Music Listings – 3/28 through 4/3/2016

1. Reggie Sylvester

Date: Monday, March 28, 2016
Time: 8pm – 9pm
Venue: Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center (Abrazo Interno Gallery on 2nd floor, 107 Suffolk Street , New York,  NY)
Tickets: $11
Genre: jazz/improv

Reggie Sylvester – drums
Bern Nix – guitar
Daniel Carter – reed
Francois Grillot – bass
guest vocals – Lindsey Wilson

2. Murchison/Maviel/Hardy // Miriam Atkin // Daro Behroozi

Date: Monday, March 28, 2016
Time: 9pm
Venue: 65Fen Music Series (Delroy’s, 65 Fenimore St, Brooklyn, New York 11225
Tickets: $10
Genre: poetry/experimental music/improv/jazz

Miriam Atkin – poetry

Daro Behroozi – solo saxophone/audio samples

Anaïs Maviel – voc, n’goni, m’bira, surdo / Lathan Hardy – winds, reeds, voc / John Murchison – gumbri, flutes, vox

3. Afro Roots feat. Lewis Porter – Phil Scarff Duo with guest artist Naren Budhakar

Date: Tuesday, March 29 , 2016
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: The Bernie Wohl Center (647 Columbus Ave, New York, New York 10025)
Tickets: $t.b.a.
Genre: from jazz standards to contemporary treatments of traditional Indian classical music

Lewis Porter – Phil Scarff Duo with guest artist Naren Budhakar!
New York-based pianist, composer, educator, and author Lewis Porter combines forces with saxophonist and composer Phil Scarff in this dynamic duo. Tonight they will be joined by tabla master Naren Budhakar. From jazz standards to contemporary treatments of traditional Indian classical fare, and from melodic originals to free-wheeling improvisation, East emerges from West and the audacious emerges from the contemplative.

4. Raga Roots: Carnatic Kutcheri – Workshop + Concert 

Date: Tuesday, March 29 , 2016
Time: 6;30pm – 11pm
Venue: Pioneer Works (159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231)
Tickets: $25 (including workshop)
Genre: Carnatic music

Carnatic music, the South Indian classical style is presented in its pure form. Explore the beautiful intricacies of Ragam, Tanam, and Pallavi in three Carnatic kutcheris (concerts). Pioneering virtuoso guitarist Prasanna presents an exciting instrumental set with mridangist Akshay Anantapadmanabhan. Also featured are vocalists Roopa Mahadevan and Ashvin Bhogendra with violinists Arun Ramamurthy and Anjna Swaminathan to engage the audience in powerful sets of song and improvisation. Seema Lisa Pandya also unveils her next tabla tapestry art piece.

WORKSHOP: 6:30 p.m.
Carnatic 101, A Guided Listening
Ever wonder what exactly is happening during a South Indian classical performance? In this guided listening, Arun Ramamurthy & Roopa Mahadevan walk you through vintage recordings of some of the legends of Carnatic Music. Learn about the structures and improvisational protocols, and how they lay the framework for interactive and spontaneous performances. This class is open to all levels of musical understanding.

CONCERT: 8:00 p.m.
Set 1
Roopa Mahadevan – vocals
Anjna Swaminathan – violin
Bala Skandan – mridangam

Set 2
Guitar Prasanna – guitar
accompanied by Ayyappan Venkatraman – guitar
Akshay Anantapadmanabhan – mridangam

Set 3
Ashvin Bhogendra – vocals
Arun Ramamurthy – violin
Akshay Anantapadmanabhan – mridangam

5. Alexei Tartakovsky 

Date: Thursday, March 31, 2016
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Merkin Concert Hall (129 W 67th St, New York, New York 10023)
Tickets: $25 & $35
Genre: Western classical music


BACH-BUSONI — “Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland”
BACH — Prelude and Fugue No. 16 in G minor, WTC I
LISZT — Sonata in B minor
CHOPIN — Polonaise-fantaisie, op. 61
DEBUSSY — Étude 11 – pour les arpèges composés
LISZT — Transcendental Etude No. 12 – “Chasse neige”
RACHMANINOFF — Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, op. 36 (original version)
1. Allegro agitato
2. Non allegro – Lento
3. L’istesso tempo – Allegro molto

Alexei Tartakovsky is one of the most promising young virtuoso talents of his generation. His beautiful singing sound, profound musicianship, superb technique and very exciting artistic approach represent the best qualities of the Golden Age of The Russian Piano School.

