GORDON BEEFERMAN
composer & pianist

Concert Archive

Sunday, June 11, 2017, 9pm
Chris Cochrane/Gordon Beeferman/Kevin Shea Trio
Chris Cochrane, electric guitar
Gordon Beeferman, organ
Kevin Shea, drums

Fire Music at the Legion
790 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Cochrane/Shea/Beeferman


Saturday, May 27, 2017, 6pm
Gordon Beeferman ORGAN TRIO
with Anders Nilsson, electric guitar; Ches Smith, drums
Barbès, 376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY (Park Slope)

Gordon Beeferman brings back his new organ trio with two remarkable collaborators, guitarist Anders Nilsson and drummer/percussionist Ches Smith. Riffing on the classic jazz organ trio through a contemporary chamber music lens, the trio will perform Beeferman’s new concert-length set of restless, inventive compositions completed at the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming in the fall of 2016.  These intricate and extended pieces traverse unusual moods, forms, rhythms, and sound-worlds, opening up to feature each member of the trio, each unique virtuoso improvisers in their own right.

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Friday, February 17, 2017, 9pm
Gordon Beeferman ORGAN TRIO
with Anders Nilsson, electric guitar; Ches Smith, drums
Spectrum
121 Ludlow Street, NYC


Friday, January 20, 2017, 9:30pm
Chris Cochrane/Gordon Beeferman/Kevin Shea Trio

Chris Cochrane, electric guitar
Gordon Beeferman, organ
Kevin Shea, drums

Arts for Art Evolving Series:
Justice is Compassion Not a Police State

Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street, New York City


Sunday, January 15, 2017, 8pm (pre-concert talk at 7pm)
Collage New Music: The Summer Past and Future
  

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall at the Longy School of Music of Bard College

27 Garden Street, 
Cambridge, MA

Program:

Gordon Beeferman: Rites of Summer, East Coast Version (2015)
   First Boston performance

Daniel Strong Godfrey: Juliet at her Window (2004)
   First Boston performance
Marjorie Merryman: Elegiac Songs (2015)
   First Boston performance
Seymour Shifrin: The Nick of Time (1978)
Carl Schimmel: rite. apotheosis (2007)  First Boston performance

Collage New Music’s second season program features long-time Boston favorite, soprano Janet Brown, who sings two works, Daniel Strong Godfrey’s Juliet at her Window, an endearing expression of Juliet’s lonely pathos, and Marjorie Merryman’s Elegiac Songs, eloquent settings of two Louise Glück poems, songs she composed in memory of her husband, composer Edward Cohen. At the heart of the concert is the intricate and undoubtedly heady The Nick of Time, one of the last works of Boston’s Seymour Shifrin. Two reflections on Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring frame this bountiful program—Gordon Beeferman’s muscular Rites of Summer and Carl Schimmel’s optimistic rite. apotheosis.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 8:30pm
St. Urban Holiday Concert

Beeferman: You, the Weather a Wolf – texts by Laurie Stone
 (Commissioned by St Urban)
Brahms: Neue Liebeslieder Waltzes

The notion of romance fueled Brahms’ Neue Liebeslieder waltzes, but Gordon Beeferman and Laurie Stone are creatures of their moment’s mongrel intensities and comic ambiguities. Beeferman riffs on Stone’s story fragments and themes of sudden reversal, wonder, lust, friendship, and the mysteries of unlikely desire. Together they have created a work that is comic and lyrical, arousing and tender.

Sharon Harms, soprano
Laura Mercado-Wright, mezzo
Peter Tantsits, tenor
Dominic Inferrera, baritone
Gordon Beeferman and Lenore Davis, piano

Tenri Cultural Institute
43 West 13 Street, New York
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Laurie Stone and Gordon Beeferman, October 2015

Laurie Stone and Gordon Beeferman


Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 9pm
Chris Cochrane/Gordon Beeferman/Kevin Shea Trio

Chris Cochrane, electric guitar
Gordon Beeferman, organ
Kevin Shea, drums

w/ Drunken Sufis at 10pm, Yoink at 11pm
Alphaville, 140 Wilson Avenue, Brooklyn NY (M to Central Av, L to Jefferson St)
$8
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 9pm
Chris Cochrane/Gordon Beeferman/Kevin Shea Trio

Chris Cochrane, electric guitar
Gordon Beeferman, organ
Kevin Shea, drums

w/ Peter Aaron & Brian Chase Duo at 10:30pm

Nublu, 65 Avenue C, New York City


Saturday, May 21, 2016, 8:00pm
Queens New Music Festival presents

Stephanie Griffin, viola
Gordon Beeferman, piano

New York-based violist Stephanie Griffin and composer/pianist Gordon Beeferman present an eclectic recital of new solo and duo music from Colombia, Mexico, and the United States, much of which blurs the boundaries between composed and improvised traditions and practices. A highlight of the program will be Tunnel Visions (2015), a large-scale work which Griffin commissioned from Beeferman for the 2015 Momenta Quartet Festival.

