Code Girl

Mary Halvorson, Code GirlFirehouse 12 Records

Mary Halvorson’s latest direction with songwriting translates into the nucleus, Code Girl, a collaborative that enhances the avant-garde jazz landscape with an innovative double CD of 14 songs.

Code Girl is Amirtha Kidambi (voice), Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet), Mary Halvorson (guitar), Michael Formanek (bass) & Tomas Fujiwara (drums)

I love to have my psyche challenged through the intensified application of music technology. Code Girl taps the brain with riveting intervals of programmatic sound.  The audio interpreter within us processes the composition to increase our appreciation for each song’s merit.

As we evolve an era of music technological change, Code Girl marshals a convergence of avant-garde jazz with an encoded experience.

Immerse yourself. Discover a transcendent experience that illuminates the soul.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance Spaces

Yesterday I wrote about Pi Recordings and the importance of their role with avant-garde jazz music. (see Related articles link) Time did not let me write more in-depth about the focused two-week event that Seth Rosner and Yulun Wang are curating at The Stone. The Stone is a non-profit performance space in New York City, dedicated to experimental and avant-garde, in the East Village.

The events planned  by Seth, Yulun and Pi Recordings at The Stone show a cornucopia of avant-garde talent. If we can get it together we want to attend one of the events 8/29-8/31…

Performance Space Events in 2011

Five of the 23 music experiences we attended in 2011 have taken place in performance space settings. Our association with intimate, well designed acoustic spaces commenced in January. My wife and I attended a winter concert at Wesleyan University by The Charles Lloyd Quartet.

We followed that event with the first of two performance space concerts at Stage One Theatre in Fairfield, Ct with Joe Sample on piano in April (we just saw Jimmy Webb in late July at this space).

The next avant-garde performance space event featured the Anthony Braxton Septet at Firehouse 12 in New Haven, CT in May.

Then just last week we enjoyed the swampadellic music of 7 Walkers at the Nancy Marine Studio in Torrington.

Fingers crossed we can add to the repertoire of performance space and avant-garde jazz  events we saw with what Pi Recordings is curating at The Stone!