thingNY: 10 years in the (music) making

Date: July 21, 2017
Time: 7:00 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


May 8, 2017

Thoreau Bicentennial: Not Less Than the Good // New Thread Quartet

Date: July 19, 2017
Time: 8:00 pm


January 1, 2017

“Jaw Box” @ mise-en Festival

Date: June 24, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm
Delighted that “Jaw Box” was selected for performance at the 2017 mise-en Festival. Saxophonist Geoff Landman will perform the solo soprano saxophone work on the mise-en Festival marathon:
June 24, 2017, 4P-10P
Taipei Cultural Center
1 E 42nd St
New York, NY 10017


April 24, 2017

Vocal Meditations Workshop | Creating Music Together

Date: June 17, 2017
Time: 9:30 am

Music for Contemplation (MuFoCo), in cooperation with Our Lady of Mount Carmel Williamsburg presents a daylong workshop including silence, vocal meditations, and basic exercises to create music together. Over the course of the day, the group will create and rehearse new music and present it at a public concert in the evening. No prior experience necessary.

Lead by Craig Shepard (MuFoCo), Tony Geballe (Guitar Craft) and myself, the workshop begins at 9:30 am. Public performance at 8:05 pm. Suggested donation: $40 for workshop, $15 for the concert. Read about past workshops below. Everyone is welcome to join the concert which will include music coming into the world for the first time, created over the course of the day by workshop participants. To apply for the workshop, email craig[at]craigshepard[dot]net, tell us who you are and why you want to join.

Church of the Annunciation
295 N 5th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211

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June 14, 2017

New Thread @Morgan Library

Date: June 2, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm

Composer David Morneau‘s “Not Less Than the Good” will receive its official premiere at The Morgan Library on June 2 in celebration of Henry David Thoreau‘s Bicentennial (1817-2017).

Woven into the fabric of this hour-long work for saxophone quartet and electronics, poet J. D. McClatchy will recite excerpts from Thoreau’s Walden.

The exhibition This Ever New Self: Thoreau and his Journal will be open at 6:30 pm for program attendees.

Friday, June 2, 7:30 pm
$25; $20 for members

December 20, 2016