PAST PERFORMANCES
2016
January 27, 2016
The Silence of a Falling Star Lights Up a Purple Sky
Marilyn Nonken, piano
Rose Recital Hall, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

February 1, 2016
The Silence of a Falling Star Lights Up a Purple Sky
Marilyn Nonken, piano
Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY

February 13, 2016
Waterlines
Two Folksong Distortions
ICTUS /Christie Finn, soprano /Liesa Van der Aa, voice and violin
Handelbeurs Concertzaal, Ghent, Belgium

February 19, 2016
The Silence of a Falling Star Lights Up a Purple Sky
Marilyn Nonken, piano
NYU Black Box Theater, New York, NY

February 25, 2015
Two Folksong Distortions
Tom Pauwels and Liesa Van der Aa
Kaaistudios, Brussels, Belgium

February 26, 2016
Two Folksong Distortions
Tom Pauwels and Liesa Van der Aa
Kaaistudios, Brussels, Belgium

March 11, 2016
Writing Against Time
Yarn/Wire
DiMenna Center, New York, NY

March 14, 2016
Passing Through, Staying Put
Musica Moderna, Lodz, POLAND

April 17, 2016
Hafenlieder — WORLD PREMIERE
Collect/Project
Radialsystem, Berlin, DE

April 21, 2016
Passing Through, Staying Put
Longleash
EMPAC Troy, NY

April 21, 2016
Hafenlieder
Collect/Project
GNMR, Essen, DE

April 23, 2016
Hafenlieder
Collect/Project
Bunkerrauschen, Hamburg, DE

April 24, 2016
Hafenlieder
Collect/Project
Bunkerrauschen, Hamburg, DE

April 27, 2016
Two Folksong Distortions
Tom Pauwels and Liesa Van der Aa
Opéra de Lille, Lille, France

May 9, 2016
Waterlines
CSO Music Now
Tony Arnold, soprano / Cliff Colnot, conductor
Harris Theater, Chicago, IL

May 19, 2016
Lost Time Triptych — WORLD PREMIERE
Marilyn Nonken, piano
Distler Recital Hall, Tufts University, Medford, MA

May 22, 2016
Forty-Nine, Forty-Nine
Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam, NL

May 23, 2016
Lost Time Triptych
Marilyn Nonken, piano
Roulette, New York, NY

June 4, 2016
Anyplace Else
members of ICE and Ensemble L’Itinéraire, Jean-Michaël Lavoie, conductor
Aspekte Festival, Salzburg, AUSTRIA

June 7, 2016
Two Folksong Distortions
Tom Pauwels and Liesa Van der Aa
Cafe Oto, London, UK

2015
February 8, 2015
Really Coming Down
Kobe Van Cauwenberghe, guitar
soundintiative speakeasy, Paris, France

February 21, 2015
Spinning in Infinity, WORLD PREMIERE
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Diego Matheuz, conductor
Electronics produced at IRCAM
Festival Présences, Maison de la Radio, Paris, France

April 11, 2015
Waterlines for voice and ensemble, EUROPEAN PREMIERE
Christie Finn and ICTUS
Opéra de Lille, Lille, France

April 20, 2015
Two Folksong Distortions for voice, guitar, violin, and electronics, WORLD PREMIERE
Tom Pauwels and Liesa Van der Aa
La Muse en Circuit, Paris, France

April 25, 2015
Convergence Lines for ensemble and electronics, US PREMIERE
Wet Ink, Eric Wubbels, conductor
Electronics realized in Lyon at GRAME
DiMenna Center, New York, NY

May 2, 2015
Rust and Stardust, WORLD PREMIERE
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ilan Volkov, conductor
Tectonics Festival, Glasgow, Scotland

May 18, 2015
Passing Through, Staying Put
Longleash
DiMenna Center, New York, New York

June 14, 2015
Alcohol and Algebra for two guitars, WORLD PREMIERE
Oh Mensch
Der Sommer in Stuttgart, Theaterhaus, Stuttgart, Germany

September 25, 2015
The Silence of a Falling Star Lights Up a Purple Sky
Jens Barnieck, piano
tonAARt, Wiesbaden, Germany

September 27, 2015
Passing Through, Staying Put
Longleash
ShapeShifter Lab, Brooklyn, New York

September 30, 2015
Isolario: Book of Known Islands, WORLD PREMIERE
Quatuor Béla
MC2, Grenoble, France

October 12, 2015
Leaving Lute, FRENCH PREMIERE
Ensemble L’Itinéraire
Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe, Paris, France

October 18, 2015
Visions and Revisions
JACK Quartet
Merkin Hall, SONiC Festival, New York, NY

