ELECTRIC LUCIFER
Jan
9
to Jan 12

ELECTRIC LUCIFER

Jim Findlay and Philip White and a mess of other intensely talented folks have re-imagined the albums of Bruce Haack to create a rock opera theater piece. I'll be Music Directing as well as playing keyboards and and harmonized trumpet. Click the link for more info because my description will barely scratch the surface. 

Jan 8-13, 8pm each night

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Groundhog Day VI
Feb
3
8:00 PM20:00

Groundhog Day VI

The groundhog rides again. Feat. Bill Carson, Ron Wiltrout, Jack Burg, Johnny Gray, Aisha Kenyetta, Kevin Hamilton, Joel Hamilton, Michael Flynn, Elena Moon Park, Amanda Kapasouz, Tyler Ross, Lindsay Holler, and Clint Fore. 

It's a night of Charleston beauty and family and music. 

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Hadestown @ The Citadel Theater, Edmonton
Nov
11
8:00 PM20:00

Hadestown @ The Citadel Theater, Edmonton

I'm headed to Canada to serve as Associate Music Director on the musical Hadestown this fall. I won't be in a performing role, but this is such a fantastic piece of music and theater and art that you should treat yourself to if you're nearby. The run is Nov. 11 - Dec. 3, 2017. 
 

All the info here: http://www.citadeltheatre.com/show/hadestown/

 

 

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Principles of Uncertainty @ BAM Next Wave
Sep
27
to Sep 30

Principles of Uncertainty @ BAM Next Wave

Wed. Sept 27 7:30pm
Thurs. Sept 28 7:30pm
Fri. Sept 29 7:30pm
Sat. Sept 30 2:30pm
Sat. Sept 30 7:30pm

Over the course of a year, author, illustrator, and avid collector of human experience Maira Kalman kept an online graphic diary for The New York Times called “The Principles of Uncertainty.” In this dance-theater collaboration, choreographer John Heginbotham brings Kalman’s candy-colored musings on travel, beauty, and mortality to fanciful, moving life. Inspired by the various walks the two acclaimed artists took together over many months, The Principles of Uncertainty is a meditation on the objects, memories, friends, and strangers that fill our days. As Kalman herself passes the time onstage, dancers move to music performed live by members of chamber ensemble The Knights in this telescopic vision of everyday wonder.

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"Lowlands" premiere @ Sunview Luncheonette
Sep
16
8:00 PM20:00

"Lowlands" premiere @ Sunview Luncheonette

Excited to join a really fun bill of awesome folks to premiere James Moore's new accordion piece "Lowlands". It's a beautiful piece based on the old old ballad The Golden Vanity, and involves some audience sing-along, so GET READY. 

sept 16 / thesunview.org / 8 pm show / $10

https://www.facebook.com/events/165696260672254/

CARLO COSTA + SEAN ALI + JONATHAN MORITZ / 

http://www.carlocostamusic.com/

ANNA RG + LEA BERTUCCI share duo music / fiddle+banjo, saxophone + tapes&loops

and two brand new works :
NATHAN KOCI premieres "Lowlands" by JAMES MOORE / inspired by the ancient ballad The Golden Vanity

ANNA & ELIZABETH premiere "The Wife of Usher's Well" and "Moore's Field" / short films made in collaboration with director/cinematographer JACOB BLUMBERG, and Thomas Brown & Grace Sachi / dance films set to two archival recordings of ballads


there will be pie.

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The Principles of Uncertainty: Dance Heginbotham + Maira Kalman
Aug
23
to Aug 27

The Principles of Uncertainty: Dance Heginbotham + Maira Kalman

I'm excited about this one. Playing accordion/piano/who-knows-what...

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award-winner John Heginbotham and acclaimed illustrator Maira Kalman join forces for the world premiere of The Principles of Uncertainty. Imaginative set design meets whimsical dance theatre, promising a delightful evening full of wit and charm.

The Principles of Uncertainty is an evening-length dance theatre work choreographed and directed by Heginbotham, inspired by Kalman’s written and visual art, set to an original score composed, arranged, and curated by Brooklyn Rider and Silk Road Ensemble’s Colin Jacobsen.

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"Lowlands" Premiere @ Infrequent Seams Festival
Jun
21
8:00 PM20:00

"Lowlands" Premiere @ Infrequent Seams Festival

James Moore is writing me a solo accordion piece called "Lowlands" and I'm really excited to premiere it on the Infrequent Seams Festival - an outcropping of James Ilgenfritz's record label of the same name. $15. 

