Oct
6
1:30 PM13:30

OCTOBER REVOLUTION IN JAZZ (PHILLY)

http://www.theoctoberrevolution.org/

FEATURING

  • idris ackamoor & the pyramids
  • alice coltrane turiyasangitananda
    the ashram experience
  • tiger trio
    myra melford / joelle leandre / nicole mitchell
  • the music of legendary hasaan
  • ogjb quartet
    joe fonda / oliver lake / graham haynes / barry altschul
  • annette peacock
  • dave burrell full-blown trio
    with darius jones and chad taylor

AND MANY MORE!

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Sep
23
3:00 PM15:00

Duo with Lea Bertucci MoMA PS1 Book Fair

Printed Matter, Inc. presents THE NY ART BOOK FAIR

September 21-23, 2018, Free Entrance

MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens

Preview: Thursday, September 20, 6-9pm. Purchase ticket here.
Printed Matter Members receive free entry to the Preview. Please present your membership card at the door. To join as a Member, click here.

Visit the Fair website for full details on exhibitors and special programs nyartbookfair.com

Printed Matter presents the thirteenth annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 21 – 23, 2018, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens. The preview will be held on the evening of Thursday, September 20.

Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair (NYABF) is the leading international gathering for the distribution of artists’ books, celebrating the full breadth of the art publishing community. Free and open to the public, the event draws more than 35,000 individuals including book lovers, collectors, artists, and art world professionals each year. In 2018, the NYABF will host 365 exhibitors from around the world featuring a wide variety of works – from zines and artists’ books to antiquarian books and contemporary art editions. The NYABF offers countless opportunities to attend free programs including artist-led discussions, performances, interactive workshops, and curated exhibitions.

Join us on Thursday, September 20 from 6–9 pm, at MoMA PS1 for the opening night preview. Preview tickets, include a limited edition work by artist Ryan Gander. The evening will feature special live performances by DJ Monchan, Roe Enney, and Odwalla1221, presented by Blank Forms.

The Fair weekend will once again feature a full calendar of free educational programming. The Classroom, an ongoing series of events, serves as an informal space for talks, panel discussions, readings, performances and other programs. The Contemporary Artists’ Book Conference (CABC), organized by a national group of art library professionals, will present two full days of conversation at Book Culture (26-09 Jackson Ave), inviting artists, scholars and leading figures to address a range of issues across publishing and art-book culture.

The Shannon Michael Cane Award, in memory of Curator of Fairs Shannon Michael Cane, will be given to four emerging artists/publishers exhibiting for the first time. Recipients will receive a complimentary Fair table and a stipend to help cover related expenses.

HOURS AND LOCATION Preview Thursday, September 20, 6-9pm (Ticketed) Friday, September 21, 1-7pm Saturday, September 22, 11am-9pm Sunday, September 23, 11am-7pm

MoMA PS1 is located at 22-25 Jackson Avenue on 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY.

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Sep
20
7:30 PM19:30

HIGH ZERO FESTIVAL 20TH ANNIVERSARY

The High Zero Festival usually brings musicians from all over the world to Baltimore, but this year’s 20th-anniversary concert series flips the format by bringing High Zero Collective members to Roulette in NYC for two nights of improvised sets with NY musicians. The Baltimore musicians will also present concerts in Chicago and Baltimore as part of the anniversary-celebration festival. The Roulette performances will follow the festival’s intriguing model: Each evening’s four curated sets aim to combine musicians who have never played together before. These musicians will improvise together for typically 20-30 minutes.

