Next: August 31, 8pm, S&S #93

International Cultural Exchange: Korea & Japan

Seungmin Cha, daegeum (Korea)

with Ami Yamasaki voice (Japan), and Jason Kao Hwang (violin), Ben Stapp (tuba), Andrew Drury (percussion)

Seungmin Cha is an acclaimed performer of the daegeum, a bamboo membrane flute from Korea, who incorporates electronics into her work. With roots in traditional Korean music she branches into pop, free improvisation, experimental music, and a wide open palette of free improvisation. She is in New York from April to October 2017 courtesy of a residency from the Asian Cultural Council. Cha will be joined by fellow ACC resident, vocalist Ami Yamasaki (from Tokyo), as well as New York area musicians Jason Kao Hwang (violin/viola), Ben Stapp (tuba), Andrew Drury (percussion), and more.


September 9, 8pm #94: 3 DUOS


1 Dafna Naphtali/Gordon Beeferman

celebrating the release of their CD Pulsing Dot (Clang)

2 duo B Lisa Mezzacappa/Jason Levis (San Francisco)

Lisa Mezzacappa & Jason Levis. Photo by Miles Boisen

East Coast CD release performance for “No Ins & Outs”

duo B., the San Francisco Bay Area improvising and composing ensemble of percussionist Jason Levis and bassist Lisa Mezzacappa, is a musical think tank of grand schemes and impossible scenarios.  Over a dozen years, the ensemble has developed and refined its singular approach to improvisation and composition, through cross-disciplinary projects with film, collaborations with improvising instrumentalists at home and abroad, and immersion in the improvised-composed musical worlds of masters Wadada Leo Smith, Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor and Henry Threadgill. Over the past two years, duo B. has embarked on a new journey in long-form improvisation with its latest project, an exploration of the musical vision of pianist Cecil Taylor, re-imagined for bass and drums. The result is a new release, No Ins & Outs, released on Queen Bee Records September 2017 and followed by the group’s first East Coast tour.




3 Marco Capelli/Andrea Pennisi “VJ Lapsus” (Italia)

NY/Napoli guitar great Marco Capelli (guitars) and Andrea Pennisi aka VJ Lapsus from Catania, Sicily do a set of multi-media improvisation.




Saturday, October 28, 8pm #95: Argentina Exchange

Luis Conte/Fabiana Galante

w/ special guest Guillermo Gregorio

Michael Lytle solo

Luis Conte (saxophones) and Fabiana Galante (piano) visit from Buenos Aires to perform with guests tba. This concert is part of Continuum’s Argentina Exchange which has produced performances in Argentina and New York, recordings, and more.

Michael Lytle (bass clarinet) will play a solo set.




Friday, November 17, 8pm #96

Noah Baerman Group

Pianist/composer Noah Baerman brings his group from Middletown, Connecticut. Personnel and details TBA.


292 Lefferts Ave. Brooklyn, NY (b/n Nostrand & Rogers) 2/5 Train to Sterling St.

$20 suggested donation for all events. Door opens 30 minutes before show.

SOUP while it lasts (no extra charge!) . BYOB. Feel free to bring some food or drink to share.

Soup & Sound is a program of Continuum Culture & Arts, Inc. a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.