PROGRAM/PERFORMERS:
Melissa Hughes / Philip White
Bhob Rainey / James Ilgenfritz

Anna Vitale reads from Detroit Detroit
Chris Cochrane / Stuart Popejoy
Lester St Louis
Josh Sinton 
HOT DATEShayna Dulberger / Chris Welcome
Kathy Supové, Jennifer Choi, & James Moore: World Premiere from James Ilgenfritz 
Anagram Solos: Dan Blake (music by Marcello Toledo)
Anagram Solos: Nathan Koci ("Lowlands" by James Moore)
Roberta Michel:  "Happy Days" by Arthur Kampela

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PEOPSSONGS @ Shapeshifter
Jun
8
1:00 PM13:00

PEOPSSONGS @ Shapeshifter

Presented by Anti-Social Music, PEOPSSONGS is an a capella, choral song cycle with texts drawn from a series of portraits by the artist Fly, one of the most prominent graphic artists to come out of the Lower East Side squatter scene, documenting LES characters, musicians and artists, and the drifters, visionaries, and charlatans passing through that world. Her longest-running project is a series called “PEOPS": single-page, head-and-shoulders portraits of the characters and scenesters she's met, surrounded by transcriptions of her conversations with them during the sitting. A few are well known – John Perry Barlow, Richard Hell, John Zorn (who says "Her visions should be read every morning instead of your daily newspaper") – but most are simply members of the transient underground. Composer Franz Nicolay went through Fly's PEOPS archive, selected fifteen of the portraits, and edited their words down to provide the texts he has set. This work was made possible by a residency at the Rensing Arts Center.

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Hands Free House Show!
Jun
3
8:00 PM20:00

Hands Free House Show!

Dolphin Inc. Presents has put together a really lovely bill for a show at this loft space in Gowanus. The Hands Free (myself, James Moore, Caroline Shaw, and Eleonore Oppenheim) will play a set around 9pm, and the evening will be full of other great performers, including Joe Brent, Brian Drye, Ulfur Hansson, GYDA, and Joan as Police Woman. $20 at the door. 

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Dartmouth Dance Ensemble
May
26
to May 27

Dartmouth Dance Ensemble

  • Hopkins Center for the Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Friday 5/26 8pm
Saturday, 5/27 8pm

I'll be playing accordion accompanying the Dartmouth Dance Ensemble on Friday and Saturday night as they perform new works by John Heginbotham. Music by Schubert, Bieber, Villa-Lobos, and more! 

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Bang on a Can: Music Among Friends @ MOMA
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

Bang on a Can: Music Among Friends @ MOMA

Happy to be playing horn at MOMA with some wonderful Banglewood Alumni and members of the Bang on a Can All-Stars. I'll be playing Feldman and Wolff, and there'll be a mid-concert discussion between David Lang and Christian Wolff. It's all connected to the exhibition of Robert Rauschenberg's work up now at the MOMA. 

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PROGRAM:
Morton Feldman: Ixion
Bryce Dessner: Letter 27 with film featuring Charles Olsen
Christian Marclay: Fade to Slide with film by Christian Marclay
Anna Clyne: A Wonderful Day
Christian Wolff: Suite (I) for prepared piano
Christian Wolff: Exercises 29 and 30

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Bellows Brigade @ Roulette
May
11
7:30 PM19:30

Bellows Brigade @ Roulette

Guy Klucevsek (composer, accordionist, personal hero) has put together a really amazing accordion quartet of which I'm honored to be a part of. Guy, Will Holshauser, Kamala Sankaram and myself will play all original music by members of the ensemble for 4 accordions. I'll even break out the beastly and magical bass accordion for a few pieces. 

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BANG ON A CAN @ CARNEGIE HALL
Apr
19
7:30 PM19:30

BANG ON A CAN @ CARNEGIE HALL

Beyond excited to join the Bang on a Can All-Stars on accordion to perform Michael Gordon's Yo Shakespeare! at Carnegie Hall at a celebration of the Bang composer trinity of David Lang, Michael Gordon and Julia Wolfe. They're playing the hits on this night! 

The program:
DAVID LANG cheating, lying, stealing
JULIA WOLFE Lick
JULIA WOLFE Early that summer
MICHAEL GORDON Yo Shakespeare
Performance includes a discussion with Steve Reich, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, and Michael Gordon

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A is for Accordion: Anti Social Music @ National Opera Center
Mar
24
7:30 PM19:30

A is for Accordion: Anti Social Music @ National Opera Center

World premieres of new works for small accordion ensembles by David Durst, Max Duykers, Nate Koci, Andrea La Rose, Dan Lasaga, and Pat Muchmore, played by Hubert Chen, Domenica Fossati, Will Holshouser, Jeff Hudgins, Paul Kerekes, Nate Koci, Pat Muchmore, Franz Nicolay, Theresa Rosas, and Kamala Sankaram. Tickets a mere $9.99! 

