January 2010

January 31: Terry Riley’s In C performed by the Shanghai Film Orchestra (at 7pm), music for two pianos by George Crumb and Luc Ferrari, and some new releases and reissues (including Wadada Leo Smith’s Spiritcatcher).

January 24: Music by electronic music composer Luc Ferrari including Chansons pour le corps (1988), Far-West News (1998-99), Et tournent les sons, and A la recherche du rhythme perdu (1978).

January 17: Music by cellist Abdul Wadud. The program will inlcude selections from Abdul Wadud’s long out-of-print solo LP By Myself along with recordings featuring his various collaborations with Leroy Jenkins, Olu Dara, Julius Hemphill, Anthony Davis, Philip Wilson, Warren Smith, and others.

January 10: From 6pm until 7pm, some music featuring bass clarinet with tape (by Rolf Gehlhaar, Takayuki Rai, and Wilfried Jentzsch), and some prepared piano music by Sophie Agnel. From 7pm until 8pm, Kafka and music featuring works by Trevor Wishart, Kaija Saariaho, and Francis Dhomot. From 8pm until 9pm, contemporary electronic music by Angelo Petronella,

January 3: Winter & music … featuring Tristan Murail (Winter Fragments), Kaija Saariaho (Orion), Jean Schwartz (Hiver), Francois Houle (Au Coeur du Litige), Chris Mercer (A Snowball’s Chance), Peter Cusack (Baikal Ice), John Cage (Winter Music), and Lionel Marchetti (Noord Five Atlantica).

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Alternating Currents on WMSE (91.7FM) in Milwaukee every Sunday night from 6 until 9 p.m. is a showcase for music that experiments both with form and sound, in other words, serious creative work from artists who challenge the concepts and shapes of modern music-making. Alternating Currents is about the adventure of sound as it surveys music of 20th and 21st centuries including modern classical music, contemporary open form free jazz, electroacoustic and electronic music, and freely improvised music.
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