RAM featuring the Lost Dog Ensemble and Guests

Date: April 23, 2009
Time: 8:00 pm

Join the composers of Random Access Music, as they team up with the Lost Dog Ensemble to present an evening of momentous new works by David Fetherolf, Jonathan Pieslak, Erin Rogers, Manly Romero and Allen Schulz, featuring guest artists Tadd and Erica Sipes, and a special presentation of Eco di un tempo perduto (fl, cl, vn, vc, pf) by Italian composer, Massimo Lauricella, winner of the 2009, RAM call for scores.

Thurs, April 23rd at 8pm
Waltz Cafe, Astoria
23-14 Ditmars Blvd.
Astoria, NY 11105

subway directions:
N/W train to Ditmars Blvd., walk West on Ditmars Blvd. toward 23rd St.

The Lost Dog players are:
Christine Perea, flute
Tom Piercy, clarinet
Miranda Cuckson, violin
Emily Brausa, cello
Laura Barger, piano

July 6, 2008

thingNY strokes the mighty concerti

Date: April 2, 2009
Time: 7:30 pm

Thu. Apr. 2 @ 7:00pm (starts on time, so get there early)
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 E 3rd Street (b/w Aves. B and C)
New York, NY

In a display of one-upmanship, the enfants terribles that make up thingNY are writing concertos for and against one another. What is a concerto? Is it something you can feel? Something you can touch? Or is it something greater than ourselves? Something almost unknowable? Answers to these questions and more when we present the following new works:

Jeffrey Young – Concertino [world premiere]
Paul Pinto – Concerto for Sax [world premiere]
Erin Rogers – Chronolinea    [world premiere]
Andrea La Rose – Concerto for Anybody
Isabel Castellvi – Concerto for Everybody   [world premiere]

Then at 8pm, the original New York punk classicists, Anti-Social Music, take the stage for some avant-garde debauchery by Hess, La Rose, Lasaga, Muchmore and Sankaram.

It’s a new music cage match! Hoo-wah.

December 6, 2008


Date: February 14, 2009
Time: 7:30 pm


(visit http://www.thingny.bravehost.com/news/ for original posting)

sat. feb. 14 @ 7:30pm.

55 washington square south, manhattan (take the A,B,C,F or V trains to West 4th St) thingny warms your heart with the avant-garde of the 20th century. gently used works by composers tom johnson, bernard rands, mary jane leach and giacinto scelsi. plus george crumb’s vox balaenae, julius eastman’s stay on it and some tears for fears (why the hell not?)

December 30, 2008

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