Thursday, May 11, 2017, 6pm
My new piece SWARM! will be performed at the MFA in Boston as part of the Sound Bites concert series.
SWARM! is a roving performance piece for musicians, dancers, and audience-responsive electronics based on themes of insect breeding swarms (mayflies), environmental degradation, and rebirth. The piece sprouted from the idea of a mysterious insect species that develops in the trash we humans discard everyday. They grow and molt and incorporate components of our waste into their bodies. They move and dance, and when the time is right, come together in an apocalyptic swarm.
This performance will take place in various locations throughout the Linde Family Wing of the MFA starting at 6:00pm and ending around 7pm with a culminating performance near the stairway in gallery 168.
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave.
Performance is included with price of museum admission
Saturdays, April 29th and May 6th, 2017, 2pm
Tenderloin Opera Company will perform our newest opera The Chronicles of KP: The Monkey, The Angel, and the Skunky Weed
Mathewson St. Methodist Church
134 Mathewson St.
Sunday, April 23, 2017 6-10pm
Verdant Vibes will finish up its second season with a Festival of Music and Art, featuring the Verdant Vibes Ensemble performing selections from their call for scores, premieres and performances by students from our workshops at Trinity Academy from the Performing Arts, singer-songwriter Orion Rigel Dommisse, and Philly-based percussion trio Square Peg Round Hole.
Southside Cultural Center
393 Broad St., Providence, RI
$10-25 sliding scale
Under 18 FREE
Saturday, April 22, 2017 8pm
Verdant Vibes will be playing a double bill with Philly-based percussion trio Square Peg Round Hole in Boston at
The Record Co.
960 Massachusetts Ave.
$10-15 suggested donation
doors @7:30 show @8
Saturday, February 11, 2017, 7pm
Verdant Vibes Benefit Concert!
I will be playing bass with Verdant Vibes, the new music ensemble and concert series I co-direct with Kirsten Volness. We will perform new music by Judah Adashi, Julie Barwick, Michael Genese, Ssu-Yu Huang, Evan Williams, and Frances White.
The Music Mansion
88 Meeting Street
$25 suggested donation
Doors (+free drinks) at 6:30
Weds January 25, 2017
Tenderloin Opera Company will be playing at the Homeless Memorial at Praise Tabernacle church in Cranston this morning at 11am. We will be playing two new songs, one in memory of Carl Freese, and the other for Melanie Siegel, and we'll be there to honor all those from the homeless community who passed last year. Hope to see you there!!!
Jan. 25, 11am
Praise Tabernacle Church
330 Park Ave. Cranston, RI
Sunday December 4, 2016, 7pm
I will be performing in the Season 2 opening concert for the new music ensemble and concert series I co-direct:
VERDANT VIBES WINTER WARMER
Verdant Vibes is pleased to present the first concert of our second season, featuring new electro/acoustic music and multimedia by composers from around the world!
VERDANT VIBES ENSEMBLE will perform pieces both dynamic and sublime selected from our free call for scores:
James Bohn — Pantone*
Joo Won Park — Armor+2
Caroline Mallonée — Throwing Mountains
Alex Weiser — Rumbling Waves
Bekah Simms — bud
Molly Jones — Conduction #4*
Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 7pm
Zabinski Music Studio
at the Hope Artiste Village
999 Main St, Ste 711A, Pawtucket, RI
$10 at the door
November 28 - December 16, 2016
I will be curating this gallery show:
GULAR FLUTTER / SOLAR RATTLE:
THE WORK AND VISION OF BLEVIN BLECTUM
Bevin Kelley, aka Blevin Blectum, is an electronic musician and multimedia artist from Providence, RI whose work combines sound, imagery, and costume to create eccentric and mesmerizing performances and studio work that explore topics from science fiction to ornithology. She specializes in unique collaborations with other musicians, artists, and clothing designers. This show is a collection of her audio and video work, posters and graphic design, and some of the specially made costumes and sculpture she performs with.
November 28 – December 16, 2016
(regular gallery hours Mon. - Fri. 12-4pm)
Weds. Nov. 30, 3:45-5:30pm (performance 5–5:30)
AFTERHOURS OPENING/PERFORMANCE: Sat. Dec. 10, 7–10 pm
featuring: Blevin Blectum, Alex Dupuis, Domestique, Asha Tamirisa, Caroline Park, Ryan Junell and more tba!
University of Rhode Island Art Gallery
105 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI
October 1, 2016
I will be performing with a jazz combo for Wine & Waterfire, a fundraiser dinner for HeadUpRI, the hosting organization for Tenderloin Opera Company, that specializes in service and outreach for the homeless community in Providence as well as supporting community-based theater. Tickets will include a multi-course gourmet meal by local chefs, drinks, raffle, and entertainment.
United Methodist Church
134 Mathewson St., Providnece
$50 donation, includes multi-course gourmet meal by local chefs, drinks, raffle, and entertainment
September 27, 2016
Verdant Vibes and Tenderloin Opera Company Win Dorry Awards!!!
Delighted and proud that two groups I'm a member of won DORRY awards tonight. Verdant Vibes for best classical/opera performance. And Tenderloin Opera Company for best "curveball" performance. Thanks and congrats to all our group members and folks who voted!
through September 15, 2016
Two of my groups are nominated for a local arts/culture award: The Dorrys!
And you can help!
Please VOTE HERE for Tenderloin Opera Company in the categories, "Production of the Year" and "Curveball of the Year"
and Please VOTE HERE for Verdant Vibes in the categories, "Performance of the Year" and "Ensemble of the Year."
–Voting ends Sept. 15
September 1, 2016 – Verdant Vibes
Verdant Vibes, the new music ensemble and concert series I co-direct with Kirsten Volness, announces its second season. Thank you to the 400 fabulous composers and artists who submitted over 800 pieces to our call for scores! For a full line up of featured composers, guest artists, and concert info, please click HERE.
Also, Rhode Island-based culture and events guide Law and Order Party has nominated Verdant Vibes for 2 Dorry awards: Best Performance – Classical/Opera, and Ensemble of the Year. Please vote HERE by Sept. 15 and help us win these awards! The awards ceremony is Sept. 27 at Aurora in Providence.
Sunday May 22, 2016 – 8pm
Verdant Vibes, a Rhode Island-based new music ensemble and concert series founded by me and Kirsten Volness, will perform the final concert of our successful first season.
We will perform my new piece, Pixie Goes for a Walk, for electric guitar, double bass and, vibraphone, as well as new music by Rhode Island based composers Kirsten Volness, Eva Kendrick, Elliot Miles McKinley, and James Bohn. I will also be performing Steven Serpa's beautiful/devastating An Ally, An Adversary for double bass solo.
We will be joined by special guests Akiko Hatakeyama and closing band Mystery Red Inferno (Alec K. Redfearn and Chris Sadler).
276 Westminster Street
$10 at the door
October 12, 2015
Tenderloin Opera Company
will march at Pronk
Burnside Park to Fox Point Hurricane Barrier, Providence, RI
Parade Starts at 5:30pm
September 6 - October 7, 2015
Three Scenes from Fox Point
will be presented at part of the
University of Rhode Island Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition
105 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
Events and news prior to September 2015 are located on the previous version of this blog HERE