September 17, 2005
Rubendall Recital Hall, Dickinson College, West High Street, Carlisle, PA

  • Frank Zappa, Dog Breath Variations/Uncle Meat
  • Edgard Varèse, Intégrales
  • John Cale, selections from Kiss arr. Dennis DeSantis
  • Bernard Woma, Gyil Nyog Me Na arr. David Rogers
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Study No. 3A arr. Derek Bermel
  • John Adams, Chamber Symphony

November 6, 2005
Making Music: Meredith Monk
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY

  • Meredith Monk, Night

December 2, 2005
Composer Portrait: John Adams
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

  • Scratchband
  • Short Ride in a Fast Machine arr. John Orfe
  • Gnarly Buttons
    Elisabeth Stimpert, clarinet
  • selections from I Was Looking at the Ceiling and then I Saw the Sky
  • Chamber Symphony

December 3, 2005
Composer Portrait: John Adams
Miller Theatre, Columbia University, New York, NY

  • Scratchband
  • Short Ride in a Fast Machine arr. John Orfe
  • Gnarly Buttons
    Elisabeth Stimpert, clarinet
  • selections from I Was Looking at the Ceiling and then I Saw the Sky
  • Chamber Symphony

January 28, 2006
Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University, Durham, NC

  • Frank Zappa, Dog Breath Variations/Uncle Meat
  • John Cage, 0'00''
  • Bernard Woma, Gyil Nyog Me Na arr. David Rogers
  • Derek Bermel, Three Rivers
  • Edgard Varèse, Intégrales
  • John Cage, Variations III
  • John Cale, selections from Kiss arr. Dennis DeSantis
  • John Adams, "Coast" from Hoodoo Zephyr arr. Caleb Burhans
  • Aphex Twin, Cock/Ver 10 arr. Stefan Freund
  • Aphex Twin, Jynweythek Ylow arr. John Orfe
  • Stefan Freund, Unremixed

January 29, 2006
Recital Hall, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

  • Frank Zappa, Dog Breath Variations/Uncle Meat
  • Bernard Woma, Gyil Nyog Me Na arr. David Rogers
  • Derek Bermel, Three Rivers
  • Edgard Varèse, Intégrales
  • John Cale, selections from Kiss arr. Dennis DeSantis
  • John Adams, "Coast" from Hoodoo Zephyr arr. Caleb Burhans
  • Aphex Twin, Cock/Ver 10 arr. Stefan Freund
  • Aphex Twin, Jynweythek Ylow arr. John Orfe
  • Stefan Freund, Unremixed

February 3, 2006
Rubendall Recital Hall, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA

  • Christopher Montgomery's opera Callisto

February 4, 2006
Wesleyan University Memorial Chapel, Middletown, CT

  • Christopher Montgomery's opera Callisto

February 16, 2006
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY

  • Frank Zappa, Dog Breath Variations/Uncle Meat
  • John Cage, 0'00''
  • Wolfgang Rihm, Will Sound
  • Bernard Woma, Gyil Nyog Me Na arr. David Rogers
  • Derek Bermel, Three Rivers
  • Edgard Varèse, Intégrales
  • John Cage, Variations III
  • John Cale, selections from Kiss arr. Dennis DeSantis
  • John Adams, "Coast" from Hoodoo Zephyr arr. Caleb Burhans

March 5, 2006
Cal Performances Composer Portrait: John Adams
Hertz Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA

  • Scratchband
  • Short Ride in a Fast Machine arr. John Orfe
  • Gnarly Buttons
    Bill Kalinkos, clarinet
  • "Coast" from Hoodoo Zephyr arr. Caleb Burhans
  • China Gates
  • Chamber Symphony

April 7, 2006
Dickinson College American Vanguard Festival Concert
Rubendall Recital Hall, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA

  • Caleb Burhans, Amidst Neptune
  • Stefan Freund, Three Urban Images
  • Payton MacDonald, Cowboy Raga/Cowboy Tabla
    Payton MacDonald, percussion
  • Dennis DeSantis, Traction
  • Gavin Chuck, Seen

May 12, 2006
Cal Performances Centennial Season Celebration & Gala
Zellerbach Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA

  • John Adams, selections from I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky

June 4, 2006
Bang on a Can Marathon
World Financial Center, NY

  • Aphex Twin, Cock/Ver 10 arr. Stefan Freund
  • Aphex Twin, Four arr. Jessica Johnson and Payton MacDonald
  • John Adams, "Coast" from Hoodoo Zephyr arr. Caleb Burhans

Featured Recording

Michael-Thomas Foumai’s Big Rip

This is our world premiere performance at the Mizzou International Composers Festival in 2011.

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Venues

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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