Desdoblamiento  Juan Camilo Hernandez Sanchez
Duo improvisation
The Viola in My Life (3)  Morton Feldman
The Life in My Viola  Wilfrido Terrazas
Tunnel Visions  Gordon Beeferman

Big Secret Theatre
44‐02 23rd Street, Long Island City, Queens, New York
(E, G, 7 trains to Court Square)


Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 7:30pm
You, the Weather, a Wolf (world premiere), texts by Laurie Stone
and Brahms’ Neue Liebeslieder Waltzes

Sharon Harms, soprano
Hai-Ting Chinn, mezzo
Michael Slattery, tenor
Jesse Blumberg, baritone
Gordon Beeferman, piano
Lenore Davis, piano
St. Urban Concert Series
New York, NY


Wednesday-Thursday, May 4-5, 2016

excerpts from THE RAT LAND (a chamber opera, libretto by Charlotte Jackson)
Frontiers at Fort Worth Opera
Forth Worth, TX


Wednesday, March 16, 2016
De Ruimte, Amsterdam

Gordon Beeferman, piano
Raoul van der Weide, bass
Martin van Duynhoven, drums

De Ruimte
Amsterdam
http://www.cafederuimte.nl/programma/16-3-sitp-witteveengovaertvan-der-feen-van-der-weidevan-duynhovenbeeferman/


Monday, March 14, 2016
Pintotonics n+1, Amsterdam

Gordon Beeferman, solo concert

Huis de Pinto
Amsterdam
http://www.huisdepinto.nl/agenda/gordon-beeferman-en-celano-slash-badenhorst-slash-baggiani-trio


March 9-11, 2016
Imaginary Life Forms tour, Germany

Imaginary Life Forms
Gordon Beeferman: piano
John Hughes: bass
Björn Lücker: drums
Stephan Meinberg: trumpet, flügelhorn, euphonium
Vlatko Kucan: saxophones

Wednesday, March 9, 11pm
Golem, Große Elbstraße 14, 22767 Hamburg
http://www.fatjazz.de/events.php?sel=20160309&svp=201602

Thursday, March 10, 8:30pm
MS Stubnitz, Kirchenpauerkai 26, 20457 Hamburg
http://ms.stubnitz.com/calendrier/2016-03-10#gordon-beeferman-und-john-hughes-pr%C3%A4sentieren-neue-musik

Friday, March 11, 8pm
Musikschule Neumünster, Boostedter Str. 3, 24534 Neumünster


Sunday, October 4, 2015, New York, NY
Momenta Quartet Festival
World premiere: new work for viola and piano (2015)

commissioned by Stephanie Griffin

Stephanie Griffin, viola
Gordon Beeferman, piano

Tenri Cultural Center, 43 West 13 Street, New York, NY


September 2, 4, 5, and 6, 2015
New York premiere of “Occupy Bassoon” with
Peter Kolkay, bassoon
Here and Now Festival @ Bargemusic, Brooklyn, NY
$35 ($30 Senior, $15 Student)
Program includes music by Dalit Warshaw, David Del Tredici, Andrew Rudin, Morton Subotnick, John Zorn, and David Taylor. Performers include Dalit Warshaw, piano; Kathleen Supove, piano; Ron Stabinsky, piano; Peter Kolkay, bassoon; Jennifer Choi, violin; Mark Peskanov, violin; Samuel Magill, cello; Michael Nicholas, cello; David Taylor, bass trombone; Mathew Elliot, contrabass; Kevin Shea, percussion


Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 9pm
OutNow Music Nights Mini Fest, Brooklyn, NY
Gordon Beeferman Trio

Gordon Beeferman – electric organ
James Ilgenfritz – bass
Michael Evans – drums
Muchmore’s Brooklyn
2 Havemeyer St (corner of N. 9th Street)


Saturday, April 25, 2015, 9pm
Evolving Pop-Up Series: Our Earth/Our World

GORDON BEEFERMAN TRIO w/ James Ilgenfritz, bass and Michael Evans, drums

celebrating the release of OUT IN HERE on OutNow Records http://www.outnowrecordings.com/gordon-beeferman-trio/

gordon beeferman trio

Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center

107 Suffolk Street, NYC

http://www.artsforart.org/events/calendar


Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7:30pm
Waverly Project Festival

ensemble mise-en performs “Habitats” (2011/2012), for nine instruments, conducted by Gordon Beeferman

mise-en

Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center

107 Suffolk Street, NYC

http://waverlyproject.org/concerts.php


Thursday, April 16, 2015, 8pm
Waverly Project Festival

Talea Ensemble performs Gordon Beeferman’s “Rites of Summer (East Coast version)” for sextet

talea

Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center

107 Suffolk Street, NYC

http://waverlyproject.org/concerts.php


Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 7:30pm
St. Urban Salon Series

Program:
Gordon Beeferman – The In-Between: Nine Poems of Jane Barnes for mezzo-soprano and piano
Johannes Brahms – Liebeslieder Waltzes for vocal quartet and piano, four hands, Op. 52

Martha Guth, soprano; Laurie Rubin, mezzo-soprano; Michael Slattery, tenor; Jesse Blumberg, baritone; Gordon Beeferman and Lenore Davis, piano

The concert takes place in a residence on the Upper West Side. To reserve tickets, sign up for the mailing list here.


February 11, 2015, 8pm
“VIRTUE/VIRUOSITY” – Peter Kolkay, bassoon

Turner Hall, Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University
2400 Blakemore Ave.
Nashville, TN 37212

Program:
Böddecker: Sonata sopra “La monica” (1651)
Beeferman: Occupy Bassoon (2015) PREMIERE
Cage: 4’33”
Kolkay: Every Word I Know (2004)
Vivaldi: Sonata in A minor, RV 86

with Polly Brecht, harpsichord; Philip Dikeman, flute; and Felix Wang, cello


Monday, February 9, 2015, 8:30pm
OTHERWISE UNSUNG: OUT WITH A BANG!

