Longleash | Miller Theatre Pop-Up Series
9/12/23 | 6 PM | Miller Theatre, Columbia University Free Admission
Known for their innovative programming and artistic excellence, Longleash makes their Miller debut. The “expert young trio” (Strad Magazine) brings a unique program of new music, including two world premieres and Igor Santos’ sounding petals, an imagined sonification of mobiles inspired by the work of American sculptor Alexander Calder.
Sit onstage and enjoy a free drink during these hour-long weeknight Pop-Up Concerts, and mingle with the musicians and fellow concertgoers after the show.
For more information about this program, click here.
Either / Or | The Atlas (NYC Premiere)
9/20/23 | 8 PM | The DiMenna Center, Benzaquen Hall | $20 general / $10 students/seniors
THE ATLAS is an hour-long work for piano and string quartet that manifests in music various tales of exploring, belonging, revisiting, longing and blissful enjoyment. In Carrick’s words: “The Atlas is inspired by stories about individuals, communities, ancestry, and unknown peoples and places. It sonically traverses the ocean, desert, forest, city, and home.” The music traces influences that include Tom Waits, Algerian Chaabi music, Iancu Dumitrescu, and Henry Cowell. Presented in nine movements, The Atlas is an embodiment of the narrative between composer and piano, experimenting throughout with extended techniques inside the instrument. Carrick’s writing for string quartet in the work is customized for and inspired by the unique skills of the composers’ longtime collaborators in Either/Or.
Longleash | “I Will Tell You The Truth About This, I Will Tell You All About It”
11/2/23 | 7:30 PM | Kaufman Center, Merkin Hall | $25 General
The premiere performance of this oratorio for chamber choir and piano trio will be preceded by a reading of the featured poems by poet Tracy K. Smith, as well as a brief conversation about the process for creating this piece.
I Will Tell You The Truth About This, I Will Tell You All About It is a ten- poem sequence by former United States Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith that describes in vivid details the lives of African American soldiers and their families during the Civil War. Derived entirely from historical record, the sequence includes the voices of a mother pleading with President Lincoln to release her son from the army, a soldier sending love his children back home, and deposition statements given by African American veterans, their widows, and descendants hoping to receive their rightful pensions. Set for 8-person chamber choir and Longleash by Composer Aaron Siegel, this oratorio is a gripping tribute to these overlooked lives and stories at a pivotal time in American history.
For tickets and more information about this program, click here.
Longleash | New Music Festival, University of Louisville
11/7/23 | 8:00 PM | Comstock Hall | Free admission
Longleash returns to the University of Louisville’s annual New Music Festival to highlight works in their 23-24 season programming, featured festival composers, and composers in the new cohort of Louisville Orchestra Creator Corps fellows.
Stay tuned for ticketing and programming information.
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Longleash | The Loretto Project
8/7/23-8/13/23 | Louisville and Loretto, KY – Cherokee, Shawnee, Osage lands
Longleash returns to central Kentucky for the eighth season of its music creation workshop and retreat. In 2023 we’re joined by resident composer Katie Balch, as well as additional collaborators and composer fellows.
For more information about the Loretto Project, click here.
CULTIVATE Institute | Music From Copland House
Mon 6.12.23, 3:00 pm | ACO + SONiC Festival | venue to be announced
The closing concert for Copland House’s acclaimed emerging composers institute features brand new works by a talented cohort of 6 composer fellows. Together with my colleagues Alexis Pia Gerlach, Margaret Kampmeier, Moran Katz and Derek Bermel, I’ll be workshopping, rehearsing, recording and performing these new works over the course of the weeklong institute, culminating in a live event co-hosted by ACO’s SONiC festival.
For more information about CULTIVATE, click here
Longleash x Music of the Americas
Fri 4.28.23 | Americas Society | NYC – Lenape lands
Longleash is sharing a beautiful program entitled “small and subtle changes,” featuring music by Igor Santos, James Diaz, Vicente Hansen Atria, Linda Catlin Smith, and Jimena Maldonado.
Admission is free. More info and ticket reservations here.
Longleash | Schwob Chamber Music Series
2.18.23 | Bo Bartlett Center, CSU | Columbus, GA – Creek lands
I’m performing with my trio Longleash on a recital of works by Igor Santos, James Diaz, Linda Catlin Smith, and others. We’ll also be working with students at CSU’s Schwob School of Music in masterclass sessions.
Online listing and ticketing coming soon.
Vermont College of Fine Arts | Residency
2.5.23 – 2.10.23 | Montpelier, VT – N’dakinna
I’ll be spending one week as a guest artist at VCFA, working with MFA composition students on newly created music for violin, cello, and piano, together with my colleagues John Popham and Geoffrey Burleson. I’ll also be sharing a presentation on my individual work for attendees of the 2023 Winter Residency.
For more information about VCFA’s residency programs, click here.
CULTIVATE | Music From Copland House
Sun 6.12.22, 3:00 pm | venue to be announced | Westchester and NYC, NY
The closing concert for Copland House’s acclaimed emerging composers institute returns to its live format for the first time in two years, with six new works especially commissioned for this program by 2022 Fellows Aiyana Braun, Paul Frucht, Brittany Green, Paul Kerekes, Kian Ravaei, and Ethan Smith.
For more information about CULTIVATE, click here.
