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Monday 05, June 2017
Premiere of my new Orchestra piece 'Contemporary Chaos Practices' at moers festival

Premiere of my new Orchestra piece 'Contemporary Chaos Practices' at moers festival

I spent the past four months cooped up at home, composing a new work for chamber orchestra and improvising soloists, commissioned by moers festival in Germany. I am beyond excited to say that the piece 'Contemporary Chaos Practices' is now finished!! It will be premiered at the moers festival on June 5, 2017, alongside my previous orchestra piece 'Vogelfrei'.

I am very happy to be able to bring a cast of fantastic musicians and singers with me, who will be joined by the EOS Orchestra under the direction of Susanne Blumenthal.The soloists are Mary Halvorson (g), Kris Davis (p), Nate Wooley (tpt) and myself (ts,ss). Five great NYC based singers are also joining us:Kamala Sankaram, Emilie Lesbros, Kyoko Kitamura, Adam Matlock and Chris DIMeglio. Taylor Ho Bynum is going to be there as a second conductor, taking care of the orchestral improvisations in the piece. 

Here are the details:

Sunday 30, October 2016
Ingrid Laubrock's new release 'Serpentines'

Ingrid Laubrock's new release 'Serpentines'

I am delighted that my new Intakt release 'Serpentines' is now here! Apart from myself it features the amazing Peter Evans, Craig Taborn, Tyshawn Sorey, Miya Masaoka, Dan Peck and Sam Pluta.
Copies are now available here 

You can also listen to soundbites on the same page. 

Our official CD launch is at Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217 on December 15.

Serpentines Reuben adding photo


Tuesday 23, June 2015
Downbeat 63rd Annual Critics Poll

Downbeat 63rd Annual Critics Poll

Nice to hear I made it into the 2015 Downbeat Annual Critics Poll - #1 in the Rising Star category for soprano and #4 for tenor saxophone.

Friday 17, February 2017
New Intakt release Planktonic Finales

New Intakt release Planktonic Finales

I am happy to let you know that Stephan Crump (acoustic bass), Cory Smythe (piano) and I have just released our CD Planktonic finales on Intakt Records. We are very happy with the music and copies are now for sale here for $15 + $3.50pp ($13.75 international)
There are sound excerpts on that page as well.

Our official CD launch will be at Cornelia St Cafe, 29 Cornelia St, NYC on April 20


I am a tenor and soprano saxophonist and composer, living in Brooklyn/NYC.

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