Playlist.

Rafał Blechacz, Max Richter, Anthony Braxton, Herbie Hancock, Sarah Davachi, Misha Mengelberg, and other striking sounds heard lately at Night After Night HQ.

Performance Reponse: The Necks 30th Anniversary Series

Struggling to find the right words with which to describe a performance by the Necks, a writer can’t be faulted for veering off-road. The long-running Australian improvising trio, which celebrated its 30th anniversary with a three-concert series at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn February 22-25, consistently lives up to the hoary adage “more than meets the eye” – and, as compared to its impressive string of 18 albums, “more than meets the ear,” too. Live, believe me, the group’s impact encourages gonzo.

Playlist.

CEP, John Adams, Terry Riley, Jim O’Rourke, Áine O’Dwyer, Sarah Davachi, Immolation, and other striking sounds heard lately at Night After Night HQ.