October 9, 2013
Requests, performed by Holly Roadfeldt, piano, Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College, Easton PA.
October 22, 2013
A Baby Bigger Grows Than Up Was, Vol. I: A to breathing, performed by loadbang, Evolution Series, An Die Musik, Baltimore, MD
November 24, 2013
21 Miles to Coolville, presented on masterclass with Dark in the Song, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
December 11, 2013
Requests, performed by performed by Holly Roadfeldt, piano, Kendal at Longwood, Kennett Square, PA.
December 19, 2013
Requests, performed by Holly Roadfeldt, piano, Methodist Country House, Wilmington, DE.
February 3, 2014
Requests, performed by Holly Roadfeldt, piano, Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, Ludwig Recital Hall, Kent State University, Kent, OH.
March 9, 2014
•a•r••t act, performed by Volti Choir, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, San Francisco, CA, March 7, All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Palo Alto, CA, March 8, and David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA.
March 28, 2014
A Baby Bigger Grows Than Up Was [complete], performed by loadbang, DiMenna Center for the Arts, New York, NY.
April 23, 2014
Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death Remix, performed by the Peabody Wind Ensemble, with the composer on solo toy piano and Harlan Parker conducting, Friedberg Recital Hall, Baltimore, MD.
April 29, 2014
Requests, performed by Holly Roadfeldt, piano, Will W. Orr Auditorium, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA.
May 1, 2014
Requests, performed by Holly Roadfeldt, piano, Dana New Music Festival XXX, Dana School of Music, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH.
July 13, 2013
Criminal Element infully staged performances presented by Rhymes With Opera with puppetry and design by Valeska Populoh (Chair of Fiber Arts at MICA) and film by Meg Rorison. Production co-directed by Smooke and Populoh. Jack Space, Brooklyn, NY, July 11, and Area 405, Baltimore, MD.
Dance Music (violin remix),presented on the Cluj-Napoca Contemporary Music Festival by the Music Academy Gh. Dima, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
March 8, 2013
A Baby Bigger Grows Than Up Was [1st part], performed by Loadbang. DiMenna Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY.
January 23, 2013
A solo recital by David Smooke, including Water/Ice/Steam and other works for toy piano and other instruments, the Windup Space, Baltimore, MD.
January 11, 2013
Utopia/Euterpe/Dystopia, a collaborative installation, composition, stage, and video work presented by Yellow Barn as the culmination of a residency there. Co-created with Ken Ueno (composer), Jacqueline Pollauf (harp), and Noah Getz (saxophone), Putney, VT.
November 2, 2012
Transgenic Fields, dusk, Geoffrey Burleson, piano,Sacramento State Festival for New American Music, Sacramento, CA.
November 1, 2012
Presented Valente Lecture at U.C. Davis.
Gave a masterclass for the composers commissioned by the Lunar Ensemble Pierrot Project.
October 5, 2012
21 Miles to Coolville, Michael Harley, bassoon, on Faculty Recital, University of South Carolina School of Music, Columbia, SC.
September 15, 2012
Flux Exhibition, collaboration with visual artist Katherine Kavanaugh, and performance of controlled improvisation as part of installation opening, with Jacqueline Pollauf, Noah Getz, and Benjamin Buchanan, VisArts Gallery, Rockville, MD.
September 7, 2012
Introspection #11,072, Jeffrey Weisner, bass, on CD release concert, Spectrum, New York, NY.
August 9, 2012
Duo Recital with Courtney Orlando of improvisations, excerpts, and other pieces, on piano and toy piano, as part of the NYx Prog and Experimental Music Festival, Spectrum, New York, NY.
June 27, 2012
Water/Ice/Steam and new works for toy piano and other instruments, performed as a solo recital by David Smooke, The Stone, New York, NY.
July 29, 2011
Empty Every Night performed by Pictures on Silence at the World Harp Congress, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
October 5–6, 2011
International Symposium on Synchronous Distance Learning Conference. Co-coordinator and representative from Peabody Conservatory, along with host sites at Manhattan School of Music (New York), Royal College of Music (London), and Yong Siew Toh Conservatory (Singapore)
October 13, 2011
Dance Music performed as part of Bowling Green State University’s New Music Festival, “Method in Madness”, on the “Downtown Music” concert, Cla-Zel Theater, Bowling Green, OH, 9:30pm, free.