Rachel Peters, curator and host

Program includes
The Dirge of Body Dysmorphia (2013) words: Charlotte Jackson
The Quiet (2013) words: Timothy Schirmer
and Louise’s Aria from The Rat Land (2003-08), libretto by Charlotte Jackson
performed by Martha Sullivan, soprano; Jorell Williams, baritone; Gordon Beeferman, piano

Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street
$10 cover, $10 food/drink minimum
Call 212-989-9319 for reservations

More info: https://www.facebook.com/otherwiseunsung


Thursday, February 5, 2015, 6pm

ensemble mise-en
CONNECTIONS: GERMANY-NEW YORK

German Consulate General New York, 871 United Nations Plaza (1st Avenue between 48th and 49th Streets)

PROGRAM
Gordon Beeferman: mini sonata for piano solo (2007/2010)
and music by Friedrich Heinrich Kern, Jan Feddersen, Federico Cámara-Halac, Stephan Marc Schneider, Moon Young Ha

**Online ticket purchase (only $5!) is required (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ensemble-mise-en-make-contemporary-music-a-hit-re-schedule-tickets-15539215211)

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/653224274804208

 


Friday, January 23, 2015, 7:30 & 9:30pm

OPEROTICA – Back at DROM by popular demand!!
an evening of burlesque and opera, presented by Sarah Screams
hosted by Chris Harder
featuring scenes from THE ENCHANTED ORGAN: A PORN OPERA
by Gordon Beeferman and Charlotte Jackson

Friday, January 23, 2015
shows at 7:30 (doors at 6:30) and 9:30pm (doors at 9pm)
DROM, 85 Avenue A (between 5th and 6th Streets)

Tickets: $18 in advance, $22 at door
To purchase tickets:
7:30pm: http://www.dromnyc.com/events/3579/operotica#.VFlU0sZc4ds
9:30pm: http://www.dromnyc.com/events/3580/operotica#.VFlU9sZc4ds

NYC’s alt-opera-diva Sarah Screams presents another evening of burlesque and opera, featuring scenes from “The Enchanted Organ: A Porn Opera” by composer Gordon Beeferman and librettist Charlotte Jackson.

“The Enchanted Organ” is a burlesque opera that celebrates sexuality and satirizes the porn industry, while parodying four hundred years of operatic tradition. Act One previewed in June 2012 at Dixon Place, tantalizing two sold-out houses with the creators’ polymorphously perverse wit and imagination. Now members of the original cast will reunite to revive select numbers from that production–and to give a sneak peek of Act Two.

The frolics will commence with a set of burlesque acts by presenter Sarah Screams and her all-star team of Op-Erotic performers, including Dangrr Doll, Cornelius Loy, and the evening’s host, NYC’s own ”boylesk” impresario and porn star Chris Harder.

Those who only know the stereotype of opera as the “fat lady singing” in a Viking helmet may not realize just how diverse, edgy, and modern an art form opera can be—and always has been. In fact, the opera-burlesque was a wildly popular genre in the Victorian era—now given a fresh, contemporary twist. The September premiere of Operotica completely sold out, so reserve seats for the encore performance before it’s too late! Join us as we shine a new light on the nitty-gritty-titty side of opera. Sit back, have a cocktail, and let the shenanigans commence!


Saturday, January 17, 2015, 8pm
Gordon Beeferman’s OTHER LIFE FORMS
at Soup and Sound
Brooklyn location, email for details: gordon [at] inkbox.org

OTHER LIFE FORMS: Gordon Beeferman (piano/organ, compositions), with Stephanie Griffin (viola), Pascal Niggenkemper (bass), Andrew Drury (drums)

also

AUDREY CHEN (cello/voice) + ANDREW EISENBERG (percussion)

FRANTZ LORIOT (viola)


Saturday, January 10, 2015, 8pm
Great new duet! Our first public performance.
GORDON BEEFERMAN (piano) + DAFNA NAPHTALI (voice, live electronics)
The Firehouse Space
246 Frost Street, Brooklyn, NY (L to Graham)
also TERRY DAME + CHRIS COCHRANE + JESSICA LURIE

Dafna Naphtali is a sound-artist/vocalist/electronic-musician/guitarist – a performer and composer of experimental, contemporary classical and improvised music since the mid-90’s.  She creates custom Max/MSP programming for sound processing of voice and other instruments.  “…luminary” (Time Out) “extraordinary experimental vocalist”  (Bruce Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery)


Friday, November 14, 2014, 8pm
AIDS Quilt Songbook @ 22
Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy
26 W. 84 Street, New York City
$10 donation at the door; free with student ID

The Phoenix Concerts presents the AIDS Quilt Songbook, the acclaimed ongoing project by classical musicians responding to HIV/AIDS, in advance of World AIDS Day (December 1). The AIDS Quilt Songbook was conceived by the late baritone William Parker as a continually growing collections of art songs articulating the range of emotions occasioned by the impact of the AIDS epidemic on society. AIDS QUILT SONGBOOK @ 22 will include songs from the 1992 premiere, songs written for various regional Songbook performances over the last two decades, and will feature three new songs written especially for this performance that reflect the changing face of HIV and AIDS over the two decades since the Songbook’s premiere: composer/lyricist Rachel Peters mourns St. Vincent’s Hospital in an darkly humorous rant, railing against the millionaires who have taken over the place where so many died of AIDS; Michael Djupstrom sets a touching poem by Kenny Fries about an HIV+ man wondering if the next time he hears Leontyne Price will be his last; and Gordon Beeferman, with writer Charlotte Jackson, present an ode to the condom, the remarkable life-saving invention that has gone so out of fashion in the age of anti-HIV drugs.


