Wooden Cities | contemporary music ensemble


Our 2013/14 season features performances of new works by Buffalo composers as well classic and restored works by some of the city's great composers, including Lukas Foss, Lejaren Hiller and Anton Wolf. Check back often as more shows will be added soon. For an archive of past performances click here.

Wooden Cities
April 18, 2014
St. Joseph's University Parish
Music for the Passion
Wooden Cities performs sacred music as part of St. Joseph's annual Good Friday concert.
JS Bach - O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden*

*arr. for Wooden Cities by Nathan Heidelberger

free admission
April 19, 2014
Pausa Art House
An Excess of Voice: Steve McCaffery & Wooden Cities
Wooden Cities collaborates with author, scholar, and sound poet, Steve McCaffery to present a program of works which exploit the tenuous boundary between speech and music, vocal and instrumental sound.

The Four Horsemen - Allegro 108 (1973)
Steve McCaffery - Dilemma of the Meno (1991)
Steve McCaffery - Love Song (1984)
Steve McCaffery - Carnival (1967-75)

Georges Aperghis - selections from Récitations (1978)
Evan Courtin - Good Form (2011)
Brion Gysin - In the Beginning was the word (1962)**
Ethan Hayden - (tRas) (2014)*
Jackson Mac Low - selected gathas
Seiichi Niikuni - Rain (1966)
Kurt Schwitters - Ribble Bobble Pimlico (1946)**
Kurt Schwitters - from Ursonate (1922-32)

*premiere performance
**arr. by Ethan Hayden

19 Wadsworth Street
Buffalo, NY 14201
$7, $5 students
April 26, 2014
WNY Book Arts Center
(B)uffalo (A)rt (D)ispensary Interactive Art Event
A two-part event in which (February 8) audience members are invited to create works of art and graphic scores which are then (April 26) interpreted and performed by Wooden Cities. Events will also feature Joshua Nickerson and (B)(A)(D)Muses.
7:00 - 9:00pm (both dates)
468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
free admission
April 27, 2014
UB North Campus
Young Composers Workshop
Wooden Cities reads works by UB composition students
Chuhan Dong - [new work] (2014)
Joe Knauth - Ensnared (2014)
Jonchristian Ladiges - [new work] (2014)
David Wasik - Interstellar Dust (2014)
free admission
May 23, 2014
Calvary Episcopal Church
Inharmonicity: Music for Carillon and Ensemble
Wooden Cities performs a concert of works for carillon and ensemble, including works specifically composed for the event by Buffalo-based composers.
Ethan Hayden - [new work] (2014)
Michael McNeill - [new work] (2014)
Michael Pisaro - "Fool" from Tombstones (2012)
and other works by Buffalo composers...
$10 suggested donation
May 24, 2014
Abandoned Storefront
Wooden Cities plays contemporary works in Pittsburgh, PA
Program TBA
$3-$10 suggested donation
June 2014
Summer Tour: Rust Belt Citizens
Wooden Cities hits the road for a tour of the Midwest. Additional shows will be announced over the coming weeks, along with dates and times of individual performances.
June 14: Silo City, Buffalo, NY
June 18: Foam City, Lafayette, IN
June 19: Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
June 20: Dreamland, Louisville, KY
June 21: Robinwood Concert House, Toledo, OH