Saturday, January 10, 2015

Diligence Is to Magic as Progress Is to Flight: Live & On Tape

Austin Wulliman and Ensemble Dal Niente perform Diligence Is to Magic as Progress Is to Flight at Constellation in Chicago at the release event with Parlour Tapes+ on December 12, 2014.

The album was also featured in Peter Margasak's "Favorite Music of 2014" list for the Chicago Reader.

Music Unlimited review

All About Jazz did a really nice piece on the MUSIC UNLIMITED 28 festival in Wels, Austria, in November. Here's the bit about Till by Turning's performance:

"The all-female chamber trio Till by Turning (pianist Emily Manzo, bassoon player Katherine Young and violinist Erica Dicker) presented a challenging contemporary program by composers Sofia Gubaidulina and Morton Feldman. Thoughtful improvisations and arresting sonic explorations focused on extended techniques and inventive exploration of silence and space. 

Despite the demanding nature of this set and the often minimal, almost silent sonic articulations, the trio succeeded in keeping the audience carefully attuned to an adventurous journey. The most memorable piece of this set was Young's solo for bassoon and electronics, in which her inventive breathing techniques were enhanced by different effects until her breaths, the bassoon's total timbral range, and the electronics formed a strangely beautiful wall of inimitable sound."

Monday, November 24, 2014

Diligence Is to Magic as Progress Is to Flight ... out Dec 14!

Molly Roth Scranton is making beautiful drawings that will be part of the art for the cassette release of Diligence Is to Magic as Progress Is to Flight. Each tape will come in hand-made packaging, and each of the limited-edition do-it-yourself box sets will come with an original drawing by Roth.

And here's a teaser video from the folks at Parlour Tapes+...


Monday, November 3, 2014

Nov-Dec 2014

11/7-11/9 - WELS UNLIMITED 28: Erica Dicker, Emily Manzo & Katherine Young (Till by Turning) 
Wels, Austria

11/21 - Young/Wildeman/Rosaly
Debut performance of this trio with Albert Wildeman (bass) & Frank Rosaly (percussion).
@ Transisitor Gallery, 3441 N. Broadway, 60657
8 PM - Free (donations) - BYOB

@ the Owl, 2521 N. Milwaukee 60647

12/7 -  Alternating Currents Live presents...ARCHITEUTHIS WALKS ON LAND 
@ Woodland Pattern, 720 East Locust, 53212

12/14 - The Frequency Series presents...

* RECORD RELEASE SHOW * with Parlour Tapes+
featuring J. Austin Wulliman & Ensemble Dal Niente
@ Constellation, 3111 N. Western, 60618

Preorder the limited edition multi-cassette box set to make your own installation here!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Architeuthis Walks on Land - The Surveyors


Friday 9/26 @ Constellation
Chicago, IL

9:30 PM

Friday 10/17 : University of California, Irvine

Sunday 10/19 : University of California, San Diego

Monday 10/20 : mata, Los Angeles


"While their music poses no particular danger beyond the challenge of unfamiliarity, its reach justifies adopting the name of a critter that has tentacles ten yards long....fearless improvisers" - Bill Meyer,

"[On the] experimental duo’s new album, The Surveyors (Carrier)...they’ve never sounded more in sync. Improvisation has always been key to their music, but the three core pieces on the new record rely on predetermined material, which lends potency and focus to the performances by dissolving any initial flashes of chaos with keen compositional logic." - Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader

UT San Diego interview with Amy“I look for someone who I can communicate with really clearly, someone who is not judgmental in respect to what they hear in the moment,” Cimini said. “Katie and I really started improvising together; neither of us had a very kind of robust improvisatory practice. We found our way into this world together.”

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


Sun 6/8 - Puddles and Crumbs for trombone & electronics 
Weston Olencki premieres the first part of a work-in-progress!
@ Northwestern University

Mon 6/9 - PRETTY MONSTERS + Jessica Pavone
@ Quinn's, Beacon, New York

Tues 6/10 - 12 Duets (DCWM) 2012 with Anthony Braxton hits the streets!

Wed 6/11 - PRETTY MONSTERS + Jessica Pavone + Tom Rainey / Matt Nelson / Dan Peck
Silent Barn Brooklyn, NEW YORK

Sun 6/15 - SOLO + Jessica Pavone + Rosie Langabeer
@Random Tea Room

Wed 6/25 - recording session with ENSEMBLE DAL NIENTE for our upcoming release on Parlour Tapes+

* pre-order the limited edition 8 channel box set here! *

with Troy Schafer, Casey Anderson &; Scott Cazen
@Elastic, Chicago

Thu 7/10 - SOLO Set
@Comfort Station Chicago

Sat 7/12 - Puddles and Crumbs for trombone & electronics 
Weston Olencki performs my piece as part of the Under the Radar Festival
Omaha, NE

Sun 7/27 - Coppice + Katherine Young | Weston Olencki 
@Constellation - 8:30 PM

8/2 - Summer Festival of Being and Becoming
performing as part of an Arthur Russell tribute event at Kunsthaus Bregenz with Joel Gibb from Hidden Cameras

8/3-8/17 - Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music
participation in workshops with Simon Steen-Andersen and ensemble soundinitiative, as well as with Martin Iddon and Distractfold.

8/21 - Luftbrücke and ON Neue Musik Köln present Summer Pairs, a night of improvised music > > > > KatherineYoung/Brad Henkel (USA), Jooklo Duo (IT), Klirrlicht (DE)
@ Kunsthaus Rhenania, Bayenstraße 28 Köln - 20:30

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Spring 2014!

4/17-4/19: Anthony Braxton: Trillium J (The Non-Unconfessionables) with the Tri-Centric Orchestra 
@Roulette, NYC

4/18: Joann Cho premieres For Elaeth for solo piano
as part of her "Eleath Songs" commissioning project

4/20: Architeuthis Walks on Land
Amy Cimini (viola) + Katherine Young (bassoon)
@Spectrum Gallery, 121 Ludlow
8:30 PM

4/29: Ensemble Mocrep performs The Life You Save May Be Your Own 
for amplified flute, bass clarinet, cello, piano, percussion and 8-channel tape
{Chicago premiere!}
@DePaul University School of Music Concert Hall
8 PM

5/15: Ensemble Mocrep performs The Life You Save May Be Your Own
for amplified flute, bass clarinet, cello, piano, percussion and multi-channel tape (4-channel version)
@DePaul University

5/17: Ingrid Laubrock & Tom Rainey Duo
Excited to sit in - along with Tomeka Reid - for the second set with these amazing musicians!
@Constellation, 3111 N. Western 60618

5/19: Eric Leonardson, Carol Genetti, Albert Wildeman & Katherine Young
@Myopic Books

5/21: Slice Series: Peter Maunu (guitar, mandolin, violin), Albert Wildeman (bass) & Katherine Young
@The Beat Kitchen