〰️September 19〰️
Set 1: Tom Boram, Ikue MoriC. Spencer Yeh
Set 2: Owen Gardner, Margaret Schedel, Shelly Purdy
Set 3: Jamal Moore, Jeff Carey, Ras Moshe, JD Parran, Andrew Bernstein
Set 4: Samuel Burt, Lea Bertucci, Michael Evans

〰️September 20〰️
Set 1: Bonnie Jones, Laura Ortman
Set 2: Sandy Ewen, Rose Hammer Burt, M.C. Schmidt
Set 3: Amirtha Kidambi, CK Barlow, John Berndt, Tom Hamilton
Set 4: Chuck Bettis, Stewart Mostofsky, Jaimie Branch

Since 1999, the annual High Zero Festival of Experimental Improvised Music has brought together more than 200 musicians and performers from around the world, mixing and matching them in all new combinations with local Baltimore improvisers in never-before-seen collaborations. Organized by a fluid group of Baltimore artists, the High Zero Collective also organizes the Red Room concert series (ongoing since 1996), the Worlds in Collusion festival as part of Baltimore’s Artscape, and the Diffusion festival celebrating multichannel electroacoustic music.

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Aug
18
to Aug 26

Mexico City Residency

August 18, Saturday: Amirtha (solo) + collaboration with vocalists Sarmen Almond and Rodrigo Ambriz

August 19, Sunday: Improvising with Generación Espontánea

August 25th (afternoon): Workshop on Vocal Improvisation

August 25th (evening): Amirtha (solo) and joining Jacob Wick y Amigos

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Aug
4
12:30 PM12:30

Mary Halvorson's Code Girl at Newport Jazz Festival

http://www.newportjazz.org/lineup/mary-halvorsons-code-girl

Guitarist/composer Mary Halvorson has been called “NYC’s least-predictable improviser” (Howard Mandel, City Arts), “the most forward-thinking guitarist working right now” (Lars Gotrich, NPR.org) and “one of today’s most formidable bandleaders” (Francis Davis, Village Voice). Ms. Halvorson is best known for her longstanding trio, featuring bassist John Hébert and drummer Ches Smith, and more recently for her solo guitar project, Meltframe. She has several other projects as a bandleader including a quintet, septet and octet. Collaborative projects include a chamber-jazz duo with violist Jessica Pavone, the avant-rock band People and the collective ensembles Thumbscrew (with Michael Formanek and Tomas Fujiwara) and Secret Keeper (with Stephan Crump). Ms. Halvorson is also an active member of bands led by Anthony Braxton, Taylor Ho Bynum, Trevor Dunn, Tomas Fujiwara, Ingrid Laubrock, Joe Morris, Tom Rainey, Mike Reed and Marc Ribot, among others.

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May
2
8:00 PM20:00

Elder Ones @ Junebug Festival

Elder Ones

Amirtha Kidambi - voice, harmonium, synth, compositions

Matt Nelson - soprano sax

Nick Dunston - bass

Max Jaffe - drums and electronic Sensory Percussion

Ned Rothenberg/Adam Rudolph/Hamid Drake

http://www.happyluckyno1.com/happenings/?view=calendar&month=May-2018

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Amirtha Kidambi Solo and Elder Ones
Feb
27
8:00 PM20:00

Amirtha Kidambi Solo and Elder Ones

[RESIDENCY] Amirtha Kidambi: Solo // Elder Ones

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

TICKETS: $15 ONLINE $20/15 DOORS

DOORS 7:00PM 90 MINUTES

Amirtha Kidambi‘s Yajna is a solo vocal ritual, a sacrifice to the metaphoric sacred fire to purge the dark energies of this era.

