Christine Southworth
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SELECTED PAST PERFORMANCES OF WORKS BY CHRISTINE SOUTHWORTH

2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2006-2007 | 2002-2005

2017    
Friday & Saturday, February 10-11, 2017 Institute for Advanced Study,
Princeton, PA
Sumie Kaneko & Gamelan Galak Tika premieres
by Christine Southworth, a multimedia exploration of music from Earth and sounds from the heavens, with Sumie Kaneko ( koto and voice), Christine Southworth (Galician gaita and voice), and Nick Joliat, Evan Lynch & Evan Ziporyn on improvised gamelan. Part of an evening of traditional and new works for Balinese gamelan (featuring Ziporyn's Aradhana, Sam Schmetterer's Construction, and Dewa Ketut Alit's Batu Kalian) and solo koto performance by Kaneko.
Saturday, March 18, 2017 Westport, CT Gamelan Galak Tika perform traditional and new works for Balinese gamelan.
Sunday, May 7, 2017 MIT Kresge Auditorium
Cambridge, MA
Gamelan Galak Tika perform traditional and new works for Balinese gamelan.
Saturday,
May 27, 2017
Casa Victor Hugo
Havana, Cuba
In My Mind and In My Car + New works in CUBA!
Music by Evan Ziporyn and Christine Southworth
Live clarinet and bass clarinet with electronics and video.
2016    
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
8:30 PM
REDCAT
Los Angeles, CA

Danny Holt premieres Sharktooth Frenzy @ REDCAT
Holt's Piano/Percussion Project places the pianist amid an array of percussion instruments, calling for acrobatic feats of multi-instrumentalism. Over 20 composers have contributed new works to this project, of which several will be presented this evening

January 14-17, 2016 Five Angels Theater, New York, NY The Alison Chase Performance company performs Tracings, choreographed to my score Hermit Thrush
Friday, January 15, 2016
5 PM
The Hermitage Artist Retreat
6660 Manasota Key Road
Englewood, FL

In My Mind and In My Car @ The Hermitage
Music by Evan Ziporyn and Christine Southworth
Live bass clarinet with electronics and video, on the beach at sunset.
Monday, February 22, 2016 Berkeley Art Museum
2155 Center Street, Berkeley, CA
In My Mind and In My Car @ BAMPFA
Music by Evan Ziporyn and Christine Southworth
Live bass clarinet with electronics and video
An evening of composer-performers including Evan Ziporyn, influential clarinetist and cofounder of the Bang on a Can All-Stars. Though based on the East Coast, Cal alumnus Ziporyn maintains his ties to Berkeley; his opera A House in Bali premiered at Cal Performances in 2009. Local groundbreaking singer and composer Amy X Neuburg, who has “scoped out her own territory in the gulf between pop and classical” (Village Voice), returns to BAMPFA as well. And the delightfully inventive Luciano Chessa performs his irreverent and abstract sonic experiments in our new building for the first time.

Saturday, June 11, 2016 Ojai Music Festival, Ojai, CA Honey Flyers @ Ojai
The Calder Quartet performs Southworth's Honey Flyers at Zalk Theater, Besant Hill School (8585 Ojai Santa Paula Rd, Ojai)


Monday, September 19, 2016 1-2pm City Hall Park
Manhattan, NY
Christine Southworth performing Galician Gaita with Insia Malik (violin) and Yousif Sheronick (percussion) to accompany the unveiling of The Institute for Digital Archeology's stone replica of Palmyra's Triumphal Arch.








October 14-16, 2016 Cre8 Summit
Shenzhen, China
World Premiere of Southworth's : a new work developed from samples of music of the world and sounds from space, with projected video and live solo Galician Gaita
2015    
January 19-31, 2015 Hermitage Artist Retreat Residency, Englewood, FL Residency at The Hermitage Artist Retreat
Project: Creating Audio/Video Portrait of Lemur Conservation Foundation in Myakka City (http://www.lemurreserve.org). 
January 30 2015 Manasota Key Beach, Englewood FL Sunset Beach Concert with Evan Ziporyn
Saturday, April 18, 2015 7 pm MIT Kresge Auditorium, W16 | 48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA MIT SOUNDING:
TERRY RILEY's 80TH BIRTHDAY CONCERT

