Monday, March 2, 2015


March 20 - Sound Initiative performs graveled crumbled strewn for 2 winds + 3 strings, auxiliary performers, electronics & video projection
@ Rendez-vous Contemporains de Saint Merry

March 24 @ Zaal 100, Amsterdam
improvisations with Amy Cimini, Dana Jessen, Nora Mulder, Jasper Stadhouders & Felicity Provan

March 25 - ARCHITEUTHIS WALKS ON LAND @ Splendor, Amsterdam
performing with...
Of an implacable subtraction: Dana Jessen, bassoon & Paula Matthusen, electronics
Shackle: Anne La Berge, flutes and electronics & Robert van Heumen, laptop-instrument

performing with...
Audrey Chen - vocals, cello, electronics / Maria Chavez - turntables

April 1, 11, 22 & 26 - Weston Olencki performs puddles and crumbs, San Francisco / Chicago
  4/1 with Athletics @ Center for New Music, San Francisco
  4/11 with Athletics @ CCRMA, Palo Alto
  4/22 with Fonema Consort @ St. Xavier University, Chicago
  4/26 with Fonema Consort @ Constellation, Chicago 

April 6 - 5 PERSON BUFFET @ Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago
with Audrey ChenFrank RosalyCarol GenettiRyan Packard & Deniz Gül

April 23 - ARCHITEUTHIS WALKS ON LAND @ Lily Pond, Boston


April 26 - ARCHITEUTHIS WALKS ON LAND @ Trans Pecos, Queens

May 20 - Linda Jankowska, Jenna Lyle & Katherine Young @ Elastic, Chicago

May 23 - Mivos Quartet premieres slam creek bzzz for string quartet and electronics
@ Dimenna Center for the Performing Arts, NYC

June 8 - Wet Ink performs like a halo, NYC

January & February 2015

graveled crumbled strewn for 3 strings, 2 winds & 3 videos
performed by Chartreuse+/- ::: Myra Hinrichs (violin), Carrie Frey (viola), and Helen Newby (cello) + Zachary Good (clarinet) and Ben Roidl-Ward (bassoon)
1/7 @  Clonick Hall at Oberlin Conservatory
1/8 @ Constellation, Chicago
1/16 @ Spectrum, New York City
1/17 @  Firehouse Space, Brooklyn
I Care If You Listen did a 5-questions piece about the group and their project.

Weston Olencki performs puddles and crumbs for trombone & electronics
1/14 - San Francisco Conservatory

Till by Turning at the New Music Gathering
1/17 - San Francisco Conservatory

Architeuthis Walks on Land
1/18 - Center for New Music, San Francisco
with Weston Olencki & Owen Stewart-Robertson

Solo with Jessica Pavone, Rob Lundberg & Joe Adamik + Steve Dorocke
2/13 - Transistor in Chicago

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.”