Ensemble Dal Niente premieres "stutter-step the concept" at the Ear Taxi Festival
Oct
7
7:30 pm19:30

Ensemble Dal Niente premieres "stutter-step the concept" at the Ear Taxi Festival

  • Harris Theater

Chicago's Ensemble Dal Niente premieres stutter-step the concept, a new ensemble work.  That piece, which attempts to confront the massive influence hip-hop has had on me, will be presented alongside world premieres by Pierce Gradone and Jeff Parker.  The Spektral Quartet, playing music by Tomeka Reid, George Lewis, and Samuel Adams, shares the bill.

Grant Wallace Band at the Hungry Brain
Jun
6
9:00 pm21:00

Grant Wallace Band at the Hungry Brain

  • Hungry Brain

The Grant Wallace Band returns to Chicago to present a new album of material featuring a brand new sound.  Come join us at the Hungry Brain for a fun evening with a lot of new material.  Admission is Free!

Will Lang Plays Prosodia Daseia
May
21
7:00 pm19:00

Will Lang Plays Prosodia Daseia

  • Spectrum NYC

Will Lang premieres the solo version of Prosodia Daseia alongside exciting music by Joan Arnau Pamies, Guy Barash, Adam Zahller, Jeremy Howard, and Zach Seely at New York's coziest new music venue, Spectrum.

loadbang premeries Cut Teeth
Mar
13
7:30 pm19:30

loadbang premeries Cut Teeth

  • National Opera Center

New York-based quartet loadbang presents the world premiere of Cut Teeth (2015) alongside music by Paula Matthusen, Judah Adashi, Baljinder Sekhon, Binna Kim, and Scott Worthington.

Spektral Quartet Album Release at the Logan Center
Jan
31
3:00 pm15:00

Spektral Quartet Album Release at the Logan Center

  • Logan Center for the Arts - Performance Penthouse

The Spektral Quartet follows up its Mayne Stage album release with a performance at the University of Chicago's Logan Center.  They will present selections from the new album including sections of Hack.

Spektral Quartet Album Release at Mayne Stage
Jan
29
8:00 pm20:00

Spektral Quartet Album Release at Mayne Stage

  • Mayne Stage

The Spektral Quartet unleashes its second album, "Serious Business", including my string quartet Hack (2015) alongside music by Dave Reminick, Sky Macklay, and Papa Haydn.  The release show will feature selections from the album.

Spektral Quartet at Fermilab
Jan
24
2:30 pm14:30

Spektral Quartet at Fermilab

  • Fermilab - 2nd Floor Art Gallery

The Spektral Quartet brings material from their forthcoming album to Fermilab's concert series.  Alongside the music of Sky Macklay, David Reminick, Haydn, and Schubert, they will present some excerpts from Hack.

Third Coast Percussion at NUNC
Nov
7
5:00 pm17:00

Third Coast Percussion at NUNC

  • Bienen School of Music

Third Coast Percussion presents a revised version of On Tenterhooks (2013) as part of Northwestern University's second NUNC festival.  The program also includes works by Isaac Schankler, Steven Snowden, and Carl Schimmel.

Grant Wallace Band with the Chicago Composers Orchestra
Oct
25
8:30 pm20:30

Grant Wallace Band with the Chicago Composers Orchestra

  • Constellation

The Grant Wallace Band joins the Chicago Composers Orchestra, under the direction of Allen Tinkham, for a concert of new tunes with orchestral arrangements by the band members.  The program also features Anthony Davis' Notes from the Underground and a selection of performance pieces by Yoko Ono.

Spektral Quartet plays Hack at WMU
Oct
21
7:30 pm19:30

Spektral Quartet plays Hack at WMU

  • Dalton Center Recital Hall

The Spektral Quartet performs Hack in its entirety at Western Michigan University.  Also on the program are John Cage's Quartet in Four Parts and Lee Weisert's Polychoron(b).

Bludgeon Me at DePaul Univsersity
Oct
16
8:00 pm20:00

Bludgeon Me at DePaul Univsersity

  • DePaul University Concert Hall

DePaul University's Ensemble 20+, under the direction of Michael Lewanski, presents a new version of Bludgeon Me (2011) for winds, brass, and percussion.  The program also includes Scelsi's 4 Pieces on One Note Alone, Rebecca Saunders' Into the Blue, and performances by the Chicago Arts Initiative Youth Ensemble and Studio MusikFabrik.

Never Enough Hope
Oct
3
8:30 pm20:30

Never Enough Hope

  • Constellation

I will be joining Toby Summerfield and a host of veteran improvisers for this record release show at Constellation.  The music, in Toby's own words, manifests "the collective voice or rock, post-rock and punk; New York No Wave minimalist/maximalist extremes; joyful big band theatricality; highly orchestrated new music soundscapes; powerful, dense, freewheeling improvised music; lush, thick polytonal/polyrhythmic textures."