Marathon concert with performances by Eviyan, Gamelan Galak Tika, Sarah Cahill, Terry himself and the world premiere of all-live Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band!
Sarah Cahill performs Christine Southworth's Sparkita and her Kittens, for Sarah Cahill in honor of Terry. Tickets $20 / $10 students / Free to MIT available here.
Headlining MIT Sounding, legendary composer Terry Riley makes his second appearance at MIT for on April 18, 2015 with a marathon concert celebrating his 80th birthday. This 4-hour concert will include the premiere of a reimagined classic, a multi-saxophone live version of Riley’s 1969 Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band, newly arranged by Evan Ziporyn. Riley himself will perform solo works and in collaboration with Gamelan Galak Tika and Eviyan, and pianist Sarah Cahill will perform new works composed in homage to Riley, including world premieres by Gyan Riley and Christine Southworth.
Terry Riley launched musical minimalism with his revolutionary classic IN C in 1964, a work whose influence continues to be felt in every corner of the musical world today, from classical concert halls to electronica clubs. Riley has since continued to compose and improvise hypnotic, multi-layered, polymetric, brightly orchestrated Eastern-flavored works which defy categorization. From his early 60s tape loop and trance music experiments and collaborations with La Monte Young, to his study of Hindustani musical traditions and eclectic compositions for the Kronos Quartet and other leading ensembles, Riley is a true musical innovator.
Friday May 8, 2015 MIT Kresge Auditorium, Cambridge, MA MIT Symphony Orchestra (MITSO)
Southworth's La Fée Verte world premiere

CONCERT 4: Friday May 8, 2015
Arturo Marques: Danzon no. 2
Christine Southworth: La Fée verte (world premiere, with Christine Southworth, bagpipe)
Charles Shadle: Symphony no. 3 (world premiere)
Saturday, May 23, 2015
8 pm
Bakehouse Art Complex
561 NW 32nd St, Miami, Florida
Sarah Cahill premieres Juraj Kojs’ In the Mist and performs new works by Christine Southworth, Evan Ziporyn, Danny Clay, Samuel Carl Adams, and others, all on a white piano at Bakehouse, an intriguing artists collective.
Featuring Christine Southworth's Sparkita and her Kittens
June 4, 2015 Symphony Hall, Boston, MA Gamelan Galak Tika with Boston Pops
Gamelan Galak Tika's Beta Gamelan joins The Boston Pops to perform Evan Ziporyn's Bayu Sabda Idep, as part of MIT Tech Night. Tickets available through MIT Alumni Association

Saturday, June 13, 2015
7:30 pm
Keawalai Congregatonal Church
5300 Makena Rd., Kihei, Hawaii
Sarah Cahill performs Sparkita and her Kittens
Presented by Ebb & Flow Arts, Sarah performs music by Ruth Crawford, Dina Koston, George Antheil, Henry Cowell, Marc Blitzstein, Leo Ornstein, Tania Leon, Christine Southworth, Samuel Carl Adams, and Terry Riley.



Friday, June 19, 2015
8 pm
Old First Concerts
San Francisco, CA
Sarah Cahill: A Piano Party for Terry Riley at 80
Featuring Christine Southworth's Sparkita and her Kittens
June 27, 2015 BetelNut
Ubud, Bali
In My Mind and In My Car in UBUD BALI
Music by Evan Ziporyn and Christine Southworth
Live bass clarinet with electronics and video

July 4, 2015 Salihara Festival
Jakarta, Indonesia
In My Mind and In My Car in Jakarta
Music by Evan Ziporyn and Christine Southworth
Live bass clarinet with electronics and video

September 23, 2015 Gantner Concert Hall, University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire Sarah Cahill performs Sparkita and her Kittens
October 13, 2015 Roulette, Brooklyn, NY Sarah Cahill performs Sparkita and her Kittens
A Piano Party for Terry Riley at 80
October 24, 2015 National Sawdust
Brooklyn, NY
In My Mind and In My Car @ National Sawdust
Music by Evan Ziporyn and Christine Southworth
Live bass clarinet with electronics and video

2014    
January 31, 2014 The Hermitage Artist Retreat, Englewood, FL BEACH CONCERT! Evan Ziporyn performs movements from In My Mind and In My Car, for bass clarinet and electronics, and Christine Southworth performs bagpipes, on the beach! Part of our residency at the Hermitage Artist Retreat.
February 8, 2014 New Music Miami
Miami, Florida
In My Mind and In My Car @ New Music Miami
Evan Ziporyn
performs In My Mind and In My Car, for bass clarinet and electronics
February 12, 2014 Calderwood Hall at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA Supercollider @ Calderwood
Gamelan Elektrika and the Calder Quartet
Saturday, March 15, 2014 7:30 pm LACMA, Bing Theater Calder Quartet and Steve Schick perform Southworth's Honey Flyers
Saturday, April 19, 2014
MIT Kresge Auditorium
Cambridge, MA
Gamelan Galak Tika plays Southworth's Supercollider; world premiere of new work for Gamelan Elektrika by Dewa Ketut Alit; plus traditional Balinese music and dance.
Friday, May 9, 2014, 8 pm
MIT Kresge Auditorium
Cambridge, MA
Gamelan Galak Tika joins MITSO to perform Evan Ziporyn's Ngaben (for Sari Club)
August 3, 2014 OFF Festival
Katowice, Poland

