past concerts

2018

Saturday, August 25 2018, 6:00pm

Sam Torres and Matt Gold @ DEVOTIONAL, Church Troy

Matthew Gold (percussion) and I will perform at the opening of Four-D Project’s new gallery show at The Church Troy.

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 8:00pm

Talea Ensemble @ Time:Spans Festival, Dimenna Center

For the first concert of Talea Ensemble’s 2018/19 season, the ensemble will perform music by Oscar Bettison and Felipe Lara. I’ll be assisting with audio tech. at this concert.

July 22nd–August 5th, 2018

Creative Music Intensive/Hinges, Mirrors, Eclipses @ Arts Letters & Numbers

This year’s annual summer workshop includes the second iteration of the Creative Music Intensive at ALN! Click here for much more information.


Saturday, July 21st, 2018, 7:30pm

Wordless Music Orchestra @ BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Wordless Music Orchestra is performing the film score for a screening of the indie film Brimstone & Glory. I created the arrangements of the score for the ensemble’s performance. This event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.


 

Friday, May 18th, 2018, 7:00pm

Peabody Community Choir @ Griswold Hall, Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University

The Peabody Community Choir will premiere my most recent piece, which I wrote for them while composer-in-residence with them this semester. The piece is titled in greeting its own earth, and uses the poem “Embodiment” by Sabrina Sadique.


Thursday, May 17th, 2018, 8:00pm

SENSE @ EMP Space

I have been working other Peabody composers Camila Agosto, Jamie Leidwinger, and Richard Drehoff, as well as MICA Fiber Artist Robin Marquis over the last few months to organize and produce this concert. The event will include multimedia concert works by Agosto, Leidwinger, and Drehoff, sound installation by me, and a visual installation by Marquis.


Tuesday, May 9th, 2018, 7:30pm

Peabody Computer Music @ Griswold Hall, Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University

The final recital for the Peabody Computer Music department. The program will include works by Computer Music students and members of the Intro to Computer Music class.


Monday, May 8th, 2018, 2:00pm

New Musical Instruments @ Engineering Design Day, Johns Hopkins University

The History of Musical Instruments class will present a short concert on our class-made instruments at the JHU Engineering School’s Engineering Design Day.


Friday, April 27th, 2018, 12:00pm

Prix d’Eté Winners/Peabody Computer Music @ Griswold Hall, Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University

My piece, Ritual: Breath of Poem which won first prize in Peabody’s annual Prix d’Eté competition this year, is being premiered alongside the other winners’ pieces. The concert is part of the Institute’s Friday Noon series. It is free and open to the public.


Saturday, April 21st, 2018, 7:00pm

Peabody/MICA Collaborative Installation Opening @ EMP Space

This event is the culmination of the Peabody/MICA Interactive Art class. It will consist of numerous installation and performance pieces around the gallery and other area at EMP Space in Baltimore.


Thursday, March 22nd – Sunday, March 25, 2018

Wordless Music Orchestra @ Big Ears Festival

Wordless Music Orchestra and nief-norf are performing the film score for screenings of the indie film Brimstone & Glory. I created the arrangements of the score for the ensembles’ performances. More information here and here.


Thursday, March 22nd, 2018, 7:30pm

Tilted Arc @ An Die Musik

Tilted Arc and pianist Riley Nicholson will present a double bill. Tilted Arc is my and Sophia Vastek’s electroacoustic music duo. An Die Musik is located at 409 N Charles in Baltimore.


Thursday, March 15th – Saturday, March 17th, 2018

BEAMS Marathon Weekend Festival @ Brandeis University

I’m performing my music for saxophone and live electronics at the BEAMS (Brandeis Electroacoustic Music Studio) Festival. Other performers include Yarn/Wire, SPLICE Ensemble, Transient Canvas, and the other winners of the festival’s open call. Click here for more information.


Friday, February 16th, 2018, 7:30pm

Blank Space Baltimore #2 @ 101 W. Read St. 

The Blank Space series from NYC and Pittsburgh expands south to Baltimore for the second time! Featuring Sean Brennan, Maxime Daigneault, Matteo Belli, and Sophia Vastek and myself playing together.


Saturday, February 3rd – Saturday, February 10th, 2018

Creative Music Intensive @ Arts Letters & Numbers

Along with composers Michael Harrison and Nina C. Young, percussionist Payton MacDonald, and pianist Sophia Subbayya Vastek, I will be involved in the Creative Music Intensive – Arts Letters & Numbers’ first music-centric workshop. Join us for a week of learning and creating. More info and application here.


Friday, January 19th, 2018, 8:00pm

Blank Space Baltimore #1 @ 2700 Remington Ave. 

