The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

Downtown Music Gallery presents:

At 13 Monroe Street in NYC!

Please come!

Sunday, January 27th Double-Header: 6pm: ALAN SONDHEIM / AZURE CARTER /
JACKSON MOORE / CHRIS DIASPARRA! Weird Ethnic Instruments / Vocals /
Saxes! Flute!
/ Tenor Sax / Bass / Drums!

Alan Sondheim 347-383-8552
Schedule at:

Alan Sondheim is a Brooklyn-based new media artist, musician, writer, and
performer. Sondheim made his recording debut on ESPdisk in 1968, leading a
group of improvisers from Rhode Island in a trailblazing exploration of
free improvisation and electronic music. He has recorded with a number of
companies, including Qbico, Porter, and Fire Museum. He specializes in
string instruments, including oud, saz, pipa, violin, viola, sung lisu,
and suroz; he is also working on sarangi and open-holed Boehm flute.
Sondheim also works in virtual worlds and theory; his most recent book is
Writing Under, published through West Virginia University Press. Much of
his current musical output is at or .

Christopher Diasparra is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and improvisor.
He is an active performer, playing a range of diverse styles including
punk rock, soul, and freely improvised. In addition to performing,
Christopher works as a freelance consultant to record labels where he has
had the great fortune of working alongside his musical heroes. Christopher
Diasparra is currently recording his debut release as a leader which will
fuse his broad musical tastes. He would like to extend gratitude to his
friends and family for their continued support.

Azure Carter is an artist, educator, and singer/songwriter.  When she
isn't collaborating on music, video, or performance with her partner, Alan
Sondheim, she is busy teaching First Grade or working on an on-going
performance/video piece, The Fairyland Around Us, based on the writings of
the early 20th century naturalist, Opal Whitely.  Azure has performed at
numerous venues in NYC and Philadelphia, including the 92nd St Y, Dance
New Amsterdam, The Bowery Poetry Club, Eyebeam, High Wire, and ESP-Disk.
In 2012 she recorded Cauldron with Helena Espvall and Alan Sondheim for
Fire Museum. Her website is .

Jackson Moore is a composer, sound artist, and multi-instrumentalist. In
the nineties his work examined the semiotic systems that musicians use to
communicate with one another. Moore moved to New York in 1999, and has
since undertaken numerous projects. From 2003 to 2007 he wrote and
recorded a book of radically antisymmetrical song forms for jazz
musicians. In 2005 he founded New Languages, now a 501(c)(3) non-profit
dedicated to improvised music, and has gone on to organize numerous
festivals and special events. Recently he has been documenting Moss, a
functional musical pidgin language, and developing a body of formalized
music based on natural language. Since 2010 he has worked at Eyebeam
Art+Technology Center, where he is researching auditory architecture using
sound localization techniques. He has taught in many different settings
and is currently developing experimental approaches to collaborative
education with The Public School New York.

Jackson, Chris, and Alan produced the four-day improvisation event,
Factory Music, at Eyebeam Art this past December; over fifty musicians

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