Amirtha Kidambi is invested in the performance and creation of music, from free improvisation and  jazz, to experimental bands, and new music. She is a soloist, collaborator, and ensemble member in groups including Charlie Looker’s  early music inspired dark folk band Seaven Teares, Mary Halvorson’s quintet Code Girl, analog percussion and light ensemble Ashcan Orchestra, and Darius Jones’ vocal quartet Elizabeth-Caroline Unit. As an improviser, she has played with Matana Roberts, Tyshawn Sorey, Ingrid Laubrock, Daniel Carter, Ava Mendoza, William Parker, Trevor Dunn, and many innovators in the New York scene. Recent collaborations include the premiere of AACM founder and composer/pianist Muhal Richard Abrams’ Dialogue Social, Darius Jones’ The Oversoul Manual at Carnegie Hall, a premiere of electronic composer Ben Vida’s work Slipping Control for voice and electronics with Tyondai Braxton at the Borderline Festival in Athens, Greece, the premiere of the late Robert Ashley’s final opera CRASH at the Whitney Biennial, a Jazz Gallery commission for Mary Halvorson’s Code Girl, the premiere of William Parker’s Soul of Light and a commission from the Jerome Foundation for her quartet Elder Ones at Roulette and artist residency at EMPAC to record the group’s debut album.

Elder Ones is the quartet performing the compositions of vocalist Amirtha Kidambi (Mary Halvorson’s Code Girl/Darius Jones’ EC-Unit). Situated in concentric musical circles and communities in New York City, her collaborators saxophonist Matt Nelson (Battle Trance/GRID), bassist Nick Dunston (Tyshawn Sorey Trio) and drummer Max Jaffe (JOBS/Peter Evans’ Being and Becoming) have crossed paths in the DIY underground and permutations of free improvisers in clubs and concert halls across New York City. The instrumentalists chosen for this project draw from a wide variety of vocabularies from hip-hop to the avant-garde, each bringing their highly individual language to the group. The quartet uses composed material and loose structures for improvisation, over a bed of Indian harmonium drones and synthesizer. Oscillating between worlds of raga, microtonality, jagged rhythmic precision and punishing brutality, Thyagaraja, Alice Coltrane or Stockhausen could be equally suspect sources of their sound.

 

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Darius Jones' LawNOrder at Winter Jazzfest
Jan
13
to Jan 14

Darius Jones' LawNOrder at Winter Jazzfest

NEW SCHOOL JAZZ BUILDING 2ND FLOOR THEATER 55 WEST 13TH STREET, NYC

6:00pm   Doors Open
6:40pm   Sasha Berliner Quintet
8:00pm   Marquis Hill Blacktet
9:20pm   Kate Gentile New Quartet
10:40pm   Dan Weiss Starebaby
12:00am   Darius Jones: LawNOrder

5:00 PM Check-in Begins
TICKETS
$50 SINGLE DAY ADV / $60 SINGLE DAY DOS
$85 2-DAY ADV / $95 2-DAY DOS

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SEAVEN TEARES @ unlimited 31
Nov
11
8:00 PM20:00

SEAVEN TEARES @ unlimited 31

  • 22 Dragonerstraße Wels, Oberösterreich, 4600 Austria (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

unlimited 31 "Mary Halvorson _ Ribbons of Euphoria"

2pm @ Minoriten JESSICA PAVONE
Solo Viola

3:30 pm @ grain storage RAUMSCHIFF ENGELMAYR
Shabby Metal Radio Rap

7pm @ Schl8hof TRIO HEINZ HERBERT
Dominic Landolt, Ramon Landolt, 
Mario Hänni

SUSAN ALCORN
solo pedal steel guitar

Seaven teares
Charlie Looker, Amirtha Kidambi, 
Robbie Lee, Russell Greenberg

JOHN DIETERICH & 
MARY HALVORSON


RADIAN
Martin Siewert, John Norman, 
Martin Brandlmayr

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Amirtha Kidambi SOLO
Nov
8
8:00 PM20:00

Amirtha Kidambi SOLO

Sounds Wrong Feels Right pres.:
WILTED WOMAN (Primitive Languages, birdFriend)
AMIRTA KIDAMBI (Northern Spy)
DJ SHLUCHT (DIY Church)

Einlass 20h
VVK 9€ / AK 11€
file under: Hardware Techno Fun, Neue Katarnische Vocal Art, Improv, Tape-Loops, Noise

