Something Out There @ Bregenz Festival
Aug
16
to Aug 17

Something Out There @ Bregenz Festival

As part of ensemble Something Out There, the culmination of a season-long working process with composer François Sarhan to develop a performance where the performers are equally actors and musicians.

Inspired by the Russian avant-garde and by weird and wonderful objets trouvés from European cultural history, grotesque and humorous worlds will come into being. Figures like Fyodor Dostoevsky's fantastical narrator Bobok and the eccentric Professor Henry Glaçon flit in and out of the proceedings.

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Timber @ Creative Alliance
Mar
8
6:30 PM18:30

Timber @ Creative Alliance

Michael Gordon’s monumental percussion sextet Timber, presented as part of my residency at Creative Alliance.
In creating this production, I’m collaborating with Arx Duo and Beyond This Point for the performance, and with light artists McCormack and Figg to design a responsive and immersive lighting system.

This performance of Timber will be performed entirely on instruments found in and around the many vacant and abandoned homes in Baltimore.

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QuaQuaQua with The Third Guy @ Rhizome, Redroom, Spectrum
Nov
11
to Nov 18

QuaQuaQua with The Third Guy @ Rhizome, Redroom, Spectrum

East Coast mini-tour with Brussels-based duo The Third Guy. In this case QuaQuaQua becomes the 3rd and 4th guys. Program includes theatrical works by François Sarhan and Georges Aperghis, works for lights and sounds by Simon Løffler and Kaj Duncan David, and improvisations.

Nov 11 - Rhizome (DC)

Nov 12 - Redroom (Baltimore)

Nov 18 - Spectrum (NYC)

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Iron & Coal
May
3
8:00 PM20:00

Iron & Coal

New theatrical concert by Jeremy Schonfeld. Inspired by the memoir of Schonfeld’s father, who spent a year in the Auschwitz concentration camp at the age of ten. In collaboration with Contemporaneous, Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras, Alexandria Harmonizers, and Strathmore Children's Chours

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So Much Love
Apr
14
8:30 PM20:30

So Much Love

A new evening-length theatrical work from François Sarhan.

  • From the mundane to the sublime
  • musings on b-music to full-out masochistic existential crises
  • Knife-play as scientific method to get to the bottom of the nature of analogies
  • And Angels of Ashes give back your passions.

Performed with Ernst Surberg (Ensemble Mosaïk), Kobe van Cauwenberghe (Zwerm), Frederik Sakham, Simon Florin, and François Sarhan

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So Much Love
Apr
10
to Apr 11

So Much Love

  • Theatre National d'Orleans (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A new evening-length theatrical work from François Sarhan.

  • From the mundane to the sublime
  • musings on b-music to full-out masochistic existential crises
  • Knife-play as scientific method to get to the bottom of the nature of analogies
  • And Angels of Ashes give back your passions.

Performed with Ernst Surberg (Ensemble Mosaïk), Kobe van Cauwenberghe (Zwerm), Frederik Sakham, Simon Florin, and François Sarhan

Info and tickets here

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Recalibrating: Performance @ Creative Alliance
Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

Recalibrating: Performance @ Creative Alliance

As part of fellow Creative Alliance resident Adam Davies exhibition Reroutings, I'll be performing in the gallery space in dialogue with Adam's captivating works. Based on Michael Gordon's Timber and XY, I'll be sonically exploring the same relationships between natural and built structures that Adam Davies uncovers with his unique photography.

More information here

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10 Minutes Tops and Open Studios @ Creative Alliance
Feb
17
6:00 PM18:00

10 Minutes Tops and Open Studios @ Creative Alliance

All eight current Creative Alliance artists-in-residence have 10 minutes to do whatever they want on stage. I'll be showing the two extremes of my practice: some Bach on marimba, and some motion sensors made from Wii controllers.

Afterwards, there will be two hours of Open Studios, where you can wander in and out of each artist's live/work space, see their work up close, and have a conversation.

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Opening for Anna and Elizabeth @ Creative Alliance
Oct
16
8:00 PM20:00

Opening for Anna and Elizabeth @ Creative Alliance

I'll be doing a short opening set for celebrated folk duo Anna and Elizabeth at the Creative Alliance. A little hit of experimental wasabi before the hearty Appalachian stew of pure harmonies and poignant lyrics. Anna and Elizabeth will also be joined by gamba virtuoso Liam Byrne and superb hardanger fiddler Cleek Schrey.

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QuaQuaQua presents Awkwardly Social @ Dixon Place
Jun
15
7:30 PM19:30

QuaQuaQua presents Awkwardly Social @ Dixon Place

A slap in the face – that’s the leitmotif. A plugged ear, thus no voice – that’s the key signature. A raised knife – harmonic development. Three flicks of the tabletop – a fugue subject. Awkwardly Social takes the precision of percussion and puts it in the Black Box. Once inside, it takes a tip from Schrödinger’s cat and assumes a superposition. Both theater and music. Neither theater nor music.

QuaQuaQua presents a program of theatrically-inspired works by Mark Applebaum, Thierry De Mey, and the unconscionable François Sarhan

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Sound and Body
May
18
to May 21

Sound and Body

  • Onassis Cultural Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Joining members of the Ictus Ensemble's academy program for this "revival" of a children's program from 2013. Sound and Body will be presented as part of Zonzo Compagnie's Big Bang Festival in Athens, Greece. Including some classics by Thierry De Mey and Steve Reich, as well as the more "corporeal" and adventurous sides of François Sarhan and Francesco Filidei

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