2018

October 6th 2018, 7:45PM - Ryan Packard: Alone/Together
High Concept Labs, Chicago IL
singing in Ryan Packard’s piece for amateur choir, wind instruments, and electronics. Facebook event

 LCollective + Ordinary Affects

LCollective + Ordinary Affects

September 22nd 2018, LCollective mini-tour
The HUUB, 35 Cleveland Street, Orange NJ 07050
Larry Polansky: seventeen squared chords
Margaux Simmons: Listen to This
Assaf Gidron: new piece
Douglas Farrand: some chords
Evelyn Emile: Seasons and Days (ensemble version) + film
Teodora Stepancic: Construction

September 16th 2018, LCollective mini-tour
Standing Waves Concert Series- MIT Press Bookstore, Boston MA
Playing on a portrait concert featuring works by Teodora Stepancic, organized by Morgan Evans-Weiler. 
New piece for Ordinary Affects with Trumpet (2011)
Line 3  played by Ordinary Affects and LCollective

September 15th 2018, LCollective mini-tour - noon -    2PM
RISD Museum, Providence RI
Teodora Stepancic performs Andre Cormier’s “Zwischen den Wolken”

September 14th 2018, LCollective mini-tour  -  8PM
159 Sutton, Providence RI
Evelyn Emile: Seasons and Days (ensemble version)
Laura Cetilia: Slowly Goes the Night (duo)
Gabriela Areal: holsa
Manfred Werder: performer series (1999-2015) 6 ausfürende
Douglas Farrand: some chords
Teodora Stepancic: construction

August 18th 2018, Music City- Sykes, Simmons, Farrand
World Fellowship Center, Albany/Conway NH
Concert featuring Music City organizers Ray Sykes, Margaux Simmons, and Douglas Farrand.

August 9th 2018, 8PM - Farrand / Weston duo summer tour
Surface Noise Records, Louisville KY
Please join us on Thursday, August 9, for performances by R. Keenan Lawler and Douglas Farrand & Jeff Weston. Local favorite R.Keenan Lawler will be making his Surface Noise debut with a set of microtonal acoustic guitar pieces in 19 equal temperament. Douglas Farrand and Jeff Weston play slow music for trumpet, bass, keyboard instruments, and occasional detritus. facebook event

August 8th 2018, 8PM - Farrand / Weston duo summer tour
house show in Kingston TN (message 908 644 6675 for details)

August 7th 2018, 7PM - Farrand / Weston duo summer tour
3577 Studios @ 3577 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh PA
Jeff Weston and I are touring with music for trumpet, bass, and chord organ. Pittsburgh PA show also features Pittsburgh-based poet Heather Kresge and singer-songwriter duo Paul Lombardo and Juliana Carr from Orange NJ.
facebook event

June 29th 2018
Piano+ #8 @ Spectrum, 70 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn NY
new works from Teodora Stepancic, Assaf Gidron, Jesse Greenberg, Matt Lau, Douglas Farrand, Coleman Zurkowski

May 19th 2018, 2PM-8PM
Music City Festival @ The HUUB, 35 Cleveland Street, Orange NJ
Annual music festival celebrating music-making in Orange NJ

May 6th 2018, 3PM
Piano+ #7 @ Spectrum 70 Flushing Avenue Brooklyn NY
Larry Polansky- B'midbar
Teodora Stepancic (piano), Assaf Gidron (Casio keyboard), Jesse Greenberg (glockenspiel), Matt Lau (bass guitar), Douglas Farrand (melodica, trumpet)

May 5th 2018, 4-6PM
Music City: Sykes & Simmons @ The Black Box Theatre
@ Luna Stage, 555 Valley Road, West Orange NJ
Supported by New Jersey Council for the Humanities

April 13th 2018, 9PM
Piano+ #6, @ Spectrum, 70 Flushing Avenue Garage A, Brooklyn NY 11205
Teodora Stepancic with Assaf Gidron. Jesse Greenberg. Douglas Farrand
Luc Ferrari: À la recherche du rythme perdu
Ana Gnjatović: new work
Jasna Veličković: Shadow Study 4a
John Lely: All about the Piano
Coleman Alexander Zurkowski: Eight Through-Composed Harmonies - 6.B
Piano+ is a monthly concert series curated by composer and pianist Teodora Stepančić. Newly written and recent works together with 20th century favorites. For piano, electronics, various instruments, voices and sound objects.

