William Basinski @ 110 Livingston
Issue Project Room hosted reel-to-reel tape composer William Basinski at their new, currently being remodeled theater at 110 Livingston on June 11th. Basinski played two hypnotic sets in the former Elks Lodge, in what was only the second time they'd previewed the space.
The piece he played, Vivian & Ondine, was written, he explained, to coax his baby neice out of the womb. It's excerpted above and available on CD from Basinski's site. Joshua Light Show worked the visuals and bounced patterns around the ornate arches and ceiling. Clearly, the theater is an awesome space to hear vision-inducing loops, and will be a fun permanent home for Issue once they complete its renovation (which they're still in need of funds to finish) and move in permanently. More pictures from the night are below.
Issue has been putting on shows this summer in the courtyard of the Old American Can Factory (like Omar Souleyman for instance). The next of those is Bobb Trimble's Flying Spiders (in just his second NYC peformance), guitarist-led Loren Connors' Haunted House, Gary War and Samara Lubelski on July 11th. Tickets are still on sale.
They did an outdoor show in honor of Walt Whitman under the Brooklyn Bridge the other day, and on July 10th they'll go under the Queensboro Bridge for the first-annual Albert Ayler Festival, co-presented by jazz label ESP Live on Roosevelt Island's RiverWalk Commons. The show (and record fair) starts at 2pm and features The New Atlantis Sextet with Marshall Allen, William Hooker, Charles Gayle, Gunter Hampel, Giuseppi Logan and more. It's free, and the full schedule and poster is below...
Albert Ayler Festival
Saturday July 10, 2010 from 2pm-10pm
$ FREE $
ESP LIVE and Issue Project Room Presents in conjunction with Roosevelt L!ve:
The 1st Annual
Albert Ayler Festival
'Record Fair & Musical Celebration'
Riverwalk Commons, Roosevelt Island, New York
Giuseppi Logan Quartet
Matt Lavelle: trumpet, bass clarinet
Francois Grillot: bass
Dave Miller: drums
Giuseppi Logan: alto sax, bass clarinet (ESP 1007, 1013, 1055)
Solo Saxophone Tribute by Andrew Lamb
Gunter Hampel Solo
vibraphones, bass clarinet (ESP 1042)
Solo Saxophone Tribute by Daniel Carter
Louie Belogenis: tenor sax (ESP 4052)
Charles Downs: drums (ESP 4052)
Joe Morris: bass (ESP 4052, 4056)
Solo Saxophone Tribute by Ned Rothenberg
William Hooker & Sabir Mateen Duo
Sabir Mateen: saxophone, flute, clarinet
William Hooker: drums, spoken word
Solo Saxophone Tribute by Joe Rigby
New Atlantis Sextet featuring Marshall Allen
Ed Ricart: guitar
Jason Ajemian: bass
Sam Lohman: drums
Andrew Barker: drums
Elliott Levin: vocals, flute, soprano & tenor saxophone (ESP 4030)
Marshall Allen: alto saxophone (ESP 1008, 1014, 1017, 1045, 3033, 4002, 4054, 4060)
Closing festivities with DJ Spun (Rong/DFA)