New Thread Quartet @ Eastman

Date: April 17, 2011

RICO presents:
The New Thread Quartet

Single-Reed Day

Single-Reed Day
Eastman School of Music
Rochester, NY

Sunday, April 17th, 2011
10:00am – 9:30pm

ZZYZX Quartet
Kristen McKeon (RICO product specialist)
Nathan Childers (saxophone)
Michele Gingras (clarinet)

April 8, 2011

‘TIME’ and ‘The Costume Box’ at DIXON PLACE

Date: April 15, 2011
Time: 7:30 pm

Work-in-progress showing with Alison Ward

Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street
New York, NY 10002
Btwn Rivington & Delancey
(F to 2nd Ave, J to Bowery, B, D to Grand, 6 to Spring)

tickets: $12/10 here:

TIME: a complete explanation in three parts

A new theatrical multimedia work collaboratively written and performed by thingNY and the Panoply Performance Laboratory. The Panoply Performance Laboratory (PPL) is a performance co-operative formed by Esther Neff and Brian McCorkle. PPL creates music-driven, documentary-based performance works with a diverse array of collaborators, from all disciplines, fields, and walks of life. Additionally, PPL is dedicated to sustainable practices such as the use of recycled and found materials in their production of portable, low-budget “educational” performance art for a diverse audience. Read more about PPL here.

March 11, 2011

New Thread/Downstate Quartet debuts in SUNY Potsdam

Date: April 2, 2011
Time: 2:00 pm

Dear Friends,

I am very pleased to introduce the New Thread Quartet:

Geoff Landman, soprano saxophone
Kristen McKeon, alto saxophone
Justin Marks, tenor saxophone
Erin Rogers, baritone saxophone

If you’re upstate, come hear our debut performance!

Saturday, April 2, 2011
2pm, Sara M. Snell Theater
Saxophone Chamber Music Festival
Crane School of Music
SUNY, Potsdam, NY

Ligeti – 6 Bagatelles
Escaich – Tango Virtuoso

March 24, 2011

Secret Series: Melanie Sehman, percussion

Date: March 12, 2011
Time: 8:00 pm

Secret Series


Melanie Sehman, percussion
Saturday, March 12th @ 8pm

Secret Theatre
4402 23rd Street

Long Island City, NY 11101-5000

admission: $15 person

On solo vibraphone, percussion and electronics, Ms. Sehman brings together a series of newly commissioned works relating or responding to Morton Feldman’s classic multiple percussion solo, The King of Denmark. This program features new and recent works from composers Cenk Ergun, Ryan Manchester, Jordan Munson, Casey Farina and Ben Hackbarth. The vibraphone has been an essential part of contemporary art music for the past thirty years, with an intimacy, richness and depth of sound unrivaled by other percussion. Each of these composers approaches the relationship of the acoustic and electronic sounds in a unique way, ranging from the creation of hyper-extended instrumental space and sound spatialization to real-time sound processing at varying sample rates to works which exploit the pure acoustics of the instruments themselves. Together these works explore the boundaries between acoustic and electronic sound.

Please join us!

Melanie Sehman is a percussionist living in Brooklyn, New York and specializing in contemporary music. She performs frequently as soloist, and with the piano/percussion duo Access New Music, Duo RoMi+Me, Eastman BroadBand, and as one-half of the Proper Glue duo. Recent performancesMelanie Headshot include chamber music at the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Bang on a Can Summer Festival, Issue Project Room, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Indiana University and the Park Avenue Armory, with upcoming performances at Symphony Space, the Americas Society, Princeton University and the Bellingham Electro-Acoustic Music Festival. Dedicated to the creation and promotion of new music, Melanie has worked closely with several composers including Julia Wolfe, John Luther Adams, Mark Applebaum, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, Robert Morris, Aaron Travers, Martin Scherzinger, Jacob Bancks and others. Melanie received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music where she was also awarded the prestigious Performer’s Certificate. She is currently Assistant Professor of Music at the City University of New York Queensborough.

February 5, 2011

announcing: The Secret Series

Date: March 12, 2011

On behalf of Random Access Music and the Secret Theatre, I am pleased to welcome you to the first annual Secret Series, a New Music Concert Series that will take place from February through June 2011, featuring artists and musicians from across the country as they present their unique programs. Our line-up includes multimedia works with live sound processing and video, theatrical, choreographed works with live instrumentation, acoustic chamber music, and ensembles specializing in improvisation. I sincerely hope you will join us for as many evenings as you can.

The Secret Theatre is located at 44-02 23rd St. Long Island City, Queens. Directions can be found at

Be sure to mark the following dates in your calendar:

Feb. 12,
Carlos Cordeiro
A Puppet’s Tale

Mar. 12,
Melanie Sehman

Mar. 26,
Phyllis Chen & Rob Dietz
Down the Rabbit Hole

Apr. 9,
ThingNY & Panoply Performance Laboratory
Time: A Complete Explanation in Three Parts

Apr. 30,
Kevin Baldwin
Electric Saxophone

May 20,
Random Access Music & Ursula’s End

June 26,
IMPULSE Ensemble

February 4, 2011