October 25, 2011
Requests performed by ACME as part of the Sequenza21/MNMP concert at Joe’s Pub, New York, NY, free.
October 29, 2011
Empty Every Night performed by Pictures on Silence as part of University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s LiveWire Festival
December 3, 2011
Solo Toy Piano Improvisations as part of Phyllis Chen’s Toy Piano UnCaged Festival, Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York, NY
December 8, 2011
Extraordinary Rendition performed by singing violist Wendy Richman at the Strathmore Center, Bethesda, MD
January 14, 2012
League of the Unsound Sound (LotUS) concert on the Music on the Edge Series, including the world premiere of a new work for bassoon and piano, and improvisations, at the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
April 29, 2012
Solo Toy Piano Improvisations on Andrea Clearfield’s Salon Series, Philadelphia, PA
May 11, 2012
Great Noise Ensemble world premiere of concerto for toy piano and ensemble, with the composer as soloist, Atlas Center Theater, Washington, DC
September 19, 2010
Empty Every Night performed by Pictures on Silence in celebration of completing their recording project. Cathedral Music Series, Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Baltimore, MD, 5pm.
September 19, 2010
Hazmats Sextet on Verge Ensemble season opening concert, Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC.
September 28, 2010
Empty Every Night performed by Pictures on Silence, Tuesday Concert Series, Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G Street NW, Washington, DC, 12pm.
October 1, 2010
Toy with Me performed by Xenia Pestova and Pascal Meyer, toy pianos. Villa Louvigny, Luxembourg, 12:30pm.
October 12, 2010
Toy with Me performed by Xenia Pestova and Pascal Meyer, toy pianos. KarnaticLab, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 8:30pm.
October 16, 2010
Labyrinths I performed by Eric Hansen as part of "An Evening of Miniatures" at Fort Howard Hall, Weidner Center, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 7:30pm (free admission).
October 21, 2010
League of the Unsound Sound (LotUS) premiere concert, including a performance of Hurricane Charm, performed by Shirley Yoo and Stephen Buck, pianos; Tim Feeney and David Schotzko, percussion, Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA.
Visiting guest composer at Mercyhurst College.
November 12, 2010
Trompe l'oeil performed by Quintet Attacca on New Music DePaul at DePaul University, Chicago, IL, 8pm.
November 14, 2010
21 Miles to Coolville performed by Michael Harley, Myrmarie Velez, Katie Natella, and Bob Evans, bassoons, with the video by the composer on the Chamber Innovista Concert Series in conjunction with the SCI National Convention, University of South Carolina, School of Music Recital Hall, 3pm.
November 23, 2010
Dance Music performed by the Purple City Players, Martha Morrison, violin and Ben Beirs, guitar, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Falvey Hall, 8pm, Free.
January 4, 2011
Improvisations with Dana Jessen (bassoon) and Erik Spangler (electronics) on Out of Your Head, the Windup Space, Baltimore, MD, 9:30.
January 24, 2011
World premiere of Extraordinary Rendition with Wendy Richman playing viola and singing, on a concert curated by Christian Carey at the Bushwick Starr Theatre, Brooklyn, NY, 8pm.
February 13, 2011
Empty Every Night performed by Pictures on Silence at the Peabody Institute, Goodwin Hall, Baltimore, MD, 3pm.
February 19, 2011
League of the Unsound Sound (LotUS) performance including 21 Miles to Coolville, Michael Harley, bassoons, with video, on the Ethos Society Series, SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY
Visiting guest composer for the Ethos Society at SUNY Fredonia.
February 25, 2011
Improvisations with Bonnie Lander (soprano) and Erik Spangler (electronics) at Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 8pm ($6).
March 10, 2011
Presentation at Composers' Forum, Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ.
March 13, 2011
Improvisations at the Windup Space, Baltimore, MD, more details TBA.
March 15, 2011
Extraordinary Rendition performed by Wendy Richman on visiting artist recital at Oberlin College, OH.
