Ethan Hayden | composer, performer, author
Ethan Hayden | composer, performer, researcher
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2017 Indeterminacy Festival
Ethan will perform with Sotto Voce as part of a large ensemble presenting music by Stanzi Vaubel at the 2017 Indeterminacy Festival.
May 19-20
Silo City (Marine A)
Buffalo, NY
7:30pm
$10 general, $5 students
Sotto Voce: Lullabies and Landscapes
Sotto Voce, a new Buffalo-based vocal collective, will present Lullabies and Landscapes, an evening of music for voice by contemporary composers. Program to feature works by Brien Henderson, Eva-Maria Houben, György Ligeti, Pauline Oliveros, Lauren Redhead, and James Weeks.
May 7, 2017
Buffalo, NY
2:00pm
Buffalo State Digital Music Ensemble: Artificial Intelligence
Buff State's Digital Music Ensemble, of which Ethan is interim-director, presents their Spring concert, which features works by Raymond Scott, Boards of Canada, and Aphex Twin.
April 27, 2017
Ciminelli Recital Hall, Buffalo State University
Buffalo, NY
7:30pm
Buffalo State Interactive Synthesizer Orchestra: Scratch
Buff State's Interactive Synthesizer Orchestra presents their spring concert under Ethan's direction. Program to feature works from the repertoire of the Scratch Orchestra, including pieces by Ono, Skempton, Stockhausen, and Wolff.
April 26, 2017
Ciminelli Recital Hall, Buffalo State University
Buffalo, NY
7:30pm
Null Point presents Gyre Ensemble
Null Point hosts Swiss trio, the Gyre Ensemble, for a concert of works by Jessie Downs, Mark So, and Colin Tucker.
April 26, 2017
Buffalo, NY
8:30pm
$5-10 sliding scale
SEAMUS 2017
Ethan will perform his work for kalimba and electronics, In Wahrheit saß ein buckliger Zwerg darin, der ein Meister im Schachspiel war und die Hand der Puppe an Schnüren lenkte, at the 32nd national conference of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States.
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
Saint Cloud, MN
9:30am
Silence/Noise/Stasis: Experimental Music at Sugar City
In a concert curated by Colin Tucker, Ethan will perform a set opening up for visiting artists Morgan Evans-Weiler and Luke Martin. Ethan will perform several of his works for solo instrument and live electronics that explore drones, noise, and just intonation, including In Wahrheit… and Hommage à TC.
April 16, 2017
Buffalo, NY
7:00pm
$5-10
Wooden Cities: Women in the Electronic Arts
Wooden Cities caps off a two-day residency at Buffalo State College's Digital Music Production program with a concert of works emphasizing the contribution of female composers in electroacoustic music. Program to include works by Anna Meredith, Pauline Oliveros, Yoko Ono, Kaija Saariaho, Amanda Stuart, and Gayle Young.
April 14, 2017
Ciminelli Recital Hall, Buffalo State College
Buffalo, NY
7:30pm
Collaborative Electro-Acoustic Music Series: Concert II
Ethan will perform his work for kalimba and electronics, In Wahrheit saß ein buckliger Zwerg darin, der ein Meister im Schachspiel war und die Hand der Puppe an Schnüren lenkte, at a collaborative concert between Buffalo State and York University.
April 12, 2017
Ciminelli Recital Hall, Buffalo State College
Buffalo, NY
7:30pm
free
Null Point presents Patchwork
Null Point hosts Cleveland duo Patchwork, for a concert of works by Didkovsky, Ling, Sokol, Wilmoth, and Wubbels. Ethan will perform a set of works by Beuger, Kosugi, and Shiomi with Null Point curator Colin Tucker.
March 28, 2017
Buffalo, NY
7:00pm
$5-10 suggested donation
Sotto Voce: Something Old, Something New
Sotto Voce, a new Buffalo-based vocal collective, will present Something Old, Something New, an evening of music for voice by contemporary composers. Program to feature works by Julius Eastman, Brien Hendersen, Porter James, and Sylvia Lim.
March 15, 2017
Buffalo, NY
8:00pm
Wooden Cities: Cobra @ Houghton
Wooden Cities performs a concert of new and improvisatory works during a residency at Houghton College's Greatbatch School of Music. Program to include Ethan's Brion Gysin setting, in the beginning was the word, John Zorn's Cobra, and works by Julius Eastman and Anthony Braxton.
