NYsoundCircuit 5.1 “Surrounding Sounds”

Date: January 25, 2014
Time: 8:00 pm

NYsoundCircuit 5.1: “Surrounding Sounds”
Saturday, January 25, 2014, 8 PMThe DiMenna Center, NYC

NYsoundCircuit celebrates its fifth season with fresh musical, visual, and spoken word acts while also highlighting staple artists of past seasons. ThingNY joins the fray by presenting theatrical chamber works by Paul Pinto and Erin Rogers as well as a newly created opera-in-progress, “This Takes Place Close By” about the prelude and aftermath of devastating storms. The powerhouse rockin’ pianist, AMIR KHOSROWPOUR offers his improvisational talents with a possible surprise guest. Spoken word performance artist POET GOLD presents her performance of “I M A Poet” along with her crew of vocalists. ROBERT DICK returns for the 3rd time in NYsoundCircuit history with a set of solo works, complemented by JESSICA MEYER’s own compositions for viola and electronics. Throughout the evening, seasoned NYsoundCircuit artist BILL MAZZA will capture the music, people, and architecture of the space in his continuing series, SPATIAL TENDENCIES.

General admission: $15
Admission with open bar: $25

(Credit cards accepted)

The DiMenna Center
450 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018



NYsoundCircuit is a multimedia salon series showcasing various arts disciplines and bringing their audiences together in an engaging environment for a full evening of works by contemporary artists.

January 2, 2014

Sweet Soubrette @ Pianos with Kotorino

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

The whole band joins the lovely Sweet Soubrette on January 20th at Pianos, as we celebrate the digital release of Burning City.

158 Ludlow St, NYC

See you there!

Facebook invite here


January 2, 2014

Jeff Young’s Improvised & Composed Birthday Experience @Firehouse

Date: January 16, 2014
Time: 8:00 pm

January 16, 2014 8:00 pm

Jeff Young’s Improvised & Composed Birthday Experience

Violinist Jeffrey Young leads a night of experimental and improvised performance to celebrate his 29th birthday. There will be musicians, community, and cake. Expect sound harsh and sweet, acousticity and electricity, song and dance, a splash of WTF, mingling and jingling, and absurd theatricality à la thingNY.

donations accepted

The Firehouse Space
246 Frost St.
Brooklyn, NY


January 15, 2014

Vox Novus – Composer’s Voice Series

Date: January 12, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm
Jan 12, 2014 @1pm
Composer’s Voice
Jan Hus Church
351 East 74th St
Kristen McKeon (alto saxophone) and Erin Rogers (tenor saxophone) perform Shallow by Erin Rogers.
This program also features New Thread Quartet’s Geoffrey Landman on baritone saxophone, performing Act by Viola Yip.
Concert curated by Viola Yip.
November 19, 2013

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. thingNY.com

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. audreydimola.com

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 info@theauroragallery.com or (917) 745-0003.
October 23, 2013