thingNY in Philadelphia + Joe Hallman

Date: June 12, 2010
Time: 7:00 pm

thingNY brings its multi-media production to Philadelphia. With influences from Robert Ashley, Berg, Boulez, Braxton and Bjork, thingNY’s collaboratively composed ADDDDDDDDD is an opera exploring the sweet sounds of excess. In a poetically verbose blend of noise, song, and spoken word, the five composer/performers highlight the everyday excesses of our lives as told through chants, rants, and advertising.

Sat. June 12, 2010
7:00pm
LAVA
4134 Lancaster Ave.
Philadelphia, PA
+music by Joseph Hallman

April 22, 2010

Anubis Quartet @ St. Peter’s Church in Chelsea

Date: May 22, 2010
Time: 8:00 pm

Saturday, May 22 @ 8:00
Saint Peter’s Church
346 West 20th Street
Chelsea, Manhattan (between 8th and 9th Avenues)

Tickets $15 advance/$20 door
Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Random Access Music presents a concert of works performed by the Chicago-based Anubis Saxophone Quartet. Works by Random Access Music member-composers Andrew McKenna Lee, David Fetherolf, Jonathan Pieslak, Erin Rogers, and B. Allen Schulz will be presented on the program, along with the winning work of RAM‘s 2010 call for scores Howling at the Wind by Dana Wilson. A reception, with composer and performer question-and-answer period, will follow.

RANDOM ACCESS MUSIC is a consortium of composers who pool their energy and resources to produce concerts of their own music. Founded in 2006, RAM works closely with both emerging and well-established new music ensembles throughout the United States and has presented 12 separate concerts of music by its member-composers. RAM‘s six member-composers have won almost every young composers’ prize in the book and have drawn critical acclaim from coast to coast and internationally, including the following excerpts from periodicals such as the New York Times and Time Out New York: “remarkably inspired,” “diverse and rousing,” “personal, moody and skillfully wrought,” “quirky, sparkling…fresh sounds,” “powerful and intense;” and the music “causes you to prick up your ears.” To learn more about Random Access Music, visit: www.RAM-NYC.org.

Anubis Quartet is a new-generation modular saxophone ensemble committed to the creation, progression, and performance of new music. The four musicians of Anubis Quartet, Ryan Muncy, Allison Balcetis, David Wegehaupt, and Sean Patayanikorn, regularly perform on all members of the saxophone family, resulting in engaging and varied performances that exponentially increase the possibilities of expression through sound.

Formed in 2007, Anubis has quickly gained regard as one of North America’s major contemporary saxophone ensembles, having performed as guests at Bowling Green State University, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, and at the 2008 North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial conference at the University of South Carolina. In addition to a Chicago debut performance at Nichols Concert Hall of the Music Institute of Chicago, engagements during the previous concert season included the presentation of new works at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand at the 15th World Saxophone Congress, and a performance at the NASA Region IX conference in Edmonton, Alberta. The quartet has commissioned and premiered works by major living composers including Thierry Alla, Philippe Laval, Mikel Kuehn, Claudio Gabriele and Vincent Bouchot. Anubis Quartet includes two Fulbright Scholars, one Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition Gold Medalist, one semi-finalist in the Adolphe Sax International Competition, five diplomas from major French conservatories, one collaborator on a first-round Grammy Award nominated album, and the 4th place winner of the 2008 Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition. To learn more about the quartet, visit: www.anubisquartet.com

July 4, 2009

Anubis & RAM @ Secret Theatre

Date: May 21, 2010
Time: 8:00 pm

Friday, May 21, 2010, @ 8:00pm
Secret Theatre
44-02 23rd Street
Long Island City, NY

Tickets $15 advance/$20 door
Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Random Access Music presents a concert of works performed by the Chicago-based Anubis Saxophone Quartet. Works by Random Access Music member-composers Andrew McKenna Lee, David Fetherolf, Jonathan Pieslak, Erin Rogers, and B. Allen Schulz will be presented on the program, along with the winning work of RAM‘s 2010 call for scores Howling at the Wind by Dana Wilson. A reception, with composer and performer question-and-answer period, will follow.