February 10, 2017
Houghton College Center for the Arts
Houghton, NY
7:30pm
Buffalo State Digital Music Ensemble
Buff State's Digital Music Ensemble, of which Ethan is interim-director, presents their Fall concert, which features works by Pärt, Pisaro, and Young, and will include several works from Peter Ablinger's Black Series.
November 29, 2016
Ciminelli Recital Hall, Buffalo State University
Buffalo, NY
7:30pm
Sotto Voce: Strange Songs
Sotto Voce, a new Buffalo-based vocal collective, will present Strange Songs, an evening of music for voice by living composers. Program to feature works by Antoine Beuger, Reiko Füting, Sylvia Lim, and James Weeks.
November 17, 2016
Buffalo, NY
8:00pm
Null Point 10
Ethan will perform several works for 'objects' at the tenth null point event. The program will feature three performances by tubist Aaron Hynds.
November 9, 2016
Buffalo, NY
8:00pm
$5-10 sliding scale
James Currie & Wooden Cities: Examples of Excess
Wooden Cities collaborates with James Currie, a well-known musicologist currently teaching at the University at Buffalo, to create a performance piece around a lecture on music, philosophy, and critical theory. Performance will also include a performance of Louis Andriessen's Toespraak, for speaking trombonist.
October 27, 2016
Buffalo, NY
8:00pm
A Madness Shared By Many
Ethan's video work, "…ce dangereux supplément…", will be presented at the opening performance of A Madness Shared by Many, a collection of experimental poetic works curated by Sammy Bull.
October 8, 2016
New York, NY
5:00pm
Wooden Cities: Social Improvisation and Action
Wooden Cities presents a series of improvisation workshops with the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County. Utilizing John Zorn's Cobra, the ensemble will demonstrate free improv practices as students explore various modes of improvisation. Students will also reflect on their role as an artist and music-maker in society and what it means to work together.
September 10, 2016
Philadelphia, PA
3 dB at Silence Sounds
3 dB, an adventurous new vocal trio consisting of baritones David Breen, Daniel Baumgartner, and Daniel Bayot, will perform at the "Silence presents" concert series at Guelph's Silence Sounds. The program will include Ethan's Gertrude Stein setting, What Happened, for three voices and live electronics.
September 4, 2016
Guelph, ON
8:00pm
Wooden Cities: Graphic Music at Starlight Studio
Wooden Cities collaborates with Starlight Studio & Art Gallery, a vibrant art studio located in downtown Buffalo that supports adults with disabilities in their artistic development. Starlight artists will create unique contemporary music which the ensemble will then perform. (The exhibition, Conjuring a Rumpus will be on display in the gallery). Event funded by a DEC grant from Arts Services Initiative of WNY and the New York State Council on the Arts.
July 15, 2016
Buffalo, NY
7:00pm
free admission
Null Point: SOLO
Ethan will perform Charlie Sdraulig's few at the ninth null point event, SOLO. The program will feature two performances by saxophonist David Wegehaupt.
July 1, 2016
Buffalo, NY
8:00pm
$5-10 sliding scale
Null Point: Surfaces
Null Point presents the North-American premiere of James Saunders' Surfaces, in a new site-specific realization at Buffalo Gear and Axle Plant designed by Albert Kahn, wherein all sounds will be produced by activating the ageing building's surfaces. Part of Echo Art Fair. For more info, click here.
May 14, 2016
OSC Manufacturing & Equipment Services
Buffalo, NY
2:00-5:00pm
Vocal Translations
Ethan will join Jessie Downs and several other Buffalo-based vocalists for performances of Jessie's Castings of Light and Ethan's Die Aufgabe des Übersetzers.
May 13, 2016
Buffalo, NY
8:00pm
Null Point: Found Sound—Creative Soundmaking with Architecture
Found Sound is a series of free, educational events introducing young people with no prior musical training to the performance and composition of experimental music, featuring guest artist Sarah Hennies.
May 10, 2016
Buffalo, NY
5:00pm
Buffalo State Digital Music Ensemble
Buff State's Digital Music Ensemble, of which Ethan is interim-director, presents their Spring concert, which features works by Houben, Lucier, Oliveros, Rzewski, Tenney, and the premiere of Ethan's Interaction between two arbitrary systems.
