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July 13, 2012 Jazz Gallery  CD Release concert: Hafez Moderqadek’s “Post-Chromodal Out!” Quite a line-up: Hafez, saxophone; Amir ElSaffar, trumpet; Royal Harrtigan, drums; Vijay Iyer, piano; Ken Filiano, bass. Vijay performed at Spruce Street Forum back when he was still …

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July 11, 2012 Barge Music: Here and Now Series Flux Quartet: Tom Chiu, violin; Conrad Harris, violin; Max Mandel, viola; Felix Fan, cello John Cage “Centennial Celebration” Part 2 Barge Music always amazes me.  It overlooks the Frank Gehry building …

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July 10, 2012 Guggenheim Museum Composing with Patterns: Music at Mid-Century One wonderful night after another. This was put together by talented Christopher McIntyre and Luke DuBois with Luke presenting an informative pre-concert talk in the Peter B. Lewis Theater.  …

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July 8, 2012 MoMA Summergarden  New Juilliard Ensemble  New Music for Large Ensembles I went to this because Henrik Strindberg’s music was being performed.  Henrik is from Stockholm and I met him in Iceland at the Nordic Days Music Festival …

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July 6, 2012 Cornelia Street Cafe Mark Helias - The Parlance of our Times Mark Helias, bass; Tim Berne, alto saxophone, Kirk Knuffke, trumpet; Mark Ferber, drums.  This is a new line-up with longtime colleague Tim Berne.  The notes say …

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