Felder Intervention #13 @ Commend, NYC

Date: April 22, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm

April 22nd at 7pm at Commend NYC. 172 Forsyth, New York, NY 10002

Throughout the month of April, in conjunction with the release of his new record Felder, Jan St. Werner (of Mouse on Mars) and a curated group of artists and performers will be offering unique, individual interpretations of the album.

“Felder” means “fields” in German, referring here to “unstable territories, radiation, musical situations without distinct boundaries happening simultaneously but not necessarily synced.” Werner elaborates: “It is possible to interpret Felder without using any of the original material. The rework can be played by a brass band or read as a story. It can also be a collaborative performance or an electronic playback piece for a radio station or a sound installation in a gallery or someone’s living room. Whether the installation is about sound, light or words is up to the invited artists.”

Roberto Carlos Lange (Helado Negro), Erin Rogers and James Hoff as a trio will be playing Felder at Commend, a storefront in NYC that is the home of RVNG Records. Roberto will replay Felder through striped magnetic tape audio cards that he will assemble and collage in real-time with his computer. The audio cards have random samples of Felder recorded onto them. Erin Rogers will be playing saxophone according to predetermined infinite musical roadmaps and James Hoff will be transforming Felder using an array of software sequenced and modulated by computer viruses. Felder means: board; field, area; sphere, domain; scope, extent, range; piece of land; surface; land designated for sports. NYC is a place where space is unique, so much is divided up and the tiniest of places can be sacred and grand. This performance will touch on that aspect of Felder, infinite space in sound.

For more information and a list of events:


April 7, 2016

New Thread Quartet – Eavesdropping – works by Ilzetzki, Weber, Burtner, Rogers

Date: April 17, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm

New Thread Quartet – Eavesdropping

$15 door / $10 student/seniors

New Thread Quartet is pleased to perform on the season opening concert of Guy Barash’s Eavesdropping Series at Spectrum NYC. Our set will include the US premiere of Ophir Ilzetzki’s Ambience for sax quartet and live electronics; “Lucidity” by Monte Weber for soprano, saxophone quartet, and pre-recorded electronics, featuring soprano Alize Rozsnyai; “Mother Earth” by Erin Rogers for flute, saxophone quartet, and electronics, featuring Andrea Lee Smith on flute; and “Incantation S4-X” by Matthew Burtner for saxophone quartet and computer generated sound.

Facebook event page

March 8, 2016

MATA Funhouse w/ Ophir Ilzetzki

Date: April 14, 2016
Time: 8:30 pm

MATA Festival composers will join forces with like-minded noisemakers in a split bill performance. Featuring MATA composers Matthew Welch on bagpipe, Ophir Ilzetzki on electronics (who I will be joining with on saxophone), and a Yair Klartag video piece, and even a pond scum bacteria improvisation.

Guest performers include Ricardo Romaneiro and MATA’s Artistic Director Du Yun, in addition to sound artist / turntablist Maria Chavezand the electronics duo Wetware.

915 Wyckoff Avenue
Queens, New York

Tickets available at the door: $12.

April 8, 2016

NTQ @Thurnauer School of Music – New Jersey

Date: April 3, 2016
Time: 3:00 pm

New Thread performs and builds instruments with children!

Thurnauer School of Music
JCC on the Palisades
411 East Clinton Ave
Tenafly‎ NJ‎ 07670

Sunday April 3, 2016


October 27, 2015

De Materie / ICE at the Park Avenue Armory

Date: March 30, 2016
Time: 7:30 pm

Visionary director Heiner Goebbels stages this monumental work in a highly-imaginative production that infuses the work’s journey through a sequence of non-narrative tableaus with stunning visual imagery to help convey its meaning, with references to Mondrian and Madame Curie as well as floating zeppelins and a flock of sheep. The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) under the direction of Peter Rundel takes on the sonically varied score, which serves as its own journey through eras and styles of music history from early Renaissance, to the jazz-tinged roaring 20s, to contemporary music of today. The vastness of the Wade Thompson Drill Hall is the perfect setting to fully realize this rarely-performed work, which premiered more than 25 years ago and only now makes its highly-anticipated North American stage premiere.

Composer: Louis Andriessen
Director: Heiner Goebbels
Stage and Lighting Designer: Klaus Gruenberg
International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)
Conductor: Peter Rundel

A production of the Ruhrtriennale – Festival of the Arts.
Adapted by Park Avenue Armory.

March 22 to March 30, 2016
Wade Thompson Drill Hall
Park Avenue Armory
New York
Tickets available here

For more information, click HERE

January 11, 2016