May 3, 2016
Ciminelli Recital Hall, Buffalo State University
Buffalo, NY
7:30pm
Buffalo State Interactive Synthesizer Orchestra
Buff State's Interactive Synthesizer Orchestra presents their inaugural concert under Ethan's direction. Program to feature works by Cardew, Oliveros, and the premiere of Ethan's Rough description of the wave-systems in the hydrogren atom. Degeneracy. Perturbation.
May 2, 2016
Ciminelli Recital Hall, Buffalo State University
Buffalo, NY
7:30pm
Narrations contemporaines
Ethan will perform his suite of pieces for voice and electronics, "…ce dangereux supplément…" at the closing night of the Narrations contemporaines conference, hosted by bleuOrange, revue de littérature hypermédiatique.
April 29, 2016
L'Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Montreal, QC
Wooden Cities & Girilal Baars
Wooden Cities is excited to host Swedish vocalist/composer Girilal Baars for a collaborative program at Pausa Art House. Concert to feature performances of Baars' work by Wooden Cities (including the world premiere of Fair Margaret by Ethan and oboist Megan Kyle).
April 28, 2016
Buffalo, NY
8:00pm
$7, $5 students
Buffalo State Electroacoustic Music Concert
Ethan will perform his suite of pieces for voice and electronics, "…ce dangereux supplément…" at a concert of electroacoustic works by Buff State/UB composers. Program co-organized with Dr. Tomás Henriques.
April 22, 2016
Ciminelli Recital Hall, Buffalo State University
Buffalo, NY
7:30pm
PLASMA 2016
Ethan will perform some of his recent work as part of the UB Department of Media Study's PLASMA series, alongside other artists, including Benerva!, Tammy McGovern, and Loss Pequeño Glazier.
April 18, 2016
Buffalo, NY
6:30pm
Imagining New Media Research Workshop
Ethan will present some of his recent research and compositional work at UB's Imagining New Media Research Workshop, alongside other local scholars as well as Benerva! digital poets/performers/theorists visiting from Mexico.
April 17, 2016
Buffalo, NY
1:00pm
Evan Courtin: Violin Recital
Ethan joins Wooden Cities for a performance of John Zorn's Cobra at a recital by violinist Evan Courtin.
April 15, 2016
Ciminelli Recital Hall, Buffalo State University
Buffalo, NY
7:30pm
Dissertation Defense
Ethan presents his recent vocal compositions, "…ce dangereux supplément…" and Die Aufgabe des Übersetzers. Presentation to include discussion of extended vocal techniques, syntax mapping, homophonic translation, Derrida's linguistic critique, and Walter Benjamin's translation theory.
April 12, 2016
University at Buffalo (Baird Hall, 201)
Buffalo, NY
2:00pm
Wooden Cities & Ensemble Suplex
Wooden Cities shares a bill at Pausa Art House with Buffalo's newest new music quartet: Ensemble Suplex. Program to feature works by Andriessen, Birtwistle, Pisaro, and the premiere of Ethan's large ensemble piece, Let's celebrate our corpse-strewn future!.
March 10, 2016
Buffalo, NY
8:00pm
$7, $5 students
Dada at 100: A Centenary Celebration of Dada
BuffFluxus will perform Ethan's four-voice arrangement of Kurt Schwitters' Ribble Bobble Pimlico as part of Hallwall's Dada centenary event
February 13, 2016
Buffalo, NY
8:00pm
$10, $5 members
Wooden Cities: John Zorn's Cobra Workshop/Performance
Wooden Cities teams up with frequent-collaborator Aaron Staebell and the Greece Olympia Jazz Band for a workshop and performance of John Zorn's Cobra.
January, 15, 2016
Greece Olympia High School
Greece, NY
7:00pm
Ljudbio II
Ethan's bats with baby faces in the violet light will be included on Ljudbio II, a program of electroacoustic pieces in Uppsala, Sweden, curated by Thommy Wahlström and Girilal Baars.
December 9, 2015
Slottsbiografen, Nedre Slottsgatan 6B
Uppsala, Sweden
7:00pm
Wooden Cities: Megan Kyle Faculty Recital
Wooden Cities joins oboist Megan Kyle for her Houghton faculty recital, and a performance of John Zorn's classic game piece, Cobra.
December 9, 2015
Houghton College
Houghton, NY
8:00pm
Open! String Ensemble
UB's Open! String Ensemble performs Ethan's arrangement of Sigur Rós's "Heysá́tan", featuring director Jonathan Golove on theremin 'cello.
