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Princeton Sound Kitchen in Brooklyn - Bearthoven Performs Princeton Composers

Bearthoven performs the New York premiere of new pieces by Princeton composers! Fresh off the culmination of a months long collaboration at the Princeton Sound Kitchen, Bearthoven brings five of these new works to Brooklyn’s Arete. Music by Florent Ghys, Jenny Beck, Molly Herron, Matt McBane, and Anna Meadors.


We are so pumped to include a performance of Shelley Washington’s ‘Big Talk’, a baritone sax duo to be performed by Shelley Washington and Ken Thomson! 

Don’t miss!

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CNX: The Columbus // NYC New Music Exchange

Bearthoven: American Dream

Fresh off the release of their 2017 album “Trios,” Bearthoven comes back to Columbus with three world premieres by a collection of America’s strongest upcoming compositional voices


Shelley Washington — Silk (2017)

Adam Roberts — happy/angry music (2017)+*

Kristina Wolfe — Near Sky (2017)+

Scott Wollschleger — American Dream (2017)+

+ — world premiere

* — Commissioned by the Johnstone Fund for New Music


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7:30 PM19:30

Bearthoven "Trios" Album Release with special guest Fjóla Evans

Bearthoven is so excited to announce the release of our debut album "Trios" on Cantaloup Music. Come celebrate the release! We will be performing works from the record as well as premiering a brand new work by Scott Wollschleger PLUS we are excited to hear a solo set by Fjola Evans!

6pm doors // 7:15pm show // 18+

$15 advance
$20 day of show

More info:


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Bearthoven x SGC

  • 35 West 4th Street New York, NY, 10012 United States (map)
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The culminating event of Bearthoven's residency at NYU Steinhardt. We will be premiering seven pieces by the Steinhardt Graduate Composers collective.  35 w 4th St. // Room 303 // 8PM

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Bearthoven @ UPenn

Bearthoven will be workshopping and performing new works by the University of Pennsylvania's Penn Composer's Guild. Come check out four new works written for Bearthoven by Finola Merivale, Jacob Walls, Kevin Lansky, and Joshua Hey, all Penn PhD candidates. 

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EMPAC /// Bearthoven and Battle Trance

Converging from the “new music” and indie scenes, Bearthoven and Battle Trance each offer variations on the same theme: engaging music that straddles a line between jazz, classical, and the avant-garde. 

Bearthoven is the trio of pianist Karl Larson, bassist Pat Swoboda, and percussionist Matt Evans. Since 2013, the group has rapidly built a diverse repertoire of material by commissioning works from leading young composers with the underlying challenge of producing innovative work for their familiar instrumental configuration. The project is a reexamination of what the traditional jazz trio can do and mean. 

The flurry of saxophones known as Battle Trance is a tour de force of intense focus and unending breath. Comprised of tenor saxophonists Travis Laplante, Matthew Nelson, Jeremy Viner, and Patrick Breiner, the quartet uses circular breathing and immense physical stamina to produce hypnotic, meditative, and transformative sounds. In pursuit of a music that is both modern and timeless, the group strives to create a “portal of resonance” where there is no separation between the listener and the sound.

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Permutations is an ongoing performance and fundraising series based in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area. Past concerts have helped fund international new music festivals, recordings, tours, and other artistic endeavors.

NYC premiere of works by Amanda Feery, Adrian Knight, and Charlie Wilmoth.

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7:00 PM19:00

Groupmuse Cleveland

Bearthoven heads to Cleveland to play a house concert presented by Groupmuse. Hear Bearthoven dreamiest hits, plus maybe a surprise solo piano performance by our delightful Karl Larson.




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4:30 PM16:30

Mass MoCA

Bearthoven is proud to be back at the Bang on a Can Summer Music Institute playing a 4:30 recital in the galleries of beautiful Mass MoCA. Music by Brooks Frederickson, Brian Petuch, Fjola Evans, Ken Thomson and Nik Bartsch. Free with museum admittance.

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MATA Festival

Bearthoven is excited to be the featured ensemble for an evening at the 2015 MATA Festival. The even will be a mix of trio and solo pieces featuring a number of world premieres from:

Adam de la Cour // David Broome // Du Yun // Fjola Evans // Amanda Schoofs

More details to come at

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