Now at Copland House
Erin Rogers is in residence through early March. She is a composer, saxophonist and performance artist based in New York City. Her works explore the intersection of chamber music and theatre, using improvisation and performance practice to inform composition, often applying descriptive and prescriptive notation to dictate expression, gesture, and timing, while using text as a communicative and sonic device. Her works have been presented at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s NYPL Series, the Knockdown Center, Roulette, and the Ecstatic Festival by ensembles such as mise-en, Loadbang, Versipel New Music, Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players, Nief-Norf, Lost Dog, and Madrid’s Tribuna-Sax Ensemble. Her work has crossed genres from theatre-to-installation-to-silence, through collaborations with Orange Theatre, Panoply Performance Laboratory, thingNY, Harvestworks, and Music for Contemplation. Her solo performance piece, inspired by pioneering punk-feminist icon Lydia Lunch, was featured on the 2017 Prototype Festival’s “Out-of-Bounds” with solo performances at HERE Arts Center, the original Max’s Kansas City, and Trump Hotel SoHo in a statement of political protest. Erin's music has been featured on the French Quarter, Continuum, Edmonton Fringe, Guitars International, and mise-en Festivals. She has performed with the International Contemporary Ensemble and wild Up, and is co-artistic director of New York-based ensembles: thingNY, Hypercube, Popebama, and the New Thread Quartet.