Elder Ones Spring 2017 Tour
Apr
14
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

Elder Ones at Jazz Gallery
Apr
13
7:30 pm19:30

Elder Ones at Jazz Gallery

  • The Jazz Gallery

Elder Ones presents new music at The Jazz Gallery

Amirtha Kidambi – vocals
Matt Nelson – saxophone
Brandon Lopez – bass
Max Jaffe – drums

sets at 7.30pm + 9.30pm
each set: $15/FREE for members
 

Sky Macklay's MEGA-ORGAN
Apr
5
8:00 pm20:00

Sky Macklay's MEGA-ORGAN

  • Judson Memorial Church

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/

New Ear Festival: Miya Masaoka's Vagina Dialogues
Jan
12
8:00 pm20:00

New Ear Festival: Miya Masaoka's Vagina Dialogues

  • Fridman Gallery

A Tribute to my dear friend, collaborator and mentor, Pauline Oliveros. I know she is listening.
In Vagina Dialogues -a performance sound composition -- Miya Masaoka enacts the registers of aurality, hearing and engagement that involve the giving and receiving of sound.
In these vagina listening sessions, the body’s vaginal orifice a receptor and giver of sound, whereby sound is transmitted and felt through the entire body. In this scenario, vaginas are empowered as the producers of sound, no longer mute and silent. 16 vagina identified queer friendly participants will be vibrating together on resonating chairs with transducers. Come and try a chair yourself or sit in the audience!

Join us for this performance followed by an informal discussion January 12 at 8:00 (Please stay for the later sets with Byron Westbrook and Ursula Scherrer)

Fridman Gallery
January 12, 8:00 PM
FRIDMAN GALLERY
287 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013

http://www.fridmangallery.com/

 NEW EAR FESTIVAL - curated by Peter Evans

January 8- 15 - 8pm

Tickets $20

Jan 8 (6pm) - Tribute to Pauline Oliveros and launch of 9 Evenings + 50 video archiveJan 9 -

Jan 9 Amir ElSaffar, Ole Mathison, Tomas Fujiwar

Jan 10 - Kassa Overall

Jan 11 - Ohal Grietzer, Victoria Keddie

Jan 12 - Miya Masaoka, Byron Westbrook, Ursula Scherrer

Jan 13 - Tomeka Reid, Jamie Branch, Selina Trepp

Jan 14 - Diego Espinosa

Jan 15 - Levy Lorenzo, Lea Bertucci

Jan 16 - Yulan Grant 

Jan
11
9:00 pm21:00

Arts for Art: Evolving Series Justice is Compassion/Not a Police State

  • The Clemente

7pm      Benntet
Bruce Williamson – tenor saxophone
Hui Cox – guitar
Michael Bisio – bass
Michael Wimberly - drums

8pm      Cooper-Moore / Behroozi
Cooper-Moore – strings, perc.
Daro Behroozi - tenor, bs clarinet

9pm      Amirtha Kidambi Choir
voices: Amirtha Kidambi, Jean-Carla Rodea, Anais Maviel, Charmaine Lee, Emilie Lesbros, Kristin Slipp
 

Winter Jazzfest Presents ELDER ONES
Jan
7
8:00 pm20:00

Winter Jazzfest Presents ELDER ONES

  • The New School

January 7th Winter Jazzfest Marathon - 8pm 

New School Glass Box Theater 55 West 13th Street NYC
6:40pm          John Hébert’s Rambling Confessions
8:00pm         Amirtha Kidambi's Elder Ones
9:20pm         Adam O'Farrill's Stranger Days
10:40pm       Ben Allison's Think Free
12:00am       Ben Wendel Seasons Band

Jan
5
Jan 15

PROTOTYPE FESTIVAL Pop-Ups

Performing Nina Simone's "Four Women" in different locations around NYC. 

Details: http://prototypefestival.org/show/prototype-out-of-bounds/

 

 

Jan
3
8:00 pm20:00

With Che Chen, Daniel Carter and Sue Garner @ TROOST

  • Troost

a break from the usual... no 75 Dollar Bill, per se, tonight!

Rick Brown will play a set (as brownout) first, soon after 8:00. Singing, droning, possibly hitting a few things. No plywood, probably. This doesn't happen often.

Also not a frequent presence, the improvising quartet of Che Chen, Sue GarnerDaniel Carter and Amirtha Kidambi will play the 2nd set of the evening, starting soon after 9:00.

