Ian Rosenbaum Releases Debut Solo Album Titled Memory Palace Reply

61xe67n3bjl-_ss500Ian Rosenbaum (BM ’08, Percussion) has released his debut solo album titled Memory Palace on VIA Records. The album features music by Timo Andres, Christopher Cerrone, David Crowell, Tawnie Olson, and Paola Prestini (’95, Composition), and features performances by Gina Izzo and Brooklyn Rider. The album was reviewed on WQXR’s Q2 Music by Alexandra Svokos. Memory Palace can be purchased on iTunes and Amazon and streamed on Spotify.

David Smooke and Jeff Stern Featured on Thrive Music Series at Jordan Faye Contemporary Reply

smookeFaculty artist David Smooke (MM ’95, Composition) and Jeff Stern (MM ’14, Percussion) will perform on the Thrive Music Series at Jordan Faye Contemporary in Baltimore on Saturday, February 18 at 8:00 pm. The concert will consist of music for marimba and amplified toy piano, including compositions by Pauline Oliveros, John Cage, David Smooke, and more. Find more information here.

Sandbox Percussion Collaborates on Piece to Premiere in Spring 2017 Reply

sandbox-percussionSandbox Percussion – Jonathan Allen, Victor Caccese (BM ’11, Percussion), Terry Sweeney (BM ’13, Percussion), and Ian Rosenbaum (BM ’08, Percussion) – will collaborate with composer Christopher Cerrone on a new piece for percussion quartet and mezzo-soprano to premiere in spring 2017 at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Amy Beth Kirsten and Sandbox Percussion Premiere Quixote in March Reply

sandbox-percussionSandbox Percussion – Jonathan Allen, Victor Caccese (BM ’11, Percussion), Terry Sweeney (BM ’13, Percussion), and Ian Rosenbaum (BM ’08, Percussion) -will premiere a new evening-length theatrical work entitled Quixote at Montclair State University with the HOWL ensemble in collaboration with composer Amy Beth Kirsten (DMA ’10, Composition) and director Mark DeChiazza in March.

Sandbox Percussion Performed World Premiere of Thomas Kotcheff Percussion Quartet Reply

sandbox-percussionSandbox Percussion – Jonathan Allen, Victor Caccese (BM ’11, Percussion), Terry Sweeney (BM ’13, Percussion), and Ian Rosenbaum (BM ’08, Percussion) – performed on October 28 in the Doctor of Musical Arts recital of Thomas Kotcheff (BM ’10, Piano). The program included the world premiere of Mr. Kotcheff’s newest percussion quartet not only that one but that one & that too, as well as all his other percussion works written as a doctoral candidate at the University of Southern California. While on the West Coast, they performed and gave master classes at a total of nine schools to work with students on developing chamber music skills. The group then performed in Sacramento for the Festival of New American Music at the opening gala on November 5 and a full concert on November 6. The concert featured all American composers including Andy Akiho, Mr. Allen, Mr. Caccese, David Crowell, Mr. Kotcheff, Steve Reich, and Jason Treuting.