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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:

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,  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

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).

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Past Shows:

2018
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)