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James Moore and Andie Springer tour with "Fiddly Tune" - March/April dates in California

James Moore and Andie Springer tour with “Fiddly Tune” – March/April dates in California

I’ve gushed before about how much I love James and Andie. Whether it’s playing my tunes, playing other tunes, or cooking up a bunch of pasta together, these two folks (guitar and violin players, respectively) are a big reason why I like being in the biz. If you haven’t heard them play, pound, and shout...
Lainie performs White Fire songs at Eavesdropping Symposium in London on Sunday, March 18th

Lainie performs White Fire songs at Eavesdropping Symposium in London on Sunday, March 18th

When jaw-droppingly-amazing soprano and new music advocate Juliet Fraser announced that her series Eavesdropping would be hosting a symposium “to reflect together on female creativity and the legacy and future of women in new music” I had my application out the internet-door in a hot minute. This is exactly what my soul is up for:...
James Moore and Andie Springer play Fiddly Tune on All Young Concert Series at Jalopy on Friday, March 2nd

James Moore and Andie Springer play Fiddly Tune on All Young Concert Series at Jalopy on Friday, March 2nd

I was so happy to hear that the amazingly amazing Anna Roberts Gevalt (of Anna & Elizabeth fame) had programmed James Moore and Andie Springer to play on her All Young series at Jalopy. Anna is such an inspiring musician for me, both sonically and philosophically and we certainly share a strong interest in blending the ideas,...
Lainie sings in Darmstadt's Presentation of In C at LPR on Thursday, March 1st

Lainie sings in Darmstadt’s Presentation of In C at LPR on Thursday, March 1st

So, Terry Riley’s In C is one of my favorite pieces of all time. The sound of it is beautiful – the conceit and structure of it is beautiful – the egalitarian feeling between composer and performer is beautiful. I just love it so much. I’ve performed it a bunch over the years on a...
Lainie co-hosts Instrument-a-thon at Stevens on Saturday, February 24th

Lainie co-hosts Instrument-a-thon at Stevens on Saturday, February 24th

When fellow Stevens profs Jeff Thompson, Seth Cluett, and I all realized we each wanted a day of crafting and tinkering on our own respective instrument projects, the idea of a marathon day of instrument building was born! Buoyed up by a common sense of communal creative purpose, we offer Instrument-a-thon, an 8-hour event that will...
Transient Canvas continues to tour with "Hyggelig" - February dates in California

Transient Canvas continues to tour with “Hyggelig” – February dates in California

I won’t gush yet again about my love of marimba+bass clarinet duo Transient Canvas – you can read some of my previous gushing about them and how amazingly they play my piece “Hyggelig” here or here or grab a look/listen to a video of a live performance here. Dates/Info copy/pasted from their lovely website below! Dates you can...
Premieres and Vocal Performance on the Necessary Noise Festival on Saturday, February 10th

Premieres and Vocal Performance on the Necessary Noise Festival on Saturday, February 10th

So pumped when Joe Bergen asked me to join the killer lineup on Mantra Percussion‘s annual Necessary Noise Festival! I’ll be singing with Transit Ensemble on some of their rep and I’ll be privileged to be joined by the amazing Andie Springer for a short set of some brand spankin’ new Lainie tunes for violin, voice, and...
Lainie give talk on instrument building on February 6th

Lainie give talk on instrument building on February 6th

Nancy Nowacek (of building a bridge from Brooklyn to Governors Island fame) and David Sheinkopf (director of technology at the amazing Pioneerworks) curate a fabulous series on technology and the body called “MVR.” In their own words, MVR is: “a platform for sharing projects and ideas concerning these new interactions between body and information, device,...
The Gaits, High Line Soundwalk App, is back for year seven on December 21st

The Gaits, High Line Soundwalk App, is back for year seven on December 21st

It’s back!  For the seventh year in a row, Make Music New York and Friends of the High Line bring you The Gaits, a soundwalk a few of us nerdy composer folks proposed a few years ago for a MATA open call for parade ideas inspired by Phil Kline‘s Unsilent Night.  I love Unsilent Night – Phil Kline captured the warm, frosty glow of...
Transient Canvas plays Hyggelig in Boston on Sunday, Dec 10th

Transient Canvas plays Hyggelig in Boston on Sunday, Dec 10th

Matt Sharrock and Amy Advocat make the marimba and bass clarinet duo of your dreams. Their sensitive, vivid playing is a huge inspiration to listeners and composers alike. I’m pumped to hear that they’re adding my piece Hyggelig to their touring program “Wired” (along with pieces by dynamo composers David Ibbett, Peter Van Zandt Lane, Rudolf Rojahn,...
Lainie gives talk at Wesleyan University on November 28th

Lainie gives talk at Wesleyan University on November 28th

Paula Matthusen is a composer of beautiful sounds and a thoughtful, generous member of the music community. When she invited me to come speak to her electronic music class  about my work, I was so excited to come see her in her new gig as chair of the Wesleyan Music Department. I talked to her...
Sideband plays Narveson on Hotel Elefant Show November 10th

Sideband plays Narveson on Hotel Elefant Show November 10th

Hotel Elefant and Sideband - two of my favorite new music gangs of folks in existence. LUCKILY, I get to work with BOTH of them on Friday, November 10th, when I play laptop/tethers on Jascha Narveson‘s new pieces for Sideband. Living with the composer has its advantages: I’ve watched his little puddles of code turn into...