September 12, 2014
BAM, Brooklyn, New York

  • John Adams, Scratchband
  • John Adams, Son of Chamber Symphony
  • John Adams, Chamber Symphony
  • John Adams (arr. Burhans), "Coast" from Hoodoo Zephyr

September 13, 2014
BAM, Brooklyn, NY

  • Tyondai Braxton, Fly by Wire
  • Steve Reich, Radio Rewrite
  • Donnacha Dennehy, Grà agus bàs

September 16, 2014
Sacrum Profanum, Krakow, Poland

  • Steve Reich, Clapping Music
  • Steve Reich, Piano Counterpoint
  • Steve Reich, Four Genesis Settings
  • John Orfe, Reich Rewrite
  • Steve Reich, Radio Rewrite

October 4 and 5, 2014
Montclair State University, New Jersey

  • Scott Johnson, Mind Out of Matter

October 17, 2014
Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, MO

  • Charles Ives, Ragtime Dances
  • Stefan Freund, St. Louis Reds
  • Peter Martin, Miles Revisited
  • Stefan Freund, con/influences

October 19, 2014
Public Media Commons, St. Louis, MO

  • John Luther Adams, 10,000 Birds
  • NNN Cook, Rising and Falling

December 11, 2014
Sheldon Concert Hall, St Louis, MO
with Rachel Calloway and Iarla Ó Lionáird

  • Donnacha Dennehy, The Hunger

February 5, 2015
Newman Center, Denver, CO
with Medeski, Martin and Wood

  • Payton MacDonald, Kid Tao Mammal (Unworldliness Weirdo)
  • Miles Brown, Northern Lights
  • John Medeski, The Eye of Ra
  • Billy Martin (arr. Price), Coral Sea
  • Medeski, Martin and Wood (arr. Orlando), Anonymous Skulls
  • Medeski, Martin and Wood (arr. Freund), End of the World Party

February 6, 2015
Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO
with Medeski, Martin and Wood

  • Payton MacDonald, Kid Tao Mammal (Unworldliness Weirdo)
  • Miles Brown, Northern Lights
  • John Medeski, The Eye of Ra
  • Billy Martin (arr. Price), Coral Sea
  • Medeski, Martin and Wood (arr. Orlando), Anonymous Skulls
  • Medeski, Martin and Wood (arr. Freund), End of the World Party

March 30, 2015
Drinko Recital Hall, Cleveland State University, OH

  • Charles Wuorinen, Big Spinoff
  • Sean Friar, In the Blue
  • Clint Needham, Urban Sprawl
  • Andrew Rindfleisch, Vesper Voices
  • Steve Reich, Radio Rewrite

April 11 and 12, 2015
Culture Station Seoul 284, South Korea

  • Steve Reich, Radio Rewrite
  • Caleb Burhans, oh ye of little faith (do you know where your children are?)
  • John Adams, Son of Chamber Symphony
  • John Orfe, Dowland Remix
  • Inhyun Kim, new piece
  • Aphex Twin (arr. Freund), Cock ver 10
  • Aphex Twin (arr. Orfe), Jynweythek
  • Aphex Twin (arr. Newman), Fingerbib
  • Edgard Varèse (arr. Hause), Poème électronique
  • Aphex Twin (arr. Thomson), Gwely Mernans
  • Aphex Twin (arr. Brown), Kesson Daslef
  • Aphex Twin (arr. Burhans), Cliffs
  • Aphex Twin (arr. Richards), Avril 14
  • Tyondai Braxton, Fly By Wire

May 28, 2015
The Sheldon, St. Louis, MO

  • Aphex Twin (arr. Orfe/Thompson), Mt St Michel
  • Aphex Twin (arr. Thompson), Minipops 67
  • Ryan McNeely, Unfair for the Common Man
  • Valgeir Sigurðsson (arr. Thompson), VEEJ
  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum
  • John Medeski, Eye of Ra

June 26 and 27, 2015
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

  • Conlon Nancarrow, Study 2A
  • Conlon Nancarrow (arr. Chuck), Study 2A
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Piece No. 1 for Small Orchestra
  • György Ligeti, Piano Concerto
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Study 21
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Study 6
  • The Shaggs (arr. Chuck), Philosophy of the World
  • Conlon Nancarrow (arr. Bermel), Study 3A
  • Conlon Nancarrow, Study 3A

July 23, 2015
Mizzou International Composers Festival
Missouri Theatre

  • Stefan Freund, St. Louis Reds
  • Carl Schimmel, Chamber Symphony
  • Andrew Norman, Try
  • Hans Abrahamsen, Wald

July 25, 2015
Mizzou International Composers Festival
Missouri Theatre

  • Thomas Dougherty, Particularly Competitive
  • Emily Koh, cis-[flux]
  • Andrew McManus, embers, fused to ash
  • Justin Pounds, <Hive Mind Collapse
  • Alessandro Ratoci, Schegge di Storia e di furia - (Prima Lettura)
  • Christopher Stark, True North
  • Anthony Vine, Grisaille
  • Conrad Winslow, Virgin Soil

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

Clint Needham’s Urban Sprawl

This is our world premiere performance at the Mizzou International Composers Festival in 2011.

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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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