Jul 9, 2013

Next week:

Chris and Justin head to Goucher College in Towson, MD to perform at the Drumset and Percussion Summer Camp, featuring Steve Reich's Piano Phase and Dominic Donato's Parallel Lines.

May 28, 2013

Friday, June 7, 8pm: Hotel Elefant, Ashcan Orchestra, Where When & Iktus+ @ Firehouse New Music Series

Iktus is thrilled to conclude what has been an excellent concert series this year at The Firehouse Space in Brooklyn with an action-packed evening on Friday, June 7 at 8pm featuring the chamber group Hotel Elefant, handbell chior/homemade instrument collective Ashcan Orchestra, piano/percussion duo What Where, and a performance of Cage's Credo in US by members of Iktus+.

Friday, June 7, 8pm
The Firehouse Space, 246 Frost St, Brooklyn (click here for a map)
$10 admission

Hotel Elefant is a contemporary music ensemble dedicated to the works of innovative, living composers.

Formed in 2011 by composers Leaha Maria Villarreal and Mary Kouyoumdjian, Hotel Elefant ambitiously presents new music through commissions, performances, and moderated discussions between composers, performers, and audiences. Committed to modern sounds and sonic explorations, this vibrant ensemble brings a keen awareness of today’s music to the general public and highlights those living composers who are blurring lines, pushing boundaries, and fostering creativity.

With a flexible roster of more than twenty musicians, Hotel Elefant has worked closely with such progressive composers as Michael Gordon, David T. Little, Michelle Lou, Angélica Negrón, and Chinary Ung. Future collaborations include partnerships with Experiments in Opera, IKTUS percussion, and Opera on Tap. The ensemble’s debut sparked the interest of Alex Ross’ The Rest is Noise, radio station Q2 Music, and The New Yorker. Of their inaugural season, the online publication I Care if You Listen raved: “Hotel Elefant seems to be carving out their own niche, combining style, versatility, and quality of performance. They are well on their way to becoming a resounding force in the new music world.”


The ashcan “Orchestra” is simultaneously the work of composer Pat Spadine, a large collection of toy and real instruments, and a revolving performance ensemble based in Brooklyn, NY.

What Where is a piano/percussion duo consisting of Julia Den Boer and Piero Guimaraes. They will perform Edges by Franck Bedrossian.

Iktus+ will perform John Cage's quartet for piano, percussion and radio Credo in US.
Steven Sehman, Josh Perry, Piero Guimares; percussion
Andrea Lodge; piano

May 5, 2013

Next up Ear Heart Music at Roulette

Tuesday, May 21st:

Ear to Heart Music curated by Amelia Lukas
featuring Iktus+, w/ David Adamcyk, electronics

Sofferte Onde Serene by Luigi Nono
Julia Den Boer, piano

Interstices by Philippe Hurel
Nicholas DeMaison, conductor
Julia Den Boer, piano
Josh Perry, Chris Graham, Piero Guimaraes, percussion

Kontakte by Karlheinz Stockhausen
Denise Fillion, piano
Chris Graham, percussion

Apr 23, 2013


May 21st: Earheart Music Series at Roulette Brooklyn

music by Nono, Hurel, and Stockhausen

June 7th: Firehouse New Music Series

featuring Hotel Elefant, Ashcan Orchestra, and Iktus+

June 12th and 13th: UNPLAY FESTIVAL at The powerHouse Arena, Dumbo, Brooklyn

music by: Rzewski, Cage, Donato, and Xenakis

July 17th: Drumset and Percussion Camp at Goucher College, Towson, MD


Feb 27, 2013


New Music Bake Sale this Sunday!  Swing by our table for some goodies and check out the 2nd performance of Levy Lorenzo's Brainchange for joystick quartet and electronics!

Roulette, brooklyn.

Nov 7, 2012

UPDATE! Nov 9 Music at First concert POSTPONED to January 2013

Due to complications in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Iktus and Music at First have decided to reschedule our November 9 presentation to January 2013. Stay tuned for an official date, hope to see you there!

Sep 27, 2012

Just added to the October tour...

