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Sputter Box

New York, NY            

Sputter Box is a clarinet, voice, percussion performance art ensemble committed to performing interdisciplinary pieces involving sound, theater, movement, visual art, and improvisation. Inspired by Sept Crimes de l’Amour by Georges Aperghis, Sputter Box began commissioning performance art works for their unique instrumentation.

Join Sputter Box for their upcoming recital, Sputter (SHIFTS THE) Box, on Friday March 6th at 8:15pm at ShaperShifter Lab, with two world premieres of commissions from Niloufar Nourbakhsh, and Maxime Esformes. The performance will also include works by Bethany Younge, Georges Aperghis, and Victor Ekimovsky, as well as a special encore by Sputter Bops.

The trio recently commissioned composers Alan Hankers, Chris Lucius Newman, and Joe Krycia. Sputter Box and the composers attended Avaloch Farm Music Institute this summer to create these pieces through collaborative composition workshops alongside choreographer and performance artist, Neil Parsons. These works were presented on their fall premieres concert, Music for 8×11 Rug, in Brooklyn at Areté.

Sputter Box is also in the process of collaborating with the Millennium Composer Initiative (MCI) to present works by members, Stephen Jackson, Ali Balighi, Conner Shaw, Dominic Matthews, Eddie Jonathan Garcia Borbon, Dylan Tran, and Isaac J. Mayhew for their 2019-2020 Concert Cycle in the Long Island and NYC areas.

In addition to performing, Sputter Box hosts a monthly interdisciplinary arts improvisation event open to all artists and ability levels. Find out about their next Sputter (Open) Box Improv on their website.

Kathryn Vetter (clarinet), Alina Tamborini (soprano), and Peter White (percussion) met at Stony Brook University as graduate students in the music department.

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Sept Crimes de l’Amour by George Aperghis

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INHALE//EXHALE by Alan Hankers

Choreographed by Neil Parsons

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Museum Pieces by Jordan Nobles

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