September 29, 2007
Riley Auditorium, Battelle Fine Arts Center,
Otterbein College, Westerville, OH

  • Conlon Nancarrow, Player Piano Study No. 2A arr. Gavin Chuck
  • György Ligeti, Chamber Concerto, third movement
  • Josquin des Prez, Agnus Dei II from Missa L'homme armé super voces musicales arr. Payton MacDonald
  • Aphex Twin, Gwely Mernans arr. Ken Thomson
  • The Shaggs, Philosophy of the World arr. Gavin Chuck
  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Player Piano Study No. 6 arr. Yvar Mikhashoff
  • Johannes Ciconia, Le ray au soleyl arr. Gavin Chuck
  • Mochipet, Dessert Search for Techno Baklava arr. Stefan Freund
  • Michael Gordon, Yo Shakespeare
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Player Piano Study No. 3A arr. Derek Bermel

October 30, 2007
Coolidge Auditorium,
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

  • Conlon Nancarrow, Player Piano Study No. 2A arr. Gavin Chuck
  • György Ligeti, Chamber Concerto, third movement
  • Josquin des Prez, Agnus Dei II from Missa L'homme armé super voces musicales arr. Payton MacDonald
  • Aphex Twin, Gwely Mernans arr. Ken Thomson
  • The Shaggs, Philosophy of the World arr. Gavin Chuck
  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Player Piano Study No. 6 arr. Yvar Mikhashoff
  • Johannes Ciconia, Le ray au soleyl arr. Gavin Chuck
  • Mochipet, Dessert Search for Techno Baklava arr. Stefan Freund
  • Michael Gordon, Yo Shakespeare
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Player Piano Study No. 3A arr. Derek Bermel

October 31, 2007
Squires Recital Salon,
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA

  • Conlon Nancarrow, Player Piano Study No. 2A arr. Gavin Chuck
  • György Ligeti, Chamber Concerto, third movement
  • Josquin des Prez, Agnus Dei II from Missa L'homme armé super voces musicales arr. Payton MacDonald
  • Aphex Twin, Gwely Mernans arr. Ken Thomson
  • The Shaggs, Philosophy of the World arr. Gavin Chuck
  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Player Piano Study No. 6 arr. Yvar Mikhashoff
  • Johannes Ciconia, Le ray au soleyl arr. Gavin Chuck
  • Mochipet, Dessert Search for Techno Baklava arr. Stefan Freund
  • Michael Gordon, Yo Shakespeare
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Player Piano Study No. 3A arr. Derek Bermel

November 30, 2007
Dinkelspiel Auditorium,
Stanford University, Stanford, CA

  • Conlon Nancarrow, Player Piano Study No. 2A arr. Gavin Chuck
  • György Ligeti, Chamber Concerto, third movement
  • Josquin des Prez, Agnus Dei II from Missa L'homme armé super voces musicales arr. Payton MacDonald
  • Aphex Twin, Gwely Mernans arr. Ken Thomson
  • The Shaggs, Philosophy of the World arr. Gavin Chuck
  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Player Piano Study No. 6 arr. Yvar Mikhashoff
  • Johannes Ciconia, Le ray au soleyl arr. Gavin Chuck
  • Mochipet, Dessert Search for Techno Baklava arr. Stefan Freund
  • John Adams, Son of Chamber Symphony

February 28, 2008
Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York, NY

  • Conlon Nancarrow, Player Piano Study No. 2A arr. Gavin Chuck
  • György Ligeti, Chamber Concerto, third movement
  • Josquin des Prez, Agnus Dei II from Missa L'homme armé super voces musicales arr. Payton MacDonald
  • Aphex Twin, Gwely Mernans arr. Ken Thomson
  • The Shaggs, Philosophy of the World arr. Gavin Chuck
  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Player Piano Study No. 6 arr. Yvar Mikhashoff
  • Johannes Ciconia, Le ray au soleyl arr. Gavin Chuck
  • Mochipet, Dessert Search for Techno Baklava arr. Stefan Freund
  • John Adams, Son of Chamber Symphony

March 21-22, 2008
The Kitchen, New York, NY

  • Karlheinz Stockhausen, "Meeting Point" from Aus den sieben Tagen
  • Luciano Berio, excerpts from Beatles Songs
  • Luciano Berio, O King
  • Leonard Bernstein, "Epistle: The Word of the Lord" from Mass arr. Stefan Freund
  • John Orfe, Chamber Symphony
  • Hugo Wolf, "Herr, was trägt der Boden hier" from Two Sacred Songs arr. Igor Stravinsky
  • The Beatles, Revolution 9 arr. Matt Marks
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen, "Set Sail for the Sun" from Aus den sieben Tagen

May 31, 2008
Bang on a Can Marathon
World Financial Center, New York, NY

  • John Adams, Son of Chamber Symphony, third movement
  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum
  • The Beatles, Revolution 9 arr. Matt Marks

Featured Recording

Kari Besharse’s Rails

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

Michael Harley

Michael Harley

Mike grew up thinking he would be a doctor—his dad, grandpa, and uncles were all involved in biology. He didn’t start taking regular bassoon lessons until he was a sophomore in college, but he quickly realized he was more into music than science. Mike never imagined being in a group like Alarm Will Sound, but he says it’s his most enjoyable playing outlet.

Mike recently earned his DMA from the Eastman School of Music. He currently lives in South Carolina with his wife, Jennifer. It’s rare for musician couples to find jobs in the same city, let alone the same university, but Mike and Jennifer got lucky. They are teaching at the University of South Carolina and just started a flute/bassoon/piano trio along with Steven Aldredge. Mike stays busy with his two girls who seem to admire mom and dad’s musical talent. Ella has taken up the violin and Lucia likes the cello. Maybe a family band in the future?

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