MAY 2021

Spoleto Festival USA

Seth Parker Woods performs new music by Adkins, Gifford, Joachim and Romitelli

Simons Center Recital Hall at College of Charleston

5 NOV 2020 7PM

Translating the Atrocities of Our Past, Composing the Language of Our Future

Translating the Atrocities of Our Past, Composing the Language of Our Future

Seth Parker Woods in Recital at EMPAC

Music by Abtan, Adkins, Gifford, Joachim and Tremblay

15-18 JUL 2020 [Cancelled due to Covid-19 Pandemic]

Omaha Under the Radar

Co-technical Director, Omaha Under the Radar 

18 MAR 2020 7:30PM [Cancelled due to Covid-19 Pandemic]

CCPA Compostion Faculty Rectial

Matt Oliphant and Kevin Harrison perform Stele

Ganz Hall, 430 S. Michigan Ave., 7th Floor Chicago, IL 60605 

9 FEB 2020 SUN 6PM

Difficult Grace (World-premiere)

Seth Parker Woods performs new music by Abtan, Adkins, Carter, Gifford, Joachim, Tremblay.

Octave 9: Raisbeck Music Center - Benaroya Hall, Seattle Symphony

DEC 2019

Guest Artist, Composition

Hochschule für Musik, Leonhardsstrasse 6, 4009 Basel

7 NOV 2019 THU 8PM

Stellae IV

World-premiere of Stellae IV for ensemble

University of North Dakota New Music Ensemble

Josephine Campbell Recital, Hughes Fine Arts Center, University of North Dakota

28 SEP 2019 SAT 7PM

Music with harp by Page, Bauckholt, Çamci, Santos, Gifford, Lu and Choi

Allen Recital Hall, Holtschneider Performance Center, 800 West Belden Avenue, Chicago 60614

AUG 2019 – MAY 2020

Artist Faculty, Composition 2019-2020

Chicago College of Performing Arts

Roosevelt University, Chicago 60605

06 SEP 2019 FRI 7:30PM

Pros and Cons of LIve Food

La Bestiaire and other beasts

Narloch Piano Studio

Liz Pearse, voice and piano

23 JUL 2019 TUE 8PM

Pros and Cons of LIve Food

Ann Arbor Festival of SongKerrytown Concert House

Ann Arbor, MI

Liz Pearse, voice and piano

AUG 2 2019 FRI 7PM

Ensemble Dal Niente: Solos and Duos

Ensemble Dal Niente performs chamber music by Evans, Fujikara, Gifford, Jones, Ko, Mumford and Takemitsu 

Holtschneider Performance Center, Allen Recital Hall; 2330 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL, 60614

28 JUN – 03 JUL 2019

Summer Residency for New Music

DePaul School of Music

Residency for New Music with Ensemble Dal Niente

and composition faculty: Carola Bauckholt, Christopher Jones, Fredrick Gifford

26 JUL 2019 FRI 6PM

Omaha Under the Radar Festival

Kaneko

Matt Oliphant and Kevin Harrison perform Stele (Mobile 2017)

28 JUN – 2 JUL 2019

Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble records Lang's love fail (producer)

22 JUN 2019 SAT 8PM

Shadow Play

23 MAY 2019 THURS 7:30PM

Liz Pearse in Recitial

World premiere: the pros and cons of live food (2018)

Liz Pearse, voice and piano

First Trinity Evangelical-Lutheran Church

535 N Neville St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213

4 MAY 2019 SAT 7:30PM

Wood feeds the fire that consumes it

Hasco Duo and Fredrick Gifford perform a multimedia concert including works by:

Lena Nietfield, Tomás Gueglio, Guilluame Dufay and Fredrick Gifford

 

Leonardo da Vinci Festival   

Bancroft Street Market

2702 South 10th Street Omaha, Nebraska

402-651-2327

12 APR 2019 7:30PM

Chicago Electro-Acoustic Music Festival

World-premiere of Headpin Talkie (4-channels, 2019)

