thingNY @ The Stone, NYC

Date: February 4, 2009
Time: 10:00 pm

at the stone
wed feb 4 2009, 10pm
licycle composed and performed by andrew paul & jeff (all alive)
paul pinto (1982- ) mini_004
performed by gelsey, alejandro and isabel. the minis are short songs that showcase musicians as performers of text. this is the first with a trained vocalist and there will be three more, if you’re interested.
luciano berio (1925-2003) sequenza VIII for solo violin
performed by jeff.

improvisation 1

gelsey bell (1982- ) postcards
performed by gelsey. from the album february, via the rpm challenge 2008, please at interweb.
chansons por m_m_re andrea la rose (1972- )
performed by andrea and alejandro. I wrote these pieces for me and my brother Jeremy to play at my grandmother’s funeral. My mémére, as we canucks like to call our grandmothers, was a sociable woman with a wonderfully pleasant disposition, who tempered the good-natured, snarky, wise-cracking, jokesters that the rest of the family were. I believe that funerals should be as happy as possible, so I wrote two pieces to reflect the bittersweet nature of losing the ones we love to ‘the other side.’
painted an improvisation for paint and musicians
ryo noda (1948- ) mai
performed by erin.
stay on it julius eastman (1940-1990)
performed by the whole band. many thanks to mary jane leach for help researching the score and to paul pinto for transcribing it.

thingNY is:
alejandro acierto, clarinet        andrew livingston, bass
gelsey bell, soprano            paul pinto, piano
isabel castellvi, cello            erin rogers, saxophone
andrea la rose, flute            jeffrey young, violin
come say hi.

December 30, 2008

big fat thing

Date: December 19, 2008
Time: 9:30 pm

chashama 217 e 42nd st. manhattan (take the 4,5,6,7 or S trains to 42nd st-grand central)a big fat concert with singers, dancers, painters and loads of big fat music by paul pinto, joseph hallman and jonah bloch-johnson. and of course, gloriously chubby improv of the non-pop persuasion. our fine cellist, isabel castellvi’s group, the ai ensemble, will do a set at 7:30, too! $10

December 2, 2008

RAMSLAM! at Symphony Space

Date: October 18, 2008
Time: 8:00 pm

Random Access Music and IKTUS percussion quartet invite you to an evening of new works for percussion

Saturday, October 18th, 8:00pm,

Symphony Space

Leonard Nimoy Thalia,

2537 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
For tickets, click here:

July 6, 2008

RAM Slam! at SUNY Purchase

Date: October 14, 2008

workshop 4:30pm

concert 8:00pm

more details to come

September 12, 2008

Astoria Symphony: Transformaciones

Date: October 11, 2008
Time: 8:00 pm
Finally, saxophone in the symphony!

The Astoria Symphony opens its 6th season with a remarkable program. Miranda Cuckson performs Alban Berg’s haunting Violin Concerto, one of the few orchestral pieces to feature saxophone as part of the symphonic palette. We will also hear the world premiere of Steve Horowitz’s Mix/Remix. In honor of Hispanic heritage month, we also feature a Latin American Folk Song Suite, a newly commissioned work by the young Puerto Rican composer Angelica Negron, and Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas’ bombastic tour de force La Noche de los Mayas, featuring the Queens College Percussion Ensemble, directed by the Aaron Copland School of Music Professor of Percussion, Michael Lipsey.

Friday, October 10, 2008, 8:00 pm
Good Shepherd Faith Church
152 West 66th Street, New York, NY, 10023

Saturday, October 11, 2008, 8:00 pm
LaGuardia Performing Arts Center – Main Stage
31-10 Thompson Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101
For more information, or to order tickets, go to :

August 31, 2008