2017

September 27th, 2017
Keyboards II, NYC
-new work for keyboard ensemble-

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

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