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Montreal Intl Jazz Festival 2011

The 32nd edition of the Montreal International Jazz Festival (Festival Internationalmij-TBennett de Jazz de Montréal) takes place June 25 - July 4, 2011 at La Maison du Festival Rio Tinto Alcan in downtown Montreal, Québéc, Canada.

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal was named Festival of the Year by the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry during the Canadian Music Week gala in March.

Alain Simard, president and founder of the Festival, is delighted. "We are very honored to receive this award. It is the result of many years of effort poured into building the Festival into the largest event of its kind in the world."

Read more: Montreal Intl Jazz Festival 2011

Ende Tymes Festival - Sight, Sound and Fury

Ende Tymes Festival of Noise and Experimental Liberation is happening June 24-26, edl-Bellerue2011 at Silent Barn in Brooklyn and Outpost in Ridgewood, Queens, New York

This is a 3-day festival dedicated to DIY experimental music and video art, with workshops, discussions, screenings, and live music performances.

Ende Tymes Festival 2011 is supported by funds from the Experimental TV Center, NYSCA, and many Kickstarter supporters.

3-5pm Saturday at Outpost:
Artist discussion, "Street-level experimental music and the evolution of technology and culture" – With Phill Niblock, GX Jupitter-Larsen, Al Margolis, Katherine Liberovskaya, AMK, Rat Bastard, Gen Ken Montgomery, Damion Romero

Sound installations by Tom Grimley and Bob Bellerue are exhibited all weekend at Silent Barn.

Silent Barn:

Live performances:
8:00 PM doors open
9:00 PM    Pharmakon
9:20 PM    Rust Worship
9:40 PM    Twisty Cat
10:00 PM    Postcommodity (OK/NM)
10:20 PM    Fatale (IL)
10:40 PM    Jeff Carey (MD)
11:00 PM    Vertonen (IL)
11:20 PM    Crank Sturgeon (ME)
11:40 PM    MV Carbon
12:10 AM    BWT (IL)
12:30 AM    Bran(…)Pos (CA)
12:50 AM    The Rat Bastard Experience (FL)
1:20 AM    ISA Christ
1:40 AM    Hex Breaker Quartet


Live performances:
8:00 PM doors open
9:00 PM    John Mannion
9:20 PM    Page27 (CO)
9:40 PM    KILT (NM/NYC)
10:00 PM    Dog Lady (MI)
10:20 PM    Phill Niblock
11:20 PM    Sick Llama (MI)
11:40 PM    Novasak (CO)
12:00 AM    AMK (CA)
12:30 AM    Andrew Coltrane (MI)
12:50 AM    GX Jupitter-Larsen (CA)
1:20 AM    Kyle Clyde
1:40 AM    Yellow Tears

Live performances:
8:00 PM    doors open
9:00 PM    EID
9:10 PM    Cowards
9:30 PM    Liam Mooney (CA)
9:50 PM    Gen Ken Montgomery
10:10 PM    Work/Death (RI)
10:30 PM    Monsturo (CA)
10:50 PM    Mike Shiflet (OH)
11:10 PM    Damion Romero (CA)
11:40 PM    IDM Theftable (ME)
12:00 AM    Jason Soliday (IL)
12:20 AM    Opponents
12:40 AM    Lolly Gesserit (RI)


video screenings:
6:00pm Stephen Shearer, The Golden Age
Ocusonic, A Diamond Forms Under Pressure
Kamran Sadeghi, Cohesion
enrique maitland, #8 SWEET:BOX
Clint Enns, Lucifer Bearer of Light
Brian Edgerton, A Flash
Eric Ostrowski, OBEY
EyeBodega (Rob Chabebe & Joe Perez), Discrete Forests
Sara Sun, Blue
Bradley Eros + Tim Geraghty, TRANSTRANS (TRANSFORMERS Transformed)
Chris Rice, Death Cry (Siren Song)
Zach Layton, untitled

Live performances:
7:00pm C Spencer Yeh
7:20pm David Lintonetl-Poster2


video screenings:
6:00PM Alexei Dmitriev, Abstract?
Renata Padovan, Tulips for Iguazu
Maile Colbert, Over The Eyes
Paul Prudence + Francisco López, Hydro-Organic Machine Study
Ryan Marino, All That Remains
Carole Kim + Carl Stone, Under Glass
Benjamin Schultz-Figueroa + Tristan Shepherd, And They Watched The World All Around
Mike & Dawn Haleta, Cycle412 & Poly Floater Study
Shanna Maurizi + Julia Shirar, Landscape: Los Angeles
Jeff Gburek, The Perfect Sentence is the Perfect Silence

Live performances:
7:15pm Bruce Tovsky
7:35pm Katherine Liberovskaya + Al Margolis


video screenings
6:00pm Russell Chartier, Confined
Jean D.L., A long night…
James Elaine + William Basinski, Blueprints on a Winter Pond
Jeff Carey, Mod, Impulse
Lucas Abela, DJ Smallcock's Vinyl Arcade
Z'EV, KALIgraphix 3 ...........for Brion Gysin
Joshua Bastien + Dreamcatcher (Blake Hargreaves & Katherine Kline),
Blown Topologies
Cristopher Cichocki, Cycle in Cycle & Storm Drain
Fabio Scaccioli + Volcano the Bear, Vita notturna di una pozzanghera / Nightlife in a puddle

Live performances:
7:00pm Daniel Iglesia
7:20pm Fyxzis (Steven Flato, Richard Kamerman, Corey Larkin)

For more information, visit

Ende Tymes Festival of Noise and Experimental Liberation
June 24-26, 2011

Silent Barn
915 Wyckoff Avenue
Brooklyn, New York

1665 Norman Street
Ridgewood, Queens
New York

NYC Pride Week 2011

NYC Pride Week runs June 18 - 27, 2011 at several venues in New York City.npw-BGay

Heritage of Pride, Inc, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, hosts its NYC Pride events each year in New York City. These events are organized for and on behalf of all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and groups, and all others who support the struggle for the liberation of these communities.