March 4th 2018, 3-5PM
Piano+ #5, @ Spectrum, 70 Flushing Avenue Garage A, Brooklyn NY 11205
music by Pauline Oliveros, Teodora Stepančić, Coleman Alexander Zurkowski, Evelyn Emile, and Larry Polanski
performed by Assaf Gidron. Matt Lau. Miloš Raičković. Nathan Repasz. Coleman Alexander Zurkowski. Douglas Farrand
Piano+ is a monthly concert series curated by composer and pianist Teodora Stepančić. Newly written and recent works together with 20th century favorites. For piano, electronics, various instruments, voices and sound objects. FACEBOOK EVENT

February 10th 2018, 2-5PM
Music City - University of Orange January Term Seminar Part 2
35 Cleveland Street, Orange NJ 07105
FACEBOOK EVENT

“Can you imagine your own resonance? Can you imagine listening beyond the edge of your own imagination? Can you imagine every cell in your entire body is vibrating all the time? Can you imagine the tuning of the universe? Can you imagine the echoes of all the footsteps you have ever taken?” – Pauline Oliveros

Jan Term is an annual UofO program geared toward the practice of urbanism and strengthening our tools to build healthy, equitable, and beautiful cities. This year's Jan Term, led by the UofO Music Department, is centered around the themes of deep listening, oral history, and storytelling practices. Together we’ll explore the sounds of our city, practice ways of listening to place, to community, and to personhood, and introduce you to our new initiative – “Music City” – which celebrates the incredible diversity of music-making communities in Orange NJ. 

University of Orange’s music department invites you to join us for Jan Term 2018. To earn your 2018 Jan Term Urbanism Certificate, participate in our seminar, field trip, and a volunteer opportunity. For more information follow University of Orange on facebook or email us at music.city.orange.nj@gmail.com.

Shared Spaces Postcard

January 26th, 2018, 7:30PM
Shared Space - electronic @ Mise-En Place NYC
Electronic Music Concert organized by Teodora Stepancic
works by Assaf Gidron, Cindy Giron, Ana Gnjatovic, Sam Sfirri, Douglas Farrand, and Sohrab Motabar. FACEBOOK EVENT.

January 20th 2018
Music City - University of Orange January Term
Seminar Part 1 - January 27th, 2-5PM
Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp was formed by the Ramapough Lenape nation to educate the public on the impending crisis of the AIM and Pilgrim pipeline that threaten the water supply in our region. Join us to hear from water protectors and to listen to the sounds of this sacred site.

January 3rd - 10th, 2018
Music for Contemplation - Creating Music Together Retreat
ST. MARY'S RETREAT HOUSE, OXFORD, MICHIGAN - https://www.mufoco.info/retreat/

2017

December 12th, 2017
WATER TONES: Music by Milos Raickovich & Teodora Stepancic
@ ShapeShifter Labs, 9:30PM
https://tockify.com/fortunasung/detail/509/1513132200000

December 1st, 2017, 6:30PM
Music City: Remembering Rosa, A Concert for Peace
Concert featuring church choirs and school choirs from Orange NJ

October 4th, 2017
Keyboards II, NYC
New works for keyboard ensemble composed and performed by Assaf Gidron, Teodora Stepancic, Lucie Vitkova, Douglas Farrand, Coleman Zurowski

September 23rd, 2017, 8PM
Vernon Street Studios, 6 & 20 Vernon St, Somerville MA 02145
Ordinary Affects plays music by Patrick Farmer and Douglas Farrand. FB EVENT PAGE.

August 26th, 2017, 8PM
house concert (email dougfarrand @ gmail for address), Brooklyn NY
Cindy Giron plays solo electroacoustic music, Christian Smith and Douglas Farrand play pieces by YoungEun Kim, Eugene Kim, and  themselves. FB EVENT

August 25th, 2017, 8PM
Third Life Studios, Somerville MA
Cindy Giron plays solo electroacoustic music, Christian Smith and Douglas Farrand play pieces by YoungEun Kim (with Cindy and Porter James), Eugene Kim, and themselves. FB EVENT

July 4th, 2017, 7PM
World Fellowship Center, Albany NH
"400 Years of Inequality: What Does America Mean to Me?"
Premiere of new piece by Dr. Margaux Simmons, You have the right to remain silenced
Margaux Simmons (flute and voice), Jamy Lasell (harmonica), Douglas Farrand (bells)

July 2nd, 2017, 10AM
World Fellowship Center, Albany NH
Sound & Listening Workshop

June 17th, 8:05pm
Music for Contemplation, Church of the Annunciation, Brooklyn NY
Craig Shepard leads day-long intensive workshop including vocal meditations, listening exercises, and group composition. More information here.

