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Performance of "Microcosms" for Clarinet, Violin, & Piano on RAM Trio Expo II at Areté Gallery
Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

Performance of "Microcosms" for Clarinet, Violin, & Piano on RAM Trio Expo II at Areté Gallery

The rich, colorful, and sometimes edgy nature of the trio combination of clarinet, violin, and piano continues to be explored. “RAM Trio Expo II” is the second edition of RAM’s May show, this time presenting a full program of trios for clarinet, violin, and piano by Croatian composer and RAM’s 2018 “Call for Scores” winner, Ivan Božievi, Gilbert Galindo, Katherine Hoover, Frances White, and Chinese composer and RAM’s 2018 Call for Scores honorable mention Mao Zhu. Clarinetist Thomas Piercy, violinist Sabina Torosjan, and pianist Marija Ili are the RAM Players who will bring this music to life. 

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Premiere of New Trio for Clarinet, Violin, & Piano on RAM Trio Expo at the Queens New Music Festival
May
20
5:00 PM17:00

Premiere of New Trio for Clarinet, Violin, & Piano on RAM Trio Expo at the Queens New Music Festival

The rich, colorful, and sometimes edgy nature of the trio combination of violin, clarinet, and piano will be explored in the final program of RAM’s 2017-2018 season. In RAM Trio Expo, RAM Players Maya Bennardo on violin, Thomas Piercy on clarinets, and Marija Ilic on piano coalesce into trios, a duo, and a solo for this program of music for clarinet, violin, and piano by Croatian composer and RAM’s 2018 Call for Scores winner, Ivan Božičević, David Fetherolf, Gilbert Galindo, Katherine Hoover, Frances White, and Japanese composer, Joji Yuasa.

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Performance of "Pause - for moment" for piccolo & piano on Concept Lab = Music + Creativity
May
13
6:00 PM18:00

Performance of "Pause - for moment" for piccolo & piano on Concept Lab = Music + Creativity

Concept Lab is an exciting new music series featuring finished works, works in progress, improvised works and collaborative and multi-disciplinary projects in all stages of completion. Run as a collective, Concept Lab is a showcase of the newest of the new and an exciting sneak preview of mainstays on the upcoming New York performance scene. Pause - for a moment for piccolo and piano will be performed on this concert by Eunhae Oh on piccolo and Miles Massicotte on piano.

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"At the Site of Jonah's Burial" for bass voice & piano on RAM Salon: Kate Dillingham and Friends
Mar
17
8:00 PM20:00

"At the Site of Jonah's Burial" for bass voice & piano on RAM Salon: Kate Dillingham and Friends

In At the Site of Jonah's Burial for bass voice and piano by Gilbert Galindo, simple chords reminiscent of pop ballads and melancholic vocal lines with a bit of modernist drama give this new poem found in the book We Are In Danger of Drowning by Loren Moreno, a musical life. The poem, written in response to the ISIS bombing of the burial site of the prophet Jonah is full of conflicting emotion, which Galindo sets to capture in music.

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Premiere of "At the Site of Jonah's Burial" for bass voice & piano on RAM Salon: Kate Dillingham and Friends
Mar
16
8:00 PM20:00

Premiere of "At the Site of Jonah's Burial" for bass voice & piano on RAM Salon: Kate Dillingham and Friends

In At the Site of Jonah's Burial for bass voice and piano by Gilbert Galindo, simple chords reminiscent of pop ballads and melancholic vocal lines with a bit of modernist drama give this new poem found in the book We Are In Danger of Drowning by Loren Moreno, a musical life. The poem, written in response to the ISIS bombing of the burial site of the prophet Jonah is full of conflicting emotion, which Galindo sets to capture in music.

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"Sublime Nights" a special concert featuring trumpet, piccolo, and piano music
Dec
19
7:30 PM19:30

"Sublime Nights" a special concert featuring trumpet, piccolo, and piano music

  • First United Methodist Church Sanctuary (map)
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Native Odessan and New York-based composer, Gilbert Galindo curates a special concert for an evening of trumpet, piccolo, and piano music. Music by Maurice Ravel, Kent Kennan, and Georg Philipp Telemann will be heard along with the Texas premieres of “My soul waits” for piano, “Pause - for a moment” for piccolo and piano, and “The wind blows where it wills” for trumpet and piano by Gilbert Galindo. Mr. Galindo will perform on trumpet and give brief talks about the music and the life of a composer in the 21st century. He will be joined by MOSC flutist Katherine Velasquez on piccolo and Midland-Odessa’s powerhouse pianist Shari Santorelli. The concert is free and open to the public, but donations will be accepted.

