Immediacies Series V. 2.1 – Voice Leading, works by Gregory Cornelius and Erin Rogers

Date: October 17, 2013
Time: 8:00 pm

Voice Leading, works by Gregory Cornelius and Erin Rogers

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Firehouse Space
246 Frost Street, Brooklyn, NY

presented by

thingNY, experimental music collective and The Bark and Scream Series curated by Satoshi Takeishi

Composer Gregory Cornelius (from Boston, MA, co-director of Amp New Music) and composer/saxophonist Erin Rogers (of experimental music ensemble thingNY) bring a program of works for voice, chamber ensemble, electroacoustic and fixed media to Brooklyn’s coziest space for a complete evening. Featuring musicians of thingNY and New Thread Quartet.

Gregory Cornelius, composer/electronics
Erin Rogers, composer/saxophones
Gelsey Bell, voice
Andrea Smith, flute
Dave Ruder, clarinet
Paul Pinto, percussion
Jeffrey Young, violin
Andrew Livingston, bass
Geoffrey Landman, soprano saxophone
Kristen McKeon, alto saxophone
Zach Herchen, baritone saxophone

$10 general admission Contact:

September 2, 2013

Music at the Herchens

Date: October 13, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm
Sunday, October 13, from 1 to 4.  New Thread Quartet will give a short performance at the Herchen’s in Plymouth, MA.
Please RSVP by Thursday, October 10.
Music & Munchies
October 10, 2013

New Thread premieres Roberto Kalb in Boston

Date: October 12, 2013
Time: 8:00 pm

Roberto Kalb D.M.A. Composition Recital
New England Conservatory
290 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA

Free, reception to follow.

The recital will include vocal and chamber works as well as the world premiere of Kalb’s saxophone quartet “Ryden Scenes”.


The New Thread Quartet (

-Geoffrey Landman, Soprano Saxophone (
-Kristen McKeon, Alto Saxophone
-Erin Rogers, Tenor Saxophone (
-Zach Herchen, Baritone Saxophone (

Misha Namirovsky, Piano
Laura Liu, Violin
Daniel Mitnitsky, Cello

Mark Williams, Tenor

David Charles Tay, Tenor


“Dance Russe”
Text by William Carlos Williams

“Tres Canciones de Amor” for Tenor voice and orchestra
I. Me gusts cuando callas
II. La rama robada
III. El crepúsculo
Text by Pablo Neruda

“Three Scenes” for alto saxophone and piano
I. Paisaje
II. Ella
III. Danzón


“Le Dormeur du Val” for Piano Trio

“Ryden Scenes” for Saxophone Quartet
I. The Creatrix
II. Rose
III. Night Visit
IV. Piano Player

RSVP for the Facebook event here:

October 10, 2013

Sweet Soubrette + horns @ LIC Bar

Date: September 18, 2013
Time: 9:00 pm

Sweet Soubrette returns, with Serena Jost

45-58 Vernon

September 3, 2013

short form 2013 v.4

Date: August 31, 2013
Time: 10:00 pm

Presented by Incubator Arts Project:
Saturday, Aug 31 @10pm

Join us for the final installment of the development series Short Form.
$6 cash only at the door


A structured improvisational piece for a performer and a DJ using disparate textual sources, 25 musical selections and sounds, and over 50 objects as an investigation in the chaos of creation. Phase 1: Objects – curious ephemera or emblems of a lingering encounter?


Evan and Chip are attempting to resurrect their past lives. The two best friends document their findings as they visit psychics, meditate, hold séances, undergo hypnotherapy and psychoanalysis, and learn just as much about their own messed-up relationship as the ones they might have had.


Experimental music collective thingNY’s new set of operatic scenes opens with a soundscape of sirens, speech and singing, experienced from different perspectives depending on your seat and your time in the space. The scene depicts stories and philosophies from a community about to be ravaged by an approaching storm.


In Zoom Thousand Time, BOOM BAT GESTURE applies the visual concept of an infinite zoom to time-based performance. Using a live 10 minute improvisation as source, BBG will zoom into/strech out one minute of each previous piece for all ensuing presentations, reducing the source material by 90% each time, culminating in a final performance using only the material that occurred in 3/5 of a second of the original source. Using this hyper-minimalist, ever-shrinking palette, they will navigate forms, existing and invented, in an effort to find freedom and expression under intense limitations.

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August 21, 2013