The Chicago Electro-Acoustic Music at Roosevelt University, April 11-12

Ganz Hall

430 S. Michigan Ave

Chicago, IL 60605

(312) 341-3500

22 FEB 2019 FRI 7:00PM

27 States (World-premiere)

Jesse Langen, electric guitar

Works by Czernowin, Gifford, Grisey and Robin

Allen Recital Hall

2330 N. Halsted Ave.

Chicago, IL 60614

Free admission, with reservation: (773) 325-5200 

24 NOV 2018 SAT 19:30

Shadow Play

​Collect / Project meets the art of poetry slam: The compositions pick up texts by writers and dress them in fine and transparent sounds. As a contrast to the abstract music we invite two protagonists of the local poetry slam scene to perform with us and create a musical dialogue between words and sounds

 

Kraftwerk Bille – Hamburg, Germany

Collect/Project: Frauke Aulbert (voice) Shanna Gutierrez (flutes), Eva Zöllner (accordion) Francisco Castillo Trigueros (electronics & sound design); Luise Auffermann & Monika Mertens (spoken word performance)

 

*Support from Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg and Hamburgische Kulturstiftung

30 OCT - 3 NOV

Dartmouth College Residency

Guest residency with Sonic Arts students, including "Strategies for integrating performer choice and interactive electronics in recent works”

15 OCT 2018 MON 7:30PM

STELE

Kevin Harrison, Tuba

with guest, Matt Oliphant, horn

Program includes music by Hindemith, Kraft & Gifford

Armerding Center for Music and the Arts 132 Recital Hall, Wheaton College Conservatory of Music

7 OCT 2018 SUN 8:30PM

STELE (world-premiere)

Matt Oliphant and Kevin Harrison perform new music for Horn & Tuba

Constellation  3111 North Western Avenue   Chicago, IL, 60618  United States 

6 OCT 2018 SAT 7:30 PM

Alas, but notwithstanding

The Athens Saxophone Quartet featuring works by Constantinides, Demos, and Gifford. With guest artists Mia Hynes, Michael Bersin, John Rutland, Carrie Turner, and Duncan Winslow.

Wittmore Recital Hall, University of Missouri

4 OCT 2018 THURS 7 PM

Alas, but notwithstanding (world-premiere)

The Athens Saxophone Quartet featuring works by Constantinides, Demos, and Gifford. With guest artists Mia Hynes, Michael Bersin, John Rutland, Carrie Turner, and Duncan Winslow.

Hart Recital Hall, Warrensburg, MO 64093

4 MAY 2018 FRI 8PM

Grrrr for Bass Trombone and Percussion

North American Premiere:

Wm. Riley Leitch, trombone

Ethan Martin, percussion

 

DePaul Concert Hall,

800 W. Belden Ave,

Chicago 60614

11 MAR 2018 SUN 4PM

Kayleigh Butcher, mezzo soprano, and Christopher Narloch, pianist, present Schönberg's masterpiece, Das Buch der hängenden Gärten, a 15-movement song cycle (Running Time - roughly 25-30 minutes) depicting a failed love affair between two teenagers in an idyllic garden. Eventually the woman leaves and the garden perishes. Using texts by Schönberg’s friend and poet, Stefan George, this work marked Schönberg's first shift from traditional musical order to 'pantonality'.To accompany this iconic work, Chris and Kayleigh have commissioned 15 one-minute pieces from American composers all over the country who were inspired by specific movements of Schönberg's masterpiece. The composers included are: Bethany Younge, Evan Williams, Steven Rice, Jessie Marino, David Grant, Jenna Lyle, Brian Penkrot, Alex Temple, Jonathan Sokol, Cara Haxo, Jonathan Hannau, Adrian Montúfar, Elliot Cless, Fredrick Gifford, and Pamela Stein Lynde.

10 MAR 2018 SAT 7:30PM

2018 UNK New Music Festival

Closing concert will include Amanda DeBoer Bartlett performing 100 Not-Songs for John Cage

live streaming at http://www.unk.edu

23 FEB 2018 FRI 8PM

Hasco Duo

Program includes: One, Everyone (2013) for voice and electric guitar and the World-premiere of 127

for voice and guitar

800 W. Belden Ave.Chicago IL 60614

admission is free

26-27 JAN 2018

SPLICE Festival is a two-day festival that blends engaging live performances with new technologies. Composers, performers, and composer/performers gather for a weekend of concerts and presentations covering topics such as aesthetics, technology, and issues of performance practice, with the goal of inspiring, educating, and sharing information amongst the attendees and the students at the host institution. SPLICE Festival is designed to foster community and to create bonds between performers and composers dedicated to music that involves dynamic, live performance with technology. The inaugural SPLICE Festival will take place at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI on January 26th and 27th of 2018.

