Molly Thompson

 

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Past Shows

2017

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Yamaha Artist Salon

Yamaha Artist Services, 689 5th Ave #3, New York, NY 10022 MAP

Pianists Kathleen Supové and Isabelle O'Connell come together for a concert of two piano music, including newly commissioned works by Molly Thompson and Brian Mark as well as a piece by Kate Moore.

2016

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Bowery Gallery Closing Reception

Bowery Gallery, 530 W 25th St #404, New York, NY 10001, United States MAP

Thrilled to be performing a set of songs at Esmé Thompson's closing reception for her show at the Bowery Gallery. She'll be giving a talk about her work and then I'll be performing a short set of my songs with Kamala Sankaram, Charlotte Mundy, Andie Springer, and James Moore.

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Accordant Commons Commissioned Works Concert

Automata, 504 Chung King Court, Los Angeles 90012 MAP

Accordant Commons performs their newly commissioned works including my piece The Sun Goes Mad.

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Accordant Commons Commissioned Works Concert

San Diego New Music MAP

San Diego New Music hosts LA vocal ensemble Accordant Commons Newly Commissioned Works Concert. This show will include the world premiere of my piece The Sun Goes Mad.

2015

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Stone Mason Projects presents Fury

The National Opera Center, 330 7th Ave, New York, NY 10001, United States MAP

Fury is the music of contemporary women composers. Along with my music this show will include the music of Lesley Flanigan, Jessica Meyer, Jenny Beck, Lauren Buchter, Niloufar Nourbhaksh, Pamela Stein Lynde, and more. With performances by Pamela Stein Lynde (soprano), Lesley Flanigan (soprano), Sara MacKimmie (soprano), Megan Ihnen (mezzo soprano), Kaya Katarzyna Bryla (violin), Jessica Meyer (viola), and Sugar Vendil (piano).

2014

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Spectrum Presents

Spectrum, Ludlow Street, New York, NY, United States MAP

An evening of my concert music as well as songs from my video song cycle Shadow of Corinth (with video by Anney Bonney and lyrics by Sara Wintz). Kathy Supové and Isabelle O'Connell will premiere my new 4-hand piano piece, The Dark Passenger. Kathy will also perform two solo piano compositions, Lucid and Our Mingling Arms. James Moore will perform Blowback, a solo electric guitar piece. The Shadow of Corinth song cycle will include performances by Kamala Sankaram, Pamela Stein, James Moore, Eric Clark and Owen Weaver.

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Carlsbad Music Festival's Village Walk

Giacoletti Music, Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA, United States MAP

Performing a set of my chamber songs with Christine Tavares Mocha, voice; Katie Campbell, voice; Marc Gasway, guitar and Lauren Baba, violin

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Carlsbad Music Festival's Village Walk

St. Michael's Chapel, Carlsbad, CA, United States MAP

Performing a set of my chamber songs with Christine Tavares Mocha, voice; Katie Campbell, voice; Marc Gasway, guitar and Lauren Baba, violin

2013

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Magnolias and Speed

Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA MAP

Demetrius Spaneas performs a concert of music including my piece for solo alto saxophone called Magnolias and Speed.

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Pigeon Coop Arts Salon

1315 Kellam Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90026 MAP

Music by JD Keith, the Shoestring Trio, Molly Thompson, and Rebecca Schiffman & Readings by J Ryan Stradal, Summer Block Kumar, and Scott Jacobson

2012

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Shadow of Corinth & Shivelights

Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014 MAP

This show will feature music from Shadow of Corinth, a video song cycle with video by Anney Bonney and lyrics by Sara Wintz. The wonderful Jennifer Stock will also be performing Shivelights, a cycle of piano miniatures with found sounds, live processing, and video.

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James Moore CA Spring tour

Meridian Gallery, 535 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 MAP

New York based guitarist James Moore performs a program of new music for National steel string guitar. Along with my composition Blowback, he'll be performing pieces by Lou Harrison, Larry Polansky, and John Zorn.

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James Moore CA Spring tour

UC Santa Cruz Music Center, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 MAP

New York based guitarist James Moore performs a program of new music for National steel string guitar. Along with my composition Blowback, he'll be performing pieces by Lou Harrison, Larry Polansky, and John Zorn.

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James Moore CA Spring tour - Fresh Sound Series

Space 4 Art, 325 15th Street, San Diego, CA 92101 MAP

New York based guitarist James Moore performs a program of new music for National steel string guitar. Along with my composition Blowback, he'll be performing pieces by Lou Harrison, Larry Polansky, and John Zorn.