This is the 3rd night of a week of shows involving 75 Dollar Bill (Che Chen and Rick Brown). Full schedule is here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/299669240427069/

Elder Ones Record Release with Tredici Bacci, Rhys Chatham + Oneida
Nov
12
8:00 pm20:00

Elder Ones Record Release with Tredici Bacci, Rhys Chatham + Oneida

Saturday November 12 @ The Park Church Co-op

AdHoc x Northern Spy Presents

Special Collaborative Performance by
Rhys Chatham / Oneida 
'What's Your Sign?' record release on Northern Spy

Tredici Bacci
'Amore Per Tutti' record release on NNA Tapes

Amirtha Kidambi Elder Ones
'Holy Science' record release on Northern Spy

TIX: http://ticketf.ly/2c1M2K7

| The Park Church Co-op |
129 Russell St @ Nassau | Greenpoint, Brooklyn
G-Nassau | 8pm | $13+ | all ages

Elder Ones Tour
Nov
2
Nov 11

Elder Ones Tour

11/2, 5pm - Amherst College, Western Mass (Arms Music Center, Room 3) 


11/3, 8pm - Casa del Popolo (La Sala Rossa) w/ Paso Doble, Montreal, Canada (4848 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1R5, Canada)


11/4, 8pm - Zula Presents, Gift Shop Gallery w/ Dave Gould, Hamilton, Canada (21 Rebecca St., Hamilton)


11/5, 8pm - Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY (341 DELAWARE AVE.
BUFFALO, NY 14202)


11/6 - Trinosophes, Detroit, MI (1464 Gratiot Avenue, Detroit, MI 48207)


11/7, 9pm - Elastic Arts w/ Dave Rempis-Mars Williams Duo, Chicago, IL (3429 W Diversey Ave, 2nd Fl, Chicago, IL 60647)

11/8 - Oberlin College (4:30pm) + New Ghosts Presents at Bop Stop Election watch party at 8pm, show at 9pm , Cleveland, OH


11/9, 8pm - City of Asylum, w/ Joey Molinaro's Pariah Dog, Pittsburgh, PA (324 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh , PA , 15212)


11/10, 8pm - Fire Museum Presents at Savery Gallery w/ Keir Neuringer and Madame Data, Philadelphia, PA (319 N 11th St (Ground Floor), Philadelphia)


11/11, 8:30pm + 10pm - Firehouse 12, New Haven, CT (45 Crown St, New Haven, CT 06510)

Amirtha Kidambi, Elder Ones and Peter Evans/Levy Lorenzo Duo
Sep
29
9:00 pm21:00

Amirtha Kidambi, Elder Ones and Peter Evans/Levy Lorenzo Duo

"The aggressive and sublime first album by the band Elder Ones, Holy Science, is a kind of gauge for how strong and flexible the scene of young musicians in New York’s improvised and experimental music world can be. At the center of it are drones and phonemes." - Ben RatliffThe New York Times

Amirtha Kidambi Elder Ones have signed to Northern Spy Records! Come out to Knockdown Center's lovely Ready Room to meet the band and catch a special performance. Levy Lorenzo and Peter Evans will perform as a duo. NSPY friends/family will be playing records.

11pm Amirtha Kidambi Elder Ones
https://vimeo.com/139639231

10pm Peter Evans / Levy Lorenzo
https://vimeo.com/164648474

9pm NSPY DJs

This is a free event.

Amirtha Kidambi, Greg Kelley, Lori Goldstone, Greg Campbell
Sep
2
8:00 pm20:00

Amirtha Kidambi, Greg Kelley, Lori Goldstone, Greg Campbell

  • Gallery 1412

Vocalist Amirtha Kidambi will be visiting from New York and performing in a quartet with trumpeter Greg Kelley and local improvisational luminaries Lori Goldston, cello, & Greg Campbell, percussion. 

Seattle violinst/composer Austin Larkin will also be performing a set this evening, as well as Anacortes' organic concretist Geological Creep.

WE INSIST! FREEDOM NOW!: FREE IMPROVISATIONS FOR REVOLUTION
Aug
28
8:00 pm20:00

WE INSIST! FREEDOM NOW!: FREE IMPROVISATIONS FOR REVOLUTION

  • Center for New Music

Tickets: $15 General, $10 Members
Tickets available at the door only

NYC based improvising vocalist and Bay Area native Amirtha Kidambi, and Oakland’s own Zachary James Watkins, met in the basement music venue of a bar in a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood on the border of Brooklyn and Queens. Amirtha and Zachary immediately struck a chord speaking candidly about race politics in experimental music, and the rapid gentrification of their hometowns and home bases, with a silent nod to the connections between these issues in the microcosm of their artistic communities, and the institutional and systemic racism and unrest in the macrocosm of America. The conversation was brief, but a connection was made. This concert is a continuation of that conversation, in communion with POC and women in the Bay Area, expanding the dialogue from coast-to-coast in their respective artistic communities. They will be joined by Marshall Trammell (percussion), Jeanie-Aprille Tang (electronics), Nava Dunkelman (percussion) and Lisa Mezzacappa (bass) in large group and small formations.

