EMERGENTS II: YAZ LANCASTER + KRIS KULDKEPP + ÉMILIE GIRARD-CHAREST(January 15, 2021) - online, 7 PM EDT - The second online Emergents project of 2020/21 features string players with broad creative practices. Across three solo sets, Kris Kuldkepp, Émilie Girard Charest and Yaz Lancaster delve into new sonic exploration of classical string instruments—blending backgrounds in composition, improvisation, performance and interdisciplinary art. Yaz will premiere my miniature Homonym I wrote for them and the performance can get streamed for free via the link above.
Arts, Letters, & Numbers (December 6, 2020) - Arts Letters & Numbers is thrilled to present the CMO Virtual Concert that will take place on Sunday, December 6th, 2020 at 2:30pm ET, a result of this year’s Creative Music Online led by composer/pianist Michael Harrison, co-taught by cellist Ashley Bathgate, composer/percussionist/vocalist/filmmaker Payton MacDonald and composer Reiko Fueting. Cellist Ashley Bathgate and composer Payton MacDonald will also be performing a select number of new works composed for them by participants in what we hope will be an opportunity to explore a new performance medium in a safe and welcoming environment.
Tiny Works With Tiny Interviews(November 20, 2020) - 2 PM EST, Virtual concert, Stephanie Lamprea, soprano, will conduct short interviews and perform tiny works, featuring Erich Barganier, Nicole DeMario, David Howell, Kim Osberg, Drew Swatosh, Alan Theiesen, and Ian Wiese.
Art Has To Be Contagious (September 25 - 27, 2020) - Swt-Kulturwerk, Tübingen, Germany - I have a piece presented as part of a sound installation that will be open to the socially-distanced public later in September. A melody was created and given to a selection of composers, with the intent of each musician to re-imagine it. My version and more information on the project can be found through the link.
Bang On A Can LOUD Weekend(July 31 - Aug 2 2020) - Mass MoCA, Massachusetts, USA - I am part of the Bang on a Can Summer Institute and have a commissioned piece on the festival that I am currently working on. Postponed due to COVID-19
Westben Performer-Composer Residency(July 2020) - I am co-creating and performing on a new work called iso- with a handful of performer-composers around the world that will be featured online. See the link for more details.
NYCEMF 2020 Virtual Festival(ongoing, online) - A Taxidermy of Negative Space was programmed in this year's NYCEMF virtual concert. Click the link to visit the concert page.
Modern Notebook - WSMR(June 7, 2020) - radio, 8 PM EST - 10 PM EST - Tyler Kline is featuring my solo flute piece, Fox Wedding (performed by Robin Meiksins) on Tampa Bay's FM 89.1.
Resonance Cafe (April 29, 2020) - Montreal, CAN - Cancelled due to COVID-19
Improv@CIRMMT(February 11, 2020) - Montreal, Quebec. La Vitrola. 8:30 PM. A new work with dancer Vânia Eger Pontes for video, fixed media and T-Stick (a digital music instrument).
Pulsing and Shaking Festival(February 1, 2020)- New York City, NY. Performance of The Veneer Melts with Connie Li and Yaz Lancaster. NYU Steinhardt, room 303
Research on Contemporary Composition (October 26, 2019) - The University of North Georgia announces the 2019 Research on Contemporary Composition Conference, to be held at the University of North Georgia, October 26, 2019. The conference will feature music performances and research focused on music composed within the past 15 years. Performance of A Drunk Man Will Find His Way Home But A Drunk Bird May Get Lost Forever and The Veneer Melts, 3:50 PM.
7pm-9pm At Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Pl., Brooklyn, NYC. 8$ at the door
Limited edition album tote bags with download codes will be available for sale, as well as lots more PPR merch!
Sandbox Percussion Showcase(July 27, 2019) - Brooklyn, NY, National Sawdust. 12:30 PM.Hailed by the Washington Post for their “high-end playfulness” and “jaw-dropping virtuosity”, Sandbox Percussion present the NYU Sandbox Percussion Showcase, the culmination of their annual percussion seminar, featuring works by Andy Akiho, Erich Barganier, Viet Cuong, Lou Harrison, Amy Beth Kirsten, and Julia Wolfe. Players will conjure eclectic soundscapes from traditional instruments, like marimbas and vibraphones, as well as unorthodox objects like glass bottles, tin cans, and tuned metal pipes. The result is a dazzling showcase of the contemporary percussion ensemble and all that it can do.
FED Social (July 25, 2019) - 7 PM, FED Social, 307 W 121st St, New York, NY, USA It’s the apocalypse - now what? Let’s celebrate!! Society has collapsed and we’re giving it a grand send-off with an End of the World Community Table. Adriana Jones will regale us with how it all went wrong in a rendition of her one-woman show, Apocalypse Around the Corner, as composer Erich Barganier provides musical insight into chaos and noise. Join us for a night of dystopian jollity, with post-apocalyptic foragers fare and an extra-indestructible dessert! International Computer Music Conference (June 20, 2019) - New York City, Hebrew Union College 1:30 PM, Light Shards with Esther Lamneck.