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James Moore CA Spring tour - Blowback West Coast Premiere

The Wulf, 1026 South Sante Fe Avenue #203, Los Angeles, CA 90021 MAP

New York based guitarist James Moore performs a program of new music for National steel string guitar. Along with the west coast premiere of my composition Blowback, he'll be performing pieces by Lou Harrison, Larry Polansky, and John Zorn.

2011

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Music at First

First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn, 124 Henry Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY MAP

Kathy Supové will be performing two of my piano compositions; Lucid (solo piano), and Our Mingling Arms (the first piece I wrote for her). Kamala Sankaram and Lesley Flanigan will perform a set of songs I wrote based on Psalms. Finally, I'll be performing a new excerpt from my video opera called The Maid of Corinth, with video by Anney Bonney, libretto by Sara Wintz, and including performances by Kamala Sankaram, Lesley Flanigan, Eric Clark, James Moore, Joshua Lopes, and Ches Smith.

Lukas Ligeti will also have a set of compositions on this Music at First show.

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Music With a View

The Flea Theater, 41 White Street, New York, NY MAP

I'm excited to be performing a new piece called The Maid of Corinth on the opening night of Kathy Supové's Music With a View series. The piece is a multimedia work with video by Anney Bonney and includes the wonderful Dither electric guitar quartet as well as one of my favorite drummers, Ches Smith.

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Magnolias and Speed

Greenwich House, 46 Barrow Street, New York, NY MAP

Demetrius Spaneas performs my solo sax piece Magnolias and Speed as part of the Women's Work Festival.

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First Annual New Music Forum

Exapno New Music Community Center, 33 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY MAP

Ear to Mind's First Annual New Music Forum! Complimentary wine will be served throughout, and the discussion itself will happen from about 1:30-2:30pm. NYC-based German composer Reiko Fueting will be moderating and the board of panelists will include: Chris Cerrone, Kevin Clark, Vivian Fung, Ted Hearne, Inhyun Kim, Wil Smith, and myself. Admission is free!

2010

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Rock and a Hard Place

Littlefield Concert Hall, Mills College, Oakland, CA MAP

Concert of music focusing on the New Song Movement.

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Littoral Series: Dither and Sara Wintz

Issue Project Room, 232 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY MAP

This night of music and poetry celebrates the relaunch of The Pretty Panicks Press, an organization run by Sara Wintz which publishes beautifully compact compositions straight to your mailbox through the medium of the postcard. Dither will be playing two postcard pieces: "Swell Piece" by James Tenney and my piece called "Roar and Spit". Dither will also be performing pieces by Lisa R. Coons, Josh Lopes, and a new piece by David T. Little.

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Magnolias & Speed

Cornelia Street Cafe, New York, NY MAP

Demetrius Spaneas performs Magnolias & Speed.

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The Great Hush

Renee Weiler Concert Hall, 46 Barrow Street, New York, NY MAP

Margaret Lancaster performs a concert of flute pieces as part of the Women's Work Series.

2009

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Blowback Premier

The Stone, Avenue C and 2nd Street, New York, NY MAP

James Moore performs Blowback.

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Songstresses from the Edge

A'Roma Roasters, Santa Rosa, CA MAP

Jody Redhage and I perform sets of our music.

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Songstresses from the Edge

Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA MAP

Jody Redhage and I perform sets of our music. My set includes Kristine Barrett (vox), Ian Carey (trumpet), Cory Wright (sax and b. clarinet), and Isabel Douglass (accordion).

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Magnolias & Speed

TBA, Cambridge, MA MAP

Demetrius Spaneas performs Magnolias & Speed.

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World Premier of Rhapsody

First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn MAP

Jody Redhage performs the world premier of Rhapsody (text by Cynthia Huntington).

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Evening of Dark Lullabies (with Courtney Brown)

The Tank, 354 W. 45th Street, New York, NY MAP

Molly performs her dark lullabies with Jody Redhage (cello/voice), Daisy Press (voice), Nadje Noordhuis (trumpet), and Rob Wilkerson (sax). Also Courtney Brown performs her solo electronic cabaret act.

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New Music Bake Sale

First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn MAP

Newspeak and Ensemble de Sade present the First Annual New Music Bake Sale, a collective concert/fundraiser designed to bring together the remarkably diverse New York new music scene. Scarlet Tree Performances (my new project with Jody Redhage and Kamala Sankaram) presents the launch of their company at this exciting event.

2008

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Magnolias & Speed

Dniepropetrovsk Conservatory, Dniepropetrovsk, Ukraine MAP

Demetrius Spaneas performs my solo sax piece Magnolias & Speed.