A semi-finalist of the 2015 Chopin International Competition in Warsaw  and top prize winner of many international piano competitions will present a recital featuring works of Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Liszt.

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6. Minetti Quartett

Date: Thursday, March 31, 2016
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center (61 West 62nd St & Broadway, NY))
Tickets: free (sponsored concert)
Genre: Western Classical Music

Schubert: Quartettsatz in C minor, D.703
György Kurtág: Officium breve in memoriam Andreae Szervánszky
Beethoven: String Quartet in F major, Op. 18, No. 1

This event is part of the Great Performers Complimentary Classical series, a special set of free concerts that spotlight some of the brightest rising string quartets. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

7. WEIRD WEDNESDAYS: Episode 26 – Terry Dame

Date: Thursday, March 31, 2016
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Barbès (376 9th St, Brooklyn, New York 11215)
Ticket: $10
Genre: ? music

WEIRD WEDNESDAYS (on Thursdays). March is the Women’s History Month Edition and this year will not disappoint. Special guest artists Phyllis Chen, Viola Yip and Kay Turner will perform pieces on the themes of Women, History, Objects and Weirdness, not necessarily in that order.
Viola Yip promises improvisations with voice and objects. Phyllis Chen will do something with toy pianos or Typatunes or bowls or other objects in that special odd and fantastic Phyllis Chen way. Kay Turner will present sonic rumination on the themes of Women, History, Objects and Weirdness, again not necessarily in that order. Your host, Terry Dame will also present something new, weird, historic and womanly.

8. Trauma Salon: trauma & traume

Date: Thursday, March 31, 2016
Time: 8pm
Venue: Panoply Performance Laboratory (104 Meserole Street, Brooklyn, New York 11206)
Ticket: $5 – $15
Genre: electronics/performance/indie rock

There is something inside of you. a void. no. a protuberance. no. a virus. no. an inconsistency in temperature. no. a child. no. you’ve forgotten it.
you forgot something so stunning that it caused you to forget what you were doing. you tell yourself stories to soothe the emptiness. you become the sum of all you’ve forgotten. one day, you look in the mirror and you’re old. you remember what you swore you’d forget. you carry on with your day.
in such a way, we endlessly forsee.

robert pepper (pas musique)

david ian griess

alex cohen

Sylva Dean and Me

Janna Pelle


Date: Friday, April 1, 2016
Time: 7pm
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker St, New York, New York 10012)
Ticket: $35
Genre: progressive rock

It would be futile, at this point in time, to sing the praises of MAGMA ; it has become a legend. In forming MAGMA in 1969, Christian VANDER initiated one of the richest creative efforts of the last 30 years. The group became successful in France very quickly and this fame soon spread abroad. One can ascribe this universality to the innate expressive force of MAGMA’s music and to the successive waves of exceptional personalities who brought so much to the endeavour…beginning with Christian VANDER, recognized worldwide as a drum hero and as a composer of the utmost originality and expressive force.

10. Fable Cry

Date: Friday, April 1, 2016
Time: 7pm
Venue: PIANOS (158 Ludlow St, New York, New York 10002)
Ticket: $10
Genre: alternative rock

The circus rolls into town as theatrical scamp-rockers, Fable Cry, from Nashville, tour the east coast and join up with NYC’s The Gay Blades, Lights Resolve and Zr. King for a magical night!

“Bonding over the whimsical, theatrical and comical, and donning a variety of musical influences from Danny Elfman to Queen to Gogol Bordello, Fable Cry showcases their vaudevillian persona in all their music and performances. “These guys are doing something fresh, unique, and they stand out among the abyss of musicians and bands in the Nashville area trying to pursue music as a career.” (Middle Tennessee Music)

11. 5th Annual Turkish Music Institute Workshop

Date: Friday, April 1 through Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Time: 10am – 4pm
Venue: Turkish Music Institute (244 West 54th Street 10th Floor New York, NY, 10019)
Ticket: $485
Genre: music workshop

We are pleased to announce 5th Annual Turkish Music Institute Workshop in New York City. This year the workshop will offer five classes that will focus on practical use of music theory, intonation, and modal repertoire analysis and interpretation taught by world-renowned master teachers.