In My Mind and In My Car @ OFF Festival
Evan Ziporyn performs In My Mind and In My Car, by Evan Ziporyn and Christine Southworth, world premiere of video by Christine Southworth
Friday, September 5, 2014, 9 pm Intersection Festival, Toronto, Tranzac In My Mind and In My Car @ Intersection Festival Toronto


Evan Ziporyn and Christine Southworth perform In My Mind & In My Car at Tranzac, Intersection Festival Opening Night
292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto, Canada
Saturday, September 13, 2014, 1-6 pm Wakefield World Music Festival
2 High Street, Sanbornville, NH
Gender Wayang at Wakefield World Music Festival

Christine Southworth and Evan Ziporyn perform traditional Balinese Gender Wayang at the Wakefield World Music Festival. Performances at 3pm and 5pm, workshop at 1:30pm.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 8 pm MIT Killian Hall, Cambridge, MA Evan Ziporyn’s 20,000th Day on Earth
w/special guests Arnold Dreyblatt & Christine Southworth

Please join Evan in celebrating 20,000 days on the planet at a free concert at MIT’s own Killian Hall. Featuring the US premiere of the complete In My Mind and In My Car, a 50-minute audio-visual extravaganza w/live bass clarinet, videos & electronics by Ziporyn & Christine Southworth. Also on the program, MIT Artist in Residence Arnold Dreyblatt performs his legendary Nodal Excitation.

Tickets FREE Reserve Here

Friday, November 21, 2014 MIT Kresge Auditorium, Cambridge, MA Borderland world premiere
Roomful of Teeth at MIT


World Premiere of Christine Southworth & Evan Ziporyn's Borderland, a four-movement cantata in memory of the victims of the Ukrainian conflict, performed by Grammy-award winning ensemble Roomful of Teeth. We will be sharing the program with Guggeinheim fellow Elena Ruehr and librettist Gretchen Henderson, in the world premiere of Cassandra in the Temples, as well as works by Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw and others.

Saturday, November 22, 2014 Ars Musica, Brussels, Belgium In My Mind and In My Car @ Brussels Ars Musica
Evan Ziporyn performs In My Mind and In My Car, by Evan Ziporyn and Christine Southworth, with video by Christine Southworth
2013    
April 3, 2013
7:30 pm
Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond
Keene, NH
Apple Hill premieres The Music Room
Plus Honey Flyers. Performance supported by Meet the Composer / NEFA.
May 11, 2013
8 pm
Longy School of Music
Cambridge, MA
JAMU world premiere
Radius Ensemble
and members of Gamelan Galak Tika premiere JAMU as part of Alchemy concert.
June 18, 2013
7 pm
SummerStage, Central Park, New York, NY THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT FEATURING THE CALDER QUARTET WITH ENSEMBLE LPR. Calder Quartet will perform my piece Honey Flyers.
September 7, 2013 The Quarry, CAI, 68 Quarry Road, Acton, MA In My Mind and In My Car @ CAI
Evan Ziporyn premieres In My Mind and In My Car, for bass clarinet and electronics, at the Contemporary Arts International (CAI) First Biennial Festival of Sound Art and Performance Art in a former granite quarry owned by sculptor Yin Peet.
September 13, 2013 Bread&Salt, former Cramer's Bakery at 1955 Julian Ave. in Logan Heights, San Diego, CA Eric Byers premieres Scale for solo cello and electronics, at Fresh Sound Series at Bread&Salt in San Diego, CA. Tickets $10-15
September 14, 2013 Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCAD), Detroit, MI In My Mind and In My Car @ MoCAD
Evan Ziporyn performs In My Mind and In My Car, for bass clarinet and electronics, at New Music Detroit's "Strange, Beautiful Music" marathon
October 4-6, 2013 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128
Debut of my new collaboration with Alison Chase Performance / Apogee Arts Dance Company.
Alison Chase Performance: Facets. Directed by a founding member and teacher of Pilobolus, Alison Chase Performance presents a repertory dedicated to developing dramatic forms of physical expression.
Tickets $15 available here.
November 1, 2013
8 pm
Bread&Salt, former Cramer's Bakery at 1955 Julian Ave. in Logan Heights, San Diego, CA In My Mind and In My Car @ Bread & Salt
Evan Ziporyn performs In My Mind and In My Car, for bass clarinet and electronics; in a fabulous new 43,000 sq. ft converted bakery designed by architect James Brown; Fresh Sound Series curated by Bonnie Wright Tickets $10-15

