Monday, November 5, 2018

Piece Her Together / When stranger things happen - available now to watch and listen!

A little over a year ago - and less than year after my son was born - I made a piece of music for the stage with Ensemble Dal Niente, Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, Emmi Hilger, Kera MacKenzie, Nicholas James, Jessica Doyle, Grace Tilka, and Eliza Brown. My piece is called When stranger things happen, and it's a #feminist labor of love about losing, finding, becoming, and creating. Eliza Brown also made a piece entitled The Body of the State, and together our pieces were presented together in a production entitled Piece Her Together.

The documentation is finished and up for viewing ( and listening (!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Fall 2018 Concerts

9/8 - How to Hold for solo performer, two assistants, and electronics
workshop performance by Lucy Dehgrae, Resonant Bodies Festival
Mt. Tremper Arts Residency, NY

9/15 - High Zero Festival
with Tomeka Reid and Andrew Bernstein

10/5 - Portrait Concert 1: BIOMES
premiere of BIOMES 1.0 by Rage Thormbones and Katherine Young + performances of Earhart and the Queen of Spades by Nicholas Deyoe & Dustin Donahue, and Underworld (Dancing) by Wells Leng & Matt Barbier
presented by WasteLAnd
at ArtShareLA

10/18 - EdgeFest
with Tomeka Reid & Fred Lonberg-Holm
Ann Arbor

11/9 - Drone Activity: with Erica Dicker
presented by Red Bull Music Festival

11/10 - KAY + Erica Dicker
at McClean County Arts Center, IL

11/17 - Gather Series: with Kelley Sheehan & Jonathan Hannau
at Comfort Station, Chicago

12/14 - Releasing Bound Water from Green Material
performed by Dustin Donahue, Sean Dowry & Ryan Nestor
presented by WasteLAnd 

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).