December 7, 2015
Baird Recital Hall
Buffalo, NY
7:30pm
VoxNova Italia Workshop
Ethan will have a portion of his in-progress work for six voices, Die Aufgabe des Übersetzers, performed by VoxNova Italia.
December 6, 2015
Lippes Concert Hall
Buffalo, NY
10:00am
Buffalo State Digital Music Concert
Ethan's piece bats with baby faces in the violet light will be performed at the Fall 2015 Digital Music Ensemble concert at Buffalo State College.
November 18, 2015
Ciminelli Recital Hall, Buffalo State University
Buffalo, NY
7:30pm
Null Point: Virtuosities
Ethan will join Colin Tucker and Zane Merritt for null point's Virtuosities program. The ensemble will perform works by Kourliandski, Kudirka, Houben, and others.
November 4, 2015
Buffalo, NY
8:00pm
$7, $5 students
FinnFest 2015: A Kalevala Duo, Playing Bones
Wooden Cities collaborates with Finnish artist Pia Lindman, an expert in the ancient Kalevala tradition. The duo will bring to avant-garde performance an ancient Finnish therapeutic modality and vernacular tradition.
October 11, 2015
Buffalo, NY
Nuit Blanche Toronto
Ethan will perform in Christof Migone's piece Hit as part of the 2015 Nuit Blanche Toronto's The Work of Wind exhibition.
October 3, 2015
Toronto waterfront (between York and Parliament)
Toronto, ON
7:00pm
ICMC 2015
Ethan's performs his suite of pieces for voice and electronics, "…ce dangereux supplément…" at the 2015 "International Computer Music Conference.
September 25 - October 1, 2015
University of North Texas
Denton, TX
Michael McNeill Farewell Concert
Ethan joins Wooden Cities in wishing pianist and composer Michael McNeill a fond farewell as he leaves Buffalo.
Saturday, August 15th, 2015
Buffalo, NY
8:00pm
$7, $5 students
When Music is Religious: "Alternative" Theologies
Ethan joins UU Church of Buffalo's summer series to talk about Sigur Rós's ( ) with music director, Dan Bassin. Evening also to feature discussion of Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea. Learn more about the series here.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Buffalo, NY
6:30pm
free
Wooden Cities: Music in the Woods
Wooden Cities plays a free summer concert in Artpark's Lower Park Emerald Grove area, overlooking the Niagara River.
July 19, 2015
Buffalo, NY
4:00pm
free admission
Null Point: Midwestern Tour
Ethan will join Colin Tucker and Zane Merritt for null point's midwestern summer tour. The ensemble will perform works by Kourliandski, Kudirka, Houben, and others.
July 7 - Erie, PA: Basement Transmissions
July 8 - Pittsburgh, PA: Union Project
July 9 - Cleveland, OH: Guide to Kulchur
July 10 - Detroit, MI: Detroit Contemporary
July 12 - Chicago, IL: Constellation
July 13 - Indianapolis, IN: Irving Theatre
July 14 - Louisville, KY: Dreamland
July 15 - Cincinatti, OH: Experimental Music at the Library
E-Poetry [2015]
Ethan performs his suite of pieces for voice and electronics, "…ce dangereux supplément…" at the biannual international E-Poetry festival & conference.
June 9-12, 2015
Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero
Buenos Aires, Argentina
From the Center's Edge: June in Buffalo 40/30 Anniversary Exhibit
Ethan has curated the UB Music Library's exhibit commemorating the the 40/30 anniversary of the June in Buffalo Festival. The exhibit centers around Ethan's series of composer/performer portrait articles for the Edge of the Center blog. Read about the exhibit here.
June 1-7, 2015
UB Music Library
Buffalo, NY
Wooden Cities: Sight as Sound
Presented by Young Audiences of Western New York. Wooden Cites presents a program which places contemporary music in a historical context, putting on display the tradition that extends from Bach, through Schoenberg and Cage, to contemporary, Buffalo-based composers.
