September 12, 2011 at 7:00pm
Sacrum Profanum Festival, Krakow, Poland

  • Aleksandra Gryka, einerjedeneither
  • John Adams, Son of Chamber Symphony
  • John Adams, “Coast” from Hoodoo Zephyr arr. Caleb Burhans
  • John Adams, Short Ride on a Fast Machine arr. John Orfe
  • John Adams, Chamber Symphony

September 13, 2011 at 7:00pm
Sacrum Profanum Festival, Krakow, Poland

  • David Lang, Forced March
  • David Lang, Pierced
  • David Lang, Cheating Lying Stealing
  • David Lang, Sweet Air
  • David Lang, Increase

September 14, 2011 at 8:30pm
TransArt Festival, Bolzano, Italy

  • John Adams, “Coast” from Hoodoo Zephyr arr. Caleb Burhans
  • John Adams, Son of Chamber Symphony
  • David Lang, Increase
  • Aphex Twin, Cock/Ver 10 arr. Stefan Freund
  • Aphex Twin, Omgyjya Switch 7 arr. Evan Hause
  • Aphex Twin, Gwely Mernans arr. Ken Thomson
  • John Orfe, Dowland Remix (Flow My Tears)

October 21, 2011 at 7:30pm
SONiC Festival, Roulette, New York City

  • David T. Little, Haunted Topography
  • Nico Muhly, Seeing is Believing
  • Stefan Freund, “Drowning” from Paper Trails
  • Aleksandra Gryka, einerjedeneither
  • Matt Marks, A Song for Wade (This is Not That Song)
  • Aphex Twin, Omgyjya Switch 7 arr. Evan Hause

March 18, 2012 at 3:00pm
Abron Arts Center, New York City

  • John Cage, short theatrical works
    designed and directed by Nigel Maister
    musical direction by Rob Haskins
    sound design by Jason Price
  • Charlie Wilmoth, Still Life with Benzedrine and CNN
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Player Piano Study no. 2A arr. Gavin Chuck
  • Edgard Varèse, Poème électronique arr. Evan Hause
  • Elliot Sharp, Coriolis Effect

March 28, 2012 at 8:00pm
Bowling Green State University, Ohio

  • John Orfe, Dowland Remix (Flow My Tears)
  • John Adams, Son of Chamber Symphony
  • Aphex Twin, Cliffs arr. Caleb Burhans
  • John Cage, selections from Song Books
  • Aphex Twin, Omgyjya Switch 7 arr. Evan Hause
  • Aphex Twin, Gwely Mernans arr. Ken Thomson
  • Aphex Twin, Cock/Ver 10 arr. Stefan Freund

March 30, 2012 at 8:00pm
Oakland University, Rochester, MI

  • John Orfe, Dowland Remix (Flow My Tears)
  • Charles Wuorinen, Big Spinoff
  • John Adams, Son of Chamber Symphony
  • Aphex Twin, Cliffs arr. Caleb Burhans
  • John Cage, selections from Song Books
  • Aphex Twin, Omgyjya Switch 7 arr. Evan Hause
  • Aphex Twin, Gwely Mernans arr. Ken Thomson
  • Aphex Twin, Cock/Ver 10 arr. Stefan Freund

March 31, 2012 at 8:00pm
Fontana Chamber Arts, Kalamazoo, MI

  • John Orfe, Dowland Remix (Flow My Tears)
  • Charles Wuorinen, Big Spinoff
  • John Adams, Son of Chamber Symphony
  • Aphex Twin, Cliffs arr. Caleb Burhans
  • John Cage, selections from Song Books
  • Aphex Twin, Omgyjya Switch 7 arr. Evan Hause
  • Aphex Twin, Gwely Mernans arr. Ken Thomson
  • Aphex Twin, Cock/Ver 10 arr. Stefan Freund

April 26, 2012,
Town Hall, Seattle

  • Aphex Twin, Cock/Ver 10 arr. Stefan Freund
  • John Adams, Son of Chamber Symphony
  • Stefan Freund, “Drowning” from Paper Trails
  • Edgard Varèse, Poème électronique arr. Evan Hause
  • Matt Marks, A Song for Wade (This is Not That Song)
  • The Beatles, Revolution 9 arr. Matt Marks
  • Aphex Twin, Omgyjya Switch 7 arr. Evan Hause

June 6, 2012
Cork Opera House, Cork, Ireland

  • John Cage, Song Books
    conceived, directed and designed by Nigel Maister
    musical direction by Rob Haskins
    sound design by Jason Price
    lighting design by Allen Hahn
    video design by Brent Felker

June 9, 2012
Holland Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • John Cage, Song Books
    conceived, directed and designed by Nigel Maister
    musical direction by Rob Haskins
    sound design by Jason Price
    lighting design by Allen Hahn
    video design by Brent Felker

This engagement is supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

July 15, 2012
River to River Festival, New York City

  • John Cage, Song Books
    conceived, directed and designed by Nigel Maister
    musical direction by Rob Haskins
    sound design by Jason Price
    lighting design by Allen Hahn
    video design by Brent Felker

July 26, 2012
Mizzou New Music Summer Festival
Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts

  • Oliver Knussen, Coursing
  • Caleb Burhans, oh ye of little faith…(do you know where your children are?)
  • Steven Stucky, Etudes
    Erin Lesser, recorder solo
  • Donnacha Dennehy, scenes from Hunger a work in progress
    Anne-Carolyn Bird, mezzo-soprano solo

July 28, 2012
Mizzou New Music Summer Festival
Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts

  • 8 world premieres by Resident Composers of the Festival
  • Stephanie Berg
  • Brian Ciach
  • David Crowell
  • Stylianos Dimou
  • Ted Goldman
  • Patrick Harlin
  • Charlie Piper
  • Asha Srinivasan

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

Brian Ciach’s The Einstein Slide

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

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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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