Vocalist Rhodes and bassist Testa perform with interactive electronics programmed by Testa.
Percussionist Dutz brings his quartet, featuring Paul Sherman (oboe and English horn), Brian Walsh (clarinets), and Chris Votek (cello), for a set of original chamber music with improvisation.
Fiery Philadelphia tenor saxophonist Elliott Levin (Cecil Taylor, Marshall Allen, etc) and L.A. legends Don Preston (Frank Zappa, Carla Bley, John Carter) and Bobby Bradford (Ornette Coleman, John Carter, David Murray) play a set of free jazz accompanied by bassists Anders Swanson and Jeff Schwartz and drummer Christopher Garcia.
Pianist Gerpe plays solo and with his Panic Duo partner Pasha Tesitlin.
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: 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.