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2019


tuesday, august 20, 2019, 8:00pm
Talea Ensemble @ Dimenna Center, NYC
Talea Ensemble’s first of two performances on the Time:Spans Festival includes music by Ana Sokolovic, Dániel Péter Biró, and Philippe Leroux. I’m assisting with the electronics. Click here for more information.
wednesdays, july 24th–august 21st, 2019, 6:00-9:00pm
Create Your Own Podcast Class @ Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY
Local journalist Luke Stoddard Nathan and I are co-teaching a 5-week, 3 hour per session class on conceptualizing, producing, and distributing your own podcast. Click here for more information.

friday, july 26, 2019, 7:00pm
Tilted Arc, Michael Harrison, Vanitas, Payton MacDonald, Victoria Puttermen @ Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY
Tilted Arc shares a bill on the July Troy Night Out with artists from Boston and Arts Letters & Numbers. Click here for more information.
june 6-9, 2019
Albany Symphony Orchestra American Music Festival Tour @ Greater Capital Region, NY
The Albany Symphony’s Sing Out! tour (part of their annual American Music Festival) will take place in Schuylerville, Albany, Schenectady, and Hudson. I’m joing the tour on the audio team for each performance. Click here for more information.
may 15-16, 2019
International Contemporary Ensemble & Meridionalis @ 22 Boerum Pl., Brooklyn, NYC
ICE and Music of the Americas vocal ensemble Meridionalis presents the NY premier of Claude Vivier’s opera Kopernikus. I’m running supertitles for both performances. Click here for more information. 

tuesday, april 23th, 2019, 7:30pm
Music of Reality: Cellular Dance @ Campus Center Ballroom, University of Massachusetts Boston
Music of Reality is joined by dancers to premiere an original ballet with music by David Ibbett, featuring pianist Sophia Vastek and multichannel electronic sound. Cell Biologist Dr. Alexey Veraksa will present his work. Click here for more information.
saturday, april 20th, 2019, 6:00pm
Talea Ensemble’s 10th Anniversary Celebration @ Dimenna Center, NYC
I’m joining Talea Ensemble for their 10th year celebration doing electronics. Program includes music by Diels, Haas, Thomalla, Grisey, Cheung, Lewis, Fure, and others. Click here for more information.
wednesday, april 10th, 2019, 7:00pm
Julia den Boer @ Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, NYC
I’m joining pianist Julia Den Boer on distortion and electronics for two pieces on this recital. Click here for more information.
friday, april 9th, 2019
Bergamot Quartet & Claire Chase @ Spectrum NYC
The wonderful Bergamot Quartet will premiere a new, expanded version of my string quartet a painting in various frames. Other music is by Anthony Cheung (featuring flutist Claire Chase), Jessie Montgomery, and Julia Wolfe. Click here for more information.
friday, april 5th, 2019
Claire Chase, Bergamot Quartet, Sophia Vastek, and Sam Torres, @ Music on the Square, Church on the Square, Baltimore, MD
Sophia and I, along with the Baltimore-based string quartet and flutist Claire Chase, will present a concert of music on the Music on the Square concert series at Church on the Square in Baltimore. Bergamot Quartet will perform a new version of my string quartet, a painting in various frames, alongside music by Anthony Cheung, Ledah Finck, and others. Click here for more information.
sunday, march 31st, 2019
Sophia Vastek & Sam Torres @ St. Francis Episcopal Church, Potomac, MD
Sophia and I will present a concert of music written and/or arranged for piano and saxophone on the concert series at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Potomac, MD.

wednesday, march 20th, 2019
“Sideshow” w/ Talea Ensemble @ Town Hall, Seattle, WA
I’m traveling to Seattle for the first time to do electronics with Talea Ensemble for Steven Takasugi’s “Sideshow” at Town Hall. Click here for more information.
friday, march 15th, 201, 8:00pm
Chris Gross collaboration @ The Stone, NYC
I’m doing sound design for Chris Gross’ performance of Alvin Lucier’s “Music for Cello and One or More Amplified Vases.” Click here for more information.

march 8-10, 2019
Boulanger Initiative Women Composers Festival @ Blind Whino, Washington, DC
I’m running electronics for Jennifer Koh and Missy Mazzoli’s set and am the head audio engineer for the entire festival. I’m excited to get to be part of this new organization’s beginning! Click here for more information.
thursday, march 7th, 2019
Introduction to Podcasting Class @ Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY
I’m teaching a 3-hour crash course on the audio side of producing your own podcast! Click here for more information.
saturday, march 2nd, 2019, 7:00pm
Sophia Subbayya Vastek/Sam Torres @ Organ Colossal Presents: Concerts at 268, Troy, NY
Our new Organ Colossal collective is kicking off a new house concert series with performances by Sophia Subbayya Vastek and myself. Sophia will play selections for solo piano, including two of my piano miniatures, and I’ll play Canticle, for sax and live electronics.
tuesday, february 19th, 2019, 12:00pm
Organ Colossal @ Tuesday Noon, St. Paul’s Church, Troy, NY
A new collective of musicians led by Sophia Vastek and myself will have its second concert on the Tuesday Noon concert at St. Paul’s Church in Troy, NY. This church is one of the most complete existing examples of a full interior design by Louis Comfort Tiffany. The program will feature music by Ledah Finck, myself, Kala Pierson, and Frederic Rzewski. Free, donations accepted.
friday, january 25th, 2019, 7:00pm
Organ Colossal @ Troy Night Out, Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY
A new collective of musicians led by Sophia Vastek and myself will have its debut at the Troy Night Out concert at the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy NY. The program will feature music by Kala Pierson, myself, and Frederic Rzewski. It’s free!


