PPL: Any Size Mirror Is a Dictator

Date: October 11, 2014
Time: 3:00 pm

Any Size Mirror is a Dictator is a process-based dance-opera that problemetizes reflective methodologies for researching “culture” by using them to research themselves.

More here: http://www.panoplylab.org/anysize.html

Any Size Mirror is a Dictator takes place at Momenta Art (56 Bogart St, Brooklyn, NY), beginning at 3pm with a “peak performance” time of 7-9pm, Thursday-Sunday until October 19th.

Music composition is by Brian McCorkle, Choreography by Lindsey Drury, Libretto text by Esther Neff, project conceptualization and production in collaboration.

3-9pm dance opera performance

I’ll be taking part on Saturday, Oct 11th.

September 22, 2014

Con Vivo Sunday Recital – New Thread Quartet

Date: September 28, 2014
Time: 5:00 pm

Sun, Sep 28, 2014
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

St. Paul Lutheran Church
440 Hoboken Ave, Jersey City, NJ


NTQ presents a recital of contemporary music on Con Vivo’s 2014 Season, featuring the premiere of Sunstruck, a newly commissioned piece by Ben Hjertmann. Our program will feature Ben’s music alongside other composers we have collaborated with from outside NYC.

Hjertmann: Sunstruck
Djupstrom: Test
Lazcano: Ser
Kalb: Ryden Scenes

August 4, 2014

Livestream chat with composer, Ben Hjertmann

Date: September 21, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm

Sun, Sep 21, 2014
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

New Thread Quartet will be doing a livestream chat with composer Ben Hjertmann. We have been working on a commission project with Ben that is supported by New Music USA.

At the time of the event our livestream will be available at http://www.newthreadquartet.com/.

You are invited to join our discussion by submitting questions/comments via social media!
NTQ on Facebook
@NewThreadQtet on Twitter

Ben has created a new piece for saxophone quartet titled Sunstruck (originally titled Perpetuum Mobile). We will be premiering this stunning new 30-min piece on September 28 in Jersey City. To share the work and preview this concert, NTQ will do a livestream chat with Ben. We’ll discuss the piece, perform sections of it, and take your questions via social media.

September 2, 2014

Sweet Soubrette @ Spike Hill

Date: September 20, 2014
Time: 8:00 pm

Sweet Soubrette’s last show before we lose our beloved violinist Heather to the West Coast! Come out on a Saturday night in September to see Sweet Soubrette in our full glory, brass section and all. Last time we played as the big band, people danced up a storm. The same thing may happen to you.

Sat. Sept 20th @8pm
Spike Hill
184 & 186 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211


September 3, 2014

New Thread Quartet + IKTUS Duo – Jersey City

Date: September 5, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm

Fri, Sep 5, 2014
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Barrow Mansion
83 Wayne Street, Jersey City, NJ

New Thread is collaborating with Iktus Duo (Chris Graham, percussion and Hristina Blagoeva, flute) to present a double bill concert for Con Vivo Music in Jersey City.

We’ll be performing a classic piece by Caryl Florio, a recent work by Marcelo Lazcano, and two great electroacoustic pieces: Erin Rogers’ new work Mother Earth and Daniel Wohl’sMicrofluctuations in Plainchant.

NTQ Set:
Florio: Quartette
Lazcano: Ser
Rogers: Mother Earth
Wohl: Microfluctuations in Plainchant

August 4, 2014