Fefferman, Lainie: composer, performer.
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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...
Grace & Spiritus Chorale sing "and how was your day today?" in Brooklyn, January 24th, 25th, and 26th

Grace & Spiritus Chorale sing “and how was your day today?” in Brooklyn, January 24th, 25th, and 26th

Well, it’s finally here! After cooking this choir piece for 6 months or so, it’s coming out of the oven, all warm and crispy.  I handed Grace & Spiritus, in answer to their lovely commission, a quirky little guy… or should I say big guy: a 20-minute tour of some of my favorite vocal techniques...
Sideband opening for ensemble et al at Spectrum on January 18th

Sideband opening for ensemble et al at Spectrum on January 18th

Sideband, that ever intrepid laptop ensemble I’ve been cavorting with (playing in) for the last couple of years is opening for ensemble et al‘s record release party at Spectrum!  Florent Ghys will be there kicking up a storm of bass tunes as well.  Come join in the fun and frolic!  We’ll be doing tunes by...
Cynthia Hiebert and Julia Baumgartel play "Awkward Waltz" in Kitchener, Ontario on January 12th

Cynthia Hiebert and Julia Baumgartel play “Awkward Waltz” in Kitchener, Ontario on January 12th

When Cynthia Hiebert, the talented, sparky, Canadian harpsichordist emailed me a few months ago to ask if I had a piece for baroque violin and harpsichord, I almost drooled on my laptop.  Harpsichord and baroque violin are two of my all time favorite instruments!  They’re so sweet and tangy, nostalgic but also very modern sounding,...
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…...
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...