Fefferman, Lainie: composer, performer.
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The Sideband Chronicle for WALO is live!

The Sideband Chronicle for WALO is live!

I love being in Sideband, the pro touring group that spun out of the Princeton Laptop Orchestra, all thanks in large part to the wonderfully warped mind of Doctor Dan Trueman.  For years I’d been poking around the world of electronic music, feeling very much like an outsider, but once I got to Princeton and...
Here I Am is up on Vimeo!

Here I Am is up on Vimeo!

A couple of years ago, I started an epically long project to write an epically long piece about an epically huge subject: The Hebrew Bible.  Specifically, I wanted to write songs that showcased the wonkier bits of the bible – the ones I’ve been thinking about over and over again for a decade or so...
Barnacles

Barnacles

When the amazing pianist Kathy Supové asked me to write a piece for her, I wondered at what to do with such a plum!  Her character is so much a part of her fabulous musical persona, I decided I wanted to bring out aspects of her personality that would enhance an understanding of her wonderful...
Tongue of Thorns

Tongue of Thorns

I heard Dither play their first concert ever at the Stone in 2007, and I knew I was hooked.  Their combination of tender attention to detail and ability to rock hard and laugh large made them my dream team of performer superheroes.   Not long after that concert, (but after many afternoons at James Moore‘s...
Thanks, Konrad

Thanks, Konrad

I’ve loved SO Percussion since they were a twinkle in the Yale Percussion Studio’s eye… I’d sneak in the unlockable window of their Hendrie Hall space and tinker with their toys and pester them during their Drumming rehearsals or So Called Laws of Nature shedding sessions.  What an institution they’ve become!  I love these guys...
Celestial Mechanics

Celestial Mechanics

For my first few years at Princeton, I had the good fortune to come together with sopranos Anne Hege and Sarah Paden to form a Meredith Monk-inspired vocal trio we called “Celestial Mechanics.”  A bunch of people wrote us a wide diversity of pieces that we loved working up and sharing with the world (Alex...
Study for Market Day

Study for Market Day

I’ve been lucky enough to work with this fab four a couple of times – each time they dazzle me with their unbelievable skill, commitment, and love for the music they play.  Few groups embrace such a huge diversity of musics with as much panache as these guys. Anyway! You probably know and love the...
Tekiah

Tekiah

What could be more natural than doing a meditation on the Jewish shofar service for great highland bagpipes?  Nothing, if you ask me.  Nothing could be more natural. When I heard the amazing Matthew Welch play with Dither a few years ago, my heart was set on working with him.  Since I began writing him...
Take Out

Take Out

Take Out is a piece I wrote for Ensemble Klang when they came through Princeton.  This powerhouse group was known to me for their killer work with Oscar Bettison on his phenomenal work “O Death,” so I was really thrilled to get to work with them. They’re Dutch, so what did I do?  I was...
Saltarelling

Saltarelling

In the fall of 2008, Princeton gave the four of us (me, Jascha Narveson, Sean Friar, and Cameron Britt) the traditional second-year assignment: pick a piece or a body of music and react to it with a new composition.  What’d we do?  We banded together to hire a medieval dance band and reacted to the...
Selected Works List

Selected Works List

  Want to play an original Lainie?  Take a look at a list of some of my favorite pieces I’ve written over the years, and give me a shout if you’d be interested in playing / hearing any of them and we’ll get the ball rolling!   FeffermanWorksList2013