June 4th, 2017, 5PM
35 Cleveland Street, Orange NJ
FAITH + WORKS series @ First UU

May 20th, 2017, 2PM-6PM
Music City Festival
35 Cleveland Street, Orange NJ

April 29th, 2017
University of Orange Placemaking 9: Already Beautiful, 2PM-6PM
35 Cleveland Street, Orange NJ
Sound installation "FAITH + WORKS" installed in Sanctuary of First UU Church of Essex County

April 15th, 2017
the wulf. @ CoAxial Arts, Los Angeles, CA
new works concert with Christian Smith, YoungEun Kim, and Eugene Kim

March 19th, 2017, 11am-5pm
six hours (3) @ Syndicate for the New Arts
Cleveland OH
CoolCleveland Listing
“six hours” is an extended duration work for cassette tapes, stones, objects, and whistling. The piece is an ongoing accretion of materials and detritus, born out of a daily practice of listening and composition. This is the third performance of the piece. Additional performance include Buffalo (November 2016) and Pittsburgh (March 2017).

March 6th, 2017, 11am-5pm
six hours (2) @ Constellation Coffee
Pittsburgh PA
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Listing
“six hours” is an extended duration work for cassette tapes, stones, objects, and whistling. The piece is an ongoing accretion of materials and detritus, born out of a daily practice of listening and composition. This is the second performance of the piece. Additional performance include Buffalo (November 2016) and Cleveland (March 2017). 

2016

Remembering Rosa flyer

December 1st 2016, 6PM
Remembering Rosa: A Concert for Peace
Central Auditorium at Rosa Parks Community School, Orange NJ
On Thursday, December 1st, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus and set off the famous Montgomery Bus boycott. This year, on Thursday, December 1st, Orange choirs and choruses will join to sing for peace in the city. Join us at 6 PM, Rosa Parks Community School, 369 Main Street, Orange, NJ.


The concert for peace is the inaugural Music City event. Music City aims to bring together and celebrate Orange’s incredible diversity of musical communities. It is a project of the University of Orange's music department with support from Healthy Orange Coalition.

November 20th 2016, 6PM-midnight
Six Hours
Rust Belt Books, 415 Grant Street, Buffalo NY
from 6pm until midnight I'll be performing a new 6-hour work at the invitation of Rust Belt Books and Kristi Meal, woven from 5 nocturnes for cassette tapes and several pieces for stones, whistling, and sinetones.

Teodora and Assaf's keyboards

November 4th 2016, 7PM
Keyboard Music
Spectrum, Ludlow Street, NYC
New works for keyboards written by Jason Brogan, Douglas Farrand, Assaf Gidron, Jeremos Kamphuis, and Sam Sfirri. Performed by the composers with Teodora Stepancic.

October 9th 2016, 7PM
Sanctuary at First UU in Orange, 35 Cleveland Street, Orange NJ (easy access from Orange Train Station)
I’ll play a recent piano piece, ‘piano piece - 75 chords’. This piece will last about 30-45 minutes, and consists of four repetitions of 75 chords. The musical material is a fabric woven from chords derived from the names of many people who have inspired and influenced me this past year, all living and working in Orange NJ. The form is one i rely on a lot, a simple sequence, one thing following another thing.

shoes, sweater, keys at First UU in Orange NJ

October 8th 2016, 8:05pm
Music for Contemplation, Church of the Annunciation, Brooklyn NY
Craig Shepard leads day-long intensive workshop including vocal meditations, listening exercises, and group composition. More information here.

September 8th 2016, 8:30pm
JazzOff/L'oeil Kollectif invites Christian Smith, L'an Vert, Liegé, Belgium
Christian Smith presents recent work, including solo improvisations, sections from my 'discrete species - late winter - solo percussion', and duo improvisations with Louis Freres.

