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Alexandra Gardner posts profile video & article on Lainie-thoughts and tunes for New Music Box

Alexandra Gardner posts profile video & article on Lainie-thoughts and tunes for New Music Box

I’m so thrilled and flattered that fabulous composer, writer, videographer, and human Alexandra Gardner of New Music Box (or I guess I should now say formerly of New Music Box) did a piece on my composer thoughts and work.  New Music Box is such an essential sounding board of and for our New Music world,...
New commission from Hotel Elefant for their speakOUT project

New commission from Hotel Elefant for their speakOUT project

Hotel Elefant has been one of my favorite bands for years now – the directors, Leaha Maria Villarreal and Mary Kouyoumdjian, are composers with original voices.  Their music don’t fit neatly into my idea of what any one “scene” is up to, and their group has been similarly charting a smorgasbord style of devouring new...
Lainie talks to Mannes/New School composers on October 2nd

Lainie talks to Mannes/New School composers on October 2nd

Telling a bunch of young composers (as a guest speaker in their class on 21st century notation) how I notate my music is a bit like letting them see my bathroom – how clean are my scores?  Is there a logic to my weird notational penchants?  Did I really need to accentuate that triple-f marking...
ETHEL trailer up on Vimeo

ETHEL trailer up on Vimeo

ETHEL, that powerhouse of Downtown awesome, asked me to write them a piece a while back as part of their Homebaked commissioning project (along with my commission, they asked the awesome Hannis Brown, Ulysses Owens Jr., and Dan Friel).  I decided to write them a portrait piece (to learn more about that crazy undertaking, check...
Newspeak gives New York Premiere of Here I Am at Roulette on May 1st

Newspeak gives New York Premiere of Here I Am at Roulette on May 1st

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. ...
James Moore plays "Three Necks" at Spectrum on March 7th

James Moore plays “Three Necks” at Spectrum on March 7th

James Moore is pretty much my favorite person.  I’ve written more music for this guitar hero than for any other person, and it’s always a blast. The piece he’s playing at Spectrum, Three Necks, is part of my portrait pieces project (for more on this long-term feature of Lainie-life, take a visit to the page...
The Gaits is back!  Soundwalk-parade for the High Line on December 21st

The Gaits is back! Soundwalk-parade for the High Line on December 21st

It’s back!  For a third year in a row, Make Music New York and Friends of the High Line bring you The Gaits, a soundwalk a bunch of us 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...
James Moore & Andie Springer play Fiddley Tune in Dublin on October 12

James Moore & Andie Springer play Fiddley Tune in Dublin on October 12

Making music with James Moore and Andie Springer is pretty much like ordering an ice cream sundae with cayenne pepper on top – sweet and crazy!  A few years ago, to welcome the magnificent Andie to my band Phthia, I wrote her a fun, folky song to get our toes a’tapping.  She and James developed...
Isabelle O'Connell plays Barnacles in Dublin on September 3rd

Isabelle O’Connell plays Barnacles in Dublin on September 3rd

Pianist Isabelle O’Connell, the Irish Phenom (sounds like she’s a boxer, but thus she was dubbed by the New Yorker a few years back for her dazzling power and playfulness) is giving a recital back in her home town of Dublin at The National Concert Hall.   She’ll be playing my piece Barnacles, alongside gorgeous...
In Stockholm for the SMC/SMAC Conference!

In Stockholm for the SMC/SMAC Conference!

I’m here with Jascha Narveson in Stockholm, walking the adorable and/or design-y streets and seeing an amazing, giant, centuries-old ship.  I’m also eating REALLY GOOD HERRING SANDWICHES, thanks to the always reliable recs of Mr. Cameron Britt. But on Tuesday, the Stockholm Music Acoustics Conference / Sound and Music Computing Conference  (yes, together they are one mega-conference…...
Residency at Roulette for the 2013/2014 season culminates with May 1st performance of Here I Am!

Residency at Roulette for the 2013/2014 season culminates with May 1st performance of Here I Am!

I’m really excited to be part of the Roulette Artist Residency Program, with support from the Jerome Foundation – Roulette is such an important, supportive part of the Brooklyn new music landscape and everyone from Jim Staley to the remarkably talented sound staff to the excellent admins make this place a joy to have in my life....
Time Out NY features The Gaits with cover art!

Time Out NY features The Gaits with cover art!

The Gaits, the sound walk that I composed along with Jascha Narveson, Dan Iglesia, and Cameron Britt, (read all about it in this previous post), was depicted as a drawing, complete with polar bears and penguins, on the cover of Time Out Magazine!  Thanks to this adorable TONY love and the amazing producing folks at...