Thursday, November 6, 2014, 7pm
Argento at the Play Loud! Chamber Music Festival
Instituto Cervantes
211 East 49th Street, New York City
Ticket information

program includes
The Quiet (words – Tim Schirmer) premiere
There Are People (words – Laurie Stone)
Burnt Sienna, for bass clarinet
Sharon Harms, soprano
Joanna Chao, piano
Carol McGonnell, bass clarinet


Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 7:30pm
FOUR PARTS FIVE and STRING QUARTET
at Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor (btwn. Rivington and Delancey)
Tickets: $15 at the door

 

FOUR PARTS FIVE (2012) is a half-hour quintet tour de force that takes virtuosic rhythmic ensemble playing to the next level. Imagine György Ligeti, Philip Glass, Igor Stravinsky, Steve Coleman and Conlon Nancarrow having a dance party – with Morton Feldman and Count Basie watching wryly from the corner. It will be performed by Beeferman with a great band of some of NYC’s most talented and creative musicians. Beeferman’s aggressive, intensely dissonant and excitingly unpredictable STRING QUARTET (2006) will be performed by the Momenta Quartet, a unique and versatile ensemble that excels in cutting-edge repertoire by today’s composers. “Word of the Momenta Quartet’s diligence, curiosity and excellence is definitely out.” –New York Times

Gordon Beeferman – piano, organ
Peter Hess – alto sax, bass clarinet, flute
Anders Nilsson – electric guitar
James Ilgenfritz – bass
Adam Gold – drums

Momenta Quartet
Emilie-Anne Gendron and Adda Kridler, violins
Stephanie Griffin, viola
Michael Haas, cello


Thursday, September 4, 2014, 9:30pm
OPEROTICA hosted by Chris Harder
featuring scenes from THE ENCHANTED ORGAN: A PORN OPERA

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DROM, 85 Avenue A (between 5th and 6th Streets)
Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at door
To purchase tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/613059


OTHER LIFE FORMS
Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 7pm
Gordon Beeferman (piano/organ, compositions)
with Stephanie Griffin (viola), Pascal Niggenkemper (bass), Andrew Drury (drums)
ShapeShifter Lab
18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn (R to Union St.)
www.shapeshifterlab.com/
Other Life Forms


Music by NYU Graduate Composers
Monday, May 5, 2014, 8pm

with members of the Orchestra of the League of Composers
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67 Street (1 to 66 St.)
Free
program includes RACKET (2014) and LAST WASH (2010/2014) for 13 instruments


WING, STONE, and BEEFERMAN
Thursday, April 10, 2014, 6pm
Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia St (A/B/C/D/E/F to W4, 1 to Christopher St.)
$10
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Monday, January 27, 2014, 8pm
GORDON BEEFERMAN and JANE BARNES – SONG CYCLES
Laurie Rubin, mezzo-soprano
Tomás Cruz, tenor
Gordon Beeferman, piano

Program:
THE IN-BETWEEN: NINE POEMS OF JANE BARNES (2010) — New York premiere
SAN FRANCISCO SONGS (2000)

New York University Silver Center
31 Washington Place, Room 220, New York City
Free admission


Saturday, March 30, 2013, 6pm 
QUADRILLE (2012) NYC premiere
Gordon Beeferman, piano
Stephanie Sleeper, choreography/dance
Momenta Quartet

QUADRILLE brings together composer/pianist Gordon Beeferman, choreographer/performer Stephanie Sleeper and the acclaimed Momenta Quartet. In this futuristic, 21st-century QUADRILLE, our couples, rather than pairs of traditional ballroom dancers, are pairs of dancing string players, in tandem with one real dancer and a (somewhat) immobile pianist. Stephanie Sleeper aspires to take musicians out of our comfort zones and put them on stage with trained dancers, making them an integral part of the movement. QUADRILLE offers new ways of allowing dance and music to entwine.

New York University, Silver Center Room 220
31 Washington Place, NYC
Free admission


Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 10pm
FOUR PARTS FIVE (2012) premiere preview

FOUR PARTS FIVE is a new half-hour quintet by Gordon Beeferman that takes virtuosic rhythmic ensemble playing to the next level. Imagine György Ligeti, Philip Glass, Igor Stravinsky, Steve Coleman and Conlon Nancarrow having a dance party – with Morton Feldman and Count Basie watching wryly from the corner. Hot off the press (just finished in December 2012), FOUR PARTS FIVE will be performed by Gordon Beeferman with a great band of some of NYC’s most talented and creative musicians. It promises to be a thrilling tour de force…!

Gordon Beeferman – piano + organ
Peter Hess – alto sax, bass clarinet, flute
Anders Nilsson – electric guitar
James Ilgenfritz – bass
Mike Pride – drums

ON THE WAY OUT: MUSIC FROM THE NEW YORK UNDERGROUND
Freddy’s Bar and Backroom
627 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, between 17th and 18th Streets (R to Prospect Ave.)
Suggested donation $10
More information 


Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 9pm
OTHER LIFE FORMS
An avant-jazz quartet comprising four talents of NYC’s creative music scene, OTHER LIFE FORMS combines complex written charts with virtuosic individual and collective improvisation. We will premiere new compositions of mine, and revisit repertoire from our debut gigs last spring.

Stephanie Griffin (viola)
Gordon Beeferman (piano+organ)
Andrew Drury (drums)
special guest Pascal Niggenkemper (bass)
Konceptions @ Korzo, 667 5th Avenue (between 19th/20th Streets), Brooklyn
More information


Friday-Saturday, June 22-23, 2012, 9:30pm

THE ENCHANTED ORGAN:
A PORN OPERA

by Gordon Beeferman and Charlotte Jackson
premiere works-in-progress performances, directed by Beth Greenberg
Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, New York City
Tickets: $15

The Enchanted Organ is a burlesque opera that celebrates sexuality and satirizes the porn industry, while parodying four hundred years of the operatic tradition. Composer/librettist team Gordon Beeferman and Charlotte Jackson, with veteran director Beth Greenberg, bring their trademark wit and polymorphous perversity to this journey through “the Magical Kingdom of Porn,” a place where past and present, straight and queer, and dead and living converge. Bridging the gap between “high” art and “low,” we puncture the turgid balloon of “traditional” opera and revivify the flaccid clichés of porn. Drawing on influences as diverse as classic 70s porn soundtracks, baroque oratorio, Ancient Greek hymns, and the Nutcracker ballet, this work-in-progress is as close as you’ll get (or want to get!) to “aural sex.”


