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.

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September 26, 2010

ANIMAL NUDITY A celebration of the artistic life of Stefanos Tsigrimanis

Date: November 30, 2010
Time: 7:00 pm

Tuesday, Nov. 30th

Issue Project Room
(at the Old American Can Factory)
232 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 330-0313

Issue Project Room and the friends and artistic collaborators of Stefanos Tsigrimanis have mounted an evening of performance art and music in celebration of the diverse artistic list of the young Brooklyn-based musician, journalist, scholar and teacher whose life was cut short two months before his 30th birthday.

The evening will span genres and continents with live performances by musicians, performance artists and dancers including trumpeter/composer Peter Evans, multi-media singer-songwriter Joseph Keckler, and Greek punk rockers, Nifalia. New music ensemble thingNY will perform Rzewski and percussionist Cory Bracken will perform Xenakis. Dance/video partners Nicole and Rhys Daunic will perform a new work simultaneously in Brooklyn and Stockholm, and Gerry Visco will present photography and performance art.

The event is free, however, donations will be accepted on behalf of the Stefanos Tsigrimanis Memorial Fund at New York University.

Space is limited. Please RSVP at

November 11, 2010

Calling all New Music Ensembles

Date: November 14, 2010

RAM announces a call for proposals from new music ensembles or individual artists dedicated to performing new music to participate in RAM’s new concert series.

While RAM is NYC-based, our home neighborhood is located in the borough of Queens–and several of our member composers reside in Queens neighborhoods. The borough of Queens has a long reputation of being under-represented and under-served by the new music community.

RAM plans to change this.

In 2011, we will present live concerts of new music by some of the best ensembles and individual performers from New York by offering performance space and logistical help to ensembles and individual performers that would like to help RAM further our mission of bringing new music to new audiences.

WHERE: All the concerts will take place at The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY. The Secret Theatre is just 3 blocks from the PS1 art museum and just a 4 block walk (or less) from the N, W, R, E, V, G and 7 trains. Long Island City has a burgeoning arts scene, with the Fisher Landau Center for Art , the Dorsky Gallery, the Noguchi Museum, the SculptureCenter, the Flux Factory and a dozen other flourishing arts groups all located nearby. The Secret Theatre is home to 2 performance spaces—a large space that seats 70+ and a smaller, more intimate space, that seats 30+.

The Secret Theatre will provide a box office with one attendant. They will also offer light refreshments for purchase by the audience.

WHAT: RAM is accepting proposals from all groups and all genres of new music. However, at this time The Secret Theatre does not own or have a performance-quality piano. Electronic or digital instruments may be used in the space, though.

The agreement between RAM, the performing ensembles, and the Secret Theatre will stipulate that The Secret Theatre will receive half of the proceeds from ticket sales while the performing ensemble receives the other half. RAM will take nothing. Secret Theatre must be guaranteed $75 for the performance, to meet their basic costs of lighting, sound, and box office staff. The use of the theater will be free. RAM will act as the curator of the series and will serve as a liason between the performers and The Secret Theatre. RAM will also offer logistical support and some web advertising via this website and social media such as facebook.

THE PROPOSAL: All proposals must be submitted via email to The proposal should be no longer than 1 page long, should be submitted as a pdf document, and should include the following information:

* Name of the ensemble or individual artists
* Names of ensemble artistic personnel
* A short description (1 or 2 paragraphs) of the proposed concert
* 2-5 internet links to audio clips or videos of the performing ensemble. If links are not available, please submit 1 or 2 mp3s of performances—no more than 20 megabytes TOTAL
* Email address and name of contact person
* Any dates that cannot be scheduled by your ensemble (we have wide latitude for performance dates, so we can work closely with any group to provide an acceptable performance date)

Preference will be given to proposals with an entire concert program of 1 hour of music or more.

PROPOSAL DEADLINE: Sunday, November 14, 2010

We look forward to hearing from you!
Random Access Music Composers’ Collective

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October 27, 2010

Tonus Vivus Society presents Anubis Quartet – works by Crutchley, Stolte, Grella-Mozejko and Rogers.

Date: November 6, 2010
Time: 8:00 pm

Anubis Saxophone Quartet
Saturday, 6 November 2010, 8:00 P.M.
Ledcor Theatre, Art Gallery of Alberta
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square Northwest

Admission $20 (adults) and $10 (students and seniors)

works by:
E. Rogers, I. Crutchley, D. Fujikura, P. Grella-Możejko, B. Hjertmann, F. Lévy, A. Llaneza, C. Stolte

performed by:
Anubis Saxophone Quartet (Allison Balcetis, Ryan Muncy, Sean Patayanikorn, David Wegehaupt)

September 7, 2010

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)

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October 6, 2010