October 23, 2009 at 8:00pm
Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, Germany

  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum
  • John Adams, Son of Chamber Symphony
  • Wolfgang Rihm, Will Sound
  • Autechre, Cfern arr. Dennis DeSantis
  • Aphex Twin, Blue Calx arr. Payton MacDonald
  • John Orfe, Dowland Remix (Flow My Tears)
  • Matt Marks and Stefan Freund, kinda asleep
  • Aphex Twin, Cock/Ver 10 arr. Stefan Freund

February 19, 2010 at 8:30pm
Lincoln Center, Allen Room, New York
with Dirty Projectors

  • David Longstreth, Getty Address arr. Matt Marks, Alan Pierson, and Chris Thompson

February 23, 2010 at 7:30pm
(Le) Poisson Rouge, New York, NY

  • Caleb Burhans, As Desperation Sets In
  • Caleb Burhans, Amidst Neptune
  • Caleb Burhans, Iceman Stole the Sun
  • Caleb Burhans, oh ye of little faith... (do you know where your children are?)

February 27, 2010 at 8:00pm
Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
with Dirty Projectors

  • David Longstreth, Getty Address arr. Matt Marks, Alan Pierson, and Chris Thompson

June 24, 2010 at 7:30pm
Wilton's Music Hall, London

  • Michael Gordon, Yo Shakespeare
  • AphexTwin, Meltphace 6 arr. Payton MacDonald
  • John Orfe, Chamber Symphony
  • The Beatles, Revolution 9 arr. Matt Marks
  • Wolfgang Rihm, Will Sound
  • Aphex Twin, Omgyjya Switch arr. Evan Hause
  • Autechre, Cfern arr. Dennis DeSantis
  • Aphex Twin, Blue Calx arr. Caleb Burhans
  • Aphex Twin, Cock ver 10 arr. Stefan Freund

June 25, 2010 at 8:00pm
The Barbican, London
with Dirty Projectors

  • David Longstreth, Getty Address arr. Matt Marks, Alan Pierson, and Chris Thompson

July 12, 2010 at 7:30pm
Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts, Columbia, MO

  • Martin Bresnick, Be Just arr. Stefan Freund
  • John Adams, American Standard
  • John Orfe, Pura Vida
  • Derek Bermel, Hot Zone
  • Tom McKenney, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Bird
  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Cortege
  • Aphex Twin, Omgyjya Switch arr. Evan Hause
  • Aphex Twin, Cock ver 10 arr. Stefan Freund

July 12-18, 2010
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Mizzou New Music Summer Festival

The Mizzou New Music Initiative is excited to announce the first annual Mizzou New Music Summer Festival, July 12-18, 2010 on the campus of the University of Missouri. Eight composers have been selected to compose a work to be premiered by Alarm Will Sound. Composers will receive private composition lessons with Martin Bresnick, recipient of the first Charles Ives Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and Derek Bermel, Composer-in-Residence of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; take part in workshops with Alarm Will Sound; participate in masterclasses; receive a professional live recording and the premiere performance of their work. Lisa Moore, festival resident performing artist, will give an evening recital and workshop. University of Missouri composition faculty members Dr. W. Thomas McKenney and Dr. Stefan Freund will give presentations on their music.

July 18, 2010 at 2:00pm
Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts, Columbia, MO

  • Francisco Cortés-Álvarez, Laundry Revolution
  • Christopher Dietz, Rambleodeon
  • Paul Dooley, Point Blank
  • Moon Young Ha, 20’s
  • Amy Beth Kirsten, Drink Me
  • Jeremy Podgursky, MINDJOB
  • Zhou Juan, Say “Bye”

Featured Recording

Ryan Chase’s Flea Circus

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

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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