Firehouse Space New Music Series, hosted by IKTUS Percussion

Date: May 3, 2013
Time: 8:00 pm

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

yarn/wire, either/or, thingNY

Firehouse Space New Music Series, hosted by IKTUS Percussion

Firehouse Space
462 Frost Street
Brooklyn, NY

March 21, 2013

Women with Power Tools @ PPL

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

Saxophone and power sander alike are power tools professionally and highly proficiently wielded by women composers, performance artists, and interdisciplinary time-based artists.

7:30pm – Thursday, April 18, 2013
Panoply Performance Laboratory
104 Meserole Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Ivy Castellanos – construction as action art

Lindsey Drury – embodied concepts

Courtney Leigh Novak – transdiscipline, all tools out

Erin Rogers – saxophone glory

Lopi LaRoe – saws through the boundaries between art and activism

Esther Neff – dremels and drills

This event is part of the No Wave Performance Task Force (NWPTF). The No Wave Performance Task Force (NWPTF) is a collective that enables performative social sculpture, practicing Feminist construction rather than reacting solely to existing conditions of patriarchy, gender, sexuality, and “Other” vs. “Us” dichotomies.

Women with Power Tools

Women with Power Tools

April 20, 2013

Thursday videos from thingNY!

Date: March 21, 2013

For the next four weeks thingNY will be releasing a new YouTube video every Thursday! Today, Thursday Mar 14 through Thursday Mar 21, please enjoy:

GLUE – a structured improvisation modeled on the Fluxus piece For a Drummer (Fluxversion 1) by George Brecht which asks that a “performer drums with drumsticks or drum brushes over the surface of wet mud or thick glue until brushes or sticks get stuck and can’t be lifted.” The accompanying ensemble members are each equipped with their primary instrument and an electronic instrument capable of “getting stuck” on its own.

thingNY performs Glue at The Tank
Filmed February 21, 2013 in New York City
Presented by Guy Barash’s Eavesdropping Series

For more information about thingNY, please visit:


March 14, 2013

Eavesdropping @ The Tank

Date: February 21, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm
February 21, 2013
The Tank

151 w. 46th st., 8th Floor
New York, NY


Eavesdropping @ The Tank

Experimental music ensemble thingNY will present works by its master chefs on Feb 21 at The Tank as part of Guy Barash’s Eavesdropping series. The evening will feature a mouth full of Paul Pinto’s minis, a group of short pieces focusing on aspects of text delivery, along with bite size servings from Erin Rogers’ latest work Trajectories for 5 vocal instrumentalists, electronics and communal harp. The evening will culminate with ONE of the following:

a. salad bar
b. entrée
c. dessert
d. group improv

$10-12 tickets at

January 29, 2013


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