WEDNESDAY 9/27/17 ~ LAGUARDIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE, LITTLE THEATER, 7PM
My piece "Black Meadow" will be premiered cellist Kate Dillingham as part of Laguardia Community College's concert of music faculty works. I was recently hired at LAGCC to teach.
SUNDAY 10/8/17 ~ UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI FROST SCHOOL, CLAR
My father, renown tenor John Duykers, will be presenting an aria called "Thousands of Years" from my forthcoming opera, BOTH EYES OPEN, about the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII to be premiered across the U.S. in 2019 with the Paul Dresher Ensemble. http://news.miami.edu/frost/events/#/?i=2
THURSDAY 1/25/18 ~ NATIONAL OPERA CENTER, NYC, 7:30PM
My piece "Black Meadow" will be performed as part of a special New York Composers Circle concert, but cellist Craig Hultgren.
MONDAY 3/19/18 ~ NATIONAL OPERA CENTER, NYC, 7:30PM
My piece "Arborescence" will be performed by renown pianist Craig Ketter as part of NYCC's regular 2017-18 season.
MONDAY 3/26/18 ~ RODEF SHALOM CONGREGATION, PITTSBURGH, PA
The Beo String Quartet will perform my piece "Glass Blue Cleft" http://www.beostringquartet.com
Friday 2/10/17 ~ IBeam, Brooklyn, 8:30pm
My piece "Arborescence" for piano will be premiered by Stephen Gosling as part of Antisocial Music's concert of solo works. http://antisocialmusic.org/performances/DrinksAloneYetAgain.shtml https://www.facebook.com/events/1721951484787085/
Sunday 3/5/17 ~ Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn, 6pm
My group Ensemble Ipse will be premiering my new piece "Folding Music" for sextet. We're also very pleased to be presenting "viivvi", a new commission by Larry Polansky, the U.S. premiere of "M.O.N.T.A.G.E." by Jae-Moon Lee (the selection from our 2017 Call for Scores), and recent works by Robert Carl, Kirsten Broberg, and Joseph Di Ponio. Performances by Margaret Lancaster, Christa Van Alstine, Esther Noh, Stephen Gosling, Matt Ward, and guest performer Caitlin Sullivan. http://www.ipsemusic.com/ https://www.facebook.com/events/235790530197885/
Friday 3/24/17 ~ National Opera Center, NYC, 7:30pm
Antisocial Music presents a concert of premieres including accordion. My new piece "End of String" for accordion and piano four hands will be performed by Will Holshouser, Theresa Rosas, and Paul Kerekes. http://antisocialmusic.org/performances/AforAccordion.shtml
Sunday 4/2/17 ~ New Paltz United Methodist Church, New Paltz, 3pm
I'm thrilled to be part of this concert by the Poné Ensemble where they will perform my piece "Scatterloop" for violin and piano. http://www.poneensemble.org/index.html
Tuesday 4/18/17 ~ Saint Peters Church, NYC, 7pm
I'm producing this concert of NYCC composers, where my piece "The Way In" will be performed by Zen Wu, Kate Dillingham, and Craig Ketter. http://newyorkcomposerscircle.org/calendar-2/
Friday 5/19/17 ~ Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn, 7pm
The March concert by Antisocial Music will be repeated, featuring my piece "End of String" for accordion and piano four hands.