November 3, 2015
Difficult Places, PREVIEW
Ensemble Modern, Johannes Kalitzke, conductor
Merkin Hall, SONiC Festival, New York, NY

November 16, 2015
Visions and Revisions
JACK Quartet
Boston University, Boston, MA

November 18, 2015
Really Coming Down
Christelle Séry, guitar
Les Voûtes, Paris, France

November 24, 2015
Visions and Revisions, GERMAN PREMIERE
JACK Quartet
quartetaffairs, Frankfurt, DE

November 27, 2015
Really Coming Down, TAIWANESE PREMIERE
Christelle Séry, guitar
WOCMAT, TAIWAN

November 29, 2015
Difficult Places, WORLD PREMIERE
Ensemble Modern, Johannes Kalitzke, conductor
Congress Park Hanau, cresc… Biennale, Hanau, DE

 

 

2014

January 23, 2014
Visions and Revisions for string quartet, WORLD PREMIERE
JACK Quartet
Wigmore Hall, London, UK

January 23, 2014
Convergence Lines for ensemble and electronics, WORLD PREMIERE
Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, Pierre André-Valade, conductor
Electronics realized in Lyon at GRAME
Ultraschall Festival
Berlin, Germany

February 1, 2014
O now the drenched land wakes
Harvard Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, Andrew Clark, conductor
Harvard University, Sanders Theater, Cambridge, MA

February 4, 2014
Convergence Lines for ensemble and electronics
Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, Pierre André-Valade, conductor
Electronics realized in Lyon at GRAME
de Singel
Antwerp, Belgium

February 8, 2014
O now the drenched land wakes
Harvard Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, Andrew Clark, conductor
ACDA convention, Baltimore, MD

March 7, 2014
Convergence Lines for ensemble and electronics
Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, Pierre André-Valade, conductor
Electronics realized in Lyon at GRAME
Biennale Musiques en Scène
Lyon, France

March 10, 2014
The Silence of a Falling Star Lights Up a Purple Sky for piano
Marilyn Nonken, piano
Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT

April 3, 2014
Visions and Revisions for string quartet, US PREMIERE
JACK Quartet
The Stone, New York, NY

April 4, 2014
The Silence of a Falling Star Lights Up a Purple Sky for piano
Marilyn Nonken, piano
Spectrum, New York, NY

April 12, 2014
Anyplace Else for 10 instruments, NEW YORK PREMIERE
Either/Or Ensemble
New York, NY

May 1, 2014
Writing Against Time for 2 pianos, 2 percussion, and electronics, WORLD PREMIERE
Yarn/Wire
Issue Project Room, New York, NY

May 23, 2014
Waterlines for voice and ensemble, EUROPEAN PREMIERE
ICTUS fellows
Flagey, Brussels, Belgium

June 20, 2014
Really Coming Down
Kobe Van Cauwenberghe, guitar
Sonar Festival, Saint-Gilles Culture, Brussels, Belgium

June 25, 2014
The Silence of a Falling Star Lights Up a Purple Sky for piano
Marilyn Nonken, piano
Roulette, Brooklyn, NY

September 5, 2014
Half of Me is Ocean, Half of Me is Sky (Sea Surface Full of Clouds)
Landesjugendensemble Neue Musik Niedersachsen
Wolfenbüttel, Germany

September 6, 2014
The Silence of a Falling Star Lights Up a Purple Sky for piano
Marilyn Nonken, piano
Constellation, Chicago, IL

September 19, 2014
Five out of Six for ensemble and electronics, GREEK PREMIERE
With video by Things Happen
International Computer Music Conference
Athens, Greece

September 26, 2014
Waterlines for voice and ensemble, FIRST COMPLETE PERFORMANCE
Lucy Dhegrae and Talea Ensemble
Roulette, Brooklyn, NY

October 25, 2014 – January 25, 2015
Drum Circle
Eight-Channel Sound installation
Bamboula Nola, Prospect.3, New Orleans, Louisiana

November 7, 2014
Really Coming Down
Christopher Trapani, guitar
Third Practice Electroacoustic Music Festival, Richmond, Virginia

December 9, 2014
Really Coming Down, GERMAN PREMIERE
Kobe Van Cauwenberghe, guitar
Unerhörte Musik, Berlin, Germany

2013
January 22, 2013
Five out of Six for ensemble and electronics, EUROPEAN PREMIERE
With video by Things Happen
Ensemble Mosaik
Ultraschall Festival
Berlin, Germany

February 11, 2013
Widening Circles for 8 instruments and electronics, FINNISH PREMIERE
Atlas Ensemble 
Musica Nova
, Helsinki, Finland

February 26, 2013
Really Coming Down
Christelle Séry, guitar
Théâtre Comédie Nation, Paris, France

