12/7/15 SLM ENSEMBLE SOLO AND CHAMBER WORKS FOR PEACE - THE CELL THEATRE, NYC
8pm The Cell Theatre, NYC
In remembrance of Pearl Harbor and for creation of peace in our time, musicians from the SLM Ensemble perform solo and chamber music compositions and improvisations for peace.
Musicians: Ray Anderson, trombone, Jane Ira Bloom, soprano saxophone, Samir Chatterjee, tabla, Miya Masaoka, koto, Joe McPhee, saxophone, trumpet, Zafer Tawil, oud, violin, qanun, Arab percussion, Dave Taylor, bass trombone, Sarah Weaver, composer
10/8/15 SOURCE SLM ENSEMBLE ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT - ROULETTE, NYC
October 8, 2015 8:00PM
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
General Admission: $20, Members/Students/Seniors: $15
$25/20 Tickets at the door // Doors at 7pm
"Spectral Syn" by Mark Dresser and Sarah Weaver
"Cycles of Awakening" by Sarah Weaver
"SubTeleToning" by Mark Dresser
"Multidimensional Tunings" by Sarah Weaver
Performers - Jen Shyu, voice, Robert Dick, flute, Julie Ferrara, oboe, Rebekah Heller, bassoon, Jane Ira Bloom, soprano saxophone, Oliver Lake, alto saxophone, Ned Rothenberg, bass clarinet, shakuhachi, James Zollar, trumpet, Ray Anderson, trombone, Dave Taylor, bass trombone, George Ziadeh, oud, voice, Miya Masaoka, koto, Ursel Schlicht, piano, Gerry Hemingway, drumset, Mark Dresser, bass, composer, Sarah Weaver, conductor, composer
8/1/15 GERRY HEMINGWAY RESIDENCY "NODE 111" PERFORMANCE - THE STONE, NYC
Gerry Hemingway - The Stone Residency - Program # 5 - "Compositions #2"
Saturday August 1, 2015
"Solo performance + Gerry Hemingway Quartet"
The Stone, Avenue C and 2nd Street, New York City
$15 per set
Solo Performance - including collaborations with interactive video artist Beth Warshafsky and composer Sarah Weaver
This solo performance will present new works for solo trapset by Sarah Weaver, solo works by Hemingway from the newest recording "kernelings" and premiers of interactive work for trap set and interactive video in collaboration with video artist Beth Warshafsky with whom he has collaborated for over 20 years.
Gerry Hemingway Quartet - Ellery Eskelin-tenor, Herb Robertson-trumpet, Mark Helias-ac/el bass, Gerry Hemingway-drums
This group last performed around 2009 and was supplanted by the bookings of his quintet after that time. This is a special opportunity to hear the wonderful chemistry of one of the most actively toured band he has ever had. In 1998 the quartet performed 40 concerts all across the US in a 3 month period. This configuration of the quartet recorded "The Whimbler" for Clean Feed in 2005, they will perform works from that recording and the previous recording "Devils Paradise" as well.
This evening is part of the Gerry Hemingway Retrospective Residency at The Stone July 28-August 2, 2015. See this website for the full schedule and information: http://gerryhemingway.com/stone.html
5/26 & 5/28/15 MARK DRESSER RESIDENCY - SLM ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE, "SLM" BASS ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE - THE STONE, NYC
Ned Rothenberg-Soprano Sax, Julie Ferrara-oboe, Rebekah Heller-bassoon, Matthias Ziegler-flutes, Marty Ehrlich-reeds, Denman Maroney-hyperpiano,
Ben Gerstein-trombone, Dave Taylor-bass trombone, Matt Wilson-drums, Yoon Sun Choi-voice, Mark Dresser-bass & composer
Sarah Weaver-conductor & composer
Bassists: Rufus Reed, Ken Filiano, Brad Jones, John Lindberg, Rob Nairn, Lisa Mezzacappa, Dave Phillips, Mark Dresser - composer
Sarah Weaver-conductor & composer
5/6/15 COLLOQUIUM "TELEMATIC MUSIC: ANALYSIS OF WORKS IN MULTIPLE TIME FRAMES" - STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY, NYStony Brook University Ph.D. Colloquium
"Telematic Music: Analysis of Works in Multiple Time Frames" - Sarah Weaver
An audio and visual presentation on compositional analysis of a variety of telematic music works that utilize multiple time frames for perception of synchrony. The presentation discusses these musical strategies for the telematic medium and placement towards broader contextualization of the medium into the contemporary music landscape.