Wenn sich eine New Yorker Vocal Künstlerin, eine Hardware Techno Queen und ein Tape-Magician treffen, ist das entweder der Anfang eines postironischen Musiker-Witzes oder die letzte Sounds Wrong Feels Right Show des Jahres... Selbstverständlich findet eben Letzteres an diesem Abend statt. 
Wir versprechen eine Reise durch das Totale Tape-Loop-Hörspiel-Chaos von DJ SHLUCHT, die magische Contemporary Vocal Art von AMIRTA KIDAMBI - die sich selbst mit einem traditionellen, indischen Harmonium begleitet - und den finalen Weckruf der Power Goddess schlechthin WILTED WOMAN. Ein Abend im Zeichen der Gratwanderung zwischen DIY- und Hochkultur, Folk und Techno und dem allseits bekannten absurd-schönen Mix dieser Konzertreihe.

amirthakidambi.com
diy-church.blogspot.de
virtual-slap.net

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ELDER ONES EUROPE TOUR
Nov
1
to Nov 5

ELDER ONES EUROPE TOUR

Amirtha Kidambi - compositions, vocals, harmonium, Matt Nelson - soprano saxophone, Nick Dunston - bass, Max Jaffe - drums and sensory percussion

November 1st - Berliner Festspiele - Berlin, Germany

November 3rd - Festiwal Jazz Jantar - Gdansk, Poland

November 4th - Alchemia - Krakow, Poland

November 5th - Mozg - Warsaw, Poland

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Qualms Rectified release show + Amirtha Kidambi & stevie may
Oct
23
8:00 PM20:00

Qualms Rectified release show + Amirtha Kidambi & stevie may

There's a new album out in the world, and it's Dave Ruder's Qualms Rectified. Dave will trot out a bunch of material from the new album alongside Jeff Tobias, Paul Pinto, Angela Morris, and Sam Morrison.
Album: https://daveruder.bandcamp.com/album/qualms-rectified
Info: www.daveruder.com

BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE ART FROM
Amirtha Kidambi
&
stevie may ::: hall of gems ::: with Rachel Lyngholm (video) Jenna Snyder (Johnson Mcgee)(guitars) and Jack Meriwether (movement)

Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm. $10

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Carolee Schneeman Kinetic Painting Opening
Oct
22
4:00 PM16:00

Carolee Schneeman Kinetic Painting Opening

At 2:30 p.m., Carolee Schneemann joins the exhibition’s curators Sabine Breitwieser and Branden W. Joseph, together with Stuart Comer, Chief Curator of Media and Performance Art at The Museum of Modern Art, in a conversation surrounding her work, featuring an introduction by Peter Eleey, Chief Curator, MoMA PS1.

At 4 p.m., composer and vocalist Amirtha Kidambi assembles an inter-generational quartet in a set of improvised music accompanied by Miya Masaoka on the toto, Erica Dicker on the violin, and Andria Nicodemou on the vibraphone.

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FLUX-A-THON After Party
Jun
10
5:00 PM17:00

FLUX-A-THON After Party

A Flux Factory production, our 2nd annual Flux-a-Thon is part parade, part dinner/dance party, part participatory art showdown, part walkathon, but 100% Fluxy.

All are invited to march with teams through LIC from our home base, Flux Factory to the wildnerness-hidden-amid-the-skyscrapers community garden Smiling Hogshead Ranch.  After our celebrity panel bestows honors on our teams, we'll celebrate all night with drinks, food, performances, DJs, site-specific installations and more!

Proceeds from the Flux-a-Thon support Flux's free public art exhibitions and help keep costs low for our Artists-in-Residence.

AMIRTHA KIDAMBI

Experimental Vocalist and Composer

A fixture in the NYC experimental music community, Amirtha Kidambi's work is varied, dynamic and deeply evocative. She's worked collaboratively with Robert Ashley, Tyondai Braxton, Ashcan Orchestra, and Seaven Teares (among many others), and leads her own critically-acclaimed band, Elder Ones. We'll be graced with a rare solo performance at the Flux-a-Thon after party.

