New Thread Quartet – Outreach Event

Date: April 30, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm

Wed, Apr 30, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Learning Community Charter School
2495 John F Kennedy Blvd W, Jersey City, NJ

New Thread Quartet is headed to the Learning Community Charter School in Jersey City to present an outreach program for middle school students.

April 12, 2014

thingNY goes to Edmonton

Date: April 26, 2014
Time: 7:30 pm

On April 26, 2014 thingNY will be presented by New Music Edmonton! I’m so excited to return to my home province for this special performance, please come!

For our first concert in Canada, we will present a new version of their opera-in-progress This takes place close by. This set of interweaving operatic stories, scenes and soundscapes depicts people and places before, during and after devastating storms. Told often in the dark, this experimental opera explores the eerie, the absurd and the abstract through song, speech and whispering.

Against the Current: new music + theatre
April 26, 2014
Holy Trinity Anglican Church
10037 84 Avenue

Get tickets here:

thingNY (“thing New York”), a collective of composer-performers, has been described by Alex Ross of The New Yorker as “striking an attitude of resistance to mainstream culture.”  Mixing media and genres,thingNY will present a program of new theatrical works written specifically for the ensemble including a piece by NME member Erin Rogers, and a set of miniatures by artistic director Paul Pinto. In addition, the ensemble will perform a short episode from their upcoming serial opera, Jeff Young and Paul Pinto, Patriots, Run for Public Office on a Platform of Swift and Righteous Immigration Reform, Lots of Jobs, and a Healthy Environment: An Opera.

January 18, 2014

thingNY in Calgary – Bug Incision!

Date: April 24, 2014
Time: 8:30 pm

Bug Incision presents thingNY in Calgary, Alberta:

This Takes Place Close By is a new theatrical work-in-progress from New York experimental music collective, thingNY. Developed and performed by thingNY’s composer-performers, Gelsey Bell, Andrew Livingston, Paul Pinto, Erin Rogers, Dave Ruder and Jeffrey Young, This Takes Place Close By is a set of operatic meditations on the difficulty of talking about natural disasters from a geographical and temporal distance. In this concert version, the work explores the eerie and the absurd through instrumental and sonic soundscapes, song and whispered speech, disjointed sentences and linguistic play, and offers a look at the mediating technologies that enable us to spectate as other parts of the world are destroyed, as well as a critical perspective on how those technologies shape and separate us. Scenes revolve around the themes of darkness, quietness, and loneliness, exploring the private terrors of those trapped in wreckage, the confusion of loved ones and spectators, and the cynicism of those who see the destruction as romantic desolation. The piece will be developed over the next year, leading to a theatrical run in New York in 2015. This is thingNY’s first time performing in Canada.

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Emmedia Screening Room
351 11 Ave SW #203 (enter from 11th ave side, 2nd floor)
Doors at 8:00, show 8:30

April 16, 2014

Sax it to the Max! presented by Panoply Performance Laboratory

Date: April 11, 2014
Time: 8:00 pm

A night of saxophonist-composer-artists will present sets to ripple your earholes and blind the basement rats. Green lightbulbs! Extended techniques! New compositions!

Panoply Performance Laboratory
104 Meserole St
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Tamio Shiraishi

Curt Oren
Erin Rogers

Brews lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery
$5-15 pay-what-you-can for the artists

RSVP to the Facebook event here:

March 24, 2014

thingNY 2014 Season Party – Standard Toykraft, Brooklyn

Date: April 5, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm

Saturday, April 5th! from 6:00 to 10:00pm, my five esteemed colleagues of thingNY and I will be throwing a party at Standard ToyKraft (722 Metropolitan Ave, L train to Graham). We’ll have your standard party fare – all you can eat grits, booze a-plenty, digital and physical games designed just for the occasion, and best of all, performances:

– Mike Doughty (formerly of Soul Coughing), featuring thingNY’s own Andrew “Scrap” Livingston on cello
– Dave Malloy (creator and star of off-Broadway sensation “Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812”, which featured thingNY’s Gelsey & Paul)
– Levy Lorenzo (inventor of the Air Marimba and percussionist extraordinaire)
– and of course thingNY, performing excerpts of what we’re spending all our time on!

The party also functions as a benefit for our 2014 activities. We got a grant from the NYC DCA, and we’ve almost matched it! We need one final push to get us over the edge so we can keep their funding: IndieGoGo campaign

Admission for the event this weekend is on a sliding scale, starting as low as $10. We’ll also have game & auction tickets available at the door.

Our auctioned items include:
– on-site profesh recording services at a place of your choosing
– wedding cake
– a year’s membership to Issue Project Room
– free admission to 2 events at Roulette
– cab rides from thingNY members
– swag from a variety of labels, gear companies, and the like and MUCH MORE

This party is part of our week-long residency at STK. We’ve been working all day & night on a big new piece that we’ll take to Canada at the end of the month and then bring back to the States later this year.

For more info or to RSVP, go here. If you can’t make it but are still interested in supporting us in these future ventures, please check out our IndieGoGo campaign. (Also great prizes!)


April 4, 2014