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I’m very pleased to announce that I received a Brook­lyn Arts Fund grant from the Brook­lyn Arts Coun­cil to sup­port my new project Bop Kabbalah+Voices: New Rad­i­cal Yid­dish Lib­er­a­tion Songs, which pre­miered in a duo con­cert with Judith Berk­son on Jan­u­ary 5. Stay tuned for more infor­ma­tion about this project, includ­ing addi­tion­al con­certs in 2018!

jaz­z­Colours fea­ture: Thanks to Alain Drouot for this fea­ture inter­view and review in the August 2014 issue of the Ital­ian mag­a­zine jaz­z­Colours! For those of you who don’t read Ital­ian, here’s a decent trans­la­tion.

Upcoming shows:

MORE TBA SOON…Stay tuned!!!

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Past Shows:

2018
Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 22
Dana Lyn’s Moth­er Octo­pus
The Owl Music Par­lor, 497 Rogers Avenue, Brook­lyn NY
9:30pm — Dana Lyn (vio­lin and com­po­si­tions), Michael McGin­nis (clar­inets), Clara Kennedy (cel­lo), Vin­nie Sper­raz­za (drums), Ty Citer­man (gui­tar)

Sun­day, August 5
Ty Citer­man solo: Rad­i­cal Yid­dish Lib­er­a­tion Songs
World Fel­low­ship Cen­ter
Con­way, NH
7:30pm —  I’m thrilled to bring this music to World Fel­low­ship for the first time in a rare solo con­cert fea­tur­ing my con­tem­po­rary arrange­ments of Yid­dish labor songs. This music is as rel­e­vant today as it was when my great grand­par­ents and their con­tem­po­raries sang it 100 years ago. Here’s where you can learn more about the event (which also hap­pens to be on my birth­day).

Thurs­day,  July 26 — Sat­ur­day, July 28
Dana Lyn’s Moth­er Octo­pus Hits the Road…with Dana Lyn (vio­lin and com­po­si­tions), Michael McGin­nis (clar­inets), Clara Kennedy (cel­lo), Vin­nie Sper­raz­za (drums), Ty Citer­man (gui­tar)
July 26th, 8ish pm — At the barn of Fred Dan­forth
413 Hall Road, Lin­coln, VT 05443

Fri. July 27th, 7:30 pm — Lamp Shop, Radio Bean
12 Winoos­ki Ave, Burling­ton, VT 05401

Sat. July 28th, 6:30pm — Union Epis­co­pal Church
133 Old Church Rd, Clare­mont, NH 03743

Thurs­day, June 28
Anti-Social Music Solo Pre­mieres Show, 8pm
I will per­form a new piece in my ongo­ing series of music for solo gui­tar, and this one is called “Girl is Moon and Sky is Patch,” with title and some graph­ic nota­tion pro­vid­ed by my younger daugh­ter, Car­la. Oth­er com­posers pre­sent­ing work that night include Pat Much­more, Ed Rosen­berg, Brad Kemp, Bar­ry Seroff and Dan Lasaga.
Nation­al Opera Cen­ter, NYC

Sat­ur­day, June 30
Anti-Social Music presents ASM Hangs Out in Bar­res Again (New Music for Gui­tar Quar­tet and Trio),” 8pm
with gui­tarists Ty Citer­man, Yoshie Fruchter, Eyal Maoz and Arad Evans
Nation­al Opera Cen­ter, NYC

Thurs­day, June 21
Anti-Social Music presents ASM Hangs Out in Bar­res (New Music for Gui­tar Quar­tet and Trio),” 8pm
with gui­tarists Ty Citer­man, Yoshie Fruchter, Eyal Maoz and Arad Evans
Nation­al Opera Cen­ter, NYC

Sat­ur­day, June 2
Judith Berk­son, Sara Ser­pa and Ty Citer­man — trios and duets
IBeam
168 7th Street, Brook­lyn NY
This was the sec­ond install­ment of my new project explor­ing rad­i­cal Yid­dish labor songs and poet­ry. We pre­miered an arrange­ment of my 2016 piece “Future Gen­er­a­tions” along­side clas­sic and rare Yid­dish labor songs made new.
Bop Kabbalah+Voices: New Rad­i­cal Yid­dish Lib­er­a­tion Songs is spon­sored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Devel­op­ment Fund of the New York City Depart­ment of Cul­tur­al Affairs, admin­is­terd by Brook­lyn Arts Coun­cil (BAC).

