And I am still of the topc of events to blah blog about for some reason, and I think it could be because hey, it’s less writng sometimes. And I went over to ABC No Rio the other day to see their Ides Of March art exhbition, and they were closed for viewing hours. And there was this sign on the door for the Improvised Music @ COMA/ ABC No Rio NYC music series. And I have seen that flyer before lately, it’s one of those emails that happens to be sittng in my inbox at the moment. And thought to repost it along with a Live From Drom Music event. Have a great music day:
Improvised Music @ COMA/ABC No-Rio NYC
what is C.O.M.A.????C.O.M.A. – citizens ontological music agenda – started March 1998 and has presented improvised music on Sunday evenings at ABC No-Rio . The sets are 35-40 minutes followed with an open session at the end with various configurations of players.
This Sunday …….
March 23rd, 2008 @8:00 PM
1. On tour from CA –
Jeff Kaiser, quartertone trumpet and laptop
David Bartel, percussion and laptop
2. Synesthesia Collaborative
Chris Cannon – percussion, analogue synths
J.Guy Laughlin – electro accoustic percussion
J.S.Makkos – visual projections, vox con brio
3. An open Session
Sunday March 30th, 2008 @ 8:00 PM
1. Visiting from Berlin –
trombonist Matthias Müller and drummer Christian Marien
2. Jesse Dulman solo tuba
3. an open session
Sunday April 6th, 2008 @ 8:00 PM
1. Xenia Rubinos, vocals Marzio Fulfaro, bass Marco Buccelli, drums
2. M. with Digital Black
3. An open Session
Sunday April 13th, 2008 @ 6:00 PM until 11:00 PM
there will be an Anniversay (C.O.M.A.’s) Benefit (ABC NO-Rio’s)
to celebrate 10 years of Improvised Music on Sunday nights at
ABC No-Rio… performing will be – Frank Keeley, Gregory Wildes Tianna Kennedy, Robyn Siwula, Mike Irwin, Federicon Ughi, Tor Snyder, Ras Moshe, Chris DiMeglio, Daniel Levin, Francois Grillot, Dave Miller,Chris Welcome, Blaise Siwula , Phillip Gayle, Kurt Gottschalk, Keichi Masako Yokouchi, David Freeman, Tom Shad, Dom Minasi, Shayna Dulberger, Sympathy for Lady Vengence, OME, Welf Dorr, Gunter Gruner, Scott May, Tom Blatt, Thing NY, Tom Zlabinger Federico Ughi, Dave Ross & Dawoud ….not exactly in that order….. with a sliding $5-$10.00 donation
Sunday April 20th, 2008 @ 8:00 PM
1. Model Cities : Jonn Angelbeck -Bass Nick Franklin- Guitar
Stefan Keneas – Drums Damien Olsen – Keyboards, Guitars
Glenn St. Jean – Guitar, Vocals
2. UNTYTE – Dalius Naujo –drums, perc, conductor
Sand Ra K. (aka Sandra Koponen) -a. sax, perc, plastic flute, keybrd
Nick Gianni –flute, t. sax, On Davis -guitar
Matt McDonald -guitar Mike Irwin – trumpet
Mike Williams – bass trumpet Jonathan Haffner –alto sax
Richard Marriott -trombone
3. An Open Session
Sunday April 27th, 2008 .. No COMA
C.O.M.A is an open series for all creative improvising musicians whether they’re melancholy, slightly deranged, extremely moody, happy beyond comprehension, geniuses in their own minds, or just down right normal who want to experiment, develop their craft and expand the limits of the imagination…. there is a $5.00 suggested donation at the door for the musicians.
And here is that other event that is sitting in my emal inbox also that looks worth checking out also.
On Sunday, March 30th, LiveWired, a leading presenter of new music in New York, in conjunction with Lovevolv Inc, present BURNT SUGAR: The Arkestra Chamber at 9:00 PM, BROOKLYN MIME TROOP at 11:30 PM, and UNTYTE at 1:00 AM to 2:00 AM, at Drom in NYC’s East Village. Doors open at 8:00 PM, LiveWired and Lovevolv are excited to debut short selections from their expanding video archives, featuring performances by such artists as: Sun Ra Arkestra, Burnt Sugar, Gary Lucas, Snehasish Mozumder and Dibyarka Chatterjee, 2nd Species, Kim Clarke, Kenny Wolleson, and others. Burnt Sugar: The Arkestra Chamber is the ultimate gumbo group. Burnt Sugar is Shapeshifted by Greg Tate, references may include at any moment: Sun Ra Arkestra, Parliament-Funkadelic, Bjork, Zappa, Hendrix, Butch Morris. Says ringleader Tate, 2008 has been a blowout busy year for Burnt Sugar–two sellout nights at ‘The Kitchen’ , an SRO performance at Paris’ Son D’Hiver festival, a live film score presentation at Lincoln Center of legendary indie black film godfather Oscar Micheaux’s 1927 silent feature ‘Within Our Gates’. Recent gigs have also featured guest appearances by hometown heroes Vernon Reid and Maya Azucena alongside the ever-evolving Burnt Sugar. At Drom the band will be presenting material being prepped for their next studio album which shall include an insane cover of Joni Mitchell’s .”All I Want” featuring the siren Lisala , a madcap meringue variation on Living Colour’s “Love Rears Its Ugly Head” and a ree-dunk-u-lous version of Fishbone’s ‘Black Flowers’ featuring Strong Island’s own Abby Dobson. Brooklyn Mime Troop: “Render” feat. Susana Lei’ataua – voice, Pheeroan akLaff – drums; voice, Warren Smith – tympani, marimba, voice; Video by Tomas Casas. Susan was the communications specialist for the Royal New Zealand Ballet and recently the project leader of the Ngai Tahu Leadership Programme for the indigenous Maori iwi (tribe) Ngai Tahu. Lei’ataua was a founding actor in the devised visual theatre work Vula that performs on a stage of water, exploring the stories of Pacific women. Lei’atua is the recipient of the New Zealand Fulbright Senior Scholar Award 2008 and the NYU Asian/Pacific/ American Institute 2007-2008 Artist-In-Residence. One of today’s foremost percussionists Warren Smith, has collaborated with many of the greatest Jazz, R & B, and Pop artists of all time, including Max Roach, Charles Mingus, Count Basie, Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin, and Janis Joplin.Brooklyn Mime Troop is a collaboration between Brooklyn-based drummer-composer Pheeroan akLaff, New Zealand-born actress and writer Susana Lei’ataua and master percussionist Warren Smith, confronting the shadow and light at work in our 21st century ethos and stasis (or lack thereof) with the thunderous and the serene. Melodic and cacophonous percussion and voice. Untyte feat. Dalius Naujo, drummer, conductor: Mike Williams, bass trumpet: SandRA Koponen, alto sax, rib-a-phone (percussion and wind instruments): Matt McDonald, electric guitar; Mike Irwin, trumpet; Jonathan Haffner, alto sax; Nick Gianni, tenor sax and flute; On Davis, guitar; Dimitri Dmickecnko, accoustic bass conducted by dynamic drummer Dalius Naujo. LiveWired is the creation of Executive Producer Colin Faber, also a head design architect of SHED Studio, NYC; and Charles Blass, Executive Director of Lovevolv Inc. This visonary duo sow the seeds for a revived avant-garde musical landscape for New York City. A calendar of LiveWired radio shows and recommended events is here.