Dates

Holly Herndon Dates
Dear Reader Dates

Upcoming Dates

Premiere: Allongé

October 31-November 3, 2020
20:30
Studio 14, Uferstudios

Premiere of a new performance by Julian Weber with music and performance by Evelyn Saylor. more info
Tickets Facebook Event


Dance and theater piece by Ruben Reniers with music and live performance by Evelyn Saylor. More info
Event Website Theater im Pfalzbau Program


Premiere: STEGREIF.orchester
postponed due to coronavirus

Date and time TBD

The premiere of a new work for small orchestra commissioned by and performed by the STEGREIF.orchester, based on the symphonic work of Gustav Mahler.


Past Dates

Displacement
Cancelled

October 17, 2020
Gallus Theater, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Dance and theater piece by Ruben Reniers with music and live performance by Evelyn Saylor. More info
Tickets Facebook Event


Installation:
Cyclus Cygnus

September 11 – 20, 2020
20:00 – 24:00 daily
Festival of Lights
Piano-See, Potsdamer Platz
Berlin, Germany

Electric Swan Ensemble Installation with music by Evelyn Saylor, Cherilyn MacNeil, John Gürtler, and Graham DeZarn. Exhibited in the Festival of Lights. Electric Swans by Florian Giefer and Denis Bivour. More info


Premiere: Cyclus Cygnus

August 29, 2020
Strandbad Rahmer See
Berlin, Germany

Premiere of a new piece by Evelyn Saylor and Cherilyn MacNeil for Electric Swan Ensemble and vocal/instrumental quintet. Ensemble: Henrike Wassermeyer, flute | Alexander Glücksmann, clarinet | Sophia Warczak, harp | Cherilyn MacNeil & Evelyn Saylor, vocals, electronics, composition | Denis Bivour & Florian Giefer, concept and swans.
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Forgot to Remember –
Remember to Forget

June 27, 2020
Livestream
Soundance Festival

Installation:
DOCK 11
Berlin, Germany

Live stream of the new film adaptation of the dance and theater piece by Evelyn Saylor and Ruben Reniers, followed by Q&A with the artists. The film was also installed as an exhibition and viewable throughout the day.

Soundance Festival More info


Premiere: STEGREIF.orchester
postponed due to coronavirus

April 9, 2020
Vollgutlager
Berlin, Germany

The premiere of a new work for small orchestra commissioned by and performed by the STEGREIF.orchester, based on the symphonic work of Gustav Mahler.

STEGREIF.orchester concert


QuerKlang
Cancelled due to coronavirus

MaerzMusik Festival
March 25, 2020
Theaterdiscounter
Berlin, Germany

World premieres of group compositions by pupils of Fichtenberg-Oberschule (Steglitz-Zehlendorf), Fichtelgebirge-Grundschule (Kreuzberg), Immanuel-Kant-Gymnasium (Lichtenberg), Gretel-Bergmann-Gemeinschaftsschule (Marzahn) accompanied by their music teachers as well as Joaquin Macedo, Iñigo Giner Miranda, Andrea Neumann, Evelyn Saylor and students of the University of the Arts Berlin and the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin.

QuerKlang at MaerzMusik Festival 2020

In lieu of a public performance, recordings of the dress rehearsal have been published on SoundCloud


Vibrant Matter Portraits #4: Lucie Vítková

February 20, 2020
KM28
Berlin, Germany

Premiere of a new work “Vibrant Matter” by Lucie Vítková developed on site with the performers. Performed by Lucie Vítková (composer, accordion, hichiriki, objects, voice), Evelyn Saylor (voice, synthesizer, electronics), Stellan Veloce (cello, voice) and Martyna Poznańska (field recordings, objects, voice).

Vibrant Matter Portraits #4: Lucie Vítková


GRINM Network Conference 2019

November 14-16, 2019
Zurich University of the Arts
Zurich, Switzerland

Presentation of FEM*_ MUSIC*_ with Stellan Veloce, Lucien Danzeisen, and Rosanna Lovell at the Gender Relations in New Music Network Conference 2019.

GRINM Network Conference 2019


DiVAversity of Arts Event

October 24-25, 2019
designtransfer
Universität der Künste Berlin
Berlin, Germany

FEM*_ MUSIC*_ launches its new publication and exhibits its installation, the sounding model of a concert hall with music by female pioneers of electronic music, within the DiVAversity of Arts event and exhibition.

