A club for “music obsessives” that includes some notable local musicians has a new compilation CD, with two release events planned in the coming week. The first is Thursday.
MM26 compiles tracks by attendees of the monthly music meeting held by artist and filmmaker tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE. Participants talk about and play a wide range of sounds, including jazz, pop, musique concrete, contemporary classical, sound art and more.
The CD includes work by Ben Opie’s jazz group Flexure; pop/rock numbers by Unfinished Symphonies; Zout’s “post-klezmer jazz”; Rey Freme’s electro-acoustic music; contemporary classical by composer Matt Aelmore; Anthony Levin-Decanini’s musique concrete; and Tent’s own “low classical Usic.”
This Thursday, as part of Levin-Decanini’s Crucible Sound series at ModernFormations Gallery, there’s an 8 p.m. release show featuring three sets of improvised music by a group composed of several music-meeting types, including Opie, Aelmore, Freme and Tent, most of them playing electronic or wind instruments. Shorts by Tent will screen between sets. The show is free, with a requested donation. (An $8 donation scores you a CD.) ModernFormations is at 4919 Penn Ave., in Garfield.
The second event is next Tue., Aug. 13, at Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ Melwood Screening Room (477 Melwood Ave., N. Oakland). This event focuses more on films related to the music meeting, though the short movies are interspersed with live performances by Aelmore, Levin-Decanini, Haney and Tent. The Aug. 13 show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are $4-8.