November 2, 2013 Joshua Tree, CA In My Mind and In My Car @ Joshua Tree
Evan Ziporyn performs In My Mind and In My Car, for bass clarinet and electronics at Joshua Tree, CA
November 8, 2013
7:30 pm
Berkeley Art MuseumGallery B Berkeley, CA In My Mind and In My Car @ Berkeley Art Museum
Evan Ziporyn performs In My Mind and In My Car, for bass clarinet and electronics at the Berkeley Art Museum, L@TE: Friday Nights @ BAM/PFA curated by Sarah Cahill
2012    
April 19, 2012 Scripps College Claremont, CA Song Cycle for Mother Ann Lee commissioned and performed by Anne Harley
April 22, 2012 Club of Odd Volumes, 77 Mount Vernon Street, Boston, MA Talek world premiere
Evan Ziporyn, Christine Southworth, Laurel Pardue and Larry Unger perform songs for Roger Michel on clarinet, gaita, viola and banjo.
May 10, 2012 7 pm Community Music Center of Boston's Allen Hall
34 Warren Avenue
in Boston's South End
Honey Flyers at New Gallery Concert Series: BEES AND HONEY with featured visual artist, photographer Christine Collins. Charles Dimmick and Shaw Pong Liu, voilins; Mark Berger, viola; Katherine Kayaian, cello. Concert also featuring Evan Ziporyn's Hive and new works by John Morrison and John McDonald.
September 14, 2012 7 pm MIT Killian Hall, Cambridge, MA

