April

- Gene starts orchestrating and co writing with Johnny Klimek the music for the film '6 Miranda Drive' starring Kevin Bacon directed by Greg Mclean

 

4/6

Recording the Chamber Opera 'Manhattan in Charcoal' based on a poem/libretto by Jacob Miller. To be released on Composers Concordance Records in late 2014

 

4/11, 12

The electronic piece 'Dark' choreographed by Nicholas Neagle premiered at Marymount Manhattan College's 'Dancers At Work' event

 

4/2

Clarinetist Igor Bagelman  premieres 'The Varied Ways of Looking at Carmen' for clarinet and piano at Sarah Lawrence college

Video

 

4/18

'Cauldron of Unsatisfied Hatred' for soprano sax and guitar performed at Connecticut College as part of Andy Stein Zeller's senior recital

 

 

4/19

Composers Concordance present 'All About Japan' at The Goddard Riverside Community Center. Gene's 'Buson's Rai' will be performed and an arrangement of 'My Woman from Tokyo' by Deep Purple

 

4/21

Comp Cord Ensemble at William Paterson University New Music Series. Premiere of 'Trumpets' for trumpet and Samplestra, Franz Hackl - trumpet, , as well as performances of 'Middle Music' for baritone, trumpet and guitar and 'Never Found Again' for cello & Di.J. with Borislav Strulev

 

4/24

Margaret Lancaster Performs 'Sorrow Like Pleasure Creates its own Atmosphere' atGallery MC as part of Circuit Bridges

 

4/27

'Love is like the Measles' for oboe, bassoon, violin and cello premiered at'Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Poné Ensemble' at the Methodist Church, Main Street, New Paltz, New York.

 

4/28

Baltic Youth Philharmonic perform an arrangement of 'My Way' in St. Petersburg Russia at a concert for G. Schröder’s birthday at Yusupov Palace Theatre room

 

 

 

 

2014

Jan.


1/7
Composers Concordance Ensemble performs 'Legends' at the The Birch Wathen Lenox School. Gene's 'Prophet' and 'Cherokee' (inspired by Jimi Hendrix's 'Cherokee Mist') is performed

1/24
'Founding Directors Concert' at the Turtle Bay Music School. ene will have a premiere of a new composition.

1/27
'She' So Chaconne' performed by violinist Daniele Colombo at Museo Hermann Nitsch in Naples, Italy as part of the Ensemble DISSONANZEN 20 ANNI DOPO
cocnert.

1/18
Three movements from the 'Cloud Atlas Symphony' performed by the MDR orchestra at the Johanniskirche in Magdeburg

1/19
Three movements from the 'Cloud Atlas Symphony' performed by the MDR orchestra at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig.


1/29
'Paroxysm Extract' performed as part of New York Mix at the
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Hallway


1/31
Henderson Symphony Orchestra performs 'Variations on Sakura, Sakura II' in Las Vegas, Taras Krysa - conductor

1/31
The Femmes Four Flute Quartet perform 'Accept the Inevitable Consciously' at Em Lee Concert Hall, Turtle Bay Music School



Feb.


2/10
Comp Cord Ensemble at
William Paterson University. Premiere of 'A Question for the Mind' for Di.J., Horn, bassoon, marimba, electric bass

2/16
Performing a trio concert with Dan Cooper and Peter Jarvis as part of
MusiXplore New Jersey. Pieces to be performed: Quaalude 1 & 3, SLI 4 & 6, Roundelay.

2/16
Cloud Atlas Symphony performed by the China Philharmonic Orchestra  at the Forbidden City Concert Hall

2/23
Cloud Atlas Symphony performed by the
Shanghai Symphony Orchestra at Shanghai Concert Hall

2/28
NY Licorice Ensemble performs 'Grip III' at The Advent Lutheran Church

 


March


3/2  
NY Licorice Ensemble performs 'Grip III' at the Music Conservatory of Westchester

3/3
Gene is participating in Tweetfonie as part of the
Kurt Weill Festival 2014. He will be creating orchestral music of various melodies tweeted that day.

