Because it’s actually useful ….
Steve Coleman, who has a strong record coming out soon, has made a substantial amount of his back-catalogue available for free. Download here, and while you’re doing so, read his eloquent words about it here. It’s important stuff.
Book your travel plans. Lisa Bielawa’s ambitious Airfield Broadcasts will be performed at Berlin’s Templehof field May 10-12, and at the site of the former Crissy Field in San Francisco, now part of a gorgeous park, October 26 & 27 — the nicest time of year in my favorite city.
Listen to a track from the upcoming Big Farm release, which can’t come soon enough (May 28).
The Park Avenue Armory’s signature event this season is an installation of Stockhausen’s Oktophonie, designed by Rikrit Tiravanija. It opens tonight and they’ve been adding shows due to demand, so get your tickets now for Sunday afternoon, the last remaining performance with tickets available.
Coming sooner than you think, Wadada Leo Smith and Angelica Sanchez at Greenwich House (April 6).
Synth Nights returns to The Kitchen this Friday and Saturday with sets from David Behrman, Ben Vida, Greg Davis, Sergei Tcherepnin and Woody Sullender.
Pianist Emilio Teubal is celebrating the release of a new recording, Musica para un Dragon Dormido, at (le) Poisson Rouge, April 3.
And Joshua Fried is looking to fund a Radio Wonderland recording project, help him out here.
And a new concert series is staring in Brooklyn, Snug’s Concert Series at 61 Local, 61 Bergen Street. The high-profile open is Oliver Lake, solo.