World Premiere of Song Cycle for Mother Ann Lee for soprano Anne Harley and electronics. Special premiere performance will be followed by informal reception with the artists.
Sunday, January 8, 2012 Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY Calder Quartet + Andrew W.K. perform Honey Flyers at LPR
2011    
Sunday, June 19, 2011 World Financial Center Winter Garden
New York, NY
Bang on a Can All-Stars perform Concerning the Doodle at 2011 Bang on a Can Marathon
Saturday and Sunday, May 7-8, 2011 ICA Boston New England Animators at the ICA
Clever Girls Collaborative film Canine Reverie (animated film featuring Gigi and accompanying Christine's Concerning the Doodle)
Friday, April 15, 2011
7 pm - midnight
MIT Kresge Auditorium
Cambridge, MA
MIT Festival of Arts, Science and Technology New Music Marathon, curated by Evan Ziporyn. Christine Southworth's SUPER COLLIDER for The Kronos Quartet and Gamelan Galak Tika's brand new MIDI gamelan, GAMELAN ELEKTRIKA, designed and built by GGT alum and founder of Harmonix Music Alex Rigopulos.
Thursday, November 18, 2010, 10 am El Museo del Barrio
1230 5th Avenue, New York, NY
elmuseo.org
Face the Music performs Southworth's Volcano
Concert for public school children. Christine Southworth, Volcano; Tristan Perich, qsqsqsqsqqqqqqqqq; Gabriela Lena Frank, Leyendas (excerpt; Face the Music Quartet); Gregor Huebner, Cuban Impressions
Saturday, November 20, 2010, 4 pm El Museo del Barrio
1230 5th Avenue, New York, NY
elmuseo.org
Face the Music performs Southworth's Volcano
Paul Desenne, Pizziquitiplas; Christine Southworth, Volcano; Tristan Perich, qsqsqsqsqqqqqqqqq; Gabriela Lena Frank, Leyendas (excerpt; Face the Music Quartet); Anton Batagov, Buster Keaton; Gregor Huebner, Cuban Impressions (first two movements)
Monday, January 17, 2011, 2-8 pm Ecstatic Music Festival Opening Marathon
Merkin Concert Hall
129 W. 67th St., New York, NY
merkinconcerthall.org
Face the Music performs Southworth's Volcano
Missy Mazzoli, Death Valley Junction (Face the Music Quartet); Christine Southworth, Volcano
Monday, February 28, 2011 8:30 & 9:30 pm Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street
New York, NY
Face the Music performs Southworth's Volcano
Face the Music Quartet will be doing two sets at Cornelia St café as part of the 21st Schizoid Series presented by Frank Oteri. They will be playing pieces by Christine, Tristan, Missy, as well as Dan Visconti ("Love Bleeds Radiant") Gabriela Lena Frank ("Leyendas") and Marcelo Zarvos ("Nepomuk's Dances"). More info here: http://corneliastreetcafe.com/performances.html
Saturday, April 9, 2011, 9 pm BAMCafé
30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
bam.org
Face the Music performs Southworth's Volcano
Dan Becker, Gridlock; Judd Greenstein, What They Don't Like; Paul Schoenfield, High Rock Ballet; Tristan Perich, Interface; Christine Southworth, Volcano; JacobTV, Syracuse Blues
March 18&19, 2011 SXSW, Austin, TX Honey Flyers @ SXSW
Calder Quartet performs Honey Flyers at The Velveeta Room and Vitamin Water Showcase
April 29, 2011 Ford Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA Honey Flyers @ Ford Amphitheatre
Calder Quartet performs Honey Flyers
Sunday, January 9, 2011, 7pm Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012
Honey Flyers @ LPR
Calder Quartet performs Southworth's Honey Flyers
2010    
Friday, September 10, 2010 8 pm International Gamelan Festival Amsterdam
Anmaro Performing Arts Center
Lichthal Tropenmuseum, 2 Linnaeusstraat, Amsterdam
Orang Besi world premiere
World Premiere of Christine Southworth's Orang Besi for Gamelan Selonding (performed by Gamelan Semara Ratih from Ubud, Bali) and electronics. Gamelan Bali: stunning gamelan music & dance The group Semara Ratih, led by the award-winning Baris dancer Agung Anom, is made up of musicians who, unlike other gamelan groups, were chosen for their musical abilities from various neighbourhoods. The group performs a broad and varied programme and has completely mastered the traditional repertoire. However, because of their choice of the revitalized semarandana gamelan, they also specialised in new repertoire (kreasi) that they perform with great flair and virtuosity. A semarandana gamelan combines two gamelans with different musical scales: pelog and slendro (both 5 tones), resulting in a 7-tone scale, which means that performers can play music that creates the appropriate atmosphere for each scene (mode). The intermezzo this evening consists of a Sundanese programme of traditional kecapi suling and tembang Sunda (West-Javanese chamber music). International Gamelan Festival with leading ensembles from Sunda - Java and Bali. From Sunda Gugum Gumbira and his Jugala ensemble, Euis Komariah, Nano S. and Iwan Gunawan with his gamelan Kyai Fatahillah. From Ubud, Bali the well respected Semara Ratih with the Semaradhana gamelan directed by Anak Agung Anom. They perform both traditional and modern repertoire. The modern repertoire is dedicated to Steve Reich and will be under supervision of Evan Ziporyn (member of the Steve Reich Ensemble and Bang-on-a-Can). Tickets € 27.50 PROGRAM NOTE: Years ago in Tenganan, my friend Ketut showed me her freshly woven gringsing, the unique traditional cloth of the Bali Aga. They looked different than her older weavings - the colors were brighter, the pattern tighter, and when I asked her why she said that a mouse had eaten holes into her old cloth so she reused the thread, mixed with a new thread that she had just spun. Orang Besi ("Iron Men") is a concoction exploring the oldest, most authentic and most sacred form of Balinese gamelan, the selonding, blended with the newest and in a sense most artificial form, the electronic gamelan. Weaving elements of modernity into the fabric of the ancient Bali Aga melodies and forms, I hope to present a bright new take on a tradition that I hold in the utmost respect, preserving the essence of one of the most perfect musics in the world, embellished with a neoteric yarn.
Friday, August 13, 2010 7:30 pm Lincoln Center Out of Doors FestivalDamrosch Park Bandshell, Lincoln Center, New York, NY Super Collider world premiere @ LCOOD
World Premiere of Christine Southworth's SUPER COLLIDER for The Kronos Quartet and Gamelan Galak Tika's brand new MIDI gamelan, GAMELAN ELEKTRIKA, designed and built by GGT alum and founder of Harmonix Music Alex Rigopulos.
Saturday, July 31, 2010 Bang on a Can Summer Marathon @ Mass MoCA
North Adams, Massachusetts
ZAP! Part 4: Charged performed by students of the Bang on a Can Summer Institute of Music as part of the all-day Bang on a Can Summer Marathon concert, with live samples of the Boston Museum of Science Van de Graaff Generator.
Friday July 23, 2010 Bang on a Can Summer Institute of Music @ Mass MoCA
North Adams, Massachusetts
The Drone Zone @ Mass Moca
Christine performs Highland Bagpipes with The Drone Zone in "Day of Viagara," a new composed improvisation based on music by LaMonte Young and Arnold Dreyblatt, for bagpipe, baritone saxophones, and strings.
Saturday, June 19, 2010 Jacob's Pillow Dance 2010 Season Opening Gala Southworth's Heavy Metal accopanies world premiere of new dance by acclaimed choreographer Karole Armitage on the talented dancers of the Ballet Program of The School at Jacob's Pillow. More info: http://www.jacobspillow.org/festival/2010/06/season-opening-gala/
April 15, 2010 UCSD Art Power, La Jolla, CA Calder Quartet performs Honey Flyers
March 26, 2010 Big Ears Festival, Knoxville, TN Calder Quartet performs Honey Flyers
Friday, January 8, 2010 7:30 pm Cleveland Museum of Art Rock Gamelan @ Cleveland Museum of Art
Gamelan Galak Tika presents ROCK GAMELAN featuring Christine Southworth's Heavy Metal and Evan Ziporyn's classics Tire Fire and Amok!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 7:30 Merkin Hall @ The Kaufman Center, New York, NY
129 West 67th Street, New York, NY 10023
Concerning the Doodle World Premiere

NEW SOUNDS LIVE: BANG ON A CAN ALL-STARS 2010 PEOPLE’S COMMISSIONING FUND CONCERT



World premiere of Southworth's new piece Concerning the Doodle for the Bang on a Can All-Stars, commissioned by Bang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund, with accompanying film by Amy Lovera, Christina Spangler, and Jessica Gidal. Join us for the adventures of Joe Pickle and Eyelash Girl Doodle, two kooky canines with a taste for drama. Their journey begins in the park, where they meet and discover a shared interest in tennis balls, frisbees, and squirrels. Delighted in their romping, they acquire magic powers from a duck, propelling them above a tennis court into a waking dream. Being part poodle, Eyelash Girl Doodle dreams in French. Her deepest concerns - salami, cheese, tennis balls, bones, and Joe Pickle - become animated as she floats through the subconscious of her dog brain.