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Percussia Performs Not the light, but the fire that burns (2015, rev. 2017) for 2 percussion & piano
Jun
15
7:30 AM07:30

Percussia Performs Not the light, but the fire that burns (2015, rev. 2017) for 2 percussion & piano

This program will feature several works by composers with Queens connections, including the Latin-influenced Cambiando Paisajes by Charles Griffin, as well as the hauntingly shimmering Not the Light, But the Fire That Burns by Gilbert Galindo. Rounding out the program are the post-minimalist groove Tight Sweater by Mark Mellits, the ritualistic Invocations to Vahakn by the Armenian-American composer Alan Hovhaness, and Prisoners of the Image Factory, a trio for keyboard percussion and piano by Bob Becker.

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Premiere of Aurtor de Canto W (2017) for four voices
May
21
4:00 PM16:00

Premiere of Aurtor de Canto W (2017) for four voices

RAM composers Barash, Fetherolf, and Galindo alongside guest composer Kamala Sankaram present vocal and dramatic works as part of the Queens New Music Festival. Galindo's Aurtor de Canto W for four voices set to the poem of the same name by Waleska Cabrera will be premiered by soprano Jamie Jordan, mezzo-soprano Kayleigh Butcher, tenor Alex Guerrero, and baritone Seth Gilman. Also performing on the concert is David Broome on piano.

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Premiere of Sounding Herald (2017) fanfare fantasy for concert band
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Premiere of Sounding Herald (2017) fanfare fantasy for concert band

  • Odessa High School, Performing Arts Center (map)
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Sounding Herald, fanfare fantasy for concert band, commissioned by Bill Harden in honor of the new Odessa High School Performing Arts Center, will be premiered by the Odessa High School Band with Gilbert Galindo conducting. Also on the program is a medley of songs from Beauty and the BeastCarnival in Sao Paulo and a tribute to former OHS Band Director Bill Dean that was also commissioned by Bill Harden and the late Lee High School Band Director Randy Storie.

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Premiere of The wind blows where it wills (2017) for trumpet and piano
Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Premiere of The wind blows where it wills (2017) for trumpet and piano

  • The Broom Tree Theatre at Art House Astoria (map)
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In the second production of the season, the composers of Random Access Music (RAM) present new and recent works for brass instruments.

Guy Barash’s motivation to write Talkback VI for trombone and electronics was deeply rooted in the physicality of the instrument. In Deep Night (in memory of Pauline Oliveros) composer Frances White uses the consonant sounds of human speech to shape the timing of synthetic chords. David Fetherolf’s Hornwork is a 3 movement solo piece which explores the horn’s range in both the senses of tessitura and technique. The Wind Blows Where It Wills is a vocalise for trumpet and piano by composer Gilbert Galindo. Oren Boneh, the winner of RAM’s 2016-17 call-for-scores, explores concepts of individuality and immortality in his work for trombone and electronics, Behind the Forget-me-nots. Composer Gaetano Lorandi, in his … nel tempo degli amori for horn, evokes suffused sound images of moments veiled by melancholy and restlessness, iridescent memories.

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Dec
2
8:00 PM20:00

Premiere of "My soul waits" for piano

  • The Broom Tree Theatre at Art House Astoria (map)
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Random Access Music Presents: "Random Number One"

My soul waits is the first piano solo work I have written since finishing school 10 years ago. In this work I explore gentle abstract expressions, meditative silences, and calm repetition which evoke tender reminiscence or longing.

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Gilbert Galindo Presents: “Perpetual Chant”
Jun
24
8:00 PM20:00

Gilbert Galindo Presents: “Perpetual Chant”

  • The DiMenna Center for Classical Music - Cary Hall (map)
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Chamber music of Gilbert Galindo, 2008-2016

Works for winds, strings, piano, and percussion featuring Roberta Michel, flute; Ian Shafer, oboe; Thomas Piercy, clarinet; Chris Graham, percussion; Markus Kaitila, piano; Jessica Park, violin; Sasha Petrin, violin; Liuh-Wen Ting, viola; Eric Allen, cello; Kate Dillingham, cello; Gilbert Galindo, conductor.

