Chicago – Anubis Quartet Season Opener

Date: November 4, 2010
Time: 7:30 pm

Anubis QuartetCHICAGO SERIES Opener!  Featuring Kris Covlin, saxophone

Thursday, November 4, 2010     7:30pm
Nichols Concert Hall at the Music Institute of Chicago
1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL


Dai Fujikura: Reach Out

Erin Rogers: Duluth

Urs Leimgruber: Pulsar (US Premiere)

Pablo Chin: Como La Leyenda de la Gran Muralla China (US Premiere)

Aristides Llaneza: The second time I have looked out the window (US Premiere)

RYOT PROJECT with new music by Philippe Leroux, Lee Hyla, Aaron Einbond, Thierry Alla, Robert Lemay,
Etienne Rolin, Urs Leimgruber, Marcos Balter, David Reminick   (World Premiere)

For more information, visit

October 6, 2010

ADDDDDDDDD in Pittsburgh

Date: October 15, 2010
Time: 8:00 pm


an opera by thingNY

Friday, Oct. 15, 2010 – 8pm

Part of the Joan Chambers Concert Series
University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
Campana Chapel
150 Finoli Drive
Greensberg, PA 15601

FREE and open to the public

Focus. The composers of thingNY will tell you stories, sing you songs, scream in your face, try to sell you stuff and rant recklessly to themselves, filling your ears with the sweet sounds of excess. This new experimental opera by NYC’s freshest avant-garde band highlights the everyday excesses of our lives (workaholism, the thrill of consumption, the joys of gluttony, the elation of libation) and turns them into a suite of attention-deficient songs, monologues and infomercials.

For four years, new music ensemble thingNY has fused fluxus-esque experimentation with theatrically-charged chamber music. For its first album, this “creative new music cabal” [Time Out New York] has chosen to release a comic book + CD package of their experimental opera, ADDDDDDDDD.

With influences from Robert Ashley, Berg, Boulez, Braxton and Bjork, thingNY’s collaboratively-composed ADDDDDDDDD is an opera exploring the sweet sounds of excess. In a poetically verbose blend of noise, song, and spoken word, the five composer/performers highlight the everyday excesses of our lives as told through chants, rants, and advertising jingles.

The opera opens with the both earnest and absurd prologue, “Stories by Interesting People” but quickly becomes a montage of numbers, appointments, peeves, dreams and commercial interruptions in five-part harmony.

The album is now available, and its accompanying comic book libretto features artwork from various artists and musicians, including some of the band.

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 revels in creating and performing unrelenting experimental new works with passion and enthusiasm, oscillating between the “sweeter sounds” and the “punishingly loud.” Since its first performance in October 2006, thingNY has produced four seasons of experimental music including a radio play by Beckett, a collaboratively-created opera and over a hundred premieres.

For more information, please contact Chris Bartley,
Music Director, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
(724) 836-7120

September 28, 2010

thingNY’s ADDDDDDDDD featured on New Music Box

Date: August 31, 2010
August 3, 2010

RAM Welcomes composer Gilbert Galindo

Date: August 31, 2010

RAM is proud to announce that our first associate member will be composer Gilbert Galindo.  Gilbert will join RAM on an open-ended basis, composing for and working with at least one of our collaborating ensembles in 2011 and beyond.

Click here to read up on Gilbert. His sound clips will be posted soon.

For more information on Random Access Music, visit

August 16, 2010

Rave Reviews for ADDDDDDDDD

Date: July 31, 2010

Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe:  Review by Ellen Freeman click here

Boston’s Weekly Dig:  Review by Blsterner click here

June 21, 2010