Creating Music Together: DETROIT

Date: August 26, 2017
Time: 9:30 am

Light Box is excited to partner with Music for Contemplation to produce this day-long composition workshop for all!

The workshop includes silence, vocal meditations, and basic exercises to create music together. Over the course of the day, the group will compose and rehearse new music and present it at a public concert in the evening. No prior experience necessary — suitable for artists, poets, dancers, programmers, trained musicians and music lovers with no training whatsoever!

Workshop begins at 9:30 am. Public performance at 8:05 pm. Read about past workshops below. Everyone is welcome to join the concert which will include music coming into the world for the first time, created over the course of the day by workshop participants.

To apply for the workshop, email craig@craigshepard.net, tell us who you are and why you want to join.

REPORT ON VOCAL IMMERSION AND WRITING MUSIC TOGETHER:
https://www.mufoco.info/writing/2016/11/3/report-on-vocal-immersion-and-writing-music-together

Requested tuition $40 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Suggested audience donation for the evening concert $10

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The Facilitators:
ERIN ROGERS is a composer and saxophonist with thingNY, Hypercube, and the New Thread Quartet. Her works have been performed at Carnegie Hall, the Museum Concert Hall, Taiwan, and many places in-between. She has spent more than ten years working in music publishing. She lives in New York. www.erinrogers.com

CRAIG SHEPARD is a member of the Wandelweiser group. He studied trombone performance at Northwestern University and the Zurich University of the Arts and has participated in Deep Listening and Guitar Circle courses. Recent projects include On Foot: Brooklyn, and Trumpet City. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. www.craigshepard.net

August 4, 2017

Popebama @Fringe Festival, Edmonton

Date: August 21, 2017
Time: 8:00 pm

Popebama makes its international debut at Edmonton’s famous Fringe Festival! Works by Dennis Sullivan, Matthew Shlomowitz, Georges Aperghis, and Erin Rogers.

Monday, August 21 @8pm

Wee Book Inn
BYOV #20
10310 Whyte Ave.
Edmonton, AB, Canada

Catch all the other great acts as part of New music Edmonton’s “Bring Your Own Venue” (BYOV):

August 2, 2017

orange theatre :: maps :: governors island

Date: August 14, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm

aug 14
orange theatre :: maps

A work-in-progress showing and open rehearsal on governors island

Mon., Aug. 14, 2017 @ 3:00pm

HERE @ Governors Island. 408B Colonels Row. Governors Island. NY.
video sample and more info
FREE + Open to public. 

Co-created by Stephen Christiansen, Katrina Donaldson, Matthew Watkins, Paul Pinto, Erin Rogers, Joya Scott and Jeffrey Young.

New York ensemble thingNY and Phoenix-based Orange Theatre are devising a new work of music-theatre centering around memory and maps, a surreal book of coordinates, click bait, tangents, and a fresh take on the classic American road trip. In January 2016, the groups met in Orange Theatre’s art space to create a radio play, and this summer their collaboration continues as a two-week residency on Governors Island. Come out and see what we’re working on.

Presented as part of Paul Pinto and HERE Arts Center’s 2017 Residency on Governors Island.

August 2, 2017

Bandwidth @Continuum Music Festival, Memphis

Date: August 3, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm

Delighted that my 2016 work Bandwidth (rev. 2017) for cello and electric guitar will be performed by Ashley Walters (vc) and Jay Sorce (elec gtr) at the Continuum Music Festival in Memphis, as part of a Nief-Norf Festival partnership.

Presented by Blueshift Ensemble in collaboration with Crosstown Arts, Continuum is a festival of collaborations among musicians and artists of diverse genres from Memphis and beyond, bringing to life unique performance experiences in the historic Crosstown neighborhood and juxtaposing performances by contemporary chamber music ensembles such as Nief-Norf and chatterbird, with blues, rock, and hip-hop artists, like Don Lifted and Rob Jungklas.

Thursday, August 3
7:30 p.m. – Nief-Norf, story booth
Crosstown Arts
438 N. Cleveland
Memphis, TN 38104

Click HERE for tickets ($25-60)
Click HERE for more information

July 14, 2017

Brandon Perdomo’s Living-Sculpture Garden // Popebama

Date: July 25, 2017
Time: 12:00 am

Interdisciplinary artist Brandon Perdomo will host performers from NYC during an afternoon of contemporary theater, dance, with music by Erin Rogers and Dennis Sullivan (Popebama). The performance is also a culmination of his earlier workshops at Socrates: ‘Masks for MVMT’ Saturday Sculpture Workshop on July 22 and Living-Sculpture Garden pop-up installations on July 24 (12-2pm) and July 26 (7-9pm). Perdomo’s performative work has manifested as a modern presentation of dance and theater incorporating music, multi-media presentation, and practice from Ankoku Butoh.‎

FREE. NO RSVP REQUIRED.

Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11106
info@socratessculpturepark.org

June 20, 2017