September 19, 2013 8:00 pm

music for pianos, pianists, and anti-pianists- Alia Musica

Pittsburgh, Paul Pinto and thingNY

Paul Pinto

Matt Gillespie and Federico Garcia are founding members of Alia MusicaPittsburgh, a composer consortium and performance ensemble that has become a leader in the cultivation of new music from and in Pittsburgh and beyond. []

Composer and performer Paul Pinto creates and produces experimental music and theatrical works, is a member of Varispeed, and the artistic director of thingNY. []

thingNY is a 501c3 not-for-profit collective of composer-performers who create and perform theatrically charged experimental music, champion the work of avant-garde and contemporary classical composers, and collaborate across disciplines, media and genres. []

September 26, 2013 8:00 pm

Kaoru Watanabe’s Bloodlines


Kaoru Watanabe’s Bloodlines [Kaoru Watanabe: Shinobue (Japanese flutes) and Western Flute, Sara Schoenbeck: Bassoon, Marika Hughes: Cello, Mathias Kunzli: Percussion]

October 3, 2013 8:00 pm

Michaël Attias


The product of migrations spanning North Africa, the Middle East, Western Europe and the American Midwest, saxophonist Michaël Attias settled in New York City in 1994, where he currently enjoys a multifaceted activity as bandleader, sideman, composer, and improviser. Exposing himself to a wide range of collaborations, he has created a supple passionate and uncompromising language in which to render the richness of his imagination and commitments.

October 10, 2013 8:00 pm

Christof Knoche’s DEEP END


This program features music inspired by the great, late Butch Morris

Christof Knoche: Bass/Clarinet Sax, Carolin Pook: Violin, Simon Jermyn: Bass, JP Carletti: Drums

German born Christof Knoche (Bass Clarinet and Saxophone) is an integral part of the New York music scene as a performer and composer, combining woodwind mastery with live-electronics. A sought-after performer worldwide, he has played with the likes of Lee Konitz, Steve Lacy, Huun Huur Tu, and Butch Morris amongst many, releasing CDs and recordings on various labels like OmniTone, SunnySide, and Blue Note.

October 17, 2013 8:00 pm

thingNY Presents: Voice Leading, works by Gregory Cornelius and Erin Rogers


Composer Gregory Cornelius (from Boston, MA, co-director of Amp New Music) and composer/saxophonist Erin Rogers (of experimental music ensemble thingNY) bring a program of works for voice, chamber ensemble, electroacoustic and fixed media to Brooklyn’s coziest space for a complete evening. Featuring musicians of thingNY and New Thread Quartet.

October 24, 2013 8:00 pm

 Jason Kao Hwang & Ayman Fanous CD Release

Jason Kao Hwang: Violin and Viola  Ayman Fanous: Guitar and Bouzouki

From Innova Records:

Zilzal is the Arabic word for “earthquake,” and there couldn’t be a more fitting word to describe the collision of musical worlds on the debut album by the duo of guitarist Ayman Fanous and violinist Jason Hwang. Forged in New York’s downtown music scene of the late 1990s, this duo has developed a unique improvisational language that spans many streams of musical culture, aesthetics, and compositional philosophy.

November 7, 2013 8:00 pm

Jacob Garchik, Trombone

November 14, 2013 8:00 pm

tAkE’N sHaDoW Vol. II


Fung Chern Hwei: Violin, Electronics, Jonathan Goldberger: Electric Guitar, Stomu Takeishi: E.Bass, Shoko Nagai: Composer, Piano, Moog

New York based composer/pianist Shoko Nagai’s new project, tAKE’N sHADOW explores the essence of cotemporary music. With the elements of the contemporary western music, experimental electronic music and improvisations, her compositions with its use of multiple textures and the open sense of time evokes another realm of time and place and a old tale….”The worst curse for a demon who lives between the living and the dead is inability to die. By stepping on a mortal’s shadow, a demon can become a human. And a demon can die. On the other hand, a human who’s shadow has been stepped by a demon, becomes a demon. And he or she, now has to find and step on another mortal’s shadow….”

November 14, 2013 9:30 pm

Mack Goldsbury Quartet


Mack Goldsbury: Saxophone, Mark Minchello: Hammond B3, Maciej Fortuna: Trumpet, Lou Grassi: Drums


November 21, 2013 9:30 pm

Ned Rothenberg & Sylvie Courvoisier

 Ned Rothenberg: Alto Sax, Bass Clarinet, Shakuhachi

Sylvie Courvoisier: Piano