Highly Selective Listings
Brooklyn Rail Highly Selective Music Events
A thoughtful, discerning, and carefully compiled list of the most notable, promising and unique musical events for the month of March in New York City.
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt with Neha Kirpal
I first heard Vishwa Mohan Bhatt at a Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth (SPIC MACAY) event in his hometown, Jaipur, in early 2002.
Various Artists: DesconstruçãoBy Adolf Alzuphar
The city of São Paulo is a densely populated metropolis and major cultural and financial capital, home to a number of billionaires, major art museums, the largest gay pride parade in the world, an impressive number of universities, a vibrant Afro-Brazilian culture, and Brazil’s most infamous political protests of the 21st century.
Synth Pop Politics:
By Dan Joseph
Austra at Warsaw
On a windy and cold January night in Greenpoint, the Toronto-based synth pop quartet Austra appeared at Warsaw, “where pierogies meet punk,” in support of their new album Future Politics.
What I Learn From... Christian WolffBy Craig Shepard
How I know him: In 2002, Eva-Maria Houben organized a workshop called “Neue Klarinettöne” at the University of Dortmund, co-taught by Christian Wolff and Jürg Frey. I was the only trombonist among eight clarinetists.
MAKE YOUR POINTE
By Mik Pointe
Dots Will Echo’s Nick Berry Sings Like a Girl EP
Dots Will Echo is best known for its releases on Sufjan Stevens’s label, Asthmatic Kitty. But its independent releases have been steadily flowing. On this EP, Nick Berry Sings Like a Girl, Nick Berry lays down a lush palette of smoky vocals in his haunting tenor, with a heavy dose of croon.
OuttakesBy Steve Dalachinsky
I first encountered flutist Robert Dick in the mid-’80s when he was playing with the group New Winds at a venue in lower Manhattan. His playing astounded me and I’ve been a convert ever since.