DiVAversity of Arts Event


Premiere: “Take It Like A Man”

October 17 & 18, 2019
Ergo Ipsum
Düsseldorf, Germany

Premiere of a new theater production by The Agency with music by Evelyn Saylor and Nile Koetting, performed by the cast and members of the Münchner Knabenchor.

Take It Like A Man, FFT Düsseldorf

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Premiere: “Forgot to Remember – Remember to Forget”

September 28, 2019
Kontakte Festival ’19
Halle 3, Akademie der Künste Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Premiere of a new work for dance and loudspeaker orchestra, commissioned by the Kontakte Festival of the Akademie der Künste Berlin. Created with Ruben Reniers (dance/choreography).

Kontakte Festival 2019 Berliner Lautsprecherorchester

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“Oskar remixed”

September 12-15, 2019
Festival Bühne Total
Studio Total, Bauhaus Museum Dessau
Dessau, Germany

The film “Oskar remixed”, commissioned by Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, was installed in the new Bauhaus Museum Dessau for the duration of the Festival Bühne Total. Created with the Bauhaus Agenten, students and teachers from schools in Dessau, Ruben Reniers (choreography), and Evelyn Saylor (music).

Festival Bühne Total Bauhaus Dessau

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“Deep Belief” Installation by Holly Herndon and Mathew Dryhurst

July 25-August 3, 2019
Gray Area Festival
ISM Hexadome, Pier 70
San Francisco, CA, USA

Holly Herndon and Mathew Dryhurst’s installation “Deep Belief” for the ISM Hexadome exhibited in the Gray Area Festival. The installation features singing and acting by Evelyn Saylor, and Lyra Pramuk, as well as acting by Roman Bindert, Houwaida Goulli, and Tarren Johnson.

Gray Area Festival ISM Hexadome


“SimulacrumX”

June 28, 2019
CerModern
Ankara, Turkey

Performance of the modern dance solo “SimulacrumX” by Ruben Reniers, choreographed by Ruben Reniers, with music by Evelyn Saylor. Additionally, a modern dance workshop resulting in a choreographed group piece with music by Evelyn Saylor.

SoloDans Festival

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“Displacement”

May 16-18, 2019
DOCK 11
Berlin, Germany

Performance of the modern dance and theater piece “Displacement”, created by Ruben Reniers with music by Evelyn Saylor

Displacement at DOCK 11

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Release “PROTO” by Holly Herndon

May 10, 2019
Label: 4AD

Release of Holly Herndon’s new album “PROTO” featuring vocals and arrangement by Evelyn Saylor. Released on the label 4AD.

PROTO credits Discogs


Release “Ecstatic Computations” by Caterina Barbieri

May 3, 2019
Label: Editions Mego

Release of Caterina Berbieri’s new album “Ecstatic Computations” featuring vocals by Evelyn Saylor and Annie Garlid. Released on the label Editions Mego.

Ecstatic Computation on Bandcamp


“Prisma Interius I” by Catherine Lamb

April 18, 2019
Sacred Realism Festival
KM28
Berlin, Germany

“Prisma Interius I” a composition in just intonation for chamber ensemble by Catherine Lamb, performed by Xavier Lopez (synthesizer), Rebecca Lane (flutes, voice), Bryan Eubanks (alto saxophone), Evelyn Saylor (voice), Catherine Lamb (viola, voice), Johnny Chang (viola), and Andrew Lafkas (bass).

KM28 Sacred Realism Festival


Dear Reader Duo Living Room Tour

March 29-31, 2019
Karlsruhe, Stuttgart, Freiburg, Germany

A three-day tour of intimate concerts in private living rooms playing duo arrangements of Dear Reader songs.

Living Room Tour Announcement


“Clepsydra” by Horațiu Rădulescu

March 22, 2019
MaerzMusik Festival
Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Berlin, Germany

World Premiere of the 1981/82 “Clepsydra” by Horațiu Rădulescu for 16 players with sound icons, in the opening concert of MaerzMusik Festival, sharing the program with Frederic Rzewski performing his piece “The People United Will Never Be Defeated”. Johnny Chang, Samuel Dunscombe, Rama Gottfried, Judith Hamann, Francis Heery, Rebecca Lane, Alexandra Lorenz, Karen Lorenz, Andrea Neumann, Michiko Ogawe, James Rushford, Julie Sassoon, Carlos Sandoval, Evelyn Saylor, Ernst Surberg, Stellan Veloce – players Sound Icons

Opening Concert MaerzMusik Berliner Festspiele


“Pulses Round” Broadcast on BBC’s Late Junction

February 19, 2019
BBC Radio 3, Late Junction

Evelyn Saylor’s composition “Pulses Round” was featured on the radio show Late Junction hosted by Verity Sharp on BBC Radio 3.

Broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction

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FEM*_ MUSIC*_ at “Diva, Popstar, Fremde” Exhibition

February 14, 2019
Atrium, Pergamon-Palais, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Berlin, Germany

FEM*_ MUSIC*_ presents its sounding model installation at the exhibition of the Q-Tutorium “Musik und Gender” of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The exhibition is entitled “Diva, Popstar, Fremde: Vernetzungen in der weiblichen Musikgeschichte”.

Diva, Popstar, Fremde Exhibition


Premiere: “Oskar remixed”

January 16-24, 2019
100 Jahre Bauhaus Exhibition
Akademie der Künste Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Premiere of the short film “Oskar remixed”, commissioned by Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau. The film was installed in the Hanseatenweg location of the Akademie der Künste Berlin for the opening festival celebrating the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus Dessau. Created by students and teachers of schools in Dessau, the Bauhaus Agenten, Ruben Reniers (choreography), Marco Baass (video & editing), Evelyn Saylor (music), and Philine Sollmann (project development).

“Oskar Remixed” at 100 Jahre Bauhaus Opening Festival

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Premiere: “Synchromy No. 2”

December 6, 2018
Heroines of Sound Festival
HAU 2
Berlin, Germany

Premiere of “Synchromy No. 2”, commissioned by the Heroines of Sound Festival, a new electronic composition to accompany the 1936 abstract film by Mary Ellen Bute & Theodore Nemeth

Heroines of Sound Festival 2018

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FEM*_ MUSIC*_ PLAY Installation

November 22-25, 2018
MehrLicht! Festival
Universität der Künste Berlin and Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler
Berlin, Germany

FEM*_ MUSIC*_ for the first time exhibits its installation of a sounding model of a concert, featuring various programs of music by female and trans composers. Exhibited in the Foyer before and after each concert in the MehrLicht! Festival.

FEM*_ MUSIC*_ PLAY


“Stellar Fauna” by Kat Válastur

November 21-24 2018
HAU 3
Berlin, Germany

Video installation and performance by Kat Válastur featuring voiceover work by Evelyn Saylor and Rebecca Lane.

Stellar Fauna at HAU 3


Premiere: “Change Patterns No. 2”

November 7, 2018
Beate Uwe
Berlin, Germany

Premiere of the composition “Change Patterns No. 2” for two voices by Evelyn Saylor and Rebecca Lane. Accompanying the premiere on the program were songs from the American shape note tradition performed in two-voice a cappella arrangements by Evelyn Saylor and Rebecca Lane.

Am Anfang War Das Wort Concert at Beate Uwe

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Project assistance, AdK

October 2018
Studio for Electroacoustic Music
Akademie der Künste Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Project assistance in preparation for a concert in Cuba organized by the Studio for Electroacoustic Music of the Akademie der Künste Berlin.

Cuba Project Akademie der Künste


Premiere: “I Am Because You Were”

October 19, 2018
designtransfer
Universität der Künste Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Premiere of the short film “I Am Because You Were” by Pierre-Yves Dalka (director, fashion design), Duduzile Voigts (dance), and Evelyn Saylor (music). The film was installed in the exhibition of the Masters Theses of students in the UdK Masters Program in Fashion Design.

UdK Design I Am Because You Were

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“Chain Opera” by Holly Herndon and Mathew Dryhurst

October 5-9, 2018
Immersion Festival – The New Infinity
Mobile Dome, Mariannenplatz
Berlin, Germany

The video piece for planetariums “Chain Opera” by Holly Herndon and Mathew Dryhurst, featuring ensemble singing by Evelyn Saylor, Roman Ole Bindert, Annie Garlid, Lyra Pramuk, Albertine Sarges, and Colin Self, was installed in the mobile dome in front of Kunsthaus Bethanien as part of the Berliner Festspiele’s Immersion Festival.

Chain Opera – The New Infinity – Berliner Festspiele


“Berlin Rosenthaler Platz” by Kirsten Reese and David Wagner

BAM! – Berliner Festival für aktuelle Musiktheater
September 21-23, 2018
Berlin, Germany

Production assistance for the piece “Berlin Rosenthaler Platz” by Kirsten Reese and David Wagner.

Berlin Rosenthaler Platz BAM! Festival


Sacred Harp Workshop, Xhoir

July 21, 2018
Martin-Gropius-Bau
Berlin, Germany

A workshop by Evelyn Saylor on Sacred Harp Singing, offered as one of the Open Sessions of Colin Self’s Xhoir Sessions. Programmed by the Berliner Festspiele as part of the exhibition “Welt ohne Außen” within their program “Immersion”.

