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 13, 2014
Mill Middle School
Sight as Sound: Making Meaning from Symbols
Presented by Young Audiences of Western New York. Wooden Cities presents a program of graphic music as part of professional development for music and special education teachers in the Williamsville School District. The program demonstrates various literacies in music and beyond, engages educators to compose, and reflects on effective assessment in the arts.
505 Mill Street
Buffalo, NY 14221
August 16, 2014
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
University Heights Arts Association Festival
Wooden Cities performs a special program of graphic music as part of the University Heights Arts Association's UHAA Festival.
Will Redman - Book (2006)
3107 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
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.
Program TBA
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