Join us for these Soundpainting sessions, “Advanced Soundpainting Session-Beginners Welcome.” We cover new concepts around this live-composing sign language, and share new ideas. Beginners can ‘swim’ and ask questions, and a short overview of gestures can also be done before diving in with the rest of the group. Hosted each month by two Soundpainter hosts, these sessions will cover a variety of live-composition topics and will concentrate on different disciplines such as: acting, dancing/movement, lighting design, visual art, music, electronic music. Join us every last Sunday of the month. Soundpainting hosts include: Mark Lindberg, Evan Mazunik, Gil Selinger, Dennis Shafer, Tomi Tsunoda, and Leese Walker, each leaders of their own Soundpainting ensembles in New York.
September 21, 2014 6:00 pm
September 25, 2014 8:00 pm
The Need is a new monthly series at the Firehouse Space led by saxophonist, guitarist and composer Briggan Krauss. Designed as an exploratorium for improvisors to probe ideas, Krauss will work with the raw conceptual energy of a rotating cast of his colleagues at the top of the creative music scene. September 25th’s concert will feature Briggan Krauss: Alto saxophone and Electric Guitar, Brandon Seabrook: Electric Guitar, Kato Hideki: Analog Synthesizer, and Devin Grey: Drums and Percussion.
October 2, 2014 8:00 pm
The First Thursdays series, curated by Dan Blake, is back!
New York’s contemporary music scene is incomparably vast in scope, perhaps impossible to cover with a single series. With this residency at The Firehouse Space, Dan Blake brings together a range of collaborations that at least begins to represent the diversity of experiences and musical styles in music. Now in its second season, this first concert will feature Joshua Sinton’s Senhor Vasques and the Chris Pitsiokos trio. (more…)
October 3, 2014 8:00 pm
The Sara McDonald Orchestra is a 22 piece large ensemble comprised of a 17 piece big band with vocals, and a string quartet. This group does not play jazz, period. The orchestra is an indie-rock-pop group that just happens to share a similar instrumentation to that of a big band. The sounds that will emanate from the bellows of this intricately crafted machine, will be unlike any you’ve ever heard before from a “big band.” The sounds are vibrant and layered, dreamy and at times even aggressive. Plus, the group is just incredibly fun to watch! You don’t want to miss the Sara McDonald Orchestra – informally and affectionately known as The New York Chillharmonic. (more…)