Sunday, April 29, 2012, 8pm
three pieces from HABITATS (2011/12)
performed by International Contemporary Ensemble

The renowned International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) performs three movements from HABITATS, in a new version for 9 instruments, on a program of music by composers from NYU.

Skirball Center
566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square South
Free admission


Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 8pm
PASSAGES (2006)
performed by 
QUARTET NEW GENERATION
 recorder collective
MATA Festival
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Hailed as “Four Recorder Virtuosos” by The New York Times, Quartet New Generation mesmerizes its audiences through innovative programming that juxtaposes contemporary and early music, presented with a dynamic and often theatrical stage presence. On this year’s MATA Festival, QNG performs a program together with and alongside the Jack Quartet.


Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 8pm
OTHER LIFE FORMS 
An avant-jazz quartet comprising four talents of NYC’s creative music scene, Stephanie Griffin (viola), Gordon Beeferman (piano), Evan Lipson (bass) and Andrew Drury (drums), OTHER LIFE FORMS combines complex written charts with virtuosic individual and collective improvisation. We will premiere new compositions of mine, and revisit repertoire from our debut gigs last spring.

New York University, Silver Center 220
31 Washington Place, New York, NY
Free admission


Wednesday, June 8, 2011, 8pm
Morton Feldman’s PALAIS DE MARI
Gordon Beeferman, solo piano

Bowerbird is proud to present AMERICAN SUBLIME, the first major festival in Philadelphia devoted to the singular music of Morton Feldman (1926-87). The festival includes seven concerts at venues throughout the city, with performances by some of the leading Feldman interpreters of our time. AMERICAN SUBLIME focuses on music from the last years of Feldman’s life, all of it heard for the first time in Philadelphia.

Biello Martin Studio
148 North 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Tickets $20


Sunday, June 5, 2011, 6pm
OTHER LIFE FORMS
at Serial Underground
Cornelia Street Café
$10 + one-drink minimum (cash only)
Reservations: (212) 989-9319


Monday, May 30, 2011, 8pm
Evolving Music presents
OTHER LIFE FORMS
A new avant-jazz quartet comprising four bright talents of NYC’s creative music scene, Stephanie Griffin (viola), Gordon Beeferman (piano), Evan Lipson (bass) and Andrew Drury (drums), OTHER LIFE FORMS combines complex written charts with virtuosic individual and collective improvisation. Premiering original compositions by Beeferman and Lipson.
Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk Street, New York City (@ Rivington, Lower East Side)


Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 9pm
MUSIC FOR AN IMAGINARY BAND

A real 7-piece group performing Gordon Beeferman’s compositions — gnarly, lyrical, whimsical, free-form — an idiosyncratic mix of new-music, jazz, and free improv. Featuring Rich Johnson – trumpet; Joachim Badenhorst, Catherine Sikora, Ken Thompson – saxes/clarinets; James Ilgenfritz – bass; Ches Smith – drums; Gordon Beeferman – piano

“Gordon Beeferman’s Music for an Imaginary Band project may have a cumbersome name, but its output is some of the tightest, most skillfully arranged free jazz we’ve run across for some time. Beeferman and his collaborators…help us imagine what ’60s firebrands such as Albert Ayler would’ve sounded like set against lush, post-Ellingtonian backdrops…” Time Out New York

Konceptions @ Korzo, 667 5th Avenue (between 19th/20th Streets), Brooklyn
More information


Thursday-Saturday, April 28-30, 2011, 8pm;
Sunday, May 1, 2011, 5pm
Abrons Arts Center presents
ANITA CHENG DANCE and GORDON BEEFERMAN

Habitats is an evening of dance, music, and video performance featuring works by long-time collaborators Anita Cheng (choreographer), Gordon Beeferman (composer/pianist), and Ronaldo Kiel (video artist).

For Once, Then, Something (2007)
Gordon Beeferman, piano and electronics

Habitats (2011) world premiere
Margaret Lancaster, flute; Stephanie Griffin, viola; Jen Baker, trombone; David Shively, percussion
Funds for the composer’s commission were provided by the American Music Center Live Music for Dance Program.

Abrons Arts Center, Experimental Theater
466 Grand Street, Lower East Side, New York City


Sunday, November 7, 2010, 3pm
world premiere
THE IN-BETWEEN: NINE POEMS OF JANE BARNES (2010)
commissioned by the Keighton Fund at Curry College
Sarah Pelletier, mezzo-soprano; Lois Shapiro, piano
Curry College, Hafer Academic Center
1071 Blue Hill Avenue, Milton, Mass.
Free admission


Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 8pm
Boston Microtonal Society’s NotaRiotous! ensemble
BURNT SIENNA (2006)
Amy Advocat, bass clarinet

Williams Hall, New England Conservatory
290 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
More information


Saturday, October 2, 2010, 8:30pm
Momenta Quartet: Up, down, and out of town

STRING QUARTET (2006)

Emilie-Anne Gendron and Asmira Woodward-Page, violins; Stephanie Griffin, viola; and Michael Haas, cello