February 28, 2013
Anyplace Else for 10 instruments, NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Ensemble dal niente
Ruth Page Center for the Arts, Chicago, Illinois

June 28, 2013
Recession
Fanny Vicens, accordeon
CENTQUATRE, Paris, France

December 27, 2013
Sunflower Suite TURKISH PREMIERE
MIAM Modern Music Ensemble
MIAM ITÜ, Maçka, Istanbul, Turkey

2012
January 20, 2012
Conference Presentation
“Unmagical invitations”: The iconography of North from a Southern composer’s perspective
International Conference Musique et imaginaire du Nord et du Froid / Music and the Imaginary of the North and the Cold
Laboratoire international d’étude multidisciplinaire comparée des représentations du Nord
Université du Québec à Montréal

January 25, 2012
Passing Through, Staying Put for piano trio, US PREMIERE
Wet Ink, Gaudeamus NYC Festival
Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, New York

March 4, 2012
Really Coming Down
Kobe Van Cauwenberghe, guitar
Exapno, Brooklyn, New York

March 8, 2012
MATA Interval 5.3 curated by Christopher Trapani
Works for solo instruments and electronics by Andrea Agostini, Ann Cleare, Paul Clift,
Aaron Einbond, and Juan Camilo Hernandez Sanchez. Plus the US PREMIERE of Recession.
Carol McGonnell, bass clarinet / Ryan Muncy, saxophone / Bill Schimmel, accordion
Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, New York

March 18, 2012
Past All Deceiving: Cavafy Songs, WORLD PREMIERE
Argento Ensemble with Margot Rood, soprano
St. Peter’s Church in Chelsea, New York, NY

March 24, 2012
Five out of Six for ensemble and electronics, WORLD PREMIERE
With live video by Things Happen

Festival of Interactive Music
Milller Theater, Columbia Universty

April 25, 2012
Really Coming Down, BELGIAN PREMIERE
Kobe Van Cauwenberghe, guitar
Logos, Ghent, Belgium

July 21, 2012
Anyplace Else for 10 instruments, WORLD PREMIERE
Ensemble dal niente
Darmstadt Ferienkurse, Darmstadt, Germany

August 31, 2012
Widening Circles for 8 instruments and electronics, WORLD PREMIERE
Atlas Ensemble
Muziekgebouw
, Amsterdam, NL

September 10, 2012
Recession for accordion and electronics, SLOVENIAN PREMIERE
Luka Juhart, accordion
Kino Šiška, Ljubljana, Slovenia

September 24, 2012
Séminaire Recherche et Création — “Kickoff” Seminar
IRCAM, Paris, France

September 24, 2012
Really Coming Down, MEXICAN PREMIERE
Kobe Van Cauwenberghe, guitar
Chihuahua City Festival, Chihuahua, Mexico

November 10, 2012
Conference Presentation
Thirty-One to Forty-Nine: Composing for the Fokker Organ through OpenMusic
International Keyboard Symposium
Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK

December 14, 2012
Waterlines for voice and ensemble, preview performance (movements I. and V.)
Daisy Press and Talea Ensemble
Jerome Foundation/JFund Commission
Mannes College of Music, New York, New York

2011
December 17, 2011
Conference Presentation
Cognitive Consonance: Composing Precise and Practical Microtones in an Ensemble Context
Inharmonic/(X)enharmonic: A Conference and Concert Celebrating Microtonal Music
New York, NY

December 7, 2011
Really Coming Down
Rémi Jousselme, guitar
Studio de L’Ermitage, Paris, France

December 3, 2011
Really Coming Down
Christopher Trapani, electric guitar
Exapno, Brooklyn, New York

September 14, 2011
Passing Through, Staying Put for piano trio, WORLD PREMIERE
Musiques Nouvelles
The Shoe Factory, Nicosia, Cyprus

April 11, 2011
Lecture and workshops at the University of Memphis

April 4, 2011
Leaving Lute for flute, viola, and harp, WORLD PREMIERE
Janus Trio plays Columbia Composers
7:30 PM, The Tank, 354 West 45th Street, New York, NY

March 24, 2011
Music of Today portrait concert
Philharmonia Orchestra, Clement Power, conductor
Performances of Üsküdar and don’t know what alright even means
Royal Festival Hall, London, UK

February 27, 2011
Forty-nine, Forty-nine for MIDI-controlled Fokker Organ, WORLD PREMIERE
Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

January 17-21, 2011
The Geography of Cities on Water
TACTUS Young Composers’ Forum
Brussels Philharmonic, Michel Tabachnik, conductor
Brussels, Belgium

January 10, 2011
Séminaire Recherche et Création on Cognitive Consonance
IRCAM, Paris, France

