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 Tammy Evans Yonce + Melissa Keeling: SLIDING LIFE

7/18/19, 7:00 pm

Tammy Evans Yonce is associate professor of music at South Dakota State University and a Powell Flutes Artist. Melissa Keeling is an International Trevor James Flute Artist known for using effects pedals such as delay and looping. Both of their latest solo albums include music for flute with Glissando Headjoint, a headjoint with a sliding mechanism which radically expands the sonic and expressive possibilities of the flute. For this concert, they team up to present SLIDING LIFE, featuring premieres of new music for solo flute, flute with Glissando Headjoint, and flute with effects pedals.

Tammy Evans Yonce

Melissa Keeling

$15 entry at the door

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7/20/19, 8:30 pm

Goldfiishie, a Filipinx artist based in Chicago IL, is saying sayonara to the US (for now). The despedida tour, which means farewell in Tagalog, is to celebrate the good times and amazing people she's met throughout her journey here. Join us for a night of great music at Areté Venue and Gallery on 7/20/19 830-1030pm with performances from Daniel Durst and Unknown Caller. Tickets are $5 online and $8 at the door.


“Trinity Vector” (for Ornette) 

Sunday 7/21/19, 4pm

World Premiere

For Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, Violin

Charles Waters (alto sax) Tom Chiu (Violin)

Matt Lavelle (trumpet)

This work “Trinity Vector” is a tribute work dedicated to late master Ornette Coleman utilizing his three principle instruments and composed using hybridized harmolodic system conceived by Coleman. The work was composed by Waters specifically for these players who all have associations with Ornette and his work. Refracted in slow motion tempos and gradual flow harmonics exploring improvisational spaces through composed chamber jazz. The work is presented as one complete set with run time from 1-2 hours.

$15 at the door

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 Daniel Meyer / Rob Cosgrove, OTHER PLASTICS, Victoria Cheah, Gleb Kanasevich

7/29/19, 7:00 pm

Daniel Meyer, Rob Cosgrove, Dominic Coles, Hunter Brown, Victoria Cheah, Gleb Kanasevich

A night of experimental music.

 "Subtle Life Forms" (Live Electronic Improvisations)

Andrew Neumann, Tom Hamilton, Matthew Ostrowski

7/30/19, 8:00 pm

Concert will consist of three solo improvisations for electronics, concluding with a trio improvisational set.

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The Pieces That Fall to Earth

Christopher Cerrone Album Release Event

8/2/19, 8:00 pm

Composer Christopher Cerrone joins forces with some of his favorite collaborators his new album "The Pieces That Fall to Earth." The disc features three lushly beautiful song cycles performed by soprano Lindsay Kesselman, vocalist Theo Bleckmann, and a chamber choir, accompanied by Wild Up under Christopher Rountree.

Theo Bleckmann will sing "The Naomi Songs" in an arrangement for piano and voice, accompanied by Timo Andres, who also wrote liner notes to the album. Rachel Lee Priday will perform Cerrone’s propulsive Violin Sonata with Andres, and percussionist Andy Meyerson of The Living Earth Show will play a solo version of Cerrone’s meditative "A Natural History of Vacant Lots." To close the hourlong show, the composer will accompany soprano Alexandra Smither in his tender song "I will learn to love a person."

"Absolutely ravishing vocal harmonies, shot through with streaks of sonic light and shadow..." – John Schaefer, New Sounds.

"The Pieces That Fall to Earth" comes out July 26 on New Amsterdam Records.

$20 entry includes a copy of the CD


A Small Dream In Red 

Avant-Garde Voice and Saxophone Duo // The Art of NOW

8/15/19, 8:30 pm

The Art of NOW!

Nora McCarthy and Jorge Sylvester achieve the unique immediacy of music in abstract visual form in their duo performances, an innovative form of musical expression wherein each work reveals a self-contained world of content, form, improvisation, and - above all - balance.

A Small Dream In Red debuted at the Knitting Factory in NYC on September 10, 2001 and conducts performances and workshops worldwide.