Quince(May 12, 2019) - Provincetown Playhouse, NYC, 8 PM. The premiere of a new piece I am writing for the vocal quartet, Quince.
NYU New Music Ensemble (May 12, 2019) - Frederick Loewe Theatre, NYC 5 PM. The New York/USA premiere of Shame Loops by Esther Lamneck's New Music Ensemble.
Bearthoven (May 9, 2019) - Scholes Street Studio, Brooklyn, 8 PM The premiere of "When The Angel's Share Runs Dry," a piece I'm writing for bearthoven + electronics. Composers' Ensemble (May 8, 2019) - Provincetown Playhouse, NYC, 8 PM. The premiere of The Most Beautiful Trees I Could Ever Imagine.
Contemporary Music Ensemble(May 6, 2019) - Frederick Loewe Theatre, NYC, 8 PM, NYUCME is proud to present the world premieres of 5 new works by NYU Composers: J. Taylor Arnold, Erich Barganier, Sam Kaseta, Nicholas Kmet, Toshihisa Tsuruoka, as well as Per Nørgård’s Three Nocturnal Movements
W2 (May 4, 2019) - So Percussion Studio, NYC, 8 PM, Washington Squared percussion duo will be premiering my marimba duo, Bastards of Empty Space
A Very Small Consortium(April 2, 2019) - University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, 6:30. This innovative ensemble consisting of UWGB music faculty and friends performs “miniature morsels of music” that either consist of 100 or fewer or last one minute or less. The eclectic repertoire for this concert will be drawn from pieces submitted to our yearly international call for scores. They are premiering my piece My Bones Are My Vessels.
Diffrazioni Multimedia Festival (March 27 - 31, 2019) - Florence, Italy. The premiere of Shame Loop for mixed open ensemble and Light Shards, a newly composed work with Esther Lamneck
Pulsing and Shaking (February 25, 2019)- Frederick Loewe Theatre, NYC, Time TBD. Featuring A Drunk Man Will Find His Way Home But A Drunk Bird May Get Lost Forever
New Music Ensemble (February 23, 2019) - Frederick Loewe Theatre, 5 PM, NYC. A performance with Esther Lamneck of Light Shards.
First Stages (February 23, 2019) - Provincetown Playhouse NYC, 8 PM, the premiere of a new piece I am writing for four alto/soprano voices.
In C(February 20, 2019) - Doors at 7, Le Poisson Rouge, NYC. I'm playing mandolin on the Terry Riley piece.
Mix Nouveau Percussion (December 10, 2018) - Frederick Loewe Theatre, NYC, 8 PM, free admission. The premiere of my percussion piece The Fire That Covers The Prayer of Fair Weather.
Mix Nouveau (December 11, 2018) - Provincetown Playhouse NYC, 8 PM. Free admission. The premiere of a new violin duo The Veneer Melts
Into Moloch (December 5, 2018) - NYU Steinhardt, room 303 - the premiere of my chamber ensemble piece Into Moloch. Also, I perform about 3 other pieces on mandolin.
Bleep Bloop (October 28, 2018) - NYU Steinhardt, Free Admission 8 PM. Boris Nazarov and myself will perform my piece Калі я адкрыў вочы.
Provincetown Playhouse (November 18, 2018) - Provincetown Playhouse NYC, 8 PM, free admission. The premiere of a piece I wrote for synth and multichannel sound diffusion performed by Borah Han. Also 10 other works by NYU composers.
NYU Youth Music Festival (October 13, 2018) - Frederick Loewe Theatre, NYC, 2 PM, free admission. The premiere of A False Geometry for violin duo.
N.E.O. SOUNDS Orchestra (September 25, 2018) - The North East Ohio (N.E.O.) orchestra will be conducting a reading of my orchestral work, Tokka, in Akron, Ohio.
NKU Faculty Harp Recital (September 7, 2018) - Joseph Rebman will perform Junshi as part of his harp faculty recital at Northern Kentucky University. 7 - 8 PM
Resident Alien /// DARKFEST(August 1, 2018) -As part of Darkfest at The Tank, the audience will observe as performers are guided through a unique process of groupwork tnamed Group Listening*. The objective of Resident Alien is for the performers to transform a fixed electronic piece into a structured, live sound performance. One designated performer will play the role of the alien; they will be listening to a completely different electronic media piece on headphones while the other players are listening through speakers. Throughout their performance, the group will continuously shape their (re)constructed composition by alternating between attentive listening, improvising, and exchanging verbal feedback. They must reckon with the question of what it means to succeed as a group. In doing so, Resident Alien metaphorically facilitates a process of assimilation between the alien and the rest of the group via this performance practice. I am performing in this - Show at 7 PM Righteous Girls(June 19, 2018) - Righteous Girls will perform я забыўся як выпакутаваць at Spectrum in Brooklyn. Show starts at 7:30.
Mostly Modern Festival(June 7, 2018) - Joseph Rebman will be performing the world premier of my solo harp piece, Junshi. 7:30 PM in Elm Hall at Skidmore College - Chamber Concert 1, Solo Night.