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Night of songs with full band and Latitude/Longitude opening

Zebulon, Williamsburg, Brooklyn MAP

A night of songs performed with Kamala Sankaram, vox; Mellissa Hughes, vox; Jody Redhage, cello/vox; Adam Fisher, cello; Zach Brock, violin; Taylor Levine, electric guitar; Katie Porter Maxwell, bass clarinet; Sycil Mathai, trumpet; Matt Renzi, sax and Eleonore Oppenheim, bass. Latitude/Longitude opens the night with their atmospheric experimental pop.

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Evening of music with Celestial Mechanics, Alex Temple, and Shakk Rocket

Pianos, New York, NY MAP

An awesome night of music featuring my music along with the music of Celestial Mechanics, Alex Temple, and Shakk Rocket.

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Magnolias & Speed

Kyrgyzstan State College of Music, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan MAP

Demetrius Spaneas performs my solo sax piece Magnolias & Speed.

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Magnolias & Speed

US Embassy, Tashkent, Uzbekistan MAP

Demetrius Spaneas performs my solo sax piece Magnolias & Speed.

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Red Pepper Sessions

Laila Lounge, Williamsburg, Brooklyn MAP

Red Pepper Sessions present my music along with the music of Electrocab. Live music from 9-11pm, DJ's Beverly Chills, Brian Shelton & Johnny Fingers spin until close.

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Magnolias & Speed

American Center, Moscow, Russia MAP

Demetrius Spaneas performs my solo sax piece Magnolias & Speed. Sponsored by the US State Department.

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Toneland Security

Charlotte Jackson Project Space, Santa Fe, NM MAP

Margaret Lancaster performs "The Great Hush" as part of a program called Toneland Security.

2007

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New Year's Eve at I-Park Artist Residency

I-Park, East Haddam, CT MAP

I perform premiers of two songs as part of I-Park's New Year's Eve festivities.

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Magnolias & Speed

Mayakovsky Library, St. Petersburg, Russia MAP

Demetrius Spaneas performs my piece Magnolias & Speed as part of a solo concert. In conjunction with the American Corners program and the US Embassy and State Department.

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Omnibus Composers Laboratory and Festival

Ilkom Theatre, Tashkent, Uzbekistan MAP

Demetrius Spaneas performs my solo sax piece Magnolias & Speed.

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I-Park Artist Residency Benefit

I-Park, East Haddam, CT MAP

Songs from ASH are the featured live entertainment for the I-Park Artist Residency benefit.

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Ambul Festival

Ambul Festival, Sophia, Bulgaria MAP

Demetrius Spaneas performs my solo sax piece Magnolias & Speed.

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Magnolias & Speed

Apositsia Forum, St. Petersburg, Russia MAP

Demetrius Spaneas performs my solo sax piece Magnolias & Speed.

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World Premier of Magnolias & Speed

Long Arms Festival; DOM Cultural Center, Moscow, Russia MAP

Demetrius Spaneas performs the world premier of my solo alto saxophone piece, Magnolias & Speed.

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Songs from ASH

169 Bar, New York, NY MAP

I perform songs from ASH with Mellissa Hughes (voice) and Adam Fisher (cello).

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Meme Festival of Music

Galapagos Art Space, Williamsburg, Brooklyn MAP

I perform songs from ASH with Mellissa Hughes (voice), Adam Fisher (cello), Sycil Mathai (trumpet), and Demetrius Spaneas (alto sax).

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Make Music NY Festival

Cornelia Street Café, New York, NY MAP

Performance of In C with Composers Collaborative Inc. as part of the Make Music NY Festival.

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Songs from ASH (with Passenger Fish)

Monkeytown, Williamsburg, Brooklyn MAP

I open for the band Passenger Fish performing songs from ASH with Jody Redhage (voice, cello), Sycil Mathai (trumpet), and Demetrius Spaneas (alto sax).

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Music With a View

The Flea Theater, New York, NY MAP

I perform the world premier of three pieces written for the Y Trio (Jody Redhage, Eileen Mack, and Jonathan Shapiro), Latitude/Longitude (Patrick Kane McCarthy and Michael Garofalo), and Kamala Sankaram.

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ASH CD Release Party

Galapagos Art Space, Williamsburg, Brooklyn MAP

The progressive chamber songs from ASH will be performed live (9pm) by Molly Thompson with Jody Redhage, Kamala Sankaram, Kathleen Supové, Patrick Kane McCarthy, Peter Hess, Nabate Isles, and Margaret Lancaster. Wil Smith and James Moore follow (9:45pm) with a set of laptop/electric guitar music. The night continues with DJ NEVET (10:30pm) spinning Brazilian Funk, R&B, Hip-Hop and Reggae. Finally, White Lime Records introduces the Modern Dance Awareness Society (11pm) who will keep the party moving into the early morning hours.