Wadada Leo Smith workshop & colloquium!

2:00 pm at Princeton University’s McAlpin Rehearsal Hall, the Livestock Exchange presents a special music workshop with the amazing Wadada Leo Smith! Come and hear him work with an ensemble of Princeton graduate students, and stay for a composition colloquium later in the afternoon.


Shelley Hirsch + The Hands Free + Akropolis Reed Quintet feat. Pascal Le Boeuf & Christian Euman

This event will feature audio-visual works and open discussions with The Hands Free, (James Moore, Caroline Shaw, Nathan Koci, Eleonore Oppenheim) Shelley Hirsch, and Akropolis Reed Quintet feat. Pascal Le Boeuf & Christian Euman. Remote attendance is free.

Zoom: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/99491557827
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Shelley Hirsch:

“A woman of a thousand voices… She offered an enthralling demonstration of the way songs, vocal styles and language might have evolved out of more primal musical impulses. (Stephen Holden, New York Times)

The Hands Free:

Described as “a beautifully eclectic mix of sounds that depict an immense variety of places and emotions—all while maintaining the warmth and spontaneity of an impromptu jam session.” -Second Inversion

Akropolis Reed Quintet:

Hailed by Fanfare Magazine for their “imagination, infallible musicality, and huge vitality”.

Christian Euman:One of the “six drummers you should know about”. – Revive Music.

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2: John McCowen & Madison Greenstone


This Sunday, December 2 at 7:00pm, Livestock Exchange will present clarinetists John McCowen and Madison Greenstone. John and Madison will be performing expansive, contemplative duos for their instruments, featuring material from their forthcoming album on Edition Wandelweiser Records.


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Nationally renowned improvised and experimental music at Princeton University.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
8:30pm / FREE / public
Café Vivian (100 Level Frist Campus Center, Princeton University)

Jessica Meyer (8:30pm)
New York
viola, live looping

RighteousGIRLS (9:30pm)
New York
flute, piano, guitar pedals

Arena Ladridos (10:30pm)
Philadelphia / Baltimore / Austin
sax, electronics, percussion

Arena Ladridos (roughly, “Barking Sand”) is Chris Cogburn (percussion), Bonnie Jones (electronics) and Bhob Rainey (soprano sax). Their eponymous 2010 debut captures the intensity, intimacy, and adventurousness of these strong-minded musicians as they methodically bleed this music into existence.

“Arena Ladridos is an aesthetic delight, an album that invites both overwrought analysis… and passive splendor — which I recommend you experience.” – Matthew Horne, Tiny Mix Tapes

“A sand rose whose heart beats and breathes.” – Héctor Cabrero, Le Son Du Arisli


As RighteousGIRLS, flutist Gina Izzo and pianist Erika Dohi “rattle speakers and expectations with stop-time razzle, vocal (flute-talk) and electronic (phaser) effects” (NYC Jazz Record) while continually expanding their creative reach by bringing 21st century music to new audiences and commissioning works that root themselves in classical idioms but draw from other genres.

RighteousGIRLS have received awards including a 2015 New Music USA Awards Grant, 3rd place in the 2015 International Songwriting Competition for GIRLS by composer/producer Pascal Le Boeuf, and a 2014 Independent Music Awards Nomination for gathering blue (Best Album) and KARakurENAI (Best Instrumental) by composer/steel-pannist Andy Akiho.


With playing that is “fierce and lyrical” and music that is “other-worldly” (The Strad), Jessica Meyer proves to be a daring, sophisticated composer and virtuosic soloist in her solo show “Sounds of Being. Inspired by everything from Bach, Brahms, and Blues to Flamenco, Indian Raga, and Appalachian fiddling, Jessica uses a loop pedal to transform her voice and viola into an entire orchestra of emotion to embody a different state of being for each piece: joy, anxiety, anger, bliss, torment, loneliness, and passion.

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Sunday, May 17: Daniel Carter, Taylor Levine, & Federico Ughi


Daniel Carter (winds), Quinn Collins (bass guitar), Taylor Levine (guitar),
Jeff Snyder (analog synth), & Federico Ughi (drums)

Small World Coffee
14 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ  08540

Sunday May 17
Free Entry

Saturday Nov. 22: Mike Pride & Jon Irabagon


Mike Pride (drums) & Jon Irabagon (saxophone)
“I Don’t Hear Nothin’ but the Blues”

Saturday Nov. 22, 2014 @ 8.00pm
Murray Dodge Cafe (basement of Murray Dodge Hall), Princeton University
Free Entry

Monday April 14: Mackey/Treuting/Trueman + Noah Kaplan Quartet Live at Terrace!

Our next Livestock gig is going to be a big one…


Steve Mackey: guitar
Jason Treuting: percussion
Dan Trueman: fiddles

Indescribable. But if we tried, we’d probably go with burlesque jazz funk with a hint of renaissance counterpoint.

Noah Kaplan: saxophones
Mat Maneri: violin/viola
Pascal Niggenkemper: bass
Jason Nazary: drums + electronics

Combining microtonal free improvisation, jazz, and electronics, the Noah Kaplan Quartet has been described as “a tour de force of naked, off the hook, formidable free jazz.” (C.J. Bond, Jazz Music).  Their second album, ‘Cluster Swerve’ will be released on HatHut Records later this year.

And, as always, there’ll be some free improv. Come hang out with us!

Monday April 14 @ 8.00pm
Terrace Club, 62 Washington Ave., Princeton University
Free Entry

With love from Livestock Exchange Krew

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Friday March 7: Bad Sleep

Another fun-filled gig for you this Friday March 7

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Eclectic Australian composer/performer Biddy Connor is coming to town.  She has rounded up her friends Quinn Collins, Erik DeLuca, Wally Gunn, and Dave Williams (all also composer/performers) to form Bad Sleep.  This set will be the culmination of a short residency in the studios at Princeton and will feature brand new songs in-progress, old songs, ambient interludes, and a little bit of free improv. Come hang out with us!

Friday March 7 @ 8.00pm
Mcalpin Hall, Woolworth Center, Princeton University
Free Entry

With love from Livestock Exchange Krew

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