Student Colab | National Sawdust
Sun 5.29.22, 2 pm | National Sawdust | Brooklyn, NY
National Sawdust’s flagship education program for middle school composers and artists. Inspired by themes and artists in National Sawdust’s Artist-in-Residence and Projects programs, Student CoLab enables direct collaboration between featured artists and young people. This event features works by these young music creators and is the culmination of their months-long involvement in this program.
For more information on National Sawdust’s Student Colab, click here.
Hunter College Residency | International Contemporary Ensemble
5.13.22 – 5.18.22 | Lang Hall, Hunter College | New York, NY
The International Contemporary Ensemble workshops a new work by Suzanne Farrin (Chair of Music, Hunter College) entitled The Hour of the Star, an opera based on a novel of the same name by Clarice Lispector. Commissioned by the American Opera Project.
For more information on Hour of the Star, click here.
MATA Festival | International Contemporary Ensemble
Wed 5.4.22, 7:30 pm | Roulette | Brooklyn, NY
MATA, an incubator for adventurous emerging artists and early-career composers, presents ensemble-in-residence International Contemporary Ensemble in its 2022 festival curated by artist-in-residence Darius Jones. Performing music by Nina Fukuoka.
For more information, click here.
Five Borough Songbook III | Five Boroughs Music Festival
Thu 4.21.22, 7:30 pm | Brooklyn Public Library | Dweck Center
Sunday 4/24/20, 4:00 pm | Trinity Lutheran Church | Staten Island
15 newly commissioned songs honoring the rich musical legacy of NYC, in honor of the Five Boroughs Music Festival’s 15th anniversary. Performing music by Colin Britt, Majel Connery, Will Healy, Brian Lawlor, Aaron Siegel, Darian Thomas and others.
For more information, click here.
Longleash | Signature Recital Series
3.29.22, 8 pm | Stocker Arts Center | Elyria, OH
Longleash explores music from the late 70’s and early 80’s by American composers Nils Vigeland, Morton Feldman, Olly Wilson and Pauline Oliveros. With special guest pianist Nils Vigeland.
Cirigliano Studio Theatre. Free admission.
For more info, click here.
Tree/Peace: Virtual Screening
Five Boroughs Music Festival – Home Brew Series
Tree/Peace, a collaboration between Longleash and Pascal Perich, explores themes of interconnectedness, collective consciousness, and receptiveness to our environment. It offers a visual response to Pauline Oliveros’ 1984 work of the same name, a structured improvisation for violin, cello, and piano, prompts its performers to contemplate aspects of “tree” as they play, react and respond to each other.
Featuring a pre-screening talk with Claude Stevens (Bernheim Arboretum), members of Longleash, and Michael Unterman (5BMF).
Sept, 13 2020, 1 pm. Facebook Live.
Music From Copland House
Presented by CUNY TV
Broadcast of a fall 2019 performance of Copland’s Sextet for Clarinet, String Quartet and Piano. Featuring a pre-concert talk with Derek Bermel, Michael Boriskin and Pala Garcia, and post-concert live Q&A.
Sept. 21, 1 pm. tv.cuny.edu
Princeton Sound Kitchen
Longleash performs new works by Anna Meadors, Cleek Schrey and Dan Trueman, alongside Shawn Jaeger’s Places We Know, a collection of pieces for digital piano trio inspired by the soundscapes of urban and rural waterways local to the artists. More info here.
Postponed — stay tuned for reschedule date. Princeton University, Taplin Auditorium.
University of Louisville
Longleash performs UofL student works in the second installment of their 2019/2020 residency for the university’s New Music Festival. More info here.
November 11, 2020, 8:00 pm. University of Louisville, Comstock Hall.
Music From Copland House
Chamber ensemble works by emerging composers selected for Copland House’s 2020 Cultivate Institute. More info here.
August 20-24, John Jay Homestead and Merkin Concert Hall.
The Loretto Project
Virtual Seminar I
Longleash’s proprietary composition workshop, now in its fifth year. Featuring resident composer Erin Gee and composer fellows Isaac Barszo, Inga Chinilina, Nhat Nguyen, and Bahar Royaee. More info here.
August 11-17, 2019.
Nantucket Dance Festival
Virtual Festival Week
Chamber works by J.S. Bach, B. Bartók, L.v. Beethoven, Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti, J.B., Lully, and W.A. Mozart. Featuring dancers from New York City Ballet, Miami City Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. More info here.
July 20-25, 2020. nantucketdancefest.org
Music From Copland House
John Jay Homestead | March 8 2020
ProMusica San Miguel de Allende (cancelled)
Lesser-known 20th century chamber works by Amy Beach, Gustav Mahler, Bruno Walter, and others.
ICE | Dai Fujikura Portrait
Miller Theatre, Columbia University
A selection of Fujikura’s recent chamber works provide a glimpse into his unique soundworld.
Mar 5, 2020, 8:00 pm.
National Sawdust: Ferus Festival
Lucy Dhegrae: A Barely Arching Bridge
This concert confronts sexual violence squarely and unapologetically, and explores how one can transform one’s abuse into a tool of healing. Music by Eve Beglarian, Amadeus Regucera, Peter Kramer, and others. More info here.
Jan 11, 2020, 8:00 pm.
Five Boroughs Music Festival
Engaging equally with Beethoven’s music and mythology, Longleash considers Beethoven as an evolving cultural symbol, and encourages an examination of popular narratives about the composer. Featuring Op. 1 No. 3 and Op 70 no. 1, alongside responses by John Zorn and Reiko FütingMore info here.
Jan 10, 2020, 7:30 pm. Flushing Town Hall.
Jan 12, 2020, 3:00 pm. Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church.