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SOAF2017: New Music Collection 1 - Sat. 11/18 @7:30pm
The Secret Theatre
Long Island City, NY
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SOAF2017: New Music Collection 1 - Sat. 11/18 @7:30pm
Multicultural Sonic Evolution presents
Music x Dance x Theatre x New Collaborations!
A Week-long Festival with 7 Different Programs!

at The Secret Theatre
4402 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Train: E to Court Square - 23rd St. Station
Trains: N, W to Queensboro Plaza Station
Train: 7 to Court Sq. Station (only 3 stops from the Grand Central Station!)
Train: G to Court Sq. Station

 Saturday, November 18, 2017 @7:30pm
"New Music Collection 1"
Dennis Sullivan with special guest, Brandon Lopez
and Duo Keme (Kenji Haba & Melanie Chirignan, flute)

TICKETS: General Admission $15 advance / $20 at the door
Seniors & Students with ID $12 advance / $14 at the door


Born in Akron, Ohio, Dennis K. Sullivan II is a percussionist, composer, performance artist and educator based in Queens NY.  Dennis puts forth a nonpareil product devoid of genre classification rooted in the intersection of music, theater, and analog electronics,  As a percussionist focusing on new and contemporary music, Dennis is a founding member of the performance duo, Radical 2 with percussionist/electronics engineer, Levy Lorenzo, Popebama, a high octane experimental percussion/saxophone duo with composer/saxophonist Erin Rogers. and SLOW, a flexible performance project featuring the aesthetic interests of Dennis and Weston Olencki (Trombone) working with composer/performer luminaries such as Eric Wubbles and Mauricio Pauly.  Recent performances of his work have been featured at the SPLICE Festival, Edmonton Fringe Festival, Omaha Under the Radar festival, Times Two, VU Symposium, Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, Oklahoma State University and The University of Oklahoma.  Dennis was a recent recipient of a commission for a new piece for percussion duo and arduino electronics for the International Contemporary Ensemble's February OpenICE festivities.  Dennis holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA) from Stony Brook University and currently serves as adjunct professor of percussion and director of the wind ensemble at Adelphi University.

Composer/Instrumentalist; Brandon Lopez, deemed "The Ubiquitous Free Improv Bass Ace" by the Village Voice and said to play with a "Bruising Physicality" by the Chicago reader.
Lopez has performed widely across the US and Europe. Recent appearances include the Ljubljana Jazz Festival 2017 and Tirol's artacts 2017. He is a 2017-2018 resident artist at Issue Project Room and has recently released a new album with his trio "The Mess" on the Manchester-based label Tombed Visions.
He's had the pleasures of working with many of the left of center music's luminaries, including: Nate Wooley, William Parker, Chris Corsano, Justice Yeldham, Weasel Walter, Peter Evans, Tyshawn Sorey, Gerald Cleaver, Ingrid Laubrock, Tom Rainey, Tony Malaby, Paul Lytton, Mette Rasmussen, Jooklo Duo, Michael Foster, Leila Bordreuil, Joe Morris, Brandon Seabrook, John Dykeman, Daniel Carter, and many others.

Melanie Chirignan, flutist, and Kenji Haba, guitarist, met in 2014 and their love for French and Japanese music immediately bound them together. They have performed in NYC venues such as Cornelia St. Cafe, The Firehouse Space in Brooklyn, Gallery 456, Silvana Cafe, and more. In 2017, they will appear at the Tenri Cultural Institute in January.
Melanie Chirignan, a native of Hauppauge, NY, is a flautist known for her musicality and versatility of repertoire. She has performed at Alice Tully Hall, Symphony Space, the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, and more.  She was a soloist at the Chelsea Symphony, performing "Poem" by Charles Griffes.
Kenji Haba is an active performer of contemporary music, with over 20 pieces of music written for and premiered by him, including works featured in classical guitar magazines in Japan as well as the US. He is well known for his interpretation of Toru Takemitsu.

For more info, please visit http://musefriends.org

MuSE Sounds of Arts Festival 2017 Full Calendar

 Wed. 11/15 @7:30pm "Jazz Night"
Mark Wade Trio  & Chris Biesterfeldt Quartet

 Thu. 11/16 @7:30pm "Covers & Remixes"
JHMJams & Arcopella

 Fri. 11/17 @8pm "CafĂ© 1907"
The Pleiades Project, founded by Caroline Miller and Elizabeth Smith,  creates new performance opportunities for female artists who wish to express the strength, unique vision, and individuality of their art. These include short films of opera scenes, artist spotlights and unique live events.

 Sat. 11/18 @7:30pm "New Music Collection 1"
featuring Dennis Sullivan (with special guest, Brandon Lopez) and Duo Keme (Kenji Haba & Melanie Chirignan, flute)

 Sun. 11/19 @1pm "Fractals in the Dark"
An exploration of chamber music with dance performed by Artists By Any Other Name

 Sun. 11/19 @7pm "New Music Collection 2"
An evening of celebrating the new music performed by Iktus Duo (Chris Graham, percussion & Hristina Blagoeva, flute) in collaboration with composers of Association for the Promotion of New Music and performance by Karisa Antonio and Claire Happel (Oboe and Harp duo) featuring music by Douglas Fisk and more.

 Mon. 11/20@8pm & Tue. 11/21 @8pm "Inspirations from the East"
Japanese and Chinese-American operas based on true stories and a world premiere of "Neighbor" inspired by "The House of Smells and Noises" from Lee Su Kim's "Sarong Secrets" by Malaysian composer JunYi Chow


The Secret Theatre (View)
44-02 23rd St.
Long Island City, NY 11101
United States



Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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