Fefferman, Lainie: composer, performer.
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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...
TILT premieres my piece Big Breath on June 27th

TILT premieres my piece Big Breath on June 27th

I’m was really happy when the amazing Chris McIntyre called me to write this piece to commemorate the 10th anniversary of all things TILT.  I love brass and I’ve been a big TILT fan for ages.  What I ended up making for them is a very theatrical piece called “Big Breath.”  It uses the fabulous...
ETHEL Homebaked Commission!

ETHEL Homebaked Commission!

This is one of those things where I’ve loved ETHEL since being a composer was just a twinkle in my heart’s eye, so getting a Homebaked commission from them was pretty much a dream come true. They’re been playing it around in different venues (for the National Sawdust show it was especially fun to have...
Awarded commission for Grace and Spiritus Chorale

Awarded commission for Grace and Spiritus Chorale

I am so thrilled to be writing a big hunk of choir music for Grace and Spiritus, a fantastic community chorus based in Brooklyn.  I’ve known some of these singers for years, and they’re both talented and thoughtful, as well as adventurous and fun-loving!  Get ready for nonsense syllables and body percussion…
Phthia is finally making some demo tracks!

Phthia is finally making some demo tracks!

Ok, this band has been flying under the radar lately, but with this collection of amazingly talented friends, it’s hard to stay undercover for long!! We’re folky, we’re quirky, we make ribbit-y noises and lovingly fondle banjo heads… we’re Phthia! Phthia is: James Moore on banjo, mandocello, guitars, etc. Sara Budde on clarinet and bass...
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...