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March 10, 2019

Concept Lab Volume VI is March 31

Concept Lab is an exciting new exploratory music series featuring finished works, works in progress, improvised works and collaborative and multi-disciplinary projects in all stages of completion.

Created by composers Seth Boustead and Will Rowe and run as a collective, Concept Lab is a showcase of the newest of the new and an exciting sneak preview of mainstays on the upcoming New York performance scene.

Volume VI features works inspired by Italian surrealist Italo Calvino, 1950’s ad jingles, ciphers, the occult, secret societies, the eternally changing Colorado landscape and the joys and pains of a lifelong relationship.

More info!

Music by
Seth Boustead
Stephanie Ann Boyd
Ryan Chase
Debra Kaye
Will Rowe

Performed by
Talia Dicker
Irene Fitzgerald-Cherry
Ford Fourqurean
Debra Kaye
Blair McMillen
Will Rowe

March 3, 2019

Impromptu Festival March 28

I’m performing a half hour set of original music in Chicago as part of the second annual Impromptu Festival.  My set is shared with composer and cellist William Jason Raynovich.

We’ll be joined by violinist Drew Williams for my portion of the gig to play my pieces Whitespace, Three Contrasting Pieces and Marginal Capacity.

More info!

February 12, 2019

Picosa Performs ‘Three for Zhou B.’ on March 16 and 17

Chicago-based ensemble Picosa will be performing my chamber work Three for Zhou B. on two concerts, one in Chicago and the other at Elmhurst College on March 16 and 17.

They’re pairing it with a work by Vivaldi and that towering 20th century masterpiece Quartet for the End of Time.  Can’t wait!

January 31, 2019

‘The Man Who Was Ill’ Performance February 9

As part of Composers Concordance’s Silent Film Night I’ll be playing my score for a modern silent film called The Man Who Was Ill.

It’s scored for piano, violin and cello and I’ll be joined by Irene Fitzgerald-Cherry on violin and Talia Dicker on cello.

More info!

January 2, 2019

Manhattan Brass Quintet to Perform ‘Striations’ January 31

My new brass quintet Striations will get it’s premiere performance by the truly stellar Manhattan Brass Quintet on January 31st at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in NYC as part of a Composer’s Concordance concert presented in collaboration with Project 142.

The concert is all world premieres of pieces commissioned for this evening and includes dance as well.

The DiMenna Center
Benzaquen Hall
450 W. 37th St.
$20 door, $15 online


December 4, 2018

‘Adrift’ to be Performed at Concept Lab December 16

I’ll perform my new piece for piano and electric guitar at Cornelia Street Café on December 16 as part of Concept Lab.  The guitarist is my friend Gene Pritsker.

The concert also includes Gene’s piece ‘Concept’ and works by William Jason Raynovich, Will Rowe, Ryan Chase, Max Graffe and Roger Tréfousse.

6:00 PM, $10 includes a free drink.

October 2, 2018

Open House Chicago is October 13

ACM’s last event of 2018 is our annual collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Center on their Open House Chicago project.  This year we’ve commissioned new pieces for two buildings, the Arts Club and the Newberry Library.

I’m especially happy about the Newberry Library as our CD recording of 1,001 Afternoons in Chicago is part of their permanent collection so it’s fun now to commission music inspired by the building itself.

We’ll be in both buildings playing the music every fifteen minutes between noon and 4:00 PM on Saturday, October 13.

September 26, 2018

Seth & Gene’s Live Score Movie Horror Show


Guitarist and composer Gene Pritsker and I are playing a Halloween show featuring live scores to silent horror movies, both real and spoof.  I’ll be playing a new score to the hilarious spoof Leatherface in Love, plus my fifteen minute rendition of M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening and a short but scary silent film.

October 31 7:00 PM
The Delancey
168 Delancey St. New York

September 26, 2018

‘Three for Zhou B’ Performance October 10

My piece Three for Zhou B., inspired by paintings by the Zhou Brothers, will be performed on Wednesday, October 10 at 7:30 on the Picosa concert, Spectrum of America.

Wentz Concert Hall/Fine Arts Center
171 East Chicago Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540









September 18, 2018

Emcee Gig: NY Phil

I’ll return to Lincoln Center on September 27th to host a panel presentation for the New York Philharmonic with composer Conrad Tao, President Deborah Borda and perhaps, if we’re lucky, conductor Jaap van Zweden.




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