NATHAN KOCI - The Implications of Science for accordion, flute, and violin
ANDREA LA ROSE - what presents itself for violin, cello, flute, clarinet, and accordion
PAT MUCHMORE - ⋯⊃S∋5e15⋯⊃S∋5e15 for three accordions
DAVID DURST - march of the reanimated for accordion quartet
DAN LASAGA - Bali Adhan for accordion quartet
MAX DUYKERS - Title TBD for piano four hands and accordion

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Work Songs @ National Sawdust
Mar
18
7:00 PM19:00

Work Songs @ National Sawdust

I'll play accordion in Timo Andres' song cycle "Work Songs", featuring Becca Stevens, Gabe Kahane, and Ted Hearne. The concert will also feature original music and songs from each member of the ensemble, all at the origami wonderland that is National Sawdust. 

Timo sez: 

“Inspired by old American parlor songs, I’ve written a set of “Work Songs” on the general subject of artists writing about their work. The best song cycles, I think, take on the same subject at different angles, and chip away at it until something is revealed. Artists’ working habits have always fascinated me—Matisse sculpting in bed, Charles Ives’s Bach-ian eye-opener—not so much for the insight they provide into the actual work, but more as an idealized template for how an artist should exist in the world."

The text of the piece is drawn from a range of sources: Woody Guthrie’s journals, a Melville poem, and contemporary American poets Mark Levine, Andrea Cohen, and Lorine Niedecker.

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GOLDFEATHER TOUR
Mar
6
to Mar 11

GOLDFEATHER TOUR

Sarah Goldfeather's eponymous band GOLDFEATHER hits the road in the Northeastern United States this March, supporting our new record Patchwork Quilt. (Go BUY IT.) 

GOLDFEATHER is Sarah Goldfeather (violin, vocals), Katie Martucci (guitar, vocals), Dylan McKinstry (mandolin, vocals), Nathan Koci (banjo, accordion), and Pat Swoboda (bass). 

Monday, March 6 - BOSTON, MA - Club Passim
Wednesday, March 8 - PROVIDENCE, RI - AS220
Thursday, March 9 - BURLINGTON, VT - Radio Bean
Friday, March 10 - BROOKLYN, NYC - Cloud City
Saturday, March 11 - PRINCETON, NJ - House Concert (Info comin) 

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THE SOURCE @ San Francisco Opera
Feb
23
to Mar 3

THE SOURCE @ San Francisco Opera

Composed by Ted Hearne, Libretto by Mark Doten
Directed by Daniel Fish
Music Direction by Nathan Koci

Within a fever-dream assemblage of Twitter feeds, news reports, declassified video and court testimonies, four singers expose the media hysteria surrounding Chelsea Manning, who infamously leaked hundreds of classified documents. Named one of the best classical music recordings of 2015 by The New York Times, this powerful work grapples with how we as individuals and a nation can confront the information Manning exposed. 

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Briars of North America + Tommy Crane/Tracy Maurice
Feb
2
7:30 PM19:30

Briars of North America + Tommy Crane/Tracy Maurice

  • David Rubenstein Atrium @ Lincoln Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I'll be guesting on keys, accordion, horns, and vocals with the warm, lush, spacey Americana sounds of the Briars of North America (Jeremy Thal, Gideon Crevoshay, & Greg Chudzik). Joining us with stunning visuals is the filmmaker Ryan Murdock (Bronx Obama, Saving Daylight Productions). Following us will be another music and film collaboration between Tommy Crane (Late Bloomer, Port St. Willow) and Tracy Maurice (Arcade Fire's creative director from '04-'09). FREE SHOW y'all. Stop by for a tune or the whole evening. 

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Groundhog Day V @ Charleston Music Hall
Jan
13
8:00 PM20:00

Groundhog Day V @ Charleston Music Hall

The Charleston Music Hall and the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art team up with Bill Carson, Nathan Koci, and Ron Wiltrout to present an evening full of Charleston's finest singers, songwriters, and musicians performing original and traditional music backed by a full horn section, string quartet, and more. 

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LADAMA @ DROM
Jan
7
7:30 PM19:30

LADAMA @ DROM

Barbes & Electric Cowbell APAP Showcase

LADAMA is a music ensemble comprised of five musicians from across the Americas who strive to engage youth and other women in their respective communities in the process of music-making, sound design, composition and audio production. 

Nathan is thrilled to be guesting with them on accordion for a few Cumbia tunes! 

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Ladama Project

 

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