September 19, 2003
Miller Theatre 15th Anniversary Season Opener: A Composer Portrait Gallery
Miller Theatre, Columbia University, New York, NY

  • Michael Gordon, Yo Shakespeare
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Player Piano Study No. 2A arr. Yvar Mikhashoff
  • György Ligeti, Chamber Concerto
  • Benedict Mason, selections from Animals and the Origins of Dance
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Player Piano Study No. 6 arr. Yvar Mikhashoff
  • John Adams, Chamber Symphony

December 5, 2003
Composer Portrait: Sir Harrison Birtwistle
Miller Theatre, Columbia University, New York, NY

  • Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum
  • Silbury Air
  • Theseus Game
    With musicians from the Manhattan School of Music

December 9, 2003
WNYC's New Sounds Live
World Financial Center Winter Garden, New York, NY

  • Aaron Jay Kernis, Concerto for Toy Piano and Chamber Orchestra
    Margaret Leng Tan, toy piano and grand piano
  • Lou Harrison, Suite for Violin, Piano, and Small Orchestra
    Caleb Burhans, violin
    John Orfe, piano
  • Steve Reich, Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices, and Organ

February 1, 2004
Steve Reich Open DVD Recording Sessions
The Roxy, New York, NY

  • Three Genesis Settings
  • Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices, and Organ
  • Sextet
  • Viola Phase

April 3, 2004
Composer Portrait: Benedict Mason
Miller Theatre, Columbia University, New York, NY

  • Animals and the Origins of Dance
  • AWS/Miller: The Fifth Music. Résumé With CPE Bach

May 7, 2004
NYU Residency Concert
Skirball Center, NYU, New York, NY

  • Jenny Olivia Johnson, Lucy Songs
  • Sophocles Papavasilopoulos, Belly and Moth
  • Paula Matthusen, Continuity of Parks
  • Spencer Hamilton, Schedler Emanon Draft 27
  • Daniel Beliavsky, Three Psalms
  • Jonathan Saggau, Akrasia
  • Matthew Quayle, Strange Dream

May 9, 2004
Michael Gordon Festival
Merkin Concert Hall, New York, NY

  • Vera, Chuck, and Dave
  • Who by Fire
  • Yo Shakespeare

Featured Recording

Yotam Haber’s We Were All

This is our world premiere performance 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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