CCI – Workshop + Performance

Popebama joins Unheard-of//Ensemble and composition faculty for the Collaborative Composition Initiative at Stony Brook University. As part of CCI’s intensive 5 day workshop from July 10-13th, 2021, Popebama will give a Q&A session followed by an evening performance streamed on YouTube.

July 12, 2021 // 5pm ET
Q&A – for CCI participants only

July 12, 2021 // 8pm ET
Concert performance by Popebama – FREE + open to the public
Stream direct from Popebama’s YouTube Channel

Program: new works written by and for Popebama
Gamma Chamber by Dennis Sullivan
Fuse by Patrick Chan
an infinite sea of particles by Chris Biggs
Showdown by Popebama

More info on CCI HERE


Guest Ensemble, Splice 2021

Popebama (Erin Rogers + Dennis Sullivan) will be the featured guest ensemble at Splice 2021. The online institute runs June 28 through July 2 and features public performances.

*Check back for performance schedule*

SPLICE Institute is an online, week-long, intensive summer program for performers, composers, and composer-performers interested in music that combines live performance and electronics.

For info about Splice:
For info about Popebama:

Open Call: Merche Blasco @The Shed

Popebama (Erin Rogers + Dennis Sullivan) will join multimedia artist + composer Merche Blasco for Open Call.

Jun 24 + 25, 2021
The Shed, NYC

Info + Tickets

Infrequent Seams Streamfest 2

Catch Popebama on the Infrequent Seams Streamfest alongside an incredible lineup of artists. Set #1 is a performance of “Fuse” by Patrick Chan while set #2 features two newly minted works from the Popebama vault, including the Dennis Sullivan‘s “Gamma Chamber” and the ultimate joystick competition “Showdown.”

Thurs, June 17 @7:00p ET
The live stream is hosted on Bandcamp, and requires a free Bandcamp fan account to view.
Link to tickets ($5) and stream HERE


Apr 22, 2021 @7:30pm EDT – ONLINE: The UVA Department of Music and The Bridge PAI present Telemetry, a streaming event featuring Popebama. The NYC-based experimental duo will present the video premiere performance of Ryan Carraher’s …and try to become the Light? an ever-contorting, other-worldly journey of body, mind and reality, followed by Chin Ting Chan’s Fuse I, an exploration of hollow sounds, electronic triggers and ensemble interplay. Popebama will also perform co-composed work by the performers, Erin Rogers and Dennis Sullivan.

Music begins at 7:30pm streaming from

Yarn/Wire Feedback: Episode 43

Thurs, Apr 15 @3p EDT – ONLINE: Popebama (Erin Rogers + Dennis Sullivan) chat with Yarn/Wire + Andrea Violet Lodge in Feedback: Episode 43
Is there something you really want to know?
Send questions in advance to:

from the edge

Johnstone Fund presents Popebama + Tower Duo
3pm EDT // Sun, Aug 9
Watch the show at:

NYC-based duo Popebama (Erin Rogers, saxophone + Dennis Sullivan, percussion) and Columbus-based Tower Duo (Erin Helgeson Torres, flute + Michael Rene Torres, saxophone) team up for an afternoon of video premieres presented by the Johnstone Fund for New Music. Tower Duo leads the show with the premiere of “Deceptive Stillness: Isolation Vignettes” by Michael Rene Torres, a new work of 8 miniatures for flute and saxophone and video that explores eclectic scenes and sounds. Popebama takes the stage with the premiere of Wing, a story told through small sounds and sentence fragments by Obie award winning composer/playwright, Rick Burkhardt followed by the premiere of edgewise, a masked excursion into the world of electronic voice phenomena for two performers + electronics, by Kittie Cooper. The program will conclude with Rogers’ Light-On-Light – a fiery adventure in time and transit.

