The Compendium at Vaudeville Park w/ thingNY

Date: January 19, 2012
Time: 8:00 pm

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Doors 6pm – art by cat gilbert (of the 22 Magazine)
7-11pm – performances
Vaudeville Park
25 Bushwick Ave.
Brooklyn, NY


thingNY performs:
Endurance Exercises (with the Panoply Performance Laboratory, from TIME: A Complete Explanation in Three Parts)
Stuck, a new devised improvisation from thingNY

Please join us for art, performance, and discussion as we launch The Compendium project! The initial organizers will share their artistic practices, speak with you about what our communities need this year, and begin to construct a “living compendium” of participating artists across disciplines. Performances by Valerie Kuehne, Ian Colletti, Thomas Bell, Christina DeRoos and Anya Liftig, Panoply Performance Laboratory, and of course, thingNY.

Free admission, donations-for-beer from the Brooklyn Brewery. All proceeds go towards artist fees for the many local and international artists we will be working with this year, as well as towards a special issue of The22 Magazine and a final Book (The Compendium) documenting the year of projects.

January 5, 2012

XMTWRFS at Launchpad

Date: January 6, 2012
Time: 10:30 pm

Stem Tide (new/musik [?])
Sean Ali curates an evening of music Friday, Jan. 6th at Launchpad. It features new compositions he wrote for flute and bass, Herberer/Niggenkemper duo, and the large ensemble: XMTWRFS.

721 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn

8:30: Oracles
– Yukari (flute)
– Sean Ali (bass)

9:30: Herberer/Niggenkemper duo
– Thomas Herberer (trumpet)
– Pascal Niggenkemper (bass)

10:30: XMTWRFS
– Paul Pinto (voice)
– Jeff Young (violin)
– Erin Rogers (alto sax)
– Valerie Kuehne (cello)
– Jason Anastasoff (bass)
– Sean Ali (bass)
– David Grollman (snare drum)

January 5, 2012

Sweet Soubrette @ The Living Room

Date: December 22, 2011
Time: 10:00 pm

Sweet Soubrette performs with full horns!

Thursday, Dec. 22, 10pm
The Living Room (LES)
154 Ludlow St.

For more information on Sweet Soubrette, visit:

December 6, 2011

Canadian premiere of Quartet at Tonus Festival of New Music

Date: December 2, 2011
Time: 7:00 pm


7 p.m., Muttart Hall, Alberta College

Edmonton, Alberta

The St. Crispin’s Ensemble presents

an evening-long performance of compositions:

Alissa Cheung, Close Before Striking

William Pura, Four Songs

Ron Hannah, Trio

Michael Matthews, Night Music

Erin Rogers, Quartet

Robert Rosen, Meditation 5, “Mosaic”

Elisha Denburg, Idee Fixe

Jordan Nobles, Simulacrum

Following this concert we invite all of you to join us for a reception, with refreshments and a chance to relax and chance to talk about The Festival and meet some new friends!

TICKETS: $30.00 Festival Pass ($20.00 for students) or $20.00 individual concert prices ($10.00 for students)

For more information on the Tonus Vivus Society and the Tonus Festival of New Music, visit:

November 25, 2011

IN HOUSE at the Voelker Orth Museum

Date: November 13, 2011
Time: 2:00 pm

thingNY’s IN HOUSE at the Voelker Orth Museum in Flushing

Nov. 13, 2011

Voelker Orth Museum
14919 38th Avenue
flushing, NY 11354-4839

Part house concert, part sound installation, IN HOUSE is a collection of new musical meditations on the idea of “the home” written and performed by members of experimental music ensemble thingNY.

The works explore aspects of performance art, sound installations, and contemporary chamber music. How do you guide a listener’s ears and eyes while still leaving freedom to explore a space? How does a piece of music capture the essence of a room of a home across cultural lines? How do the sounds of audience and environment affect composition and the performance of new music?

The pieces are written with flexibility in mind. With each composer creating a work for one room of the home, each performance is adapted for and inspired by the individuality of each home’s distinct rooms. This allows IN HOUSE to be programmed differently for each home and experienced uniquely by its audience, who can listen to one piece in its entirety, or explore the house freely, hearing how the compositions fit together.

The project is a continuation of the ideas explored in Gelsey Bell’s extensive Bathroom Songs for solo vocalist. Written in 2010, it is a collection of songs that oscillates between extended vocal techniques, popular song structures, and everyday bathroom events like brushing ones teeth.

Isabel Castellvi’s Music for a Quartet of Speaking Pot Players utilizes the kitchen space and items in a rhythmic work of text and percussion. Paul Pinto’s Music for Your Living Room for solo clarinet and Erin Rogers’s Bedroom Music for violin, tape and visiting chamber musicians both span the entire event, occurring simultaneously and responding to behaviors of the audience.

And in the hallways and stairways, Memorial for _____, a series of constructed noise-making kinetic sculptures created by Alejandro Acierto, will sound throughout the performance.

Full performance schedule is available at
Queens performances supported by the Queens Council on the Arts.

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.inhousebutton

September 30, 2011