Taking it Outside – New Thread Quartet

Date: September 12, 2021
Time: 4:00 pm

The New Thread Quartet joins Music for Contemplation to present an outdoor concert of works for 8 saxophones. Walk, bike, or picnic while taking in premiere works by Craig Shepard’s and Erin Rogers. Both works incorporate the sounds of the site, inviting listeners to pause and breath in the ambience.

Sunday, September 12, 2021, 4pm ET
Newtown Creek Nature Walk
End of Paidge Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11222

The Newtown Creek Nature walk is a superfund site located near the ends of Paidge Avenue and Provost Streets at the northeast tip of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. 7 to Hunter’s Point Avenue and walk over the Pulaski, G to Greenpoint Avenue, B32/B67 to the foot of the Pulaski Bridge. Parking is available near the entrance to the Walk. If you have not been to the site before, please leave a few minutes early to find your way.

This event is entirely outdoors. In the event of rain, the performance will take place nearby under coverage.
All performers are required to be vaccinated; listeners are strongly encouraged to wear masks.

Concert is free an open to the public.


New Thread Quartet saxophonist Kristen McKeon was recognized with a $5,000 City Artists Corps grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) to contribute to the presentation of this event.

August 27, 2021

Composers Now IMPACT – featuring Erin Rogers

Date: August 25, 2021
Time: 12:00 am

Soon on IMPACT
Erin Rogers
Tuesday, August 24 – 12:00 PM ESTGet to know Rogers’ work:
On View

Performed by Kamratōn

Casino (Remix)
Performed by Hypercube

All events are FREE
Click Here To Watch
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Newburgh Institute for the Arts and Ideas
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July 14, 2021

Direct-to-Vinyl Live Session Preorder: Gelsey Bell + Erin Rogers

Date: July 13, 2021

Leesta Vall welcomes NYC’s Gelsey Bell // Erin Rogers (thingNY) to Live Sessions on July 13th, 2021. This session is available exclusively via preorder.

Leesta Vall will cut a 7″ lathe cut vinyl record of a song of your choosing for each person that orders between now and the session date.  No two records will be the same and only one copy of each will be made.  Your record will include a one-of-a-kind performance from the duo, cut specifically for you.

Learn more + order copies HERE

Watch us cut these tracks LIVE ON FACEBOOK


July 9, 2021

Popebama @CCI – Workshop + Performance

Date: July 12, 2021
Time: 8:00 pm

Popebama joins Unheard-of//Ensemble and composition faculty for the Collaborative Composition Initiative at Stony Brook University. As part of CCI’s intensive 5 day workshop from July 10-13th, 2021, Popebama will give a Q&A session followed by an evening performance streamed on YouTube.

July 12, 2021 // 5pm ET
Q&A – for CCI participants only

July 12, 2021 // 8pm ET
Concert performance by Popebama – FREE + open to the public
Stream direct from Popebama’s YouTube Channel

Program: new works written by and for Popebama
Gamma Chamber by Dennis Sullivan
Fuse by Patrick Chan
an infinite sea of particles by Chris Biggs
Showdown by Popebama

More info on CCI HERE

July 9, 2021

Popebama – Guest Ensemble, Splice 2021

Date: July 2, 2021

Popebama (Erin Rogers + Dennis Sullivan) will be the featured guest ensemble at Splice 2021. The online institute runs June 28 through July 2 and features public performances.

*Check back for performance schedule*

SPLICE Institute is an online, week-long, intensive summer program for performers, composers, and composer-performers interested in music that combines live performance and electronics.

For info about Splice: https://splicemusic.org/institute/about
For info about Popebama: https://splicemusic.org/institute/faculty

May 19, 2021