September 23, 2017
Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO

  • John Luther Adams, Ten Thousand Birds

December 8, 2017
Missouri Theatre, Columbia, MO

  • TBA

January 25, 2018
Moss Arts Center, Blacksburg, VA

  • 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
Sound Design by Daniel Neumann
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

January 27, 2018
Royce Hall, Los Angeles, CA

  • 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
Sound Design by Daniel Neumann
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

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

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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