Sept 8, 2022 RHIZOME, DC: Quartet or Two Duos (James Ilgenfritz, Teerapat Parnmongkol, Katie Porter, Lucie Vítková) with Matthew Goodheart and Simone Baron. https://www.rhizomedc.org/new-events/2022/9/8/quartetortwoduosmatthewgoodheartsimonebaron
Sept 9, 2022 RED ROOM Baltimore: Quartet or Two Duos (James Ilgenfritz, Teerapat Parnmongkol, Katie Porter, Lucie Vítková) with Matthew Goodheart and Ian Power. http://redroom.org/matthew-goodheart-ian-power-and-quartet-or-two-duos-katie-porter-james-ilgenfritz-lucie-vitkova-teerapat-parnmongkol/
Sept 10, 2022 OPUS 40 Verbatim in Saugerties,NY: Quartet or Two Duos (James Ilgenfritz, Teerapat Parnmongkol, Katie Porter, Lucie Vítková) https://opus40.org/events/
Sept 22, 2022 8PM Daniel Goode’s FLEXIBLE ORCHESTRA (NYC, NY) at @ Ukrainian National Home, 140 2nd Ave, at 9th St.
Oct 24, 2022 Abravanel Series, SLC, UT. Katie Porter plays Manuela Meier ‘iterate no trace‘ bass clarinet solo
Oct 31, 2022 Westminster Concert Series, SLC, UT. Katie Porter plays Unsuk Chin’s “Advice from a Caterpiller” from Alice In Wonderland opera, bass clarinet solo
Nov 7-12 Residency with Brian Harnetty’s Words and Silences Thomas Merton project. Wexner Center, Columbus Ohio, Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center, Louisville shows and more. https://brianharnetty.bandcamp.com/album/words-and-silences
Cornell Contemporary Chamber Players proudly presents a concert by Red Desert performing new works by Han Xu, Miles Friday, María Alejandra Bulla, John Eagle, Laura Cetilia, and Joshua Biggs.
RED DESERT: Katie Porter, clarinets, Devin Maxwell, percussion
Concrete Islands // John Hastings & Aaron Meicht // Katie Porter, bass clarinet, Teodora Stepancic, keyboard, Aaron Meicht, trumpet, Ivan Barenboim, contra bass clarinet. Recorded and performed on site, various locations, NYC, NY
Daniel Goode & Katie Porter – Bridges of Pittsburgh Premiere Celebration, April 30, 2022, NYC, NY. Works by Daniel Goode, Giacinto Scelsi, Johanna Beyer. Katie Porter, Eileen Mack and Daniel Goode, clarinets.
Teerapat Parnmongkol (thung kula ronghai). Katie Porter, bass clarinet. Christ Foss, shakuhachi. Sept 2022. Judson Memorial Church, NYC, NY
KLANGRAUM residency in Dusseldorf. Week 1, July 5-10 with musicians Eva-Maria Houben, Antoine Beuger, Katie Porter, James Creed, Lörinc Muntag, Bernd Bleffert, Angeles Rojas.
Release date! JULY 3, 2022 Phase to Phase (Lucio Capece/ Katie Porter bass clarinet duo) out on FTARRI Records (Japan) I have CDs in the US! I’ve been talking about this record release for awhile but it’s been impossible to ship things from Japan, so this has been a real labor of love. https://ftarrilabel.bandcamp.com/album/phase-to-phase
July 16 BERLIN, house show with Lucio Capece to celebrate our record release!!! (contact me for details!). ;)))
KLANGRAUM Week 2 in Dusseldorf, July 19-24 Lucio Capece and I will play Phase to Phase with musicians/dancers/artists Joep Dorren, Christoph Nicolaus, Rasha Ragab, Werner Dafeldecker, Alex Mah, Arash Khakpour, Helga Fanderl, Malala Lekander, Marie-Cécile Reber, Els Van Riel.
Release date! Aug 5, 2022 Tombstones live in Brooklyn by Michael Pisaro-Liu. I’m playing bass clarinet and singing a little in these live recordings from Issue Project Room with Julia Holter, released on Jordan Dykstra’s Editions Verde.
