Friday, July 13, 2018

Summer 2018 in Chicago

Sun 7/15 - Improvising with Dave Rempis, Tim Daisy, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Steve Swell, Jim Baker and Aaron Zarzutzki
@ Hungry Brain, Chicago

Sat 8/11 - Improvising with Nick Macri, Jonathan van Herick & Skyler Rowe
@ Empty Bottle, Chicago

Tue 8/21 - Performing Daniel Wyche's "The Fire in the Lacquer House"
@ Empty Bottle, Chicago

Summer Festivals 2018

My pieces are being performed at a few summer festivals around the globe!

just water, no lemon for four percussionists

performed at Chosen Vale Center for Advanced Musical Studies, New Hampshire
Fri 7/13 -

Weston Olencki performs puddles and crumbs for trombone and electronics at Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music
Sun 7/15 -

like a halo for voice, saxophone, French horn, harp, and piano performed at soundSCAPE festival in Cesna, Italy
July 8-21 -

Thursday, May 17, 2018

(N)ewwww Music!

I made a new solo bassoon and electronics piece, "For Daphne and Delia II," for this release on NMC Recordings curated by Aaron Cassidy and also featuring music by Aaron, Sam Pluta & Chris Mercer!

More information >

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Spring 2018

Thu 3/1 - sitting in with Wolf Eyes
In the studio with Linda Jankowska
@ the Owl, Chicago

Thu 3/8 - Ensemble 20+ performs where the moss glows
@ DePaul University, Chicago

Fri 3/16 - Colloquium talk at Columbia College

Fri 3/23 - with Michael Foster & Michael Zerang
@ Elastic Arts, Chicago
part of the 2018 Exposure Series

Sat 3/24 - SAIC Improvisation Course: Student Concert
with Eli Namay's Sound Mass
@ Comfort Station, Chicago

Wed 4/18-Sun 4/21: Workshop r
esidency with Linda Jankowska

Fri 4/20 - with Linda Jankowska & Lou Mallozzi
@ Elastic Arts, Chicago

Sat 5/5 - with Sam Pluta
part of Noise Prom presented by bodymilk

Sun 5/20 - Architeuthis Walks on Land
with International Contemporary Ensemble & Exclusive/Or (Sam Pluta & Jeff Snyder)
@ Constellation, Chicago

Friday, February 2, 2018

For Daphne and Delia

February 20, 2018, I will be premiering a new work for improvising bassoonist, electronics, and low, percussive instruments with the LAPhil New Music Group and John Adams (conductor).

Friday, October 6, 2017

When stranger things happen

This is probably the biggest production of my career. Members of Ensemble Dal Niente and I have been working for months and months with soprano Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, conductor Michael Lewanski, director Emmi Hilger, projections designer Kera MacKenzie, scenic designer Nicholas Schwartz, and lighting designer Jessica Doyle to bring my monodrama When stranger things happen to the stage.

The piece is about mysteries: mysteries of things we've lost, mysteries of things we've made, and mysteries of who we become along the way. 

You will hear whirring fans, sludgy power chords, electro-acoustic bassoon shenanigans, and footsteps. Amidst this, a woman searches for her voice - finding lots of noisy and beautiful things along the way.

Please come!!

OCTOBER 20-21 @7pm
OCTOBER 22 @ 3pm

The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway

Photo by Amanda DeBoer Bartlett of Kera MacKenzie, Emmi Hilger, and me during a shoot for the projections at Shanghai Inn.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Summer & Fall 2017

Sun 6/18 - Till by Turning
at MASS Gallery, Austin, TX
presented by Church of the Friendly Ghost
with Henna Chou

Mon 6/19 - Till by Turning performs Jessica Pavone's Quotidian
at Me Mer Mo Monday, Austin, TX
presented by Church of the Friendly Ghost
with Henna Chou

Wed 6/21 - Joshua Abrams, Matt Lux & KAY
with Yonatan Gat, Brian Chase & Sergio Sayeg
Constellation, Chicago

Tue 6/27 - joining J@K@L
Keefe Jackson, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Julian Kirschner
at the Burlington, Chicago / 9pm

Sun 8/6 - with Ben Lamar Gay and Ryan Packard
performing in conjunction with Jordan Martins's installation "Stay out come in stay in come out"
at Comfort Station, Chicago / 6:30pm

Fri 8/11 - with Matthew Mehlan and New Pope
Comfort Station, Chicago

Sun 8/13 - TECHNE Benefit show!
Bonnie Jones & Suzanne Thorpe, TALSounds, and Jenna Lyle, Jessie Marino, and me
at Constellation, Chicago / 8:30pm, $10 in advance

Sat 8/19 - Frank Willens "sixty minutes toward being there"
music for Willens' work for solo performer 
at Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago / 7pm

Thu 9/21 - improvising and performing music by George Lewis with Dal Niente 
at Art Institute of Chicago

Fri 9/29 - with Mark Fell
at Chicago Cultural Center

Fri 10/20-Sun 10/22 - Piece Her Together with Dal Niente
Dal Niente premieres my monodrama When stranger things happen
at the Edge Theater, Chicago

Thu 11/30 - Ben Lamar Gay, Sam Pluta and Katherine Young
at Elastic, Chicago / 9:30pm