Performances

UPCOMING SHOWS

 

PAST PERFORMANCES

July 29, 2013. Saturday 4:00pm at Rhizome 6950 Maple St NW DC. This is the Broken Mic Night for the Avant Garde. I will play a short piece for cello.

May 13, 2017. Saturday 8pm at Dance Loft on 14th, Washington, DC. Nate Scheible, Daniel Barbiero, and I will be making sounds with Nancy Havlik’s Dance Performance Group.

March 31, 2017 Friday 8pm at VisArts in Rockville, MD. Nate Scheible and I will be making sounds with Nancy Havlik’s Dance Performance Group.

March 7, 2017 Tuesday 8pm at Rhizome, 6950 Maple St NW DC. I will be playing cello with a new project Zwischenzug.

February 25, 2017 Saturday 8:00pm at the Dance Exchange, Takoma Park, MD.
Nate Scheible, Daniel Barbiero, and I will be making sounds with Nancy Havlik’s Dance Performance Group.

February 18, 2017 Saturday 8pm at Rhizome, 6950 Maple St NW DC. Salarymen will be performing sounds. Also on the bill is Bad Jazz and Weed Tree.

December 12, 2016. Monday 8pm at Rhizome. 6950 Maple St NW DC. NVS Trio will be preforming a set. Also on the bill will be Biliana Voutchkova & Michael Thieke.

December 2, 20156 Friday 8pm at VisArts in Rockville, MD. Nate Scheible and I will be making sounds with Nancy Havlik’s Dance Performance Group.

November 14, 2016. Monday 8pm at Rhizome. 6950 Maple St NW DC. Nate Scheible, Daniel Barbiero, and I will be making sounds. Also on the bill will be solo sets by Tom Blancarte and Sarah Hughes.

October 21, 2016. Friday 8pm at Rhizome. 6950 Maple St NW DC. I will be playing a solo set with cello and objects. This is an Day Eight Fundraiser and Book Release. Also on the bill will be BLK w/Bear, Chris Videll (Tag Cloud), and Daniel Barbiero w/ Patrick Whitehead.

October 7 and 8, 2016. Friday and Saturday 7pm at Sidney Harman Hall 610 F Street NW, Washington, DC. I will be making sounds with Nancy Havlik’s Dance Performance Groupas part of the Velocity DC Dance Festival.We will be performing outside on the sidewalk. FREE!

September 17, 2016. Saturday 4pm at Dance Loft on 14th. I will be making cello sounds with Nancy Havlik’s Dance Performance Group. for the open house which run 2-5pm.

August 27, 2016. Saturday 8pm at Rhizome. 6950 Maple St NW DC. Salarymen will be preforming a set. Also on the bill will be Barbiero-Byrd-Ghaphery, Bynthador, and Bushmeat Airways.

August 19, 2016. Friday 8pm at Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, VA. I will be making sounds with Nancy Havlik’s Dance Performance Group as part of the Third Thursday series at the Glass Studio.

June 11, 2016. Saturday 8pm at Joy of Motion in Washington, DC. Nate Scheible, Daniel Barbiero, and I will be making sounds with Nancy Havlik’s Dance Performance Group.

May 28, 2016. Saturday 7pm at Petworth Dance Project in Washington, DC. Nate Scheible, Daniel Barbiero, and I will be making sounds with Nancy Havlik’s Dance Performance Group.

February 5, 2016. Friday 8pm at Rhizome DC 6950 Maple St NW DC. I will be preforming a set with Nate Scheible, Sarah Shaffer, and Ken Manheimer. Also on the bill will be Captain Phillips and Pony Moon.

December 13, 2015. Sunday 8pm at Back Alley Theater 1365 Kennedy St NW, DC. Lab Mice will be performing. Also on the bill is Bonnie Jones.

December 12, 2015 Saturday at Pyramid Atlantic. The debut performance of Blind:Out:Dated, my duo project with Nicolas Wiese. Also performing is Bérangère Maximin, Black Saturn, Akousma, Naked Roots Conducive, and Destroyer of Worlds.

October 30, 2015. Friday 8pm at VisArts in Rockville, MD. Nate Scheible and I will be making sounds with Nancy Havlik’s Dance Performance Group.

September 20 2015 Sunday at Pyramid Atlantic. I will be playing trio with Eva Zöllner and Daniel Barbiero. This is part of the Sonic Circuits Festival  2015.

September 19, 2015 Saturday at Pyramid Atlantic. Salarymen will be holding an annual meeting. This is part of the Sonic Circuits Festival  2015.

