Popebama @Fringe Festival, Edmonton

Date: August 21, 2017
Time: 8:00 pm

Popebama makes its international debut at Edmonton’s famous Fringe Festival! Works by Dennis Sullivan, Matthew Shlomowitz, Georges Aperghis, and Erin Rogers.

Monday, August 21 @8pm

Wee Book Inn
BYOV #20
10310 Whyte Ave.
Edmonton, AB, Canada

Catch all the other great acts as part of New music Edmonton’s “Bring Your Own Venue” (BYOV):

August 2, 2017

orange theatre :: maps :: governors island

Date: August 14, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm

aug 14
orange theatre :: maps

A work-in-progress showing and open rehearsal on governors island

Mon., Aug. 14, 2017 @ 3:00pm

HERE @ Governors Island. 408B Colonels Row. Governors Island. NY.
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FREE + Open to public. 

Co-created by Stephen Christiansen, Katrina Donaldson, Matthew Watkins, Paul Pinto, Erin Rogers, Joya Scott and Jeffrey Young.

New York ensemble thingNY and Phoenix-based Orange Theatre are devising a new work of music-theatre centering around memory and maps, a surreal book of coordinates, click bait, tangents, and a fresh take on the classic American road trip. In January 2016, the groups met in Orange Theatre’s art space to create a radio play, and this summer their collaboration continues as a two-week residency on Governors Island. Come out and see what we’re working on.

Presented as part of Paul Pinto and HERE Arts Center’s 2017 Residency on Governors Island.

August 2, 2017

Bandwidth @Continuum Music Festival, Memphis

Date: August 3, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm

Delighted that my 2016 work Bandwidth (rev. 2017) for cello and electric guitar will be performed by Ashley Walters (vc) and Jay Sorce (elec gtr) at the Continuum Music Festival in Memphis, as part of a Nief-Norf Festival partnership.

Presented by Blueshift Ensemble in collaboration with Crosstown Arts, Continuum is a festival of collaborations among musicians and artists of diverse genres from Memphis and beyond, bringing to life unique performance experiences in the historic Crosstown neighborhood and juxtaposing performances by contemporary chamber music ensembles such as Nief-Norf and chatterbird, with blues, rock, and hip-hop artists, like Don Lifted and Rob Jungklas.

Thursday, August 3
7:30 p.m. – Nief-Norf, story booth
Crosstown Arts
438 N. Cleveland
Memphis, TN 38104

Click HERE for tickets ($25-60)
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July 14, 2017

Brandon Perdomo’s Living-Sculpture Garden // Popebama

Date: July 25, 2017
Time: 12:00 am

Interdisciplinary artist Brandon Perdomo will host performers from NYC during an afternoon of contemporary theater, dance, with music by Erin Rogers and Dennis Sullivan (Popebama). The performance is also a culmination of his earlier workshops at Socrates: ‘Masks for MVMT’ Saturday Sculpture Workshop on July 22 and Living-Sculpture Garden pop-up installations on July 24 (12-2pm) and July 26 (7-9pm). Perdomo’s performative work has manifested as a modern presentation of dance and theater incorporating music, multi-media presentation, and practice from Ankoku Butoh.‎


Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11106

June 20, 2017

thingNY: 10 years in the (music) making

Date: July 23, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm

In celebration of thingNY’s 10th anniversary, the theatrically-charged new music collective is collaborating with the Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center technical audio team to present a multi-channel sound and visual installation on the theme thingNY: 10 years in the (music) making, featuring a combination of lo-fi and hi-fi speakers in an immersive, interactive environment of sensory under- and overload.

In the style of thingNY’s first experimental opera, ADDDDDDDDD, the installation simulates our activity-saturated daily life. Hours upon hours of thingNY performances, studio recordings, rehearsal audio, downtime, life deliberations, and one-offs over a ten-year span, come alive within an interactive environment, where sonic fabric is manipulated by public participants through their exploration within the space. Woven interactive textures are intermittently clean-slated by a series of new, original electronic compositions by members of the ensemble.

Varying from state-of-the-art speakers to teddy bears bleeding sound through their bellies, the over-saturation of multiple senses is inescapable amongst the piles of group memorabilia and a decade of lovable junk. Welcome to our home.

The installation will be housed in the Harvestworks studio room. An opening reception will take place on Friday, July 21st at 7pm. The reception is FREE. Admission will be FREE and open to the public on Saturday and Sunday July 22 and 23 from 4-7pm daily. All ages are welcome. The core members of thingNY will be in attendance throughout.

596 Broadway #602
New York, NY 10012
Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R to Prince, #6 to Bleecker

Support through New Music USA’s NYC New Music Impact Fund is made possible with funding from The Scherman Foundation’s Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund

July 14, 2017