month long residency at Guest Projects London gallery
|September 1, 2013 7:00 pm||to||September 30, 2013 11:00 pm|
I will be co-curating a month long residency of musical and artistic projects in collaboration with guitar-composer and photographer Michael Dylan Ferrara and violinst/composer/songwriter Eugene Feygelson. During this month we will all play concerts of our music in collaboration with other ensembles (TBA) ending in an exploratory, multi-day music and performance festival with many interesting guest artists and musicians.
The Guestprojects space is located along Regents Canal in London.
“Everything is Amazing and Nobody’s Happy” – Louis CK, for string quintet, Atlantic Music Festival, WATERVILLE, MAINE (USA)
|August 2, 2012|
|9:00 pm||to||10:00 pm|
My string quintet “Everything is Amazing and Nobody’s Happy” – Louis CK, commissioned by violinist Dennis Kim will be performed by Ki and other Atlantic Music Festival faculty on their last thursday night salon concert.
For more info, go here
“Everything is Amazing and Nobody’s Happy” – Louis CK, for string quintet, Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music, BRUNSWICK, MAINE (USA)
|July 26, 2012|
|7:30 pm||to||9:30 pm|
My new quintet “Everything is Amazing and Nobody’s Happy” – Louis CK will be perfomed on the opening night of the three-day long Gamper Festival of Contemporary music, a new music festival at the Bowdoin International Music Festival. The concert also features pieces by Gubaidulina, Jacob Druckman, Toru Takemitsu and others.The concert takes place in Studzinski recital hall on the Bowdoin College campus.
Tickets are $10 at the door.
For more info, please go here
new work for flute and cello, Vaudeville Park Gallery, NYC
|September 17, 2012|
|7:30 pm||to||9:30 pm|
Flute and cello duo Maria Johnson and Paul Wolfram have commissioned me to write a new work for their concert at Vaudeville Park Gallery in Brooklyn. This is the premiere performance.
More info TBA.
Tampere, Finland – “A Knife in the Water” for violin/cello – Dennis Kim, Tampere Philharmonic chamber music series
|May 23, 2012|
|7:00 pm||to||9:00 pm|
This is my Finnish debut! Dennis Kim, concertmaster of the Tampere Philharmonic in Finland will perform the violin/cello duet I wrote for him at his annual chamber music recital. This concert is a part of the Tampere Philharmonic’s chamber music series. The cello part will be played by Reinis Birznieks from the orchestra’s cello section, and the concert also features Peter Jablonski on the piano.
This piece has already had a rich life with performances at the Bowdoin International Music Festival’s Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music in Brunswick, Maine and by NYC’s Cadillac Moon Ensemble, Syzygy new music collective and my Circles and Lines composer collective. It has also been broadcast on NYC radio station WQXR’s “Q2″ new music podcast.
The program also includes works by Mozart, Ravel, Beethoven and Prevost.
For more info go here
NFO album update and sneak peak
between these last busy months of performing and composing, the NFO have put in a tremendous amount of work on our first full length rock orchestra album. This has been no small feat for a band whose members are taking auditions with the New York Philharmonic, playing with groups like Alarm Will Sound and Ensemble Signal, playing festivals all over North and South America and constantly traveling between different countries and states on musical errands. Finding time to get everyone in the same city (let alone the same room) this summer has been one of the exciting challenges of running this group. But these are the things that make having a rock orchestra fun, right? Especially when you find those few magic days you’re all in the same city at exactly the same time.
On this album you can expect some old favorites, like a new recording of my “Madam I Have Seen Guns, and You are Not One” (the one that got us attention from the BBC a few years ago) and new songs like “The Place You Go Before You Die,” not to mention a few others we’ve never even performed live yet!
We’re very excited about this album, most of which we’ve recorded in our drummer Jeremy’s Flatbush home studio. This album has been quite a project, You can hear a sneak peak from “Place You Go…” here while we polish it off and finish the last few songs.
I hope you enjoy it, and we can’t wait to play it for you.
Juventas new music ensemble to perform “Tango for Quintet”
|February 12, 2011|
|8:00 pm||to||10:00 pm|
Hello Boston friend, the Boston-based Juventas new music ensemble will perform my “Tango for Quintet,” written for flute, clarinet, piano, violin and piano.
February 12, 2011, 8:00 p.m., The Boston Conservatory, Seully Hall
8 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
Also featuring works by Ian Dicke, Keane Southard and Baljinder Sekhon.
For tickets, go here
Upcoming NYC performances.
If you live in or near NYC, I hope you can come to one of the upcoming performances of my some of music. It’s been nice to have my music performed (or to perform myself) at NYC venues like Le Poisson Rouge, Roulette and 25CPW galleries, Sullivan Hall and the Theater for the New City during the Lower East Side Festival. The next two performances include my first at two of NYC’s most important art spaces for new music: Galapagos art space and the Tank.
On January 18th, my rock orchestra the NFO will perform an acoustic set with our folk-pop friends The Relatives at the Tank.
On January 21st members of the DETOUR collective’s chamber orchestra will perform my new quintet for string trio, piano and French horn at Galapagos. This concert was listed on WQXR’s top five upcoming new music concerts in NYC for the new year (read more here).
Other composers on this concert include Seth Bedford, Jeremy Howard Beck, Tom Swafford, Brian Mark, Ben Brody, Theodore Hine and Jeffrey Parola.
We hope you can catch one of these performances. Keep an eye out for more info on performances in the upcoming months by Boston’s Juventas ensemble, London’s Ligeti quartet and my main composer’s collective Circles and Lines in NYC, as well as more performances by my rock orchestra in NYC and the debut of the UK version of the ensemble in the near future.
My music featured on WQXR’s Q2 new music podcast
New York City’s classical music radio station WQXR has decided to feature my composer’s collective Circles and Lines on their new music podcast this week. You can hear one of my pieces from our September concert at Le Poisson Rouge, along with those of the other composers from the collective, Angelica Negron, Conrad Winslow, Eric Lemmon and Dylan Glatthorn, and our guest composers from that night Pedro da Silva and Lucia Caruso.
Thanks to Justyna Jara and Susanna Mendlow for a brilliant performance of my duet! My piece is first on the podcast:
Circles and Lines at Le Poisson Rouge, May 2nd
|May 2, 2010|
|7:30 pm||to||9:00 pm|
If you missed the premiere of my new quintet written for the Transit new music ensemble, you can catch it again at the Circles and Lines May 2nd show. The concert also includes performances by the Iktus Percussion quartet, members of the NFO and others at NYC’s Le Poisson Rouge. The concert will also feature works by the collective’s other composers Angelica Negron, Conrad Winslow, Eric Lemmon and Dylan Glatthorn.
tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance here.
You can hear an excerpt of the quintet on the “listen” page.