The New Music Gathering (May 17 - 19, 2018) - Boston Conservatory at Berklee, 11 AM, The Baker-Barganier Duo will present Friction of Distance.
The Righteous Girls /// Borah Han(May 6, 2018) - @ The Provincetown Playhouse, NYC. Show at 3 PM. The group will be playing a piece I wrote for them. Additionally, Borah Han will be performing the world premiers of two piano pieces that I wrote!
The New Music Ensemble(May 6, 2018) - At The Loewe Theatre, NYC, show begins at 5. The premier of Калі я адкрыў вочы by Esther Lamneck's New Music Ensemble.
Precarious Sounds (Febuary 16, 2018) - Precarious Sounds // Sounding Sanctuary, hosted by NYU's FAS Music Department, will unfold over two days through a series of panels, performances, and multimedia installations in a conference that engages on sound as it supports migrant rights and fights precarity today and throughout history. Two evening concerts, six installations, and one late-night event feature over twenty composers and performers who explore precarity and sanctuary through chamber pieces, found objects, and sonic technologies. These pieces and installations evoke ecosystems in danger, the limits of the human body, America’s history of enslavement, the surveillance state, and memory as precarity and sanctuary. In addition, 18 presenters discuss aural legacies of colonialism, soundscapes of precarity, mediation of struggle, listening practices across the Mexico-U.S. border, sonic blackness, and silence as sanctuary. Featured events include a keynote by Prof. Josh Kun on Friday afternoon, and a multimedia exhibit in NYU Bobst Library’s Avery Fisher Center.
Toy Pianos after Dark (January 6, 2018)- Festival Founder and Director, Elizabeth A. Baker performs with her duo partner Erich Barganier at Cage Brewing, in a special late night concert as part of the 2018 Florida International Toy Piano Festival. The Baker-Barganier Duo will be joined by Montreal-based composer/percussionist Preston Beebe.
I Found a Pearl in the Wall this Morning (December 18, 2017) - Orlando, FL The Gallery at Avalon Island, 7 PM - I Found a Pearl in the Wall this Morning features a performer as a non-descript automaton following directions from a remote anonymous source via real-time internet document on a tablet. The audience interacts with the “Autonomous Controller” through a group text messaging application that conceals the phone numbers of audience members. A dystopian micro-society is created within the audience as the application boots members out of the group when someone is idle for too long, and due to the fact that the “Anonymous Controller” will make choices as to which of the audience suggestions are sent to the automaton.
The Autonomous Controller’s prompts to the Automaton range from musical instructions to movement instructions to interaction with the audience and performance space. The Automaton constantly carries a tablet with them to see the prompts from the Anonymous Controller.
In addition to controlling the Automaton, the Anonymous Controller manipulates the electronic synthesizers and effects processing on physical instruments in the performance space from a remote location.. The Automaton reacts immediately to the commands, inwardly realizing the possibilities of their world through interaction with physical instruments, while other commands demand that the Automaton reaches outside of their inner dialogue to explore the outer universe of audience and physical performance space.
Improtech at University of Pennsylvania(December 13, 2017) - (Lecture) The concept of a laptop orchestra has become entrenched in academia and is not necessarily accessible to those with limited technological abilities. This talk deals with how we can democratize laptop orchestras, strategies for how to organize any group of people with access to a laptop and Supercollider into a laptop orchestra, and strategies to connect participants remotely. This talk will also address the laptop orchestra as an effective pedagogical tool as a STEM project in Hackerspaces and Makerspaces.
TISCH School of Dance Concert(December 1 - 2 2017) - Jack Crystal Theater, 5th Floor NYU Tisch School of the Arts 111 Second Avenue, Floor 3 NY, NY 10003 - My piece, Crossroads in a Fever Dream will score a new choreography by Ayala Abrams. The show starts at 7:30 PM, admission is free.
Grad Composers' Collective Fall Concert (November 19, 2017) - A collection of new compositions by NYU composers will be premiered. The event will take place at the Provincetown Playhouse at 8 PM. Admission is free. I will premier Three Bagatelles for bassoon and electronics.
Immersion Room(November 15, 2017) - I will be presenting Rakka at 7:30 PM in the immersion room at NYU's Bobst Library with a few other composers for a night of electroacoustic music.
NYU Mix: NYU Percussion Ensemble (October 23, 2017) - My percussion piece, Bird-Scattered, will receive its world premier alongside 9 other newly composed works. The event takes place at the Frederick Loewe Theatre, 7:30 PM. Free event.
A Concert of New Music (October 15, 2017) - I will be performing a collaborative piece, Sunyata, for electric guitar, supercollider and microphones that have been transformed into bells with Toshi Tsuruoka at The Tank in downtown NYC 312 W 36th St. Tickets are $15 and the show begins at 3 PM
NYU Youth Music Festival(October 14, 2017) - Fox Wedding will be getting its live premier at this concert, featuring a slew of new works performed by children between 6 - 17 years of age. The concert will take place at Saturday at 7pm in Frederick Loewe Theater (35 West 4th street). This is a free event.