short form 2013 V. 1

Date: May 25, 2013
Time: 10:00 pm

Presented by Incubator Arts Project:
Saturday, May 25 @10pm

Join us for the first 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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May 24, 2013

Guitars International Guitar Weekend, Cleveland, OH

Date: May 24, 2013
Time: 8:00 pm
Guitars International
The 13th Annual Classical Guitar Weekend
Thursday, May 23rd through Saturday, May 25th
in cooperation with
The Cleveland Institute of Music

I’m delighted to be taking part in this year’s Guitar Weekend. In addition to the panel discussion, guitarist Colin Davin will present the World Premiere of “Another Sky” in his evening recital.

Friday, May 24th
Composing for the Classical Guitar: A Creative Dilemma in a Post Tonal Age
CIM Studio 113 (Noon – 1:15 pm)
Open to the public free of charge.
CIM Mixon Hall (8:00 – 9:30 pm)
All Tickets $22.00 (no credit cards at the door)
February 21, 2013

thingNY in Philly

Date: May 19, 2013

It’s always sunny when thingNY travels to Philadelphia.
Catch us in 2 performances on Sunday, May 19th:

Fidget Space
1714 N. Mascher Ave.
Philadelphia, PA

Andrea Clearfield’s Salon
Secret location
Philadelphia, PA

March 21, 2013


Date: May 17, 2013
Time: 6:30 pm

Friday, May 17, 6:30-8:30pm
Local Project
45-10 Davis St. Long Island City
Free (RSVP by May 15th

thingNY is delighted to be featured as part of MADE HERE’s 2013-2014 season. Please join us for their second screening and public discussion on the issue of Criticism. For more information on MADE Here and the HERE Arts Center, visit:

May 12, 2013

New Thread @ NYsoundCircuit 4.3 – Dimenna Center

Date: May 11, 2013
Time: 8:00 pm

NYsoundCircuit 4.3
“1, 2, 3″

Saturday, May 11, 2013, 8 PM, The DiMenna Center, NYC

NYsoundCircuit – the multimedia salon series – closes the season with one of its most varied sonic and visual explorations yet. Featured is the one and only turntablist MARIA CHAVEZ, making it as easy as “1,2,3” with a solo, duo, and finally a trio set woven through the evening with Sandy Ewen and Daniel Neumann. Also lined up are ANGÉLICA NEGRÓN premiering a new set of songs for voice, clocks, accordions, toys, and electronics and violinist ANDIE SPRINGER performing “Dandelion” by MARY KOUYOUMDJIAN, exploring childhood manipulations of old home movies. Trumpeter HUGO MORENO performs “Toying” by Chelsea Music Festival Composer-in-Residence ERIC NATHAN. Saxophones wail as the NEW THREAD QUARTET delivers music from the lyrical to the virtuosic. DANIEL NEUMANN performs a multi-channel live improvisation, “A Corner as a Field” while the CURT SYDNOR QUARTET reimagines the architecture of Louis Sullivan in “Materials and their Destiny.”

Join us once again at NYsoundCircuit!

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$12 entry
$25 entry & unlimited drinks
(Credit cards accepted)

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


MUSIC for acoustics and electro-acoustics by Kati Agócs, Maria Chavez, Michael Djupstrom, Gilbert Galindo, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Eric Nathan, Daniel Neumann, and Angélica Negrón

MUSIC PERFORMANCES by Maria Chavez, turntablist; Sandy Ewen, prepared guitar; Hugo Moreno, trumpet; Angélica Negrón, multiple instruments; Daniel Neumann, sound artist; Andie Springer, violin; Curt Sydnor Quartet; and the New Thread Saxophone Quartet

VIDEO & PROJECTIONS by Nikolai Antonie, Maria Chavez, and Rob Dietz


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.



April 20, 2013