Pat Spadine + Ashcan Orchestra
Jun
23
8:00 pm20:00

Pat Spadine + Ashcan Orchestra

The Ashcan Orchestra presents a collection of new electro-mechanical toy instruments, and new works. The instruments will be built from handbells, toy pianos, slide whistles, and percussion and be automated by light, sound, and other sensors using simple CMOS digital logic chips, and mechanical memory. The first part of the evening will consist of new pieces for the individual instruments and ensemble. In the second half, the instruments will comprise a chamber ensemble sized “music box” with performers using sound and light to play a longer theatrical composition which uses the rules of digital logic, inherent to their electronics, as musical material.

The Ashcan Orchestra is simultaneously the audio/visual work of composerP. Spadine, a collection of toy, re-appropriated, and homemade instruments, and an revolving performance ensemble based in NYC since 2007. On stages and basements, indoors and out, it has been presenting new music and rituals in celebration and emulation of the physics and mathematics that bind the known universe.  

[COMMISSION] Ashcan Orchestra: New Instruments and New Works is made possible, in part, by the Jerome Foundation.

The Jerome Foundation, a long-time supporter of young composers, was a mainstay in Roulette’s early development and continues to help us fulfill our mission by presenting ambitious work by promising artists. Each year, the Jerome Foundation supports five artist residencies and four commissions at Roulette.

Lea Bertucci AIR
Jun
14
8:00 pm20:00

Lea Bertucci AIR

  • Issue Project Room

For her third and final show as a 2015 Artist-in-Residence, Lea Bertucci will premiere new works for voice, tape and electronics at ISSUE’s 22 Boerum Theater. Developed over the course of 2015/16, these new works embody her recent approaches to composition and recording technique. Environmental sound sources and manipulated instruments/objects form an ominous sound-world, where states of alienation, ambiguity and transcendence are examined.

The performance will feature guest vocalists Max Alper, Amirtha Kidambi, and Kathleen Baird.

Mary Halvorson's Code Girl
Jun
10
Jun 11

Mary Halvorson's Code Girl

  • The Jazz Gallery

The Jazz Gallery Commission Series

Mary Halvorson – guitar
Amirtha Kidambi – vocals
Ambrose Akinmusire – trumpet
Michael Formanek – bass
Tomas Fujiwara – drums

each set: $22/$12 members

sets at 7.30pm + 9.30pm

Daniel Carter/Sue Garner/Che Chen/Amirtha Kidambi
Jun
1
Jun 2

Daniel Carter/Sue Garner/Che Chen/Amirtha Kidambi

  • Silent Barn

MIDDLE GREY presents MEDICINE MIRROR: a double cassette release on Cryptic Carousel recordings and a release show

with performances by:

Muyassar Kurdi Middle Grey Fake Humans Daniel Carter, Che Chen, Sue Garner & Amirtha Kidambi Quartet

and live video synthesis by Corey Bauer of Cryptic Carousel.

about the artists:

MUYASSAR KURDI “. . . a Dadaistic performance that falls between musical absurdity and autistic choreography. Completely concentrated upon her bizarre ritual, the singer – dressed in black – emits tortured vocalizations and cries worthy of Yoko Ono in full flight, all of it juggling with electronic effects and white noise. It’s incredibly in-your-face and perturbing but makes you smile too: the sheer pleasure of making a racket…” – L’Alsace (France) http://muyassarkurdi.com/

FAKE HUMANS Fake Humans is the duo of Carl Didur (Zacht Automat, Battleship Ethel, No Dynamics) and Colin Fisher (Not the Wind Not the Flag, Bernice, Body Help, Caribou, etc). The name is an homage to a source of mutual inspiration—Philip K. Dick—and is not self-reflexive. Their combined musical vocabulary forms a unique lexicon of modal jazz, prog, minimalist and free improvisational nouns and verbs which they use to communicate a universal call to Awaken. Their affinity for extemporaneous freakouts tempered by a desire to engage with beauty and serenity suggest an implicit acknowledgment of the complexities of this process. http://fakehumans.blogspot.ca/

MIDDLE GREY Middle Grey is a collaboration between Anastasia Clarke (Silent Isle) and Jackson Randall. Voice, synthesizers, and electronic instruments drive their travels along spectra between improvisation and premeditation. They sonify a tension of opposites: restrained choruses are punctuated by guttural vocal outpourings, or industrial intensity is overtaken by subtle microrhythms. The duo is united by a desire to create a music that provokes, nourishes, and heals. http://middlegrey.bandcamp.com/