2010
December 3, 2010
Westering for hexaphonic electric guitar and orchestra, WORLD PREMIERE
American Composers Orchestra plus Christopher Trapani, guitar, George Manahan, conductor
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York, New York

June 9, 2010
Cognitive Consonance for two plucked-string soloists, ensemble, and electronics, WORLD PREMIERE
Julien Jalal Eddine Weiss, qanun
Christelle Séry, hexaphonic electric guitar
Ensemble L’Itinéraire, Mark Foster, conductor
Festival Agora, IRCAM, CENTQUATRE, Paris, France

February 2, 2010
Really Coming Down for guitar and electronics
Ensemble Proxima Centauri
SIMC Forum de la Jeune Création Musicale
CAPC, Musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, France

January 23, 2010
Really Coming Down for guitar and electronics
Ensemble Proxima Centauri
SIMC Forum de la Jeune Création Musicale
Auditorium Saint-Germain, Paris, France

2009
July 17, 2009
The Geography of Cities on Water for orchestra [early version, for double winds]
Centre Acanthes, Metz, France

July 1, 2009
don’t know what alright even means for chamber ensemble, WORLD PREMIERE
Bowdoin International Music Festival, Brunswick, Maine

April 1, 2009
Recession for accordion and electronics, WORLD PREMIERE
Pierre Cussac, accordion
IRCAM, Paris, France

2008
September 4, 2008
Üsküdar WORLD PREMIERE
Nieuw Ensemble, Micha Hamel, conductor
Gaudeamus Music Week, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2007
October 5, 2007
Sparrow Episodes
Nouvel Ensemble Moderne plus Christopher Trapani, guitar, Lorraine Vaillancourt, conductor
Montréal, Québec, Canada

September 5, 2007
Sparrow Episodes
Asko Ensemble, plus Christopher Trapani, guitar, Etienne Siebens, conductor
Gaudeamus Music Week, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

June 30, 2007
—N’T GO ANY FURTHER WORLD PREMIERE
Really Coming Down WORLD PREMIERE
Ensemble Cairn
Le Blanc-Mesnil (Seine-St.-Denis), France

March 15, 2007
History by Moonlight
Fondation des Etats-Unis
Paris, France

March 4, 2007
O now the drenched land wakes WORLD PREMIERE
The Providence Singers, Andrew Clark, conductor
Providence, RI

2006
November 6, 2006
Half of Me is Ocean, Half of Me is Sky (Sea Surface Full of Clouds)
Tiroler Ensemble für Neue Musik
Innsbruck, Austria

September 8, 2006
Sing Into My Mouth
Radio Kamer Filharmonie, Etienne Siebens, conductor
Gaudeamus Music Week, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

August 24, 2006
Sparrow Episodes WORLD PREMIERE
Domaine Forget, Saint-Irénée, Québec
Nouvel Ensemble Moderne plus Christopher Trapani, guitar, Lorraine Vaillancourt, conductor

March 13, 2006
Sunflower Suite American Premiere
Earplay, Herbst Theatre, San Francisco, CA

2005
July 19, 2005
Sing Into My Mouth WORLD PREMIERE
Centre Acanthes, Metz, FR
Members of the Orchestre National de Lorraine, Sylvio Gualda, conductor

April 16, 2005
The Silence of a Falling Star Lights Up a Purple Sky WORLD PREMIERE
FleetBoston Celebrity Series, Jordan Hall, Boston, MA
Sergey Schepkin, piano

April 7, 2005
History by Moonlight
Conservatoire Erik Satie, Paris, FR

January 25, 2005

Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, FR
Christopher conducts the premiere Half of Me is Ocean, Half of Me is Sky (Sea Surface Full of Clouds), along with works by Juan Camilo Hernandez Sanchez and Paul Clift.

2004
November 19, Kaiserslautern, DE
European premiere of Piano Sonata, Jens Barnieck, piano

October 2, Abbaye du Royaumont, Asnières-sur-Oise, FR
Blues Wrapped Around My Head for clarinet quartet, WORLD PREMIERE
Christopher conducts members of the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne and Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain

September 25, Lafayette, LA
Canaries in the Morning, Balloons at Night, WORLD PREMIERE
Acadiana Symphony Orchestra, Mariuz Smolij, conductor

May 20, New York, NY
North
American Composers Orchestra, Jeffrey Milarsky, conductor
13th Annual Whitaker New Music Reading Sessions

March 17, London, UK
North, WORLD PREMIERE
RCM Sinfonietta, Clement Power, conductor

2003
June 19, Royal Festival Hall, London, UK
Sunflower Suite, WORLD PREMIERE
Members of the Philharmonia Orchestra, Garry Walker, conductor
Repeated June 20 at National Gallery, London, UK