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May
27
8:00 PM20:00

Performance of "Don't Feel Bad for Me"

In “Sojourns in Song,” RAM explores various 21st century vocal works featuring the RAM debut of guitarist Nadav Lev, soprano Risa Renae Harman, mezzo-soprano Tammy Coil, and baritone Seth Gilman along with clarinetist Thomas Piercy and violinist Sabina Torosjan of the RAM Players. New vocal works by Gilbert Galindo and David Schober will be heard alongside songs by fellow RAM composers Guy Barash and David Fetherolf. Also on the program is the winning work from RAM’s 2015/2016 Call for Scores, “Al Vacio” by Federico Garcia-De Castro in addition to “4 Bialik Children’s Songs” by Ronnie Reshef off of Nadav Lev’s new album, “New String Attached."

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May
20
8:00 PM20:00

Premiere of "Don't Feel Bad for Me" for baritone, guitar, violin, & clarinet

In “Sojourns in Song,” RAM explores various 21st century vocal works featuring the RAM debut of guitarist Nadav Lev, soprano Risa Renae Harman, mezzo-soprano Tammy Coil, and baritone Seth Gilman along with clarinetist Thomas Piercy and violinist Sabina Torosjan of the RAM Players. New vocal works by Gilbert Galindo and David Schober will be heard alongside songs by fellow RAM composers Guy Barash and David Fetherolf. Also on the program is the winning work from RAM’s 2015/2016 Call for Scores, “Al Vacio” by Federico Garcia-De Castro in addition to “4 Bialik Children’s Songs” by Ronnie Reshef off of Nadav Lev’s new album, “New String Attached."

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Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Performance of “Praise by Your Being”

Random Access Music (RAM), presents its mid-season program "The Heavens Declare." For the first time on a RAM program, the composers of RAM delve into the world of the string quartet. New quartets by Gilbert Galindo and Frances White were written specifically for this concert, as performances of quartets by Guy Barash and David Fetherolf will be given fresh interpretations. Performing is the passionate and energeticRAM Players String Quartet, with Maya Bennardo and Sabina Torosjan on violin, Liuh-Wen Ting on viola, and Kate Dillingham on cello.

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Mar
19
8:00 PM20:00

Performance of “Praise by Your Being”

Random Access Music (RAM), presents its mid-season program "The Heavens Declare." For the first time on a RAM program, the composers of RAM delve into the world of the string quartet. New quartets by Gilbert Galindo and Frances White were written specifically for this concert, as performances of quartets by Guy Barash and David Fetherolf will be given fresh interpretations. Performing is the passionate and energeticRAM Players String Quartet, with Maya Bennardo and Sabina Torosjan on violin, Liuh-Wen Ting on viola, and Kate Dillingham on cello.

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Mar
18
8:00 PM20:00

Premiere of “Praise by Your Being”

Random Access Music (RAM), presents its mid-season program "The Heavens Declare." For the first time on a RAM program, the composers of RAM delve into the world of the string quartet. New quartets by Gilbert Galindo and Frances White were written specifically for this concert, as performances of quartets by Guy Barash and David Fetherolf will be given fresh interpretations. Performing is the passionate and energeticRAM Players String Quartet, with Maya Bennardo and Sabina Torosjan on violin, Liuh-Wen Ting on viola, and Kate Dillingham on cello.

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Nov
7
8:00 PM20:00

Performance of "Imagined Passions"

Celebrating ten years, the New York-based composer and performer group, Random Access Music (RAM), announces its season opening show "Groundings and Imaginings." The event will showcase enduring trios & duos for winds, strings, piano, and electronics by RAM composers Guy Barash, David Fetherolf, Gilbert Galindo, David Schober, & B. Allen Schulz and performances of music by Edward Schocker and Asha Srinivasan. Performing on the program are the brilliant and energetic RAM Players, this time featuring Laura Falzon on flute, Thomas Piercy on clarinet, Kate Dillingham on cello, and Amir Khosrowpour on piano with special guest violinist Sabina Torosjan.

