Clamor in Cleveland – Ogni Suono Sax Voce

Date: December 3, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm

Ogni Suono’s program features new works exploring the wide-ranging ways of synthesizing saxophone and voice by Christopher Dietz, Kate Soper, Erin Rogers, Zach Sheets, and Dave Reminick. From haunting whispers to nonsensical shouts, each composer uniquely integrates the human voice.

Sunday with the Friends, 2:00pm
Main Library Auditorium
Lakewood Public Library
15425 Detroit Ave. in Cleveland

The event is FREE and open to the public!

December 3, 2017

Popebama, Brandon Lopez, Nina Dante – Live Improv @Pete’s Candy Store

Date: December 1, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm

We’re playing a live drawing session, it’s open to the public!

Fri, Dec 1 @6:30pm
Pete’s Candy Store
709 Lorimer St
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Popebama joins Brandon Lopez and Nina Dante THIS FRIDAY, starting at 6/6:30p for a life drawing session curated by Amy Garapic of TIGUE. The quartet will play an improvised music set accompanied by contemporary dance superstar Fiona Lundie. At 7:45p the music continues with PRIMA.

Participation is up to you. Drawing is not required, but greatly encouraged. The music & company will be bonkers regardless.

6p- Come mingle, grab a drink, a seat, & set up
6:30-745p – Draw or just enjoy as Nina, Brandon, Dennis, Erin & Fiona mesmerize your eyes & ears.
745-845p – PRIMA will perform. Keep drawing if you like.

December 3, 2017

ICE/Oliveros – The Nubian Word for Flowers; A Phantom Opera / Rainbird

Date: November 30, 2017
Time: 8:00 pm

I’ll be performing on saxophone and vocals with the International Contemporary Ensemble for the premiere of Pauline Oliveros’ opera The Nubian Word for Flowers

Thursday, November 30, 8pm
509 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Tickets HERE

Experiments in Opera, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), and M.o.M., Inc. celebrate the life and legacy of Pauline Oliveros with the premiere of her opera collaboration with writer/director IONE. Encompassing the Nubian Diaspora and the life of Lord Horatio Herbert Kitchener of Khartoum, the opera uses live performance, electronics and moving images to create a deep dream exploration of Nubian soul and Colonial Mind. EiO will present selections from Rainbird a work-in-development between EiO co-founder Aaron Siegel and director, Mallory Catlett, based on the work of author Janet Frame.

November 20, 2017

Rage Thormbones + Popebama

Date: November 29, 2017
Time: 8:00 pm

Two duos with unnecessarily nonsensical names play some weird and hard music for y’all. The amount of gear for this set is reason alone to come by. Also, we’re doing my piece Wormhole which is a deep adventure in hopping between electronic and acoustic universes with a ton of small instrumental baggage. I’m really proud of this set and this group, so don’t miss this!

Scholes Street Studio
375 Lorimer St
Brooklyn, NY
Tix: $10

the show:
erin rogers – Wormhole
dennis sullivan – Gamma Chamber


(popebama is erin rogers, saxes & other stuff; dennis sullivan, percussions & other stuff too)

Following St. Peter’s veneration in 33, Popebama formed 2000 years later in a swarm of warm honey and wooden harmonicas, collecting sounds of years past and forging textures of tomorrow. Erin Rogers (saxophones), and Dennis Sullivan (percussion), NYC-based composer-performers, apply text, electronics, and high-energy instrumental writing, to communicate to worlds beyond measly Earth (though we love Earth and the rich soil). Specializing in works conceived by Rogers, Sullivan, and composers such as Paul Pinto, Matthew Shlomowitz and Eric Wubbels, with upcoming works by Jenna Lyle, Daniel Silliman, and Andrew Greenwald, the duo has performed on the Permutations, Home Audio, Avant Garasement and Sound Traffic Concert Series, with featured appearances at the Edmonton Fringe Festival (Canada), Diabolical Records (Salt Lake City), and the Inaugural VU Symposium (Park City, UT), most recently performing for an ecstatic crowd at the 2017 New Music Gathering (Bowling Green, OH). Popebama will be featured at the inaugural SPLICE Festival at the University of Western Michigan.

RAGE THORMBONES is a collaboration between trombonists Matt Barbier and Weston Olencki. RAGE has recorded for HatHut and Populist Records, fulfilled residencies at Harvard, Stanford, NYU, and has plans to finally release some albums soon. Weston lives and works in New York and Matt in Los Angeles. They are best friends.

Facebook event HERE

October 29, 2017

Thomas Paine in Violence – Closing Night

Date: November 18, 2017
Time: 8:30 pm

I’ll be playing piano and singing for most of November. If you’re in the neighboring apartment, I apologize. Otherwise, I promise you’re going to love this new look.  There are 10 chances to catch Thomas Paine in Violence presented by HERE Arts Center in association with thingNY.  Tickets start at $25. Get them HERE!

HERE Presents
Thomas Paine in Violence

Mon. Nov. 6 – 8:30pm
Tue. Nov. 7 – 8:30pm
Thu. Nov. 9 – 8:30pm
Fri. Nov. 10 – 8:30pm
Sat. Nov. 11 – 8:30pm
Sun. Nov. 12 – 8:30pm
Wed. Nov. 15 – 8:30pm
Thu. Nov. 16 – 8:30pm
Fri. Nov. 17 – 8:30pm
Sat. Nov. 18 – 8:30pm

HERE Arts Center in association with thingNY.
Thomas Paine in Violence is an electronic psychedelic opera-sermon set in a radio station in the afterlife of the Founding Father and international activist. Joan La Barbara portrays Paine struggling to broadcast a message of economic justice amidst a whirlwind of lightning-quick singing, autotuned shock-jockery, gadgets, voices, instruments, and sonic chaos.

Created, Written, and Scored by Paul Pinto
Directed by Rick Burkhardt
Scenic Design by Carolyn Mraz
Lighting Design by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew
Sound Design by Philip White
Choreographed by Chloe Treat
Sound Engineered by Gus Callahan
Production stylist Aliza Simons
Stage Managed by Alex B. West
Starring: Joan La BarbaraChristian LuuAndrew MayerPaul Pinto, Eddie Rodriguez Jr., Erin Rogers, Mélanie GeninAndrew Livingston, Pat Muchmore, Kate Sloat, and Jeffrey Young

Additional words by Rick Burkhardt
Electronic score developed with assistance by Miguel Frasconi
Huge thanks to Ne(x)tworks, thingNY, The Industry, and Experiments in Opera for developmental support.

Photo by Benjamin Heller, graphic design by Katie Dean

October 19, 2017