August 15, 2015 Saturday at Auxiliary Action #48 (RVA Noise) in Richmond VA. I will be playing with Vector Trio. Also on the bill is New Loft, Colla Parte, and the Lower Mid-Atlantic Improvisers’ Orchestra.

July 25, 2015 Saturday 7:30pm at Pyramid Atlantic. Paolo Valladoid and I will present our viola and cello project. Also performing is Johanna Warren, Marian McLaughlin, and Janel Leppin. This is a Sonic Circuits Event.

July 11, 2015 Saturday 7:30pm at Pyramid Atlantic. Lab Mice will perform. Also performing is Lucas Brode, James Wolf, TL0741, Bigbee, and International Electromatics. This is a Sonic Circuits Festival Fundraiser.

June 30, 2015 Tuesday 7pm at Dance Loft on 14. 4618 14th St NW, Washington, DC. Nate Scheible, Daniel Barbiero, and I will be making sounds with Nancy Havlik’s Dance Performance Group.

May 22, 2015. Friday 9pm at Pyramid Atlantic. I will play a solo set.

March 1, 2015. Sunday 2:30pm at Atlas Performing Arts Center. Rich O’Meara and I will be making sounds with Nancy Havlik’s Dance Performance Group.

January 31 and February 1, 2015 at Dance Place 3225 8th St NE Washington, DC. Nate Scheible and I will be making sounds with Nancy Havlik’s Dance Performance Group.

December 18, 2014. Thursday 7:30pm at Back Alley Theater 1365 Kennedy St NW, DC. I will be playing (cello/amplified objects) along with Tatsuya Nakatani (percussion), Jaimie Branch (trumpet), Luke Stewart (bass), Ken Manheimer (movement), Meredith Bove (movement), and Lynne Price (movement).

December 11, 2014. Thursday at Takoma Arts Center, Takoma Park, MD.  Expanded Cinema Trio – Chris Lynn (projector, objects), Dan Barbiero (bass, objects) and Gary Rouzer (cello, clarinet, objects). More info TBA.

November 29, 2014 Saturday 7pm at Pyramid Atlantic. Vector Trio will perform. Also performing will be Attila Faravelli, Exatari, and Colla Parte. This is a Sonic Circuits Event.

October 5, 2014 Sunday at Pyramid Atlantic as part of the 2014 Sonic Circuits Festival. I will be playing my Califone turntable as part of BLK w/STYLUS TAGKESTRA. More info here.

September 26, 2014 10:15pm Friday at Silent Barn as part of the Experi-MENTAL Festival in NYC. Large Glass Bead Game is the duet of Rich O’Meara (percussion, objects) and Gary Rouzer (cello, objects). We mix household objects and traditional instruments over a thick layer of silence. The sonic investigation of the performance space is the starting point for textures and abstract narrative. Full festival info here.

August 23, 2014. Saturday 7:30pm at Pyramid Atlantic. Lab Mice is Chris Videll (electronics, objects) and Gary Rouzer (tapes, objects). This is a Sonic Circuits Festival benefit. Also appearing is U SCO, Phong Tran & Pat Cain & Jenny Tucker. More info here.

August 2, 2014. Saturday 2pm at Communiverse as part of the In it Together Fest in DC. Nate Scheible and I will be making sounds with Nancy Havlik’s Dance Performance Group.

May 22, 2014. Thursday 7:30pm at Back Alley Theater 1365 Kennedy St NW, DC. I will be playing in Nine Strings with Daniel Barbiero. Also performing is Ayman Fanous (guitar/bouzouki) and Jason Kao Hwang (violin/viola) and Jaimie Branch (trumpet).

April 17, 2014. Thursday 7pm at VisArts in Rockville, MD. I will be making sounds with Nancy Havlik’s Dance Performance Group.

April 4, 2014. Friday 7pm at VisArts in Rockville, MD. I will be making sounds with Nancy Havlik’s Dance Performance Group.

February 22, 2014. Saturday 3:30-5:00 $12 at the Goethe Institute 812 7th St NW (Chinatown), Washington, DC. Chris Lynn (projector, objects) will be screening a super 8 film while Dan Barbiero (bass, objects) and I (cello, clarinet, objects) will be providing sound. Also appearing will be Margaret Rorison and Video Love. More info and tickets here.

January 11, 2014. Saturday 7:30pm at Pyramid Atlantic. This is a night of expanded cinema…mixing video with live music. Dan Barbiero and I will be playing along side Chris Lynn on super 8 film. Other acts TBA.

