Bodies as Technology
Sunday, December 10, 8pm
CPR – Center for Performance Research
361 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
A robot improvises on bata drums and synths. A real and a ‘human’ cello play one another. Mobile colored lightbulbs choreograph a tiny electronic orchestra.
Six composer-performers present radical perspectives on the body as a form of technology. Works by Efraín Rozas / Viola Yip / Dennis Sullivan / Weston Olencki / Bethany Younge / Jenna Lyle
with Popebam (Erin Rogers/Dennis Sullivan) / Nina Dante / Laura Cocks / Eric Fernandez / Lester St. Louis
The first in a new series of curated events directed by composers Viola Yip and Julian Day. Come hang with us afterwards!
Live Music Life Drawing w/ Brandon Lopez, Nina Dante
We’re playing a live drawing improv session and it’s open to the public!
Fri, Dec 1 @6:30pm
Pete’s Candy Store
709 Lorimer St
Brooklyn, New York 11211
Popebama joins Brandon Lopez and Nina Dante THIS FRIDAY, starting at 6/6:30p for a life drawing session curated by Amy Garapic of TIGUE. The quartet will play an improvised music set accompanied by contemporary dance superstar Fiona Lundie. At 7:45p the music continues with PRIMA.
Participation is up to you. Drawing is not required, but greatly encouraged. The music & company will be bonkers regardless.
6p- Come mingle, grab a drink, a seat, & set up
6:30-745p – Draw or just enjoy as Nina, Brandon, Dennis, Erin & Fiona mesmerize your eyes & ears.
745-845p – PRIMA will perform. Keep drawing if you like.
Rage Thormbones // Popebama
Wednesday, November 29, 8:00pm
Scholes Street Studio
375 Lorimer St
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Two duos with unnecessarily nonsensical names play some weird and hard music for y’all.
Erin Rogers – Wormhole
Dennis Sullivan – Gamma Chamber
CATHERINE LAMB – PERIPHERY [FOR TWO]
CHARLIE SDRAULIG – ALIKE AND APART
ADI SNIR – STRAINER
(popebama is erin rogers, saxes & other stuff; dennis sullivan, percussions & other stuff too)
[RAGE THORMBONES IS WESTON OLENCKI AND MATT BARBIER PLAYING TROMBONES SOMETIMES]
Friday, January 26
Western Michigan University
Popebama performs all new works for saxophones, percussion, and electronics:
Wormhole by Rogers
Gamma Chamber by Sullivan
Splice Festival Website
Sound Traffic Series
Monday, September 11, 8:30pm
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia St
New York, NY 10014
Popebama performs Call Center by Erin Rogers for Actor/Soprano saxophonist + Percussion/electronics. Sound Traffic series, curated by Hitomi Honda, is a concert series that features composers. Other works on the program by Howie Kenty, Lynn Bechtold and Akio Mokuno.
Image created by Yuka Murakami
Popebama in Canada
Popebama makes its international debut at Edmonton’s famous Fringe Festival! Works by Dennis Sullivan, Matthew Shlomowitz, Georges Aperghis, and Erin Rogers.
Monday, August 21 @8pm
Tickets available at the Fringe Box Office
Wee Book Inn
10310 Whyte Ave.
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Catch all the other great acts as part of New music Edmonton’s “Bring Your Own Venue” (BYOV):
Living Sculpture Garden:
July 24, 2017 // 12pm-2pm
Interdisciplinary artist Brandon Perdomo will host performers from NYC during an afternoon of contemporary theater, dance, with music by Erin Rogers and Dennis Sullivan (Popebama). The performance is also a culmination of his earlier workshops at Socrates: ‘Masks for MVMT’ Saturday Sculpture Workshop on July 22 and Living-Sculpture Garden pop-up installations on July 24 (12-2pm) and July 26 (7-9pm). Perdomo’s performative work has manifested as a modern presentation of dance and theater incorporating music, multi-media presentation, and practice from Ankoku Butoh.
FREE. NO RSVP REQUIRED.
Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11106
2017 New Music Gathering
Popebama plays the 2017 New Music Gathering at Bowling Green State University, hosted by the Mid-American Center for Contemporary Music.
New Music Gathering 2017
BGSU | May 11-13
DAY ONE | Thursday, May 11
Moore Musical Arts Center
Bowling Green, OH
Jordan Ashley Curcuruto
Installation 1: The New Music Remix Machine by Warren Enström & Jason Charney generates an evolving sonic tapestry using recordings submitted by the New Music community.