Wednesday 6/28/17 ~ 6th Annual Charlotte New Music Festival, Charlotte, NC
My piece "Glass Blue Cleft" for string quartet has been selected as the winner of the 2nd Annual National Charlotte New Music & Beo String Quartet Composition Competition, and will be performed by the Beo String Quartet. I'll be excited to work with this acclaimed group and to travel to NC! http://charlottenewmusic.org/ https://www.facebook.com/beostringquartet/
9/13/16 WINCHESTER CULTURAL CENTER, LAS VEGAS 7pm
Act I of my chamber opera Both Eyes Open will have a semi-staged workshop premiere at the Winchester Cultural Center in Las Vegas. Our piece is presented through the Nevada Encounters of New Music (NEON) Festival, and features performers Kelvin Chan, Kalean Ung, John Duykers, Joel Davel & Marja Mutru of the Paul Dresher Ensemble, members of Nextet, and is conducted by Virko Baley, with video projections by Kwame Bruan and direction by Melissa Weaver. Over the past several years I've been working closely with librettist Philip Kan Gotanda on this haunting story of betrayal and redemption about a Japanese-American farmer who loses everything when he is sent to an internment camp during WWII. Our plan is for the full premiere in the Fall of 2017 in San Francisco. https://www.evensi.us/both-eyes-open-opera-winchester-cultural-center/185509854
9/23/16 TenRI CULTURAL INSTITUTE, NYC 8pm
My new group Ensemble Ipse has its inaugural concert featuring new works written for us by artistic adviser Miguel Frasconi and co-cirector Joseph Di Ponio.
6/4/16 - Symphony Space Thalia, NYC, 7:30pm
I am co-producing New York Composer Circle's Gala Concert at Symphony Space Thalia on 6/4/16. My piece Cut and Fold will be performed by Gregor Kitzis, violin; Dave Eggar, cello; and Christopher Oldfather, piano. I can't wait to work with these esteemed musicians! Details here: http://nycomposerscircle.org/events/event/gala-concert-featuring-the-winner-of-the-nycc-2015-composition-competition/
5/28/16 - National Opera Center, NYC, 8pm
Violinist Esther Noh and pianist Maxim Pakhomov will give the world premiere of Scatterloop, a fun bright piece I wrote for them this winter. The concert is also presented by Antisocial Music and several other composers will be featured. Stay tuned for more details!
5/12/16 - Composers Concordance Concert - Goddard Riverside - Bernie Wohl Center, NYC, 8pm
Margaret Lancaster is curating a concert for Composers Concordance, which will include her performance of my music theater piece Flame for flute and mixed media.
3/11/16 - IBeam, Brooklyn, 8:30pm
This Friday Margaret Lancaster will perform our new music theater piece Flame for flute and fixed media. The piece is based on the Russian movie "Stalker" (1979) by Andrei Tarkovsky, a highly influential and impossible to describe abstract masterpiece. The concert is presented by Antisocial Music, with pieces by Ty Citerman, Daniel Felsenfeld, Andrea La Rose, Pat Muchmore, Ed Rosenberg. More info here: http://ibeambrooklyn.com/ http://www.antisocialmusic.org/performances/DrinksAloneAgainAgainAgain.shtml
1/29/16 - U.C. Berkeley, Department of Music, 125 Morrison Hall
This Friday, 1/29/16 at 7:30pm, U.C. Berkeley's Center for Japanese Studies, Department of Music, Department of Theater, Dance & Performance, and First Look Sonoma are partnering to produce a 30-minute workshop of my chamber opera Both Eyes Open with a libretto by Philip Kan Gotanda, and featuring singers John Duykers, Kalen Ung, actor Hesed Kim, and Marja Mutru and Joel Davel of the Paul Dresher Ensemble. We will also be doing two more music workshops of the entire 90-minute piece (scored for singers, actor, pierrot sextet and chorus) at the University of Nevada and at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA later this year. The premiere is planned in 2017 with the Paul Dresher Ensemble in San Francisco and NYC.
Through haunting dreams and memories, Both Eyes Open tells the story of a Japanese-American farmer whose life was ripped apart after being interned during WWII. A mythical character, the Daruma Doll, and the ghost of his wife, Catherine, come to life to guide him and pull him from the brink of despair. We have been working on this project for several years and I'm thrilled it is finally coming to fruition!
8/13/15 - The Concert Space at Beethoven Pianos, NYC
Project 142 presents the Curtis Stewart Ensemble. Curtis will perform my new piece Near and Hollow for violin and two MIDI foot controllers. 7:30pm
6/21/15 - National Opera Center, NYC
Kamala Sankaram, Pat Muchmore, and Rima Fand will premiere my new piece The Way In for soprano, cello, and piano, based on the poem by Rainer Maria Rilke, as part of Antisocial Music's concert of new operatic works. 8:00pm.
