music + friends

huge amount of music + friends lately. NYC, SF, Baltimore, DC. Pictured: Devin Maxwell, Jordan Dykstra, Laura Cetilia, Liz Prince, Ben Richter, Alvin Lucier, Beth Schenck, Matt Wrobel, Steve Horowitz, Mayank Sanganeria, Lucie Vítková, Teerapat Parnmongkol, James Ilgenfritz, Daniel Goode, Peter Gordon, Eileen Mack, Teodora Stepancic, Assaf Gidron, Zach Layton, Henry Frazier, Anna Roberts-Gevalt, Daniel Neumann, Travis Just + me, not pictured: a ton of other wonderful friends

Shows in NYC with James Ilgenfritz, Teerapat Parnmongkol, Lucie Vítková// Red Desert San Francisco State residency// Roulette Interpretations Series with Juho Laitinen// Alvin Lucier Festival in Baltimore

A host of shows coming up with these lovelies:

April 27 Shift 02:
Act 1: Quartet or Two Duos (Ilgenfritz, Porter, Parnmongkol, Vítková)
Act 2: Michael Foster & Ben Bennett
411 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY www.411kent.org

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, Feb 2022

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!!!

SHOWS in weird places: whatever year we’re in and onto 2022

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 2021 NYC

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

https://qubitmusic.com/

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, Libby Gardner Hall, SLC, UT 3PM

April 2022 West Coast Tour dates TBD with James Ilgenfritz

May 3-6, 2022 Red Desert Ensemble residency at San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

May 2022 EU Tour dates TBD with Phase to Phase/ Lucio Capece

A few pictures/clips from my pop-up solo concert at UMOCA. Bass clarinet + electronics + electronics

April 30, 2021 6PM Bass Clarinet + electronics + electronics, Pop-Up concert, Art opening Dimitri Kozyrev and Joshua Graham at UMOCA with poet Alex Caldiero https://www.eventbrite.com/e/umoca-exhibition-openings-tickets-150972945143

Katie Porter @ UMOCA

Sharing MALOSMA : collaborative work with Christine Tavolacci (in celebration of our birthdays) April 16, 2021 7:30PM PST

Malosma is a 35-minute-long work for bass flute, bass clarinet and video co-created by Katie Porter & Christine Tavolacci. Malosma uses both structured divinatory practices and improvisation to facilitate a meditation on the natural closing and creation of chapters, time and place. We want to share this work with all of you on the occasion of our birthdays (April 12 & 14), in celebration of life and the new growth that this season brings. 

Over the last 6 months, Christine and I have been meeting over zoom and creating a duo. It grew to include very slow moving video footage from Christine’s time hiking in the Los Angeles forest, and slow moving notes. We share a birthday week and want to share this work with you! We’ll be playing live with the video for about a half hour, then feel free to celebrate/chat with us over on zoom. XO!

Premiering Teodora Stepancic’s “Clarinet sounds all over the place” livestreamed at Mise-En_Place Brooklyn

Yesterday we performed Teodora’s duet for clarinet and casios. I was livestreamed in to Mise-En_Place in Brooklyn, my sounds broadcast over the speakers inside the space, along with other clarinet recordings, some from my speakers too, and Teodora performed her part in the space. It took several rehearsals for Teodora and I to coordinate how to work over zoom at the same time as performing with a delayed livestream. But we did it. A cacophony of clarinets and casios, but the actual sound was just a gorgeous bathtub of us. Also I get to sing and play. I love that. All three works on the concert were so beautiful, a duo with Erin Rogers on sax and Rachel Mangold on bass. So happy to be a part of this project, the recording comes out on Love Records in the spring and it’s all supported by a NYFA grant for women. HERE IS THE SHOW- It starts at about 15 minutes in, my piece is first. xo

Acoustic+ | Teodora Stepančić | mise-en place

Date: October 29, 2020Time: 2:30 pm

Duets with Erin Rogers, Rachel Mangold and Katie Porter.

THURSDAY, October 29, 2020 // 2:30 PM EST

YouTube Live (place.mise-en.org/#live)
Facebook Live (www.facebook.com/miseen)

More information HERE.

Videos + New Release on Love Records

92752783_10160020071585620_5286077488278011904_oNew release on Love Records: on the first day of 2020 we played a new year’s concert at Teodora Stepančić and Assaf Gidron’s home in Brooklyn, NY. This is a selection of solo pieces for clarinet and snare drum recorded that day, part of a larger program. Works by Lucie Vítková, Johanna Beyer, Pauline Oliveros, Susanna Gartmayer and Tim Parkinson.

VIDEO- Red Desert Artist Residency LIVESTREAM CONCERT 4/13/20

VIDEO- Red Desert on EXPERIMENTAL SOUND STUDIO 4/19/20

VIDEO- Jurg Frey Quintet 1.  KOAN Quartet & Katie Porter live at Human Resources, LA 2/15/2020

VIDEO- Morton Feldman Clarinet and String Quartet.  KOAN Quartet & Katie Porter live at Human Resources, LA 2/15/2020