March 19, 2011
21 Miles to Coolville performed by Michael Harley in the solo version with video on League of the Unsound Sound (LotUS) concert at Ward Recital Hall, Catholic University, Washington, DC, 8pm.
March 20, 2011
21 Miles to Coolville performed by Michael Harley in the solo version with video on League of the Unsound Sound (LotUS) concert at the Windup Space, Baltimore, MD, 3pm.
April 19, 2011
21 Miles to Coolville performance by Dark in the Song, at University of North Carolina School for the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC.
Visiting guest composer at UNC School for the Arts
April 22 and 24, 2011
Some Details of Hell performed by Ensemble Périphérie, 22=Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA, 7pm; 24=University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 7:30pm (Sponsored by the University of Iowa Center for New Music)
June 17–18, 24–25, 2011
Criminal Element, a new non-opera (chamber cantata?) premiered by Rhymes with Opera featuring the West End String Quartet, 17=New York City; 18=The Windup Space, Baltimore, MD; 24=Hartford, CT; 25=Boston, MA
June 22, 2010
21 Miles to Coolville world premier in four-bassoon version at the International Double Reed Society National Conference, Michael Parker-Harley, Peter Kolkay, Rachel Elliot and Saxton Rose, bassoons, University of Oklahoma School of Music, Norman, OK.
June 16, 2010
21 Miles to Coolville preview performance in four-bassoon version with video, by Dark in the Song, bassoon collective at the White Mule, Columbia, SC.
April 27, 2010
h.àt. performance at Mercyhurst College by the piano studio of Shirley Yoo, Erie, PA.
April 25, 2010
"Labyrinth I: Can Daedalus still dream of flying..." performed by Alejandro Acierto, clarinet on Collide-o-Scope Ensemble's premier concert at the Roulette Concert Space, NY, NY, 8pm.
March 30, 2010
"Labyrinth I: Can Daedalus still dream of flying..." premiered by Alejandro Acierto, clarinet on CUBE Ensemble Concert celebrating John Eaton’s 75th Birthday, Chicago, IL.
March 28, 2010
Michael Parker-Harley performed 21 Miles to Coolville on Andrea Clearfield's Salon Concerts in Philadelphia. 7:30pm
March 26, 2010
Toy piano improvisations with group including throat singers, beatboxer, turntabulist, reed players, bass, electric guitar, etc. at the 2640 Space, Baltimore, MD
March 20, 2010
Toy piano improvisations with Michael Formanek, bass and Bonnie Lander, soprano at International Waters, Philadelphia, PA.
March 19, 2010
Toy piano improvisations with Michael Formanek, bass and Bonnie Lander, soprano at the 2640 Space, Baltimore, MD.
March 05, 2010
Empty Every Night performed by Pictures on Silence (Noah Getz and Jacqueline Pollauf) on the Opening Gala Concert at the Mid-Atlantic Harp Festival, Alexandria, VA.
February 26, 2010
Hurricane Charm performed by Shirley Yoo and Stephen Buck, pianists with Victor Caccese and Terry Sweeney, percussionists at the main Hopkins campus (Homewood) in the Mattin Center, Room 101, Baltimore, MD, 8pm, FREE.
February 20, 2010
Empty Every Night performed by Pictures on Silence (Noah Getz and Jacqueline Pollauf) at the Lyceum, Alexandria, VA.
February 10, 2010
Xenia Pestova and Katelyn Clark performed the toy piano duo Toy with Me at The Interstice, 242 Young, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 8pm.
February 6, 2010
Xenia Pestova and Katelyn Clark performed the toy piano duo Toy with Me at Christ’s Church Cathedral in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 5pm.
February 5, 2010
Some Details of Hell performed by Lorena Guillén, soprano; Carla Burns, alto flute; Anthony Taylor, clarinet; Grace Anderson, cello; Jim Douglass, piano, at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, in the School of Music Recital Hall, Greensboro, NC, 7:30pm.
February 3, 2010
Premier of Introspection #11,072 by Jeffrey Weisner, bassist, 8pm, Griswald Hall, Peabody Conservatory of Music, FREE.