Thurs­day, May 17
Dana Lyn’s Moth­er Octo­pus
Nia­gara
112 Avenue A, East Vil­lage, NY
9pm — Dana Lyn (vio­lin and com­po­si­tions), Michael McGin­nis (clar­inets), Clara Kennedy (cel­lo), Vin­nie Sper­raz­za (drums), Ty Citer­man (gui­tar)

Sat­ur­day, March 3
Dana Lyn’s Moth­er Octo­pus
IBeam
168 7th Street, Brook­lyn NY
9pm — Dana Lyn (vio­lin and com­po­si­tions), Michael McGin­nis (clar­inets), Clara Kennedy (cel­lo), Vin­nie Sper­raz­za (drums), Ty Citer­man (gui­tar) with spe­cial guest Hank Roberts (cel­lo)

Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 26
Gut­buck­et
Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan
Ann Arbor, MI

Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 19
Gut­buck­et
Ty Citer­man (gui­tar), Adam D Gold (drums), Pat Swo­bo­da (bass), Ken Thom­son (alto sax­o­phone)
Keny­on Col­lege
Gam­bier, OH

Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 5
Judith Berk­son (voice, piano, key­board, elec­tron­ics) and Ty Citer­man (voice, gui­tar, elec­tron­ics) Duo
Brook­lyn Con­ser­va­to­ry of Music
58 7th Avenue, Brook­lyn NY
First Fri­day Fac­ul­ty Con­cert Series
7pm — Judith Berk­son (solo) and 7:45pm — Judith Berskon and Ty Citer­man (duo)
First set fea­tured Judith’s high­ly-orig­i­nal, con­tem­po­rary songs for voice and piano/keyboards. Sec­ond set pre­miered excit­ing new arrange­ments of rad­i­cal Yid­dish work­er songs, which sound fresh, rel­e­vant and incred­i­bly pre­scient today.

2017
Sun­day, Decem­ber 3
Jon Mad­of week­long res­i­den­cy at the Stone
8:30pm one set!
The Stone
Avenue C and 2nd Street, NYC
I’m play­ing gui­tar and per­haps some oth­er fun instru­ments in a trio with Jon (gui­tar) and Yoshie Fruchter (gui­tar)
tix $20

Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 4
Dana Lyn’s Moth­er Octo­pus
IBeam
168 7th Street, Brook­lyn NY
9pm — Dana Lyn (vio­lin and com­po­si­tions), Michael McGin­nis (clar­inets), Clara Kennedy (cel­lo), Vin­nie Sper­raz­za (drums), Ty Citer­man (gui­tar)

Thurs­day, Sep­tem­ber 7
Dana Lyn’s Moth­er Octo­pus
The Owl Music Par­lor, 497 Rogers Avenue, Brook­lyn NY
7:30pm — Dana Lyn (vio­lin and com­po­si­tions), Michael McGin­nis (clar­inets), Clara Kennedy (cel­lo), Vin­nie Sper­raz­za (drums), Ty Citer­man (gui­tar)

Fri­day, July 7
Dana Lyn’s Moth­er Octo­pus
IBeam
168 7th Street, Brook­lyn NY
9pm — Dana Lyn (vio­lin and com­po­si­tions), Peter Hess (clar­inets), Clara Kennedy (cel­lo), Vin­nie Sper­raz­za (drums), Ty Citer­man (gui­tar)

Thurs­day, June 22 — POSTPONED — please check back for re-sched­ule infor­ma­tion
Infre­quent Seams Fes­ti­val
Wil­low Place Audi­to­ri­um
26 Wil­low Place, Brook­lyn NY
7pm — The fes­ti­val takes place June 19 — 22, and fea­tures some incred­i­ble con­tem­po­rary musi­cians. On the final night, I’ll play a solo piece of mine for gui­tar and will also per­form on Richard Carrick’s “Stone Gui­tars” for a gui­tar quar­tet ver­sion of James Ilgenfritz’s Ana­gram Ensem­ble.

