Wooden Cities | contemporary music ensemble


As our Summer 2014 season reaches its end, we making big plans for the Fall, including premieres of several new works by Buffalo composers, silent film scoring, student readings, and reconstructions of pieces by Julius Eastman, among others. Check back often as more shows will be added soon. For an archive of past performances click here.

Wooden Cities
August 28, 2014
Talking Leaves Bookstore
33⅓ Book Launch
Wooden Cities plays sound poetry pieces and Sigur Rós arrangements as part of the release of Ethan Hayden's book for the 33⅓ series. Event to take place at Buffalo's Talking Leaves bookstore.
Sigur Rós - Samskeyti (2002)
Sigur Rós - Njósnavélin (2002)
F.T. Marinetti - Zang Tumb Tumb (1914)
3158 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
September 11, 2014
Burchfield Penney Art Center
EPC@20: Second Decade Celebration & Symposium
Wooden Cities performs works by sound and concrete poets as part of the 20th anniversary celebration of UB's Electronic Poetry Center.
Georges Aperghis - Récitation No. 7 (1978)
Ethan Hayden - (tRas) (2014)
Jackson Mac Low - 1st Milarepa Gatha (1976)
Jackson Mac Low - Free Gatha 1 (1978)
Kurt Schwitters - Ribble Bobble Pimlico (1946)*
*arr. by Ethan Hayden

September 13, 2014
Delaware Park
Music is Art 2014
Wooden Cities performs two sets of improvisatory music at Buffalo's annual music and art festival.
Set 1: Wooden Cities - Chain Gang (2014)
Set 2: John Zorn - Cobra (1984)
Set 1: experimental stage, 3:30pm
Set 2: main stage, 4:45pm
Delaware Park, by the Marcy Casino
Buffalo, NY 14222