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string figures for two or more human bodies, electric guitar, and environmental materials (world premiere), Null Point, Artpark, Lewiston, NY. August 19, 2018.

Workshop: Teamwork and Music, Holt-Delhi Library, Holt, MI. August 8, 2018.

how does your bodily awareness shift when you read these words? for instrumentalists and embodied listeners (world premiere), ELMS, Third Life, Boston, MA. August 5, 2018.

Curation: Sound Garden–Place-Responsive Sound at Artpark. Null Point, Artpark, Lewiston, NY. July-August 2018.

Talk: Chris Lee, “Mineral, Immutable: To Design a Document” featuring discussion of collaborative work in progress. Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, NL. June 28, 2018.

Talk: PhD dissertation defense with David Felder, James Currie, and Charles Smith, University at Buffalo (SUNY), Buffalo, NY. May 11, 2018.

not the subject’s language (world premiere), Buffalo State College Digital Music Ensemble, Ciminelli Hall, Buffalo, NY. May 3, 2018.

Talk: Ross Aftel, “Shaky Hands and Cold Feet: Analyzing Disability in Body Works,” featuring discussion and performance of remainder. Staller Center, SUNY Stonybrook, Stonybrook, NY. April 26, 2018.

Sound American: The PLACE Issue Release Tour. Talks, workshops, and Performances with Null Point. April 2018-.

Curator’s Talk: “Towards Slow Institutions,” Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY, April 11, 2018.

center unmoored in the presence of infinite fringes, Weston Olencki (premiere of version for prepared euphonium), Null PointSqueaky Wheel, Buffalo, NY. April 6, 2018.

Curation: Artificial Life–Works by George Lewis, Michelle Lou, Weston Olencki, and Colin Tucker, Null PointSqueaky Wheel, Buffalo, NY. April 6, 2018.

Recording session with Chartreuse, supported by Mark Diamond Research Fund, University at Buffalo, NY. March 22, 2018.

Curation/Performance: Margins–Works by Yoko Ono, Mark So, Ethan Hayden, and Colin Tucker, Null Point, WASH Project, Buffalo, NY. February 11, 2018.

ever-receding horizonNull PointWASH Project, Buffalo, NY. February 11, 2018.

Curation/Performance: Margins–Works by Yoko Ono, Mark So, Ethan Hayden, and Colin Tucker, Null Point, Syndicate for the New Arts, Cleveland, OH. February 9, 2018.

Curator’s Talk, Syndicate for the New Arts, Cleveland, OH. February 9, 2018.

ever-receding horizon (world premiere), Null PointSyndicate for the New Arts, Cleveland, OH. February 9, 2018.

voice-drossNull Point, Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY. December 8, 2017.

Curation/Performance: Works by Mieko Shiomi, David Dunn, Arrow Fitzgibbon, Ethan Hayden, and Tucker, Null Point, Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY. December 8, 2017.

this is a performance about you, not its makerNull PointThe Cass Project, Buffalo, NY, September 23, 2017.

Curation/Performance: Works by Oliveros, So, and Tucker. Null PointThe Cass Project, Buffalo, NY, September 23, 2017.

Artist/Curator Talk, SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY. September 20, 2017.

this is a performance about you, not its maker (world premiere), ELMS, Third Life, Boston, MA. August 6, 2017.

Talk: “The Politics of the Genre-Designation ‘Experimental Music,'” ELM Session, Boston, MA. August 3-6, 2017.

simulacrum, TJ Borden and Colin Tucker, Null Point, Silo City, Buffalo, NY. July 27, 2017.

Curation/Performance: PLACE by David Dunn, Null Point, Artpark, Lewiston, NY. July 16, 2017.

Curation/Performance: PLACE by David Dunn (world premiere), Null Point, Silo City, Buffalo, NY. June 17, 2017.

a rift, like the breath drawn in, immaculate, Bifrost Ensemble, Norwegian Seamen’s Church, New York City. June 8, 2017.

a rift, like the breath drawn in, immaculate, Bifrost Ensemble, June in Buffalo Festival, Lippes Concert Hall, Buffalo, NY. June 6, 2017.

remainder, Christian Smith, percussion. Null Point, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY. April 25, 2017.