Thurs­day, June 8
ASM Presents Franz Nicolay’s Peopssongs
Shapeshifter Lab
18 Whitwell Place, Brook­lyn NY
8:45pm — with John Altieri (con­duc­tor) and Ray Bai­ley, Judith Berk­son, Dan­i­ca Borisavl­je­vic, Ty Citer­man, Melis­sa Col­lom, Karen Cor­rea, Tomas Cruz, Peter Hess, Erin Kemp, Nathan Koci, Bri­an McCorkle, Karen Wal­tuch (voic­es)

May 20
Dana Lyn’s Moth­er Octo­pus
The Owl Music Par­lor, 497 Rogers Avenue, Brook­lyn NY
9:30pm — Dana Lyn (vio­lin and com­po­si­tions), Michael McGin­nis (clar­inets), Clara Kennedy (cel­lo), Vin­nie Sper­raz­za (drums), Ty Citer­man (gui­tar)

March 6
ASM Drinks Alone (reprise)
65 Fen, Brook­lyn NY
9pm — Along with pieces by Patrick Castil­lo and Pat Much­more, I’ll per­form my newest solo piece for steel string acoustic gui­tar, enti­tled “Voic­es, Noise”

March 4
Bop Kab­bal­ah
Ket­tle & Thread
1219 Church Avenue, Brook­lyn NY
8pm — ACLU ben­e­fit con­cert

Feb­ru­ary 11
Dana Lyn’s Moth­er Octo­pus
IBeam, Brook­lyn NY
8pm — I’m thrilled to be play­ing this show with Dana’s fan­tas­tic quin­tet — come check this music out if you haven’t heard it yet. This is a dou­ble bill with singer Yoon Choi.
Dana Lyn — vio­lin and com­po­si­tions
Michael McGin­nis — clar­inets
Clara Kennedy — cel­lo
Vin­nie Sper­raz­za — drums
Ty Citer­man — gui­tar

Feb­ru­ary 10
ASM Drinks Alone vs. Char­lie Waters PEACE FORMS
IBeam, Brook­lyn NY
8pm — I per­form a new piece for solo gui­tar — part of a series of pieces I began writ­ing last year that explore the instru­ment I’ve been play­ing for 35 years — extend­ed tech­niques, alter­nate tun­ings, elec­tron­ics, basics and beyond. The pro­gram also includes solo pieces by Patrick Castil­lo, Max Duyk­ers, Andrea La Rose, Pat Much­more, Char­lie Waters and Ed Rosen­berg.

2016
Novem­ber 15
Jon Mad­of week­long res­i­den­cy at the Stone
sets at 8pm and 10pm (Tues thru Sun)
The Stone
Avenue C and 2nd Street, NYC
I’m play­ing gui­tar and per­haps some oth­er fun instru­ments with Jon (gui­tar), Yoshie Fruchter (bass) and Yon­a­dav Halevy (drums)
tix TBA

Novem­ber 1
Bop Kab­bal­ah + Voic­es at The Rose­mont (Tues­day series curat­ed by Toby Dri­ver)
doors at 9pm, con­cert at 9:18pm — sug­gest­ed dona­tion $10
63 Mon­trose Avenue, Brook­lyn
with Sara Ser­pa and Eva Sali­na (voic­es), Ken Thom­son (bass clar­inet and bari­tone sax­o­phone), John Carl­son (trum­pet), Har­ris Eisen­stadt (drums) and TC (gui­tar).
This is the pre­miere of my new piece “Future Gen­er­a­tions,” which sets turn-of-the-20th-cen­tu­ry poet­ry by socialist/writer/activist Avrom Reyzen to a lush 21st cen­tu­ry mod­ernist sound­scape. I began research­ing the text (and brush­ing up on my Yid­dish) ear­li­er this spring and then spent the rest of the spring and sum­mer writ­ing the music — so come enjoy the fruits of my labor! The set will also include instru­men­tal pieces from Bop Kabbalah’s debut CD (Tzadik Records) and new­er unrecord­ed music. This is your last chance to hear the band in 2016 and your first chance to hear us with vocal­ists.

