Alterknit Theatre: Phill Niblock, Dan Evans Farkas, Ben Manley and Matt Rogalsky
Impossible Music (Tim Spelios, David Weinstein) and
The Poool (Benton Bainbridge, Angie Eng, Nancy Meli Walker)
Margaret Leng-Tan: from Sonatas and Interludes (1946-48) John Cage, for prepared piano
Elliott Sharp: Sferics for solo fretless guitar
Leroy Jenkins and Oliver Lake
George Lewis and Anthony Davis: improvised duets
Bang On A Can
John Zorn/Derek Bailey/George Lewis “Yankees”
Alterknit Theatre: Ron Kuivila: “Locus of Focus”
Lois Vierk “Twister” with Anita Feldman and Guy Klucevsek.
Spalding Gray: Excerpts from “It’s a Slippery Slope”
Guy Klucevsek: His own music and cover tunes.
Ursula Oppens, Richard Teitelbaum, Shelley Hirsch, and Mark Feldman
“Company Style” Improvisations with:
Chris Cochrane – guitar
Anthony Coleman – keyboards
Mark Feldman – violin
Shelley Hirsch – voice
Suzy Ibarra – drums
Ikue Mori – drum machines
Jim Staley – trombone
Richard Teitelbaum – electronics
Min Xaio-Fen – pipa
John Zorn – saxophone
Gen Ken Montgomery: “Music in the Dark”
Zeena Parkins: At Land (1994)
David Garland: Some “Control Songs”
Ned Rothenberg: SYNC
Meredith Monk: Three Heavens and Hells (1992)
Shelley Hirsch and Christian Marclay: Improvisations
Jon Gibson/Thomas Buckner/”Blue” Gene Tyranny: Solo Song 5 by Jon Gibson, Melodies for Saxophone (excerpts) by Philip Glass, Improvisations by Jon Gibson, Thomas Buckner and “Blue” Gene Tyranny
Jerry Hunt: excerpt from Four Video Translations
Thurston Moore: SPONTANEOUS PEACE (FOR PRINCESS MASAKO) – Improvisation
"Kato Hideki will perform his acoustic piece Hope & Despair from the CD (Extreme). the piece is a series of photographic moments and emotions, which takes its title from the words of the photographer Robert Frank: "Black and white is the vision of hope and despair". The work is also inspired by the concept of time and space as used in Japanese Noh theater. Kato Hideki will play acoustic bass, accompanied by Kono Masahiko on trombone and Christine Bard on vibraphone and percussion."
"Groundbreaking recor-breaking "record player" Christian Marclay assembles a trio of disk jockeys including DJ Olive, one of the ambient/illbient luminaries and another DJ to be announced. these vinyl virtuosos will make your ears spin with the most eclectic mixes. "
"Pink Noise Saxophone Quartet= From impressionistic harmonies in 'Fish Eats Dog' (based on a true story), to the glory of the 'Martian National Anthem' and beyond, the group presents new compositions and improvisations inspired by myth, implausible grooves and the blues. With Tim Otto, Peck Almond, Michael Blake and Andy Laster on mixed saxophones and clarinets. "
"Ben and Dan team up again to present solos and duos in an evening of audible subtlety and binges of boisterousness. Likely prospects include the amplification of flickering light bulbs, remote control of mobile noisemakers and electrocution of loudspeakers. Sensitivity training for light, touch and motion. A homecoming for the Roulette Soundmen. "
"Neil B. Rolnick plays new solo and duet works for electronic performance, Samples and audio from around the owrld and fresh off the airwaves. The program includes two pieces written during a recent stay in Japan, Yakiimo and Blue Bambo, with Shakuhachi player Ralph Samuelson. The concert will also include a new solo work using vieo to control samples and sound processing. "
"New England composer/saxophonist, Leonard, brings hishome brew soft-ware to play with composer/drummer/multi-percussionist Evans, a long time collaborator. An evening of solos and duets for winds, microprocessor and an arsenal of percussion, ranging from modified drum kit to toy sample hammer. "
"Invite the Spirit was formed in 1983 by Henry kaiser, Charles K. Noyes and Sang-won Park, who were looking for the possibilities of improvising musicians from diverse cultures playing together; an 'East-meets-West' approach was not high on their agenda. Their first record, eponymously-titled, was released that same year on the Celluloid label, and has since become a collector's item. The group has performed together throughout the US, Canada and Europe, collaborating with musicians as diverse as Darol Anger and the late Sonny Sharrock. Due to a scheduling conflict, Mr. Kaiser will be unable to appear. in his place will be the guitarist Jim O'Rourke who perfomed with the group in Chicago this past July. Mr. O'Rourke has performed with John Fahey, Red Krayola and his group Gastr del Sol; his record Terminal Pharmacy is available on the Tzadik label."
"Wearing a costume constructed from the pages of New York City's leading newspapers, Phoebe Legere will improvise on Themes from her autobiography "Shame, Depravity and Lesbianism in the Twilight of a Dying Civilization". Mixed media: Steinway, sampler, cello, midi accordion, guitar etc. Polyglot singing, science, movement, live painting, Pasamaquoddy Indian medicine songs, jazz, screaming, blood, pigment, poetry and bone paste."
"Veteran composer and multi-instrumentalist, Gina Leishman is best known in NYC as co=leader of KAMIKAZE GROUND CREW, and as a theatre composer (Ellen McLaughlin's Iphigenia & Other Daughters, Joseph Chaikin's Firmament, Paul Zimets Black Milk Quartet etc.) For her first solo concert in 5 years, she has been collecting songs, of hers & others, under the general heading Songs of Loss and Laughter. (Other writers includie Michael Mantler, Brect/Eisler, and Noel Coward). Accompanying herself primarily on piano, accordion, glass harmonica and sampler, she will be joined by special guests Doug Wieselman clarinet, Davie Tronzo slide guitar and Kenny Wollesen percussion among others."
"On The Grid - New pieces for clarinet, cello and bass from composer Mark Helias. On The Grid is about communication and being connected. Chamber music drawing from diverse paradigms and including improvisation. The music is provocative, challenging and engaging and performed by musicians of the highest caliber featuring Chris Speed "Clarinet," Mary Wooten "Cello" and Mark Helias "Double Bass."
"The Music of Toys: Some Early Influences? Kinney is currently being whirled through this aural landscape by the tornado that is her infant daughter. This sometimes engrossing, sometimes annoying, sometimes night-gallerish sonic world is jogging her memory causing some aural flashbacks and blackouts. Her performances, incorporating sampled, processed and real-time toys, as well as a few conventional "musical" instruments will piece together a musical through-line between the early sonic influences of toys during her own baby-hood to her present mode of play. With Jason Hwang, violin and Tsutomu Takeishi, el.bass... Bring the kids!"
"The renowned keyboardist/producer of the post-industrial-sci-fi-jazz/heavy-rock improvisational band OPTICAL-8 from Tokyo will improvise one set with guests and perform the other with THE POOL - a collective of artists improvising video and music in real time, bringing the immediacy of live video to cinematic arts. Benton Bainbridge, Angie Eng and Nancy Meli Walker plays cameras, switchers and processors which capture commonplace props and detritus and transform them into moving paintings which are set to a soundscape collage of transfigured samples and traditional instruments. "