SHIFTS - University of Southampton, England

On January 27, 2019 the University of Southampton Music Department presents SHIFTS, a concert of ensemble music directed by Ben Oliver. Turner Sims Hall, 7 pm.

Steve Reich: Music for a Large Ensemble

Lois V Vierk: Red Shift

music by

Ben Oliver

Drew Crawford

Brona Martin

The minimalist movement was one of the key shifts in contemporary music of the last fifty years, with the focus on repetition, limitation and employing clear processes exerting influence on a wide range of artists and musical genres.

 In this concert leading visiting musicians will play alongside students and staff in performances of Steve Reich's superb 'Music for a Large Ensemble' (1979), Lois V Vierks post-minimal masterpiece 'Red Shift' (1989) and three new works by Southampton faculty composers Drew Crawford, Brona Martin and Benjamin Oliver.

 Each work will subvert and shift expectations in compelling ways.



Arcana Brass - Philadelphia

On January 18, 2019 at 8 pm Bowerbird presents a program featuring musicians from Arcana Brass, including two Lois V Vierk pieces --

Lois V Vierk: Jagged Mesa for brass ensemble, conducted by Jay Krush

Lois V Vierk: Sunbow for brass quintet

Rene Orth: Leaguered in Fire, Lagooned in Gold for brass quintet

George Walker: Music for Brass, Sacred and Profane for brass quintet

Igor Stravinsky: Fanfare for a New Theater for two trumpets

Dustin Hurt: Per Novem for brass ensemble

The Rotunda - 4014 Walnut St Philadelphia PA 19104 - Admission: Free


klubkatarakt Festival - Hamburg, Germany

On January 17, 2019 at 8 pm pianist Ju-Ping Song, a festival Artist-in-Residence, performs music by women composers

Lois V Vierk - Spin 2 (version for 1 piano live and 1 piano recorded)

Rahilia Hasanova - Monad

Nicole Lizée - Hitchcock Etudes

Anna Thorvaldsdottir & Sigurdur Gudjonsson - Trajectories for prepared piano, soundtrack and video



September 7, 2018 at 7 pm

TILT Brass and friends perform works for multiple trumpets

Lois V Vierk - Cirrus

Julius Eastman - Joy Boy

Julius Eastman - Trumpet

Chris McIntyre - Selections from Presencing Piece

John Gibson - Multiples

The New School, Stiefel Hall 4th floor, 55 W 13th Street, NYC