Guest Composer // Charlotte New Music Festival

Date: June 21, 2018

Thrilled to be named winner of the Charlotte New Music Festival composition competition for my work “Urban Composites.” It will be premiered at the 2018 Charlotte New Music Festival by the Red Clay Saxophone Quartet on June 22, 2018.

On June 21 and 22, I will be a guest composer-in-residence at the festival, presenting talks on my work and working with composition fellows alongside a talented roster of artists:
John Allemeier
Craig Bove
Kyong Mee Choi
Mara Gibson
Dorothy Hindman
Joel Hoffman

Composers, you can apply for the 2018 workshop until February 28. Hope to see you in Charlotte!

Jun 21-22, 2018
Charlotte, NC

More Info:

Check back for PROGRAM details.

November 21, 2017

Popebama :: Tuesday Night Mega Power Concerts :: Arete Gallery

Date: June 19, 2018
Time: 9:00 pm

Will Lang Presents: Tuesday Night Mega Power Concerts

June 19th


7 pm – Bit Flip Radio (Nicole Camacho/Drake Anderson) 

9 pm – Popebama (Erin Rogers/Dennis Sullivan) 

Popebama: Erin Rogers (saxophones) / Dennis Sullivan (percussion), NYC-based composer-performers, apply
text, electronics, and high-energy instrumental writing to communicate to audiences through virtuosic execution of non- traditional sounds.

More info HERE

May 11, 2018

New Thread Quartet // Ilgenfritz @The Stone

Date: June 15, 2018
Time: 8:30 pm

6/15 Friday 
8:30 pm
Hypercolor & New Thread Quartet
Lukas Ligeti (drums) James Ilgenfritz (electric bass) Eyal Maoz (guitar) Geoffrey Landman, Kristen McKeon, Erin Rogers, Zach Herchen (saxes)
Brand-new music by Hypercolor PLUS World Premiere for New Thread Quartet.

THE STONE is located in
The New School
Glass Box Theatre
55 west 13th street
near 6th ave

Event listing HERE

March 28, 2018

Popebama @Re:Sound 2018 // Cleveland Uncommon Sound Project

Date: June 8, 2018
Time: 8:00 pm

Re:Sound is an annual new music festival that brings together and showcases pioneers in the arts with diverse programming at venues throughout Cleveland.



Stephan Haluska
Nick Zoulek
Ben Willis

By connecting local and visiting artists, the festival further propels the innovation and artistry flourishing in Northeast Ohio.

Check out the incredible lineup for Re:Sound 2018 here!

February 14, 2018

thingNY + Varispeed: Musical Voices Around the Table (Roulette)

Date: May 30, 2018
Time: 8:00 pm

Three works of vocal chamber music performed around a communal table. thingNY premieres a new music-theater work by Rick Burkhardt and a selection of songs from Gelsey Bell’s work-in-development RolodexVarispeed, with additional members from thingNY, performs their new arrangement of Kenneth Gaburo’s masterpiece Maledetto from 1968.

Rick Burkhardt’s Passovercommissioned for thingNY, is a performance-ritual for six singing/speaking instrumentalists seated at a dinner table on which there lies a double bass. Each performer relates the story of a friend’s escape: from a bad marriage, from an unfair situation at work, from a run-in with a traffic cop, from an ethically compromising opportunity, from an awkward family dinner. Ultimately, it becomes clear that all of these friends form one collective identity. 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.

thingNY gives a taste of its opera-in-development with a short selection of songs from Gelsey Bell’s Rolodex, in which the ensemble surrounds the interrogation table to investigate a crime, calling on witnesses from a rolodex that doubles as a musical score.

Finally, thingNY is joined by Varispeed to celebrate the semicentennial of Kenneth Gaburo’s 1968 cult-classic Maledetto with a new homespun arrangement. Maledetto is a fusion of taxonomy lecture, absurdist inner dialogue, Dadaist choral music, and your uncle’s dirty jokes for seven “virtuoso speakers.” It is the masterwork for Gaburo’s theories of compositional linguistics. Varispeed’s arrangement updates the piece for the twenty-first century by splitting up the original authoritative voice among the collective and passing the seven roles around the table, like a dinner platter, in an attempt to uncouple patriarchy and heterosexuality from the piece’s incredible exploration of the vocalist as singer, storyteller, and orchestra.

May 30, 2018 – 8:00pm
509 Atlantic Ave.
Brooklyn, NY

Tickets HERE

Rick Burkhardt – Passover*
Gelsey Bell – Songs from Rolodex*
Kenneth Gaburo – Maledetto**

*premiere performance
**world premiere arrangement

“Doctor” Gelsey Bell – voice, percussion 
Andrew “Doc” Livingston – voice, bass
Paul “Tor” Pinto – voice, percussion 
Erin “Doc Tor” Rogers – voice, saxophone 
Dave “Tordoc” Ruder – voice, clarinet
Jeffrey “Rot Cod” Young – voice, violin
Brian “Cod Rot” McCorkle – voice
Aliza “The Fist” Simons – voice

March 13, 2018