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UPCOMING

  • 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.
  • June 12, 2018 – Will be performing 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.
  • June 20, 2018 – Conducting 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. 6 pm. 
  • Fall 2018 – Conducting several performances of Lost Words, a collection of pieces featuring poems by the acclaimed English poet Robert McFarlane, taken from his recent book The Lost Words. The ten compositions are commissions by Amalgama in collaboration with composers Luis Amaya, Fjóla Evans, Eli Greenhoe, Barry Sharp, Taylor Brook, Ashkan Behzadi, Maria Kaoutzani, Tanner Porter, Salina Fisher, and Reiko Füting. Performance details coming up soon, but will feature performances at many NYC and Westchester locations, including schools, libraries, and other venues. Amalgama will also be performing in Ithaca, NY, and Boston, MA.

 

RECENT

  • 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 brings 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.