Roulette, 20 Greene Street (between Canal and Grand), NYC


Monday, September 27, 2010, 9pm
Music for an IMAGINARY BAND
Gordon Beeferman – piano & compositions; Jacob Wick- trumpet; Jon Irabagon, Evan Rapport, Josh Sinton – saxophones; James Ilgenfritz- bass; Michael Evans- drums & percussion
Evolving Voice/Evolving Music
269 East Houston St (at Suffolk St.), New York, NY


Thursday, September 9, 2010, 1pm
Quartet New Generation
PASSAGES (2006)
Stuttgart, Germany
Musikfest Stuttgart
Kirche Sankt Elisabeth
Tickets €16 More information


Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 8pm
Music for an IMAGINARY BAND
Douglass Street Music Collective
295 Douglass Street, Brooklyn, NY (R to Union St.)
Gordon Beeferman – piano & compositions
Jacob Wick- trumpet; Jon Irabagon, Evan Rapport, Josh Sinton – saxophones; James Ilgenfritz- bass; Michael Evans- drums & percussion


Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 8pm
The Momenta Quartet performs
STRING QUARTET (2006)
Cornell University, Barnes Hall
More info


Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 8:30pm and 10pm
BED OF DADDLE with special guest PETER ZUMMO, trombone
MICHAEL EVANS, drums and percussion
GORDON BEEFERMAN, electric piano and synth
384 Grand Street, Lower East Side (at Suffolk St)
$5, free pizza included! full bar available


Wednesday, December 9, 2009, 8pm
BED OF DADDLE
MICHAEL EVANS, drums and percussion
GORDON BEEFERMAN, electric piano and synth
Two Boots Tavern
384 Grand Street, Lower East Side (at Norfolk St)
$5, free pizza included!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009, 8pm
JEFF ARNAL / GORDON BEEFERMAN Duo
The Gershwin Hotel
7 East 27th Street (between Fifth and Madison Aves.)
$10
A rare appearance of the longstanding duo of Jeff Arnal (percussion) and Gordon Beeferman (piano).


Monday, November 9, 2009, 8:30pm
The Momenta Quartet
STRING QUARTET (2006) New York premiere
“Serial Underground”
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street, New York
$15/$10 plus one drink minimum
212-989-9319
www.momentaquartet.com


Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 8:30pm
Music for an IMAGINARY BAND
Roulette, 20 Greene Street, SoHo (between Canal and Grand), NYC
Gordon Beeferman – piano & compositions; Nate Wooley – trumpet; Matt Bauder, Evan Rapport, Josh Sinton – saxophones; James Ilgenfritz- bass; Michael Evans- drums


Saturday, August 29, 2009, 4pm
Music for an IMAGINARY BAND
on Roosevelt Island www.rooseveltlive.com
Presented by Generate Records, celebrating its 10th anniversary with an afternoon of performances, and new recording release!
Gordon Beeferman – piano & compositions; Nate Wooley – trumpet; Matt Bauder, Evan Rapport, Josh Sinton – saxophones; James Ilgenfritz- bass; Alex Lambert- drums


Sunday, June 21, 2009, 8pm
Music for an IMAGINARY BAND
at Issue Project Room www.issueprojectroom.org
Gordon Beeferman – piano & compositions; Kirk Knuffke- trumpet; Matt Bauder, Ken Thomson, Josh Sinton – saxophones; James Ilgenfritz- bass; Michael Evans – drums


Friday, May 1, 2009, 8:30pm
THE RAT LAND – a chamber opera (libretto by Charlotte Jackson)
Scene Two – concert performance – WORLD PREMIERE
presented by New York City Opera: VOX 2009
New York City Opera orchestra and singers

SCENE 2: The Birthday Party. Fourteen-year-old Karen brings home a new school friend, Leslie, only to have her father terrorize both girls in a sick parody of a birthday party. Louise, Karen’s beleaguered mother, rises to the girls’ defense in a rare moment of assertiveness, but not in time to keep Leslie from fleeing. Karen consoles herself by preparing to transport herself to the North Pole to meet the Wise Rat, whom she looks to for salvation, but the Rat Deities transform her in ways she cannot expect…

New York City Opera will perform this half-hour excerpt featuring a dark, whimsical and dramatic score for six singers and thirteen-piece chamber orchestra.
[more info about THE RAT LAND click here]

VOX 2009: Showcasing American Composers
Skirball Center @ NYU www.vox-nyco.com


Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Lisa Bielawa, soprano

performing WEST OF WINTER (2004) for four sopranos
along with works by herself, Berio, and others
The Teatro at the Italian Academy of Columbia University
1161 Amsterdam Avenue (between 116th and 118th Sts.), New York City
www.italianacademy.columbia.edu
www.lisabielawa.net


Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 8:30pm
Music for an IMAGINARY BAND

A brand-new project: Gordon Beeferman’s IMAGINARY BAND, a real 7-piece group consisting of some of NYC’s most remarkable and creative musicians. Featuring brand-new compositions — gnarly, lyrical, whimsical, free-form — an idiosyncratic mix of new-music, jazz, and free improv.

