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Ty is proud to have been award­ed a 2023 Brook­lyn Arts Coun­cil (BAC) grant to sup­port the pre­miere of new music — “Yid­dish Cli­mate Jus­tice Songs” — for Bop Kabbalah+Voices!

Ty’s project TIME PHASE TRIO with Jen Bak­er (trom­bone) and Shay­na Dunkel­man (drums+percussion) released “Time Phase Trio (fea­tur­ing the BCDs)” on the Infre­quent Seams K7 Com­mis­sion­ing Series (IS-2003) in March 2023. Avail­able on lim­it­ed edi­tion cas­settes and high-res dig­i­tal. Vis­it The Wire for Daniel Spicer’s recent review, prais­ing Jen’s “loqua­cious trom­bone,” Shay­na’s “thought­ful­ly posi­tioned tom beats and cym­bal splash­es,” along­side Ty’s “taut plunks and pings.” 

Ty’s 2022 album “The Yid­dish Song Cycle Live” (IS-1046) is avail­able HERE on Band­camp. See the com­plete video con­cert for the record­ing HERE.

2020’s acclaimed CD “Bop Kabbalah+Voices: When You Speak of Times to Come (Ven Du Redst Fun Naye Tsaytn)” (IS-1027) is also avail­able in high-res dig­i­tal and CD for­mats; you can order it HERE on Band­camp and check out this video about the album.


Upcoming shows and events:

July 23, 6:30pm EST
Anders Nill­son + Ty Citer­man gui­tar duo (The ‘49ers)
Down­town Music Gallery, NYC
Gui­tar Mini-Fest! (DMG 33rd Anniver­sary Free Con­cert Series)
The ‘49ers play the first of three sets, which also include per­for­mances by Gian Perez (gtr)/Brandon Lopez (bass)/Willy Rodriguez (dr) at 7:30pm and James Wen­grow (gtr)/Kenneth Jimenez (bass)/James Paul Nadi­en (dr) at 8:30pm.

Some stuff…

Decem­ber 28, 6pm EST
Anders Nill­son + Ty Citer­man gui­tar duo (The ‘49ers)
Barbes, Brook­lyn
More details TBA — but like­ly new orig­i­nals by TC and AN, plus Schoen­berg, Bar­tok, Shostakovich and oth­er deli­cious noodles.


Past Shows:


July 6, 7pm EST
World Fel­low­ship Cen­ter (WFC), Albany NH
Ty returns to one of his favorite sum­mer venues for a spe­cial solo set fea­tur­ing new orig­i­nal music, impro­vi­sa­tions, Yid­dish music, upside-down jazz, Bach, Bar­tok and more delights from the vault. 

April 4, 9pm EST
Ibeam Brook­lyn
Anders Nill­son + Ty Citer­man gui­tar duo (The ‘49ers)
A set of dynam­ic, whim­si­cal gui­tar duets by our­selves, Bar­tok, Shostakovich and Schoen­berg. With Nuju Trio at 8pm, fea­tur­ing Avram Fefer, Adam Lane and Igal Foni. 

March 23, 6:30pm EST
The Kolot­niks!! (Annu­al Purim Par­ty House Band/Bash)
Kolot Chayeinu, Brook­lyn NY
Adam Lane (bass) // Sarah Fer­holt (cor­net) // Ty Citer­man (gui­tar)

March 15, 7pm EST
Brack­ish Music + Art Watch Party/Annual Video Extrav­a­gan­za
Pub­lic Records, Brook­lyn NY
Impro­vis­ing Duo = Jen Bak­er (mul­ti­phon­ic trom­bone) + Ty Citer­man (guitar/electronics/preparations)

March 16, 7pm EST
Time Phase Trio / / sinonó
Rhi­zome, Wash­ing­ton DC
Time Phase Trio (Jen Bak­er, Shay­na Dunkel­man and Ty) head to DC to per­form new music and share the stage with anoth­er trio from NYC led by vocal­ist Isabel Cre­spo Par­do (fea­tur­ing Lester St. Louis and Hen­ry Fras­er). It will be a night of far-reach­ing sounds, tex­tures and impro­vi­sa­tions and more!


