Fiery Philadelphia tenor saxophonist Elliott Levin (Cecil Taylor, Marshall Allen, etc) and L.A. keyboard legend Don Preston (Frank Zappa, Carla Bley, John Carter) play a set of free jazz. Additional players TBD.
Susan Svrček previews music from her June 19 Zipper Hall concert, including works by Yuji Takahashi and excerpts from Frederic Rzewski’s epic “The People United Will Never be Defeated.”
Belgian virtuoso Steven Vanhauwaert presents a sampling of his all-Italian PianoSpheres program, stretching from Busoni to Scelsi.
Two solo pieces recently released on CD by the Venice-based Cold Blue Music label will be performed: Michael Byron’s “In the Village of Hope,” for harp, played by Tasha Smith Godínez, and Daniel Lentz’ “River of 1,000 Streams,” for piano and electronics, played by Vicki Ray.
Saxophonist Jack Wright, bassist Evan Lipson, and guitarist Zach Darrup present a set of free improvisation under the group name Roughhousing.
Wright’s recent book The Free Musics is a significant contribution to the theory of free improvised music in Western consumer culture.
Elana Mann and John Burtle celebrate their new edited collection of text scores Propositional Attitudes (Golden Spike Press) with performances and a talk.
Vicki Ray returns to present selections from her April 3 PianoSpheres program.