Hello My Name is thingNY // Arete Gallery // NYC

Date: December 18, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm

Jessie Marino – The Whale Is a Capital Fish
Sam Scranton – Baleen
Paul Pinto – mini_007
Jennifer Walshe – Language Ruins Everything
Robert Ashley – Tap Dancing in the Sand

A night of audio-visual chamber music and sonic theaters. The program explores the sounds of language through its obscuration and translation. Rome Prize fellow Jessie Marino‘s multimedia The Whale Is a Capital Fish is part video lecture, part ritualistic absurdity, with instruments frenetically trying to keep up with rapid-fire translations and “incorrect” supertitles, and then Sam Scranton’s meditative Baleen utilizes the mouth as a filter for digestion, language and harmony, with the skillful employment of decorative vases. A quartet of desperate job interviewers struggles to get words-in-edgewise in Paul Pinto‘s joyfully awkward mini_007, and Irish humorist Jennifer Walshe implores us to consider that Language Ruins Everything through tai chi, falsetto and mime. Finally, the bilingual oracular statements of Hector Berlioz, as played by Alvin Lucier imitating Dr. Chicago, “translated” into the creamy poetry and instrumental lilts of Robert Ashley, in his stunning, rarely performed work, Tap Dancing in the Sand.

Performed by thingNY:
Andrew Livingston, Dave Ruder, Erin Rogers, Gelsey Bell, Jeffrey Young, & Paul Pinto

$15 advance, $20 at the door
more info & tickets at www.thingNY.com/hello

Come early to take part in Arete’s new audio-visual installation by thingNY.

October 18, 2019

Concept Lab // Work-In-Progress showing // Rockwood Music Hall

Date: December 8, 2019
Time: 5:30 pm

Excited to join the Concept Lab stage to present a short work-in-progress featuring the brilliant concept lab players.

Sunday, December 8, 2019
Doors: 5PM // Show: 5:30PM

Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
185 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002
Tickets $10

Concept Lab is an exciting new exploratory music series featuring works in progress, improvised works and collaborative and multi-disciplinary projects in all stages of completion.

Created by composers Seth Boustead and Will Rowe and run as a collective, Concept Lab is a showcase of the newest of the new. and an exciting chance to watch the creative process at work in real time.

Volume IX features works inspired by Korea’s Josean dynasty, a feminist retelling of the Odyssey myth and 5 and 7 beat rhythmic cycles in just intonation.

Plus performance practice in electronica, useless machines for thinking, dreaming, feeling, new piano etudes and eight one-minute sonic textures that will become the raw material for a new chamber work by Erin Rogers.

Performed by:
Hristina Blagoeva – flute
Talia Dicker – cello
Irene Fitzgerald-Cherry – violin
Ford Fourqurean – clarinet
Barbara Podgursky – piano
Mia Theodoratus – harp
John Urban – piano

October 24, 2019

Dave’s Waves // Schumann Resonance Saxophone Choir // Sunview Luncheonette

Date: December 7, 2019
Time: 9:00 pm

Sat, Dec 7 // 9pm
Sunview Luncheonette
221 Nassau Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Dave’s Waves returns once again from the aether to Greenpoint, Brooklyn, December 6th-8th, 2019. Sonic and visual delights are once again available as your host David “Dave” First re-opens your favorite neighborhood sonic luncheonette for a holidaze celebration that could only happen at Dave’s Waves.

12/7 noon-11pm with 9pm special ritual performance by the enchanting Schumann Resonance Saxophone Choir (Kate Mohanty/Craig Schenker/Erin Rogers/Elliott Levin/Jeremy Danneman) who will play a specially constructed improv score created by your host.

There will be new video delights and dishes on the menu (check out our now classic Binaural Bites and recently added Iso Chronic Soundaes) as well as, of course, all your old favorites: Dave’s genuine, original, sonified-to-perfection Schumann Resonance data, Dave’s just intonation videos, Dave’s Waves TV, delicious sweet ‘n’ savories and bracing seasonal drinks by Mira Gwincinska, **PLUS** a new series of special pagan ritual performances along with the Schumann drones by a group of specially chosen, shamanic sonic empaths!

December 1, 2019

thingNY performs @MATA benefit // Tibet House

Date: December 6, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm

thingNY performs as part of MATA’s Annual Benefit Gala honoring Ed Harsh

Tibet House
22 West 15th Street, New York
Friday, December 6th, 2019 | 6:00 pm


Drinks, Hors d’Oeuvres, and Special Performances

Featuring a Silent Auction of Unique Items and Experiences

November 22, 2019

Artificial Dawn // Works for Improvising Ensemble

Date: December 4, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm

A concert of open-instrumentation works for improvising ensemble, centered on ideas of loss, fragmentation, and recreation, featuring scores by George Lewis, Lou Sheppard, and Anonymous.

December 4, at 7PM
Scholes Street Studio
375 Lorimer St
Brooklyn, NY 11206

$15 general / $10 student
performed by:
Carlos Aguilar
Simone Baron
Robert Fleitz
Carrie Frey
Alec Goldfarb
Giancarlo Latta
Helen Newby
Erin Rogers
Clara Warnaar

December 1, 2019