3/4 - digital 3/25  - physical

Sound Liberation releases the album 'Days' on Composers Concordance Records

3/15
Composers Concordance presents 'Pitches at an Exhibition' at Gallery MC. Pianist Derin Oge will premiere
premiere 'Pigments Red' , based on a painting by Rainer Gross

3/22
Pianist Kai Schumacher premieres 'The Cloud Atlas Evocation with the
Orchester des Pfalztheaters Kaiserslautern  in Kaiserslautern, Germany

3/22
Daniele Colombo performs 'She's So Chaconne' and Opposite Extreme of Compassion' for solo violin at Riot Studios in Napoli, Italy

3/22, 24
Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra performs 'Cloud Atlas Symphony' in Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Tokyo  and  Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall, Yokohama, Japan

concert 1   concert 2

3/28
Zentripetal performs 'C17H21NO4' at Gallery MC as part of their 'Listen' cocnert

3/29
Sound Liberation performs at the 92nd Street Y as part of Composers Concordance
Eclectic Bands/Eclectic Dance concert

 

 

April

 

- Gene starts orchestrating and co writing with Johnny Klimek the music for the film '6 Miranda Drive' starring Kevin Bacon directed by Greg Mclean

 

4/6

Recording the Chamber Opera 'Manhattan in Charcoal' based on a poem/libretto by Jacob Miller. To be released on Composers Concordance Records in late 2014

 

4/11, 12

The electronic piece 'Dark' choreographed by Nicholas Neagle premiered at Marymount Manhattan College's 'Dancers At Work' event

 

4/2

Clarinetist Igor Bagelman  premieres 'The Varied Ways of Looking at Carmen' for clarinet and piano at Sarah Lawrence college

Video

 

4/18

'Cauldron of Unsatisfied Hatred' for soprano sax and guitar performed at Connecticut College as part of Andy Stein Zeller's senior recital

 

4/19

Composers Concordance present 'All About Japan' at The Goddard Riverside Community Center. Gene's 'Buson's Rain' will be performed and an arrangement of 'My Woman from Tokyo' by Deep Purple

 

4/21

Comp Cord Ensemble at William Paterson University New Music Series. Premiere of 'Trumpets' for trumpet and Samplestra, Franz Hackl - trumpet, , as well as performances of 'Middle Music' for baritone, trumpet and guitar and 'Never Found Again' for cello & Di.J. with Borislav Strulev

 

4/24

Margaret Lancaster Performs 'Sorrow Like Pleasure Creates its own Atmosphere' at Gallery MC as part of Circuit Bridges

 

4/27

'Love is like the Measles' for oboe, bassoon, violin and cello premiered at 'Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Poné Ensemble' at the Methodist Church, Main Street, New Paltz, New York.

 

4/28

Baltic Youth Philharmonic perform an arrangement of 'My Way' in St. Petersburg Russia at a concert for G. Schröder’s birthday at Yusupov Palace Theatre room

 

 

 

 

May

 

5/2

Composers Concordance present 'Eclectic Bands' featuring The Matt Herskowitz Trio & the Snap Sax Quartet at Klavierhause. Gene will have a premiere of a septet for both ensembles called 'Plié'

 

5/3

'To see the Ashes Grow Gray and Cold' and 'C17H21N04' performed at Orchesterzentrum NRW in Dortmund, Germany

 

5/6

'Cauldron of Unsatisfied Hatred' for sax and guitar performed at Connecticut College new music series .

 

5/10

Performing 'Milica ReMix' for Di.J. and voice at Spectrum, as part of Milica Paranosic - RetroSpectrum -

 

5/17

Composers Concordance presents the 4th annual Generations competition and concert at The Goddard Riverside Community Center. Gene's woodwind quintet 'More Enchantments of Vanity II' will be premiered

 

5/18

Composers Concordance presents The Comp Cord Ensemble at The Queens New Music Festival. Gene's 'Lines from a Canvas' based on poetry of Jacob Miller is performed as well as a premiere of a new duo for Di.J. & drum set: 'MMM' to be performed with percussionistDamien Bassman

 

5/22

Zeitgeis Ensemble perform 'A Certain Degree of Neurosis' at the American Composers Forum Showcase event at Landmark Center, Weyerhaeuser Auditorium in St. Paul MN.

 

 

 

 

JUNE

 

6/2 & 6/3

The Baltic Youth Philharmonic Ensemble will perform two clarinet and string quartet pieces: 'Moscow Nights  Variations' and 'Evening is Falling Variations' at the Baltic Sea Days in Turku/Finland, at the opening ceremony at the Hotel Caribian and at Turun VPK.

 

6/12 & 6/13
Premiere of 'Variation on a Devils Tune' and 'the Most Wonderful Thing of All' for chamber orchestra by the Baltic Youth Philharmonic in Oslo, Norway.

