My Awarded Projects
Chunky in Heat
Six composers collaborate on a new opera that tells a shared family history through different musical and storytelling perspectives.Created By: Experiments in Opera
Erin RogersNew York, NY
Based in New York City, Erin Rogers is a Canadian-American composer and saxophonist dedicated to new and experimental music.
Named a “rising star” (Broadway World), her music has been described as “whimsical, theatrical” (Brooklyn Vegan), “a wild ride” (An Earful), and “so complex, it’s primitive.” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette).
Her works have been presented at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Roulette, The Knockdown Center, MATA Festival, Ecstatic Festival, Prototype Festival, Nief-Norf Summer Festival, wasteLAnd, and internationally, at the Centro Nacional de las Artes (Mexico City), Resonanzraum (Hamburg), Círculo de Bellas Artes (Madrid); NyMusikk Bergen (Norway), Edmonton Fringe Festival (Canada), Splendor (Amsterdam), and the World Saxophone Congress in St. Andrews, Scotland by ensembles such as yarn/wire, Loadbang and Contemporaneous. Her work crosses genres from theatre-to-installation-to-silence, through collaborations with Orange Theatre, Panoply Performance Laboratory, Harvestworks, Experiments in Opera, Decoder and Music for Contemplation. Her music has been featured on the French Quarter Festival (New Orleans), Continuum Music Festival (Memphis), Nief-Norf Summer Festival (Knoxville), Edmonton Fringe Festival (Canada), Charlotte New Music Festival, SPLICE Festival (Kalamazoo), Bowling Green New Music Festival, Foro Internacional de Musica Nueva Manuel Enriquez (Mexico City), and the mise-en Festival (NYC). Rogers is co-artistic director of thingNY, New Thread Saxophone Quartet, Hypercube, and Popebama, and has performed with the International Contemporary Ensemble, Talea, Copland House, and wildUp. www.erinmrogers.com
Trajectories (EXCERPT) I. Money / III. Love
Trajectories (2013) by Erin Rogers
Performed by thingNY
February 18, 2015
Ecstatic Music Festival
Merkin Hall, Kaufman Center, NYC
Gelsey Bell (Sop/celtic hp)
Paul Pinto (Ten/perc)
Erin Rogers (sax/vocals)
Jeff Young (vln/vocals)
Andrew Livingston (db/vocals)
Instrumentation: Soprano/Tenor Saxophone, 2 Percussion (+ Electronics)
Premiere: April 12, 2018, MATA 20th Anniversary Festival // The Kitchen, NYC
Premiere performer: Erin Rogers (saxophone/electronics), Amy Garapic (percussion), Matt Evans (percussion)
A journey through time and transport, Light-On-Light was commissioned by Music at the Anthology, Inc. for the 2018 MATA Festival of New Music and begun while in residence at Copland House, Cortlandt Manor, New York, as a recipient of the Aaron Copland Award.