June 10 and 11
Gut­buck­et I-Beam Brook­lyn Week­end
8pm doors, 8:30 and 9:30pm sets
Fri­day: Gut­buck­et with Adam Schatz/Michael Cole­man
Sat­ur­day: Gut­buck­et with Kaoru Watanabe/Tamango
168 7th Street, Brook­lyn
tix $15

May 28
Anti-Social Music at Green­wich House Music School
Car­la Songs (com­plete tril­o­gy pre­miere)
8pm — show includes pieces by Andrea La Rose, Char­lie Waters, Pat Much­more, Jea­nine Dara, Max Duyk­ers and Daniel Felsen­feld!)
46 Bar­row Street, 2nd Floor
tix $9.99

March 11
ASM vs. Andie Springer
8pm — I per­form my new piece for solo gui­tar enti­tled “Toad”
IBeam, Brook­lyn NY

Feb­ru­ary 25
Fire Sloth
8pm — Col­lapse Quar­tet, Myk Freed­man and the Myk Freed­mans
Hap­py­Lucky No. 1
734 Nos­trand Brook­lyn NY

Feb­ru­ary 24
Com­posers Now Fes­ti­val
7pm — Sara Schoen­beck per­forms my piece for solo bas­soon enti­tled “Sybilline”
Stu­dio 312, Brook­lyn Col­lege
Brook­lyn, NY

Jan­u­ary 30
Gut­buck­et Bal­ti­more CD Release Show
Ori­on Sound Stu­dios
Bal­ti­more, MD

Jan­u­ary 29
Gut­buck­et Boston CD Release Show
x2 at the Record Com­pa­ny
Boston, MA

Jan­u­ary 28
Gut­buck­et NYC CD Release Show
Shapeshifter Lab
Brook­lyn, NY

Gut­buck­et 2016 European/Near East Tour (more details at www.gutweb.com)
Jan­u­ary 15:Istanbul, Turkey — Boru­san Music House
Jan­u­ary 17: Bern, Switzer­land — Bee-Flat
Jan­u­ary 18: Aachen, Ger­many — Dumont
Jan­u­ary 19: Ham­burg, Ger­many — M.S. Stub­nitz
Jan­u­ary 20: Jena, Ger­many — Kul­tur­bahn­hof
Jan­u­ary 21: Berlin, Ger­many — Supamol­li
Jan­u­ary 22: Dres­den, Ger­many  — Tonne
Jan­u­ary 24: Man­to­va, Italy — Arci Vir­gilio

2015
Decem­ber 6
Juli­enne Dweck — 8pm
Rock­wood Music Hall Stage 3
185 Orchard Street, NYC

Octo­ber 17
Juli­enne Dweck — 8pm
Drom (CMJ Music Marathon)
85 Avenue A, NYC

Octo­ber 14
James Ilgenfritz/The Ana­gram Ensem­ble: The Tick­et That Explod­ed — 8pm
The Stone
2nd Street and Avenue C, NYC

Octo­ber 7
Bop Kab­bal­ah + Zion80 — 7pm doors
Lit­tle­field
622 Degraw Street, Brook­lyn

Sep­tem­ber 11
Off the Record: Wilco’s Yan­kee Hotel Fox­trot
The Knit­ting Fac­to­ry
361 Met­ro­pol­i­tan Avenue, Brook­lyn

June 24
Bop Kab­bal­ah and Jon Madof’s Blivet — 7pm
Shapeshifter Lab
18 Whitwell Place, Brook­lyn
$12

June 21
Ven­imus, Vidimus, Audi­vimus Vocem — 8pm
Play­ing clas­si­cal and elec­tric gui­tar on David Mallamud’s piece “Sneaky and the Bull­fight­er”
The Nation­al Opera Cen­ter
330 Sev­enth Ave., 7th Floor

June 18
ASM Drinks Alone…Lofty Redux! — 8pm
Pre­miere of “Sybilline” — a new bas­soon solo piece for Sara Schoen­beck
The Spring Street Loft
167 Spring St., buzzer #3
$20/$10 (stu­dents, seniors)

April 20
Brook­lyn Col­lege Con­tem­po Ensem­ble — 7pm
Pre­miere of “Inside Her Mind” — a new cham­ber ensem­ble piece for two bari­tones, pre­pared piano, piano, vio­lin, chro­mat­ic har­mon­i­ca and per­cus­sion

March 21
James Ilgenfritz/The Ana­gram Ensem­ble: The Tick­et That Explod­ed — 9pm
w/Grant Hart solo
The Cake Shop
New York, NY

March 5
Bop Kab­bal­ah — Purim Con­cert — 8pm
Con­gre­ga­tion Kol Israel, Brook­lyn

(more his­to­ry emerges all the time, so stay tuned…time is expan­sive)