Trajectories: words and music – Aurora Gallery

Date: December 12, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm
:words and music

Dec. 12, 2013

Aurora Gallery

3518 37th St
2nd Floor
Astoria, NY

Free and open to the public

Queens-based new music ensemble thingNY, Queens native Audrey Dimola’s “Nature of the Muse” reading series, and the Aurora Gallery are hosting an exciting salon of spoken word and poetry and its intersection with classical and improvised music. Featuring the music of Paul Pinto and Erin Rogers; the poetry of Audrey Dimola, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Safiel Vonay, Valerie G. Keane, and Thomas Fucaloro.

“Face it. This is why you live in New York”  Time Out New York

thingNY catapulted a slew of notes and words from the stage and we laughed at snatches of the hysteria.” – Bachtrack

thingNY is a 501c3 not-for-profit 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. The New Yorker‘s Alex Ross listed thingNY as part of the city’s burgeoning avant-garde classical music scene “striking an attitude of resistance to mainstream culture.” Comprised of composer-performers from the NYC metro area, thingNY creates and performs theatrically charged experimental music and collaborative fluxus-esque multimedia works, which have included collaboratively created operas, a radio play by Beckett, and over a hundred premieres of new music.

Born and raised in Astoria/Long Island City, writer/poet/curator Audrey Dimola has been writing about, participating in, and helping to promote Queens culture since her college years. She is the author of poetry/prose collection “Decisions We Make While We Dream,” guerrilla sticker poet of the Compass Project, founder of roving reading/live writing series “Nature of the Muse,” and curator of the first ever Queens Literary Town Hall. She has been featured on NY1 and in the New York Daily NewsDNAinfo New YorkFlavorpill’s Flavorwire, and many Queens publications such as BORO Magazine, which called Nature of the Muse “one of the most exciting literary events in the city.” Audrey devotes her life to the power of words and aims always to stay wild and stay grateful.

This program is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

For more information, please contact Naema at or (917) 745-0003.
October 23, 2013

Sweet Soubrette “Burning City” CD Release

Date: November 24, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm

Save the date for Sunday, November 24, when we will celebrate the release of Sweet Soubrette’s third full-length album, Burning City, with a special show at our favorite venue in Brooklyn. The amazing Not Waving But Drowning will open.

Sunday, November 24
Jalopy Theatre
315 Columbia St.
Brooklyn, NY
$10 (get tickets)

RSVP on Facebook

November 4, 2013

Incubator Arts – Short Form Festival Nov 15th & 16th

Date: November 16, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm

thingNY will be presented as part of Incubator Arts’ Short Form Series!

Fri, Nov 15

Sat, Nov 16

Join Incubator Arts us for the festival showing off the final evening length performances from the 2013 Short form Artists!-

Incubator Arts
131 East 10th St.
New York, NY

RSVP for the Facebook invite here:

October 11, 2013

New Thread in the Bronx (BCC)

Date: November 12, 2013
Time: 12:00 am

Mon, Nov 11, 2013
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Bronx Community College
2155 University Avenue, Bronx, NY

NTQ will give a recital at Bronx Community College, featuring Anthony Gatto’s new opera Wise Blood for soprano, sax quartet, trombone, and euphonium. Program will also include works by Roberto Kalb, Michael Djupstrum, and more. This is our first performance in the borough and what a venue! Here a link to an article and photos of the Gould Library and rotunda:


October 20, 2013

Fall Experimental Music Festival 2013 Philadelphia

Date: November 10, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm

Nov 10th (7pm)
1714 North Mascher Street
Philadelphia, PA
$10-20 sliding scale

thingNY brings a workshop performance of the new opera This takes place close by to thefidget space’s 4th annual festival Nov. 8th-10th

<fidget>’s music programming this fall is oriented around the theme of “A century of Noise 1913-2013″ in recognition of the 100th anniversary of futurist composer Luigi Russolo’s “Art of Noise” manifesto.


October 20, 2013