November 30, 2013 Saturday 8pm at Pyramid Atlantic. I will play a set of three solo cello pieces. The evening is curated by Daniel Barbiero. This is a Sonic Circuits Event. More info here.

November 8, 2013 Friday 9pm at Pyramid Atlantic. Vector Trio will perform. This is a Sonic Circuits Event. More info here.

October 6, 2013 Sunday at the Sonic Circuits Festival, Atlas Performing Arts Center. I will be playing amplified objects, tapes, and motors along with super-8 film maker Chris H. Lynn. Details here

September 16, 2013 Monday 6:00pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. Gino Robair will lead a performance of his opera I, Norton with local performers. Details here.

August 31, 2013 Saturday 8:30pm at the Red Room in Baltimore. I will be playing a set with Khristian Weeks. Also performing will be T.J. Borden/Pat Cain duo.

August 24, 2013. Saturday 7:30pm at Pyramid Atlantic. Festival Benefit show with NVS Trio (Surak-Barbiero-Rouzer), Emily Hay, Echolalia & Tag Cloud, Grex, and more. Details here.

July 27, 2013. Saturday 7:30pm at Pyramid Atlantic. Open Circuits: Daniel’s Choice (Odd Lots & Matching Suits). Structured improvisations for mixed and matched groupings presented by DC Sonic Circuits and facilitated by Daniel Barbiero. I will be playing cello. Details here.

July 20, 2013 Saturday 6pm at the Worlds in Collusion Festival in Baltimore. I will be playing a set with Dan Conrad. Dan is an artist, painter, and instrument inventor. I will be playing prepared bass, objects, and motors.  Also at 7pm I’m playing my Califone turntable with STYLUS on the same stage. This Washington D.C.-based ensemble performs exclusively with vintage classroom turntables as their instruments. Details and info here.

July 14, 2013. Sunday 7:00pm at Pyramid Atlantic. Henry Kaiser (guitar) leads a group of DC musicians: Janel Leppin (cello), Rich O’Meara (drums), Aaron Martin (saxes), Anthony Pirog (guitar), and Gary Rouzer (bass). Details here.

July 13, 2013. Saturday 7:30pm at Pyramid Atlantic. This is the Broken Mic Night for the Avant Garde IV. I will play a short piece for cello and cassette tapes. Details here.

May 5, 2013 Sunday 4pm at Union Arts DC 411 New York Ave NW. A performance of non-stop solos and duets from 14 performers. I will be using amplified objects and tapes.

April 20, 2013. Saturday 7:30pm at Pyramid Atlantic. The debut performance of Lab Mice (Chris Videll and Gary Rouzer). This is a Sonic Circuits Event. More info here.

March 30, 2013. Saturday 7:30pm at Pyramid Atlantic. The debut performance of Salarymen (Jeff Surak and Gary Rouzer). Music for objects, walkmen, dictaphone, etc. This is a Sonic Circuits Event. More info here.

December 21, 2012. Friday 6:30-8:30pm at 710 Space Kefa Café in Silver Spring, MD 20910. This is the opening reception of “Fuse,” by John MacDonald. His photographic exhibit depicts musicians, dancers and poets from DC, Maryland and Virginia in performance. In addition to the photography, there will be animation, a sound installation and musical performances by Layne Garrett and myself. The exhibit runs from December 19th, 2012 until January 18, 2013.

December 8, 2012. Saturday 6-9pm. Second Saturday Art Walkat the Workhouse Arts Center (old Lorton Reformatory). Noise Behind Bars: Blue Sausage Infant, J. Surak, Amptext, Fast Forty, and Tangent of Safety. FREE! Details and links are here.

November 24, 2012. Saturday 8:00pm at Pyramid Atlantic. N-Body Convergence will perform. Improvisations sited in the borderland where sound, silence & the movement of bodies converge & diverge. Daniel Barbiero (double bass), Gary Rouzer (cello & soundtable), Jimmy Ghaphery, (reeds & winds), and dancers Ken Mannheimer, Micah Trapp, and Paige Ghaphery.

September 30, 2012 Sunday 7pm at Atlas Performing Arts Center. I will be playing my Califone turntable as part of STYLUS!BLACK!FACTORY!

September 30, 2012 Sunday 3:30pm at Atlas Performing Arts Center. Fundstücke (Gunnar Lettow – präparierter e-bass und electronics, Gary Rouzer- prepared bass and amplified objects) will be performing at the Sonic Circuits Festival. Details here.

