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.

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 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

Michael Vincent Waller’s Arbitrage II for Solo Clarinet and Arbitrage for Bass Clarinet & Percussion for XI Records


This summer I recorded Michael Vincent Waller’s Arbitrage II for solo clarinet, a piece he wrote for me that I paired up with Stockhausen’s Ein Vöglein singt an Deinem Fenster from Amour when I premiered it in 2013.  Arbitrage II is a difficult little melody, but quite beautiful.  Also on the record is Red Desert’s live recording of Arbitrage for Bass Clarinet & Gongs from our show at Spectrum in NYC.  Those were some lovely gongs.  XI Records is Phill Niblock’s label for Experimental Intermedia.

I really love this photo.

Red Desert performs at Spectrum, NYC

Red Desert

Red Desert: Katie Porter, clarinet, bass clarinet and Devin Maxwell, percussion, electronics

Earle Brown – Four Systems (1954)
John Cage – c Composed Improvisation No. 2 (1990)
André Cormier – Sommeil (2002)
Alvin Lucier – Snare Drum, Pure Wave Oscillator, and One or More Reflective Surfaces (1990)
Devin Maxwell – Bonneville Park (2011)
Tim Parkinson – Drum Piece (2009)
Michael Pisaro – Turning (2001)
Karlheinz Stockhausen – Ein Vöglein singt an Deinem Fenster from Amour (1976)
Michael Vincent Waller- Arbitrage (2011)
Michael Vincent Waller – Arbitragé II * (2013)

*World Premiere

Thursday, July 18, 2013, Spectrum, NYC