September 10, 2012 at 8:00pm
Sacrum Profanum Festival, Krakow, Poland

  • Aphex Twin, Cock/Ver 10 arr. Stefan Freund
  • Aleksander Nowak, Hit 2
  • Aleksander Nowak, Night Transit
  • Aphex Twin, Omgyjya Switch 7 arr. Evan Hause
  • Aleksander Nowak, Dark Haired Girl in a Black Sports Car
  • Aphex Twin, Gwely Mernans arr. Ken Thomson
  • Stefan Freund, Unremixed

October 18, 2012 at 8:00pm
American Arts Experience Festival, St. Louis, MO

  • Aphex Twin, Cock/Ver 10 arr. Stefan Freund
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Player Piano Study no. 2A arr. Gavin Chuck
  • Charles Wuorinen, Big Spinoff
  • John Adams, Son of Chamber Symphony
  • Edgard Varèse, Poème électronique arr. Evan Hause
  • Yotam Haber, We Were All
  • Stefan Freund, Unremixed

February 19, 2013 at 8:00pm
Kodak Theatre, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY

  • 1969

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

March 16, 2013
Stanford Lively Arts, Palo Alto, CA

  • Steve Reich, Clapping Music
  • Steve Reich, Four Genesis Settings arr. Alan Pierson
  • Steve Reich, New York Counterpoint
  • Steve Reich, City Life
  • Steve Reich, Piano Counterpoint
  • Steve Reich, Radio Rewrite

March 20, 2013 at 8:00pm
Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, MO

  • Donnacha Dennehy, new work from The Hunger
  • Aphex Twin, Meltphace 6 arr. Payton MacDonald
  • John Orfe, Journeyman
  • Steve Reich, Radio Rewrite

April 6, 2013 at 9:00pm
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York City

  • John Orfe, Journeyman
  • David Lang, Increase
  • Charles Wuorinen, Big Spinoff
  • Tyondai Braxton, Fly by Wire
  • Donnacha Dennehy, Scenes from The Hunger

April 26, 2013 at 8:00pm
Touhill Performing Arts Center, St. Louis, MO

  • 1969

June 15, 2013 at 7:30pm
(le) Poisson Rouge, New York City

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

June 16, 2013 at 1:00pm
Bang on a Can Marathon, New York City

  • Charlie Piper, zoetrope
  • Derek Bermel, Canzonas Americanas
  • Jeffrey Brooks, After the Treewatcher
  • Caleb Burhans, oh ye of little faith… (do you know where your children are?)

June 16 & 17, 2013 at 7:30pm
Guggenheim: Works & Process, New York City

  • Steve Reich, excerpts from Radio Rewrite

July 25, 2013 at 7:30pm
Mizzou International Composers Festival
Missouri Theatre

  • Augusta Read Thomas, Final Soliloquy of the Interior Paramour
  • Thomas Adès, Living Toys
  • Stefan Freund, Unremixed
  • Autechre, Cfern arr. Dennis DeSantis
  • Dan Kellogg, Dust Returns
  • John Orfe, Journeyman

July 27, 2013 at 7:30pm
Mizzou International Composers Festival
Missouri Theatre

  • Jason Thorpe Buchanan, Asymptotic Flux: Second Study in Entropy (Static Foxy Lump: [II] Second Nudist Tyre Pony
  • Ryan Chase, Flea Circus
  • Andrew Davis, The Deep End
  • Eric Guinivan, Pocket Concerto
  • Elizabeth Kelly, Slide
  • Wei-Chieh Lin, half-glimpsed…
  • Greg Simon, Draw Me the Sun
  • David Witter, Compassionate Lights

Venues

Where We Perform

Alarm Will Sound tours nationally and internationally, having been presented by

  • Carnegie Hall
  • Disney Hall
  • Lincoln Center
  • (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

Ted Goldman’s Mull; Sail Onward III. Unhinged

This is our world premiere performance at the Mizzou New Music Summer Festival in 2012.

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Member Spotlight

Beth Stimpert

Beth Stimpert

Beth met the other members of what would become Alarm Will Sound while pursuing her Master’s degree in clarinet and music education at Eastman. She fondly remembers her first concert with the new music ensemble, Ossia, as Alan conducted Ian Quinn’s Passacaglia.

After graduating from Eastman, Beth won an orchestral job in Texas, but found the experience to be about as fulfilling as a regular office job. She jumped at the opportunity to rejoin fellow Alarm Will Sound musicians when they began their residency at Dickinson College in the small town of Carlisle, PA. She lived with other Alarm Will Sound members in a farmhouse during the three-year residency which they liken to being on a reality television show. Beth was lucky enough to remain on the ‘show’ for all three seasons and has remained in PA. She now teaches at Dickinson College, Harrisburg University, Messiah College and Kutztown University while maintaining an active freelance career.

Beth’s involvement in Alarm Will Sound is one of the highlights of her career. It is more than just an ensemble, she says, it’s a new way of approaching music. She also enjoys the sharing of knowledge that happens with the ensemble gets together as it greatly influences her teaching and overall musicianship.

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