Ensemble Dal Niente Presents: Holes and Tunnels

New music by Sivan Cohen-Elias, Michelle Lou and Fredrick Gifford

Constellation 3111 North Western AvenueChicago, IL, 60618United States 

9 NOV 2017 SUN 8:30PM

Kayleigh Butcher, mezzo soprano, and Christopher Narloch, pianist, present Schönberg's masterpiece, Das Buch der hängenden Gärten, a 15-movement song cycle (Running Time - roughly 25-30 minutes) depicting a failed love affair between two teenagers in an idyllic garden. Eventually the woman leaves and the garden perishes. Using texts by Schönberg’s friend and poet, Stefan George, this work marked Schönberg's first shift from traditional musical order to 'pantonality'.

To accompany this iconic work, Chris and Kayleigh have commissioned 15 one-minute pieces from American composers all over the country who were inspired by specific movements of Schönberg's masterpiece. The composers included are: Bethany Younge, Evan Williams, Steven Rice, Jessie Marino, David Grant, Jenna Lyle, Brian Penkrot, Alex Temple, Jonathan Sokol, Cara Haxo, Jonathan Hannau, Adrian Montúfar, Elliot Cless, Fredrick Gifford, and Pamela Stein Lynde.

13 OCT 2017 FRI 7:30PM

Collect/Project perform music by Selim Göncü, Fredrick Gifford, Neo Hülcker, Detlef Heusinger, Keiko Harada & [zygote] 

Shanna Gutierrez, flute
Eva Zöllner, accordion
Francisco Castillo Trigueros, electronics

Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall, Northwestern University 70 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston

SEE

Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble season opener with premieres of new works by Dave Reminick and Fred Gifford, along with music by Laura Steenberge, Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, and Cara Haxo. Matthew Oliphant will open with a piece by Jonathon Kirk!

Constellation Chicago

3111. N. Western Ave

7 AUG 2017 MON 7:30PM

from 100 Not-Songs for JOHN CAGE

Amanda DeBoer Bartlett performs a new version of Not-Songs for voice & electronics

OutrSpaces

528 S 24th Street 
Omaha, NE 68105 

19 MAY 2017 FRI 8:30PM

OpenICE 

Concert includes improvisations by Peter Evans and Levy Lorenzo, and the world-premiere of the multi-media collaboration: 100 Not-Songs for JOHN CAGE (Tony Arnold, soprano, Ross Karre, projections, Fredrick Gifford, composer and sound designer)

This event is free and open to the public

Constellation Chicago  1311 N. Western Ave.  Chicago 

28 APR 2017 FRI 7:30PM

Concert includes music by Rameau, Wolff, Shapey, Martinu and Dufay (arr. Gifford)

Piano Forte Studios

1335 South Michigan Ave

Chicago

28 JAN 2017 SAT 8PM

New Ear Satellite Series

Saturday, January 28, 2017, 8pm

Kansas City, MO

La Esquina 1000 W 25th St, KCMO 64108

Shanna Gutierrez, flute:  recital featuring works by Stroppa, Radulescu, Mahnkopf, Gifford, and Steinhauer

15 JAN 2017 SUN 8:30PM

DUALITIES

Sunday, January 15, 2017, 8:30pm

Frequency Series

Constellation Chicago

3111 N. Western Ave. 

Dualities: Mabel Kwan, piano and Shanna Gutierrez, flute

 

Chou Wen-Chung: Cursive

Olga Neuwirth: Verfremdung/Entfremdung

Alex Temple: Willingly 

Fredrick Gifford: Shadow Play

8 JAN 2017 SUN 8:30PM

Musical Sculpture (Duchamp, arr. Gifford, 2016)

Ensemble Dal Niente Presents works by Chin, Diez-Fischer, Carrizo, Lyle, Cohen Elias, Gifford