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Oct
18
4:00 PM16:00

Premiere of "He rescued them in their peril"

Critically acclaimed clarinetist and hichiriki player Thomas Piercy will be joined by pianists Taka Kigawa and Judith Olson, Koto player Jun Ando, and Sho player Chatori Shimizu at “Tokyo to New York,” a concert featuring six world premiers and six U.S. premieres composed for Piercy by Tokyo- and NYC-based composers. The music – in a wide variety of styles – features premieres by Fernando Otero (Latin Grammy Award), Gilbert Galindo (Meet the Composer Van Lier Fellow), Jun Nagao (Takemitsu Award), David Del Tredici (Pulitzer Prize), and Ian Ng (ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award). Other world premieres on the program are by New York-based composer Lyudmilla German and Japanese composer Chatori Shimizu. U.S. premieres are by Tokyo composer Ippo Tsuboi and NYC composers Dana Richardson, Michael Rose, Richard Rosenfeld, and Russell Wimbish. Other works are by Masatora Goya, William Mayer, and Ned Rorem.

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Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

Performance of “Lost in the Caves”

“Pitch-By-Pitch” Benefit for Random Access Music

A highlight of the evening, the concert will include the world premiere of David Alan Broome's quirky solo piano piece To Touch performed by the composer himself. Clarinetist Thomas Piercy returns with another exciting performance of Gilbert Galindo's virtuosic and howling work Lost in the Caves for bass clarinet and electronics. Cellist Kate Dillingham will present David Fetherolf's ...e io li tenni dietro, a solo work for cello in 6 movements that David wrote for her ranging in style and character from aggressive to contemplative, through Samavedic chant to Macedonean folk music and back. It is featured on a CD entitled CROSSINGS; new music for cello that was released earlier this year.

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May
21
8:00 PM20:00

Manhattan performance of “Not the light, but the fire that burns”

In this program of music for drums, metals, mallets, electronics and piano, the composers of RAM team up with Iktus Percussion and pianist Julia Den Boer to present new works which delve into the concepts, sounds, and energies of light and dark. In the festive light, Stephen Cabell describes his work Han for tom-toms, tuned pipes, non-pitched resonant metals, and tubular bells as a "celebratory ode to an exuberant and righteous spirit" that is an "ambiversive grooving of drums and metals." In Anti-gravitational Amplification (Homage to Goya and His Joy of Up Up Up!) for vibraphone and piano, Wang Jie seeks to call out her inspiration's name, "Francisco Goya - his timeless drawings that defy everything we know about gravity." Reflecting opposing realms, Frances White's The root of the wind for shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute), percussion, and electronic sound evokes the elemental power of a diverse group of natural and musical phenomena, in particular the drumming of woodpeckers in the spring, as they challenge each other for territory, and a tientos flamenco rhythm (tientos is also a kind of challenge). In Not the light, but the fire that burns for tamtam, gongs, tom-toms, mallets, and piano, Gilbert Galindo aims to give the listener a journey through varying intensities of energy, from an effervescent buoyant opening, to low piano and dark gong soundings evocative of deep longings, to a relentless closing of toms, gongs, and piano going full force. Also to be heard is ...dall'infinito del sogno for percussion duo by this year's RAM call for scores winner, Gaetano Lorandi, of Villaverla, Italy and then Julia Den Boer goes solo in a performance of Beat Furrer's ethereal Voicelessness (The Snow Has No Voice).

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May
15
8:00 PM20:00

Premiere of “Not the light, but the fire that burns”

