SPAM v. 2.0 – it’s on.

Date: February 25, 2011
Time: 8:00 pm

spam2bannerSPAM v. 2.0

lpac lab residency

Feb. 25, 2011

7:30 pm
Little Theatre @ LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
31-10 Thomson Ave
Long Island City, NY
7 train to 33rd/Rawson or  E, G, V, R  trains to Queens Plaza.

“As avant-garde as anything I’ve seen recently” – Kyle Gann (PostClassical) Read Kyle Gann’s write-up of last year’s SPAM show here.

SPAM v. 2.0 is thingNY’s second-annual experimental variety show of commissioned compositions and nonpositions from composers, writers, video artists, friends, relatives, strangers, pets and any other mammals with internet access. SPAM v. 2.0 is more than the open and sincere exposition of hundreds of diverse images, notes and noises assembled into one theatrically driven performance. It is more than the rickety bridge, dangling above the canyon which separates participant and audience, composer and listener. More. Boldly, we proclaim this is the most prodigious commissioning project in the history of experimental music via email-submitted spam.


September 26, 2010

Secret Series: The Puppet’s Tale by Carlos Cordeiro

Date: February 12, 2011
Time: 8:00 pm

Carlos Cordeiro performs exciting works for clarinet by influential composers in a carefully selected program featuring live performance with electronics and narrator. The Puppet’s Tale tells a story as it moves from piece to piece.

Join us for the first concert of this inaugural series!

Saturday, February 12th @ 8pm
Secret Theatre
4402 23rd Street
NY 11101-5000

tickets: $15/door

Carlos Cordeiro began his clarinet studies at the age of 13 years old when he entered the Conservatório de Música de Coimbra where he studied with Osvaldo Lemos, Paulo Vicente and Henrique Pereira. He has worked with a wide range of orchestras and ensembles such as the Orquestra Clássica do Conservatório de Coimbra, Orquestra dos Conservatórios Nacionais, Orquestra Sinfónica Juvenil, Banda Sinfónica Portuguesa, Orquestra Mare Nostrum, Orquestra Sinfonietta da ESMAE, Shepherd School Chamber Orchestra and Shepherd School Symphonic Orchestra, Manhattan School of Music Chamber Jazz Orchestra. Member of Tactus Ensemble. Former member of DaCamera Young Artists in Houston, Texas. He has toured Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Hungary, and Russia as a
member of these ensembles. Mr. Cordeiro has performed in masterclasses with teachers Luís Silva, Quarteto de Clarinetes de Lisboa – Nuno Silva, Joaquim Ribeiro, Rui Martins and Luís Gomes, Etienne Lamaison, César Ramos, Bruno Graça, Iva Barbosa, António Rosa, Nuno Pinto, Alain Damiens, Philippe Cuper, José Luis Estellez, Philippe Berrod, Eddie Vanoosthuyse, Robert Walzel, Larry Combs, Michel Letiec, Todd Palmer, Enrique Pérez y Piquer, Alexander Romansky, Elsa Ludwig-Verdehr, Joaquin Valdepeñas, Juan Eric Lluna, Ronald van Spaendonck and António Saiote. While attending the Escuela Internacional de Música Oviedo Joven, Mr. Cordeiro
worked solo and chamber music with António Saiote, Yuri Nasushkin, Alejandro Zabala, and Robert Canetti. He has played under many different conductors such as Pierre Boulez, António Saiote, Justin DiCioccio, Yuri Nasushkin, Robert Canetti, Ernest Schell, JanCober, Luís Carvalho, Cristian Macelaru, Richard Bado, Larry Rachleff, in a wide range of ensembles and genres, from the opera to the chamber orchestra. Mr. Cordeiro has won 2nd prize in the International Competition of Young Performers, and 2nd prize in the Fernando Valente Competition in Aveiro, Portugal, where has performed Henri Tomasi’s Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra with Orquestra Filarmonia das Beiras, conducted by António Saiote. Mr. Cordeiro shares a huge passion for contemporary music and has world premiered
numerous pieces, many which have been composed especially for him such as “Algo Rítmico ” by Filipe Lopes, (Lousada, 2007), “The Birth of Aphrodite” by Ângela Ponte (Porto, 2006), “Tríptico II” by Carla Oliveira (Lousada, 2007), “Venationes” (Lousada, 2007) and “Reflections III” , for solo bass clarinet (Lisboa, 2007) by Joel Monteiro, “Perdido” (Porto, 2007) for Bb clarinet/bass clarinet and electronics by Filipe Lopes. He has premiered Marius Constant’s “For Clarinet” for solo Bb clarinet in
Portugal and Spain. Mr. Cordeiro had the opportunity to work with Ms. Joan Tower, with whom he recorded for KUHF (Houston, TX) and has previously recorded contemporary music for RDP (Portugal). Member of Lucerne Festival Academy, with artistic director Pierre Boulez, in 2009. Mr. Cordeiro holds a Bachelor Degree of Music from the Escola Superior de Música e Artes Espectáculo under the tutelage of António Saiote and Nuno Pinto and a Master’s Degree from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University where he studied with Dr. Michael Webster. Currently is pursuing a Masters Degree in Contemporary Performance at Manhattan
School of Music, New York, with David Krakauer.


February 4, 2011

NYsoundCircuit 2.2 @ the Brecht Forum

Date: January 15, 2011
Time: 8:00 pm

Save the date. More details to follow soon.

$10 cover
Donations-accepted Bar

Brecht Forum
451 West St
New York, NY
(212) 242-4201

(On “Manhattan’s Left Bank” in West Greenwich Village between Bank & Bethune Streets on the West Side Highway. A, C, E or L to 14th Street & 8th Ave, walk down 8th Ave. to Bethune, turn right, walk west to the River, turn left.)

For more info:

December 1, 2010

Answer the call for SPAM! Deadline Jan. 1

Date: January 1, 2011
Time: 12:00 pm

Before you do ANYTHING, click on this link:

December 3, 2010

Profiles – 3 new works commissioned & performed by thingNY

Date: December 19, 2010

Three world premiere commissions by three young composers, including thingNY’s own Andrew Livingston and Jeffrey Young, and Philadelphia’s prolific Joseph Hallman.

Hallman – tritticothingo
Livingston – Blessed?
Young – Travels with Fascists and Pure-Hearted Souls

LEARN MORE: Following the performances, there will be a reception and Q&A with the composers.

For more information, visit

September 26, 2010