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

Brian Ciach’s The Einstein Slide

This is our world premiere performance at the Mizzou International Composers Festival in 2012.

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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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