at Corbett vs. Dempsey
Saturday, May 2, 2pm

free and open to the public

at Corbett vs. Dempsey
Tuesday, February 24, 6:30pm

free and open to the public

Lotte Anker and Fred Lonberg-Holm began playing together after recognizing their mutual interest in a wide variety of sounds from delicate to harsh. Their duo, a free improvised exploration into the sounds and structures available with sax, cello, and electronics, straddles experimental jazz/improvisation and contemporary music while referencing pop, folk and world music.  Since their first gig in 2011 (appropriately at a bar named Wray’s after the legendary creative hillbilly surf rocker Link Wray) they have continued performing as a duo whenever possible and also as part of larger groups with Ikue Mori, Ståle Liavik Solberg, Hank Roberts, Gerald Cleaver,  Makagami Koichi and many others.

Lotte Anker is a Copenhagen-based saxophone player and composer.   Her music includes both melodic (often twisted or fragmented) elements and more abstract textural material and covers a wide territory from minimal, transparency to dense and dark expressionism.  She has been initiator and bandleader of a number of highly acclaimed collaborations and groups such as Anker, Taborn, Cleaver (w/ Craig Taborn and Gerald Cleaver), and Trio with Sylvie Courvoisier and Ikue Mori. Other recent projects are the 8-piece group What River Ensemble, duo with Fred Frith, and a quartet with Johannes Bauer, Clayton Thomas and Paul Lovens.

Anker has performed at major festivals and concert spaces in most of Europe, USA, Canada, Asia, Africa and the Middle-East and has also played and toured with Marilyn Crispell, Herb Robertson, Tim Berne, Okkyung Lee, Paal Nilssen-Love, Joelle Leandre, Raymond Strid, Sten Sandell, Andrew Cyrille, Phil Minton, Peter Friis-Nielsen and many others.

Fred Lonberg-Holm is an improvisor and composer living in Chicago. Principle projects include his Valentine Trio, Seval, Stirrup, and the Lightbox Orchestra.  He is also a member of The Peter Brötzmann Chicago 10tet, Joe McPhee’s Survival Unit III,  Friction Brothers, and Fast Citizens.  He has worked with improvisors including Clare Cooper, Charlotte Hug, Andrea Neumann, Shelly Hirsch, Carrie Shull, Jaimie Branch, Carrie Biolo, Birgitte Uhler, Rachel Wadham,  Mary Halverson, Joelle Leandre, Joanne Powers, Zeena Parkins, Judy Dunaway, Lotte Anker as well as a number of guys.  Lonberg-Holm has recorded solo records for the Emanem and FlyingAspidistra labels.  Over the years he has been credited for work on dozens of jazz, rock, pop, contemporary classical and country records, including those by The Boxhead Ensemble, Wilco, Freakwater, Vandermark 5, US Maple, Guillermo Gregorio, God Is My Co-Pilot, Anthony Coleman, Kaki King, Jim O’Rourke, Bobby Conn, The Flying Luttenbachers, ZU, and…

Photograph by Peter Gannushkin.

LOS ANGELES – A small-run arts publication edited by Matt Keegan, featuring Diane Simpson will be released January 29th at the LA Book Fair. ==#2 is a non-thematic arts publication contained in a box with a 96-page bound volume featuring artist-to-artist interviews, texts, and transcriptions. Six loose multiples are also included.

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NEW YORK – The Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA) has awarded fourteen unrestricted grants of $35,000 each to individual artists and one collective in the United States. Nominated confidentially by prominent artists and arts professionals and selected by the Directors of the Foundation and noted members of the arts community, artist David Hartt is one of three artists awarded the visual arts grant.

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NEW YORK – Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to present a three-person show with Jo Baer, Anne Neukamp, and Diane Simpson. This will be the gallery’s first time exhibiting work by these three artists and will include a range of paintings and sculptures from 1978 to the present. The exhibition will be on view from December 13, 2014 through January 24, 2015.  Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, December 13 from 6 to 8 pm.

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NEW YORK – Wallspace is pleased to present The Curve, a collection of works by six artists that broadly considers objects and their depiction, as well as how pattern and surface can be mobilized to wide-ranging, often delirious effect. A shared interest in geometric forms – in all of their attenuated, ribald permutations – pervades the show, as does a garrulous palette ranging from treacle to acid rain. A fastidious attention to detail and a palpable joy-in-making links this diverse group, as does a devout belief in the power of objects to entrance, delight and confound.

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