (guitar), Ken Filiano (bass), Tyshawn Sorey (percussion), Taylor Ho Bynum, Jessica Pavone, Aaron Siegel (conductors.)

Friday Oct 7 

Syntactical Ghost Trance Music ChoirAnne Rhodes, Kyoko Kitamura, Amy Crawford, Jean Carla Rodea, Fay Victor, Kamala Sankaram, Elizabeth Saunders, Nick Hallett, Vince Vincent, Wesley Chinn, Chris DiMeglio, Michael Douglas Jones, Adam Matlock (voices)

12+3tet Echo Echo Mirror House – Anthony Braxton, Andrew Raffo Dewar, James Fei, Steve Lehman, Chris Jonas, Sara Schoenbeck (reeds), Taylor Ho Bynum, Reut Regev, Jay Rozen (brass), Renee Baker, Erica Dicker, Jessica Pavone (strings), Mary Halvorson (guitar), Carl Testa (bass), Aaron Siegel (percussion)

 Friday Oct 8

A world premiere concert reading of two acts of Braxton’s opera Trillium J, featuring a cast of twelve singers and 35-piece orchestra, with Braxton conducting.

Trillium J (Acts I and III) - Amy Crawford, Anne Rhodes, Kyoko Kitamura, Fay Victor, Kamala Sankaram, Elizabeth Saunders, Nick Hallett, Vince Vincent, Wesley Chinn, Chris DiMeglio, Michael Douglas Jones, Jeremiah Lockwood (voices)Erica Dicker, Jason Hwang, Sarah Bernstein, Olivia DePrato, Renee Baker, Skye Steele (violins), Jessica Pavone, Amy Cimini, Lilian Belknap (violas), Tomas Ulrich, Nathan Bontrager, Daniel Levin (cellos), Ken Filiano, Carl Testa (bass), Cory Smythe (piano), Chris Dingman (percussion), Michel Gentile, Yukari (flutes), Christa Robinson (oboe), Katie Scheele (english horn), Sara Schoenbeck, Brad  Balliett (bassoons), Mike McGinnis, Oscar Noriega, Jason Mears, Josh Sinton (clarinets), Nate Wooley, Gareth Flowers (trumpets) Mark Taylor (French horn), Reut Regev, Sam Kulick (trombones), Jay Rozen (tuba), Anthony Braxton (conductor)

You will notice that Professor Braxton is playing every night except Saturday when he is conducting.  He continues to amaze with his energy, output and vision.  To find out more, go to www.roulette.org/events/upcoming.php

 Firehouse 12, 45 Crown Street in New Haven, welcomes cellist/composer Erik Friedlander & his Bonebridge group on Friday October 7. Joining Freidlander is the dynamite rhythm section of Michael Sarin (drums) and Trevor Dunn (bass) plus the fine slide-guitarist Doug Wamble.  The quartet's self-titled CD is a funky and creative slice of "Amercana" music, a smart blend of folk, blues, country, pop and jazz influences.  And the interplay of the cello with Wamble's bluesy guitar is exciting and captivating throughout.
The band will play 2 sets, 8:30 and 10 p.m. - go to firehouse12.com or call 203-785-0468 to reserve a seat in the handsome performance space.
In the meantime, check out the CD:

On Saturday October 8. the Uncertainty Music Series continues with an 8 p.m. concert featuring the Generous Ensemble (oboist Stuart Breczinski is pictured on the left) and the duo of Ben Klein (tuba) & Marc Burns (assorted instruments). Generous is an octet featuring (beside Breczinski)
Erin Camp (flutes), Peter Scuderi (clarinets), Mallory Kokus (saxophones), Elias Mullane (guitars), Bryan Hayslett (cello), Marshall Greenberg (basses) and Sayun Chang (percussion.) The ensemble's repertoire ranges from JS Bach to John Cage to contemporary composers who are pushing the boundaries of what we call classical music. The event takes place at Neverending Books, 810 State Street in New Haven. For more information, go to uncertaintymusic.com.  

I've got a backlog of CD reviews threatening to take down my desk and will start chipping away at them later this week. In the meantime, go out and be audience.

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