Wintry mix

No Triangle, Subliminal Sessions, and the New Music Festival
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  January 26, 2009

Annette Krebs

There are so many interesting and unusual musical happenings this week, it's almost more than this little column can bear. But I'll do my level best. The Goethe-Institut starts it off Sunday night with NO TRIANGLE, a trio of Berlin's finest improvisers — ANNETTE KREBS (guitar, electronics), MAGDA MAYAS (piano), and ANTHEA CADDY (cello) — making their Boston debut. (I helped organize this thing, and I make no apology for mentioning it.)

For a beat-heavy break (or break-heavy beats), there's the second installment of SUBLIMINAL SESSIONS on Wednesday at Enormous Room. This night, which focuses on "astrocrunk, glitch step, and wonky-ass hip-hop," is organized by some of the same folks who bring you BASSIC, so expect a little low-end action.

And then on Thursday, the Boston Conservatory's seventh annual NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL starts up, and the bill offers pieces by some innovative young local composers, like KEN UENO, in addition to a performance of the bracingly powerful "Psappha" by the late Greek composer IANNIS XENAKIS. Check the Boston Conservatory Web site for the complete festival schedule, which includes performances of works by GYÖRGY KURTÁG, MORTON FELDMAN, and JOHN CAGE.

NO TRIANGLE | Goethe-Institut Boston, 170 Beacon St, Boston | February 1 at 8 pm | $10 | 617.262.6050 | SUBLIMINAL SESSIONS | Enormous Room, 569 Mass Ave, Cambridge | February 3 at 9 pm | Free | 617.491.5500 | BOSTON CONSERVATORY NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL | Seully Hall, 8 the Fenway, Boston | February 5-8 | Free | 617.912.9240

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