Music & Lyrics by Christine Southworth
Animated Film by Clever Girls Collaborative: Christina Spangler, Amy Lovera & Jessica Gidal. Animation and assistance also by Julia Gandrud, Evelyn Tang & Lincoln Bostian Bang on a Can All-Stars

The 2010 People’s Commissioning Fund (PCF) Concert
Three world premieres commissioned by the people! New York’s electric chamber ensemble Bang on a Can All-Stars take on new works by Nik Bärtsch, Oscar Bettison and Christine Southworth, plus more in their highly anticipated annual celebration at Merkin Hall. The PCF is a radical partnership between artists and audiences to commission works from adventurous composers.
A special edition of WNYC’s New Sounds® Live with host John Schaefer.
Friday, March 5, 2010 8 pm Bowker Auditorium @ UMass Amherst
80 Campus Center Way, Amherst, Massachusetts 10003
Gamelan Galak Tika & Ensemble Robot @ UMass Amherst

Presented by the Asian Arts and Culture Program at the UMass Fine Arts Center.

Experience Galak Tika, America's most innovative Balinese gamelan,
performing traditional and contemporary music and dance for Balinese gamelan, electric guitars, electronics, and Ensemble Robot's Heliphon. Performing Evan Ziporyn's rock gamelan classic Tire Fire and a sneak-peak at his new opera A House in Bali, traditional works featuring stunning Balinese dance performed by master Balinese dancers I Madé Bandem and Ni Lu Suasti, plus Christine Southworth's exhilarating Heavy Metal and Ramon Castillo's Agak-Agak for gamelan and robotic glockenspiel, this concert promises to present a musical hybrid that “expands the horizons of both music and humanity’s relation to machines.”
Friday, March 26, 2010 midnight Big Ears Festival
Square Room, Knoxville, TN
Honey Flyers @ Big Ears Festival
The Calder Quartet and Andrew W.K. perform Southworth's Honey Flyers plus works by A.W.K., Tristan Perich, and more.
2009    
Thursday, October 15, 2009 Explorers Club Lowell Thomas Annual Awards Dinner
Cipriani Wall Street, NY, NY
Volcano World Premiere
On the Brink of Uncertainty, Exploring Risk: A Survival Guide from the Field
World premiere of Southworth's EXPLOSIVE new work for strings and volcanos, performed by the Calder Quartet and the Amazing Danny Holt on piano and percussion, featuring recorindgs of seismograph data and field recordings from volcanoes, plus footage of volcanoes courtesy National Geographic. Commissioned by The Explorers Club.
Thursday, October 8, 2009, 2 pm Boston Public Library, Rabb Lecture Hall
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
Evan Ziporyn and Christine Southworth perform Balinese gender wayang (traditional shadow puppet music) with film footage of Bali in the 1930s shot by Colin McPhee. FREE and open to the public
Fall 2009 Andrew W.K. & Calder Quartet Tour Honey Flyers - Andrew W.K. & Calder Quartet

Andrew W.K. & Calder Quartet North American Tour: Strings and Piano

perform Southworth's Honey Flyers, Interface by Tristan Perich, Glass, Cage, Andrew W.K. & more

September 29, 2009 - Coolidge Corner Theater, Brookline, MA
October 1, 2009 - Lakeshore Theater, Chicaco, IL
October 2, 2009 - Joe's Pub, New York, NY
October 4, 2009 - The Music Gallery, Toronto, Canada
October 5, 2009 - Jammin' Java, Washington, DC
October 7, 2009 - Swedish American Hall, San Francisco, CA
October 8, 2009 - Largo, Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, May 9, 2009 Axiom Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA Ensemble Robot @ Boston Cyberarts Festival
Ensemble Robot presents brave new works for humans and robots! The concert featured The Heliphon, an 8-foot tall double-helix shaped robotic glockenspiel, and The Bot(i)Cello, a dramatic single-stringed instrument that sounds like a hundred electric guitars being beaten with sticks. Music by engineers, robots by composer, and Christine's debut on Highland Bagpipes!
Thursday, April 23, 2009 UCSD The Loft, San Diego, CA Honey Flyers @ Art Power!
The Calder Quartet performs Southworth's Honey Flyers at UC San Diego's The Loft, with recordings and live video of honeybees.
APRIL 5-19, 2009 The Broad Institute
Cambridge, MA
The Beeline Festival
3 Weekends of New Music You Actually Want to Hear @ The Broad Institute