Curation/Performance: Works by Downs, So, and Tucker with Null Point and Gyre Ensemble, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY. April 25, 2017.

Performance: Anima no. 7 by Takehisa Kosugi, Silence/Noise/Stasis, Sugar City, Buffalo, April 16, 2017.

Curation/Performance: Works by Antoine Beuger, Takehisa Kosugi, and Mieko Shiomi with Null Point, WASH Project, Buffalo, NY. March 28, 2017.

Curation: Null Point 10: Matter/Instrument, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY. November 9, 2016.

center unmoored in the presence of infinite fringes, Aaron Hynds, prepared bass tuba,  Null Point, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY. November 9, 2016.

center unmoored in the presence of infinite fringes (world premiere), Aaron Hynds, prepared bass tuba, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. November 5, 2016.

Talk: “Decolonizing the Empty Mind: Experimental Music and/as Radical Democracy,” Experimental Music and Listening Session, Boston, MA. August 20, 2016.

Workshop: “Creative Soundmaking with Recycled Materials,” The Scrap Box, Ann Arbor, MI. August 3, 2016.

voice-dross, Spread Art at Detroit Contemporary, Detroit, MI, August-December 2016, opens August 2, 2016.

Curation: Null Point 9: SOLO, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY. July 1, 2016.

futures unmade in the boundlessness of the instant (premiere of revised version), David Wegehaupt, soprano saxophone, Null Point, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY. July 1, 2016.

threshold, Uusinta Ensemble, June in Buffalo, Buffalo, NY. June 11, 2016.

Curation: Surfaces by James Saunders (North American premiere, premiere of new site-specific version), Null Point at Echo Art Fair, Buffalo, NY. May 14, 2016.

morass, Wooden Cities, Pausa Art House, Buffalo, NY. April 28, 2016.

Workshop: “Creative Soundmaking with Cues,” Sonic Explorations, Orange, NJ. April 26, 2016.

Guest artist residency, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. April 25, 2016.

Curation: Found Sound Program, Null Point, Buffalo, NY. Spring-Summer 2016.

MAPS OF DISINTEGRATION AND FORGETFULNESS: clinamen, simulacrum, and morass (US premiere), Trinosophes, Detroit, MI. January 22, 2016.

Curation: Null Point 8: Virtuosities, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY. November 4, 2015.

distances swarming and encompassing, Zane Merritt, prepared electric guitar, Null Point, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY. November 4, 2015.

voice-dross (new site-specific version), Null Point, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY. November 4, 2015.

Performing: Hit by Christof Migone, Nuit Blanche Toronto, Toronto, CA. October 3, 2015.

engulfed, constrained in a widening gap (European premiere), ensemble surplus, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, DE. August 20, 2015.

Talk: Presentation of Recent Works, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, DE. August 15, 2015.

distances swarming and encompassing, Zane Merritt, prepared electric guitar, Null Point tour of American midwest. July 7-15, 2015.

voice-dross, null point tour of American midwest. July 7-15, 2015.

surplus (world premiere), Null Point, Silo City, Buffalo, NY, USA. June 12-14, 2015.

Curation: Decay/Reverberate: Site-Specific Sound at Silo City, Null Point, Silo City, Buffalo, NY, USA. June 11-14, 2015.

vanishing point version for trombone (world premiere), Matt Barbier, trombone, Betalevel, Los Angeles, CA, May 27, 2015.

remainder (world premiere), Ross Aftel, percussion, Slingshot Festival, Athens, GA, USA. March 27, 2015.

Talk: “Notation and Impossibility in my Recent Music,” University at Buffalo MuGSA Symposium, Buffalo, NY, USA. March 21, 2015.

