Date: February 18, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm

Anti-Social Music, Elevator Rose, IKTUS, New Thread, Quiet City & thingNY

February 18, 2013

505 1/2 Waverly Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Six of New York’s boldest classical and experimental ensembles throw down with short sets of new music at Clinton Hill’s hip new performance space, JACK as part of the Composers Now Festival.

Curated by Steven Leffue and Paul Pinto.

Performer Bios:

Anti-Social Music, is a collective of composers and performers created for the purpose of presenting new music by emerging, primarily New York-based musicians. We came together in November 2000 for what was originally intended only as a one-off concert called “An Afternoon of Anti-Social Chamber Music”. Turns out people liked it, so now we present concerts of new compositions written and performed by ASM members and associates.

Collectively, the musicians of Elevator Rose represent a wide range of influences and styles and are intent on working with young composers and writing original music. The group has performed at the CUNY New Music Festival, Glasslands, Death by Audio and Queens College.

Iktus Percussion is an ambitious, dynamic young ensemble committed to expanding the boundaries of the percussion genre. Iktus is a collective-based operation, featuring an array of industrious and multi-talented percussionists with Chris Graham, Justin Wolf, Steve Sehman, Nick Woodbury, and Cory Bracken at the core.

Founded in 2011, the New Thread Quartet is committed to the creation and performance of saxophone quartet repertoire from New York’s Burgeoning new music scene. Members of the ensemble are active as composers, performers, educators and industry professionals and hold degrees from the most prestigious conservatories and music schools in the US and Europe.

Quiet City is a network of experimental composers, performers and improvisers that explores the relationship between traditionally notated concert music and extemporaneous performance via different methods of improvisation.

thingNY is a 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.


January 20, 2013

NEC Composers’ Series, Arthur Berger Memorial Concert

Date: February 5, 2013
Time: 8:00 pm

New Thread Saxophone Quartet’s first performance of 2013 will take place at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall as they present Katie Agocs’ Hymn for saxophone quartet.

February 5, 2013, 8PM
New England Conservatory Faculty Concert Series
Jordan Hall, Boston

January 20, 2013

Sweet Soubrette @ Jalopy w/ Cirkestra & Apocalypse Five and Dime

Date: January 24, 2013
Time: 8:00 pm


Cirkestra started as a circus pit band. For realz. Boston Globe says they’re “Beautiful”. For realz.

Apocalypse Five and Dime: A six piece tornado of raw brass, banjo, fiddle and drums with fiery rhythms, sweet harmonies, tight songs and a dance beat.

Sweet Soubrette features the songwriting, vocals and ukulele of Ellia Bisker and as many as 8 band members onstage. Their dark, edgy love songs have captured the hearts of listeners and reviewers since 2006.

$10 Buy tix:
315 Columbia St,
Red Hook, Brooklyn

8pm Apocalypse Five and Dime
9pm Cirkestra
10pm Sweet Soubrette

January 1, 2013

SPAM 3.0 – Flushing Town Hall

Date: December 15, 2012
Time: 8:00 pm
Experimental music ensemble thingNY is throwing its third annual SPAM show, a party compiled by emailed submissions. 
We want you to take part. This year's theme is "ASSEMBLY." Think about it, then make a set of performance instructions, 
a score, text, even an image, patch, or program... whatever. But send it to by Oct. 26. 
All emails and attachments will make their way into the Dec. 15th Flushing Town Hall performance in some way.
This show will be free and open to the public.

thingNY is a six-year-old new music ensemble based in Queens. In the past, we've premiered over 160 new works. 
Send us something to do at You can use any of us, some of us, all of us or none of us 
(or you can write for double orchestra and choir and see what happens). We are:

Gelsey Bell (vocalist of all stripes)
Andrew "Scrap" Livingston (double bass)
Paul Pinto (drums, baritone, and a mean falsettist)
Erin Rogers (saxes... all of them)
Dave Ruder (Bb clarinet and electric guitar)
Jeffrey Young (violin, and a mean falsettist)

*We all like to sing, move around, and play piano and other objects
October 22, 2012

New Thread Quartet premieres Urban Composites

Date: November 17, 2012
Time: 4:30 pm

Urban Composites: New Thread Saxophone Quartet

Saturday, November 17, 2012, @ 5:00pm, QUEENS. The New Thread Saxophone Quartet presents the premiere of Urban Composites by Erin Rogers at the Flushing Library, 41-17 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355. The work depicts various urban landscapes in Queens within a full length, multi-sectional chamber piece. New Thread will frame the program with selections by New York based composers.

Free Admission!

Founded in 2011 in New York City, the NEW THREAD QUARTET is committed to the creation and performance of saxophone quartet repertoire from New York’s burgeoning new music scene. Members of the ensemble are active as composers, performers, educators, and industry professionals and hold degrees from the most prestigious conservatories and music schools in the US and Europe. In its inaugural year, New Thread presented 5 concerts of works by New York composers, with performances at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, SUNY Potsdam, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, and locally at South Oxford and Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn. The New Thread Quartet was selected from an international pool of saxophonists and performed at the World Saxophone Congress 2012, in St. Andrews, Scotland.

This program is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and with support from D’Addario/Rico Reeds.

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September 5, 2012