Singing and Vocal Improvisation – Ahmet Erdoğdular
Modal Music Composition and Orchestration – Ross Daly
Ney – Ömer Erdoğdular
Oud – Yurdal Tokcan
Kanun – Göksel Baktagir

The master musicians will offer a concert, Mediterranean Crossings, on Sunday April 3, 2016 at 8:pm at Merkin Concert Hall  – Reception to follow. BUY TICKETS

12. Edith Lettner Trio

Date: Friday, April 1, 2016
Time: 9pm – 10pm
Venue: Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center (Abrazo Interno Gallery on 2nd floor, 107 Suffolk Street , New York,  NY)
Tickets: $11
Genre: jazz/improv

Edith lettner – saxophone
Warren Smith – drums
Ras Moshe – saxophone

Edith Lettner’s interests lie primarily in jazz, free improvisation, African music and music from diverse regions in the Middle East. She plays alto and soprano saxophone and duduk, an Armenian woodwind instrument. She very intuitively brings her unique and distinctive style to the cooperation with numerous bands, both during live performances and CD recordings.
Her frequent cooperation with musicians from other cultures and artists from other art genres has made her an incredibly versatile artistic personality.

13. Meg Okura & The Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble

Date: Saturday, April 2, 2016
Time: 8pm
Venue: The Stone (E 2nd St & Avenue C, New York, New York 10009)
Tickets: $15
Genre: jazz/improv

Meg Okura & The Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble will play arrangements of Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto’s music from the late 20th Centruy.

Meg Okura (violin)
Anne Drummond (flutes)
Jean-Michel Pilc (piano)
Or Bareket (bass)
Satoshi Takeishi (percussion)

14. Hassan Hakmoun

Date: Sunday, April 3, 2016
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette St, New York, New York 10003)
Tickets: $20
Genre: Gnawa music

Hassan Hakmoun is one of the most notable figures in contemporary Moroccan music, schooled in the traditional sounds of the Gnawa people in his native Marrakesh. Since moving to the US in 1987 his music has absorbed elements from a variety of popular styles, from jazz and “world music” to neo-classical contemporary Western music and cerebral pop, resulting in a diverse, award-winning and critically acclaimed body of work.

It’s been 26 years since the talented vocalist and sintir player released Gift of the Gnawa. yet the time has been spent well. Hakmoun’s latest album, ‘Unity’ is the finest example of ritual music combined with the heart of American rock, soul and blues ever recorded.

“The inspiration of Unity was to work on certain songs I’ve played live but have never recorded before,” Hakmoun says. “I’ve been working on new styles for a long time, and a lot of Moroccan musicians are taking advantage of the doors I opened for them. I’m happy to be able to keep performing for those people who are inspired by what I do.”

Hassan Hakmoun’s 6-piece ensemble includes the sintir plus vocals, guitar, drums, percussion, flute/sax, and karkaba, the metal double castenets of the Gnawa.

15. New Music Nights

Date: Sunday, April 3, 2016
Time: 8pm
Venue: Spectrum (121 Ludlow St, Fl Second, New York, New York 10002)
Tickets: $t.b.a.
Genre: new music

New Music nights is a 3 night new music festival curated by Lester St. Louis, that presents active new music performers bringing their repertoire. This set of nights will present Transient Canvas with Chris Watford and Katarina Miljkovic, Fonema Consort, and Distractfold Ensemble.

Katarina MILJKOVIC [electronics]
+Mu-Xuan Lin “PEINTURE No. 1” (2013/2015)
for bass clarinet and marimba
+Franck Bedrossian “TRANSMISSION” (2002)
for bassoon and live electronics
+Barbara White “FOOL ME ONCE” (2016)
for bass clarinet and marimba
+Katarina Miljkovic “DROP (version ii)” (2007; 2016)
for bassoon and live electronics
+David Ibbett “BRANCHES” (2015)
for bass clarinet, marimba and electronics
[[[Amy Advocat, bass clarinet]]]
[[[Matt Sharrock, marimba]]]
[[[Chris Watford, bassoon]]]
[[[Katarina Miljkovic, electronics]]]