Novem­ber 12, 7pm EST
Bop Kabbalah+Voices (Judith Berk­son and Sara Ser­pa, voic­es; Ty on gui­tar and elec­tron­ics) with spe­cial guest Shay­na Dunkel­man
Brook­lyn Con­ser­va­to­ry of Music
Fol­low­ing their 2020 and 2021 albums of orig­i­nal Yid­dish labor songs, Bop Kabbalah+Voices pre­mieres a new Yid­dish song cycle about cli­mate jus­tice. Fea­tur­ing the dynam­ic and wild­ly inven­tive vocal­ists Sara Ser­pa and Judith Berk­son, this con­cert will also include guest per­cus­sion­ist Shay­na Dunkel­man. This con­cert is pre­sent­ed by the Neigh­bor­hood with Brook­lyn Con­ser­va­to­ry of Music, and is spon­sored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Devel­op­ment Fund of the New York City Depart­ment of Cul­tur­al Affairs, admin­is­tered by Brook­lyn Arts Coun­cil (BAC).

Octo­ber 21, 2 — 5pm EST
The Owl Music Par­lor
Phillip Gol­ub (phillipgolubmusic.com) brings his Fil­ters project to The Owl for the sec­ond straight autumn. Joined this year by Aaron Edg­comb (micro­ton­al vibra­phone) and Ty Citer­man (score­datu­ra elec­tric gui­tar), Phillip will be per­form­ing new micro­ton­al loops on this 2nd annu­al fall pick­ling event at The Owl. Veg­eta­bles, spices, and tools, will be pro­vid­ed for you to make a jar of pick­les to take home. Come pick­le and be pickled.

Octo­ber 7, 6:30pm EST
The Kolot­niks Trio play Sim­chat Torah. Fea­tur­ing Ira Tem­ple (accor­dion, vocals) and Eléonore Weill (flutes, recorder, vocals) and Ty (gui­tar, vocals). 

August 5: Ty Citer­man SOLO
World Fel­low­ship Cen­ter (WFC), Albany NH
Hap­py birth­day, Ty! This sum­mer, he returns to WFC to per­form a spe­cial solo set of orig­i­nal music, impro­vi­sa­tions, jazz tunes, clas­si­cal and folk pieces, plus a hand­ful of sur­pris­es from his diverse palette of musi­cal inter­ests. Six strings with electronics…

June 12: “A Dying Per­son” (A Goy­ses), cham­ber opera pre­miere by Evan Rap­port and Daniel Lon­don
7pm, Cen­ter for Jew­ish His­to­ry
15 West 16th Street, NYC
A Dying Per­son (A Goy­ses) is inspired by Sh. An-sky, the ethno­g­ra­ph­er and author of The Dyb­buk, who pre­pared a ques­tion­naire of 2,087 detailed ques­tions in the hopes of com­pil­ing a com­pre­hen­sive record of Jew­ish life in East­ern Europe; how­ev­er, the ques­tions remained unan­swered due to the onset of World War I. The opera engages the continuous—and legitimate—anxiety regard­ing the loss of Jew­ish civ­i­liza­tion, even before the Holo­caust, and ethnog­ra­phy, inter­view­ing, tes­ti­mo­ny, and oral his­to­ry as ways of address­ing this fear. The libret­to also con­tains ele­ments of inter­views done by the com­pos­er with his wife’s grand­fa­ther, a musi­cian from a fam­i­ly of klezmers who was born in the Pale of Set­tle­ment in 1916 and lived there dur­ing his child­hood. With Noa Fort, Jere­mi­ah Lock­wood, Nehemi­ah Luck­ett, Jes­si­ca Schmitz, Peter Hess, Dana Lyn, Jeff Hud­gins, Derek Baron, James Ilgen­fritz, Ty Citer­man and con­duct­ed by John Altieri.

