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Jazz / Protest Music / Experimental Brooklyn, NY  US
"Langston" (John Pietaro/Quincy Saul) - from the E.P. 'The Lost Broadcast'


  • 2012

    Oct 20

    Brooklyn, NY, US | 7:30pm

    THE OCTOBER JAZZ REVOLUTION 17 Frost Street (bet Lorimer and Union) Williamsburg, Brooklyn New York - www.17frost.com THE OCTOBER JAZZ REVOLUTION calls on radicals, occupiers, muckrakers and troublemakers in need of some musical Bolshevism! 7:30--Radio NOIR performs adaptations of Bertolt Brecht/Hanns Eisler revolutionary songs as well as originals, free improv and more. John Pietaro (xylophone, percussion & voice), Laurie Towers (electric bass), Javier Hernandez-Miyares (electric guitar & effects), Quincy Saul (clarinet) 8:15--International poet Erika Dagnino presents a set of her rad bilingual works in the company of Ras Moshe (saxophones & flutes), John Pietaro (xylophone, percussion & drumkit) and others. 9PM--Multi-reedist Ras Moshe leads his large ensemble Music Now! which includes John Pietaro's xylophone & percussion as well as an assortment of others TBA.

  • 2012

    Sep 30

    New York, NY, US | 8:00pm

    Radio NOIR at the NY New Music Festival ! Alphabet Lounge Radio NOIR joins the ranks of the NYC New Music Festival. We are scheduled to be among the acts to close this lengthy indie music fest, and we'll be doing it at the Alphabet Lounge, corner of Ave C and E 7th Street (our set is at 10PM). The quartet will include John Pietaro (xylophone, percussion, voice), Laurie Towers (electric bass), Javier Hernandez-Miyares (electric guitar & effects) and Rocco John Iacovone (soprano saxophone) in place of our usual fourth member, Quincy Saul, who is out of town that day. We welcome Rocco back into our ranks for this gig---this hard-working free music saxophonist played with us last winter. The music will include our standard material as well as some Eisler/Brecht.

  • 2012

    Aug 18

    New York, NY, US | 4:00pm

    THE DISSIDENT ARTS FESTIVAL 2012: The 2012 edition of THE FESTIVAL will feature a wide array of artists of conscience ranging from radical jazz musicians to protest singers to experimental artists and everything in between. Featured performers include legends of Free Jazz and World Music KARL BERGER and INGRID SERTSO. The Festival is a showcase of cultural workers and serves as a bridge between the arts and the progressive activist community. THE DISSIDENT ARTS FESTIVAL 2012 is presented by Dissident Arts, the Brecht Forum, and 17 Frost Theatre of the Arts. Organizer/Producer/Host: John Pietaro DAY TWO: SATURDAY AUGUST 18, 4PM - 11PM The Brecht Forum - 451 West Street (between Bank and Bethune streets), New York NY 212-242-4201 www.brechtforum.org -------FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION (4PM - 5:45 PM): *'CULTURES OF RESISTANCE', plus discussion with guest speaker ------CONCERT: (6PM - 11PM): *KARL BERGER & INGRID SERTSO & CO, improvisational world music by the legendary founder of the revolutionary Creative Music Studio! *UPSURGE! rad jazz and poetry from San Francisco *CHERYL PYLE & NICOLAS LETMAN-BERTINOVIC, free flute and bass + special guests *ANGELO VERGA, activist poetry *CRYSTAL SHIPP, progressive performance art *JENNIE LITT & DAVID ALPHER, radical cabaret *RADIO NOIR, dissident swing and realizations of the works of Brecht & Eisler *RAS MOSHE, the improv of revolution *NICK GIANNI EVOLUTION, free jazz and more -To join THE DISSIDENT ARTS FESTIVAL mailing list write to leftmus@earthlink.net and for more info see: www.DissidentArts.com and www.facebook.com/pages/THE-DISSIDENT-ARTS-FESTIVAL/116881725023683

  • 2012

    Aug 17

    Brooklyn, NY, US | 8:00pm

    THE DISSIDENT ARTS FESTIVAL 2012 kicks off on the evening of 8/17 at 17 Frost in Williamsburg and will extend into 8/18 for a full day and evening film screening and concert! ------------------- DAY ONE: FRIDAY AUGUST 17, 8PM - 11PM 17 Frost Theatre of the Arts - 17 Frost Street (between Lorimer and Union Streets), Brooklyn NY www.17frost.com ------RADICAL SONGWRITERS FORUM: (8PM – 10PM): *DONALD JOHNSON, contemporary songs of work, struggle and life *JOE KIDD, protest music by Michigan-based singer-songwriter *FASTER, the experimental side of social parody with soprano sax/voice and avant guitar duo ------FILM SCREENING w/LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT (10PM – Midnight): *Fritz Lang's silent sci-fi/social change film classic 'METROPOLIS' with a live improvised score by the 9 hand-picked musicians of THE DISSIDENT ARTS ORCHESTRA: John Pietaro (xylophone/percussion/drumkit/musical direction), Mossa Bildner (voice), Cheryl Pyle (flute),Quincy Saul (clarinet), Rocco John Iacovone (soprano and alto saxophones), Nick Gianni (tenor saxophone and flute), Ben Barson (baritone saxophone), Javier Hernandez-Miyares (electric guitar/keyboards), Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic (upright bass).

  • 2012

    Jun 7

    New York, NY, US | 9:00pm

    NU -Jazz at CultureFix 9 Clinton st *********THURSDAY JUNE 7 ******** 9-12 PM NO COVER 9pm set -Cheryl Pyle -flute & Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic -bass 10pm set - RADIO NOIR -John Pietaro-xylophone/percussion, Laurie Towers - bass, Quincy Saul-clarinet 11pm set - Charlie Rauh -guitar & Concetta Abbate -violin special guest -Anthony Cerrentani -artist will join us for live painting while we perform


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  • magicsong (Artist)
    Visiting for another listen! Best to you all!
  • Eugene Jacquescoley (Artist)
    Eugene Jacquescoley
    I'm digging the unique vibe on "Langston." The atmosphere places me somewhere familiar. Like an old movie. Well done. Cheers. J
  • Cobalto (Artist)
    Fantastic! Your music is really good. Un saludo desde Argentina
  • Ryan (Fan)
    This stuff is so cool! :)
  • Jaykle (Artist)
    Cool Tunes -Jaykle
  • Jeff Stetson (Artist)
    Jeff Stetson
    this is some wild stuff.beautiful clarinet.


  • Radio NOIR's debut: Dissident Arts Festival, August 2011, Brecht Forum NYC (phot by Mark Hurwitt)
  • More from the Dissident Arts Festival 2011---another Mark Hurwitt shot
  • Photo by Mark Hurwitt: 3/4 of the band digging in our rendtion of "Temptation"" John, Qunicy, Laurie


Sounds Like: Free Jazz, Modernism, Protest Song, 1930s sounds, No Wave

Label: www.DissidentArts.com

Bio: 'Radio NOIR' was debuted, befittingly, at ‘the Dissident Arts Festival 2011’ in New York. The ensemble reflects the fervent radicalism & sounds of the 1930s even as it embraces the ethics of downtown New Music & the passion of Free Jazz. Here, revolutionary politics rumpus with daring soundscapes...See Full Bio

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