This list is a work in progress and will probably take me very long to populate... as I've kept terrible records.
THINGNY + HELADO NEGRO: ECSTATIC MUSIC FESTIVAL
Merkin Hall. New York.
THINGNY + HELADO NEGRO
Advent Music Series. Church of the Advent. Boston.
First Take: a biennial workshop of new opera.
Presented by the Industry. Performed by Joan La Barbara and the wildUP.
The Wallis. Los Angeles.
THE GENTLEMEN RESTS BY DAVE RUDER
THOMAS PAINE IN VIOLENCE
A concert version of the first section of my new opera.
Presented as part of CULTUREMART.
Performed by Joan La Barbara and Ne(x)tworks
HERE. New York.
thingNY @ THE NEW MUSIC BAKE SALE
ROLODEX BY GELSEY BELL
Violininst Jeffrey Young tours the West x Southwest playing music for solo violin, his voice and electronics including my piece.
Berkley, Los Angeles, Joshua Tree, Tucson, Phoenix, Flagstaff, Santa Fe, Greely, Cheyenne, Provo, Reno, Sacramento, and San Francisco
CRASH BY ROBERT ASHLEY
This stunning final work from the great voice of new American opera, Robert Ashley, premiered at the 2014 Whitney Biennial and returns to the stage for a limited run only.
SILENT BARN PUBLIC MEETING XIII: Musicians Against Police Brutality
thingNY performed Hack It! as part of an evening of performances, DJs and penl discussions to address the subject and benefit the family of Akai Gurley.
The Silent Barn. Brooklyn.
thingNY @ JACK
Composer/Percussionist/Vocalist Dennis Sullivan curates three evenings of experimental music-theatre at one of my favorite Brooklyn haunts.
BLOOMSDAY @ KNOCKDOWN
18 artists interpreting the 18 books of Joyces Ulysses my contribution will be a musical reading of Mollys soliloquy with video artist Matthew Bernard and singers Catherine Brookman, Julia Sirna-Frest and Aliza Simons Yes.
Knockdown Center. Queens.
UNDER THE RADAR: ALEJANDRO ACIERTO
Day 1 of Omaha's fabulous new music festival.
House of Loom. Omaha.
UNDER THE RADAR: thingNY PLAYS THOMAS PAINE IN VIOLENCE
Day 2 of Omaha's fest features duets for vocals and electronics from my upcoming opera.
Bancroft Street Market. Omaha.
UNDER THE RADAR: STAY ON IT
The Festival ends with my arrangement of Julius Eastman's poppy-minimalist Stay On It
MINI_005 + 12 LETTERS FROM BROWN MEN
Con Vivo Music presents: HOMEGROWN, a concert of music written by Jersey City composers including myself, Felipe Lara, Mike Sperone, Elliot Cole, and Kevin Clark.
Brightside Tavern. Jersey City.
PERFECT LIVES JERSEY CITY BY ROBERT ASHLEY
Varispeed's acclaimed site-specific day-long roaming opera comes to my adopted home town. Presented by Con Vivo Music.
Various venues. Jersey City.
THIS TAKES PLACE CLOSE BY
thingNY premieres our opera, three years in the making, about weather disasters and the way we and the media deal with their aftermath.
Knockdown Center. Queens.
THE WOLFMAN & LOVE IS A GOOD EXAMPLE BY ROBERT ASHLEY
I'll be performing two works by Robert Ashley with sound engineer, Anthony Fraser in conjunction with the opening of Greater New York. Other vocal work by Gelsey Bell, M. Lamar and Pharmakon.
As part of MUSE Sounds of Arts Festival 2015, Iktus Percussion performs new works for percussion including my quartet, mini_007. They'll be joined by Cadillac Moon.
The Secret Theatre. Queens.
DUCK VILLAGE STAGE
A weekly experimental music series among the fermenters, mash tuns and beer tanks of this Somerville microbrewery. I'll do a short set from Thomas Paine in Violence.
Aeronaut Brewery. Somerville.
THANGsgiving: marathon of music and dance
I'll be performing some text and non-text vocal improv with flutist Matt Samolis at Somerville's yearly marathon of music and dance at their massive Armory space. Curated by Paul Kafka. It goes on most of the day. I'm performing on the earlier side.
Arts at the Armory. Somerville.
NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 by DAVE MALLOY
Dave Malloy and Rachel Chavkin's electro-pop opera about a scandalous sliver of Tolsoy's War and Peace is one of the biggest productions I've been a part of. If you're in Boston that month, come and check us out.
Loeb Drama Center. A.R.T. Cambridge.
JEFF YOUNG AND PAUL PINTO, PATRIOTS, TOUR THE BORDERLANDS
Jeff Young and I perform ...Patriots... as part of a tour of the Southwest, where immigration is a daily conversation.
01.10.2016 - Dancelab Tijuana. Tijuana, B.C. Mexico.
01.11.2016 - La Covacha Foro. Ensenada, B.C. Mexico.
01.12.2016 - The Loft @ UCSD. La Jolla, CA
01.13.2016 - Low Gallery. San Diego, CA.
01.16.2016 - Art Share L.A. Los Angeles, CA.
01.24.2016 - Oh My Ears Marathon. Mesa Arts Center. Mesa, AZ.
125 »PARTY PIECES«
MINI_009 and 124 other compositions are part of the world's largest group composition all having their European premiere as part of the Forum of Contemporary Music Leipzig (FZML).
UT Connewitz. Leipzig.
SUPER BOLUS I
This show will feature GBR artists playing each other's music and interacting with one another for the first time. Aliza Simons, Dave Ruder and I will each interpret one of Woody Leslie's Courier Atlas States + short sets from Anaïs Maviel, ellen o, Panoply Performance Laboratory, Reps, Anne Rhodes, Joe White and Jonathan Zorn
ST. PAUL'S THEATER. BROOKLYN.
Iktus Percussion performs my table-top percussion piece + works by Iannis Xenakis and Daniel Wohl as part of the 7th Annual Purchase College Day of Percussion.
Conservatory of Music at Purchase College.
Iktus Percussion performs my table-top percussion piece. Also on the bill, Jude Traxler, Al Cerulo, Andrew McKenna Lee and Misen-en Ensemble. All part of the Firehouse New Music Series and the Composers Now Festival.
The Firehouse Space. Brooklyn.
THOMAS PAINE IN VIOLENCE + THIS TREE
A new scene from my upcoming opera. Joan La Barbara's Spirit of Thomas Paine tries to figure out who this mysterious Manchorus is amidst thoughts on charity, Decartes, Cornell West, Harvard, plus, maybe, just maybe, a little swearing. Leah Coloff will also show a bit from her upcoming work. Nick Choksi and Ryan Krause join as the Manchorus. Sound by Gus Callahan. Lighting by Jeanette Yew.
HERE Art Center. New York.
thingNY + Varispeed: Kenneth Gaburo's Maledetto
As part of the new Soft Series salon concerts, my two bands team up to present a work-in-progress runthrough of our new arrangement of Kenneth Gaburo's compositional linguistics work. Over the next few years, we'll be developing the larger multi-hour theater piece, LINGUA, of which Maledetto is the second part.
Email me for performance details.
Eight Songs for a Mad King
I join Tenth Intervention Ensemble as the vocalist in Peter Maxwell Davies' absurd and epic monodrama. Also on the program, Berio's Sequenza V and Matt Mark's Velocirapture.
Greenwich House. New York.
thingNY: Dr. Sandwich
Music of Rick Burkhardt and Gelsey Bell.
Broadway in Bryant Park
The cast of Dave Malloy's Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 join the casts of Waitress, Himself & Nora, Kinky Boots and Fun Home for some tunes in Bryant Park
Bryant Park. New York.
Solo Set @ Pete's Candy Store
Following Dave Ruder (9pm) and Michael Hurder (10:15), I'll perform a short set involving photographs, voice, electronics, various percussion and one large punching bag.
Pete's Candy Story. Brooklyn.
It’s All Coming Back To Me Now: Songs We Wish We Had Forgotten - A Benefit for the OneOrlando Fund
w/ Erica Dorfler and Nick Gaswirth.
9:30pm. Joe's Pub. New York.
minis/Trajectories: a new album from thingNY
After six years, thingNY's second album is a collection of poetic chamber music including two works by Erin Rogers and eight of my minis. Available through Gold Bolus Recordings. Digital download, CD, and limited edition 12" LP vinyl.
Boomwaggle: album release
Joe White's leud musical story drops. Why not bend over slowly and pick it up?
8:00pm. Firehouse Space. Brooklyn.
Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 on Broadway
Dave Malloy and Rachel Chavkin's stunning electro-pop opera finally earns its top spot in the musical theater world and I'm honored to still be a part with a killer cast, crew and design team.
Imperial Theater. New York.
Iktus Percussion plays mini_007
With works by Rick Burkhardt and Paula Matthusen. Also on the bill: Quiet City.
7:00pm. Spectrum. New York.
Dorian Wallace and John Sanborn - The Temptation of St. Anthony (or Tony's Troubles)
A multi-channel video and music opera installation starring Pamela Z, Charlotte Mundy and myself with a crazy awesome cast of singers, dancers and string players. Runs for about a month inside a beautiful 15th Century palace.
Palais Jacques Coeur à Bourges. France.