June 7 — 10 
Infre­quent Seams Stream­fest sum­mer 2023 edi­tion (Brook­lyn, NY)
Shift, 411 Kent
Thurs­day, June 7: Time Phase Trio (with Jen Bak­er, Ty Citer­man and spe­cial guest Nava Dunkelman)

March 6, 6:30pm EST
The Kolot­niks Trio plays Purim
Brook­lyn syn­a­gogue Kolot Chayein­u’s min­i­mal­ist trio of bass, gui­tar and trum­pet makes max­i­mal­ist fun- cos­tumes option­al but encour­aged- fea­tur­ing Sarah Fer­holt (trum­pet), Ty Citer­man (gui­tar) and Adam Lane (bass).

Feb­ru­ary 28, 6:30pm EST

Time Phase Trio (fea­tur­ing the BCDs: Jen Bak­er, trom­bone; Ty Citer­man, gui­tar and elec­tron­ics; Shay­na Dunkel­man, drums+percussion
Down­town Music Gallery, NYC
Come cel­e­brate the upcom­ing release of our new album on Infre­quent Seams at this won­der­ful, inti­mate per­for­mance series in Man­hat­tan. You will hear pieces about water — that beau­ti­ful, ubiq­ui­tous and nec­es­sary resource which cov­ers most of plan­et earth. Also on the bill are Kyle Motl (solo con­tra­bass), Har­molod­ics 1 and Har­molod­ics 2 (see event page for more details).


Octo­ber 29, 2pm EST
The Owl, Brook­lyn NY
Phillip Gol­ub’s record release show for “Fil­ters” (Grey­fade) will include three hours of beau­ti­ful solo piano works along­side audi­ence-par­tic­i­pa­to­ry pick­ling of var­i­ous veg­eta­bles led by Ty Citer­man, Aaron Edg­comb and friends. Ty has played a lot of shows over the years, but this is his first time as co-direc­tor of lac­to-fer­men­ta­tion; it’s a very slow culi­nary process that with patience, yields deli­cious results after  one to four week’s time.

Octo­ber 17, 6:30pm EST
The Kolot­niks play Sim­chat Torah!
Brook­lyn syn­a­gogue Kolot Chayein­u’s res­i­dent band of ruckus-mak­ing klez­morim comes togeth­er in full force for the first time post-pan­dem­ic; tonight’s cast fea­tures Reut Regev (trom­bone), Sarah Fer­holt (trum­pet), Ty Citer­man (gui­tar), Adam Lane (bass) and Igal Foni (drums).

Sep­tem­ber 17, 8pm EST

Bop Kabbalah+Voices album/video screen­ing | Leo Chang solo | Citerman+fluke-mogul+Ilgenfritz
Bop Kabbalah+Voices (Judith Berk­son, Ty Citer­man, Sara Ser­pa) released a new record­ing on 8/5/22 — come cel­e­brate with a large screen audio/video lis­ten­ing par­ty! Also on the pro­gram is a live solo set by elec­tro-acoustic musi­cian Leo Chang and a new impro­vis­ing trio with vio­lin­ist gab­by fluke-mogul, bassist James Ilgen­fritz and gui­tarist Ty Citer­man.
Tick­ets slid­ing scale $10–20

June 16 — 19
Infre­quent Seams Stream­fest Sum­mer 2022
Over the last two years, parts I and II of this excit­ing series each fea­tured four days of cut­ting-edge in-per­son and stream­ing per­for­mances by a won­der­ful array of musi­cians. In 2022, the open­ing night of the fes­ti­val on Thurs­day will pre­miere Ty’s new col­lab­o­ra­tion with trom­bon­ist Jen Bak­er and per­cus­sion­ist Shay­na Dunkel­man plus a re-mas­tered video per­for­mance excerpt from Ty’s con­cert with Sara Ser­pa and Judith Berk­son in Bop Kabbalah+Voices from June 2021 (the entire set will be released as a dig­i­tal LP and video on August 5, 2022!)

