Alan Licht

NEWS Archive

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


Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip chooses
Will Oldham on Bonnie Prince Billy as his favorite music book in The Guardian link here

Work in Progress:

--editing and mixing duo recordings made with guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama in Tokyo last November, with additional long-distance contributions from Oren Ambarchi and Rob Mazurek

--editing and mixing live recordings from trio concerts with Michael Snow and Aki Onda


Lost City LP by Aki Onda,
with Loren Connors & Alan Licht more info here

Epiphanies: Life-Changing Encounters With Music book, edited by Tony Herrington: collection of "Epiphany" column from the WIRE magazine, including Alan Licht's essay on Eddie Van Halen.
more info here

LIVE Archive


December 1: Text of Light at the Art Institute of Chicago

November 3: solo presentation of audiovisual piece "Columbia Pictures Presents" (2004/2016) at Dojo West, Metro Pictures space 83 Pitt St. NYC

October 20: duo with Brian Chase, the Stone, NYC

September 23: duo with Brian Chase, Max Fish, NYC

September 17: solo acoustic at Trans Pecos, NYC

July 28: solo acoustic at VDSQ Showcase, Pioneer Works, NYC


June 1 Cave 12, Geneva

May 31 Klappfon/Rumort, Basel

May 30 Fragment, Metz

May 29 Stadtgarten, Cologne

May 28 Vrooom, Rotterdam

May 27 OCCII, Amsterdam

May 26 HUIS23/AB, Brussels

May 25 Les Instants Chavirès, Paris with Ignaz Schick

May 24 Het Bos, Antwerp with Tandaapushi & Mars Williams

May 23 Cafe OTO, London

May 21 Gong, Turku

May 20 Charm of Sound/Galleria Huuto Jätkäsaari, Helsinki

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

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

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

April 2 solo electric set
9pm at Fluc, Vienna, Austria more info here

March 31: live solo electric accompaniment
to Philippe Decrauzat's film Anisotropy
8pm at Brut, Vienna Austria more info here

March 6, 2016: pre-show discussion with Lisa Collins, William Hooker live accompaniment to Oscar Micheaux's
1920 silent film Within Our Gates
6:30pm at Joe's Pub, NYC more info here

March 4, 2016: solo acoustic set opening for Rangda
8:30 at Saint Vitus, Greenpoint Brooklyn more info here

February 28, 2016: brief solo acoustic performance at
"Again, With Feeling", a celebration of BOMB magazine
3pm at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY more info here

February 26, 2016: VDSQ night with Alan Licht,
Anthony Pasquarosa, Arian Shafiee and Rob Noyes
8pm at Deep Thoughts record store,
Jamaica Plain, MA more info here

February 13, 2016: William Hooker group with Alan Licht,
William Parker, and Mixashawn Lee Rozie
10pm at the Stone, NYC more info here

Jan 6 2016
Currents record release show: Alan Licht solo acoustic, Zachary Cale, Mary Lattimore, and Arian Shafiee Union Pool, Brooklyn


November 22
Weasel Walter Large Ensemble at JACK, Brooklyn

October 18: Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band, Alan Licht, Sunwatchers
at Ortlieb's Philadelphia more info here

September 26: Lee Ranaldo & the Dust
in Sao Paolo, Brazil free outdoor show more info here

September 12: Yonatan Gat record release
with Alan Licht, Innove Gnawa Band & Honduras
at Rough Trade NYC, Brooklyn more info here

August 2: Alan Licht, Chuck Johnson, PG Six, Anthony Pasquarosa at Union Pool
Doors 7pm, Alan Licht on at 10pm

May 6: Conversation with La Monte Young moderated by Alan Licht
Red Bull Studio, NYC more info here

April 25: Alan Licht, Sue Garner, Lee Ranaldo, Tall Firs at Trans Pecos, Queens more info here

April 22: Henry Kaiser/Weasel Walter Large Ensemble at JACK, Brooklyn more info here