February 22, 2002
MIT Residency Concert: Music of György Ligeti and György Kurtág
Kresge Auditorium, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts

  • György Kurtág, Aus der Ferne III
  • György Ligeti, Three Pieces for Two Pianos
  • György Kurtág, Ligatura - Message to Frances-Marie (The Answered Unanswered Question)
    Malina Rauschenfels, double violoncello
  • György Ligeti, Chamber Concerto
  • György Kurtág, Hommage à Mihály András (12 Microludes for String Quartet) Op. 13
  • György Ligeti, Piano Concerto
    Shai Wosner, piano
  • Johann Sebastian Bach, O Lamm Gottes unschuldig arr. György Kurtág
    John Orfe and Jenny Undercofler, piano
  • György Kurtág, ...quasi una fantasia...
    With members of the MIT Wind Ensemble

March 8, 2002
Composer Portrait: György Ligeti
Miller Theatre, New York, NY

  • Three Pieces for Two Pianos
    John Orfe and Jenny Undercofler, pianos
  • Chamber Concerto
  • Hamburg Concerto
    Matt Marks, horn
  • Piano Concerto
    Shai Wosner, piano

Featured Recording

Steve Snowden’s For So Long It's Not True

Listen through to the end if you're feeling dazed and confused about why this brand new piece sounds familiar. Premiered at the Mizzou International Composers Festival in 2011.

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Where We Perform

Alarm Will Sound tours nationally and internationally, having been presented by

  • Carnegie Hall
  • Disney Hall
  • Lincoln Center
  • The Sheldon Concert Hall
  • (Le) Poisson Rouge
  • Miller Theatre
  • Bang on a Can Marathon
  • Merkin Concert Hall
  • The Kitchen
  • The Whitney Museum
  • Kimmel Center
  • Duke Performances
  • Cal Performances
  • Stanford Lively Arts
  • Library of Congress
  • Cleveland Museum of Art
  • The Newman Center
  • The Warhol Museum
  • The Barbican in London
  • Märzmusik in Berlin
  • Holland Festival in Amsterdam
  • Cork Opera House in Ireland
  • Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg
  • Pro Arte in St. Petersburg
  • ArtNovember in Moscow
  • Musikfest Bremen
  • Sacrum Profanum in Krakow
  • TransArt in Bolzano

Member Spotlight

Caleb Burhans

Caleb Burhans

Caleb almost went to Indiana University for college but he decided on Eastman partly because he didn’t like that IU had the highest-paid basketball coach in the country. His life could have turned out pretty differently if Bobby Knight made a little less money back in the late 90s. But Eastman it was.

As a 17-year old, Caleb had a thing for Ligeti’s music so he emailed Alan before he got to Eastman to ask for an audition with Ossia to play on their Ligeti concert. He was late to the first rehearsal because he was getting his nose pierced, but he soon became a regular. Just before graduating, he terrified his conservative grandmother by telling her he wanted to move to NYC to live paycheck to paycheck as a freelance musician. Now he’s doing exactly that (although maybe not living quite paycheck to paycheck) as a freelance violinist, violist, countertenor, composer, and improviser.

Caleb started singing in a boys’ choir at age 9 then quickly picked up several instruments. At 10, he wrote his first piano piece in C major. The only early composition he’ll live up to now is a piece for 2 violins that he wrote on his first day back to school as a high school sophomore called What a Shame. It was quite a shame that summer was over.

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