Projects

"The most successful new music event in the city…the combination of music and art has vaulted the series into must-see status" (Austin American Statesman)

Winner of the 2012 Austin Critics' Table Award, SoundSpace is a concert series at the Blanton Museum of Art. Programs feature large scale simultaneous, hybrid performances throughout the museum's galleries.

I am currently an Artist-in-Residence at the Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia from 2012-2013.  I'll be working with the Social Practice Lab, which focuses on "Philadelphia’s Chinatown North as a dynamic neighborhood site for local and national artists to explore contemporary visual and performing arts that forge alliances to encourage neighborhood development and positive change within the community."  Blog page

Trombone Experiments, is a blog devoted to the discussion of emerging techniques and trends in the world of brass.  I hope that it will serve as a helpful resource for performers and composers, and as a catalyst for the creation of inventive new work.

folk re-imagined is a project that examines various folk music traditions through the combination of electronics + trombone + violin.  We have presented our work across the US, in Europe, and in South America.


I am a member of Ensemble Signal which is a contemporary music group based out of NYC, directed by Brad Lubman. The group is a consortium of sorts, drawing members from Alarm Will Sound, JACK Quartet, and the Asphalt Orchestra.  Some recent highlights include performances at Tanglewood, the Guggenheim Museum,  the Bang on a Can Marathon, and at (le) poisson rouge.

The Language and Sound Project is a concept-driven program of pieces exploring the connection between language, text, music, and sound.  The show consists of works I commissioned from composers in the US, Europe, and the Middle East. The program intertwines different modes of communication, including the contrapuntal language of J.S. Bach,  the language of chimpanzees, Texas cattle auctioneers, and Tuvan throat singing.

Calendar

Oct 26-29

Playing with Slee Sinfonietta at U Buffalo

Oct 20

SoundSpace at the Blanton Museum

Featuring Anthony Braxton's Composition No. 19 for 100 marching tubas

Austin, TX

Oct 16-18

HATCH retreat

Austin, TX

Sept 30, 8PM

Spectrum, NYC

With Mike Gurfield + Nathan Koci

Sept 29

New Spaces / New Formats Festival

Pew Center for Arts and Heritage

Premiering a new piece by Jeb Lewis and myself for trombone, honey bees, carrilon, and electronics!

Christ Church, Philadelphia, PA

Sept 28

Pearl Street Large Scale Instrumnet Installation

Asian Arts Initiative

Philadelphia, PA

Sept 22

Inuksuit by John Luther Adams for 9-99 percussionists, performed outdoors

The Contemporary / Laguna Gloria

Austin, TX

Sept 14

ex mus concert series : The Language and Sound Project : works by Hilda Paredes, Corey Dargel, Jacob TV, and more!

CentralTrak Gallery, Dallas, TX

Sept 10

World Premiere of  Hilda Paredes' Parafrasis for solo trombone. FREE concert and FREE booze!

Miller Theatre, NYC

August 9, 2013
The Stone : Signal BRASS: Nathan Koci and Mike Gurfield!
New York, NY

July 20 - August 16, 2013
Asian Arts Initiative Residency
Philadelphia, PA

July 15, 2013 
They, Who Sound
 
Avant-Garden
Houston, TX

July 14, 2013 
Church of the Friendly Ghost 
with Peter Stopschinki
Austin, TX

June 23, 2013
John Luther Adams' Inuksuit 
Crystal Bridges Museum 
Bentonville, AR

June 16 - 29, 2013
Artosphere Festival 
Fayetteville, AR

June 13 - 15
Asian Arts Initiative Residency
Philadelphia, PA

June 4 - 9, 2013
Ensemble Signal
with Irvine Arditti
June in Buffalo Festival

June 1 - 4, 2013 
Charles Wuorinen's It Happens Like This 
Slee Sinfonietta
June in Buffalo Festival

April 19-24, 2013
Ensemble Signal @ University of Buffalo
Buffalo, NY

April 18
SEAMUS Electronic Music Conference
Minneapolis, MN

March 10
SoundSpace at the Blanton
Austin, TX

Jan 11-13
Texas Tech 
Lubbock, TX

2012

Dec 2-5
Asian Arts Initiative Residency
Philadelphia, PA

Nov 2-3
Third Practice Festival
Richmond, VA

Oct 26
San Antonio Chamber Orchestra
Varese's Octandre 

Oct 21
SoundSpace at the Blanton
Space and Symmetry 
Austin, TX 

Sept 13-19
Asian Arts Initiative Residency
Philadelphia, PA 

Sept 8
Happy Birthday, Mr. Cage!
Austin, TX 

June 21-July 11
folk re-imagined tour
Germany + Switzerland 

June 12-23
Artosphere Festival
Fayetteville, AR 

June 3-10
June in Buffalo
Ensemble Signal
Buffalo, NY