In this program of music for drums, metals, mallets, electronics and piano, the composers of RAM team up with Iktus Percussion and pianist Julia Den Boer to present new works which delve into the concepts, sounds, and energies of light and dark. In the festive light, Stephen Cabell describes his work Han for tom-toms, tuned pipes, non-pitched resonant metals, and tubular bells as a "celebratory ode to an exuberant and righteous spirit" that is an "ambiversive grooving of drums and metals." In Anti-gravitational Amplification (Homage to Goya and His Joy of Up Up Up!) for vibraphone and piano, Wang Jie seeks to call out her inspiration's name, "Francisco Goya - his timeless drawings that defy everything we know about gravity." Reflecting opposing realms, Frances White's The root of the wind for shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute), percussion, and electronic sound evokes the elemental power of a diverse group of natural and musical phenomena, in particular the drumming of woodpeckers in the spring, as they challenge each other for territory, and a tientos flamenco rhythm (tientos is also a kind of challenge). In Not the light, but the fire that burns for tamtam, gongs, tom-toms, mallets, and piano, Gilbert Galindo aims to give the listener a journey through varying intensities of energy, from an effervescent buoyant opening, to low piano and dark gong soundings evocative of deep longings, to a relentless closing of toms, gongs, and piano going full force. Also to be heard is ...dall'infinito del sogno for percussion duo by this year's RAM call for scores winner, Gaetano Lorandi, of Villaverla, Italy and then Julia Den Boer goes solo in a performance of Beat Furrer's ethereal Voicelessness (The Snow Has No Voice).

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Mar
6
8:00 PM20:00

Manhattan performance of “Echoes of the Divine”

In this program of music for clarinet, violin, viola, cello, and piano, RAM composers explore the elusive concept of beauty. With "Talkback V" for cello and computer, Guy Barash explores new playing techniques, enhanced timbre and other sonic features that are characteristic of the cello by magnifying subtle nuances of the instrument and bringing them to the foreground. "Talkback", Barash says, "just like in online media, is a response to something more substantial: western tradition, the canon. It is smaller but often as significant as it is a sincere manifestation of the zeitgeist." Wang Jie's "Nose On Fire" for clarinet and piano explores both instruments' beauty in virtuosity and companionability. David Fetherolf's "TRIO" for bass clarinet, violin, and viola deals with motivic development somewhat influenced by analytical cubism. Gilbert Galindo's "Echoes of the Divine" for violin, viola, cello, and piano pits expressive yearnings amidst a seemingly static sonic background, utilizing the basic textures of melody, accompaniment, and chorale. Another piano quartet on the program, "That of which I speak has all, all passed away" this time by Frances White hints at a mysterious, unknowable narrative. The title of White's work is a line taken from a poem by the tragic Roma poet Papusza.

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Mar
4
8:00 PM20:00

Premiere of “Echoes of the Divine”

In this program of music for clarinet, violin, viola, cello, and piano, RAM composers explore the elusive concept of beauty. With "Talkback V" for cello and computer, Guy Barash explores new playing techniques, enhanced timbre and other sonic features that are characteristic of the cello by magnifying subtle nuances of the instrument and bringing them to the foreground. "Talkback", Barash says, "just like in online media, is a response to something more substantial: western tradition, the canon. It is smaller but often as significant as it is a sincere manifestation of the zeitgeist." Wang Jie's "Nose On Fire" for clarinet and piano explores both instruments' beauty in virtuosity and companionability. David Fetherolf's "TRIO" for bass clarinet, violin, and viola deals with motivic development somewhat influenced by analytical cubism. Gilbert Galindo's "Echoes of the Divine" for violin, viola, cello, and piano pits expressive yearnings amidst a seemingly static sonic background, utilizing the basic textures of melody, accompaniment, and chorale. Another piano quartet on the program, "That of which I speak has all, all passed away" this time by Frances White hints at a mysterious, unknowable narrative. The title of White's work is a line taken from a poem by the tragic Roma poet Papusza.

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Oct
24
8:00 PM20:00

Performance of “Almost within reach…”

NYsoundCircuit - the multimedia salon series - celebrates its sixth season bringing diverse musical and visual creations. Cellist Kate Dillingham and pianist Amir Khosrowpour team up to preview selections from the upcoming album, "Crossings: New Music for Cello" which includes my piece, "Almost within reach..." as well as works by Allen Schulz, Gabriela Lena Frank, and David Fetherolf. Also on the show is NYC staple ensemble loadbang, trans-Pacific composer and koto player Kento Iwasaki, sorpano and violinist Hirona Amamiya, and the paintings of Queens-based artist Alexis Kandra.

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Oct
21
7:00 PM19:00

Premiere of “Altered Orbit” for trombone & percussion

Occasional Noise will explore the infinite but frequently unvisited soundscape of trombone, piano, and percussion compositions.

Serialism, microtonality, and other acts of rebellion can be expected.

Drawing on each player’s unique experiences, this trio will present a chemistry of technical precision and all out cacophony.

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