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

Jason Thorpe Buchanan’s Asymptotic Flux - Second Study in Entropy

This is our world premiere performance at the Mizzou International Composers Festival in 2013.

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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

Courtney Orlando

Courtney Orlando

She would have played the cello if she’d had a choice, but her parents loved the violin and put one in her hands before she knew the difference. Courtney grew up in Kutztown, PA and wanted to be a veterinarian. But music took over early in high school and Courtney decided to go to Temple University. Sometimes music school isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be, though, and for Courtney, she says she became “un-enamored (is that a word?)” playing the same music over and over while trying to perfect excerpts for orchestral auditions. She tried music theory and pedagogy while at Eastman for her masters degree but went back to the violin for a DMA after getting swept up by the Ossia new-music crowd—maybe being a musician didn’t mean having to play in orchestra after all.

Courtney now lives in Brooklyn and freelances in the city while teaching ear-training for half of every week at Peabody in Baltimore. She never got away from her veterinarian dreams and volunteers at the SPCA walking and taking care of dogs.

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