April 1
ASM Drinks Drinks Alone Alone
Scholes Street Stu­dio, Brook­lyn NY
7:30PM — On a night fea­tur­ing new solo pieces by Jen Bak­er, Sara Schoen­beck, Char­lie Waters, Brad Kemp, Pat Much­more and Ste­fan Zeniuk, Ty’ll pre­miere a new piece for pre­pared gui­tar enti­tled “Pre­pared Gui­tar Etude.”

March 16, 2022
Purim Shpiel
6pm — Adam Lane (bass), Sarah Fer­holt (trum­pet) and Ty (gui­tar) make music and noise with the Kolot Chayeinu Purim Shpiel-masters-of-ceremony. 

March 13, 2022
Purim Par­ty!
1pm — Rev­el­ry, cos­tumes, musi­cal may­hem and more at the Sephardic Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­ter (SCC Live!) in Brook­lyn with Shay­na Dul­berg­er (bass), Jere­my Brown (vio­lin) and Ty on gui­tars, elec­tron­ics, ukelele and vocals.

Sun­day, Octo­ber 17, 2021
Brook­lyn Con­ser­va­to­ry of Music
5pm — Ty per­forms in a vio­lin quar­tet (play­ing vio­lin 4 on nylon string gui­tar) with vio­lin­ists Julianne Car­ney, Rebec­ca Chaqor and Nora Fried­man to cel­e­brate the birth­day of Dr. Shinichi Suzu­ki — Baroque works by Georg Philipp Tele­mann. Oth­er per­form­ers on the pro­gram include dou­ble bassist Shay­na Dul­berg­er and cel­list Palo­ma Ferrante.

Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 16, 2021
3:30pm — Ty is a guest pre­sen­ter at the 2021 Bal­ti­more Jazz Con­fer­ence show­cas­ing the work of Music Work­ers Alliance (MWA), a grass­roots work­ers cen­ter for musi­cians that he vol­un­teers with and is cur­rent co-chair of the mem­ber­ship committee.

Tues­day, July 20, 2021
A new trio with Shay­na Dul­berg­er and Jes­si­ca Lurie live and in-per­son at Brook­lyn’s Sephardic Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­ter (SCC Live!) sum­mer camp play­ing whim­si­cal, dance­able songs for voic­es, flute/sax, dou­ble bass, gui­tar and electronics.

Thurs­day, June 17, 2021
Infre­quent Seams Stream­fest II
Bop Kabbalah+Voices (Judith Berkson/Ty Citermanm/Sara Ser­pa)
In-per­son (w/limited seat­ing capac­i­ty) at Scholes Street Stu­dio in Williams­burg AND stream­ing online — more info with the com­plete line­up and tick­et­ing details com­ing soon…This is the first night of an incred­i­ble four-day fes­ti­val curat­ed by James Ilgen­fritz and the crew at Infre­quent Seams, who put out Bop Kabbalah+Voice’s album and plen­ty of oth­er adven­ture­some music.

Wednes­day, June 16, 2021
Church Avenue Ses­sions
Bop Kabbalah+Voices (Judith Berkson/Ty Citerman/Sara Ser­pa)
Eléonore Biezun­ski’s Libele (Eléonore Biezunski/Eleonore Weill/Sarah Myerson/Ilya Shneyveys)
CAS (Flat­bush Jew­ish Cen­ter)
327 East 5th Street
7PM/$10 tix — Ty is very excit­ed to per­form his Yid­dish labor song cycle with Judith and Sara for the first time since our album came out in December…and for their first out­door con­cert since the pan­dem­ic hit — shar­ing the evening with the pre­miere of Libele, led by the amaz­ing Eléonore Biezun­s­ki. Come out and sup­port live music!