Nation Building:
a debut album from Popebama

A debut album from Popebama and Gold Bolus Recordings
Available on CD + Digital Release August 7, 2020
Preorders available July 15, 2020

Erin Rogers
saxophones, vocals, electronics
Dennis Sullivan
percussion, vocals, electronics

Nation Building is a guide to forging a new sound world in four distinct tracks. Seasoned composer-performer- improvisers, Erin Rogers and Dennis Sullivan launched Popebama in 2016, pooling their collective everythings to uncover new ground. Through concept, play, notation, performance, and extensive touring, these four works, two by Rogers, two by Sullivan, are now available as studio versions, capturing the high-energy, virtuosic performances of Popebama’s noisy, experimental sound, that includes multi-instrument setups, text settings, and custom electronics.

Popebama @Charlotte New Music Festival

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Charlotte New Music Festival presents
Popebama (1pm) & the Byrne:Kozar:Duo (1:30pm)

You can watch the live concert on either:
YouTube Live –
Facebook Live –

Popebama will be present a series of quiet but energetic pieces amplifying small sounds in a small apartment. Composed in -the-moment, by Erin Rogers (saxophone) + Dennis Sullivan (percussion).

The Byrne:Kozar:Duo will be presenting music by Icelandic composer Finnur Karlsson, NYC based vocalist and composer Jeffrey Gavett, and a sneak preview of a new work by Beth Wiemann!

Popebama takes residency as part of the Collaborative Composition Initiative (CCI)

Popebama joins Unheard-of//Ensemble and composition faculty for the Collaborative Composition Initiative at Stony Brook University. As part of CCI’s intensive 5 day workshop from June 15-19th, 2020, Popebama will give a Q&A session followed by an evening performance via Zoom virtual meeting software:

June 17, 2020 // 5pm
Q&A – for CCI participants only

June 17, 2020 // 7pm
Concert performance by Popebama – for CCI participants only
Links will be provided.

Program: new works written for Popebama
Wing by Rick Burkhardt
edgewise by Kittie Cooper

Each of the twelve composer participants selected will workshop and premiere a new work written for Unheard-of//Ensemble. A typical day consists of composition lessons or open workshop rehearsals in the morning. Afternoon seminars focus on a wide variety of topics (fundraising, practical electronics in new music, performance and politicization in composition, graphic scores and notation), along with workshopping and group collaborations between composer participants. Each night features a concert by Unheard-of, faculty, and guests performing 21st century works alongside composer workshop premieres. All composer participants will receive audio and video recording of their work at the end of the festival.

More info on CCI HERE

Popebama + Decoder present:
Fight Songs
Unterdeck // Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg

Tuesday, March 10, 2020  // 8:30pm


Popebama in Berlin @KM28

Monday, March 2, 2019
Karl-Marx-Strasse 28 (Berlin Neukölln)
show: 8:30 // doors: 7:30

Bearthoven: New Works ft. Popebama @ LPR

6:30 (doors)
Le Poisson Rouge (map)
158 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10012

Popebama joins Bearthoven for their returns to LPR and the third annual ‘New Works’ concert. Performing works by Rogers, Sullivan and Rogers-and-Sullivan, Popebama will join the bill for an opening set. Bearthoven will presents NYC premieres of two substantial new pieces by Bang on a Can co-founder Michael Gordon and Kinds of Kings co-founder Shelley Washington.

Tickets available here – more information available here
Table Seating: $25 advance, $30 day of show
Standing Room: $15 advance, $20 day of show

Popebama Masterclass-Performance //
University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD)

Date: October 14, 2019
Time: 8:00pm

Popebama travels to the great state of Minnesota in October! Pleased to be performing at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), we will present works by Erin Rogers and Dennis Sullivan.

Monday, October 14, 2019 // 8:00pm
University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD)

Guest Artist // Popebama
St. Cloud State

Popebama travels to the great state of Minnesota in October! Pleased to be performing at St. Cloud State, we will present works by Jenna Lyle, Paul Pinto, Erin Rogers and Dennis Sullivan.

Tuesday, October 15 2019 // 7:30pm
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall
620 3rd Ave. So.
St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

More info HERE

Popebama // evening concert @CCI // Stony Brook

Date: August 15, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Collaborative Composition Initiative
August 12-17, 2019
Stony Brook University

Unheard-of//Ensemble and composition faculty Erin Rogers host the Collaborative Composition Initiative at Stony Brook University. The CCI is an intensive 5 day workshop from August 12-17th, 2019 consisting of four concerts, daily seminars and master classes, and one-on-one collaboration with faculty and fellow composers.

