Listen/Space Commissions 2016

Listen/Space Commissions & Residency, June 27-July 3, 2016

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We are spending a week in residence at our cabin!

Announcing the 2016 L/S Commissions and Residency!  We are supremely interested in watching a body of work evolve, so many composers and performers are the same folks, with some wonderful additions including composers Robert Jedrzejewski and Laura Steenberge and composer/performers Stephanie Richards, Eric KM Clark, Andrew Munsey, Kevin Farrell and Nathan Herrera.

Composers André Cormier, Zack Scott, Jonathan Marmor, Devin Maxwell, Stephanie Richards, Eric KM Clark, Andrew Munsey, Kevin Farrell and Nathan Herrera, will be in residence with us!!

This year we have 13 new pieces, including several pieces for an improvising ensemble.  Our residency will take place June 27- July 4, 2016.

Composers 2016:  G. Douglas Barrett (Brooklyn, NY), Eric KM Clark (Los Angeles, CA), André Cormier (Moncton, Canada), Kevin Farrell (NYC, NY), Nathan Herrera (Santa Barbara, CA), Travis Just (Brooklyn, NY), Jonathan Marmor (Cambridge, MA), Devin Maxwell (Park City, UT), Andrew Munsey (San Diego, CA), Stephanie Richards (San Diego, CA), Zack Scott (Minneapolis, MN), Laura Steenberge (San Fransisco, CA), and Quentin Tolimieri (Brooklyn, NY).

Ensemble 2016:

Christine Tavolacci, flute
Kristin Olson, oboe
Katie Porter, clarinet
Nathan Herrera, alto sax
Stephanie Richards, trumpet
Eric KM Clark, violin
Robin Streb, viola
Robert Jedrzejewski, cello
Kevin Farrell, bass
Gavin Ryan, vibes
Andrew Munsey, drumset and percussion
Jonathan Marmor, auxiliary percussion
Devin Maxwell, conductor

Devin Maxwell’s Works 2011-14

CD RELEASE, June 24, 2016

I’m performing on Chord Toss 2 for bass clarinet, percussion and electronics.   a0114643543_16

Composer Devin Maxwell releases his first album featuring acoustic and electronic compositions performed by a variety of ensembles. Maxwell’s work is an evolution of concepts and ideas explored by other experimental composers and seeks to challenge the relationship between musical material and form. These compositions, taken as a whole, consider the full gamut of how sound can be organized for effect – silence to noise.


released June 24, 2016

Devin Maxwell
Works 2011-14

1. Bonneville Park (2011, fixed-media electronics)

Flatbush, NY (2012, for string quartet)
2. I 0’ 17”
3. II 0’ 58”
4. III 2’ 05”
5. IV 2’ 12”
Quartetto Maurice

6. Bunt Do Gone (2012, alto saxophone, piano, and fixed-media electronics)
Nathan Herrera, alto saxophone, Devin Maxwell, piano­

7. Chester, NJ (2014, orchestra and fixed-media electronics)
Ostravská Banda, Conducted by Ondřej Vrabecej

8. Drifting (2011, flute, violin, and piano)
Christine Tavolacci, flute, Eric KM Clark, violin, Brendan Nguyen, piano

9. Chord Toss 3 (2013, bass clarinet, vibraphone, and live and fixed-media electronics)
Red Desert Ensemble: Katie Porter, bass clarinet, Devin Maxwell, vibraphone

All compositions copyright Xenia Lou Music/Good Child Music, NY, NY.

Bonneville Park was recorded by Devin Maxwell in October 2011 at the University of Utah electronic music studios.

Flatbush, NY was recorded and mixed by the HighScore Festival on July 31, 2012 at Santa Maria Gualtieri, Pavia, Italy.

Bunt Do Gone was recorded by Devin Maxwell in August 2012 at Listen/Space in Brooklyn, New York.

Chester, NJ was supported by a Graduate Research Fellowship at the University of Utah and was recorded and mixed by Czech Radio on August 24, 2015 at the Ostrava Philharmonic Hall, Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Drifting was commissioned by mmm… Ensemble (Tokyo, Japan) for HIBARI a weekly music magazine to benefit tsunami disaster relief in Japan and was recorded in June of 2015 at the Wild Beast, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California.

Chord Toss 3 was recorded by Devin Maxwell in January 2013 at home in Tollgate Canyon, Utah.

Drifting, Chord Toss 3, Bonneville Park, and Bunt Do Gone were mixed by Devin Maxwell at home in Tollgate Canyon, Utah.

Mastering: Nate Wood at Kersboom Mastering

Front Cover by Phillip Niemeyer at Northern-Southern.
Artist Photo: Rollin Hunt

Performing on Infrequent Seams Festival: Devin Maxwell record release party at Firehouse Space, Brooklyn, June 10, 2016

13217602_536007893238435_7400370323566020900_oNew York’s Infrequent Seams record label presents three nights of experimental music in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at the Firehouse Space.

Friday June 10, 7pm: Devin Maxwell CD Release
7:15 Lucie Vitkova (Brno, CZ) / James Ilgenfritz
8:00 Providence Research Ensemble (Providence, RI)
8:45 Red Desert Ensemble (Devin Maxwell / Katie Porter)
9:30 Jen Baker’s Polyverse Ensemble with Ingrid Laubrock & Anais Maviel


Red Desert Ensemble (Devin Maxwell / Katie Porter)
Red Desert is the duo project of clarinetist Katie Porter and composer/percussionist Devin Maxwell.   Red Desert will perform Devin Maxwell’s Chord Toss 3 for Bass Clarinet, Percussion and Live Electronics off the new Infrequent Seams release:  Devin Maxwell Works 2011-14, as well as pieces by Alvin Lucier, Giacinto Scelsi and a premier by Lucie Vitkova.
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