Friday October 12th: Grand Valley State University
Performers- Chris Graham, Josh Perry, Piero Guimaraes, Nick Gleason
Piano-Julia Den Boer
Conductor-Nick DeMaison
Works by Franco Donatoni and Philip Glass

Sep 18, 2012

Cage Hop @ The Secret Theatre, Long Island City, Queens

September 29th: The Secret Theatre, Queens NY
"Cage Hop" John Cage Centennial Music Festival
Performers-Chris Graham, Cory Bracken, Christopher Clarino, Steve Sehman, Chris Howard, Joe Fee, Fred Trumpy
Works by John Cage:
The City Wears a Slouch Hat
Living Room Music

Jun 20, 2012

This Thursday:

june 21 : 7pm
central park: naumberg bandshell

iktus pulls music boxes out of the belly of a giant chicken (seriously)

issue project room's darmstadt classics of the avant garde, in association with the goethe institut, presents Karlheinz Stockhausen's Musik Im Bauch at Central Park!

Karlheinz Stockhausen‘s 1975 music-theatre work Musik Im Bauch (“Music in the Belly”) for six percussionists places its audience in an outré fairly-tale dream world. The piece was inspired by a game Stockhausen played with his two-year-old daughter, Julika, in which the composer listened to the sounds in her noisy stomach. Seven years later, Stockhausen conceived Musik Im Bauch during a dream. A loose narrative defines the transformation into humanity of three automatons, who attack a giant bird-man, named Miron, savagely cutting open his stomach and pulling out 3 music boxes which play melodies based on the signs of the Zodiac. All the music throughout the piece is taken from the melodies of the music boxes—a separate work often performed outright, Tierkreis—played in different speeds and fragmentations. Stockhausen challenges the listener’s ability to hear these stretched out melodies stating “if you want to hear it, you need the ears of a giant, and the memory of a giant, otherwise you will not be able to tell if a wrong note is played, or at the wrong time, they are spread so far apart. Future generations will really have to expand their perception in order to be aware of a melody which unfolds over such a long time.” Preceding the Stockhausen, New York Virtuoso Singers under the direction of Harold Rosenbaum perform new choral compositions by Danish composers. Special thanks to the Goethe-Institut for their support of this concert.

Performers: Chris Graham, Josh Perry, Steve Sehman, Chris Howard, Piero Guimaraes, Dennis Sullivan and Derek Kwan (electronics)

May 21, 2012

Coming up:

8PM, Friday, June 8th, 2012

Symphony Space

Carmina Burana w/ Young New Yorkers' Chorus

Steve Sehman, Cory Bracken, Chris Graham, Josh Perry, Piero Guimaraes

Thursday, June 21st, 2012 (time tba)

Make Music New York Festival @ Central Park Band Shell

Music im Bauch, by Karlheinz Stockhausen

Steve Sehman, Josh Perry, Chris Graham, Dennis Sullivan, Chris Howard, Piero Guimaraes, Derek Kwan (electronics)

Apr 21, 2012

This Monday, April 23rd, 6PM @ Queens College

Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College
works by Donatoni, Berio, Reich, Wuorinen
featuring Iktus+ members:
Piero Guimaraes, Ryan Nestor, Josh Perry; percussion
Andrea Lodge; piano
Jay Sorce; guitar
Scott Litroff; saxophone

Jan 17, 2012

Congrats to our good friend and amazing pianist, Taka Kigawa:

Musical America selected Taka's August recital as "one of the notable concerts in the first half of the season 2011 – 2012!"
"Taka Kigawa: Recital - Le Poisson Rouge, August 22, 2011. How's this for summer fare? Stockhausen: 'KlavierstückX.' Saariaho: 'Prelude' and 'Ballade.' Boulez: Sonata No. 2. While I can't vouch for every note, there's no doubt aboutKigawa's ambition and conviction. Thrilling pianism."

Dec 21, 2011

Just booked:

Iktus+ Queens College, NY, Spring 2012

w/ Andrea Lodge, piano, Jay Sorce, guitar, and Scott Litroff, saxophone.

featuring works by Hurel and Donatoni.

Dec 14, 2011

Just booked:

Bronx Community College, 12PM, Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

works by Gatto, Reich and Wolfe.

Dec 7, 2011

Just booked:

Wednesday, March 14th 2012.  time, tbd.

Iktus+ at Suffolk Community College, Long Island.

with special guests: Julia Den Boer, piano and Nicholas DeMaison, conductor 

works by Julia Wolfe and Philippe Hurel.  

Aug 23, 2011

Stay tuned for Stellar Frequencies rain date!!!!!!

More info at www.Stellarfrequencies.com

Aug 15, 2011

Chris and Nick hit the road this fall!

Check out Nick and Chris on the road this fall with Mantra Percussion, performing Michael Gordon's new work for 2x4's, Timber.

More info at Mantra's website: www.mantrapercussion.org