October 15, 2006
Steve Reich @ the Whitney
Whitney Museum of American Art, Madison Avenue & 75th Street, NY, NY

  • Steve Reich, Proverb
  • Michael Gordon, Yo Shakespeare
  • Caleb Burhans, Amidst Neptune
  • Steve Reich, Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices, and Organ
    With So Percussion

October 20-21, 2006
Work in Progress
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, NY, NY

  • Conlon Nancarrow, Player Piano Study No. 2A arr. Gavin Chuck
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Player Piano Study No. 6 arr. Yvar Mikhashoff
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Player Piano Study No. 3A arr. Derek Bermel
  • Benedict Mason, Animals and the Origins of Dance
  • György Ligeti, Piano Concerto first movement
    John Orfe, piano
  • Thoinot Arbeau, Branle des Hermites arr. Courtney Orlando
  • Anonymous, Budi imya Gospodnie arr. Jessica Johnson
  • Anonymous, Ot Yunosti Moieya arr. Jessica Johnson
  • Anonymous, Blagoviernomu Tsariu arr. Jessica Johnson
  • Johannes Ciconia, Le ray au soleyl arr. Gavin Chuck
  • Solage, Fumeux fume par fumee arr. John Orfe
  • Anonymous, Saltarello arr. Payton MacDonald
  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum

November 11, 2006
Rubendall Recital Hall, Dickinson College, West High Street, Carlisle, PA

  • Edgard Varèse, Dance for Burgess
  • Solage, Fumeux fume par fumee arr. John Orfe
  • Density 21.5
    Jessica Johnson, flute
  • Wolfgang Rihm, Will Sound
  • Giacinto Scelsi, Pranam II
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Player Piano Study No. 2A arr. Gavin Chuck
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Player Piano Study No. 6 arr. Yvar Mikhashoff
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Player Piano Study No. 3A arr. Derek Bermel
  • Edgard Varèse, Poème électronique arr. Evan Hause
  • Edgard Varèse, Octandre
  • Anonymous, Ot Yunosti Moieya arr. Jessica Johnson
  • John Adams, Scratchband

December 15, 2006
Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY

  • György Ligeti, Piano Concerto first movement
    John Orfe, piano
  • Caleb Burhans, Amidst Neptune
  • Miles Brown, Q-Ball
  • Payton MacDonald, Cowboy Raga/Cowboy Tabla
    Payton MacDonald, percussion
  • Anonymous, Saltarello arr. Payton MacDonald
  • Aphex Twin, Cliffs arr. Caleb Burhans
  • Gavin Chuck, Seen
  • Aphex Twin, Four arr. Jessica Johnson and Payton MacDonald
  • Aphex Twin, Avril 14th arr. John Pickford Richards
  • Aphex Twin, Jynweythek Ylow arr. John Orfe
  • Aphex Twin, Prep Gwarlek 3B arr. Courtney Orlando
  • Aphex Twin, Cock/Ver 10 arr. Stefan Freund

January 20, 2007
Composer Portrait: Edgard Varèse
Miller Theatre, Columbia University, 116th Street & Broadway, NY, NY
With musicians from the Manhattan School of Music

  • Dance for Burgess
  • Offrandes
  • Hyperprism
  • Poème électronique
  • Déserts
  • Ionisation
  • Un grand sommeil noir
  • Poème électronique arr. Evan Hause
  • Octandre
  • Density 21.5
    Jessica Johnson, flute
  • Intégrales

February 4, 2007
One Note
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, 57th Street & 7th Avenue, NY, NY

  • Aphex Twin, Cliffs arr. Caleb Burhans
  • Giacinto Scelsi, Pranam II
  • Anonymous, Saltarello arr. Payton MacDonald

February 16, 2007
Composer Portrait: Conlon Nancarrow
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 The Fenway, Boston, MA

  • Conlon Nancarrow, Player Piano Study No. 6 arr. Yvar Mikhashoff
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Player Piano Study No. 2A arr. Gavin Chuck
  • Conlon Nancarrow, String Quartet No. 1
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Sonatina for Piano
    John Orfe, piano
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Piece No. 1 for Small Orchestra
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Three Movements
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Septet
  • Johannes Ciconia, Le ray au soleyl arr. Gavin Chuck
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Player Piano Study No. 3A arr. Derek Bermel

March 11, 2007
Cal Performances Composer Portrait: Conlon Nancarrow
Hertz Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA

  • Conlon Nancarrow, Player Piano Study No. 6 arr. Yvar Mikhashoff
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Player Piano Study No. 2A arr. Gavin Chuck
  • Conlon Nancarrow, String Quartet No. 1
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Sonatina for Piano
    John Orfe, piano
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Piece No. 1 for Small Orchestra
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Three Movements
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Septet
  • Johannes Ciconia, Le ray au soleyl arr. Gavin Chuck
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Player Piano Study No. 3A arr. Derek Bermel

March 18, 2007
Out of Our Heads Marathon Concert
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, 57th Street & 7th Avenue, NY, NY

  • Caleb Burhans, Amidst Neptune
  • Gavin Chuck, Seen
  • Aphex Twin, Jynweythek Ylow arr. John Orfe
  • Aphex Twin, Avril 14th arr. John Pickford Richards
  • Autechre, Cfern arr. Dennis DeSantis
  • John Orfe, Cyclone
    John Pickford Richards and Caleb Burhans, violas
  • Super Marimba
  • Mansuit
  • Aphex Twin, Prep Gwarlek 3B arr. Courtney Orlando
  • John Adams, Scratchband
  • Payton MacDonald, Cowboy Raga/Cowboy Tabla
    Payton MacDonald, percussion
  • Remixes by Dennis DeSantis
  • Miles Brown, Q-Ball
  • Stefan Freund and Nigel Maister, Paper Trails
  • Aphex Twin, Four arr. Jessica Johnson and Payton MacDonald
  • Aphex Twin, Cock/Ver 10 arr. Stefan Freund

March 31, 2007
Dickinson College American Vanguard Festival Concert
Rubendall Recital Hall, Dickinson College, West High Street, Carlisle, PA

  • Michael Gordon, Yo Shakespeare
  • Robert Pound, plays well with others
  • Venetian Snares Li2 CO3 arr. Caleb Burhans
  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum
  • Benedict Mason, Animals and the Origins of Dance
  • John Orfe, Chamber Symphony

June 12, 2007
Holland Festival
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Piet Heinkade 1, Amsterdam, NL

  • John Adams, Scratchband
  • John Adams, Gnarly Buttons third movement
    Bill Kalinkos, clarinet
  • John Adams, Chamber Symphony

June 13, 2007
Holland Festival
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Piet Heinkade 1, Amsterdam, NL

  • John Adams, "Coast" from Hoodoo Zephyr arr. Caleb Burhans
  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum
  • Benedict Mason, Animals and the Origins of Dance
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Player Piano Study No. 6 arr. Yvar Mikhashoff
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Player Piano Study No. 2A arr. Gavin Chuck
  • Wolfgang Rihm, Will Sound
  • Autechre, Cfern arr. Dennis DeSantis
  • Aphex Twin, Jynweythek Ylow arr. John Orfe
  • Mochipet, Dessert Search for Techno Baklava arr. Stefan Freund

Featured Recording

Greg Simon’s Draw Me The Sun

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

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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

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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