Friday, May 1, 2015
Buffalo, NY
5:30pm
SoundGallery at SUNY Oneonta
Ethan's bats with baby faces in the violet light will be played during SUNY Oneonta's annual New Music Focus Week.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY
Wooden Cities & Ryan Ross Smith
Wooden Cites performs live-video scores by composer Ryan Ross Smith, including Study no. 40.3.1 and Study no. 45.1.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Troy, NY
Wooden Cities - O Swan: Good Friday Music by Buffalo Composers
Wooden Cities plays a Good Friday program centered on two important minimalist works from the 1970s: Gavin Bryars's Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet and Julius Eastman's rarely-performed Stay on It. The program also features two classic Morton Feldman pieces and recent works by local composers, including new pieces by Michael McNeill and Zane Merritt and a new arrangement of Samuel Barber's "The Crucifixion" by Nathan Heidelberger.
Friday, April 3, 2015
Buffalo, NY
8:00pm
$7, $5 students
Music for the Passion
Wooden Cities performs works by Bryars and Barber as part of St. Joseph's annual Good Friday concert.
Friday, April 18th, 2014
Buffalo, NY
1:15pm
free admission
Hiller Studios Black Box Concert
Ethan performs his suite of pieces for voice and electronics, "…ce dangereux supplément…" as part of the Hiller Computer Music Studios' annual concert of electroacoustic music.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
UB Center for the Arts Black Box Theatre
Buffalo, NY
7:30pm
free admission
Digital Poetry & Dance 2015
Ethan will premiere his full suite of pieces for voice, electronics, and animation, "…ce dangereux supplément…", as Artist-in-Residence at the Electronic Poetry Center's annual poetry and dance event.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Buffalo, NY
7:30pm & 9:00pm
$15
Wooden Cities: PLASMA 2015
Wooden Cities performs works by sound and concrete poets (including Ethan's (tRas) and two of his arrangements) as part of the UB Department of Media Study's PLASMA series. Program in support of Ethan's residency at Digital Poetry & Dance 2015.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Buffalo, NY
8:00pm
Cages CD Release
Wooden Cites teams up with Buffalo band Cages to celebrate the release of their latest record
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Buffalo, NY
8:00pm
Wooden Cities: A Very-er Wooden Christmas
Wooden Cities returns to Pausa to perform more live film scores to some classic (and not-so-classic) silent Christmas films
December 20, 2014
Buffalo, NY
8:00pm
$7, $5 students
Rock Hall Library's Book Club
Ethan will be joining in as the Library and Archives of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame hosts an online discussion on his 33⅓ book, Sigur Rós's ( ). Join the group at GoodReads.
December 15 (start date)
Wooden Cities: Young Composers Workshop
Wooden Cities reads works by UB composition students.
December 9, 2014
UB North Campus
Buffalo, NY
5:00pm
free admission
null point 3: impossibilities
Ethan will perform two solo works at the third concert in the null point series, including Peter Ablinger's The Real as Imaginary" and Dmitri Kourliandski's Voice Off (North American Premiere).
November 15, 2014
Buffalo, NY
7:00pm
ThingNY at Rutgers
thingNY will perform Ethan's four-voice arrangement of Kurt Schwitters' Ribble Bobble Pimlico as part of a set of new works at Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts.
November 11, 2014
Richard H. Shindell Choral Hall
New Brunswick, NJ
7:30pm
free admission
<fidget> 5th Annual Experimental Music Festival
At the closing night of <fidget>'s Experimental Music Festival, thingNY will perform Ethan's four-voice arrangement of Kurt Schwitters' Ribble Bobble Pimlico.
November 9, 2014
Philadelphia, PA
7:30pm
FAU Concert Percussion Ensemble
The Concert Percussion Ensemble at Florida Atlantic University performs Ethan's Clicks & Beeps for percussion quintet as part of their Fall concert.
November 9, 2014
FAU University Theatre
Boca Raton, FL
3:00pm
$10 suggested donation
Aaron Staebell and Wooden Cities+
Wooden Cities plays a program of new works by Buffalo composers, splitting the bill with Aaron Staebell's Solo Drum Solo project. The program will feature guest performers Meredith Gilna (bass) and Glenn Einschlag (bassoon).
October 25, 2014
Buffalo, NY
8:00pm
$7, $5 students
INTIME 2014 - Voice and Text: Experimentation/Transformation
As part of the InTime Applied Research Group's annual symposium on experimental music, Ethan will give a performance of (tRas) for voice and electronics, as well as present some of his work on Sigur Rós's ( ) and invented languages from his upcoming book for the 33⅓ series.
