A weekly tally of memorable things Steve Smith has stuck in his ears.Spotify jukebox does not correspond precisely with the selections listed, but maintains the playlist’s continuity and personality. Kitaro - Sacred Journey of Ku-Kai, Vol. 2 (Domo Music Group; 2005) Reinier Van Houdt - Paths of the Errant Gaze (Hallow Ground; 2016) Jeremy Corren/Charmaine Lee/Gabriel Hawes - scatter (self-released; 2016) Django Bates's Belovèd - The Study of Touch (ECM; due Nov. 3, 2017) Irene Kurka - chants (Edition Wandelweiser; 2017) > Antoine Beuger - un lieu pour faire sonner l'éternité; Christopher Fox - too far: showing and telling; Eva-Maria Houben - images 2; Thomas Stiegler - treibgut IV; Antoine Beuger - chants de passage Toby Driver - Live at Roulette (self-released; 2016) Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - The Kid (Western Vinyl; 2017) Poliça + s t a r g a z e - Bruise Blood: Reimagining Steve Reich's 'Music for Pieces of Wood' (Transgressive; 2017) David Tudor & Takehisa Kosugi - Rainforest Version I; Sliding Pitches in the Rainforest in the Field: Rainforest Version IV (Mode; 1998) Richard Horowitz - Eros in Arabia (Ethnotech/Freedom to Spend; 1981/2017) Keith Jarrett - Bop-Be (Impulse; 1978) Tangerine Dream - Particles (Eastgate; 2016) Mathieu Ruhlmann - tsukubai (Unfathomless; 2009) Exhumed - Death Revenge (Relapse; 2017) Vincenzo Bellini - Norma - Maria Callas, Christa Ludwig, Franco Corelli, Nicola Zaccaria, Coro e Orchestra alla Scala, Milano/Tullio Serafin (EMI Classics; 1961/1997) Ralph Vaughan Williams - A London Symphony (1920 version) - BBC Symphony Orchestra/Martyn Brabbins (Hyperion; 2017) Léo Delibes - Coppélia - National Philharmonic Orchestra/Richard Bonynge (Decca; 1986/1999) Luciernaga - Life Passes Away Like Idle Chatter (Fabrica; 2010) Gyða Valtýsdottir - Epicycle (Smekkleysa/figureight; 2016/2017) Plaistow - Live at Bimhuis (DYFL; 2017) Sun Ra & His Arkestra - The Magic City (Saturn/Cosmic Myth; 1965/2017)
Jaap van Zweden, soon to leave his role as music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra en route to the New York Philharmonic, talks about the DSO’s groundbreaking Soluna Festival, which runs through May 28.
Gemma Peacocke, a Princeton-based composer from New Zealand, talks to Rebecca S. Lentjes about issues of inclusion and access in advance of her Roulette showcase on June 7.
Midori Takada, a Japanese percussionist whose career skyrocketed after YouTube helped to unearth a magical solo album, offered a mysterious ritual involving music and more at the Kitchen on May 21.