Full schedule of events: HERE
$50 Conference Pass Presale ($60 at the door)
$20 Day Pass
Popebama (Erin Rogers & Dennis Sullivan) are playing the goodbye-party to the firehouse and a hello-party to the new space in sunset park. Show goes from 4:00 – 12:00 and on. We’re on at 5:40! Jonathan Kane’s band February will close out the night starting around 11. There will be a 50/50 cash raffle and the usual beer and wine available.
Come out and support a great community venue, committed to hosting under-represented art. Huge thanks to Sandra Sprecher for her tireless work in this regard.
Home Audio, Brooklyn
Popebama plays Home Audio, Brooklyn
Saturday, November 12, 2016 @8:00pm
69 Clifton Pl, Unit 1
Permutations Season 5: Popebama/Ogni Suono
Popebama (Erin Rogers, saxophones and Dennis Sullivan, percussion) and Ogni Suono (Noa Even and Phil Pierick, saxophones) team up for the opening concert of Permutations’ 5th Season at Scholes Street Studio. Ogni Suono will present the New York premiere of my piece “Clamor.”
October 8, 2016, 8pm
Scholes Street Studio
375 Lorimer St.
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Cash Only: $15 / $10 students
Popebama (Erin Rogers, saxophone; Dennis Sullivan, percussion) will perform four adventurous works featuring saxophone, multi-percussion, vocals, and electronics. Northern Cities, the 5th of Matthew Shlomowitz’s Letter Pieces, combines physical activities and sound events invented by the performers and performed within a fixed order, structured by the composer. Paul Pinto’s Hack It is a virtuosic scene for very quick speakers from Paul’s upcoming opera-in-development Thomas Paine in Violence. Broken Umbrella by Erin Rogers is an embellished excerpt from the Call Center scene of thingNY’s opera This Takes Place Close By, featuring a day-in- the-life of a 911 operator. Shedding Waste, by Dennis Sullivan, invites the listener into a virtuosic sound world using table-top percussion to mimic and distort the extended techniques in the saxophone.
Matthew Shlomowitz — Letter Piece #5 – Northern Cities
Paul Pinto — Hack It!
Erin Rogers — Broken Umbrella
Dennis Sullivan — Shedding Waste
Ogni Suono’s program features pieces from SaxoVoce, a long-term project exploring the wide-ranging musical, dramatic, and theatrical possibilities inherent in the synthesis of saxophone and voice. In Vocalise II, Felipe Lara explores new timbral, rhythmic, harmonic, and expressive possibilities by means of playing and singing through the saxophones simultaneously, echoing twelfth-century Pérotin organum. Kate Soper’s OTOTOI uses the two players, their instruments and their voices, to dramatize the dialogue between the terror of the future and the dread of the present expressed in Aeschylus’ Agamemnon. Full of instrumental racket, vocal noise, and sounds from somewhere-in-between, Erin Rogers’ Clamor is an oversaturation of human and instrument. Inspired by the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins, Zach Sheets uses the contours of the performers’ voices as seeds from which the melodic shapes bloom in his dare-gale, speaks and spells.
Kate Soper — OTOTOI (2015)
Felipe Lara — Vocalise II (2016)
Zach Sheets — dare-gale, speaks and spells (2016)
Erin Rogers — Clamor (2016)
VU Symposium, Park City, UT
Popebama – Shedding Waste
Jim Santy Auditorium
Park City Library (3rd Floor)
1255 Park Ave
Park City, Utah 84060
Popebama, Trash Stack, Radical 2, Sam Kulik & Amirthda Kidambi @ JACK, Brooklyn
Dennis Sullivan and I have a new project called Popebama. We’re really excited to be playing a new work by Dennis for saxophone, percussion and implements. This piece is going to rock your world, along with the whole line-up so don’t miss it!
Sunday, April 24th, 8pm
505 Waverly Ave
Radical 2 – Dennis Sulllivan and Levy Lorenzo
Popebama – Dennis Sullivan and Erin Rogers
Trash Stack – Ed RosenBerg, Dennis Sullivan, and Jay Sorce
Sam Kulik’s “The Broadcast”
Morton Feldman’s “Voices and Cello” + Improvisations
Amirtha Kidambi – voice
Alice Teyssier – voice
Leila Bordreuil – cello