 

6/13

Premiere of 'Skate' for 2 violins, cello,  piano & Samplestra (with video) at Composers Concordance presents Ladies First at the Bohemian National Hall

 

 

6/15

Ann Ellsworth performs 'Still Unvanquished' for alp horn and Samplestra at the Maine Chamber Music Seminar 

 

6/19

Sound Liberation performs at Ella Lounge. Music from 'Vre Suite', SL 1, and a premiere of a new mash up: 'O Come to the Window That's East of the Sun & West of the Moon' 

 

6/21
'Paroxysm Extract'  performed at
60x60 New York Mix at the International Preschools

 

6/21

'E-Cause'  performed as part of "IN (Key)" - New Music in Celebration of Terry Riley's "IN C" @ 50 Years.  As part of Make Music NY, outside of Cornelia Street Cafe 

 

 

July


7/6-12
Gene is at the Drayton Harbor Music Festival in Blaine, Wa. He will have
two concerts of his music on July 8th and 9th.  Music to be performed include 'Quantum Mechanical', '=' 'Trumpets', 'Here' and the premiere of 'Ostinatos/Solos' 

 

7/12
Anne Akiko Meyers and Anton Nel perform Gene's arrangement of 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' for violin and piano at the Aspen Music Festival 

 

7/26
NY Licorice Ensemble performs 'Grip III', 'For Madman Only II' and 'Rhythm Changes Suite' in Chino City Nagano, Japan.

 

7/27

Anne Akiko Meyers premieres an arrangement of 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' at WGBH'S Copley Square concert with the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Christopher Wilkins. conductor in Boston, MA

 

 

 

 

August

 

8/1-10

Gene is at The Outreach Festival in Schwaz, Austria, with Sound Liberation.  Besides the 3 concerts (listed below) he teaches a composition class and a production workshop.

8/7

performing in an ensemble of six guitars. Premiering 'Variations on My Guitar Want to Kill Your Mama' based on Zappa's song, as  well as 'Still' for 2 guitars with Greg Baker and the semi aleatoric 'E-cause' for guitar quartet

8/8

Presenting the European premiere of 'The Rite Through an Eclectic Spectrum' 

with Sound Liberation

8/9

Premiere of 'Faces of Asymmetry' with the Outreach Orchestra

 

8/3

Marianne Gythfeldt premieres 'Modified #4' at The International Clarinet Association' ClarinetFest 2014 at Shaver Theater in in Baton Rouge, Louisiana 

 

8/5

Breadth of Rhetoric' for bassoon and orchestra premiere in New York City at the International Double Reed Society 2014  conference at NYU' Skirball Center  by Martin Kuuskmann and the Orchestra of St. Lukes, Gordon Hunt, conductor

 

8/10

Redshift Music  premieres 'Digits Excerpt' as part of  'Negative Zed: Ping!at Pyatt Hall in Vancouver, BC  Canada

 

8/10-29

Recording my orchesttrations with the MDR orchestra of the Netflix series 'Sense 8' and the new motion picture 'Hologram fro A King' in Berlin and leipzig, Germany

 

8/17

Alexandra Honigsberg premieres 'Folk Like Melodies' for solo viola as part of ViolaFest! at  Cornelia St. Cafe

 

8/20 

Co-producing a concert in Berlin with Kai Schumacher and Daniel Schnyder at Gruener Salon, titled: 'NY Meets Berlin'. Performances of various chamber music, including 'Kandinsky's Improvisations', 'Key to My Nausea' (2nd mvmnt), 'Cauldron of Unsatisfied Hatred' and the world premiere of 'Time Here Becomes Sapace' 

 

 

 

   

 

 

  

April

 

Sept.

9/17

'Beyond the Vastness ' for 2 pianos will have its pre premiere performance in Brussels at the Representation of Saxony Anhalt to the EU by pianists Yejin Gil and Antonis Annissegos as part of the Impuls festival

 

9/19

Thomas Piercy premieres 'Sakura Fragment' for clarinet and piano as part of 'Tokyo to New York' concert series at Bargemusic NYC. 

9/22

9/22

'Space Sounds Interaction' for tuba and Samplestra performed by tubist Gary Buttery at Connecticut College with artist Paola Ricci from Venice, who will be doing a live visual work interpreting the music.

 

9/26

Gene is selected as one of five composers to compete in the Iron Composer competition in Cleveland, Ohio. Presented as part of Cleveland’s Ingenuity Festival. The five contestants will have 5 hours to write a piece of music on a secret instrumentation and the musical ingredient. All five compositions are performed and broadcast live on WCLV in a concert at the Great Lakes Science Center. 

