Posts Tagged ‘Mary Halvorson’

Vision Festival 22 :: May 28- June 3, 2017 :: Greenwich Village, NYC

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

ARTS FOR ART PRESENTS
Vision Fest 22:
Free Jazz Festival for a Just Future
May 28- June 3, 2017

 Presenting A Full Spectrum of Jazz Today
And Highlighting The Socio-Political Context of
The Music And Its Practitioners

 

 Vision Festival 22 Celebrates the Career of Multi-Instrumentalist,
Instrument Designer, and Educator:
COOPER-MOORE
Performing on Monday, May 29

On Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, Arts for Art officially opens Vision Festival 22 at historic Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich Village. This first night will honor Cooper-Moore for his Lifetime of Achievement.  The renowned multi-instrumentalist, educator and raconteur Cooper-Moore, is an artist whose music has been informed by his own struggle for freedom and who personifies the ideals upheld by AFA.

Born during segregation in Southern Virginia, Cooper-Moore came of age playing his music on piano in church. In his early 20s, he was an active member of the civil rights and peace movements, often aligning himself with radical Catholics such as the Berrigan Brothers in their protests for nuclear disarmament. Upon moving to New York in the late 1960s, Cooper-Moore became a pivotal member of the free jazz movement.  His tenure with the late saxophonist and visionary David S. Ware began in 1970s as part of the Jazz Loft at 501 Canal Street. Cooper-Moore’s primary instrument is the piano, but he has become well-known for the many instruments he has designed and built, most notably the diddley-bow, a long-necked single string bass or dulcimer played horizontally while seated.

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4th Annual Alternative Guitar Summit, Part of City-Wide New York Guitar Festival SMASHES BORDERS OF GENRE AND STYLE JANUARY 17-19 at SubCulture: Arts Underground

Monday, November 18th, 2013

4th ANNUAL ALTERNATIVE GUITAR SUMMIT,
Part of City-Wide NEW YORK GUITAR FESTIVAL
JANUARY 17-19 at SubCulture: Arts Underground

OPENING NIGHT: EVOLVING CONCEPTS OF RHYTHM:
MILES OKAZAKI, WILL BERNARD, LIBERTY ELLMAN, DAVID GILMORE

RARE NYC APPEARANCE BY DAVID TRONZO +
FIRST EVER DUO MEETING OF FRED FRITH & NELS CLINE

FINAL NIGHT – THE MUSIC OF PAUL MOTIAN
featuring Duo Performances By
STEVE CARDENAS, BEN MONDER,
GILAD HEKSELMAN, BRANDON ROSS, VIC JURIS,
MARY HALVORSON, JULIAN LAGE &
FESTIVAL FOUNDER JOEL HARRISON 

The Alternative Guitar Summit, founded in 2010 by guitarist Joel Harrison, is an annual gathering of daring, inventive players who explore new and unusual approaches to the guitar. The music presented during AGS always seeks to celebrate the instrument’s enormous range of possibilities, beyond style or genre.

“If you love spontaneous improvisation, beautiful melodies, nasty funk, surreal soundscapes, wild abandon, righteous distortion, elliptical chords, dreamy sound clouds, and the joy of surprise, this festival is for you,” says Harrison. “It’s an incredible experience to see so many six-string wizards at work in one place over such a concentrated period of time. Ecstatic moments are in abundance all weekend long.”

Nels Cline, Appearing in Duos with Fred Frith & Julian Lage

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Xiu Xiu Announce Nina Simone Covers Album, NINA

Monday, September 23rd, 2013
artworks_000057694733_9njfmh_t500x500To Be Released Dec 3 via Graveface RecordsAll Arrangements by Longtime Xiu Xiu-Collaborator, Ches Smith

Backing Band Is Smith’s THESE ARCHES:
Tim Berne, alto sax
Tony Malaby, tenor sax
Mary Halvorson, guitar
Andrea Parkins, electric accordion
Ches Smith, drumsPlus Xiu Xiu Founder Jamie Stewart, vocals

Stream First Single “Don’t Smoke in Bed” via Pitchfork

With an artist as wide-ranging and prolific as Xiu Xiu‘s Jamie Stewart, it can be hard to put into words what, exactly, his music sounds like. But when it comes to Stewart’s forthcoming NINA, he certainly doesn’t sound like himself.

NINA is a thank-you note, a love letter and a kind of musical fan-fic for the late icon Nina Simone. This being Xiu Xiu, of course, Stewart’s tribute album is far from a collection of straight covers. Rather, he and long-time collaborator Ches Smith — “the only person I know who could understand this in his heart and also handle the technical side of fearlessly reorienting such wonderful music” — bring Simone into focus through their own avant-dark lens.

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