Concert IV– Popebama
Thursday, August 15, 7pm
Staller Center for the Arts
Stony Brook University
Works by: Rogers, Sullivan, Pinto

Far Out Music/Outer Borough Series:

Experimental, improvised, new composed and other intrepid music in Queens.

Wednesday, April 24 // 9 PM
Terraza 7
4019 Gleane St
Elmhurst, New York 1137

Popebama: Erin Rogers (saxophones), and Dennis Sullivan (percussion)

NYC-based composer-performers, apply text, electronics, and high-energy instrumental writing, to communicate to worlds beyond measly Earth (though we love Earth and the rich soil), through virtuosic execution of non-traditional sounds.

Ravish Momin (drum kit and electronics) & Ricardo Gallo (synthesizers)

Momin and Gallo will perform for the first time as duo bringing together their common interests in music technology and its possibilities for improvising and developing original beats rooted in their backgrounds in the music of South India, North Africa, Middle East, West Africa and its diaspora and Latin America.

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Ball State University Festival of New Music presents Popebama

Mar 14-16   – Erin Rogers + Dennis Sullivan, featured composers/performers
49th Festival of New Music, Ball State University, Muncie, IN – CALL FOR SCORES

The School of Music at Ball State University featured guest artist Popebama at the 49th Annual Festival of New Music. From March 14-16, 2019, the “noisily virtuosic” duo of Erin Rogers and Dennis Sullivan performed adventurous works for saxophone, percussion and electronics over 5 concerts, including new works by Rick Burkhardt, Chin Ting Chan, and winners of the festival’s call-for-scores, Chelsea Loew and Jeff Herriott.

yarn/wire Residency @The Stone

Jan 30 – Yarn | Wire Stone Residency
               Y/W premieres new works by Erin Rogers, Dennis Sullivan
+ performances by Popebama
The Stone, NYC

January 29: Yarn/Wire + Rick Burkhardt
January 30: Yarn/Wire + Erin Rogers, Dennis Sullivan & Popebama
January 31: Yarn/Wire + Katherine Young
February 1: Yarn/Wire + Annie Lewandowski (Powerdove)
February 2: Yarn/Wire + Travis Laplante

8:30pm | $20
more information here
For information about event accessibility accommodations, please contact

The Stone
Glassbox Theatre
The New School
55 W.13th Street

Popebama in Boston

Dec 9 – Second Sundays Concert Series presents Popebama
              Boston Sculptors Gallery

Photo credit: Aaron Jay Meyers

European Tour

Oct 18 – Decoder Ensemble presents “Never Sleeps”
              World premiere of new works by Erin Rogers, Dennis Sullivan, Tristan                    Perich & more.
Resonanzraum, Hamburg

Oct 25 – Artist talk + Concert // Hochschule für Musik Freiburg // starts at 12pm
Directions HERE

Oct 28 – Popebama performs at Splendor with The Shackle Affair
              Tickets HERE

The Hague
Oct 27 – Popebama Euro tour continues at Studio LOOS
              Den Haag, Netherlands

Nov 2 – Popebama performs at nyMusikk Bergen with Toyen Fil og Klafferi
             Bergen, Norway

Popebama @UMass Amherst

Popebama kicks off the season with a visit to UMass Amherst on September 6th, premiering new works by Jenna Lyle and Daniel Silliman, presenting masterclasses on saxophone & percussion + performances of our greatest hits

Thursday, September 6 @7:30pm
Bezanson Recital Hall
Fine Arts Center
151 Presidents Dr
Amherst, MA 01003
FREE / open to the public

1:10-2:15pm (open to the public) classroom TBA.

The Walden School

Popebama works with young musicians and premieres student works at The Walden School Summer Music Camp.