October 18-19, 2014
Coventry University
Coventry, UK
ICMC-SMC Joint Conference 2014
Ethan's bats with baby faces in the violet light will be played in the listening rooms at the joint conference of the International Computer Music Conference and the Sound & Music Computing Conference.
September 14-20, 2014
Athens, Greece
EPC@20: Second Decade Celebration & Symposium
Ethan will perform some of his own work, as well as works by sound and concrete poets with Wooden Cites as part of the 20th anniversary celebration of UB's Electronic Poetry Center.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Buffalo, NY
7:00pm
33⅓ Book Release @ Talking Leaves
The launch event for Ethan's 33⅓ book on Sigur Rós's ( ) will take place at Talking Leaves bookstore in Buffalo, NY. The event will feature a reading, book-signing, and performances of sound poetry pieces and music from the album by Wooden Cites.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Buffalo, NY
7:00pm
2014 Western University Graduate Symposium on Music
Ethan will be presenting some of his work on Sigur Rós's ( ) and invented languages, which can also be found in his upcoming book for the 33⅓ series.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
London, ON
9:00am
Wooden Cities: University Heights Arts Association Festival
Wooden Cites performs a special program of graphic music as part of the University Heights Arts Association's UHAA Festival.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
Buffalo, NY
1:00pm
Wooden Cities: Sight as Sound
Wooden Cites presents a program of graphic music as part of professional development for music and special education teachers in the Williamsville School District. The program demonstrates various literacies in music and beyond, engages educators to compose, and reflects on effective assessment in the arts.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Mill Middle School
Williamsville, NY
9:00am
TJ Borden Farewell Concert
Ethan joins Wooden Cities in wishing cellist TJ Borden a fond farewell as he leaves Buffalo.
Saturday, July 19th, 2014
Buffalo, NY
8:00pm
$7, $5 students
Wooden Cities and Ensemble Pamplemousse
Wooden Cities shares the bill with NYC-based composer/performer collective Ensemble Pamplemousse.
Thursday, June 26th, 2014
Buffalo, NY
8:00pm
$7, $5 students
Wooden Cities: Rust Belt Citizens (Summer Tour)
Wooden Cities hits the road for a tour of the Midwest, performing works by Buffalo composers, along with pieces by Berio, Eastman, Ives, Pisaro, McCaffery, and Zorn.
Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
Cleveland, OH
Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
Lafayette, IN
Thursday, June 19th, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
Friday, June 20th, 2014
Louisville, KY
Saturday, June 21st, 2014
Toledo, OH
Wooden Cities: Silo Sessions Launch Party
Wooden Cities performs Zorn's Cobra at the launch party for Silo Sessions. Event in conjunction with the Silo City Reading Series.
Saturday, June 14th, 2014
Silo City, Perot Grain Elevator
Buffalo, NY
5:00pm
NYCEMF 2014
Ethan's bats with baby faces in the violet light will be played at the 2014 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival.
Sunday, June 8th, 2014
Underground Theater, Abrons Arts Center
New York, NY
1:30pm & 10:30pm
Wooden Cities in Pittsburgh
Wooden Cities plays contemporary works in Pittsburgh, PA
Saturday, May 24th, 2014
Pittsburgh, PA
9:00pm
$3-$10 suggested donation
Wooden Cities: Inharmonicity
Wooden Cities performs a concert of works for carillon and ensemble, including works specifically composed for the event by Buffalo-based composers. A new work by Ethan, in sonos benesonantibus, will be premiered by Wooden Cities and the Calvary church choir.
Friday, May 23rd, 2014
Williamsville, NY
7:30pm
$10 suggested donation
Switch~ Ensemble
Ethan will be performing live electronics with the Eastman School's resident electroacoustic ensemble, the [Switch~ Ensemble].
Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
Buffalo, NY
8:00pm
Post-Sonus Orchestra
Buffalo-based new music ensemble, Post-Sonus Orchestra, performs Ethan's Tohu va Vohu, with other works of contemporary music.
Thursday, May 8th, 2014
Ciminelli Recital Hall, Buffalo State University
Buffalo, NY
7:30pm
[null point]: too little/too much
The inaugural performance of [null point], a new series of concerts featuring recently-composed music by emerging composers, and overlooked works by established composers (curated by Colin Tucker). Ethan will be performing works by Gerhard Rühm, as well as the premiere of Charlie Sdraulig's few.
Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
Buffalo, NY
8:00pm
Wooden Cities: Young Composers Workshop
Wooden Cities reads works by UB composition students. Ethan will perform on the closing piece, Pauline Oliveros's Wind Horse.
Sunday, April 27th, 2014
UB North Campus (B1 Slee)
Buffalo, NY
2:00pm
free admission
Wooden Cities: (B)uffalo (A)rt (D)ispensary Interactive Art Event
Wooden Cities interprets graphic scores created at a previous (B)(A)(D) event. Event will also feature Joshua Nickerson and (B)(A)(D)Muses.
Saturday, April 26th, 2014
Buffalo, NY
7:00pm
free admission
An Excess of Voice: Wooden Cities & Steve McCaffery
Wooden Cities collaborates with author, scholar, and sound poet, Steve McCaffery to present a program of works which exploit the tenuous boundary between speech and music, vocal and instrumental sound. Program to include several works by McCaffery, premieres of new vocal pieces by Ethan, and arrangments of classic sound poems for Wooden Cities' instrumentation.
Saturday, April 19th, 2014
Buffalo, NY
8:00pm
$7, $5 students
Music for the Passion
Wooden Cities performs sacred music as part of St. Joseph's annual Good Friday concert.
Friday, April 18th, 2014
Buffalo, NY
1:00pm
free admission
Words @ BPAC
Wooden Cities performs a set of pieces with Steve McCaffery as part of the UB Poetics program's Poetics Plus series.
Saturday, April 12th, 2014
Buffalo, NY
4:00pm
SEAMUS 2014
bats with baby faces in the violet light is a finalist in the ASCAP/SEAMUS Student Commission Competition, and will be performed at the 29th national conference of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States.
Thursday, March 27th, 2014
Beckham Hall, Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT
8:00pm
E-Poetry 2014 Intensive Mayagüez
Ethan will be speaking on sound poetry and Kristeva's semiotic chora, the presentation will also include a discussion of his electroacoustic setting of Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky," six stanzas of anglo-saxon poetry
March 19-22, 2014 (specific date/time TBA)
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
2014 Buffalo Graduate Student Symposium on Music
Ethan will be presenting some of his work on Sigur Rós's ( ) and invented languages, which can also be found in his upcoming book for the 33⅓ series.
March 1-2, 2014
Baird Hall, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
Time TBA
Megan Metté: [un] sound spaces
Wooden Cities performs with special guest, dancer and choreographer Melanie Aceto, at the closing reception of photographer Megan Metté's [un] sound spaces exhibit at the Unity Gallery (January 7 - February 26).
Friday, February 21st, 2014
Unity of Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
7:00-10:00pm (8:00pm performance)
Wooden Cities: Chain Gang Citizens
Wooden Cities plays favorites by Buffalo composers, and engages in an extended full-ensemble improvisational work.
Thursday, February 13th, 2014
Buffalo, NY
8:00pm
$7, $5 students
Muddle Instead of Music
Ethan will be featured on ARTxFM's excellent experimental music show, Muddle Instead of Music, playing some recent compositions and discussing his work with Wooden Cities and his upcoming book on Sigur Rós with host, Jacob Gotlib. Audio available here.
Thursday, February 13th, 2014
Louisville, KY
11:00am
Wooden Cities: Inaugural Murial Wolf and Albert Steger Endowment Concert: (Re)Constructions
Wooden Cities presents a full program of works by Buffalo composers, including recently composed pieces and reconstructions of pieces from Buffalo's rich history of new music. Program to feature works by Hiller, Stadelman, Merritt and McNeill.
Friday, February 7th, 2014
Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall
Buffalo, NY
7:30pm
free admission
Wooden Cities on Upstate Soundscape
Wooden Cities guest hosts WBNY's Upstate Soundcape, presenting a wide variety of music from past performances and talking about the Inaugural Muriel Wolf and Albert Steger Endowment Concert. Audio available here.
Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
Buffalo, NY
8:00pm
Wooden Cities: Brown Bag preview
Wooden Cities previews some works which will appear on the Inaugural Murial Wolf and Albert Steger Endowment Concert
Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall
Buffalo, NY
12:05pm
free admission
Southern Humanities Council
Ethan will be speaking on sound poetry and Kristeva's semiotic chora, the presentation will include a performance of Hugo Ball's "Seepferdchen und Flugfische."