Mon­day, Decem­ber 14, 2020

Bop Kabbalah+Voices Album Release: A Hanukkah Lis­ten­ing Par­ty + Q&A
7pm: Online! Host­ed by Kolot Chayeinu (Brook­lyn, NY)
Hear music from the new album, view orig­i­nal video set­tings by artist Quin­tan Ana Wikswo and engage in con­ver­sa­tion with me and each oth­er about the rel­e­vance of these texts today — this is a great way to cel­e­brate the fifth night of Hanukkah.

Sat­ur­day, Decem­ber 19, 2020
Bop Kabbalah+Voices at Infre­quent Seams Stream­fest
7pm: Online! Host­ed by the album’s label home, Infre­quent Seams, this stream­ing con­cert will fea­ture live music, video, dis­cus­sion with artists and much more. My seg­ment of the night will include the world pre­miere of a 25-minute video set­ting of the album’s song cycle (the first nine tracks) by mul­ti-media artist Quin­tan Ana Wikswo. This fes­ti­val will run Decem­ber 17–20 and each night will show­case a wide range of beau­ti­ful con­tem­po­rary music.

can­celled: Octo­ber 23 — 24, 2020
The Stone Brook­lyn series
hap­py­lucky no.1,  Crown Heights/Brooklyn, NY
8pm: two nights of Ty Citer­man’s music — details (includ­ing Bop Kabbalah+Voices CD release par­ty)

Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 23, 2020
ASM Drinks Drinks Alone Alone
Scholes Street Stu­dio, Brook­lyn NY
7PM — On a night fea­tur­ing new solo pieces by Jen Bak­er, Will Hol­shouser, Brad Kemp, Eyal Maoz, Pat Much­more and Bar­ry Seroff, Ty’ll pre­miere a new piece for gui­tar enti­tled “Sor­cery and Sedi­tion” (w/vocal cameo).

Ty com­posed orig­i­nal music for a new pod­cast called Trade­offs, and episodes pre­miered in Octo­ber 2019. It’s host­ed by health­care reporter (and long­time friend) Dan Goren­stein, Dr. Sayeh Nikpay and Dr. Anu­pam Jena. Don’t be too dis­tract­ed by the music — but down­load the episodes, take a lis­ten, get engrossed in the sto­ries and let them know what you think! See high­lights from oth­er 2019 events below.

Mon­day Decem­ber 9, 2019
The Ana­gram Ensem­ble: I Looked At the Eclipse by James Ilgen­fritz and Sarah Kras­now
Roulette, Brook­lyn NY

Thurs­day Sept 19
Group Impro­vi­sa­tions at Unname­able Books
600 Van­der­bilt Ave, Brook­lyn NY
9pm — James Ilgen­fritz (bass), Gab­by Fluke-Mogul (vio­lin), Nava Dunkel­man (per­cus­sion), Jessie Cox (per­cus­sion), Jen Bak­er (trom­bone), Sandy Ewen (guitar+electronics), Ty Citer­man (gui­tar).

Sun­day June 30
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), Patri­cia Bren­nan (vibes), Ty Citer­man (gui­tar)

Thurs­day, May 30
Church Avenue Ses­sions
Bop Kabbalah+Voices (Judith Berkson/Ty Citerman/Sara Ser­pa)
Mar­ty Ehrlich Trio
CAS (Flat­bush Jew­ish Cen­ter)
327 East 5th Street
Ty is very excit­ed to per­form his rad­i­cal Yid­dish labor song cycle with Judith and Sara on a bill with his fel­low St. Louis native (and extra­or­di­nary musician/bandleader) Mar­ty Ehrlich!

