The Boccacio Project // Wet Ink // Library of Congress

Date: June 19, 2020
Time: 8:00 pm

I am honored to have created a new work for Erin Lesser of Wet Ink as part of the Library of Congress’ Boccaccio Project. In the mid-14th century Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) wrote the Decameron, a collection of 100 stories shared between a group of 10 acquaintances who had removed themselves from society during the darkest period of a plague.

For more information on my collaboration with Erin Lesser, visit our Project Page.
For a complete lineup of composers/performers, visit the Library of Congress.
Read the Washington Post article HERE.

The video premiere of Hello World for solo flute will take place on the evening June 19 at 8:00 pm EDT.

How to watch

Starting at 8pm on the scheduled premiere date, each video will be available on the following platforms:

Or you can watch directly from the Project Page.
Don’t worry if you miss the premiere, the video will be available afterward.

May 30, 2020

Popebama – Small Sounds @CNMF

Date: June 17, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm

Charlotte New Music Festival presents
Popebama (1pm) & the Byrne:Kozar:Duo (1:30pm)
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

You can watch the live concert on either:
YouTube Live – youtube.com/c/charlottenewmusic
Facebook Live – facebook.com/CharlotteNewMusic

Popebama will be present a series of quiet but energetic pieces amplifying small sounds in a small apartment. Composed in -the-moment, by Erin Rogers (saxophone) + Dennis Sullivan (percussion).

Popebama is a New York-based experimental duo that focuses on exciting performances of unconventional works. Described as “Noisily Virtuosic” (clevelandclassical.com), Erin Rogers (saxophone) and Dennis Sullivan (percussion) are composer-performers who apply text, electronics, and high-energy instrumental writing to freshly-squeezed sounds.
Learn More: http://popebama.com/

The Byrne:Kozar:Duo will be presenting music by Icelandic composer Finnur Karlsson, NYC based vocalist and composer Jeffrey Gavett, and a sneak preview of a new work by Beth Wiemann!

Byrne:Kozar:Duo – Created by New York City and Boston based soprano Corrine Byrne and trumpeter Andy Kozar, the Byrne:Kozar:Duo presents historically informed performances of Baroque music for natural trumpet and soprano in addition to commissioning new works for modern trumpet and soprano. They have been said to create ‘an arresting symbiosis in their melding of voice and trumpet timbres’ (Textura) and that the ‘trumpet and voice seem to take on one another’s qualities’ (Bandcamp Daily).
Learn More: https://www.byrnekozarduo.com/

June 13, 2020

Popebama // virtual residency @CCI

Date: June 17, 2020

Popebama takes residency as part of the Collaborative Composition Initiative (CCI)

Popebama joins Unheard-of//Ensemble and composition faculty for the Collaborative Composition Initiative at Stony Brook University. As part of CCI’s intensive 5 day workshop from June 15-19th, 2020, Popebama will give a Q&A session followed by an evening performance via Zoom virtual meeting software:

June 17, 2020 // 5pm
Q&A – for CCI participants only

June 17, 2020 // 7pm
Concert performance by Popebama – for CCI participants only
Links will be provided.

Program: new works written for Popebama
Wing by Rick Burkhardt
edgewise by Kittie Cooper

Each of the twelve composer participants selected will workshop and premiere a new work written for Unheard-of//Ensemble. A typical day consists of composition lessons or open workshop rehearsals in the morning. Afternoon seminars focus on a wide variety of topics (fundraising, practical electronics in new music, performance and politicization in composition, graphic scores and notation), along with workshopping and group collaborations between composer participants. Each night features a concert by Unheard-of, faculty, and guests performing 21st century works alongside composer workshop premieres. All composer participants will receive audio and video recording of their work at the end of the festival.

More info on CCI HERE

May 30, 2020

CANCELLED – Guest Composer // Nief-Norf Summer Festival

Date: June 15, 2020

Thrilled to be on the composition faculty for the Nief-Norf Summer Music Festival from June 15-21!

Deadline for applications is Mar 15 – apply HERE

June 15-21, 2020
Nief-Norf Summer Festival
Natalie L. Haslam Center
University of Tennessee
1741 Volunteer Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37916

January 19, 2020

CANCELLED – Carlos Cordeiro + Roberta Michel perform “Tadpoles” // New Orleans

Date: May 21, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm

nienteForte presents yes::no (Carlos Cordeiro, cl + Roberta Michel, fl), performing The Secret Lives of Tadpoles at Hotel Peter and Paul.

May 21, 2020 // 7:30pm
Hotel Peter and Paul
2317 Burgundy St,
New Orleans, LA 70117

More info:
https://nienteforte.com/nfseason10/

January 19, 2020