Curation: Null Point 4: With Paper, participatory workshop-performance for/with untrained musicians in community activity space, WASH Project, Buffalo, NY, USA. February 21, 2015.

engulfed, constrained in a widening gap, S.E.M. Ensemble, Willow Place Auditorium, Brooklyn, NY, USA. February 11, 2015.

distances swarming and encompassing, Zane Merritt, prepared electric guitar, and nor nothing towards obstruction or else erasure yet and, Crossfire Percussion, New Music and Culture Symposium, SUNY Albany, Albany, NY, USA. January 31, 2015.

remainder, Christian Smith, percussion, Music Academy Basel, Basel, Switzerland. January 21, 2015.

futures unmade in the boundlessness of the instant, Joshua Hyde, soprano saxophone, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. December 9, 2014.

tips of the fingers direct the uncontrollable surface, Nick Emmanuel, piano, vanishing point (world premiere), Bob Fullex, percussion, and voice-dross. Unity Church, Null Point, Buffalo, NY, USA. November 15, 2014.

Curation: Null Point 3: Impossibilities. Unity Church, Null Point, Buffalo, NY, USA. November 15, 2014.

futures unmade in the boundlessness of the instant, Geoffrey Landmann, soprano saxophone, Miami University of Ohio, Oxford, OH, USA. November 4, 2014.

futures unmade in the boundlessness of the instant, Geoffrey Landmann, soprano saxophone, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, OH, USA. November 3, 2014.

futures unmade in the boundlessness of the instant, Geoffrey Landmann, soprano saxophone, Kent State University, OH, USA. November 2, 2014.

Talk: “Difficulty and Excess in my Recent Compositions,” Butler University, Indianapolis, IN, USA. October 30, 2014.

futures unmade in the boundlessness of the instant, Geoffrey Landmann, soprano saxophone, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA, USA. October 26, 2014.

voice-dross (first presentation). Echo Art Fair, Buffalo, NY, USA. September 5-7, 2014.

Talk: “The Silent Performance: Notation and Interpretation in futures unmade in the boundlessness of the instant” (lecture-recital given collaboratively with Joshua Hyde). Darmstadt Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Darmstadt, DE. August 9, 2014.

Curation: Null Point 2: Cast and Work. Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA, June 13, 2014.

not this (world premiere), and futures unmade in the boundlessness of the instant, soundinitiative. Fondation des Etats-Unis, Cité Universitaire, Paris, FR. May 19, 2014.

Talk: “Toward an Ontology of Nearly-Inaudible Sound Works.” Histories, Theories, and Practices of Sound Art, London, UK. May 15-17, 2014.

engulfed, constrained in a widening gap (NYC premiere), East Coast Contemporary Ensemble. DiMenna Center, NY, NY, USA. May 15, 2014.

distances swarming and encompassing, Zane Merritt, electric guitar, University at Buffalo Contemporary Ensemble. Slee Hall, Buffalo, NY, USA. May 3, 2014.

engulfed, constrained in a widening gap (East Coast premiere), East Coast Contemporary Ensemble. Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA. May 1, 2014.

Curation: Null Point 1: Too Much/Too Little. Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY, USA. April 29, 2014.

distances swarming and encompassing (world premiere), Zane Merritt, electric guitar. Null Point, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY, USA. April 29, 2014.

engulfed, constrained in a widening gap (premiere of version with saxophone), ensemble dal niente. Northwestern University New Music Conference, Evanston, IL, USA. April 27, 2014.

Talk: “Neither Something nor Nothing: Toward an Ontology of Nearly-Inaudible Music.” Sound Rerouted Conference. University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CA. March 29-30, 2014.

futures unmade in the boundlessness of the instant (North American premiere), Joshua Hyde, soprano saxophone. Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, USA. March 26, 2014.