September 29, 2012 Saturday 12Noon at Atlas Performing Arts Center.
Boris Bobby is the premier of a new composition by Jimmy Ghaphery for 21 electro acoustic improvisers. Based on the 1972 Chess World Championship between Boris Spaasky and Bobby Fischer, the score will revolve around the end of game chessboards from each of the 21 matches. Strategy, restraint, concentration, and tension are promised, with a nod toward unsustainable Cold War ideology.

September 27, 2012 Wednesday at the Spectrum, 121 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002 in Manhattan. Fundstücke (Gunnar Lettow – präparierter e-bass und electronics, Gary Rouzer- prepared bass and amplified objects).

September 26, 2012 Wednesday at Soup and Sound House Concert, Prospect Gardens, Brooklyn, NYC. Fundstücke (Gunnar Lettow – präparierter e-bass und electronics, Gary Rouzer- prepared bass and amplified objects).

September 2, 2012 Sunday 7pm at Pyramid Atlantic. Low End for the Bottom Line – All bass festival benefit show. I will be playing prepared electric bass, amplified motors, and objects. Info here.

July 2, 2012 Monday 8pm at the Red Room in Baltimore. I will be playing a set with Dan Conrad. Dan is an artist, painter, and instrument inventor.

June 30, 2012. Saturday 8pm at Pyramid Atlantic. I will be presenting a new solo piece for prepared funk bass during the Broken Mic Night. This is a Sonic Circuits event.

June 16, 2012. Saturday 8pm at Artomatic in Crystal City, 7th floor stage. Vector Trio will play a set. Trumpet/Cello/Drums.

June 9, 2012. Saturday 7:30pm at Pyramid Atlantic. Off the Grid IV. After the Pin Drops is the duet of Rich O’Meara (percussion+objects) and me (cello+objects). We mix household objects and traditional instruments over a thick layer of silence. The sonic investigation of the performance space is the starting point for textures and abstract narrative. More info here.

May 26, 2012. Saturday 6:00pm at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. Sonic Circuits welcomes you to a special performance of classic John Cage compositions re-interpreted and performed by local artists. I will be playing in “Living Room Music” and Credo in Us”. Full details are here.

May 23, 2012. Wednesday at Naherholung in Berlin, Germany. Fundstücke, my duo project with Gunnar Lettow, will be performing along with Jurg Bariletti. Directions are here.

May 22, 2012. Tuesday at Wendel in Berlin, Germany. Fundstücke will be become Prepared Triple Basses with the addition of Axel Haller (Berlin). Valerie Kuehne (NYC) will play a masked song on cello.

May 20 2012. Sunday 8:15pm at Quiet Cue in Berlin, Germany. Gunnar Lettow and I  will be performing as Fundstücke. “Quiet Cue is a working space and series of selected events, adapted to the Staalplaat record store in Berlin-Neukoelln. International artists are invited to develop, present and discuss their works, with guests and before an audience of diverse professional and cultural backgrounds.”

May 19, 2012. Saturday 8:30pm at the Blurred Edges festival in Hamburg, Germany. Fundstücke, my duo project with Gunnar Lettow will be performing at Gängeviertel. Festival details here.

March 3, 2012. Saturday 7:30pm at Pyramid Atlantic. Nancy Havlik’s DPG + Barbiero/Hilmy/Rouzer is a dance/theatre/sound exploration of everyday gesture, story & memory. This project unites Dance Performance Group musicians Daniel Barbiero (double bass) and Steve Hilmy (electronics) with DPG alumnus Gary Rouzer (cello/amplified textures) to create a live, organic electro-acoustic soundtrack interacting with the movements of DPG’s dancers. Also performing this evening will be Denis Kolokol, Kristian Derek Ball, and Hag. This is a Sonic Circuits event.

January 15, 2012. Sunday 7:00pm at the Dance Exchange, Takoma Park, MD. The Improv Menu, a special edition of The Dinner Party is a curated mixed discipline presentation of improvisation in performance.

January 14, 2012. Saturday 8:00pm at Bethel World Outreach Church (a few doors down from Pyramid Atlantic) in Silver Spring. Amptext is my solo project for cello, field recordings, and amplified textures. Also performing will be Jason Ajemian’s Highlife, Violet+Ilana Silverstein, Immanent Voiceless, and Twenty-first Century Chamber Ensemble This is a Sonic Circuits event.

November 26th, 2011. Saturday 8pm at Pyramid Atlantic. The debut of the Ad Hoc Quartet -Barbiero (double bass), Jordan (trumpet), Pirog (guitar), Rouzer (cello).
This is Sonic Circuits event.