PUSSY GRABS BACK -- THE BAND

Ad-Hoc Brass Band Ready to Dump Trump EVERY FUCKING DAY

BRYAN UJUETA

DJ Mr. Twin Sister

Bryan Ujueta is the drummer of Mr. Twin Sister, who have released on Domino Records, been sampled by Kendrick Lamar, and have a new self-titled LP. He also spins records around NYC as DJ Mr. Twin Sister, enticing crowds to dance with a delectable mix of funk, disco and house.

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Vision Festival 22 "Songs for a Free World"
Jun
3
10:30 PM22:30

Vision Festival 22 "Songs for a Free World"

Direction, Choreography by Patricia Nicholson
Part 1. "Justice" composed by Oliver Lake
Part 2. "Soliloquy for the Children who lost Everything & the Flowers that Saved Them" composed by William Parker

Live Video Art: Bill Mazza
Dancers: Miriam Parker, Jason Jordan, Guanglei Hui,
nna Pauline Gichan,  Patricia Nicholson, 
Voices: Fay Victor, Amirtha Kidambi, Lisa Sokolov, Andrea Wolper, Jean Carla Rodea
Strings: Melanie Dyer, Jean Cook, Gwen Laster, Brandon Lopez
Reeds: Oliver Lake, Abraham Mennen, Lee Odom, Ras Moshe, Dave Sewelson, Karen Borca
Horns: Vincent Chancey, Jaimie Branch
Rhythm Section: Cooper-Moore, Hamid Drake, William Parker, Dan Kurfirst
Art Installation: Melanie Dyer, Jackson Krall, William Parker, Patricia Nicholson

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Elder Ones Spring 2017 Tour
Apr
14
to Apr 21

Elder Ones Spring 2017 Tour

TOUR DATES

April 14th - Bossa, Washington DC
April 15th - Black Iris Gallery, Richmond VA
April 16th - TBD, North Carolina
April 17th - Mammal Gallery, Atlanta GA
April 18th - Duke University (Duke Coffeehouse), Durham NC
April 19th - An Die Musik, Baltimore, MD
April 20th - Bowie State University, MD
April 21st - Peabody University (workshop), MD

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Sky Macklay's MEGA-ORGAN
Apr
5
8:00 PM20:00

Sky Macklay's MEGA-ORGAN

Improvisers Ingrid Laubrock (sax), Peter Evans (trumpet), Amirtha Kidambi (voice), and Travis Laplante (sax) play with Sky Macklay's installation MEGA-ORGAN in an evening of unpredictable sonic splendor! These world-renouned players will each play a solo with MEGA-ORGAN and wil end with a group improv.

FREE!

Doors at 7:00
Free dinner at 7:15
Music at 8:00

Part of Judson Memorial Church's Bailout series http://classic.judson.org/bailouttheater

MEGA-ORGAN: The Interactive Improvisation Space is an installation of inflatable harmonica-playing sculptures located in the loft of Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich Village. MEGA-ORGAN will transform the loft of Judson Memorial Church into an ensconcing, living, breathing instrument. Judson has a pipe organ that sadly no longer functions. MEGA-ORGAN will resonify the organ using inflatable sculptures built from flexible plastic and flowing from the organ pipes and walls. The sculptures will have dozens of harmonicas affixed inside their air-escape points. High-power fans will animate the sculptures and excite the reeds, creating rich, organ-like, droney walls of sound. The fans will be controlled by a combination of motion sensors that react when viewers/listeners enter the space. 

Sponsored by New Music USA https://www.newmusicusa.org/projects/mega-organ-the-interactive-improvisation-space/ 

Please also visit MEGA-ORGAN during open gallery hours March 26th-April 5th! https://www.facebook.com/events/1274190912646565/

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