Article 

 

9/26

Marianne Gythfeldt performs ‘Modified #4’ in SUNY  Plattsburgh as part of the AVANT-GARDE 1560 - 2014 concertin E. Glenn Giltz AuditoriumvHawkins Hall

 

9/27

Composers Concordance presents its Season Opener/Fundraiser at Gallery MC. Gene has a premiere of a new trio for flute, clarinet and piano : 'Ceremonial'  as part of  the Composers Concordance Suite . Also violinist Lara St. John performs ‘Moscow Evening Variations’ with pianist Eduard Laurel and Gene will perform a solo guitar version of ‘SLI #3’ using the new technology Thinkplay

 

 

  


 

October

10/18-26

Absolute Ensemble does a 5 concert tour of Korea

with soloist Sarah Chang.

Premiere of Gene's 'Mind, I Have a Question for You' for violin and chamber ensemble with violinist Vesselin Gellev. 

Sarah Chang premiere Gene's

'Gangam Style/Zigeunerweisen'

(based on Psy and Sarasate), 

'Felix & Georges Go Clubbin'

(based on Mendelssohn and Bizet),  

and an arrangement of 'Vitali Chaconne' 

 

10/18

The violin duo Miolina premiere ‘Empty Bottles’ at ‘Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago. 

 

10/21

Premiere of 'Eternity' for trombone, vibraphone/djembe and piano  by the trio Occasional Noise, at shapeshifter. 

 

10/31

Premiere of 'Beyond the Vastness ' for 2 pianos by Yejin Gil and Antonis Annissegos at the opining concert of the 2014 Impuls festival in Halle, Germany.

 

 

 

  

April

November

11/10

Premiering 'Traffic Signal' for accordion and vibraphone at William Paterson University, with Peter Jarvis and William Schimmel 

 

11/12

Pianist Kai Schumacher premieres ‘Time Here Becomes Space II’ as part of Composers Concordance presents: John Clark’s 70th Birthday Celebration 

with Nine Live Nonet & Pianist Kai Schumacher from Germany As part of the 'Eclectic Virtuoso Series’ @ Gallery MC

 

11/23

Pianist Sayaka Takahasi performs 'Picasso Blues' and 'NYC' at the Jurgenson Salon in Moscow,  Russia. 

 

11/24

Zentripetal performs ‘Clubbin’ as part of their CD release concert at Dixon Place

 

Composers Concordance

'ANNIVERSARIES FESTIVAL'

11/29 - 12/7

Gene will have a composition on the five concerts of the festival 

 

11/29

'Composers-play-Composers Marathon' - The Wing Jammer edition

In honor of the 50 Anniversary of the Buffalo wing. @ Spectrum NYC

Premiere of 'Recipe' for narrator, sitar & guitar with Edmundo Ramirez on sitar and Sebastian 'izya' Pritsker - narrator.

Tickets

 

 

 

 

 

  

April

 

December

12/1

Antlia Trio perform ‘Devolution’ at Brick-5 in Vienna, Austria. 

 

12/3

'Happy Birthday Mr. Webern'

(3 December 1883 – 15 September 1945) 

@  Klavierhaus 

Premiere of  'Variations on the First & Last Bar of Webern's Opus 5' for three pianists. feat. pianists Vicky Chow, Julia Den Boer & Derin Oge.

Tickets

 

12/3

NY Licorice Ensemble performs ‘Grip III’ at The Concert Hall @ Takaoka Cultural Center in Takaoka, Japan

 

12/4

Saxtravaganza, Celebrating Adolphe Sax (1814-1894), inventor of the saxophone 

@ Goddard Riverside

- Bernie Wohl Center

Premiere of 'Elegant Piles of Refuse'  for the Snap saxophone quartet.

Tickets

 

12/6

Sweet Concordant Strings

with the CompCord Chamber Orchestra

@ West-Park Presbyterian Church

Premiere of 'Sonnets' a concerto for trumpet and string orchestra featuring Franz Hackl 

Tickets

 

12/7

Equal Temperament - The Headphones Concerts

@ Gallery MC

Electronic improvisation on the sounds of a piano being tuned

Tickets

 

12/7

NY Licorice Ensemble performs ‘Grip III’ at Aoyama Music Memorial Hall "Barocksaal” in Kyoto japan

 

12/14

Trombonist William Lang performs 'Bach Speaks' for trombone and Samplestra at Composers Concordance 92Y Composing-with-Composers class concert.  

 

12/15

Ann Ellsworth performs ‘Still Unvanquished’ for alp horn and Samplestra, Marianne Gythfeldt performs Modified #4 for clarinet and Samplestra, Gene performs ‘Modified #2’ for electric guitar and Samplestra as well as 'Da Reel' with keve Wilson at NYU’s Provincetown Playhouse