events in planning, 2020:
cd release, the pocket orchestra,"a wish for the displaced";
a tour by the pocket orchestra featuring the album plus three premieres of new works for:
large ensemble; live solo electronics in 7.2 surround; three drummers.
lecture and discussion: lurid confessions, shocking details! new works of composer, intermedia artist, university college cork, cork, ireland
the pocket orchestra 2016 concerts:
sat. oct. 29, sun. sep. 30: kirchgemeindehaus aussersihl, zürich
program: siamese kits, joined at the kick; a wish for the displaced; green power; chakra spiral/xmix (premiere)
nov. 2: recording of a new album, a wish for the displaced, at studio 101a, rüschlikon (ch)
sep. 4 : 8 pm, ian ding performs "green power" for solo drums at constellation, chicago
winter/spring 2016: latitude 49 premieres, tours, and records a new work commissioned from virgil moorefield, a wish for the displaced:
feb. 5: 8 pm, premiere, hosted by the kreft arts series, concordia university. chapel of the holy trinity, 4090 geddes road, ann arbor, mi (preceded by open rehearsal with the composer)
feb. 7: 8:30 pm, constellation, 3111 n. western ave., chicago
march 6: logan performance penthouse, university of chicago, 915 e 60 st., chicago
march 27: 7pm, spectrum, 121 ludlow st., new york city
april 24-25: recording session, pianoforte recording studio, 1335 s. michigan ave, chicago, (by invitation only)
sat. sep. 19: strange beautiful music VIII, new music detroit, kresge center, detroit: premiere of green power, drum piece commission, ian ding, drums
the pocket orchestra 2014 tour:
sat. nov 1, sun. nov. 2, 2014: kunsthaus zürich
tues. nov. 4: recording of a new album, chakra spiral, at studio 101a, rüschlikon (ch)
thurs. nov. 6, 2014: shapeshifter lab, brooklyn
sat. nov. 8, 2014: trinosophes, detroit
sun. nov. 9, 2014: constellation, chicago
program: chakra spiral (premiere); wish i'd thought of it sooner; detroit per se.
thurs. nov. 21, 2013: siamese kits, joined at the kick, st ghetto festival, dampfzentrale bern
sun. nov. 16, 2013: premiere of commissioned work chakras rising at tage für neue musik festival, filmpodium zürich
the pocket orchestra 2013 tour:
fri. april 5, 2013: kunstraum walcheturm, zürich
sat. april 6, 2013: kunstraum walcheturm, zürich
thurs. april 11, 2013: dampfzentrale, bern
sat. april 13, 2013: gare du nord, basel
tues. april 16, 2013: nk, berlin
program: the full hinterzimmer records cd/dvd release: five ideas about the relation of sight and sound; no business as usual; detroit per se; arrival of the crows.
jan. 17, 2012: mixed messages: the work of virgil moorefield, featuring visuals and surround mixes of 5 ideas, sponsored by icst/zürich university of the arts, haus florhof, zürich.
sep. 9, 2012: the seven chakras: an intermedia comprovisation, seminar and workshop performance, with ian ding, percussion dep't, university of michigan, ann arbor.
sep. 15, 2012: two premieres at strange beautiful music V: detroit per se, performed by new music detroit; the seven chakras, a new intermedia work performed by ian ding. museum of contemporary art, detroit
oct. 11, 2012: ShapeShifter Lab, 18 whitwell pl, park slope, brooklyn. mixed messages, works for mixed ensemble, drums, and immersive intermedia. program: five ideas about the relation of sight and sound; no business as usual; detroit per se; and arrival of the crows.
oct 13, 14, 15: the virgil moorefield ensemble records a new cd for hinterzimmer records at eastside sound, manhattan.
oct. 16, 2012: the stone, new york city. the virgil moorefield ensemble performs his forthcoming cd no business as usual (hinterzimmer records); the seven chakras, an intermedia comprovisation for percussion solo, featuring ian ding.---------
apr. 8 no business as usual (freedom in five parts for piano, vibraphone, assorted percussion, electric guitar, baritone sax, and acoustic bass), performed by new music detroit featuring vicky chow, detroit institute of the arts
jun. 16, 17 mixed messages, works for mixed ensemble, drums, and immersive intermedia, maier's theater, zürich. two performances each of five ideas about the relation of sight and sound; no business as usual; siamese kits, joined at the kick; and arrival of the crows.
sep. 25 premiere of no business as usual (freedom in five parts for piano, vibraphone, assorted percussion, electric guitar, baritone sax, and acoustic bass), commissioned by new music detroit, strange beautiful music IV, museum of contemporary art, detroit
apr. 1 nominated best classical composer, detroit music awards
feb. 4 five ideas about the relation of sight and sound, windsor armory, windsor canadian music festival, ontario, canada
|santiago de chile (2008)|
Premiere of Scenes From the Life I Want, commissioned by New Music Detroit. Strange Beautiful Music III, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit
Five Ideas About the Relation of Sight and Sound, Detroit Insitute of the Arts, Detroit
Five Ideas About the Relation of Sight and Sound, with New Music Detroit. Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit
Chicago Union Station + excerpts from Five Ideas About the Relation of Sight and Sound, Imagine/Create Festival, Derry, N Ireland
Things You Must Do to Get to Heaven, the Stone, NYC
Siamese Kits, Joined At the Kick, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit
premiere of Five Ideas About the Relation of Sight and Sound, Duderstadt Center, Ann Arbor
Five Ideas About the Relation of Sight and Sound, Ai-Maako Festival, Santiago, Chile
Helicopter String Quartet (Stockhausen), Duderstadt Center, Ann Arbor