4th annual Listen/Space Residency

We held our 4th annual Listen/Space residency at the end of June 2018 in Tollgate Canyon, Utah.  We recorded new pieces by Lucie Vitkova, Stephanie Richards, Devin Maxwell, Eric KM Clark, Kevin Farrell, Jonathan Marmor and Andre Cormier with musicians Katie Porter, Kristin Olson, Christine Tavolacci, Eric KM Clark, Nathan Herrera, Phil Rodriguez, Gavin Ryan, Jake Rosenzweig and Kevin Farrell.  And baby Ramona!  And we held a house concert featuring Andre Cormier’s Piling Sand, Piling Stone 4, a US premiere of the 96 minute cumulative delay loop for solo flute performed by Christine Tavolacci, we also played pieces by James Tenney, Johannes Kreidler and Devin Maxwell.

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Listen/Space Books Pre-Sale & Fundraiser

HELLO!  What the hell have we been doing out in Utah, anyway?  AND ALSO, WOULD YOU LIKE A BOOK?

WE HAVE 3!  THREE VOLUMES!  AND MANY HOURS OF MUSIC TO SHARE.

THIS IS A PRE-SALE.

Please support our Kickstarter:  http://kck.st/2LjkGze

LISTEN/SPACE COMMISSIONS BOOK DETAILS:

 

VOL 1

Words by Katie Porter & eldritch Priest.  Book design: André Cormier.

Musicians:

Christine Tavolacci, flute.  Kristin Olson, oboe.  Katie Porter, clarinet/bass clarinet.  Nathan Herrera, alto saxophone.  Stephanie Richards, trumpet.  Eric KM Clark, violin.  Kevin Farrell, bass.  Gavin Ryan, vibraphone.  Andrew Munsey, percussion.  Devin Maxwell, conductor.

Scores:

G. Douglas Barrett Everything is purged from this composition but Melody, no ideas have entered this work (x100) (2015 MUSIC FROM LISTEN/SPACE) for an ensemble of (up to) nine members.

André Cormier Dengel Sele Esbe (2015 MUSIC FROM LISTEN/SPACE) for flute, oboe, bass clarinet, trumpet, alto saxophone, bass drum, vibraphone, violin, double bass.

Travis Just Keep Your Eyes Open (2015 MUSIC FROM LISTEN/SPACE) for flute, oboe, bass clarinet, trumpet, alto saxophone, violin, electric bass and drumset.

Jonathan Marmor Short Stories (2015 MUSIC FROM LISTEN/SPACE) for flute, oboe, clarinet, trumpet, alto saxophone, violin, bass and vibraphone.

Devin Maxwell Ogden, UT (2015 MUSIC FROM LISTEN/SPACE) for flute, oboe, bass clarinet, trumpet, alto saxophone, violin, bass, vibraphone and percussion.

Quentin Tolimieri Septet (2015 MUSIC FROM LISTEN/SPACE) for flute, oboe, clarinet, trumpet, alto saxophone, percussion and violin.

 

VOL 2

Words by Katie Porter & eldritch Priest.  Book design: André Cormier.

Musicians:

Christine Tavolacci, flute. Kristin Olson, oboe. Katie Porter, clarinet/bass clarinet. Nathan Herrera, alto saxophone. Stephanie Richards, trumpet. Eric KM Clark, violin. Robin Streb, viola. Robert Jedrzjewski, cello. Kevin Farrell, bass. Gavin Ryan, vibraphone. Andrew Munsey, percussion. Devin Maxwell, conductor.

Scores:

G. Douglas Barrett Transcription of Complex Financial Instruments (Ensemble/Exchange) (2016 Listen/Space Commissions) for violin, viola, bass and vibraphone.

Eric KM Clark some short layerings (2016 Listen/Space Commissions) for flute, alto saxophone and trumpet.

André Cormier Fontaine des innocents (2016 Listen/Space Commissions) for flute, oboe, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, violin, viola, bass and vibraphone.

Kevin Farrell Patience and Stability (2016 Listen/Space Commissions) for improvising double bass solo and ensemble: flute, oboe, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, violin, viola, cello, vibraphone and percussion.

Nathan Herrera Charity Valley (2016 Listen/Space Commissions) for improvising ensemble.

Robert Jedrzejewski Autopoiesis (2016 Listen/Space Commissions) for improvising ensemble.

Travis Just Successful Death Gaze (2016 Listen/Space Commissions) for violin solo and four percussionists.

Jonathan Marmor 38 Oboe Concertos & Billboard Charts Harmony Transitions (2016 Listen/Space Commissions) for oboe solo, bass guitar, vibraphone and percussion.

Devin Maxwell Cloudseeding 2 (2016 Listen/Space Commissions) for flute, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, violin, viola, cello, double bass.

Andrew Munsey Filament (2016 Listen/Space Commissions) for trumpet, cello, bass, percussion.

Stephanie Richards Miel (2016 Listen/Space Commissions) for improvising ensemble.

Laura Steenberge Ritual for three (2016 Listen/Space Commissions) for flute, alto saxophone and percussion.

Quentin Tolimieri Quintet (2016 Listen/Space Commissions) for alto saxophone, trumpet, electric bass, vibraphone and percussion.

 

VOL 3

Words by Katie Porter & eldritch Priest. Book design: André Cormier.

Musicians:

Christine Tavolacci, flute. Kristin Olson, oboe. Katie Porter, clarinet/bass clarinet. Nathan Herrera, alto saxophone. Stephanie Richards, trumpet. Eric KM Clark, violin. Kevin Farrell, bass. Quentin Tolimieri, piano. Andrew Munsey, percussion. Jessica Gaynor, movement. Rei Hotoda, conductor.

Scores:

G Douglas Barrett Sound of one flag (transcription) (2017 Listen/Space Commissions) for flute, oboe, alto saxophone, trumpet, violin, bass guitar, percussion

Andre Cormier circa SEPTxSEPT (2017 Listen/Space Commissions) for flute, oboe, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, violin, electric bass.

Jonathan Marmor Full Movie (2017 Listen/Space Commissions) for flute, oboe, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, violin, electric bass.

Quentin Tolimieri Lord Quentin (2017 Listen/Space Commissions) for clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, piano, bass, drums.

Christine Tavolacci A Prism (2017 Listen/Space Commissions) for flute, oboe, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, percussion.

Devin Maxwell Cloudseeding 3 (2017 Listen/Space Commissions) for flute, oboe, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, vibraphone, electric bass, percussion.

Stephanie Richards Combat Breathing (do not go gentle) (2017 Listen/Space Commissions) for flute, oboe, clarinet, alto saxophone, violin, electric bass, piano, percussion.

Nathan Herrera, Stephanie Richards, Eric KM Clark, Christine Tavolacci, Andrew Munsey, Quentin Tolimieri, Kevin Farrell Improvisation I

Nathan Herrera, Stephanie Richards, Eric KM Clark, Christine Tavolacci, Andrew Munsey, Quentin Tolimieri, Kevin Farrell Improvisation II

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

HOUSE CONCERT JUNE 25, 2017 7PM

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.

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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!

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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