The Blank Space series from NYC and Pittsburgh expands south to Baltimore! Join us for the the first edition of Blank Space Baltimore, featuring new music, improvisation, and dance by Ledah Finck, Jamie Leidwinger, danah bella, and myself.


2017

Saturday, December 9th, 2017, 6:30pm

Mind on Fire Snowball @ EMP Collective

Mind on Fire’s winter fundraiser will feature the ensemble playing music for open instrumentation. I’ll be playing baritone saxophone. Click here for more info and tickets.


Sunday, November 19th, 2017, 8:30pm

Mind on Fire/Secret Psychic Cinema @ The Red Room

Mind on Fire performs Steve Reich’s Four Organs as a live score for a 16mm projection of Man Ray’s L’etoile de Mer (Starfish) (1928). I’m playing percussion. Presented by Secret Psychic Cinema. Click here for more information.


Friday, November 17th, 2017, 7:30pm

Music of Reality @ MIT

I’m performing my music for solo saxophone and electronics on Music of Reality’s season opener at MIT. This concert is a collaboration with MIT professor Dr. Irmgard Bischofberger, who specializes in liquid pattern formation, the larger implications of these formations in nature, and the questions that arise. Click here for more information.


Friday, October 27th, 2017, 7:30pm

Talea Ensemble @ UChicago’s Contempo

Talea Ensemble is performing chamber music by Vito Zuraj, Justyna Kowalska-Lason, Nicolai Worsaae, Christian Mason, and Ondrej Adamek. I’m performing electronics on three of the pieces. This concert is part of the Contempo Series’ 53rd season. Click here for more info and tickets.


Friday, October 6th, 2017, 8pm

Yarn/Wire plays Enno Poppe/Wolfgang Heiniger @ The Kitchen

Same concert as at EMPAC, but in New York City. Click here for more info and tickets.


Friday, September 22nd, 2017, 7:30pm

Yarn/Wire plays Enno Poppe/Wolfgang Heiniger @ EMPAC

Yarn/Wire is performing Enno Poppe+Wolfgang Heiniger’s piece Tonband along with the premiere of Poppe’s Feld. I’m working with the ensemble on electronics for Tonband. Click here for more info and tickets.


Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 9th-11th, 2017, 8:00pm

Marie Antoinette @ Horace Mann School

I’m the sound designer for Horace Mann’s alumni show, “Marie Antoinette” by David Adjmi. Horace Mann School is located at 241 W 246th St. in the Bronx, NY.


Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, June 8th-10th, 2017

“Palindrome” @ Klang Symposium, Hamburg

My 20-minute tape piece “Palindrome” will be presented as part of the kling gut! Symposium on Sound, held at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Arts and Media Campus. Peabody Computer Music worked with klingt gut! on a special curated section of the symposium, which is where my piece, along with pieces by other students in Baltimore and Hamburg, will be presented. More information on the symposium here.


Monday, May 22nd, 2017, 8:00pm

Kelley Barnett @ Mise-En_Place

Kelley Barnett will perform my piece “Canticle” for flute and electronics. Mise-En_Place is located at 678 Hart St. #1B in Brooklyn, NY.


Sunday, May 21st, 2017, 7:00pm

Sophia Subbayya Vastek @ An Die Musik

Sophia’s Baltimore release concert for her album Histories. I’ll be on sound for this one, and also the wonderful flute+violin duo The Witches will perform my piece “Only a Little Taller,” after a poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay. There’ll be a party after. An Die Musik is at 409 N Charles St. in Baltimore, MD. More info and tickets here.


 Wednesday, May 10th, 2017, 7:30pm

Peabody Computer Music @ Griswold Hall, Peabody Institute

The Peabody Computer Music department final recital! Featuring original electroacoustic music by students in the department (including some of my own music), as well as pieces by students in the Intro class, and small installations by students in the Synthesis Theory/Digital Music Programming II class. Griswold Hall is located on the second floor of the main conservatory building of Peabody, at 1 E. Mount Vernon Pl. in Baltimore.


Saturday, May 6th, 2017, 7:00pm

Sophia Subbayya Vastek and Giovanni Piacentini @ National Sawdust

A double album release party/concert for Sophia’s album Histories, on innova Recordings, and Gio’s album CHIAROSCURO, on PARMA. Featuring music by Michael Harrison, John Cage, and Giovanni Piacentini. I’m on electronics and sound for the concert. National Sawdust is at 80 N 6th St. in Brooklyn, NY. More info and tickets here.


Friday, May 5th, 2017, 7:30pm

Peabody Jazz Ensemble @ Joe Byrd Hall, Peabody Institute

PJE performs big band jazz by the likes of John Abercrombie, Kenny Wheeler, and other great 20/21st cen. jazz musicians. We’ll be joined by the great violinist Mark Shapiro for this concert. Joe Byrd Hall is located off the main atrium of the Peabody Institute, at 1 E. Mount Vernon Pl. in Baltimore.