June 28th 2016 & July 1st 2016
World Fellowship Center, Albany NH
teaching listening/sounding workshops

 ensemble and audience before 'some chords'

ensemble and audience before 'some chords'

May 8th 2016, 4:30PM
Rust Belt Books, 415 Grant Street, Buffalo NY
new works @ rust belt books
including my new piece "some chords" 
perf. by Jessie Downs, Derick Evans, Douglas Farrand, Zane Merritt, and Katie Weissman

April 18th, May 9th, May 16th 2016
CEM, Buffalo NY
3 sound exploration/instrument building workshops with Buffalo String Works

 Kevin Dee and Laura Cocks rehearsing 'Guitar and Flute' in Middletown, CT April 1st 2016

Kevin Dee and Laura Cocks rehearsing 'Guitar and Flute' in Middletown, CT April 1st 2016

April 1st 2016
Wesleyan University, Middletown CT
Guitar and Flute (2011)
perf. by Kevin Dee and Laura Cocks

January 29th 2016
High Concept Labs, Chicago IL
webpage

"HCL is poised and pleased to host an evening of sound and installation curated by Ryan Packard of Fonema Consort (Sponsored Artists, Fall 2014.) Packard will share his own compositions as well as that of Jessie Downs and Douglas Farrand, composers currently based in Buffalo, NY. The installation showing will take place from 4 to 7 PM, and the concert will begin at 8 PM.

Composers Jessie Downs, Doug Farrand, and Ryan Packard will present works that focus on the subtleties of duration, silence, frequency, and timbre, exposing detailed beauty in every grain of sound."

Jade Conlee - piano, Jessie Downs - voice, Douglas Farrand - electronics, Zachary Good - clarinet, Myra Hinrichs - viola, Lia Kohl - cello, Ryan Packard - percussion/electronics, Min Park - violin, Ryan Zerna - flute

PROGRAM

4 to 7 PM Installation/long piece by Doug Farrand and Ryan Packard

Ryan Packard performing II. resonant titles on light / seascapes
too colors tones resonances / use of particulars Maine

II. resonant titles on light / seascapes
too colors tones resonances / use of particulars Maine

8 PM Concert

BELLS AT SEA Doug Farrand

Streetlights Jessie Downs

epiphyllum oxypetalum Ryan Packard

[brief pause]

For Good Ryan Packard

I did not see it to the end Jessie Downs

 

Christian Smith, Basel Switzerland

2015

December 4th 2015
Flatterschaf, Basel, Switzerland
discrete species - late winter - solo percussion
perf. by Christian Smith, interspersed with solo improvisations
https://www.facebook.com/events/433034840240789/

August 3rd - August 17th 2015
Every Monday 3pm-6pm
Open studio at ORNG Ink.
Douglas Farrand and Jessie Downs - studio hours at the Ironworks studio on Tompkins Street, Orange NJ
Open to students aged 6-18

August 2nd 2015
4.30pm Hunter's Point South Park, Queens NYC
two trumpets - August 2nd 2015 - Hunter's Point South Park
perf. by Douglas Farrand and Craig Shepard

July 14th 2015
8pm Ironworks Studio, Orange NJ
Solo performance of a new piece

II. resonant titles on light / seascapes
    too colors tones resonances / use of particulars Maine

Ironwork Studio, Tompkins St, Orange NJ 07050

June 18th 2015
6.30-7.30pm Seward Park, Manhattan
performance of a new solo piece 'for three similar objects and radio, June 18th 2015, Seward Park' 

March 2015
performance of trio (trumpet trombone piano) in Slee Hall, University at Buffalo
performed by University at Buffalo Contemporary Music Ensemble, dir. Matthew Chamberlain
trumpet - Matthew Caputy, euphonium - Ian Kerr-Mace, piano - Su Lee
alongside music by Justin Murphy-Mancini and others

2014

October 10th 2014
Basel Hochschüle für Musik, Switzerland
discrete species - late winter - solo percussion
perf. by Christian Smith

2013

August 10th 2013
12:30-18:45
performing Mark So's into silence - readings 23
a ~7 hour performance
private address, Oberlin OH

April 21st 2013
4.30pm-5.45pm Warner Concert Hall, Oberlin Conservatory OH
some music - featuring Justin Murphy-Mancini (organ), Derek Zinky (piano), Katie Robertstad (trombone), and Aaron Plourde (trumpet)
organ solo (2012-2013) premiere
trio (trumpet, trombone, piano) premiere

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Late March 2013
Montreal, Canada
discrete species - late winter - solo percussion
perf. by Christian Smith
alongside pieces by Sam Sfirri, Michael Pisaro, and improvisations by Benjamin Bacon and Ryan Packard

March 20th 2013
9pm-10pm Warner Concert Hall, Oberlin Conservatory OH
curated concert of recent pieces by Eugene Kim

1. 14:18, 3 oct 2012
Tony Risotto, Sivan Silver-Swartz- guitars

2. viola/guitar
Carrie Frey- viola, Peter Kramer- guitar

3. for two attack instruments with long sustaining decay
Douglas Farrand, Porter James- pianos