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Larry Polansky @ NYU

Friday, Mar 3, 2 pm
Silver 220, 24 Waverly Place, 10003

Larry Polansky comes to NYU to talk about his music and play us his creations. An incredible chance to come and hear a Very Important Composer talk about his music. Come!

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Timucin Sahin Trio #2

Tuesday, Dec 6, 8 pm
Waverly Building, Room 365, Waverly Place, New York City, NY 10003

First Performance is proud to present Timucin Sahin's Trio play their second show at NYU this semester, rounding out a quartet of epic concerts at our very own 365. Expect to be surprised, excited, moved - possibly angered! Sahin will be joined, as last time, by the marvellous Mark Ferber and Matt Pavolka.

Don't miss out. For more about Timucin, head here

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First Performance Presents Nils Vigeland

Wednesday, Nov 30, 6 pm
Waverly Building, Room 365, Waverly Place, New York City, NY 10003

First Performance is proud to present the second of its visiting lecturers this season: the renowned composer and long-time instructor at the Manhattan School of Music, Nils Vigeland. 

Nils Vigeland was born in Buffalo, NY in 1950, the son of musicians. He made his professional debut as a pianist in 1969 with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Lukas Foss, conductor. He later studied composition with Foss at Harvard College, graduating with a B.A. in 1972. He earned his Ph.D at The...

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Timucin Sahin Trio

Monday, Oct 17, 8:30 pm
24 Waverly Place, Room 365

First Performance is proud to present Timucin Sahin in concert with a second trio, following his October 12th performance at NYU. Featuring: 

Timucin Sahin [7 string fretless & 6 String fretted guitars & live electronics & compositions]

Mark Ferber [Drums]

Matt Pavolka [Bass]

Timucin Sahin will join forces with two unique musicians; Mark Ferber on drums and Matt Pavolka on bass to perform his latest musical works.

Sahin has been...

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Timucin Sahin's Flow State

Wednesday, Oct 12, 8 pm
24 Waverly Place, Room 365

First Performance is excited to present two of NYC's finest, led by Timucin Sahin, in an intimate concert at the Waverly Building's 365.


Timucin Sahin [7 String fretless & 6 string fretted guitars & live electronics & compositions]

Cory Smythe [Piano]

Christopher Tordini [Bass]

"A nimble guitarist and a scintillating composer.”    New York Times

“Sahin’s guitar playing...

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Scapegoat with Fede Cámara Halac

Tuesday, Oct 25, 8 pm
NYU Music Department, 24 Waverly Place, Room 220

First Performance is thrilled to present a concert of new and old works with the percussion and saxophone duo Scapegoat. The program features three works by a trio of exciting early-career artists for instruments and electronics:

Santiago Díez Fischer: "Plastic Disorder" (2016) *World premiere Mauricio Pauly: "The Threshing Floor" (2014) Fede Cámara Halac: new [un]work (2016) *world premiere

We look forward to seeing you there!

This event does not require an RSVP.

Georgina Born: 'On Nonhuman Sound: Sound As Relation'

Wednesday, Oct 12, 10 am
NYU Waverly Building, 24 Waverly Place, Room 365

On Wednesday October 12th, professor of Music and Anthropology Georgina Born (Oxford University) will be a guest speaker at NYU as part of First Performance's annual program of talks, masterclasses, and concerts. Professor Born will present new work that considers the ways in which sounds forge relations across yawning divides between human and non-human agents. Grounded in recent post-humanist theory and philosophy of sound, Born’s story draws from a provocative pair of auto-ethnographic...

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Limited spaces available

The Soon-Another performs ColorPATCH

Thursday, Apr 23, 7 pm
31 Washington Place Room 220

The Soon-Another will perform new work by NYU graduate student composer Adele Fournet.  The new piece, ColorPATCH, is written for piano and guitar and will feature guitarist Felipe Wurst.

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Peter Evans Workshop

Saturday, May 4, 6 pm
31 Washington Place, Silver Center room 220

Virtuoso trumpeter Peter Evans has established himself within the various domains of contemporary classical, experimental and improvised musics.  He has performed everywhere from Lincoln Center with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) to the various small venues of the Brooklyn experimental music scene - and everything in between. On this concert, Mr. Evans will perform his own improvisations as well as new compositions by NYU students. 

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Music by Composer-Pianist Andrew Smith

Monday, May 13, 7:30 pm
31 Washington Place, Silver Center room 365

Pianist and improviser Andrew Smith, who has been actively performing in Boston and New York, is going to give a lecture on the process of piano improvisation in composition. He will especially talk about the collaboration with me and present several piano techniques that he developed for my pieces as well as others. In the concert, he will perform 6 pieces including three pieces of mine as well as his own work & other composers'.

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Efrain Rozas - Open Recording Session Workshop

Saturday, May 11, 4 pm
31 Washington Place, Silver Center room 220

The workshop will be an open recording session of a new music piece by Efrain Rozas based on Afro-Caribbean genres. Efrain Rozas and Ismael Baiz on Drums, Alejandro Haaker on Drums and Ernesto Lucar on piano. Paul Howells will be the sound engineer. Both him and Efrain Rozas wil comment the techniques regarding recording these instruments in the context of Afro-Caribbean ensembles. 

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Ryan and Akiva's Concert

Friday, Apr 12, 8 pm
Silver Center, Room 220, 24 Waverly Place

 Composer Ryan Carter and Dennis Sullivan will collaborate on a concert of new music for live electronics and percussion. Ryan will be making electronic sounds (synthesized in real time from code and manipulated live with an external controller), while Dennis improvises on electronically modified percussion instruments.

 ENSEMBLE DTROTBOT, comprised of guitarist/composer Akiva Zamcheck, guitarist/keyboardist/composer Patrick Monte, and...

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