Tues­day, May 14
ASM Drinks Alone
Areté Venue & Gallery, Brook­lyn NY
On a night fea­tur­ing new solo pieces by Sarah Bern­stein, Gor­don Beefer­man, James Ilgen­fritz, Pat Much­more and Bar­ry Seroff, Ty pre­miered a new piece for nylon string gui­tar enti­tled “Susurrus (Study for Vil­la-Lobos),” which may also be called “Susurrus (Study for the End of Cap­i­tal­ism)” or — as sug­gest­ed by Gor­don Beefer­man — “Quar­tet for the End of Cap­i­tal­ism.” More on that in the days and months ahead.

Thurs­day, Jan­u­ary 31 — Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 2
Dana Lyn’s Moth­er Octo­pus: A Point on a Slow Curve
The Muse­um of Human Achieve­ment
Austin, TX
7pm — Dana Lyn (vio­lin and com­po­si­tions), Michael McGin­nis (clar­inets), Clara Kennedy (cel­lo), Vin­nie Sper­raz­za (drums), Ty Citer­man (gui­tar) with singers Rebec­ca Fra­zier-Smith, Leah Holling­shead, Keely Rhodes, Page Stephens and spe­cial guests TBA

Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 18, 2019
Bop Kabbalah+Voices (Judith Berkson/Ty Citerman/Sara Ser­pa)
Areté Venue and Gallery
67 West Street, Brook­lyn 11222
7:30pm —  Ganavya & Raj­na
8:15pm — Bop Kabbalah+Voices: New Rad­i­cal Yid­dish Lib­er­a­tion Songs
Tick­ets $15
Bop Kabbalah+Voices will pre­miere a song cycle of new music for voic­es, gui­tar and elec­tron­ics fea­tur­ing texts by anony­mous work­ers culled from the Bere­gov­s­ki and Rubin archives, along­side pieces by cel­e­brat­ed poets Mor­ris Winchevsky and Avrom Reyzen. The texts about the fight against cap­i­tal­ism for a tru­ly just and equi­table world are defi­ant, coura­geous and pre­scient, res­onat­ing loud­ly in 2019. Along with duo Ganavya & Raj­na, this con­cert fea­tures music that cre­ative­ly melds impro­vi­sa­tion, com­po­si­tion and the fight for social jus­tice. Pre­sent­ed by Anti-Social Music (ASM) with addi­tion­al sup­port from Brook­lyn Arts Coun­cil (BAC).

Ty is hon­ored to receive a 2018 Brook­lyn Arts Fund grant from the Brook­lyn Arts Coun­cil to sup­port his newest project Bop Kabbalah+Voices: New Rad­i­cal Yid­dish Lib­er­a­tion Songs, which pre­miered in a duo con­cert with Judith Berk­son on Jan­u­ary 5, 2018 and a trio with Judith and Sara Ser­pa on June 2, 2018 and Jan­u­ary 18, 2019. Stay tuned for more news about the group in the com­ing months! See oth­er 2018 high­lights below.

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 —  Ty is thrilled to bring this music to World Fel­low­ship for the first time in a rare solo con­cert fea­tur­ing his con­tem­po­rary arrange­ments of Yid­dish labor songs. This music is as rel­e­vant today as it was when his 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 Ty’s 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
Ty will per­form a new piece in his 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 his 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
168 7th Street, Brook­lyn NY
This was the sec­ond install­ment of Ty’s new project explor­ing rad­i­cal Yid­dish labor songs and poet­ry. They pre­miered an arrange­ment of his 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
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
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
Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan
Ann Arbor, MI

Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 19
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.

Sun­day, Decem­ber 3
Jon Mad­of week­long res­i­den­cy at the Stone
8:30pm one set!
The Stone
Avenue C and 2nd Street, NYC
Ty’s 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
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
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, Ty will play a solo piece 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 — Ty’s 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 — Ty per­formed a new piece for solo gui­tar — part of a series of pieces he began writ­ing last year that explore the instru­ment he’s 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.

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
Ty’s 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 Ty’s 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. He 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 his 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

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

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
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

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)