Friday, January 31, 2014
Crowne Plaza Richmond Downtown
Richmond, VA
11:00am
Sound & Revision
Wooden Cities joins other local bands at Nietzsche's annual tribute show, arranging four David Bowie tunes for their unique classical instrumentation.
Saturday, December 14, 2014
Buffalo, NY
9:00pm (Wooden Cities' at 10:20pm)
$5
Wooden Cities: A Very Wooden Christmas
Wooden Cities performs live, quasi-improvisatory music to score some classic (and not-so-classic) silent Christmas films
Saturday, December 7th, 2013
Buffalo, NY
8:00pm
$5
Wooden Cities: Rise and Fall--Songs for All Souls
Performances of chamber pieces, including Ethan's arrangement of Charles Ives' General William Booth Enters into Heaven, as well as works by Foss, Pisaro and Eastman
Saturday, October 26th, 2013
Buffalo, NY
8:00pm
$5
Wooden Cities: Ebbing Flow
A continuous, fully immersive concert experience, mixing fully-composed, openly-notated, and improvised works, as part of the CFA Open Studios event.
Friday, October 25th, 2013
Buffalo, NY
6:00pm
free admission
Wooden Cities: Buffalo Composers Get Up and Out!
Works by local composers, including Ethan's game piece Monte will be performed by Wooden Cities.
Friday, May 10th, 2013
The Vault
Buffalo, NY
8:00pm
$10 general, $7 advance
Wooden Cities: Works and Process
Performances of six new short works by student composers, concluding with a performance of an old classic: Terry Riley's In C
Thursday, May 9th, 2013
Buffalo, NY
8:00pm
$7 general, $5 students
Wooden Cities on Upstate Soundscape
Wooden Cities discusses their work and upcoming events on WBNY's Upstate Soundcape. Audio available here.
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
Buffalo, NY
8:00pm
Zane Merritt Recital
Performance of Zane Merritt's In Memoriam Brooks Frederickson with members of Wooden Cities.
Saturday, May 4th, 2013
Buffalo, NY
7:00pm
$5 suggested donation
Wooden Cities: Sacred Spaces
Performance of sacred and quasi-sacred music with Wooden Cities, including works by Charles Ives and Michael Pisaro
Saturday, April 20th, 2013
Buffalo, NY
7:00pm
$5 suggested donation
Wooden Cities: Guerrilla Tactics
Performance of improvisatory works with Wooden Cities, including John Zorn's Cobra and Zane Merrit's In Memoriam Brooks Frederickson
Friday, April 5th, 2013
Buffalo, NY
8:00pm
$7 general, $5 students
Hiller Studios Black Box Concert
Percussionist Patti Cudd plays works by UB composers, including Ethan's new work for kalimba and electronics,
In Wahrheit saß ein buckliger Zwerg darin, der ein Meister im Schachspiel war und die Hand der Puppe an Schnüren lenkte.
Wednesday, March 27th, 2013
UB Center for the Arts Black Box Theatre
Buffalo, NY
7:30pm; 9:00pm
free admission
NSEME 2013
bats with baby faces in the violet light has been selected for performance at the 2013 National Student Electronic Music Event.
March 22nd, 2013
Rock Hall Auditorium, Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
5:10pm
free admission
Wooden Cities Fall Concert I
Works by Buffalo composers, including Ethan's game piece Monte will be performed by Wooden Cities.
Friday, December 14th, 2012
Buffalo, NY
8:00pm
$10 general, $5 students
Big Draw Event
Performance of Colin Tucker's text piece, mesh
Friday, October 26th, 2012
Buffalo, NY
7:30pm
free admission
Wooden Cities performs Cobra
Performance of John Zorn's Cobra with Wooden Cities as part of a lecture on quotation
Monday, October 1st, 2012
Slee Hall (B1), University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
7:30pm
free admission
Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium
bats with baby faces in the violet light has been selected for performance at the 2012 Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium.
Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
Toronto, ON
8:00pm
$15/$10
Wooden Cities on Upstate Soundscape
Performance of Will Redman's Book with Wooden Cities on WBNY's Upstate Soundcape. Audio available here.
Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
Buffalo, NY
10:00pm
SEAMUS 2012
bats with baby faces in the violet light has been selected for performance at the 27th national conference of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States.
Thursday, February 9th, 2012
Lawrence Memorial Chapel, Lawrence University
Appleton, WI
2:30pm