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UPCOMING.

  • October 21, 2018 – Conducting Amalgama’s opening concert of the season, performing Luis Fernando Amaya’s Sky-Wire, Maria Kaoutzani’s Adder, and Michal Massoud’s Strangler Fig. Will also participate in a free improv using percussion instruments and the piano. Areté Venue and Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. 8 pm.
  • November 7, 2018 – Conducting Amalgama’s workshop with the Berkeley Carroll’s school’s 4th graders, including performances of Luis Fernando Amaya’s Sky-Wire and Maria Kaoutzani’s Adder, as well as some free improvisation involving the children.
  • November 27, 2018 – Conducting Reaching for the Arts’ choirs in a performance at the Light up the Night event at Broadway Mall, 72nd street, Manhattan, NY.
  • December 3, 2018 – Conducting Amalgama’s second concert of the season, performing Tanner Porter’s Heather, Barry Sharp’s Bluebell, Salina Fisher’s Kingfish, as well as Michal Massoud’s structured improvisation. Will also participate in a free improv using percussion instruments and the piano. Our Savior’s Atonement Church, 189th and Broadway, Manhattan, NY. 7:30 pm.
  • February 11, 2018 – Conducting Amalgama in the Manhattan School of Music’s Contemporary Performance Program’s (CPP) 10th Anniversary Celebration Concert. Manhattan School of Music.

 

RECENT

  • August 20, 2018 – Appointed as principal music teacher at the Harbor Charter School in East Harlem.
  • June 20, 2018 – Conducted the Reaching for the Arts choir in their end-of-the-year concert, “Whistle a Happy Tune.” Kauffman Center, Ann Goodman Recital Hall, Manhattan, NY. 
  • June 12, 2018 – Performed at the piano for “Amalgama at Areté,” a concert featuring works by Dennehy, Quinn Collins, a structured improvisation for quintet written by me, and a free improvisation with me at the piano featuring Amalgama’s percussionist, Caitlin Cawley, and guest performer Nina Dante. Areté Venue and Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
  • June 8-10, 2018 — Musical director and conductor of Simulacrum, a multi-media opera produced by PATH New Music Theatre. Featuring 6 composers (Reiko Füting, Longfei Li, Meng Wang, James Diaz, Peters Kramer, and Yangzhi Ma), directed by Arthur Makaryan, sung by Lucy Dhegrae, Nina Dante, and Nathaniel Sullivan. 3-Legged Dog (3LD), Manhattan, NY. 8 pm performances.
  • May 7, 2018 — Conducted “Moon, Line, Shadow,” Amalgama’s take on Pierrot Lunaire. Queen’s College Arts Festival, Queens, NY.
  • May 5, 2018 — Conducted James Diaz’s About Mirrors for orchestra. Manhattan School of Music, New York, NY. 
  • May 3, 2018 — Conducted “Moon, Line, Shadow,” Amalgama’s take on Pierrot LunaireMise-en-Place, Brooklyn, NY.
  • April 19, 2018 — Conducted Charles Colwell’s A Richness of Seclusion for chamber ensemble. CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY.
  • April 15, 2018 — Conducted Tania León’s Toque in Concert on the Slope’s 2018 Fundraiser Gala Concert. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Brooklyn, NY.
  • April 15, 2018 — New composition for tape in collaboration with pianist and cook Idith Korman as part of Francesca Ferrara and Emma Ressel’s event, Common Senses, that brought together composers, cooks, and performers. The event also featured a tasting and free improvisation by Amalgama in which I performed on guitar. Mayday Space, Brooklyn, NY.

 

ARCHIVE

  • April 12, 2018 — Performance of Vulgaritka for flute and tape by Aawa White at APNM’s 2018 Electronic Music Concert. National Opera Center, New York, NY. 
  • March 13, 2018Conducting Philippe Leroux’s Voi(rex) on vocalist Amber Evans’s recital. Manhattan School of Music, New York, NY. 
  • January 27, 2018 — Performed on electric bass with Amalgama at Viola Yip and Julian Day’s From Me to You and Back Again, an installation by Tim Bruniges. New York University, New York, NY. 
  • December 17, 2017 — Conducted the Harbor School Choir for Reaching for the Arts’ Christmas Concert. Merkin Hall, Manhattan, NY. 
  • December 10, 2017 — Conducted works by Reiko Füting and my own, and performed with Amalgama on electric bass for “Amalgama at Spectrum.” Spectrum, Brooklyn, NY.
  • November 19, 2017 — Performance of Incidence for two unspecified instruments by Iktus Duo at the Multicultural Sonic Muse Festival. The Secret Theatre, Queens, NY
  • November 4, 2017 — Conducted Louis Goldford’s Uberrima Fides at the “Music from Morningside Heights” concert series. Scholes Street Studio, Brooklyn, NY
  • August 1, 2017 — Co-founded Amalgama, a new music ensemble focused on bridging the gap between fully-notated music and free improvisation, with Lena Vidulich. New York, NY.  
  • July 15, 2017 — Appointed as choral conductor with Reaching for the Arts. Manhattan, NY.  
  • August 1, 2017 — Appointed as general manager for the Association for the Promotion of New Music (APNM). Manhattan, NY.  
  • July 7, 2017 — Co-organized and conducted ROLE/PLAY, a concert featuring the music of Matthew Ricketts and Nina C. Young in which the composers joined the ensemble to perform a semi-improvised work prepared by Michal. Scholes Street Studio, Brooklyn, NY.  
  • April 2, 2017 — Composed and conducted She Said for Tamika Gorski’s “24-hour Concert” in which composers and performers were randomly paired and given 24 hours to compose/rehearse a new piece. Manhattan School of Music, New York, NY. 
  • June 2017 — Composition student Maria Mutz admitted to Northwestern University’s Undergraduate in Music Composition program.
  • March 31, 2017 — Conducted Zosha di Castri’s La Forma dello Spazio at the “Music from Morningside Heights” concert series. Schole Street Studio, Brooklyn, NY. 
  • February 6, 2017 — Presented my music at Harvard’s colloquium for composers. Cambridge, MA.
  • January 6, 2017 — Final Recital for DMA degree at Northwestern University. Galvin Hall, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. 
  • December 14-17, 2016 — Performances of Glib, commissioned by the Zafa Collective. Evanston, IL, and Chicago, IL. 
  • November 12, 2016 — Conducted Vicente Hansen Atria’s Speleology at the “Music from Morningside Heights” concert series. Firehouse Space, Brooklyn, NY.