Constellation 3111 N Western AveChicago, IL 

OCT 13-21, 2016

COLLECT / PROJECT 

TRANSFORMED REALITIES TOUR

OCT 13  Western Michigan University

OCT 18  University of Central Missouri

OCT 21  University of California, Berkeley

Program:

Francisco Castillo Trigueros (b.1983): New Work for voice, flute(s), and electronics (13’)

Fredrick Gifford (b.1972): Shadow Play (2016) for open-hole bass flute and live electronics (8’)

Alexander Schubert (b.1979): Your fox’s, a dirty gold (2011) for one performer with voice, e-guitar, electronics, motion sensors, and lights (9’)
Nomi Epstein (b. 1978): New Work (2016) for voice, flute(s), and electronics (variable, 8-10’)

Luciano Berio (1925-2003): Altra Voce (1999) for mezzo-soprano, alto flute and 6-channel live- electronics

OCT 30, 2016 SUN 3PM

New Music at the Green Mill presents: RADIO VOLTAIRE – a real fake

Music and poetry by and after Emmy Hennings, Hugo Ball, Marcel Duchamp, Fredrick Gifford

Featuring:

     Hasco Duo (Amanda DeBoer Bartlett & Jesse Langen)

     Mabel Kwan

     Liz Pearse

OCT 9, 2016 SUN 1PM

Shadow play

Shanna Gutierrez premieres MOBILE 2016, Shadow play, for bass flute and electronics as part of the Ear Taxi Festival.

JUL 8, 2016 FRI 6:00PM

SATIRISE

MAY 20, 2016 FRI 8PM

Mabel Kwan performs part 3 of respirateur –  Graft Blossom – for clavichord, toy piano & electronics New Music DePaul 800 W. Belden Ave. Chicago 60614

MAY 15, 2016 SUN 8:30PM

Program:

Nucleus by Alex Mincek
Preach Now / Spank Not Death by Nick Didkovsky
Axamer Folio by Eric Wubbels

Frame by Marc Codina
A Rayas Y Cuadros by Pablo Chin
Iwater. Inight. by Morgan Krauss
(ep)Scra'p by Julien Malaussena
Mobile 2010 by Fredrick Gifford

 

Constellation  3111 N Western Ave Chicago

MAR 26, 2016 SAT, 3PM

hinge

Parlour Tapes+ releaese Inventions by Danny Clay and Mabel Kwan

Mabel Kwan performs Clay, Bach and Gifford

Saki Records, 3716 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647

FEB 21, 2016 SUN, 8:30PM

WASTE

Pesedjet plays music by Philip Schuessler, David Grant, LJ White, Megan Beugger, Andres Carrizo, including my WASTE for soprano, prepared piano, electric guitar and live electronics.

http://www.constellation-chicago.com/event/1067803-pesedjet-chicago/

FEB 11, 2016 THU 8:30PM

Adage of Spontaneity (US premiere)

Sonic Hedgehog performs Dikstra, Dufay, Gee, Gifford, Hijmans and Hirs.

http://www.constellation-chicago.com/event/1034009-sonic-hedgehog-chicago/

JAN 23, 2016 SAT 8:30PM

SATIRISE

Dal Niente Presents: Ben Melsky and Jesse Langen perform a program of newly commissioned works for harp and guitar.

Elastic Arts

3429 W Diversey Ave #208

Chicago

http://www.dalniente.com/season/

JAN 3, 2016 SUN 8:30PM

Graft Blossom

Dal Niente Presents: Mabel Kwan premieres part 3 of respirateur – 

Graft Blossom – for clavichord, toy piano & electronics 

Constellation 

3111 N Western Ave

Chicago

SEPT 28, 2015 MON 7:30PM

MOBILE 2015

Columbia University

Sherwood Music Hall

1312 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

 

Ben Melsky and Jesse Langen: New works for Harp and Guitar Duet

 

Program:

Kasia Szczech: Librancer (2015)

Tomás Gueglio: One Baroque (2015)

Drew Baker: New Work (2015)

Fred Gifford: Mobile 2015 (2015)

Sept 24, 2015 THURS 7PM

hinge for clavichord and electronics (from respirateur)

Comfort Music:

Parlour Tapes+with Eric Fernandez, Mabel Kwan, and Lia Kohl / Nick Meryhew

 

Comfort Station
2579 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

SEPT 9, 2015 WED 7:30PM

Resonant Bodies Festival

Merkin Concert Hall

129 W. 67th St. 

New York

Tony Arnold premieres solos from the 100 Not-Songs collection.

