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Wordless & White Light Music, Josni, Kronos Quartet, free Thursdays, Meredith Monk, Victoire & more

by Andrew Frisicano

Jonsi @ Terminal 5 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Jonsi

The previously-mentioned Wordless Music show featuring Jonsi and Kjartan Sigur Ros, along with Alex Somers Of Riceboy Sleeps, The Hilliard Ensemble, Latvian National Choir and Wordless Music Orchestra, is happening at The Church of St. Paul the Apostle on November 15th. Tickets are on sale through the Lincoln Center, who are putting on the show as part of their White Light Music Festival.

Jonsi kicks off his own solo tour of North America on October 15th. Tickets for the Hammerstein Ballroom show are still on sale (Mountain Man open).

White Light Fest runs from October 28th-November 18th, and its other shows include Antony and the Johnsons at Alice Tully Hall on October 30th (that’s their only North American show this year). That’s now sold out. Listen to Antony’s new LP, Swanlights, at NPR.

Also part of the White Light Festival is an October 28th show featuring the Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble at David Rubenstein Atrium. That crosses over with another new music series, Target Free Thursday at Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium. The full schedule for those shows, which run through December, is below. There’s also free DJ nights at the Atrium on Saturday night; that schedule is below too.

To bring it back to Wordless Music, Kronos Quartet will be at (Le) Poisson Rouge for two nights this weekend (Oct. 8 and 9), each with different sets of mostly-new music. The first night includes pieces by Terry Riley and Michael Gordon (both with assists by Young People’s Chorus of New York City) and young composers Bryce Dessner (of the National) and Missy Mazzoli (of chamber group Victoire). The second has another new work by Gordon, music by JG Thirwell, and new Schubert arrangements, reworked by vocalist Judith Berkson, who’ll also be on hand. Unfortunately, both nights are sold out.

And since we mentioned Brooklyn composer Missy Mazzoli above, it should be noted that her band Victoire plays a free show at Dumbo gallery Smack Mellon on November 4th. Victoire’s new album, Cathedral City, just came out on New Amsterstam. Their schedule is below too.

The full Free Thursdays schedule and more info is below…


Target Free Thursdays Performances @ David Rubenstein at Lincoln Center
October 7 At 8:30 P.M. Roy Nathanson’s Sotto Voce: Subway Moon
October 14 At 8:30 P.M. Metropolitan Klezmer
October 21 At 8:30 P.M. Ned Sublette “Kiss You Down South: Songs From New Orleans”
October 28 At 8:30 P.M. White Light Festival Opening Night “The Soul’s Messenger” W/ Meredith Monk And Vocal Ensemble
November 4 At 8:30 P.M. The Fish Police (U.S. Debut), Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt
November 11 At 8:30 P.M. Susan Pereira And Sabor Brazil
November 18 At 8:30 P.M. Hot Club San Francisco
November 25 At 8:30 P.M. Special Event Tba
December 2 At 8:30 P.M. Jody Oberfelder Dance Projects
December 9 At 8:30 P.M. Ulla-laa!
December 16 At 8:30 P.M. Christmas In Balthrop, Alabama
December 23 At 8:30 P.M. Tba
December 30 At 8:30 P.M. Chris Byars Quartet


LINCOLN CENTER presents “LCDJ” @ David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
Saturday, October 9 at 9 p.m.
MATT SHADETEK
Friday, October 15 at 9 p.m.
SPINOZA
THE BUNKER
Saturday, October 23 at 9 p.m.
DJ BELINDA BECKER
Friday, October 29 at 9 p.m.
I LOVE VINYL
FEATURING THE WORLD’S FAMOUS SUPREME DREAM TEAM DJ’S: AMIR, GE-OLOGY, JON
OLIVER, OP!, SCRIBE, AND THE TWILITE TONE
Saturday, November 6 at 9 p.m.
GLOBESONIC SOUND SYSTEM
DJ’S: ACIDOPHILUS & DEREK BERES
with Duke Mushroom on percussion


Kronos Quartet – October 8 program
Bryce Dessner / Aheym (Homeward)
Missy Mazzoli / Harp and Altar
Aleksandra Vrebalov / spell no. 4, for a changing world — World premiere
Terry Riley / Another Secret eQuation
with Young People’s Chorus of New York City under Francisco J. Núñez
Michael Gordon / Exalted — World premiere
with YPC
Set of arrangements by Jacob Garchik TBA
Maria Schneider / String Quartet No. 1 – NY premiere

Kronos Quartet – October 9 program
Clint Mansell (arr. Kronos Quartet) / Death Is the Road to Awe from The Fountain
Michael Gordon / Clouded Yellow – NY premiere
Dan Visconti / Love Bleeds Radiant – NY premiere
Franz Schubert (arr. Judith Berkson) / The Raven (Die Krähe from Winterreise) World premiere
with Judith Berkson, vocalist
Aleksandra Vrebalov / Der Sonnenuhr — World premiere
with Judith Berkson
Franz Schubert (arr. Judith Berkson) / Psalm 92 — World premiere
with Judith Berkson
JG Thirlwell / Eremikophobia
Sebastian Currier / Next Atlantis
with video by Pawel Wojtasik


Victoire – 2010 Tour Dates
OCTOBER 9 – Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
OCTOBER 13 – Mobtown Modern Presents at the Windup Space, Baltimore, MD (with Nadia Sirota)
OCTOBER 15 – AS220, Providence, RI (with Blevin Blectum)
OCTOBER 23 – X-Avant Festival at the Music Gallery, Toronto, Ontario (with Nicole Lizee’s SaskPower)
NOVEMBER 4 – Smack Mellon Gallery, Brooklyn (DUMBO), NY (free show)

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