2018

friday, december 7th, 2018, 7:30pm
Music of Reality @ Helverson Parlor, First Parish Church, Cambridge, MA
Music of Reality’s second event of the season, Computer Futures: The Art of Mathematical Modeling, will feature mathematician Chris Rycroft, livecoding electronic musician Jeremy Stewart, and cellist Olivia J. P. Harris. Click here for more information.
sunday, october 28th, 2018, 5:00pm
Ensemble Échappé and Charlotte Mundy @ Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, NYC
Ensemble Échappé with soprano Charlotte Mundy, conducted by Ben Grow, performs music by Jonathan Harvey, Iannis Xenakis, Selim Göncü, and Kaija Saariaho. Click here for more information and tickets.
friday, october 12th, 2018, 7:30pm
Music of Reality @ Morse Auditorium, Boston University
Music of Reality’s season opener, Reef Music, will feature Marvento Duo with Olivia J. P. Harris, Sophia Vastek, and David Ibbett. Sabrina Sadique will read original poetry written for the event and marine biologist Dr. Sarah Davies will present her work. Click here for more information.
saturday, september 29th, 2018, 7:30pm
Michael Harrison, Sandip Bhattarcharjee, Shawn Mativetsky, Sam Torres, Susmita Chakraborty @ Shastra Symposium, William Paterson University
I will be joining Harrison, MacDonald, and Mativetsky on electric bass performing Harrison’s Indian/Western composition “India Blue.” Click here for more information.
saturday, september 15th, 2018, 5:00pm
Gran Pianola Project II @ Music of the Americas, Americas Society, NYC
Music of the Americas presents five new works for Disklavier and ensemble inspired by the works of Conlon Nancarrow. The programs for the first and second concerts will vary slightly. Click here for more information and to reserve your free ticket.
friday, september 14th, 2018, 7:00pm
Gran Pianola Project I @ Music of the Americas, Americas Society, NYC
Music of the Americas presents five new works for Disklavier and ensemble inspired by the works of Conlon Nancarrow. The programs for the first and second concerts will vary slightly. Click here for more information and to reserve your free ticket.
tuesday, september 11th, 2018, 7:30pm
Talea Ensemble @ Resonant Bodies Festival, Roulette Intermedium, NYC
Talea and Lucy Dhegrae perform Christopher Trapani’s Waterlines. Click here for more information and tickets.
saturday, august 25th, 2018, 6:00pm
Matt Gold and Sam Torres @ DEVOTIONAL, The Church, Troy, NY 
Matthew Gold (percussion) and I will perform music by John Cage and others at the opening of Four-D Project’s new gallery show at The Church Troy.
thursday, august 16th, 2018, 8:00pm
Talea Ensemble @ Time:Spans Festival, Dimenna Center, NYC 
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 at this concert.
july 22-august 5th, 2018,
Creative Music Intensive/Hinges, Mirrors, Eclipses @ Arts, Letters & Numbers, Averill Park, NY
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, NYC
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. [this event was canceled due to weather]
friday, may 18th, 2018, 7:00pm
Peabody Community Choir @ Griswold Hall, Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
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, Baltimore, MD
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, Baltimore, MD
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, Baltimore, MD
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, Baltimore, MD
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 Institute/MICA Collaborative Installation Opening @ EMP Space, Baltimore, MD
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.
march 22-25, 2018
Wordless Music Orchestra @ Big Ears Festival, Knoxville, TN
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, Baltimore, MD
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.
march 15-17, 2018
BEAMS Marathon Weekend Festival @ Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
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., Baltimore, MD
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.
february 3-10, 2018
Creative Music Intensive @ Arts, Letters & Numbers, Averill Park, NY
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., Baltimore, MD
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 Space, Baltimore, MD
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, Baltimore, MD
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, Cambridge, MA
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 @ Contempo, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
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, 8:00pm
Yarn/Wire plays Enno Poppe/Wolfgang Heiniger @ The Kitchen, NYC
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, Troy, NY
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.
june 9-11, 2017, 8:00pm
Marie Antoinette @ Horace Mann School, NYC
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.
june 8-10, 2017
“Palindrome” @ Klang Symposium, Hamburg, Germany
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, NYC
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, Baltimore, MD
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, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
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, NYC
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. 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, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
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, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
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.
monday, april 24th, 2017, 7:00pm
Fox Lane High School Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert @ Fox Lane High School, Bedford, NY
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, NYC
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, Baltimore, MD
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, Averill Park, NY
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, NYC
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, Baltimore, MD
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, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
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, Baltimore, MD
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, and Sexuality Department, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
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, Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
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

sunday, december 17th, 2016, 10:00am
Global Livecast Choir Performance @ National Cathedral, Washington, DC
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, and to many other locations around the world.
saturday, december 3rd, 2016, 8:00pm
Solo Sax + Electronics @ About/Face, The Bun Shop, Baltimore, MD
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, Somerville, MA
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.

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