July 23rd, 7pm at Living Arts of Tulsa, in conjunction with the New Music Committee and New Arts Camp, presents visiting artists Jeff Young, Paul Pinto, members from thingsNY and Tulsa-based artist Paul Sweet and David Broome (Little Boxes).

Paul Pinto is a composer, writer and multi-disciplinary performer. He founded the experimental music ensembles thingNY and Varispeed. His latest album with Jeffrey Young is the operatic political satire …Patriots…, and his album minis/Trajectories features eight of his verbose chamber compositions. Paul has recently played the lead in Eight Songs for a Mad King, originated the role of Balaga in Broadway’s Great Comet of 1812, arranged and performed the works of Robert Ashley, and premiered his own psychedelic electroacoustic opera Thomas Paine in Violence with Joan La Barbara. http://pfpinto.com

Jeffrey Young is a composer and violinist based in Boston, MA who specializes in experimental, rock, and classical music. He performs with thingNY, LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI, The World/Inferno Friendship Society, and Valerie Kuehne and the Wasps Nests, among others. Much of his work is created through collaborative, interdisciplinary processes with other artists, including several projects combining music and theater that have toured across North America and Europe. As a solo performer, he creates music for violin and the software Ableton Live. http://jeffrey-young.com

thingNY is a New York-based 501c3 not-for-profit collective of composer-performers who create and perform theatrically charged experimental music, champion the work of avant-garde and contemporary classical composers, and collaborate across disciplines, media and genres. Since their first concert in 2006, thingNY’s projects have included four collaboratively created operas; two full-length albums; collaborations with Varispeed, Helado Negro, Orange Theatre, and others; their SPAM avant-garde variety show; site specific works at Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, the Queens Museum, and in homes around NYC; programs featuring composers from Berio to Globokar to Robert Ashley to Rick Burkhardt to your next-door neighbor; and over a hundred premieres of new music. Their work has been supported by the Amphion Foundation, Aaron Copland Fund, Chamber Music America, Alice M. Ditson Fund, New Music USA Impact Fund, the New York Department of Cultural Affairs, Network of Ensemble Theaters (NET/TEN), and the Queens Council on the Arts. thingNY is Gelsey Bell, Andrew Livingston, Paul Pinto, Erin Rogers, Dave Ruder, and Jeffrey Young.

Bonnie Lander is an avant-garde soprano, violinist, free improviser, and composer based in the Baltimore and Philadelphia areas. As a performer and composer Bonnie specializes in works that combine free improvisation with structured composition. In the past few years she developed a series of graphic scores called “Objects in Space” and a series of theatrical works called “inside Voices,” the latter of which are intended to relay to the audience the experience of voices, noises, and emotional narratives of the performer’s mind through the operatic use of timbre, resonance, and articulation, as well as visceral, gut wrenching emotion.

Bonnie is a founding member of NYC chamber ensemble Rhymes With Opera, where she has been active as a performer, composer, and board member for over ten years.  Last year she completed her DMA at the University of California San Diego in Contemporary Vocal Performance. Most recently, Bonnie was supported as an Artist In Residence at Camphill Soltane in Glenmoore, PA and as part of her residency curated an experimental concert series at Community Arts Phoenixville featuring regional, national, and international experimental music performers. This upcoming season Bonnie will be touring with San Diego violinist Batya MacAdam-Somer on a production of György Kurtág’s epic work: “Kafka Fragments” for voice and violin. For more information, please visit www.bonnielander.com.

Little Boxes (David Broome and Paul Sweet) is a performance duo that combines musical and visual experimentations into a collection of peculiar vignettes. They play with electronics, light puppetry, and a multitude keyboard instruments.