6/18/15 - The Spring street Loft, nyc
Curtis Stewart will perform my new piece Near and Hollow for violin and two MIDI foot controllers, as part of Antisocial Music's concert of new works. 8:00pm.
5/8/15 - IBeam, Brooklyn
Curtis Stewart will premiere my new piece Near and Hollow for violin and two MIDI foot controllers, as part of Antisocial Music's concert of new works. 8:30pm.
4/21/15 - Saint Peters Church, NYC
Margaret Lancaster, Esther Noh, John Popham, and Stephen Gosling will premiere my new piece Dark Body for flute, violin, cello, and piano, as part of The New York Composers Circle concert, which I am producing. 7:30pm.
10/24/14 - Benzaquen Hall, DiMenna Center, NYC
Christa Van Alstine will give the NY premiere of Theia for bass clarinet, two MIDI foot controllers and bar chimes as part of a special New York Composers Circle concert at the Benzaquen Hall, DiMenna Center at 7:30pm.
10/18/14 - Symphony Space Thalia, NYC
Yvonne Troxler and The Glass Farm Ensemble recently commissioned Cut and Fold for viola, cello and prepared piano, and will give the world premiere at Symphony Space Thalia on Saturday October 18th at 8pm.
10/9/14 - Marigny Opera House, New Orleans, LA
Christa Van Alstine will give the world premiere of Theia for bass clarinet, two MIDI foot controllers and bar chimes at the Verspiel New Music festival on Thursday October 9th at 8pm.
8/12/14 - Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC
Curtis Stewart will perform After Lightness for solo violin at the Cornelia Street Cafe at 8:30pm. The piece was premiered by Antisocial Music and composed for Curtis in 2013.
5/23/14 - Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland OR.
Third Angle New Music will give the world premiere of A Breath of Arches for string quartet and four MIDI foot controllers. The piece was commissioned by the Third Angle/Russell New Ideas in Music Competition.
5/4/14 - Doc Rando Recital Hall - University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Nextet, the new music ensemble of the University of Nevada, will give a workshop premiere of The Potato King of Block 72. The piece was composed for John Duykers, tenor, Joel Davel, Marimba Lumina, and pierrot sextet, and commissioned by the Jerome Foundation. Click here to view a teaser clip
2/18/14 - Saint Peter's Church, NYC
The Glass Farm Ensemble will give the world premiere of Deep Lines for flute, clarinet, violin, and cello.
My new group Ensemble Ipse is selected for an award from New Music USA to commission Miguel Frasconi and Larry Polansky for inaugural 2016-17 season.
The Potato King of Block 72 is awarded a commission from New Music USA, and a premiere with the Paul Dresher Ensemble is planned for the 2016-2017 season on the East and West Coasts.
A Breath of Arches for string quartet and four MIDI foot controllers was commissioned by and awarded the grand prize for the Third Angle/Russell New Ideas In Music Competition.
Glass Blue Cleft for string quartet chosen as the winner of the New York Composers Circle and Music Now Competitions.
I have been chosen as the composer-in-residence for Ironworks on the Edge, a contemporary dance and dance-documentary production company run by long-time collaborator Amy Yopp-Sullivan. Ironworks has just commissioned The Table Where We Met, an evening-length piece for violin and processed string quartet samples. Violinist Esther Noh will give the premiere in the Fall of 2012, featuring samples of her strinq quartet Praxis.
I've been invited to spend the summer in Sardinia, Italy at the Le Ville Matte Music Residency, sponsored by the capital city of Cagliari. A new piece, Sette Momenti for flute, violin, viola and piano will commissioned by the program, and visiting composers and performers will give lessons and masterclasses. Sette Momenti will be premiered and professionally recorded.
Apricots of Andjuar (a predecessor to The Potato King of Block 72) is awarded a commission from the Jerome Foundation's JFunds Commissioning Program.
Glass Blue Cleft recorded by the Escher String Quartet, is now available on Bridge Records.
Theatre Music: The Singles is now available on iTunes, Amazon, Napster, and eMusic. This is a collection of music I wrote for various theatrical productions from 1998-2006.