Fefferman, Lainie: composer, performer.
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Video of Elements (culmination of HERE Arts Residency) is live!

Video of Elements (culmination of HERE Arts Residency) is live!

HERE Arts Center is an amazing resource for artists working in performance. At the HARP residency I enjoyed for the 2015/2016 season, directors Kim Whitener and Kristin Marting encouraged all the fellows to take risks and try new things.  Boy did I try new things!  My piece “Elements,” for me and Joe Bergen (of Mantra Percussion...
Transient Canvas premieres Hyggelig in New England March 3rd and 4th

Transient Canvas premieres Hyggelig in New England March 3rd and 4th

When I saw Transient Canvas play at New Music Gathering a few years ago, my jaw dropped. They are just what I crave from ensemble playing: focused, energetic, joyful, and AMAZINGLY linked in their playing, movement and breathing. And of course, you know, marimba and bass clarinet – what’s not to love. So when they...
New voice and electronics piece to premiere at Merkin Hall on December 15th

New voice and electronics piece to premiere at Merkin Hall on December 15th

When the fabulous lads of EiO (Experiments in Opera) come a knockin’… you propose your dream project and they tell you to get rockin’! For a good bit now, I’ve been dipping my toes, then feet, then ankles and shins deeper and deeper into the land of electronic music.  Through our work in laptop ensemble...
Fünf Kleine Klavierstücke played by Lee Dionne at YIVO in NYC November 2nd

Fünf Kleine Klavierstücke played by Lee Dionne at YIVO in NYC November 2nd

When Alex Weiser over at YIVO (the NYC based Institute for Jewish Research that actually began in Vilna in 1925!) asked me to come over for a chat a few months ago, we ended up talking about everything from racist showtunes to vegetarian gefilte fish.  When he asked me to email him some scores, little...
New arrangement of Impostor Syndrome at New Music New College on October 1st

New arrangement of Impostor Syndrome at New Music New College on October 1st

A little bit ago, I wrote a piano trio for Hotel Elefant called Impostor Syndrome. I based the piece on a psychological phenomenon described by clinical psychologists Dr. Pauline R. Clance and Dr. Suzanne A. Imes in their paper “The Impostor Phenomenon in High Achieving women.”  (You can read a bunch about my process in...
Lainie gives talk to Yale Community on September 23rd

Lainie gives talk to Yale Community on September 23rd

I’m pretty excited to be heading back to my alma mater to give a talk on the lecture series curated by the folks at St. Anthony Hall.  They asked me to speak on any topic my composer’s noodle desires, so I’ve decided to create a tour through my current preoccupation: the management of change and...
Market Day featured at LABAlive in NYC on June 2nd

Market Day featured at LABAlive in NYC on June 2nd

As a culmination of my intensely fun fellowship year through the LABA program at the 14th St Y, my string quartet setting of James Sturm’s wrenching graphic novel Market Day will be featured on their final event of the LABAlive season.  I was so lucky to be able to bring in Steve Taylor and Patrick...
Elements has first 20 minute workshop on CULTUREMART March 8th and 9th

Elements has first 20 minute workshop on CULTUREMART March 8th and 9th

Here it is, folks! My first year as a resident composer at the HERE Arts center is about to have its first blossom on the three: my combo story-telling, math-explaining, percussion-hitting, Radiolab meets John Cage with a splash of Georg Cantor, comes to CULTUREMART (like a buffet of workshops of the pieces the HERE fellows...
James Moore & Andie Springer play Wine Pairings for LABA's DRUNK night on Thursday, January 21st, at 7:30pm

James Moore & Andie Springer play Wine Pairings for LABA’s DRUNK night on Thursday, January 21st, at 7:30pm

As part of this awesome LABA fellowship that I have at the 14th Street Y this year, I create my first new piece of art!  Every other week since September, this amazing group of Jewish writers, artists, musicians, dancers, and film makers get together and read sacred Jewish texts that deal with notions of physical...
The Gaits is back for year FIVE! Monday, December 21st at 5pm

The Gaits is back for year FIVE! Monday, December 21st at 5pm

It’s back!  For the fifth 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 Fiddly Tune for Gertrudes Album Release in Brooklyn on November 21st

James Moore & Andie Springer play Fiddly Tune for Gertrudes Album Release in Brooklyn on November 21st

James Moore and Andie Springer – TWO OF MY FAVORITE PEOPLE IN THE WORLD – are having a big blast off for their album release On Saturday, November 21st, at 8pm in Williamsburg at the 17 Frost Theater.  Their album, Gertrudes, is chock full of fantastic (and amazing diverse!) stuff and I’m so proud to...
Stone Mason Projects performs excerpts from Here I Am at the National Opera Center November 12th

Stone Mason Projects performs excerpts from Here I Am at the National Opera Center November 12th

Pamela Stein is an amazing soprano, composer, and advocate of New Music. When she asked me for the a capella trio movements from Here I Am, my big crazy Hebrew Bible meditation work, I was overjoyed. Stone Mason Projects is doing exciting work and I’m pretty curious to hear what a new trio of singers...