ERIN ROGERS, gUEST COMPOSER
Erin Rogers is a composer and saxophonist based in New York City. Named a “rising star” (Broadway World), her music has been described as “whimsical, theatrical” (Brooklyn Vegan), “a wild ride” (An Earful), and “so complex, it’s primitive.” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), exploring the intersection of chamber music, sound alchemy, and theatre, moving freely between acoustic and electronic worlds. Rogers’ works have been featured at Lincoln Center, Prototype Festival, Carnegie Hall, MATA Festival, wasteLAnd, French Quarter Festival, Nief-Norf, Ecstatic Music Festival, Círculo de Bellas Artes (Madrid), Resonanzraum (Hamburg), Musikhochschule (Freiburg), International Festival of New Music "Manuel Enríquez" (Mexico), NyMusikk Bergen (Norway), and the Edmonton Fringe Festival (Canada). Rogers is co-artistic director of thingNY, Hypercube, New Thread Quartet, and Popebama. She has collaborated with ensembles such as yarn/wire, Contemporaneous, International Contemporary Ensemble, wildUp, Talea, and Decoder, crossing genres from theatre-to-improv-to-installation-to-silence, through projects with Orange Theatre, Varispeed, Experiments-in-Opera, Panoply Performance Lab, Harvestworks, HERE Arts Center, and Music for Contemplation. Her solo album Dawntreader will be released Fall 2019 on Relative Pitch Records.