 Thursday, April 27th, 2017, 7:30pm

Global Improvisation @ Centre St. Performance Space, Peabody Institute

The Global Improvisation class, directed by bassist Mike Formanek, will have an hour long performance. Centre St. Perf. Space is located at 5 E. Centre St. in Baltimore.


Thursday, April 24th, 2017, 7:00pm

Fox Lane High School Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert@ Fox Lane High School

Fox Lane/Bedford County School District commissioned a 10-minute string orchestra piece for their spring concert. This will be the premiere of the piece, titled “two songs without singing.”


Wednesday, April 19th, 2017, 4:00-11:00pm

Homages with Talea Ensemble @ Austrian Cultural Forum

Talea Ensemble and the ACF present Homages, the ACF’s 15 year anniversary sound exhibition featuring homages by Austrian musicians to American musicians. Talea will play some music by Austrian and American composers; I’m on electronics.


Sunday, April 9th 2017, 1:00pm

Peabody/MICA Collaboration @ The Walters Art Museum

I’ll be improvising with some Peabody musicians and MICA artists in a site-specific piece at The Walters, located at 600 N. Charles St. in Baltimore.


Saturday, March 25th, 2017, 7:00pm

Tilted/Arc @ Arts Letters & Numbers

Tilted Arc performs a concert to close their week-long residency at Arts Letters & Numbers. Click here for more information.


Wednesday, March 15th, 2017, 7:30pm

Sam Zagnit and Martin Movagh @ Neidorff-Karpati Hall, Manhattan School of Music

Sam and Martin will premiere a new piece of mine they commissioned for this performance called “envy,” for amplified double bass and trumpet. The performance is the finale of Sam’s project in which he commissioned a number of new works that feature the double bass. Manhattan  School of Music is located on W. 122nd St. between Broadway and Claremont Ave in New York City.


Saturday, March 4th, 2017, 8:00pm

Haley Olson @ The Bun Shop (Light St.)

I’ll be joining composer/pianist/vocalist Haley Olson on synthesizer for her piece entitled “In Silver” for voice and electronics. Located at 22 Light St. in Baltimore.


Friday, March 3rd, 2017, 7:30pm

Peabody Jazz Ensemble @ Joe Byrd Hall, Peabody Institute

Join the Peabody Jazz Ensemble as we celebrate the music of Thelonious Monk in both small ensemble and big band (arr. by Oliver Nelson) formats. Joe Byrd Hall is located off the main atrium of the Peabody Institute, at 1 E. Mount Vernon Pl. in Baltimore.


Tuesday, February 21st, 2017, 9:30pm

The Witches @ The Windup Space 

The Witches perform “Only A Little Taller” a second time on their “Behind the Curtain: New Music on Women” concert, this time at The Windup Space (located at 12 W. North Ave. in Baltimore).


Wednesday, February 15th, 2017, 4:00pm

The Witches @ Women, Gender, & Sexuality Dept., Johns Hopkins University 

The Witches perform my piece “Only A Little Taller” on their “Behind the Curtain: New Music on Women” concert at Johns Hopkins University. My composition was written using recorded readings of the Edna St. Vincent Millay poem “The Concert” which were then transcribed, turned into melodies, and harmonized. This concert will be in room 109 of the Maryland building at JHU.


Friday, January 27th, 2017, 7:00pm

Solo Sax + Electronics @ Centre St. Performance Space

To celebrate my birthday (January 20th) and to celebrate democratic, peaceful direct action, inclusivity, and the power of meditation and music, I will be presenting an hour long, multichannel audio and live video performance of music for saxophone and electronics. The Centre St. Performance Space is located at 5 E Centre St. in Baltimore, MD.


2016

Saturday, December 17th, 2016, 10:00am

Choral Performance @ National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.

A choir directed by Sonya Sutton will perform a piece she commissioned for this occasion called “Infinitude of Stars” with text by Rabindranath Tagore. The concert and event will be live-streamed to Bethlehem in the West Bank.


Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, 8:00pm

Solo Sax + Electronics @ About/Face

I will be performing some of my original sax+electronics music at the Bun Shop (22 Light St., Baltimore, MD). The theme of this installment of the About/Face concert series is blurring the lines between improvisation and composition.


Tuesday, November 15th, 2016, 7:30pm

Music of Reality @ The Armory

Sophia Vastek will play a miniature I composed for this concert inspired by Brandies University researcher Paul Garrity’s work. Professor Garrity will also be discussing his work in a lecture titled “The Evolution of Sensation.” The Amory is located at 191 Highland Ave., Somerville MA.