September 4, 2010 at 9:00pm
Musikfest Bremen, Bremen, Germany

  • Aphex Twin, Cock/Ver 10 arr. Stefan Freund
  • Aphex Twin, Omgyjya Switch 7 arr. Evan Hause
  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum
  • Payton MacDonald, Cowboy Tabla/Cowboy Raga
  • Wolfgang Rihm, Will Sound
  • John Adams, Son of Chamber Symphony
  • John Orfe, Dowland Remix (Flow My Tears)

October 9, 2010 at 7:00pm
Carlisle Theatre, Carlisle, Pennsylvania

  • 1969
  • Includes selections from:
  • The Beatles: "A Day in the Life," "Tomorrow Never Knows," "Revolution 9" (arr. Matt Marks and John Orfe)
  • Luciano Berio: Beatles Songs, Sinfonia, Traces (arr. Payton MacDonald and Courtney Orlando)
  • Leonard Bernstein: Mass (arr. Gavin Chuck and Stefan Freund)
  • Miles Brown, Two Virgins
  • Stefan Freund and Matt Marks: Unfinished Music Remix
  • Gavin Chuck, mit
  • John Lennon and Yoko Ono: Unfinished Music
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen: Aus den Sieben Tagen, Gesang der Jünglinge, Hymnen, Stimmung

Just over forty years ago, the Beatles and composer Karlheinz Stockhausen arranged to meet in New York City to plan a joint concert. No such performance would ever take place. But its tantalizing promise is the departure point for Alarm Will Sound's 1969. Told through their own words, music, and images, 1969 is the story of great musicians—John Lennon, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Paul McCartney, Luciano Berio, Yoko Ono, and Leonard Bernstein—striving for a new music and a new world amidst the turmoil of the late 1960s.

Created and developed by Andrew Kupfer, Nigel Maister and Alan Pierson
Directed by Nigel Maister

Projection Design by Peter Nigrini and Dan Scully
Sound Design by Dan Bora
Lighting Design by Aaron Black
Written by Andrew Kupfer
Conceived by Alan Pierson

performed by Alarm Will Sound
Robert Stanton, Jon Patrick Walker, David Chandler, Actors
Alan Pierson, Artistic Director and Conductor

October 11, 2010 at 8:00pm
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia

  • 1969

October 30, 2010 at 8:00pm
UC Davis, Davis, California
Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center

  • Aphex Twin, Cock/Ver 10 arr. Stefan Freund
  • Salvatore Sciarrino, Introduzione all'oscuro
  • Lee Hyla, Pre-Pulse Suspended
  • Salvatore Sciarrino, Le Voci Sottovetro
  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum
  • Aphex Twin, Omgyjya Switch 7 arr. Evan Hause
  • John Orfe, Dowland Remix (Flow My Tears)

October 31, 2010 10:00am-6:00pm
UC Davis, Davis, California
Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center

Readings of new works written for Alarm Will Sound

  • Matthew Barnson, Streams II (Double) for Large Ensemble
  • Andreia Pinto-Correia, El concierto interrumpido
  • Karen Power, pink fluffy alarmetts still sound
  • Gregg Wramage, Pieces of a Life
  • Hendel Almétus, Vèdèk for Chamber Ensemble
  • Scott Perry, Soundscape Traversal One
  • Chiang-Yi Wang, Ancient Dream

January 30, 2011 at 2:00pm
Merkin Concert Hall, New York City
with musicians from Face the Music

  • Ben Frost, By the Throat Suite arr. Gavin Chuck
  • Matt Marks and Stefan Freund, Kinda Asleep
  • Preshish Moments, whydobirds arr. Matt Marks
  • Aphex Twin, Omgyjya Switch arr. Evan Hause
  • Steve Reich, Tehillim

March 10, 2011 at 9:00pm
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York City

  • 1969

March 21, 2011 at 8:00pm
Märzmusik, Berlin, Germany

  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum
  • Wolfgang Rihm, Will Sound
  • John Adams, Son of Chamber Symphony
  • John Orfe, Dowland Remix (Flow My Tears)
  • Aphex Twin, Cock/Ver 10 arr. Stefan Freund
  • Aphex Twin, Omgyjya Switch 7 arr. Evan Hause
  • Aphex Twin, Gwely Mernans arr. Ken Thomson
  • Stefan Freund, Unremixed

April 11, 2011 at 7:30pm
(Le) Poisson Rouge, New York City

  • Ken Ueno, new work
  • John Adams, American Standard

April 23, 2011 at 7:30pm
The Newman Center, Denver, Colorado

  • 1969

July 14, 2011 at 7:00pm
Mizzou New Music Summer Festival
Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts

  • Roger Reynolds, SEASONS cycle II
    Susan Narucki, soprano solo
  • Payton MacDonald, Metadrum
    Payton MacDonald, percussion solo
  • Matt Marks, A Song for Wade (This is Not That Song)
  • Anna Clyne, Blush
  • John Adams, Chamber Symphony

July 16, 2011 at 7:00pm
Mizzou New Music Summer Festival
Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts

  • Kari Besharse, Rails
  • David Biedenbender, Schism
  • Pat Clark, Ptolemy
  • Michael-Thomas Foumai, Big Rip
  • Yotam Haber, We Were All
  • Clint Needham, Urban Sprawl
  • Steven Snowden, For So Long It’s Not True
  • Liza White, Step

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

Featured Recording

Aphex Twin’s Blue Calx

Caleb Burhans, our violinist, arranged this ambient track for our Acoustica project.

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Member Spotlight

Stefan Freund

Stefan Freund

Stefan lives in Columbia, Missouri where he keeps busy as a professor of composition and music theory at the University of Missouri and as the music director of the Columbia Civic Orchestra. As a kid, he was composing even before he started playing the cello; now he does both with Alarm Will Sound. The group features his compositions quite often and Stefan loves writing for the ensemble because he can tailor the music to each person in the group.

Stefan went to Eastman for a MM and DMA in composition. He remembers meeting Alan on the 2nd floor promenade at Eastman and getting recruited to play with Ossia. Alarm Will Sound grew out of the Ossia ensemble and Stefan has been with the group ever since. His favorite Alarm Will Sound concert experience was at the University of South Carolina. He describes it as a wild concert with people lined up at the doors and standing ovations. Who knew classical music could be as exciting as a rock concert?

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