Erin RogersNew York, NY
Based in New York City, Erin Rogers is a Canadian-American composer, saxophonist, and performance artist 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. Her work crosses genres from theatre-to-installation-to-silence, through collaborations with Orange Theatre, Panoply Performance Laboratory, Harvestworks, 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). She has performed with the International Contemporary Ensemble, Talea, Copland House, and wild Up, and is co-artistic director of the experimental performance ensembles: thingNY, New Thread Saxophone Quartet, Hypercube, and Popebama. 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)
for flute, saxophone quartet, electronics
written by Erin Rogers (2014)
Andrea Lee Smith, flute
Paul Pinto, electronics
New Thread Quartet:
Geoffrey Landman, soprano saxophone
Kristen McKeon, alto saxophone
Erin Rogers, tenor saxophone
Zach Herchen, baritone saxophone
Mother Earth was made possible by a grant from the American Composers Forum with funds provided by the Jerome Foundation.
Premiered June 5, 2014 Carnegie Hall.