In the spirit of Stonewall, Heritage of Pride welcomes the participation of all, regardless of age, creed, gender, gender identification, HIV status, national origin, physical, mental or developmental ability, race, religion or sexual origin.

Read more: NYC Pride Week 2011

Chelsea Music Festival - Encore!

The Chelsea Art Museum (CAM) again presents the Chelsea Music Festival (CMF) for a cmf-YChoi2second year from June 14 - 18, 2011 at CAM and other locations throughout the cultural hub of Chelsea, including The General Theological Seminary, St. Paul's Church and the Leo Baeck Institute, in New York City.

CMF celebrates music and art with world-renowned musicians and exciting newcomers on the international music stage and features Classical and Jazz music alongside World and New York premieres of works by living composers.

Artists include:

  • Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation violinist and featured artist Ye-Eun Choi
  • Grammy award-winning jazz bassist John Patitucci
  • cellist and CMF 2011 Artist-in-Residence Alban Gerhardt
  • violinist Augustin Hadelich
  • New York Philharmonic violist Rebecca Youngcmf-Gerhardt
  • pianist Helen Huang
  • Composers-in-Residence Brad Balliett and Doug Balliett
  • Visual Artist-in-Residence Carri Jobe

The CMF 2011 schedule includes daily evening concerts, a family program, panel discussion, late night events and impromptu daytime performances at various Chelsea landmarks such as the High Line and Hudson River Park.  

From the traditional to the experimental; the Baroque to the Romantic; and from Hip Hop to Jazz, the events celebrate composers such as Franz Liszt and Gustav Mahler, as well as a wide range of contemporary composers.


The Festival Opening Night – Liszt I: The Protagonist
The Chelsea Music Festival Opening Night begins the journey of exploring the theme of Franz Liszt by retracing the composer’s musical life and influences with music bycmf-HSung Bach, Beethoven, Liszt and Schubert.  Champagne reception à la Liszt with Festival artists to follow.

June 15, Wednesday – Mahler & Radical Departures
This evening event combines the theme of Mahler with an art exhibit entitled Radical Departures at the Leo Baeck Institute, bringing together the work of Jewish and non-Jewish German artists whose work was eventually branded as "degenerate" by the Nazis and who were forced to flee Germany.

June 16, Thursday – Liszt II: The Organist
On St. Paul Church’s magnificent 1897 Jardine organ, international virtuoso Stephen Tharp performs organ works by Franz Liszt in dialogue with a new composition from Composer-in-Residence Brad Balliett for choir and four bassoons, featuring ensemble Cantori New York, conducted by Mark Shapiro.

June 17, Friday – Liszt III: The Melodist – Carte Blanche to Alban Gerhardt
Internationally renowned star cellist and CMF 2011 Artist-in-Residence Alban Gerhardt collaborates with Festival musicians to create an evening filled with music centered around this evening’s theme, exploring the beauty and necessity of melody.

June 18, Saturday morning – Family Event: How to Compose in Color and Sound II
This event allows children and adults alike to have a hands-on opportunity to step into the shoes of a composer and learn about the process of musical creation. 

Participants will expcmf-CJobeerience the sounds of various instruments, collaborate on a graphic score composition, and play their composition with Festival musicians. They will also create visual artwork inspired by live music and the museum’s surroundings.

This event features Composers-in-Residence Doug Balliett and Brad Balliett, Chelsea Music Festival musicians and Festival Visual Artist-in-Residence Carri Jobe.

June 18, Saturday – "Voyager": Festival Finale with John Patitucci and Friends
Grammy award-winning bassist and jazz composer John Patitucci presents original compositions and Liszt-inspired arrangements, joined by jazz pianist Helen Sung, drummer Marcus Gilmore and Festival musicians in a unique blend of musical forces and styles. Festival Finale reception with all artists follows.

Also presented is a talk on Saturday afternoon:

The Festival Talks – Paths on the Upright: Improvisation and journeying the musical highway from classical to jazz
Festival musicians John Patitucci, Artist-in-Residence Alban Gerhardt, organist Stephen Tharp and Composers-in-Residence Brad Balliett and Doug Balliett discuss the impulse to create through improvisation, notation and communication.  Hosted by CMF Artistic Director Ken-David Masur.

For more information, go to

Chelsea Music Festival
June 14 - 18, 2011

Chelsea Art Museum
556 W. 22nd St. (at 11th Avenue)
New York City

The General Theological Seminary
440 W. 21st Street
New York City

Church of St. Paul‘s, New York
315 West 22nd Street
New York City

Leo Baeck Institute
15 West 16th Street
New York City

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