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Guest, Nov 2011

Upcoming Events

October 9, 2015 8:00 pm

Clip Mouth Unit plus Lindsay Vickery/Dafna Naphtali



Opening the show will be “Clip Mouth Unit” — Dafna Naphtali (voice/electronics) duo with Jen Baker (trombone/voice) joined by Sarah Bernstein (violin/voice)

Silent Revolution | Lindsay Vickery (AUS)

with Jen Baker – trombone, Junko Fujiwara – cello, Dafna Naphtali – voice and Zach Rowden – double bass.
Australian bass clarinettist, composer and improviser Lindsay Vickery presents new works responding to the Occupy Movement, Whistleblowers, and the reportage of Chris Hedges, Glenn Greenwald and others. These recent works by Australian composers explore the forms of projected animated notation with acoustic instruments and electronics.

Lindsay Vickery: Australian composer and improviser Lindsay Vickery has collaborated with Jon Rose, werner dafeldecker, Amy Knoles, Marek Chołoniewski, Annie Gosfield, the California Ear Unit, and MATA Ensemble. He has performed throughout Europe, North America and Asia as a founder member of New Music, Improv and Noise groups Decibel, Candied Limbs, SQUINT and HEDKIKR. His music includes works for acoustic and electronic instruments in interactive-electronic, improvised or fully notated settings, ranging from solo pieces to opera He is the head of composition at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Perth.


October 10, 2015 8:00 pm

Connie Crothers and Ursel Schlicht

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Oct 10 - Ursel


Connie Crothers and Ursel Schlicht: Pianos

October 11, 2015 8:00 pm

Terri Hron, Paula Matthusen, & Yoni Niv

Oct 11 Terri Paula


8:00 PM – Terri Hron, recorder/electronics – Paula Matthusen, composition/electronics


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9:00 PM – Yoni Niv, composition/electronics - Josh Sinton, baritone saxophone – Dan Blake, soprano saxophone


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 third season, this opening concert will feature rare appearances by Terri Hron, Paula Matthusen, and Yoni Niv.


At 8pm, recorderist Terri Hron will be joined by Paula Matthusen for a set of electro-acoustic works. Montreal-based Hron has actively worked to reinvent her instrument through an expansive improvisational language that includes live processing, extended techniques, and ongoing collaborations with an international cast of adventurous composers. Composer Paula Matthusen is one such composer, whose work Alex Ross has described as “entrancing” , often considering discrepancies in musical space—real, imagined, and remembered. For this evening, she will join Terri on live electronics.


At 9pm, Israeli composer and electronicist Yoni Niv returns to NYC for a rare performance of his works. Described by the Organ Magazine as “full of textured atmosphere and quiet seductive impressive detail,” composer and sound artist Yoni Niv explores cross-cultural, urban musical practices across a wide variety of artistic mediums. He will be joined by long time collaborators, baritone saxophonist Josh Sinton and soprano saxophonist Dan Blake.

October 15, 2015 8:00 pm


Oct 15 Simone Weisenfels


Sayun Chang: Percussion, On Ka’a Davis: Electric Guitar/Electric Violin, Ben Stapp: Tuba, Simone Weißenfels: Piano/Fx

This Quartet will be a premiere!
Be excited to listen to 4  outstanding musicians improvising together with all colours of sound.
Together they recorded a CD in 2014 at Laswell-Studios.

October 17, 2015 8:00 pm

Fire Maidens From Outer Space

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Bonnie Kane: Saxophone/ Flute/ Electronics,
Dave Miller: Drums

All 3  events for just  one $10 ticket at the door.

October 17, 2015 9:00 pm

Anais Maviel: Vocals/Percussion Sam Yulsman: Piano

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Anais Maviel: Vocals/Percussion with  Sam Yulsman: Piano


October 17, 2015 10:00 pm


video peopleSprecher: Keyboard, Electronics and Video, Jonah Rosenberg: Keyboard, Leonid Galaganov: Percussion, Angela Morris: Sax.  Plus  a reappearance  of the video girls.

October 18, 2015 6:00 pm

Soundpainting Workshop

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This session we will focus on Rasas and Soundpaint palettes inspired by Richard Schechner’s “Rasa Boxes.”

“Devised in the 1980s and 90s by Richard Schechner, rasaboxes offers performers a concrete physical tool to access, express, and manage their feelings/emotions within the context of performance. Useful as performer training, rasaboxes also has many other applications in various fields including (but not limited to) therapy, business, and education. Basically, rasaboxes trains participants to physically express eight key emotions first identified in the Natyasastra, a Sanskrit text dealing with theatre, dance, and music.” –Rasaboxes.org

“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 third 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

6 – 8 PM with a performance at 9 PM


October 23, 2015 8:00 pm

Damien Olsen: Piano & Sampler

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“This new live set is based on my album Piano Works which is a series of piano interpretations
of electronic soundscapes, sound design and samples that I have been either collecting
from field recordings or creating myself from different sources through the years;
so every sample I use has a photographic value so to speak and as such
it activates my internal reservoir of memories and impressions,
where all this music comes from ”


Damien Olsen is a Brooklyn based Multimedia Artist with an experience of more than 30 years of professional activity; most commonly known as a Musician in the NY scene he is also an accomplished visual artist working in different disciplines ;

Sculpture, Photography,Video and Painting.

October 24, 2015 8:00 pm

The Karl Berger Improvisers Orchestra

Oct 24



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