CURATED BY CHRISTINE SOUTHWORTH AND EVAN ZIPORYN
Saturday, March 21, 2009 Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater in Walt Disney Concert Hall, 631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. California E.A.R. Unit premieres Jamu (v.3)
"Young Americans"
REDCAT: Roy and Edny Disney/ Cal Arts Theater in Walt Disney Concert Hall California E.A.R. Unit premieres a brand new arrangement of Jamu, with electronics by Southworth and Eric Gunther.
Saturday, March 21, 2009 Waldorf Astoria Hotel, 301 Park Avenue, New York City Calder Quartet @ The Explorers Club Annual Dinner
The Calder Quartet performs Honey Flyers (1st mvt) and a new string quintet by Andrew W.K. at the annual dinner of the Explorers Club, in front of 900 explorers including astronauts, mountaineers (including the great Peter Hillary) and researchers. Honoring their theme of biodiversity, hors d'oeuvres included chocolate covered strawberries dipped in maggots, stuffed mushrooms with durian, grubs and scorpions, and eyeball martinis (we weren't sure what kind of eyeballs these were... and boy was I glad I'm vegetarian!) Besides the stunning performance by the Calders and Andrew W.K., the highlight of my evening was playing with (and getting rather beaten up by) a very sweet kangaroo!
2008    
Saturday, November 22, 2008, 4 pm MIT Broad Institute Auditorium
Cambridge, MA
Mars Rover / Snow White World Premiere
Gamelan Galak Tika concert featuring NEW WORKS by Southworth (Mars Rover/Snow White), Ramon Castillo (Agak-Agak), Midori Matsuo (SSSS), and Po-Chun Wang (Rice Combo), for all variations of Just Intonation gamelan, rock band, The Heliphon, and electronics, plus traditional Balinese music and dance with master dancer I Made Bandem.
Saturday, November 15, 2008, 8 pm (Le) Poisson Rouge, New York, NY Honey Flyers @ LPR
Presented by Wordless Music The Calder Quartet performs Christine Southworth's Honey Flyers with the brand new Bot(i)Cello v.5! Also Calder performs works Tristan Perich and collaboration with Andrew W.K.
Thursday, October 30, 2008, 7:30 pm Berklee David Friend Recital Hall
Boston, MA
Heavy Metal @ Berklee
Gamelan Galak Tika's Beta Gamelan and Ensemble Robot perform NEW WORKS by ensembles' composers. Composers include Ramon Castillo, Midori Matsuo, Sachi Sato, Christine Southworth, and Po-Chun Wang. Curated by Ramon Castillo.
Saturday, October 18, 2008, 2:30 pm EMPAC @ RPI
Troy, NY
Heavy Metal @ EMPAC
Gamelan Galak Tika and Ensemble Robot perform Heavy Metal and Tire Fire at the opening of RPI's new Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center in Troy, NY. Featuring Beleganjur (Balinese metal marching music), Ramon Castillo's wacky robot-gamelan-electronica Agak-Agak; Christine Southworth's Heavy Metal, for gamelan, electric guitars, and a full lineup of robots; and Evan Ziporyn' rock gamelan classic Tire Fire! Come hear this FREE concert as part of the opening of this amazing new space at RPI.
Thursday, September 25, 2008 8:00 PM UCSD's The Loft, La Jolla, California 92093 Honey Flyers @ UCSD The Loft
Carlsbad Music Festival Satellite Concert - The Calder Quartet and Build perform music by young composers including Tristan Perich, Christine Southworth and Matt McBane. This is the first performance ever in this new venue and is part of opening night celebrations that are open only to UCSD students.
This is part of an ongoing relationship with ArtPower! at UCSD that also includes the co-commission of Fabian Svensson’s new piece for the Calder Quartet. Featuring Christine Southworth's Honey Flyers.
Friday, September 19, 2008 8:00 PM LOS ANGELES Zipper Hall, 200 South Grand Avenue Honey Flyers @ Zipper Hall
Carlsbad Music Festival Satellite Concert - Calder Quartet, Red Fish Blue Fish and Build - with Christine Southworth's Honey Flyers.
Sunday, June 15, 2008, 7 pm Woolsey Hall, New Haven, CT Ensemble Robot & Gamelan Galak Tika @International Festival of Arts and Ideas
Galak Tika and Ensemble Robot perform a Balinese - Electronic extravaganza! Featuring Christine Southworth's Heavy Metal and Evan Ziporyn's Tire Fire, as well as a world premieres of Highway Mass by Jenny Olivia Johnson and Agak-Agak by Ramon Castillo, commissioned by Ensemble Robot!
2006-2007    
Sunday, September 30, 2007, 2 pm
Carlsbad, CA The Calder Quartet - Carlsbad Music Festival
World premiere of Christine Southworth's new string quartet Honey Flyers, commissioned by the Calder Quartet and Carlsbad Music Festival
September 27, 2007 MIT Kresge Auditorium, Cambridge, MA Technology Review's Emerging Technologies Conference at MIT
Ensemble Robot premieres Christine Southworth's Robot Organic and performs Evan Ziporyn's Belle Labs for the Emerging Technologies Conference closing performance.
April 27, 2007, 7 & 8:30 pm Boston Museum of Science Theater of Electricity ZAP!
Don't miss the return of Zap!, Christine Southworth's groundbreaking work for live musicians, singers, musical robots, and the Boston Museum of Science's 50 foot high Van de Graaff Generator. The 2005 premiere performance was hailed as "Truly electrifying!" by the Boston Phoenix and "as gently balladic (as it is) hard-driving and otherworldly" by the Boston Herald. Two years later, the show is returning with more robots, more singers, and more voltage! This performance was presented as part of The 1st Annual Cambridge Science Festival, April 21-29, 2007, Cambridge, MA
Ensemble Robot
@ Boston Museum of Science
January 27, 2007, 12-3 pm Boston Museum of Science Interactive Exhibit with Performances throughout the afternoon
July 11-30, 2006 Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA Ensemble Robot @ Bang on a Can Summer Institute of Music

