Alan Licht



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Alan & Tetuzi Akiyama are touring Europe this May in support of their Tomorrow Outside Tomorrow CD on Editions Mego. All dates in the LIVE section below.

Alan joined James Jagger, Lee Ranaldo, Don Fleming,
Sim Cain, and Sal Maida in several recording sessions
for the HBO series "Vinyl," making the music performed onscreen by the "Nasty Bits."

Read an article from the NY Times
about "Vinyl"'s soundtrack that he's quoted in here

Alan also recorded two Velvet Underground covers for "Vinyl," seen in Episode 2, with Julian Casablancas, Lee, Don, Sim, Tony Shanahan, and Karen Waltuch.
He was the featured soloist on "Run Run Run,"
watch a clip of it here

The WIRE posted an essay by Alan on the films of the late Tony Conrad here

Brooklyn Vegan posted several picutres of Alan's March 4 acoustic set at St. Vitus here

Out Now
Tomorrow Outside Tomorrow CD/Download
by Licht-Akiyama Trios on Editions Mego
Two side-long improvisations by Tetuzi Akiyama and Alan
Licht with guests Oren Ambarchi and Rob Mazurek
more info here

Check out writing by Marc Masters and Alan
about the Currents LP at the Out Door 200 Words blog here

Check out a recording of the January 6, 2016 show at Union Pool by NYC Taper here
and the March 4, 2016 show at St. Vitus here

FALL 2015

New solo acoustic album Currents
out now on vinyl from VDSQ Records

Also available as a digital download
from iTunes, Emusic, and Amazon

Check out a promotional video by C. Spencer Yeh below

NEW DATE AND LOCATION: Record release show
January 6th 2016 at Union Pool in Brooklyn
with Zachary Cale, Mary Lattimore, and Arian Shafiee

Alan appears on Lee Ranaldo's CD Ambient Loop for Vancouver on Important Records

Alan contributed a short piece on Peter Stampfel for the 4th issue of Byron Coley's Bull Tongue Review

Mercury Rev's Grasshopper wrote about Alan's Sound Art book in Magnet magazine

News Archive


May 3 Conversation with Glenn Branca moderated by Alan Licht, Red Bull Music Academy Studios, NY LINK

May 4 Alan Licht acoustic set, with Tashi Dorji, Marisa Anderson, and Arian Shafiee, Trans Pecos, Ridgewood Queens LINK


May 19 Jazzhouse, Copenhagen with Ken Vandermark/Nate Wooley duo

May 20 Charm of Sound/Galleria Huuto Jätkäsaari, Helsinki

May 21 Gong, Turku

May 23 Cafe OTO, London

May 24 Het Bos, Antwerp with Tandaapushi & Mars Williams

May 25 Les Instants Chavirès, Paris with Ignaz Schick

May 26 HUIS23/AB, Brussels

May 27 OCCII, Amsterdam

May 28 Vrooom, Rotterdam

May 29 Stadtgarten, Cologne

May 30 Fragment, Metz

May 31 Klappfon/Rumort, Basel

June 1 Cave 12, Geneva

Live Archive

Recent Releases

Alan Licht
Currents LP

Aki Onda with Alan Licht & Loren Connors
Lost City LP

Alan Licht & Brian Chase
We Thought We Could Do Anything LP

Alan Licht
Four Years Older LP

Henry Kaiser & Alan Licht at the Stone, Feb 7, 2015, Photo by Brandy Gale

Text of Light in Yverdon, Rigo

Text of Light in Brno by Miro Myska, March 4, 2008

Alan Licht with the Blue Humans at CBGB, early 90s

Alan Licht at Siltbreeze Festival, Philadelphia, 1994 Photo by Stu Lax

Run On live, mid-90s

Love Child by Michael Macioce