June 25, 7PM cabin house concert

IMG_0859You are invited to our house concert June 25 at 7PM!!! We will have another crazy amount of talent from far and wide at our little cabin for our (3RD ANNUAL!) residency.

The concert will feature pianist/composer Quentin Tolimieri and choreographerJessica Gaynor in from Brooklyn, NY. Jessica will perform improvised movement with our group of musicians. Devin Maxwell will perform his new solo vibraphone and electronics piece and we may play other works for the group from pieces we’ve commissioned with conductor Rei Hotoda. We will all be celebrating the turning of our cabin into a music work-space!! We hope to get a ton of great and strange music work done here over the next few years.

The concert is part of our Listen/Space commissions residency, we have commissioned 7 new pieces this year (making 25 new works commissioned since we started 3 years ago!!). This year we have the world-class talents of composer/trumpet Stephanie Richards (San Diego/NYC), percussion Andrew Munsey (San Diego/NYC), saxophone Nathan Herrera (Santa Barbara), composer Jonathan Marmor (NYC), oboe Kristin Olson (NYC), composer/flute DR. Christine Tavolacci (Los Angeles), bass Kevin Farrell (NYC), violin Eric KM Clark (Los Angeles), clarinet/bass clarinet Katie Porter (yours truly), conductor Rei Hotoda (Chicago/SLC), movement Jessica Gaynor (Brooklyn), pianist/composer Quentin Tolimieri (Brooklyn) and percussion/composer Devin Maxwell. Commissions from composers Christine Tavolacci, Devin Maxwell, Jonathan Marmor, Quentin Tolimieri, Stephanie Richards, G Douglas Barrett and André Cormier.

Also, Devin will cook for us. Hopefully something on the grill for a very long time.
more info here https://listenspacemusic.wordpress.com/

We are in Tollgate Canyon.
Email for directions  listenspacenyc@gmail.com

3rd Annual Residency!! Listen/Space Commissions 2017

DSCF3308It’s wild that we’re gearing up for our 3rd residency!!  We have now commissioned 25 new works for experimental chamber ensemble.

RESIDENCY JUNE 24-28, 2017


This year’s commissions feature more chamber music from the group, including a transcription of What Is The Sound Of One Flag for 9 piece chamber ensemble by G Douglas Barrett, a new piece by flutist Christine Tavolacci, ensemble conduction by Stephanie Richards, conductor Rei Hotoda, pianist and composer Quentin Tolimieri and movement improvisations with dancer/choreographer Jessica Gaynor.  We will be recording several evenings of group improvisations, and 7 new chamber music pieces.  It will be stellar.


In residence June 23-28, Tollgate Canyon, Utah: Christine Tavolacci (flute/composer, LA), Katie Porter (clarinet, UT), Kristin Olson (oboe, NYC), Nathan Herrera (Saxophone, Santa Barbara), Stephanie Richards (trumpet/composer, San Diego), Kevin Farrell (bass, NYC), Andrew Munsey (drums, San Diego), Devin Maxwell (composer/vibes, UT), Rei Hotoda (conductor, UT), Quentin Tolimieri (piano/composer, Brooklyn) and Jessica Gaynor (movement, Brooklyn). With pieces by André Cormier, G Douglas Barrett, Stephanie Richards, Jonathan Marmor, Quentin Tolimieri, Devin Maxwell and Christine Tavolacci.

Announcing the 2016 Listen/Space Commissions and Residency!



Announcing the 2016 L/S Commissions and Residency!  Everyone wanted to come back and do it again this summer!  We are supremely interested in watching a body of work evolve, so many composers and performers are the same folks, with some wonderful additions including composers Robert Jędrzejewski, Laura Steenberge and composer/performers Stephanie Richards, Eric KM Clark, Andrew Munsey, Kevin Farrell and Nathan Herrera.

Composers André Cormier, Robert Jędrzejewski, Jonathan Marmor, Devin Maxwell, Stephanie Richards, Eric KM Clark, Andrew Munsey, Kevin Farrell and Nathan Herrera, will be in residence with us!!

This year we have 13 new pieces, including several pieces for an improvising ensemble.  Our residency will take place June 27- July 4, 2016.  Our house concert on July 2 will included composed experimental pieces for smaller ensembles and composed improvisations by composer/performers in the group.

Composers 2016:  G. Douglas Barrett (Brooklyn, NY), Eric KM Clark (Los Angeles, CA), André Cormier (Moncton, Canada), Kevin Farrell (NYC, NY), Nathan Herrera (Santa Barbara, CA), Travis Just (Brooklyn, NY), Robert Jędrzejewski (Poland), Jonathan Marmor (Cambridge, MA), Devin Maxwell (Park City, UT), Andrew Munsey (San Diego, CA), Stephanie Richards (San Diego, CA), Zack Scott (Minneapolis, MN), Laura Steenberge (San Fransisco, CA), and Quentin Tolimieri (Brooklyn, NY).

Ensemble 2016:

Christine Tavolacci, flute
Kristin Olson, oboe
Katie Porter, clarinet
Nathan Herrera, alto sax
Stephanie Richards, trumpet
Eric KM Clark, violin
Robin Streb, viola

Robert Jędrzejewski, cello

Kevin Farrell, bass
Gavin Ryan, vibes
Andrew Munsey, drumset and percussion
Jonathan Marmor, auxiliary percussion
Devin Maxwell, conductor


So, if you happen to be anywhere near Tollgate Canyon in Utah, or are intrigued enough to take a roadtrip out on I-80, we will be premiering all of the L/S Commissions at our cabin Friday, June 26, 7PM.  AND there will be a BBQ afterwards.

Here is the invite:  https://www.paperlesspost.com/events/12827382-15f393cc/event_page



Featuring premiers of new experimental music by
G. Douglas Barrett (Brooklyn, NY)/André Cormier (Moncton, NB)/ Travis Just (Brooklyn, NY)/ Jonathan Marmor (Cambridge, MA)/ Devin Maxwell (Wanship, UT)/ Quentin Tolimieri (Brooklyn, NY)

Played by
Christine Tavolacci, flute (Los Angeles)/ Kristin Olson, oboe (NYC)/ Katie Porter, bass clarinet (UT)/ Nathan Herrera, alto saxophone (NYC)/ Stephanie Richards, trumpet (NYC/San Diego), Eric KM Clark, violin (Los Angeles), Kevin Farrell, bass (NYC), Gavin Ryan, vibraphone (UT), Andrew Munsey, percussion (NYC)

FRIDAY JUNE 26, 2015

Musicians will be in the garage. Audience will be outside. Please BYOB and bring camping chairs, blankets, sweaters, pot-luck, etc, make yourselves comfy.
Music starts at 7PM
BBQ at 8PM

About the Listen/Space Commissions:

This year we commissioned 6 new experimental chamber music pieces for 9 performers. These works represent our long-time collaborators and the best of the music we presented in our concert venue, Listen/Space, in Brooklyn. Over the week of June 22-29, 2015 an all-star ensemble is gathering in our cabin to rehearse and record these new pieces. This House Concert will be our celebratory run-through before we head into the recording studio. More about the project: https://listenspacemusic.wordpress.com/

Please join us!