Abilities Dance: Branches

Date: July 15, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm


Branches
is a virtual experience that explores the intersections of climate justice and disability justice, producing a full show from our homes to minimize carbon footprint. This dancer led production features work mainly by the dancers/choreographers of Abilities Dance in this collective mosaic spanning different cities, themes, and identities. 

Choreographed by Claire Lane, Leslie Taub, Dara Capley, Lauren Sava, Kylie Kean, Krishna Washburn, and Ellice Patterson/ Music Composed by Erin Rogers / Dancers include Kate O’Day, Scynthia Charles, Lauren Sava, Carmen Rizzo, Andrea Muñiz, Linda Lin, Leslie Taub, and Ellice Patterson

Ticket price/youtube premiere/unlimited free tickets for financial equity

Special thanks to Liberty Mutual for making this production possible

July 3, 2023

Popebama @SPLICE Institute // Western Michigan

Date: June 28, 2023
Time: 7:30 pm

Popebama will be the featured guest artist at the 2023 Splice Institute, a week-long, intensive summer program for performers, composers, and composer-performers interested in music that combines live performance and electronics. June 25–July 1, 2023 in Kalamazoo, MI.

Each year, SPLICE Institute faculty and participants present up to nine concerts featuring some of the most exciting contemporary music involving live performance and electronics. Since 2015, hundreds of works for live performance and electronics, including 123 world premieres, have been programmed at SPLICE Institute.

SPLICE presents: Popebama in Concert
Wednesday, June 28, 2023 // 7:30pm
Dalton Center, College of Fine Arts
University of Western Michigan
1300 Theatre Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Free & Open to the Public
More information HERE
June 11, 2023

Dave’s Waves ~ Jessica Pavone/Tristan Kasten-Krause/David First ~ Sonic Luncheonette Summer Solstice Spectacular

Date: June 24, 2023
Time: 8:00 pm

Dave’s Waves Sonic Luncheonette Summer Solstice Spectacular Weekend!

Friday, June 23rd 7pm-midnight
9pm—special ritual performance by the Dave’s Waves House Band Trio (Erin Rogers/Tristan Kasten-Krause/David First)
Saturday, June 24th 12pm-12am
9pm—special ritual performance by the Dave’s Waves House Band Quartet (Erin Rogers/Jessica Pavone/Tristan Kasten-Krause/David First)
Sunview Luncheonette
221 Nassau Ave
Greenpoint, BK 11222
June 22, 2023

Dave’s Waves ~ Jessica Pavone/Tristan Kasten-Krause/David First ~ Sonic Luncheonette Summer Solstice Spectacular

Date: June 23, 2023
Time: 8:00 pm

Dave’s Waves Sonic Luncheonette Summer Solstice Spectacular Weekend!

Friday, June 23rd 7pm-midnight
9pm—special ritual performance by the Dave’s Waves House Band Trio (Erin Rogers/Tristan Kasten-Krause/David First)
Saturday, June 24th 12pm-12am
9pm—special ritual performance by the Dave’s Waves House Band Quartet (Erin Rogers/Jessica Pavone/Tristan Kasten-Krause/David First)

Sunview Luncheonette
221 Nassau Ave
Greenpoint, BK 11222
June 22, 2023

New Thread Quartet: Electric Sax Vol. 1 // National Opera Center

Date: June 21, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm

New Thread Quartet: Electric Sax Vol. 1

Workings and Re-Workings
Wednesday, June 21, 2023, 7pm
Marc A. Scorca Hall, National Opera Center
330 7th Ave, 7th Flr, NYC
TICKETS & More Info

New Thread Quartet performs previous collaborations with new twists by Aron Dahl, Dennis K. Sullivan II, Ebun Oguntola, Becky Brown, and Ben Luca Robertson.
New York’s most adventurous saxophone quartet returns to the stage to present an hour of ensemble + electro-acoustic works. A residency at the University of Virginia in 2018 led to collaborations with composers Becky Brown and Ben Luca Robertson, whose works New Thread will revisit for this concert. In addition, New Thread presents re-castings of works by Aron Dahl, Ebun Oguntola, and Dennis Sullivan. In true New Thread fashion, the program features novel sounds and inspirations: from emotions researcher, Brené Brown, to garden snakes, the deeply personal to the abstract. Electric Sax Vol. 1: Workings and Re-Workings is the first offering of what will be an annual multimedia performance concert by New Thread Quartet.

Becky Brown’s some favored gem for saxophone quartet and fixed media (2018) explores the distinction between shame and guilt proposed by Brené Brown, equating phrases from Bréne Brown’s TED Talks to melodic fragments to express challenging emotional states. Ben Luca Robertson’s Opheodrys uses an interactive score to direct the performers through nested microtonal layers. The result is a thickly vibrating web of sound that evokes the chaotic and glacially-shifting environment the green snake inhabits. Aron Dahl wrote Fluid Interference for soprano saxophone, Buchla Music Easel, and video in 2022. A project that has been described as meditative, queer, and beautiful, Dahl’s new adaptation for quartet promises an immersive sonic and visual experience that extends and deepens this expressive work. Ebun Oguntola’s Interim, was composed for a trio of saxophones + electronics featuring the players of New Thread. Oguntola received the Composers Now: First Commission Award in January 2022 to compose this work, and to encourage artistic potential and creative development. This will be the first in-person performance.

Dennis K. Sullivan, II’s As Above, So Below (2018/2023) is three movement work for amplified saxophone quartet with fixed media, transducer/object installation, lighting and custom built light reactive circuits. The piece draws on practices from Sullivan’s own output as a percussionist, electronics performer and instrument builder. As well as for their contemporary playing techniques, Sullivan uses the saxophones as a conical amplifier for all sorts of harsh and abrasive noise provided by the electronics. In turn, the electronics function as an extension of the saxophones and sometimes, an ensemble all to themselves. Sullivan wrote the first movement in 2018, and added two additional movements to premiere in this performance.

New Thread Quartet is delighted to be joined by saxophonist Eric Troiano on alto saxophone. A guest artist at the Asia Pacific Saxophone Academy, Singapore Saxophone Symposium, Great Plains Saxophone Workshop, among others, Troiano is also a founding member of the Viridian Saxophone Quartet. The VSQ won top prizes in the North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition, Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, Coleman Chamber Music Competition, and the MTNA National Chamber Music Competition. Troiano is Assistant Professor of Saxophone at Ithaca College.

New Thread Quartet ensemble members are Jonathan Hulting-Cohen (soprano saxophone), Erin Rogers (tenor saxophone) and Zach Herchen (baritone saxophone). NTQ will be joined by guest artist Eric Troiano (alto saxophone).

This concert is presented by New Thread Quartet and is open to the public. Tickets are $10 online and at the door.

THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED, IN PART, BY PUBLIC FUNDS FROM THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS (NYSCA).

May 23, 2023