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

Jason Thorpe Buchanan’s Asymptotic Flux - Second Study in Entropy

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

Courtney Orlando

Courtney Orlando

She would have played the cello if she’d had a choice, but her parents loved the violin and put one in her hands before she knew the difference. Courtney grew up in Kutztown, PA and wanted to be a veterinarian. But music took over early in high school and Courtney decided to go to Temple University. Sometimes music school isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be, though, and for Courtney, she says she became “un-enamored (is that a word?)” playing the same music over and over while trying to perfect excerpts for orchestral auditions. She tried music theory and pedagogy while at Eastman for her masters degree but went back to the violin for a DMA after getting swept up by the Ossia new-music crowd—maybe being a musician didn’t mean having to play in orchestra after all.

Courtney now lives in Brooklyn and freelances in the city while teaching ear-training for half of every week at Peabody in Baltimore. She never got away from her veterinarian dreams and volunteers at the SPCA walking and taking care of dogs.

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