AUG 8, 2014, SAT 3PM

MOBILE 2014

James Fusik, soprano saxophone

Contemporary Music Potluck (CMP) Lansing, Michigan

 

JUL, 10, 2015 FRI 7PM

27 Sonorities; Gesualdo di Venosa – Mercè grido piangendo (arr. Gifford)

Omaha Under the Radar

Bancroft Street Market

APRIL 12, 2015, SUN, 8:30PM

Crack the Shell

Pesedjet

Frequencey Series  

Constellation – 3111 N. Western, Chicago

FEBRUARY 20, 2015, FRI 8PM

MOBILE 2014

Jim Fusik, soprano saxophone

New Music Depaul

800 W. Belden Ave

Chicago

NOVEMBER 21, 2014, FRI, 7:30PM

Shanna Gutierrez, flute & Jesse Langen, guitar

Ganz Hall 

430 S Michigan Ave. 7th Floor

Chicago

SEPTEMBER 20, 2014

MOBILE 2014

James Fusik performs at the Minot Modern festival, North Dakota

SEPTEMBER 17, 2014, WED, 8PM

Adage of Spontaneity

Infinity Stairs 

Fie Schouten, Shanna Guiterrez & Wiek Hijmans

Het Bethaniënklooster, Barndesteeg 6b, 1012BV, Amsterdam, Netherlands

AUGUST 10, 2014, 09:30 AM

World-premiere of BREATHE for flute, bassoon and prepared piano, National Flute Association Convention, Chicago

11 JUL 2014, FRI, 8PM

World-premiere of Crack the Shell for voice, guitar and clavichord as part of the Omaha Under the Radar Festival

JULY 11, 2014, FRI, 7PM

Works from the MOBILE, including the world-premiere of this year's model by James Fusik and Janus (MOBILE 2011)

Concert includes the world-premiere of new arrangements of two songs by Johannes Ciconia

APRIL 14, 2014 MON, 07:30 PM

One, Everyone is included in this program of new works, part of Constellation Chicago's Frequency Series

APRIL 10-12, 2014

Co-hosted by Tulane University and Coup d’Oeil Art Consortium

MARCH 30, 2014 SUN, 6 PM

World-premiere of Broadcast for Telecaster Guitar.

CHICAGO ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS

DEC 01, 2013 SUN 08PM

Parlour Tapes+ at the Whistler

Double Monody is performed as part of the CD release: *AND

NOV 08, 2013 FRI, 8PM

Double Monody

Mabel Kwan and Jesse Langen perform as part of New Music DePaul.

OCT 27, 2013 SUN 2PM

12 pages for Bass Clarinet

Przemyslaw Bosak performs at the Green Mill, Chicago.

AUG 22, 2013 THU 7:30PM

World-premiere: Double Monody

Mabel Kwan and Jesse Langen perform in the Chicago Temple Building.

MAY 28, 2013 TUE 08PM

World-premiere: GRAIN

The New Music Ensemble at Chicago Academy of the Arts performs, Curtiss Hall, 410 S. Michigan Ave

MAY 22, 2013 WED 07PM

World-premiere: One, Everyone

Amanda deBoer Bartlett, voice and Jesse Langen, electric guitar

perform the closing concert of Chicago's Unfamiliar Music Series at the Empty Bottle.

MAY 03, 2013 FRI 08PM

Letterludes

Shanna Gutierrez, fl., Jesse Langen, gtr., and Greg Beyer, perc., perform at DePaul University

FEB 02, 2013 SAT 08PM

MOBILE 2009

Chicago Academy for the Arts

Mabel Kwan performs works by Eliza Brown, Ray Evanoff, LeeHyla and Fredrick Gifford

JAN 31, 2013 THU 07:30PM

World-premiere: Letterludes

Dal Niente Presents: Voices

Nicholls Hall, Evanston

JUL 28, 2012 SAT 05PM

aegjlns; corpse fragments

Jesse Langen in recital at the Darmstadt Ferienkuese für Neue Musik

JUL 25, 2012 WED 06PM

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