Release date! Aug 5, 2022 Side-Scroller by Steve Horowitz. Red Desert recorded this video game inspired piece at our SFS residency
Aug 12, 2022 8pm Christine Tavolacci/ Katie Porter Duo show at UMOCA Art Opening, SLC, Utah
A host of shows coming up with these lovelies:
April 29 The Woods, Ridgewood, Queens
Quartet or Two Duos (James Ilgenfritz, Teerapat Parnmongkol, Katie Porter, Lucie Vítková) with Nepenthae : Zach Layton, Henry Fraser and Carola Zaleschi
April 30 Daniel Goode’s Loft, Spring Street, NYC. premiere of The Bridges of Pittsburgh a clarinet duet for Katie Porter with Eileen Mack, and solo clarinet works
May 1 Lace Mill, Kingston NY. Quartet or Two Duos (Ilgenfritz, Parnmongkol, Porter, Vítková) + Jeffrey Leppendorf, shakuhachi
May 3 Freddies, Brooklyn, NY. Quartet or Two Duos (Ilgenfritz, Parnmongkol, Porter, Vítková)
May 4-7 Red Desert Residency at San Francisco State University
May 12 Roulette Interpretations Series : Juho Laitinen / Tom Hamilton https://roulette.org/event/interpretations-juho-laitinen-tom-hamilton/
May 19-20 Alvin Lucier Festival in Baltimore. I’ll play Alvin Lucier’s Septet and Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Tuba with Laura Cetilia and Liz Prince
Red Desert residency at Cornell University, Feb 2022. Feedback – feedback -feedback. We played new music by Maria Bulla, Miles Friday, Laura Cetilia, Han Xu, Josh Biggs and John Eagle. And I performed a little solo set of Giacinto Scelsi & Johanna Beyer. It was so great. Thanks Laura Cetilia and the Cornell composition department for inviting us!!!
It took Lucio and I over a year to write and record these pieces for bass clarinets and Eb contrabass clarinet. We worked slowly over the internet, became good friends, found our favorite sounds, talked about our lives and the instability of this time in this pandemic, and said, “see you next week”. On and on. Until we were finished. It’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever made. So excited to share, soon, on the amazing label Ftarri in Japan. And the artwork! Whales! Yes, whales
Ftarri-969 Ftarri Records, July 3 2022. Cover design by Cathy Fishman.
It’s Not A Loop, It’s A Spiral: Fragments of Letters I Wrote This Year
I wrote about a lot of things, about collaborations with Lucio Capece and Christine Tavolacci and how music is about people for me, working together, being together. But also, I wrote about the days and days going by, impermanence, isolation and all the little things. Thank you Nate Wooley and Jennie Gottschalk for asking me to contribute to SA27 and thank you to Juho Laitinen for the inspiration to write this year and for always writing me back so beautifully.
Here are some of the shows and projects I have coming up, updated and unfolding slowly on my SHOWS page. I would love to see you!
Oct 23, 2021 Avant GaRAWge, Provo, Utah. 8PM Katie Porter solo bass clarinet and electronics: Michelle Lou, Phill Niblock, John Lely, improvisations on Alice Coltrane. With Larsplund.
Oct 28, 2021 Interstitials Newtown Creek, Queens, NYC. 10:30AM Katie Porter, John Hastings, Aaron Meicht – a short performance activating our urban environment / infrastructure. https://www.johnphastings.org/interstitials
Oct 29, 2021 Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC. Piano+ Winds Concert #29 St. Paul’s Church. New works for piano and winds by Teodora Stepancic, Laura Cetilia and Assaf Gidron. Katie Porter, Lester St. Louis, Erin Rogers, Assaf Gidron, Douglas Farrand, Weston Olencki
Nov 14, 2021 NOVA Chamber Music Series, Songs of Life, Libby Gardner Hall, SLC, UT 3PM Alfred Schnittke, Serenade for 5 Instruments and Devin Maxwell’s Get Along Little Dogies
Nov 19-20, 2021 High Desert Soundings Festival. Joshua Tree, California. Malosma, Katie Porter and Christine Tavolacci duo.
