September 20, 2008
Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

  • Derek Bermel, Continental Divide
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen, Region III from Hymnen, arr. Jason Price
  • John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins arr. Miles Brown, Payton MacDonald, and Matt Marks
  • The Beatles, Revolution 9 arr. Matt Marks
  • Oscar Bianchi, Mezzogiorno
  • John Adams, Son of Chamber Symphony

November 19, 2008
International Performing Arts Center, Moscow, Russia
Presented by Art November

  • Aphex Twin, Cock/Ver 10 arr. Stefan Freund
  • Aphex Twin, Gwely Mernans arr. Ken Thomson
  • Stefan Freund, Unremixed
  • John Orfe, Chamber Symphony
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Player Piano Study No. 2A arr. Gavin Chuck
  • Wolfgang Rihm, Will Sound
  • John Adams, Son of Chamber Symphony

November 20, 2008
Hermitage Theater, St. Petersburg, Russia
PRO ARTE Institute: American Season in Petersburg

  • Derek Bermel, Hot Zone
  • Gavin Chuck, Seen
  • David Lang, Increase
  • Wolfgang Rihm, Will Sound
  • Augusta Read Thomas, Final Soliloquy of the Interior Paramour
  • John Adams, Son of Chamber Symphony

November 22, 2008
Glinka Chamber Philharmonic Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia
PRO ARTE Institute: American Season in Petersburg

  • John Adams, "Coast" from Hoodoo Zephr arr. Caleb Burhans
  • Julia Wolfe, Tell Me Everything
  • John Orfe, Chamber Symphony
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Player Piano Study No. 2A arr. Gavin Chuck
  • Aphex Twin, Cock/Ver 10 arr. Stefan Freund
  • Aphex Twin, Gwely Mernans arr. Ken Thomson
  • Stefan Freund, Unremixed

January 21, 2009
Newman Center, Denver, CO
Presented by Friends of Chamber Music

  • Derek Bermel, Three Rivers
  • Gavin Chuck, Seen
  • Payton MacDonald, Cowboy Tabla/Cowboy Raga
  • Edgard Varèse, Poème électronique arr. Evan Hause
  • John Adams, Son of Chamber Symphony

February 13, 2009
Duke University, Durham, NC
Presented by Duke Performances

  • 1969

March 3, 2009
Lincoln Center, New York, NY
Alice Tully Hall Opening Nights Festival: New York, New Music, New Hall

  • Derek Bermel, Three Rivers
  • Caleb Burhans, oh ye of little faith... (do you know where your children are?)
  • Oscar Bianchi, Mezzogiorno

March 20, 2009
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Presented by Music on the Edge and the Andy Warhol Museum

  • 1969

March 21, 2009
Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, OH
Presented by the Cleveland Museum of Art

  • 1969

April 25, 2009
Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA
Fresh Ink Series

  • Derek Bermel, Continental Divide
  • John Adams, Son of Chamber Symphony
  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Silbury Air
  • David Lang, Increase
  • Gavin Chuck, Seen
  • Aphex Twin, Cock/Ver 10 arr. Stefan Freund

June 14, 2009
(Le) Poisson Rouge, New York, NY
Music of Derek Bermel

  • Derek Bermel, Hot Zone
  • Derek Bermel, At the End of the World
  • Derek Bermel, Continental Divide
  • Derek Bermel, Natural Selection
  • Derek Bermel, Three Rivers

July 22, 2009
(Le) Poisson Rouge, New York, NY
Acoustica 2009

  • Aphex Twin, Meltphace 6 arr. Jessica Johnson and Payton MacDonald
  • Aphex Twin, Blue Calx arr. Caleb Burhans
  • Aphex Twin, Fingerbib arr. Jonathon Newman
  • Preshish Moments, Why Do Birds arr. Matt Marks
  • Autchre, Cfern arr. Dennis DeSantis
  • Mochipet, Dessert Search 4 Techno Baklava arr. Stefan Freund
  • The Beatles, Revolution 9 arr. Matt Marks
  • Matt Marks and Stefan Freund, kinda asleep
  • Caleb Burhans, oh ye of little faith... (do you know where your children are?)
  • Aphex Twin, Cock/Ver 10 arr. Stefan Freund

Featured Recording

Matt Marks’s A Song for Wade (This is Not That Song)

Matt Marks, our horn player, mixes 1950s doo-wop with with 1970s pop ballad and comes up with a 21st-century art song about teenage sexuality, the internet, and suburbia. Lyrics by Royce Vavrek.

Matt wrote a blog entry about how he composed this piece.

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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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