David First @ Roulette, Brooklyn

Date: October 16, 2022
Time: 8:00 pm

David First and Musicians

Sunday, October 16, 2022 // 8:00 pm
$25 advance // $30 doors // $20 Student/Senior (door only w/ ID, Senior 65+)
doors 7pm

David First says that his new composition, Girders, is inspired by the work he’s long considered to be a central allegory for his life’s improvisatory path—the 1934 Popeye Theater cartoon entitled “A Dream Walking.” In the cartoon, Olive Oyl is seen sleepwalking through a construction site high above the city. At a crucial moment, just as she’s about to fall many stories to the pavement below, she steps onto a passing girder fortuitously swinging by. When she reaches the end of that girder, another comes along. This happens repeatedly until, finally, the girders miraculously transport her back safely to the open window where her unconscious adventure began.

As a way of tapping into, and possibly even celebrating, the tenuousness of life, players in this work for mixed ensemble and electronics are requested—like Oyl’s girders—to pass around various types of musical materials that will form a seamless and meaningful topography through the connective tissue of their co-operative efforts. Material sources range from the fixed 12-equal temperaments of piano, oboe, and marimba, the digital precision of laptop triggered just intonation drones and related polyrhythms, to the edge-dancing air of saxophone multiphonics, and barely controllable vintage analog test equipment broadcasting to transistor radios. Trombone and electric guitar—two instruments that are capable of plot points pretty much anywhere on that vibrational spectrum, can, in this case, be seen as the bridge between these extremes.

“Throughout the more than four decades of his career, [First] has jumped adroitly between styles and scenes, while reinvigorating those scenes from the inside.” —The New York Times

David First: high frequency signal generators, transistor radios, all digital audio and video programming
Katie Scheele: oboe, English horn
Erin Rogers: tenor saxophone
Sam Kulik: trombone
Tania Caroline Chen: piano
Danny Tunick: marimba
Ian Douglas-Moore: electric guitar
September 20, 2022

William Patterson University – New Music Series

Date: October 11, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm

WP Faculty and Friends join together for the FIRST New Music Concert of the season! With special guest, Sarah Carrier on flute KICKING OFF WP New Music’s Elliott Carter 10-Year Memorial Tribute with SCRIVO IN VENTO.  With guest performer, Erin Rogers, saxophonist.  Also featuring WP faculty Payton MacDonald, John Ferrari, Kevin Norton and Carl Patrick Bolleia.  Special remarks Elliot Carter by Dr. John Link.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 @ 7:00 PM
Shea Center for Performing Arts
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, New Jersey 07470


General Admission: Free
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October 6, 2022

Fiday: RETROBRATION featuring Hypercube // Cincinnati, OH

Date: October 1, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm
CONCERT: NOVA presents an evening of works by composer Michael Fiday, featuring Hypercube Ensemble and others

Saturday, October 1 // 7:30PM
Myaamia Hall, ARCO Cincinnati

3301 Price Avenue
Cincinnati OH 45205
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Hypercube and Mantra Percussion, along with flutist Julianna Eidle, guitarist Dieter Hennings-Yeomans, and bass clarinetist Laura Sabo perform works by composer Michael Fiday including: ‘The Force for Good’ (Hypercube), ‘Song for Eric’ (Laura Sabo) and the world premiere of “Electric Guitar” (Mantra Percussion) + earlier works “Jim & John” for solo flute and “5 Haiku” for alto flute and guitar (Julianna Eidle, Dieter Hennings).

September 19, 2022

Music at the Forefront presents Hypercube // Bowling Green, OH

Date: September 29, 2022
Time: 8:00 pm

Hypercube will perform a concert of new music as part of the Music at the Forefront series. The concert is free and open to the public.

Thursday, September 29 // 8pm
Bryan Recital Hall
Moore Musical Arts Center
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403

Hypercube has built a reputation on high-energy performances with impressive execution. The NYC-based quartet embraces the boundaries of chamber music, featuring cutting-edge works for saxophone, guitar, piano and percussion, while spanning electric and acoustic worlds.

August 1, 2022

International Contemporary Ensemble // Wunsch New Music Festival // Lawrence, KS

Date: September 27, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm

Wunsch New Music Festival // September 25-27, 2022

Every two years, KU Music provides students — and the public — with the opportunity to experience innovative new music from some of today’s leading composers and ensembles during the Wunsch New Music Festival. The festival concerts are free and open to the public.

Guest Composer-in-Residence: Dr. Marcos Balter – Fritz Reiner Professor of Musical Composition, Columbia University
Guest Ensemble-in-Residence: International Contemporary Ensemble – “America’s foremost new-music group” (The New Yorker)

Concert: Tuesday, Sep 27 // 7:30pm
Swarthout Recital Hall
1530 Naismith Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045


Jessie Cox: Sonic Cartographies (2022) for solo bassoon and six pre-recorded bassoons
Rebekah Heller, bassoon

Alvin Singleton: Agoru III (1971)
Isabel Lepanto Gleicher, flute

Unsuk Chin: Advice from a Caterpillar (2007)
Joshua Rubin, bass clarinet

Marcos Balter: Codex Seraphinianus (2014)
Isabel Lepanto Gleicher, flute
Joshua Rubin, clarinet
Rebekah Heller, bassoon
Erin Rogers, saxophone

– short break –

Bahar Royaee: Tombstone (2017)
Kyle Armbrust, viola

North Star (2021)
Erin Rogers, saxophone

Fay Victor: Flow to the Next (2020)
Isabel Lepanto Gleicher, flute
Joshua Rubin, clarinet
Rebekah Heller, bassoon
Erin Rogers, saxophone

September 19, 2022