Stony Brook University, New York, USA
1/30-31/15 UNIVERSAL SYNCHRONY MUSIC VOLUME 3 - STANFORD UNIVERSITY, CA AND YORK UNIVERSITY TORONTO VIA INTERNET
Universal Synchrony Music (USM) is a cosmic multi-year telematic music project in collaboration with the NASA Kepler Mission and NASA ArtSpace exploring musical, technological, and metaphorical realizations of synchrony. Sonification of data from the Kepler Mission on stars and planets 1000-3000 light years away is utilized for presence and interaction for synchrony. Synchrony is defined as perception of alignment of distributed time and space components. This electroacoustic telematic ensemble is comprised of renowned experimental musicians utilizing their individual innovative musical languages in manifestation of the piece. Telematic music is live performance via the internet by musicians in different geographic locations. The network technology involves JackTrip audio software, HD videoconferencing, and Internet2.
USM Volume 1:
USM Volume 1 premiered in April 2013 as part of the “Virtual Tour: A Reduced-Carbon Footprint Concert Series” coordinated by Mark Dresser and Michael Dessen, featuring a large professional ensemble of renowned experimental jazz and computer musicians performing together telematically in San Diego, California and Stony Brook, New York. Sonifications of data streams on variable stars from the NASA Kepler Mission were shaped as an ongoing “cosmic stream” component of the piece, together with musical concepts including interaction and harmonization with cosmic sounds, creating perception of synchrony across local and extreme distances, exploring the nature of closeness and distance beyond physical characteristics, the nature of sound in a vacuum, and cultural and human levels of synchrony.
USM Volume 2:
USM Volume 2 April 2014 continued this work and focuses on the metaphor of the NASA Kepler Mission’s search for habitable planets as a search for synchrony. Over 700 planets have been identified in the habitable zone so far through this mission. USM Volume 2 sonifies these habitable planets and the stars they orbit, utilizing data such as light curves, phase curves, surface gravity, magnitude, radius, temperature, celestial coordinates, period, transit depth, transit duration, solar planet ratio, distance from Earth, and orbital alignments with Earth. This sonification gives presence to these planets and stars as a “third location” in the telematic concert and explores their attributes for synchrony. USM Volume 2 was developed in close consultation with the performers, data analysts, and technologists. The musical concepts include resonance, timbral synthesis, integration, nodal intersections, pulsation, contour, harmonics, inner universe and outer universe relations, and alignment as synchrony.
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/414245048719909/
Concert Listings: http://scgp.stonybrook.edu/archives/11021
USM Volume 3:
USM Volume 3 emphasizes interdependence of habitability. The surround sound enables the expansive experience of spatialized data sonification such as orbiting, constellations, and being inside of a habitable planetary system. Visualization of the data is utilized interactively with the sonifications for added presence and processing of the objects. The piece begins with alignments of the orbits of hundreds of habitable planets in multiplanetary systems with Earth. This continues into more orbital alignments spatialized in rotation around the Kepler field. The second section sonifies and visualizes constellations of the stars of multiplanetary systems with habitable planets in the Kepler field. The third section expresses the metaphor of inner habitability of the self.
1/12-26/15 SOUTHEAST ASIAN TOUR - GERRY HEMINGWAY AND SARAH WEAVER - THAILAND, MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE
January 12-26, 2015
Southeast Asian Tour to Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore
Gerry Hemingway, solo percussion works
Sarah Weaver, compositions for Gerry Hemingway
Sponsors Include: KLEX KL Experimental Film and Video Festival, Liminal Music Inc., Pro Helvetia