January 16, 2010
Pictures on Silence (Noah Getz and Jacqueline Pollauf) performed Empty Every Night on the International Saxophone Symposium at George Mason University, Harris Theater, Fairfax, VA, 2:30 pm, FREE.
November 20, 2009
Quintet Attacca performed Trompe l'oeil along with works by Arturo Marquez, Mozart and Nielsen on the Northeastern Illinois University's Jewel Box series, 8pm CST. At 1 pm, David will be interviewed along with Quintet Attacca live on WFMT Chicago including a live performance of the piece.
November 18, 2009
Empty Every Night permered by Pictures on Silence, harp and saxpohone duo of Jacqueline Pollauf and Dr. Noah Getz along with a premier by Armando Bayolo on the Art After Hours Concert Series, Masion at Strathmore, 7:30 pm, Bethesda, MD, $15.
October 30, 2009
Great Noise Ensemble performed Stillness and Occurrence, with David Smooke conducting, on their Twilight Music concert along with works by John Harbison, Roberto Sierra, Masatoshi Mitsumoto and Blair Goins, Friday, October 30, 2009, 8pm, The Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring, 10309 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, Maryland.
September 2, 2009
Premier of Hurricane Charm with Shirley Yoo and Stephen Buck pianos, Josh Quillen and Adam Sliwinski percussion (from So Percussion). At the Woodmere Art Museum on their First Wednesdays Series, Philadelphia, PA.
August 7, 2009
plinkTHUNKSqwak ensemble premier performance. Improvisations on toy piano with John Dierker, clarinets and Michael Formanek, bass. 2640 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, MD.
June 6, 2009
ai ensemble members Isabel Castellvi and Fabienne Sévillac performed blades at Barbes, Brooklyn, NY.
May 29, 2009
The Ohio University New Music Ensemble performed Saturn in Athens, OH.
May 4, 2009
Quintet Attacca performed Trompe l’oeil on a live broadcast on WFMT Chicago.
April 26, 2009
Improvisations on toy piano and microtonally-tuned autoharp with interdisciplinary artist Mayumi Ishino at Andrea Clearfield’s Salon Series, Philadelphia, PA.
March 29, 2009
Quintet Attacca premiered Trompe l'oeil at Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, IL.
March 23, 2009
Phyllis Chen and Takuji Kawai premiered Toy with Me (composed for this occasion and completed earlier in the week!) for two toy pianos at the Flying Teapot Cafe in Tokyo, Japan.
February 20, 2009
Amy Briggs performed Requests in a solo recital at SUNY Fredonia, NY.
Duo Vita, Lynn Kuo violin and John Oliver guitar on tour of Ontario with Dance Music (violin remix):
10th @ 12:30, LUMINA Concert Series
Thunder Bay, Jean McNulty Recital Hall, Lakehead University
12th @ 12:10, Thursdays at Noon Concert Series
University of Guelph, School of Fine Art and Music, Guelph
17th @ noon, Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre
Four Seasons for the Performing Arts, Toronto
17th @ 7:30, Les AMIS Concerts
Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Avenue, Toronto
January 26, 2009
On Judah Adashi's Evolution Contemporary Music Series at An Die Musik, Amy Briggs performed a set including Requests, in Baltimore, MD.
December 14, 2008
Dal Niente Ensemble premiered Some Details of Hell for soprano (Carrie Henneman Shaw) and chamber ensemble, Michael Lewanski conducting at the Green Mill in Chicago, IL.
November 14, 2008
Improvisations on toy piano, violin and musical saw with interdisciplinary artist Mayumi Ishino as part of KASA/casa performance at PS143, New York, NY.
April 11 (7pm) and 19 (2pm), 2008
Sonar premiered Saturn in the Graham Auditorium of the Walter's Art Museum in Baltimore as part of their "The Planets" project.
April 10, 2008
Pianist Amy Briggs performed Requests in recital at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.
March 19, 2008
Pianist Amy Briggs performed Requests in recital at Illinois State University.
February 22, 2008 (8pm)
Victoria Bass performed the voice and cello parts of blades in the Paul Recital Hall at the Juilliard School in New York City. (FREE)