Gordon Beeferman – piano & compositions
Nate Wooley – trumpet; Matt Bauder, Evan Rapport, Josh Sinton – saxophones; Brad Kemp – bass; Michael Evans – drums

ON THE WAY OUT at Freddy’s Backroom
485 Dean Street between Flatbush and 6th Aves., Brooklyn
2/3 trains to Bergen Street; Q to 7th Avenue
www.freddysbackroom.com


Sunday, February 15, 2009, 2pm
Musique à la Mode

selections from SAN FRANCISCO SONGS (2000) 
by Gordon Beeferman and Jane Barnes
Laurie Rubin, mezzo-soprano; Gordon Beeferman, piano

first performance since 2001 of these songs about love, lost love and coming out

St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery
131 E. 10th St. (@ 2nd Ave.)
L to 1st Ave; F/V to 2nd Ave; 6 to Astor Place
More information here


Saturday, January 17, 2009, 5:30pm
Zack Fuller:  “Into the Shiny Battle”
Dance/Music collaboration with Gordon Beeferman, piano

Williamsburg Art and Historical Center
135 Broadway (corner Bedford Ave.), Williamsburg Brooklyn
J/M/Z to Marcy Ave.; walk along Broadway towards the East River
http://www.wahcenter.net/exhibits/2009/salon/

about Zack Fuller: “Cryptic, but characterized by astonishing theatricality.” – Boston Herald


Tuesday, October 7, 2008 8:00 PM
BRASS QUINTET (2007) – NYC premiere
American Brass Quintet
Paul Hall @ The Juilliard School
at 155 West 65th Street, NY 10023
Kevin Cobb and Raymond Mase, Trumpets
David Wakefield, Horn
Michael Powell, Trombone
John D. Rojak, Bass Trombone


Wednesday, July 23, 2008, 8:30pm 
American Brass Quintet recital
BRASS QUINTET – world premiere
commissioned by the ABQ with funds from the Jerome Foundation
Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, CO


Saturday, June 14, 2008, 2pm
VISION FESTIVAL, New York City
Gordon Beeferman, piano
Jeff Arnal, drums/percussion
John Dierker, tenor sax/bass clarinet

Clemente Soto Velez, 107 Suffolk St. (at Rivington St.)
F train to Delancey street or JMZ to Essex Street
www.visionfestival.org


Wednesday, May 14, 2008
RITES OF SUMMER for sextet – world premiere
commissioned by 20th Century Unlimited
California E.A.R. Unit
REDCAT at Disney Hall, Los Angeles, CA Info

Sunday, November 11, 2007, 3pm
Lost Dog New Music Ensemble performs Sonata Bombastica
at Tenri Cultural Center, 43A West 13 Street, NYC


Sunday, October 7, 2007, 8:30pm
CONSONORITY
An evening of new solo and chamber works
including Bassist James Ilgenfritz performing my solo piece Petal
Roulette, 20 Greene St. (between Canal and Grand)


Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Phantom Ear Music Series
RARA AVIS
Seth Misterka (alto saxophone)
Gordon Beeferman (synth)
Jeff Arnal (percussion)
+GOLD SPARKLE BRASS BAND
Union Pool, 484 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY
www.myspace.com/unionpool


Tuesday, June 26, 2007
-> On the Way Out -> Music from the New York Underground
-> A night of trio music featuring new compositions and improvisations by:
PAVONE / BAUDER / FARRELL
Jessica Pavone (viola), Matt Bauder (tenor saxophone), Patrick Farrell (accordion)
KEMP / BEEFERMAN / ARNAL
Bradley Kemp  (bass), Gordon Beeferman (synth), Jeff Arnal (percussion)
Freddy’s Backroom, 485 Dean Street at 6th Ave, Brooklyn, NY
8:30 pm : Suggested $5 donation
www.freddysbackroom.com


Thursday-Saturday, May 31-June 2, 2007 at 7:30pm
Mulberry Street Theater: EAR TO THE GROUND
presents ANITA CHENG DANCE

a new half-concert length work by choreographer Anita Cheng with original score performed live by Gordon Beeferman
70 Mulberry Street, 2nd Floor, NYC (Chinatown, corner of Bayard St., one block south of Canal St.)
Tickets: $14/$12 students/seniors Reservations: 212-349-0126
see www.chengdance.org


Saturday, May 12, 2007, 3:30pm
New York City Opera
VOX: Showcasing American Composers
presents excerpts from The Rat Land
a chamber opera by Gordon Beeferman, libretto by Charlotte Jackson

Skirball Center, NYU (LaGuardia Place at Washington Square Park South)
for info click here


eighth blackbird performs RELIQUARY
Friday, April 20, 2007: Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Wednesday, January 31, 2007: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA


Sunday, March 4, 2007, 4-8pm
CAPITAL RE:COLLECTIONS
Empire State Plaza Concourse, Albany, NY
featuring 16 world-premiere short solo works including GB’s “Burnt Sienna” for bassoon


Sunday, February 11, 2007, 7pm
QUARTET NEW GENERATION performs PASSAGES again atBarbès, 376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn


Thursday, February 8, 2007, 7:30pm
world premiere of PASSAGES
QUARTET NEW GENERATION
 recorder collective
Symphony Space Thalia, Broadway @ W. 95th Street, New York
presented by Concert Artists Guild


Tuesday, February 6, 2007, 9pm
Jeff Arnal / Gordon Beeferman / Brad Kemp
percussion / piano / bass
FREE_FORM_MASH_UP
at Terrace
62 Washington Rd, Princeton NJ
www.ffmup.org


Tuesday, December 5, 2006, 8pm
Soprano Lisa Bielawa performs WEST OF WINTER (2004)
Boston Modern Orchestra Project Club Café series
209 Columbus Ave., Boston, MA


Saturday, October 28, 2006, 7:30pm
RELIQUARY (world premiere) 
performed by eighth blackbird
at New Music Chicago – Sonic Impact
Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL


Gordon Beeferman (piano) and Jeff Arnal (percussion) DUET
First duo concerts since 2003! A brief tour to celebrate the release of our new CD, Rogue States.