DANIEL CARTER, CHE CHEN, SUE GARNER & AMIRTHA KIDAMBI First-time quartet performance between members whose bios are too extensive, impressive, and wide ranging to possibly list: http://www.aumfidelity.com/carter.html https://chechen.bandcamp.com/ http://www.amoeba.com/sue-garner/artist/140167/bio http://www.amirthakidambi.com/bio/

COREY BAUER Corey Bauer is a sound and video artist, analog media specialist, and circuit designer. He is also the founder of experimental music organization/cassette label Cryptic Carousel. http://crypticcarousel.com/

Brought to you with love by Black Plastic Bag. www.blackplasticbag.com

Dennis Sullivan Curates  "Voices and Cello" by Morton Feldman
Apr
24
7:30 pm19:30

Dennis Sullivan Curates "Voices and Cello" by Morton Feldman

  • JACK

Dennis Sullivan curates
Sunday, April 24 at 7:30 pm
Tickets $10 in advance at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2539306 or $15 at the door

SET 1
Radical 2 (Dennis Sullivan and Levy Lorenzo)
- Altered States of Elasticity .... Dennis Sullivan
Popebama (Erin Rogers and Dennis Sullivan)
- Shedding Waste .... Dennis Sullivan (world premier)
Trash Stack (Ed RosenBerg, Jay Sorce, Dennis Sullivan)

SET 2
Amirtha Kidambi, Leila Bordreuil and Alice Teyssier
-Voices and Cello .... Morton Feldman
- Structured Improvisation .... Amirtha Kidambi, Leila Bordreuil

SET 3
Sam Kulik
The Broadcast .... Sam Kulik
Live Screening!!!!

ELDER ONES + LONGLEASH @ EMPAC
Apr
21
7:30 pm19:30

ELDER ONES + LONGLEASH @ EMPAC

  • EMPAC

http://empac.rpi.edu/events/2016/spring/amirtha-kidambi

From tight rhythmic unisons to expansive, wandering melodic lines, Amirtha Kidambi’s Elder Ones and Longleash represent many possible futures for contemporary experimental music. Each group features highly accomplished, technically virtuosic musicians, conversant in a wide range of musical styles and idioms, and driven by the goal of an ever-expanding musical vernacular.

Elder Ones, a quartet performing the compositions of vocalist Amirtha Kidambi, lies nestled in a Venn diagram of diverse musical spheres and communities in New York City. Bandleader Kidambi performs on harmonium and draws her vocal influence from both Indian Carnatic and Western Classical training. With saxophonist Matt Nelson, bassist Brandon Lopez, and drummer Max Jaffe, the band expands its influence to the realm of hip-hop and free improvisation. Oscillating between modal, Sufi-like circular grooves and jagged, brutal rhythmic constructions, the band equally suspects Thyagaraja, Coltrane, and Stockhausen as illegitimate fathers of their sound. 

Named for the Cold War-era CIA program that aimed to undermine Soviet culture by secretly disseminating art from the American avant-garde, Longleash relish the paradox of experimental sound. Formed in 2013 by violinist Pala Garcia, cellist John Popham, and pianist Renate Rohlfing, the group is focused on the commissioning and performance of music by emerging composers. Pursuing the freedom of exploration within a pre-determined set of limitations, they mine the depths of the traditional piano trio in search of sounds and ideas yet undiscovered. This performance will feature works by Juan de Dios Magdaleno, Francesco Filidei, Yukiko Watanabe, Christopher Trapani, and Clara Iannotta.

Elder Ones/JOBS/Trigger/Salt People/Samuel Boat
Mar
28
8:00 pm20:00

Elder Ones/JOBS/Trigger/Salt People/Samuel Boat

  • The Silent Barn


JOBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkDQkXVN_ys
ELDER ONES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5eV2_WYehM
SALT PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
https://saltpeoplenyc.bandcamp.com/album/when-jazz-becomes-the-agent-of-the-bourgeoisie
TRIGGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9jihaHs3MA
SAMUEL BOAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zymtssxeiMk

bring your own yoga mats
shave your stash
cringe with envy!

Dec
16
8:00 pm20:00

Seaven Teares with Peter Evans Horn 4tet

  • Roulette

Seaven Teares (Charlie Looker - guitar, vox, compositions, Amirtha Kidambi - vox, Robbie Lee - winds, guitars, Russell Greenberg - percussion)

Peter Evans Horn 4tet

Peter Evans - Trumpet

David Byrd Marrow - French Horn

Anthony Orgi - Bass Clarinet

Steve Lehman - Alto Saxophone