Fire Over Heaven @ Outpost, Ridgewood

Date: March 17, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm

This month’s edition of Fire Over Heaven will be a special A/V presentation featuring sound and light works by Lindsay Packer & Lathan Hardy and a new ensemble piece by FOH perennial David First. Lindsay Packer’s work moves through the codes of filmmaking, architecture and the analog/digital spectrum with an improviser’s sensibility. Often drawing musicians and sound artists into dialogue with her real-time color/light/projection structures, she’s collaborated with FOH alum Anaïs Maviel and experimental electronics duo Fan Letters. Here she’ll be presenting a new iteration of her Viewfinders project with saxophonist and composer Lathan Hardy, who some FOH fans may remember from his work with the George Steeltoe Ensemble or collaborations with Sean Ali and Flin van Hemmen…David First will present a new piece entitled “Girders pt.1” which he describes as “an audio/visual exploration of just intonation and its ill-tempered opposites”, featuring members of his The Western Enisphere–Sam Kulik, Ian Douglas-Moore, and Danny Tunick–with special guest Erin Rogers. David First’s fascinating career has stretched from playing in Cecil Taylor’s large ensembles at the age of twenty to his late 70s noise punk band The Notekillers, on to a series of focused explorations of electronic music and instruments ranging from harmonica to sitar, which somehow bring us to his recent ensemble meditations on the inherent messiness of intonation and the ecstatic nature of long durations. A great night for the eyes and ears.

Once again, we’ll be requiring proof of vaccine and booster or negative covid PCR test result within the last 24 hours. Masking will also be required while inside. Our bar will remain closed for the time being but we will have water available. We’ll be limiting the audience to 30 so purchasing advanced tickets is highly recommended!

March 2, 2022

Con Vivo Music presents “New Thread Quartet: avalanche lily”

Date: March 4, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm

New Thread Quartet: avalanche lily
Friday, March 4 2022 @ 7:00pm
Grace Church Van Vorst
39 Erie St
Jersey City, NJ

In person: FREE, all ages welcome
COVID-19 vaccine and masks required
Livestream: Con Vivo Music on YouTube

New Thread Quartet returns to our stage with a program of new works for saxophone. The concert centers on Amy Beth Kirsten’s avalanche lily, a multi-movement work inspired by wildflowers from the mountains of Wyoming and developed with support from the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program. Each movement draws from a unique concept found in nature, from flowers whose appearance indicates a risk of avalanche, to plants that split stones and trees holding onto nutrients to survive until spring.

The program continues with several works close to NTQ’s heart. Alon Nechushtan’s Quarantingo was composed during the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic and blends extended saxophone technique with tango and jazz elements. Jonathan Harris’ M. Cassini draws inspiration from a cicada with a 17-year cycle, building a unique soundscape entirely from multiphonics. Emily Koh’s homonym employs microtonal melodies inspired by words that are spelled identically and sound the same, but have different meanings.

Emily Koh – homonym
Jonathan Harris – M. Cassini *
Alon Nechushtan – Quarantingo * (world premiere)
Amy Beth Kirsten – avalanche lily * +

* written for New Thread Quartet
+ This commission has been made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.

February 24, 2022

Johnstone Fund presents Hypercube // Short North Stage // Columbus, OH

Date: February 22, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm

The Johnstone Fund for New Music presents Hypercube
This is the NYC-based quartet’s first Columbus performance.

Tuesday, February 22, 7-8pm
Short North Stage
1187 North High St.
Columbus, OH 43201
“The Force for Good” by Michael Fiday* [world premiere]
“Brink” by Joshua Mallard [Ohio premiere]
“We Are Here” by Seong Ae Kim [Ohio premiere]
“Voided Cross” (for Michael Heizer; 4th Movement) by Eric Wubbels [Ohio premiere]

*Commissioned by the Barlow Foundation

Admission is free. As with many arts organizations, we are requiring masks and proof of vaccinations. Seating is limited to 75 people. Recommended for ages 9 and older. Parking assistance is available through the ParkColumbus app.
This performance is part of the free “New Music at Short North Stage” concert series.

The Johnstone Fund for New Music was founded by Columbus community leaders Jack and Zoe Johnstone in 2008. It supports the continuing growth and vitality of contemporary classical music by funding the creation and performance of new works for a growing audience in Central Ohio.

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February 9, 2022

Popebama // line upon line Winter Composer Festival // Austin, TX

Date: February 18, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm

Line Upon Line’s Winter Composer Festival
featuring guest faculty: Popebama

to Fri

Concert: Friday, February 18, 7pm
Mostly Popebama, with short sets by Aaron Cassidy and line upon line.

5305 Bolm Road #12
Austin, TX 78721

Featuring works by Erin Rogers, Dennis Sullivan and Rick Burkhardt.
More info HERE
Tickets HERE

December 20, 2021

Premiere of “Passage” Gabi Vanek (bassoon) + Daniel Schreiner (piano) – Denison University, OH

Date: February 12, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm

Saturday, February 12, 2022 // 7pm
Michael D. Eisner Center for the Performing Arts – Burke Recital Hall
240 W Broadway
Granville, OH 43023

Denison University Department of Music presents a concert of newly composed music by Lilac Atassi, Ramin Roshandel, Christine Burke, Erin Rogers, and Zachery S. Meier performed by Ligament Duo (Anika Kildegaard and Will Yager), Daniel Schreiner, and Gabi Vanek. This concert is supported by the 2021-2022 New Music on the Point’s Alumni Concert Series.

Campus and community audiences will be subject to Denison COVID restrictions and guidelines in place at the time.

More information + tickets: HERE

January 9, 2022