Andrew Livingston's News From the Oort Cloud is a psychedelic, spacey, chamber folk exploration of isolation and mortality. thingNY interprets the record as a live ensemble piece for the second time in NYC.
Expect reverbed-out synthy slow jams and swirling minimalist washes of colors and chords.
thingNY is proud to present the three-show premiere tour of You Must Read a Lot of Jung, a brand new work written for the ensemble by member Dave Ruder, scored for voice, violin, clarinet, tenor sax, cello, and cymbal. Slow and spacious, Jung works over themes and ideas from previous thingNY pieces written by members of the group. Performances will take place in Hamden, CT, Queens, NY, and Philadelphia, PA on May 3-5, 2019.
At the New York stop on the tour, the ensemble is also very excited to premiere a new duo co-written and performed by members Gelsey Bell and Erin Rogers, SKYLIGHGHT for voice and saxophone. The piece is written to be performed in resonant spaces, and explores the acoustic properties of such spaces and of the voice and saxophone themselves.
May 3, 2019 7pm Waterhouse (a house venue) 23 Woodbine St Hamden, CT Entry by suggested donation with Anne Rhodes and Adam Matlock May 4, 2019 8pm Artefix 38-02 61st St, Woodside (Queens), NY $10 This show also includes the premiere of SKYLIGHGHT by Gelsey Bell and Erin Rogers! with softboarding
Created by Jeffrey Young and Paul Pinto, Patriotsis a political music-satire framed as a town hall debate featuring poetic grandstanding, singing, wild instrumental virtuosity, improvisation and questions from the audience, reflecting today's shitty (by which we mean" diverse") discourse surrounding issues of immigration and national identity. thingny.com/patriots
Mar. 2, 2019 8pm The Left Bank 5 Bank Street N. Bennington, VT w/ Michael Chinworth Facebook event
Joined by singers Kayleigh Butcher and Bonnie Lander, and improviser/instrument-maker Dirk Johan Stromberg, the party will have everything a party needs: fine snacks, good company, shiny political buttons, aesthetically diverse non-pop improvisation, and fireworks on the east river.