In March, 2003, they recorded their first CD, A Small Dream In Red, a live performance captured at Cleveland State University at the Sundown Jazz Series. The CD, a compilation of original compositions and standards, garnered wonderful reviews and established them as one of the world’s most unique and innovative duos performing in this format and instrumentation. Joining them on this special performance will be world renowned visual artist, Fernando Natalici - MundoFernando

$15 at the door

 Shots / Melkings / Remnants

8/16/19, 8:00 pm

Shots celebrate the release of Private Hate, the group’s first full length LP. Their work aims to document and tamper with environments, impose mundane objects under meditative scrutiny, and portray anomalous situations through audio. Props, fragments of percussion, concealed microphones, and oddly employed playback devices set the stage for what could be an unknown game, a happening, an inside joke. Live and on record, a remarkably confrontational and transfixing experience. Melkings, the duo of Jim Strong and Thomas DeAngelo, will venture up from Philadelphia to show support with similar methods of conducting hardheaded forensic surveys of raw sound material created with uncommon means. A custom toolkit of invented instrumentation and salvaged junk is sure to confound. As Remnants, New York’s own Ryan Marino will treat us to to an exhibition of his high-wire tape music, excelling at the formation of fluid and visceral temporal sculptures rising well above the limitations of a loop. All the makings of a memorable night venturing into the enticing briar patch of art and sound.

 Ron Stabinsky/Shayna Dunkelman/Ava Mendoza

8/17/19, 3:00 pm

RON STABINSKY released his debut album, Free for One in June 2016, after more than a decade of the evolution of his improvised solo language. In addition to continuing to pursue this ongoing interest in solo piano improvisation, he enjoys working on music in a stylistically diverse array of situations throughout the United States and Europe with many other musicians and ensembles, including free-improvising saxophonist Jack Wright, bass trombone virtuoso David Taylor, Meat Puppets bassist Cris Kirkwood, and NEA Jazz Master David Liebman. Recent festival appearances include Newport Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival (Netherlands), Moers Festival (Germany), and Jazz and More Festival Sibiu (Romania).

Born and raised in Tokyo Japan, SHAYNA DUNKELMAN is a musician, an improviser, and a percussionist based in Brooklyn, NY. Dunkelman the founding member of theretro-future band Peptalk and played in the band Xiu Xiu for 6 years. Dunkelman’s musical activities span a wide spectrum. She has performed classical and contemporary pieces with numerous contemporary music ensembles such as the William Winant Percussion Group and the Wordless Music Orchestra, and has recorded/performed with pioneers of avant-garde experimental musicians such as John Zorn, Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore and many others.

AVA MENDOZA is a Brooklyn-based guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. Born in 1983, she started performing her own music, and as a sidewoman and collaborator in many different projects, as soon as she was old enough to get into 18+ venues. As a guitarist, Mendoza has received acclaim for her technique and viscerality. Her most ongoing work is as leader of experimental rock band Unnatural Ways, and as a solo performer on guitar/voice. In any context she is committed to bringing expressivity, energy and a wide sonic range to the music. Mendoza has toured throughout the U.S. and Europe and recorded or performed with musicians including Carla Bozulich, Fred Frith, Mick Barr, Nels Cline, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Mike Watt, Matana Roberts, Ikue Mori, Matt Mitchell, Adele Bertei, William Hooker, Jon Irabagon, members of Caroliner, the Violent Femmes, and more. Recordings are available on labels Tzadik, Weird Forest, Clean Feed, NotTwo, Resipiscent, and New Atlantis.

$15 at the door


8/19/19, 8:00 pm

Clarinetist Ben Goldberg and saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock present a set of improvised duets.

Opening will be master of the electric guitar Ryan Ferreira.

$15 entry at the door

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ABIDING DAWN Album Release Show

8/22/19, 7:00 pm

Rema Hasumi (piano, analogue synthesizer, vocal)

"Abiding Dawn," Hasumi's first solo album,
is a continuation of her improvisational work with a heavy influence by Alice Coltrane. Songs in the album were developed by finding natural shapes in initial improvisations, placing compositional frames around the raw materials, and layering a careful tapestry with her pristine piano sound, the warmth of vintage synthesizers and Hasumi's singular voice. After critically successful appearances in Japan, this will be her first public performance of the project in the U.S.,
a rare and raw musical offering for the listener.

$15 at the door

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iT Boy/Benjamin Louis Brody/Zachary Paul

8/22/19, 8:30 pm

 A night of Deep Listening with:

iT Boy

Benjamin Louis Brody

Zachary Paul


Aimée Niemann (Violin)

Nick Lenchner (Double Bass)

$10 at the door

Shoko Nagai/ Satoshi Takeishi’ s Abysm

8/27/19, 8:30 pm

Shoko Nagai (compositions, piano, electronics)/ Satoshi Takeishi(compositions, drums, prepared hammered dulcimer, modular synth)

ABYSM" is a series of compositions by New York based Satoshi Takeishi and Shoko Nagai incorporating Piano, Accordion, Percussion and several other acoustic instruments with electronics to explore the possibilities of the sound texture as well as the musical elements. Their goal is to express the "abyss" of the fundamental elements of the sound. The style of compositions includes Jazz, contemporary classical music and free improvisation. They music has been described as "almost visible to the listener.”

$15 at the door