HEAVY METAL by Christine Southworth
at the Bang on a Can Summer Marathon
Saturday, July 29 4 pm

Southworth's rocking piece for 40 people and 5 robots opened the Bang on a Can Summer Marathon at Mass MoCA and featured Bang on a Can Summer Institute students and faculty on Balinese gamelan, electric guitars, winds and string orchestra, plus the Heliphon, Beatbot, Blobot, and the world premiere of Bot(i)cello v.3! Commissioned by the Boston Museum of Science with the support of Meet the Composer and New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA)
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Wednesday January 25, 2006 7 pm Boston Museum of Science, Cahners Theater. Science Park, Boston, MA Music & the Invasion of Technology

See Webcast at WGBH Forum Network KEBYAR KEBYAR (Gamelan Galak Tika with the BloBot)

HEAVY METAL (Gamelan Galak Tika, Heliphon, Beatbot, Blobot) by Christine Southworth
ANTHROPOMORPHIC (Heliphon, BeatBot, and Marc Chan on keyboard)
by Ramon Castillo
BELLE LABS: World Premiere by Evan Ziporyn

Featuring the critically acclaimed Todd Reynolds on violin and Ziporyn himself on clarinet, Ziporyn's "Belle Labs" is a virtuosic dialogue between two humans and a robot, pushing the musicians and the machine to their limits to create a mind-bending sonic sensation.

Commissioned by the Boston Museum of Science and Ensemble Robot, with the support of the LEF Foundation. HEAVY METAL: World Premiere
by Christine Southworth Southworth's rocking new piece for Balinese gamelan, robots and electric strings! Featuring Gamelan Galak Tika, Ensemble Robot, and special guests Todd Reynolds (violin), Eddie Whalen (guitar), Erik Nugent (lyricon) and Blake Newman (bass). Commissioned by the Boston Museum of Science with the support of Meet the Composer and New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA).
2002-2005    
April 23 - May 8, 2005 Boston Cyberarts Festival Ensemble Robot @ Boston Cyberarts Festival
April 23 - May 8, 2005 Heliphon: YPTRATRPY (You Play the Robot and the Robot Plays You) by Leila Hasan & Giles Hall

Concert: Saturday, May 7, 2005.

JAMU
: World Premiere
Music by Christine Southworth
Performed by Eric Gunther and Ensemble Robot.
Choreographed by Ashley Salomon
Danced by Kristin Marrs, Bethany Leclerc, Katrina Sukola, & Ashley Salomon

ANTHROPOMORPHIC
Music by Ramon Castillo
Performed by Sachi Sato (accordian) and Ensemble Robot
February 4, 2005 Boston Museum of Science Theater of Electricity ZAP! world premiere
Music by Christine Southworth
Robots by Leila Hasan Conducted by Ramon Castillo
Performed by Ensemble Robot musicians
Spring/Summer 2002 Gamelan Galak Tika Tour Flying Goldfish Flower on Gamelan Galak Tika Tour

April 20, 2002 at Wesleyan University, New England Gamelan Weekend (world premiere)
April 21, 2002 at MIT Kresge Auditorium
July 9, 2002 at University Park in Cambridge, MA

Bali Tour, Summer 2005: Kuta Carnival at Kuta Beach, Bali Arts Festival in Denpasar, and in Negara
July 25, 2002 Mass MoCA
North Adams, MA
Feed and Fly @ Mass MoCA
Performed by Eileen Mack, John Benthal, Wendy Sutter, Peter Askim, Michelle Schumann, Greg Beyer and Evan Ziporyn. Written for Bang on a Can Summer Institute of Music in June 2002.