thingNY presents Quince Vocal Ensemble, Immediacies Series 2.4

Date: May 15, 2014
Time: 8:00 pm

The Immediacies Series continues with an evening of contemporary vocal music from the Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble and thingNY’s Gelsey Bell. Quince previews their upcoming album, Realign the Time, with Amanda Feery’s “Squarepushers” and solos, duos, and trios by David Lang, Giacinto Scelsi, Lisa Bielawa, and Monte Weber.

Gelsey Bell presents her 2011 song cycle SCALING, which explores the relationship between vocal performer and piano, with fellow thingNY compatriot Paul Pinto. Both groups of artists offer diverse approaches to contemporary music anchored in the voice.

Thursday, May 15, 8pm

The Firehouse Space
246 Frost St, Brooklyn, New York 11211


April 21, 2014

Bang on a Can’s Summer Festival Benefit Party

Date: April 30, 2014
Time: 8:00 pm

Wed, Apr 30, 2014
8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

505 Waverly Ave, Brooklyn, NY

New Thread Quartet is excited to be performing at Bang on a Can’s Summer Festival Benefit Party! We will be performing Microfluctuations in Plainchant for sax quartet and electronics, a piece by Summer Festival alumnus Daniel Wohl.

Learn more and grab your tickets here:

April 16, 2014

New Thread Quartet – Outreach Event

Date: April 30, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm

Wed, Apr 30, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Learning Community Charter School
2495 John F Kennedy Blvd W, Jersey City, NJ

New Thread Quartet is headed to the Learning Community Charter School in Jersey City to present an outreach program for middle school students.

April 12, 2014

thingNY goes to Edmonton

Date: April 26, 2014
Time: 7:30 pm

On April 26, 2014 thingNY will be presented by New Music Edmonton! I’m so excited to return to my home province for this special performance, please come!

For our first concert in Canada, we will present a new version of their opera-in-progress This takes place close by. This set of interweaving operatic stories, scenes and soundscapes depicts people and places before, during and after devastating storms. Told often in the dark, this experimental opera explores the eerie, the absurd and the abstract through song, speech and whispering.

Against the Current: new music + theatre
April 26, 2014
Holy Trinity Anglican Church
10037 84 Avenue

Get tickets here:

thingNY (“thing New York”), a collective of composer-performers, has been described by Alex Ross of The New Yorker as “striking an attitude of resistance to mainstream culture.”  Mixing media and genres,thingNY will present a program of new theatrical works written specifically for the ensemble including a piece by NME member Erin Rogers, and a set of miniatures by artistic director Paul Pinto. In addition, the ensemble will perform a short episode from their upcoming serial opera, Jeff Young and Paul Pinto, Patriots, Run for Public Office on a Platform of Swift and Righteous Immigration Reform, Lots of Jobs, and a Healthy Environment: An Opera.

January 18, 2014

thingNY in Calgary – Bug Incision!

Date: April 24, 2014
Time: 8:30 pm

Bug Incision presents thingNY in Calgary, Alberta:

This Takes Place Close By is a new theatrical work-in-progress from New York experimental music collective, thingNY. Developed and performed by thingNY’s composer-performers, Gelsey Bell, Andrew Livingston, Paul Pinto, Erin Rogers, Dave Ruder and Jeffrey Young, This Takes Place Close By is a set of operatic meditations on the difficulty of talking about natural disasters from a geographical and temporal distance. In this concert version, the work explores the eerie and the absurd through instrumental and sonic soundscapes, song and whispered speech, disjointed sentences and linguistic play, and offers a look at the mediating technologies that enable us to spectate as other parts of the world are destroyed, as well as a critical perspective on how those technologies shape and separate us. Scenes revolve around the themes of darkness, quietness, and loneliness, exploring the private terrors of those trapped in wreckage, the confusion of loved ones and spectators, and the cynicism of those who see the destruction as romantic desolation. The piece will be developed over the next year, leading to a theatrical run in New York in 2015. This is thingNY’s first time performing in Canada.

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Emmedia Screening Room
351 11 Ave SW #203 (enter from 11th ave side, 2nd floor)
Doors at 8:00, show 8:30

April 16, 2014