Talk: “Neither Something nor Nothing: Toward an Ontology of Nearly-Inaudible Music.” University at Buffalo Graduate Symposium. SUNY-Buffalo, March 1-2, 2014.

slant (world premiere), Seth Woods, cello, with members of the Edges Ensemble. Extended Durations Symposium, University of Huddersfield, September 7, 2013.

engulfed, constrained in a widening gap (world premiere), Ensemble Linéa. June in Buffalo Festival, Buffalo, NY, USA. June 7, 2013.

nor nothing towards obstruction or else erasure yet and, Crossfire Percussion Duo. Meridian Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA. April 3, 2013.

tips of the fingers direct the uncontrollable surface (world premiere), Eric Huebner, piano. Pausa Art House, Buffalo, NY, USA. March 15, 2013.

nor nothing towards obstruction or else erasure yet and (world premiere), Crossfire Percussion Duo. Pause Art House, Buffalo, NY, USA. March 7, 2013.

mesh, University at Buffalo Graduate Ensemble, Center for the Arts, Buffalo, NY, USA, October 26, 2012.

minus (site-specific sound installation), Center for the Arts, Buffalo, NY, USA, October 26, 2012.

simulacrum, University at Buffalo Contemporary Ensemble (T.J. Borden and Colin Tucker, cellos), featured in site-specific intermedia event American Grain Reimagined. Marine A Grain Elevator, 20 Childs St., Buffalo, NY, USA. August 25, 2012.

nexus-void (site-specific sound installation with diagrams and text), Buffalo Infringement Festival. El Museo, 91 Allen St., Buffalo, NY, USA. July 27-August 24, 2012.

one is always crossing the horizon, yet it always remains distant, Boychoir of Ann Arbor, Thomas Strode, conductor. St. Paul’s Church, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. June 3, 2012.

one is always crossing the horizon, yet it always remains distant (world premiere), Boychoir of Ann Arbor, Thomas Strode, conductor. 25th Anniversary Concert, Concordia College Chapel, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. May 12, 2012.

simulacrum from maps of infinite disintegration and forgetfulness, Slee Sinfonietta. Lippes Concert Hall, Buffalo, NY, USA. April 3, 2012.

tips of the fingers direct the uncontrollable surface (world premiere), Sebastian Berweck, piano. St. Paul’s Hall, Centre for Research in New Music, Huddersfield, UK. October 27, 2011. CANCELLED

futures unmade in the boundlessness of the instant (European premiere), Joshua Hyde, saxophone. l’atelier Marbleu, Paris, FR, September 24, 2011

futures unmade in the boundlessness of the instant (world premiere), Joshua Hyde, saxophone. 45 Downstairs, Melbourne, AU. August 29, 2011.

drift (world premiere), Huddersfield Postgraduate Ensemble. St. Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield, UK.  May 6, 2011.

gluehend (world premiere), Maggie Hasspacher, double bass.  O, Miami Poetry Festival. Miami, Florida, USA. April 9, 2011.

spaltung (world premiere), Johnny Chang, violin.  Phipps Hall, Huddersfield, UK.  April 5, 2011.

the indifferent horizon apathetically rests on the ground, devouring everything that looks like something (world premiere), plus-minus ensemble.  St. Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield, UK.  March 10, 2011.

open (world premiere), thingNY. LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Long Island City, NY, USA. February 25, 2011.

shards (US premiere), ensemble dal niente (Chris Wild, cello). Music Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA. January 20, 2011.

clinamen (US premiere), simulacrum (world premiere), mesh (world premiere), and veil (world premiere), Matt Endahl, piano & electronics, Colin Tucker, cello & electronics.  Canterbury House, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.  September 8, 2010.

shards (world premiere), Chris Wild, cello.  Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Darmstadt, DE.  July 29, 2010.

…must go on…, Austin Wulliman, violin.  Heaven Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA.  May 23, 2010.

morass (world premiere) and clinamen, Edges Ensemble (University of Huddersfield).  Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK.  May 15 & 22, 2010.

clinamen (world premiere), Huddersfield Postgraduate Ensemble. University of Huddersfield, Phipps Hall, Huddersfield, UK. April 27, 2010.

…must go on…, dal niente: Austin Wulliman, violin. MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA.  April 24, 2010.

…must go on…, dal niente: Austin Wulliman, violin.  Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY, USA.  March 12, 2010.

time corners (world premiere), ELISION.  Center for Research in New Music, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK.  December 2, 2009.

…must go on(world premiere), ensemble dal niente: Austin Wulliman, violin. Music Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.  June 10, 2009.

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