RANDOM ACCESS MUSIC is a consortium of composers who pool their energy and resources to produce concerts of their own music. Founded in 2006, RAM works closely with both emerging and well-established new music ensembles throughout the United States and has presented 12 separate concerts of music by its member-composers. RAM‘s six member-composers have won almost every young composers’ prize in the book and have drawn critical acclaim from coast to coast and internationally, including the following excerpts from periodicals such as the New York Times and Time Out New York: “remarkably inspired,” “diverse and rousing,” “personal, moody and skillfully wrought,” “quirky, sparkling…fresh sounds,” “powerful and intense;” and the music “causes you to prick up your ears.”

Anubis Quartet is a new-generation modular saxophone ensemble committed to the creation, progression, and performance of new music. The four musicians of Anubis Quartet, Ryan Muncy, Allison Balcetis, David Wegehaupt, and Sean Patayanikorn, regularly perform on all members of the saxophone family, resulting in engaging and varied performances that exponentially increase the possibilities of expression through sound.

Formed in 2007, Anubis has quickly gained regard as one of North America’s major contemporary saxophone ensembles, having performed as guests at Bowling Green State University, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, and at the 2008 North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial conference at the University of South Carolina. In addition to a Chicago debut performance at Nichols Concert Hall of the Music Institute of Chicago, engagements during the previous concert season included the presentation of new works at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand at the 15th World Saxophone Congress, and a performance at the NASA Region IX conference in Edmonton, Alberta. The quartet has commissioned and premiered works by major living composers including Thierry Alla, Philippe Laval, Mikel Kuehn, Claudio Gabriele and Vincent Bouchot. Anubis Quartet includes two Fulbright Scholars, one Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition Gold Medalist, one semi-finalist in the Adolphe Sax International Competition, five diplomas from major French conservatories, one collaborator on a first-round Grammy Award nominated album, and the 4th place winner of the 2008 Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition.

April 19, 2010

Ryan Muncy ft. Erin Rogers and Alejandro Acierto

Date: May 20, 2010
Time: 7:00 pm

Chicago-based saxophonist Ryan Muncy graces New York City for an evening of Luciano Berio, Aaron Cassidy, Dai Fujikura, Erin Rogers, Lee Hyla, et al.

The evening will feature guest appearances by Alejandro Acierto (bass clarinet) and Erin Rogers (saxophone), performing her own work, Shallow, for 2 saxophones and The Milliner’s Fancy by Jeffrey Mumford.

7pm, $10
The Tank
354 West 45th St. (between 8th and 9th Avenues), Manhattan

February 17, 2010

Join thingNY for a 4th Season Celebration & Fundraiser!

Date: May 18, 2010
Time: 6:00 pm

thingNY 2010 fundraiser

Join us for drinks, laughs, a video spectacular, Jeff rocking out on violin (maybe),next season’s sneak preview, highlights from our upcoming album release/East Coast tour and some great prizes! It’s a party,  so stop by whenever you can.

Tuesday, May 18th  from 6-9pm
Aspen Social Club, Bubble Lounge
157 West 47th Street (b/w 6th & 7th Ave)

New York, NY


Donation Levels:

$20-50 Groupie (complimentary ticket to the opera)
$51-100 Storn Child (2 complimentary tickets to the opera)
$101-200 Elitist (2 tickets and a copy of the album)
$201-500 Opera Star (4 tickets to the opera and a copy of the album)
$501+ Better Than An Opera Star (6 tickets to the opera, 2 copies of the album, t-shirt and a group hug from thingNY)

Please RSVP by contacting Erin Rogers at thingNY@gmail.com

If are unable to attend, but would still like to make a tax-deductible donation, visit:
http://www.thingNY.com/support

May 4, 2010