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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12:30 PM12:30

Mary Halvorson's Code Girl at Newport Jazz Festival

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, 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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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

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

Amirtha Kidambi Solo and Elder Ones

[RESIDENCY] Amirtha Kidambi: Solo // Elder Ones

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm



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
to Jan 14

Darius Jones' LawNOrder at Winter Jazzfest


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
$85 2-DAY ADV / $95 2-DAY DOS

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SEAVEN TEARES @ unlimited 31
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

Dominic Landolt, Ramon Landolt, 
Mario Hänni

solo pedal steel guitar

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


Martin Siewert, John Norman, 
Martin Brandlmayr

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Amirtha Kidambi SOLO
8:00 PM20:00

Amirtha Kidambi SOLO

Sounds Wrong Feels Right pres.:
WILTED WOMAN (Primitive Languages, birdFriend)

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.

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to Nov 5


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
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.

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
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
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.


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.


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


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"
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
to Apr 21

Elder Ones Spring 2017 Tour


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
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.


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

Part of Judson Memorial Church's Bailout series

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 

Please also visit MEGA-ORGAN during open gallery hours March 26th-April 5th!

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New Ear Festival: Miya Masaoka's Vagina Dialogues
8:00 PM20:00

New Ear Festival: Miya Masaoka's Vagina Dialogues

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
287 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013

 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 

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9:00 PM21:00

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

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

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Winter Jazzfest Presents ELDER ONES
8:00 PM20:00

Winter Jazzfest Presents ELDER ONES

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

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8:00 PM20:00

With Che Chen, Daniel Carter and Sue Garner @ 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:

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


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

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Elder Ones Tour
to 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)

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

10pm Peter Evans / Levy Lorenzo

9pm NSPY DJs

This is a free event.

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