July 10th
The Walden School
Dublin, NH

Popebama // Tuesday Night Mega Power Concerts // Arete Gallery

Will Lang Presents: Tuesday Night Mega Power Concerts
June 19th // $15

7 pm – Bit Flip Radio (Nicole Camacho/Drake Anderson)
9 pm – Popebama (Erin Rogers/Dennis Sullivan) 

Popebama: Erin Rogers (saxophones) / Dennis Sullivan (percussion), NYC-based composer-performers, apply text, electronics, and high-energy instrumental writing to communicate to audiences through virtuosic execution of non- traditional sounds.

More info HERE

Popebama @Re:Sound 2018 // Cleveland Uncommon Sound Project

Re:Sound is an annual new music festival that brings together and showcases pioneers in the arts with diverse programming at venues throughout Cleveland.

Popebama plays FRIDAY, JUNE 8 – 8:00PM


Stephan Haluska
Nick Zoulek
Ben Willis

By connecting local and visiting artists, the festival further propels the innovation and artistry flourishing in Northeast Ohio.

Check out a review of the concert from Cleveland Classical.

Photo credit: Noa Even (L) & Megan Sullivan (R)

NASA 2018

Popebama is bringing the rig to Cincinnati for the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference, alongside Branford Marsalis/James Bunte, beatboxer Derek Brown and Om Srivastava’s sax-tabla coalition.

Wormhole by Erin Rogers
Shedding Waste by Dennis Sullivan

Saturday, March 10 @7pm
Corbett Hall
Cincinnati Conservatory
290 45221, CCM Blvd,
Cincinnati, OH 45219

Living Room: Stephe Cooper / Jessica Pavone / Popebama

Sunday, February 11, 7:30pm
The Footlight
465 Seneca Ave
Ridgewood, NY 11385

Popebama and The Footlight present an evening of sonic exploration and various absurdities featuring Ridgewood and Astoria based artists.

Stephen Cooper of Cloud Becomes Your Hand :: Solo Set
Jessica Pavone – Solo set
–Popebama (Erin Rogers :: Dennis Sullivan)
—AND a special one time performance featuring all 4 artists—.

This program is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Splice Festival

Friday, January 26, 8pm
Concert II: Dalton Recital Hall

Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 

Popebama performs all new works for saxophones, percussion, and electronics:
Wormhole by Rogers
Gamma Chamber
 by Sullivan
Splice Festival Schedule

Winter Shitfest at H0l0

Thursday, January 11
Doors: 7pm
Popebama plays The Winter Shitfest at H0l0 with:

THE MESS ESPECIALE (+ Matt Nelson – Chris)

1090 Wyckoff Ave.
Brooklyn, New York

#noisemusic #freeimprovisation

FB event click HERE

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
$10 admission

Two duos with unnecessarily nonsensical names play some weird and hard music for y’all.

Erin Rogers – Wormhole
Dennis Sullivan – Gamma Chamber

Rage Thormbones

(popebama is erin rogers, saxes & other stuff; dennis sullivan, percussions & other stuff too)

Sound Traffic Series

Monday, September 11, 8:30pm
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia St
New York, NY 10014
$10 admission

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
BYOV #20
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.‎


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

Arlene Sierra
Jordan Ashley Curcuruto
Ian Dicke

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

Firehouse PARTY

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.

Saturday, Feb 4th (4pm-1am Feb 5th) Popebama goes on: 5:40 pm
The Firehouse Space
246 Frost St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
$15 donation at the door if you are not playing.

More information HERE
Facebook RSVP HERE

Home Audio, Brooklyn

Popebama plays Home Audio, Brooklyn

Saturday, November 12, 2016 @8:00pm
69 Clifton Pl, Unit 1
Brooklyn, NY

Projections by VJ Mamiko Kushida! Music by Aperture Duo, with Adrianne Pope and Linnea PowellDevin Gray and Mat Maneri, and Popebama with Erin Rogers and Dennis Sullivan.

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)

Diabolical Records, Salt Lake City

Thurs, July 7 @8pm
Christian Asplund & co.

It Foot, It Ears

Diabolical Records
238 S. Edison St.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

VU Symposium, Park City, UT

Wednesday, July 6 @2pm
Popebama – Shedding Waste
VU Symposium
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