October 19, 2002
Composer Portrait: David Lang
Miller Theatre, New York, NY

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  • The Passing Measures
    Evan Ziporyn, bass clarinet
    With So Percussion, Tarab Cello Ensemble, A Loose Band of Women, and musicians from the Manhattan School of Music

November 16, 2002
The Festival Dancing in Your Head Music Marathon
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Philip Glass, Music in Similar Motion arr. Rob Haskins
  • Anthony Gatto, Ripening
  • György Ligeti, Chamber Concerto
  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Silbury Air
  • Steve Reich, Drumming
    With So Percussion

January 16, 2003
WNYC's New Sounds Live
Merkin Concert Hall, New York, NY

  • Philip Glass, Music in Similar Motion arr. Rob Haskins
  • Dennis DeSantis remix of Philip Glass' Music in Similar Motion
  • Cenk Ergün, ladybugbringmeluck
  • Dennis DeSantis remix of Cenk Ergün's ladybugbringmeluck
  • Derek Bermel, Three Rivers
  • Dennis DeSantis remix of Derek Bermel's Three Rivers
  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Silbury Air
  • Dennis DeSantis remix of Harrison Birtwistle's Silbury Air

June 15, 2003
15th Anniversary Bang on a Can Festival Marathon
Symphony Space, New York, NY

  • Aphex Twin, Cock/Ver 10 arr. Stefan Freund
  • Aphex Twin, Jynweythek Ylow arr. John Orfe
  • Aphex Twin, Mt. Saint Michel arr. John Orfe and Payton MacDonald
  • Cenk Ergün, ladybugbringmeluck
  • Michael Gordon, Yo Shakespeare

Featured Recording

John Orfe’s Dowland Remix

Nearly one-third of Alarm Will Sound’s performers are composers too. John Orfe, our pianist, wrote us this piece based on John Dowland’s Flow My Teares.

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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

Gavin Chuck

Gavin Chuck

A native of Jamaica, Gavin grew up in a very musical culture and was exposed to a variety of music from a young age. Gavin sang in the boys’ choir and pursued classical piano, but was also surrounded with reggae and Jamaican folk music on a daily basis.

It wasn’t until he came to the US for a two-year stint at an international school in New Mexico that Gavin fully realized his affinity for music. He originally intended to pursue a career in computer science, but an assignment to write a piece of music sparked his interest and eventually led him to pursue multiple degrees in music theory and composition.

Gavin puts most of his creative energy these days into his work as Managing Director of Alarm Will Sound fueled by his passion to create a cultural space for contemporary music and living composers. But he also makes time for an occasional Scrabble game—only the real deal, though, none of these knock-offs like Words With Friends! He makes a tough competitor having memorized all the 2-letter words.

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