Here's some links to upcoming concerts that might be of interest to the local Secret Music listeners.
The first one is a concert featuring pianist Hauschka. He's really Volker Bertelmann from Germany, who plays the prepared piano. A prepared piano has objects lodged between the piano strings to alter the sounds. He produces some interesting music with this technique. I've played his music in the past. Opening for him is local guitarist Alexander Turnquist, who has a new album coming out soon. They'll be appearing at Club Helsinki in Hudson, NY on Friday, June 22. More info can be found here:
The next one is A Winged Victory For The Sullen. Great band name, great music. Very much in the chamber ambient music field like Stars Of The Lid (one of the members is Adam Wiltzie of Stars Of The Lid). I missed them last fall when the freak snowstorm hit in late October. I'd like to see them this time around. They're playing at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC on Saturday, July 7. Here's a link to more info:
After that is a concert with Niyaz. Niyaz is a world music group featuring singer Azam Ali, formerly of Vas. Their new album is really good. They're appearing at Drom in NYC on Sunday, July 22. Here's a link to more info:
Last but not least is the return of Dead Can Dance. I saw their last tour in 2005 and it was a great show. They supposedly have a new album coming out, too. They're appearing Wednesday, August 29 and Thursday, August 30 at the Beacon Theater in NYC. Here's a link to more info: