Party at the Last Resort (Chicago, 10.8.17)

Fifth House Ensemble will be reviving my piece Party at the Last Resort on a concert called “Fresh Inc All Stars.” The show also includes music by other alums of their summer program, the Fresh Inc Festival: John Dorhauer Zach Green, Aaron Israel Levin, Anna Meadors, Patrick O’Malley, William Pearson, Justin Rito, Evan Williams and Ayanna Woods.

8:30 PM
Sunday, October 8, 2017
3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL

TMWHE (East Lansing, 10.23.17)

When I wrote The Man Who Hated Everything for wild Up, I included passages for the imrovisers in the group. This October, Michigan State University’s Musique 21 will put their own, perhaps very different, spin on the piece.

The program also includes music by Carolina Heredia, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Miya Masaoka, Missy Mazzoli, Gabriella Smith, Asha Tamirisa, Shelley Washington, and Kayleigh Butcher & Bethany Younge.

7:30 PM
Monday, October 23, 2017
Fairchild Theatre, Michigan State University
542 Auditorium Rd, East Lansing, MI

Thick Line (Chicago, 10.25.17)

Chicago’s Ensemble Dal Niente and Berlin’s Ensemble Adapter team up for a performance of my open-instrumentation piece Thick Line.

You’ll also hear music by George Lewis, Simon Løffler and Sarah Nemtsov.

8:30 PM
Wednesday, October 25
3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL

Second Moon (Chicago, 11.19.17)

Kayleigh Butcher and Christopher Narloch are performing Arnold Schoenberg’s Book of the Hanging Gardens, and they’ve also commissioned 15 composers to write minute-long pieces in response to each song in the cycle. My contribution, “Second Moon,” gives a new flavor to the opening melody of “Als wir hinter dem beblümten tore,” with a splash of Jobim and a pinch of Rebecca Sugar. The lyrics are one part quiet Chicago date night and one part German Romantic mystery.

Other composers responding to Schoenberg’s songs include Elliot Cless, Fredrick Gifford, David Grant, Clara Haxo, Jenna Lyle, Pamela Stein Lynde, Jessie Marino, Brian Penkrot, Steven Rice, Jonathan Sokol, Evan Williams and Bethany Younge.

8:30 PM
Sunday, November 19, 2017
3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL

Sheer Frost Orchestra (Chicago, 12.3.17)

This December brings the Second Sexing Sound Symposium, a festival-conference dedicated to exploring the topic of gender in the sonic arts. The first second concert includes a performance of Marina Rosenfeld‘s Sheer Frost Orchestra (1993) for women playing electric guitars with nail polish bottles. I’ll be playing in it, along with Jessica Aszodi, Amanda Bailey, Renee Baker, Brit Barton, Lee Blalock, Rachel Copel, Jill DeGroot, Rachel Ellison, Billie Howard, Deidre Huckabay, Lia Kohl, Jenna Lyle, Izzy Olive, Lakshmi Ramgopal, Petra Roggel, Kristan Saloky and Macie Stewart.

(By the way, the fingernails you see to the right belong to the inimitable Morgan Krauss.)

Also on the program: a performance of Neo Hülcker‘s crackles by Amanda Bailey, Jenna Lyle, Lia Kohl and Hülcker themself.

8:30 PM
Sunday, December 3, 2017
3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL

Thick Line (WA/OR/CA, 1.30.18 – 2.8.18)

Memphis-based wind quintet The City of Tomorrow is touring the West Coast as part of the Spontaneous Combustion New Music Festival, and their program includes my open-instrumentation piece Thick Line.

The festival also includes performances by Ashley Bathgate, Orlando Cela, Hotel Elefant, Hub New Music, Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble and Sandbox Percussion.

Performance dates and locations:

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
The Royal Room, Seattle, WA

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
The Old Church, Portland, OR

Thursday, February 1, 2018
The Shedd Institute, Eugene, OR

Friday, February 2, 2018
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation Auditorium, Sacramento, CA

Saturday, February 3, 2018
Mission Dolores, San Francisco, CA

Sunday, February 4, 2018
Trianon Theatre, San Jose, CA

Monday, February 5, 2018
location TBA, Ojai, CA

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
location TBA, Palm Springs, CA

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
location TBA, San Diego, CA

Thursday, February 8, 2018
location TBA, Los Angeles, CA