Dec 6, 2021 Pamela Z’s Twenty Answers with the Westminster Chamber Players at Westminster College, SLC
Dec 15, 2021 QUBIT at Trans-Pecos in NYC https://qubitmusic.com/. Quartet: Katie Porter, James Ilgenfritz, Lucie Vitkova, Teerapat Parnmongkol
Jan 6, 2022 Flexible Orchestra in NYC. Katie Porter premieres Daniel Goode’s Bridges of Pittsburgh duet -POSTPONED-
Jan 31, 2022 Abravanel Series, SLC, UT. Manuela Meier ‘iterate no trace‘ bass clarinet solo -POSTPONED-
Feb 10-14, 2022 Red Desert Ensemble residency at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Cornell Contemporary Chamber Players
April 3, 2022 Westminster College School of Music. SLC, UT 3-6PM. Red Desert plays Nina C. Young and Michelle Lou/ FILM SCREENING: Sisters with Transistors / Eliane Radigue Tryptich
April 4, 2022 Abravanel Series Concert, SLC, Ut
April 10, 2022 NOVA Chamber Music Series, Songs of the Americas, playing Anthony R Green’s Gettysburg Address at Libby Gardner Hall, SLC, UT 3PM
April 2022 Quartet or Two Duos tour: James Ilgenfritz/Lucie Vítková/Teerapat Parnmongkol/Katie Porter
May 3-6, 2022 Red Desert Ensemble residency at San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
Aug 3-5 I’ll be in Los Angeles recording the duo Malosma with flutist Christine Tavolacci at Automata.
Then spend the bulk of August 2021 playing principle clarinet for new orchestra premieres at the Ostrava Days Festival in the Czech Republic.
The first week of September I travel to Berlin, Germany to work with Lucio Capece and play a couple shows.
Sept 3@ KM28 in Berlin: I share a night at KM28 with bassist James Ilgenfritz. Clarinet solos + electronics. Bassist James Ilgenfritz and bass clarinetist Katie Porter present solo works by Teodora Stepancic, Devin Maxwell, Lucie Vítková, and Gergely Szabó, and perform with Viola Yip, Nicola Hein, Chris Heenan, Magda Mayas, and Axel Dörner.
Sept 5 @ St. Petersburg Art Space Berlin. Lucio Capece and I will premiere Phase to Phase I and Phase to Phase II, our bass clarinet duos recorded slowly all year over zoom.
And HUGE NEWS:. The Japanese label FTARRI will release our recordings in December 2021. Here is the cover art!
Finally, I was asked to contribute to SOUND AMERICAN Issue 27: The Life Issue. I wrote a huge article taken from letters to my friend Juho Laitinen during the pandemic, about life, kids, loss and music. This will be released in the fall.
more things in the works! Xo
TEMPO The Quarterly Review of New Music Vol. 75 No.297 Review by Roger Heaton
This issue of TEMPO, July 2021, spends a -good- two pages on our Red Desert album, who we are, and what this music might be about. I’m so pleased. Thank you Roger Heaton and Heather Roche.#andrecormier @thedevinmaxwell @lucie__vitkova @mpisaroliu #reddesertensemble @infrequent_seams
“One begins to see that the Wandelweiser aesthetic (wide-ranging as it is), with it’s Cagean/Wolffian roots, the importance of silence, space and sounds in space, seems, on the evidence of this disc and the pair’s extraordinarily devoted work in the performance and promotion of experimental music, to be particularly important to Red Desert, not least in the way they have presented new work in small-scale, informal and unusual spaces.”
“It is a striking and dramatic piece [Andre Cormier], played with great control and intensity by both players, which would benefit greatly from the drama of live performance.”
This is not superficial ambient music: [Lucie Vitkova] these are carefully heard sounds that are really well controlled, particularly in the clarinet playing.”