Friday, October 6, 2006: New York, NY
Roulette @ Location One, 20 Greene Street (between Canal and Grand Streets)

Saturday, September 23, 2006: Syracuse, NY
Metropolis Underground, 615-C South Main Street, (315) 452-1349

Friday, September 22, 2006: Toronto
X AVANT Festival at the Music Gallery, 197 John St., (416) 204-1080

Thursday, September 21, 2006: Buffalo, NY
Hallwalls, 341 Delaware Avenue, (716) 854-1694


Saturday, August 5, 2006
STRING QUARTET (world premiere)
performed by the California Quartet
at the Deer Valley Chamber Music Festival, Park City, Utah
click for more info


Thursday, April 6, 2006
Dynasty Electric @ Tonic
www.dynastyelectric.net


Saturday, April 1, 2006, 8pm
The Rat Land
A chamber opera by Gordon Beeferman, libretto by Charlotte Jackson

Prologue and Scene 1, premiere performance
featuring Anti-Social Music, Clay Greenberg, conductor

Cast: Laurie Rubin, soprano; Michael Douglas Jones, bass; Marcus DeLoach, baritone; Martha Sullivan, soprano; Andrew Catalano, tenor

Directed by Beth Greenberg

presented by the Improvised and Otherwise Festival
@ BRIC Studio, 57 Rockwell Place, Brooklyn
(in Ft. Greene near the intersection of Fulton and Flatbush; 2/3/4/5 to Nevins St.)
tickets $15/$25 for the whole festival

Anti-Social Music is a non-profit collective of composers and performers created for the purpose of presenting new work by emerging musicians at concert halls, clubs, festivals, and rooftops.

Beth Greenberg is a stage director at New York City Opera.


Friday, March 31, 2006, 8pm
Brave New Works [see the poster]
Pianist Winston Choi performs “Manic/Panic” (from Phenomena)
program also includes works by Kaija Saariaho, Leslie Bassett, Magnus Lindberg and others
Tenri Cultural Center
43A West 13th Street, NYC
info: www.bravenewworks.orgwww.tenri.org


Sunday, March 12, 2006 8pm
Rara Avis @ the Cakeshop
152 Ludlow Street, NYC

Seth Misterka – saxophone, guitar / Gordon Beeferman – keyboard /
Jeff Arnal – percussion
playing new compositions & improvisations
we go on around 9pm
also on the bill: Talibam, Zeke Healy, minnows, 1900
late night dance party following
www.cake-shop.com


Sunday, February 19, 2006, 2pm
Estelle Woodward / Rara Avis with guitarist Anders Nilsson
Gordon Beeferman – synth; Seth Misterka – alto saxophone, guitar;
Jeff Arnal – percussion

Vision Club Series
Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk St. at Rivington, New York, NY
1 block north of Delancey (Delancey St. stop on the F train)
$10 admission
www.visionfestival.org


Thursday, October 6, 2005 at 7:30 pm
Concert Artists’ Guild Piano Premieres concert
Phenomena (2000-2002) for solo piano, world premiere
Winston Choi, pianist
Symphony Space Thalia Theater, Broadway & 95th St., New York

pianist Winston Choi


Friday October 21 and Saturday October 22, 2005 at 8pm 
Transparent Paths
a new evening length work merging movement, sound, video, and an interactive set… 

Concept and Design: Jeff Arnal
Choreography: Estelle Woodward
Music: Gordon Beeferman
Video: Donald O’Finn
Installation: Clyde Forth & Iain Machell

Performers: 
Estelle Woodward, Elizabeth Ward, Clyde Forth (movement)
Jeff Arnal and Jonathan Vincent (sound)
Jane Rigler (flute), Tomas Ulrich (cello), Anders Nilsson (guitar) and Michael Evans (percussion)

www.chocolatefactorytheater.org


Thursday, July 21, 2005, 5:40pm
Monday, July 25, 2005, 12:15pm

I will be performing duets with saxophonist Seth Misterka as part of Chashama’s Oasis 2005 festival. Each performance is 20 minutes. OASIS 2005 at Chashama
217 E. 42nd Street between 2nd & 3rd Avenues
Monday – Friday, July 18 – 29, 2005


Sunday, May 1, 2005 at 8:00 pm
C.O.M.A. Improvised Music Series*
at ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington St, Lower East Side, NYC.
near F train (Delancey) and JMZ (Essex)
$3
Jeff Arnal and I will perform with the remarkable bassist John Hughes, who is visiting New York from Hamburg.


Sunday, January 23, 2005
Rara Avis
Gordon Beeferman, piano / Seth Misterka, saxophone / Jeff Arnal, percussion
CBGB Lounge
313 Bowery @ Bleecker (next to CBGB), downstairs
7pm, $10 cover
CBGB Lounge website 
About Rara Avis


Thursday-Sunday, January 13-16, 2005 at 8:00pm
Art: Ronaldo Kiel
Anita Cheng Dance in
PARALLAX
at the Joyce SoHo
155 Mercer St., NYC
Reservations: 212-334-7479

Cheng will premiere a new dance quartet, a collaboration with visual artist Ronaldo Kiel, composer Gordon Beeferman, soprano Lisa Bielawa and costume designer Yukie Okuyama.Field Continuum (2004) will feature live accompaniment by percussionist Jeff Arnal and guest musicians.
Dancers: Erika Bloom, Elyssa Byrnes, Anita Cheng, Blanca Cubillos-Roman, Kate Jewett, Victoria Lundell, Blake Peterson, Renée Smith and Cho-Ying Tsai.
Lighting is by Julie Ana Dobo.

Information: Anita Cheng Dance Joyce SoHo