November 18th, 2011. Friday 5:30pm to 8pm. The Luce Foundation Center’s Unplugged Open Mic Night.  “Directions for Viola and Cello” is Paolo Valladolid (viola) and myself (cello). Our premise is to perform acoustically in extremely resonate spaces. This event is at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 3rd floor, located at 8th and F Streets, NW, Washington, D.C. 20004.

November 5th, 2011. Saturday 5pm and 8pm at Woolly Mammoth Theatre.
I am playing with Nancy Havlik’s Dance Performance Group along with Daniel Barbiero and Steve Hilmy.

October 9, 2011. Sunday 7:00pm at the MigBar, 2226 18th ST NW in Adams Morgan. Danapolooza! is a celebration of all things Daniel Barbiero. Join him as he performs with three of his many projects: nine_strings, Mercury Fools the Alchemist, Colla Parte.

September 17, 2011. Saturday 8:00pm at Pyramid Atlantic. nine_strings trio + movement will perform at the 2011 Sonic Circuits Festival. Improvisations sited in the borderland where sound, silence & the movement of bodies converge & diverge.  Daniel Barbiero (double bass), Gary Rouzer (cello & objects), Jimmy Ghaphery, (reeds & winds), and dancers Ken Mannheimer and Paige Ghaphery. Check out the complete 2011 Sonic Circuits Festival.

September 14, 2011. Wednesday 8:00pm at AFI Theater Silver Spring. I will be playing my Califone 1450K turntable in STYLUS. We will provide live soundtracks to two silent films, LOT IN SODOM (Watson/Webber) and EMAK-BAKIA (Man Ray). Joining the turntable ensemble will be cellists Janel Leppin and Doug Poplin. This is part of the 2011 Sonic Circuits Festival.

August 19, 2011. Friday 8:30pm at Pyramid Atlantic. Berührung is the duo project of Zach Mason and myself. Also performing will be Eli Keszler, Benjamin Nelson, Ben Miller and David Pateand. This is a Sonic Circuits event.

August 4, 2011. Thursday 5pm-9pm at VisArts in Rockville. I will be playing with two separate groups, an electro-acoustic quartet (score by Daniel Barbiero) and Berührung (duet with Zach Mason) for the VisArts Reception and Art Party in downtown Rockville, MD. This event is in conjunction with “DC Emerging,” an exhibition highlighting experimental artists. Food and drink will be served.

June 18, 2011. Saturday 8pm at Pyramid Atlantic. I will be presenting a solo piece for cello, turntable and field recordings called “Cheap Bird Cage Imitation” during the Broken Mic night. This is a Sonic Circuits event.

May 21st, 2011. Saturday 8pm at Pyramid Atlantic. The debut of Violet Nine Strings. This is Sonic Circuits event.

May 9th, 2011. Monday 9pm at the Velvet Lounge. Nine Strings Trio is Daniel Barbiero (double bass), Ryan Jordan (trumpet), and Gary Rouzer (cello). We will open for Marian McLaughlin and Ember Schrag.

May 7th, 2011. Saturday 9pm at Pyramid Atlantic. I will be playing my Califone 1450K turntable in STYLUS. This Washington D.C.-based ensemble performs exclusively with vintage classroom turntables as their instruments. The group consists of Janel Leppin and Anthony Pirog (Janel & Anthony/21st Century Ensemble); Chester Hawkins (Blue Sausage Infant); Jeff Bagato (Tone Ghosting/Mercury Fools the Alchemist); Matt Boettke and Andrew McCarry (Borborites); Keith Sinzinger (Fast Forty); Gary Rouzer (Nine Strings) and JS Adams (BLK w/ BEAR). The ensemble premiered during the 2010 Sonic Circuits Festival on the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Millennium Stage utilizing the ‘District of Noise – Volume 3’ locked-groove vinyl albums. Also appearing will be PAS and Tag Cloud. This is Sonic Circuits event.

April 9th, 2011 Saturday 3pm-4pm at Pyramid Atlantic. Jason Mullinax, Dan Barbiero, Anthony Pirog and myself are playing one set during the FREE 30th Birthday Party of Pyramid Atlantic. The entire event runs 2pm to 5pm.

April 2nd, 2011. Saturday 5pm and 8pm at Woolly Mammoth Theatre. As part of the Dance Sampler I am playing with Nancy Havlik’s Dance Performance Group along with Daniel Barbiero and Chris Videll.

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