Xhoir Berliner Festspiele


EM4 Concert
Das Subharchord

July 11, 2018
Akademie der Künste Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Sound Design and project assistance on this installment of the EM4 concert series hosted by the Studio for Electroacoustic Music at the Akademie der Künste.

EM4 Das Subharchord – AdK


Finissage Concert with Premiere of “Change Patterns No. 1”

June 24, 2018
KUNSTPUNKT Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Evelyn Saylor and Rebecca Lane provide a concert for the Finissage of the exhibition “Right or Wrong Corner” at KUNSTPUNKT Berlin, curated by A Trans. The concert featured the premiere of “Change Patterns No. 1” for two voices by Evelyn Saylor & Rebecca Lane, as well as music by John Cage, Marc Sabat, Orlande de Lassus (16th Cent.), and American shape note music. Performed by Evelyn Saylor (voice) and Rebecca Lane (voice and flute).

A Trans Right or Wrong Corner Finissage


Premiere: “Displacement”

June 7-9, 2018
PAF – Performing Arts Festival Berlin
DOCK 11
Berlin, Germany

Premiere of the new modern dance and theater piece by Ruben Reniers. Performed by Ruben Reniers (dance & choreography), Ana Dordevic (dance), Evelyn Saylor (music and performance), and Nicole Kohlmann (voice and dramaturgy).

Displacement at PAF

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Residency at Schloss Bröllin

May 22 – June 3, 2018
Schloss Bröllin
Bröllin, Germany

Residency at Schloss Bröllin with Ruben Reniers, Barbara Steinitz, Ana Dordevic, and Nicole Kohlmann for the creation of the dance and theater piece “Displacement”.

Schloss Bröllin Residence Program 2018


“Deep Belief” by Holly Herndon and Mathew Dryhurst

April 6, 2018 – performances
April 21-22, 2018 – Installation
ISM Hexadome Exhibition
Martin-Gropius-Bau
Berlin, Germany

Two interactive training session performances of Holly Herndon and Mathew Dryhurst’s “Deep Belief” for the ISM Hexadome, followed by a fixed installation version of the piece. Featuring singing and acting by Evelyn Saylor, and Lyra Pramuk, as well as acting by Roman Bindert, Houwaida Goulli, and Tarren Johnson. The installation will continue to be shown in the ISM’s traveling Hexadome installation.

ISM Hexadome Deep Belief


Premiere: “Flatland”

March 30, 2018
Musikbrauerei
Berlin, Germany

Premiere of the modern dance piece “Flatland” with choreography and dance by Ruben Reniers and Ana Dordevic and live music by Evelyn Saylor. Presented within the Pyjama Berlin party series as a preview for the upcoming piece “Displacement”.

Pyjama Party in Musikbrauerei


“Siyâlân | Sie Leben” by Arvin Hosseini Kamal

February 17, 2018
ORi Gallery
Berlin, Germany

Premiere of the new chamber piece by Arvin Hosseini Kamal. Performed by Evelyn Saylor (Soprano), Sara Amini (Mezzo Soprano), Nicolò Zignone (Clarinet/Saxophone), Daniel Schwarzwald (Piano), Julia Bilat (Cello).

http://ori-berlin.de/konzert-siyalan-von-arvin-hosseini-kamal/


“SimulacrumX”

January 27, 2018
SOLOCOREOGRAFICO, International Solo Dance Showcase
Theater Gallus
Frankfurt, Germany

Performance of the modern dance solo by Ruben Reniers (dance, choreography), with commissioned music by Evelyn Saylor.

SOLOCOREOGRAFICO in Gallus Theater

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“Fantas” with Caterina Barbieri and Annie Garlid

November 9, 2017
Sound of Stockholm Festival
The Swedish Museum of Performing Arts
Stockholm, Sweden

Evelyn Saylor, Annie Garlid, and Caterina Barbieri perform “Fantas”, a long, collaboratively-developed piece in many parts for synthesizer (Caterina Barbieri) and two voices (Evelyn Saylor and Annie Garlid). The project included a residency at EMS Studio in Stockholm.

Sounds of Stockholm Festival 2017


Josquin Quartet

October 29, 2017
Sacred Realism Series
Studio 8
Berlin, Germany

“Ave maria” by Josquin des Prez (1475), performed by Evelyn Saylor, Annie Garlid, Florian Mattil, and Adam Kirchner. Performed within the Sacred Realism Series in honor of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Reformation.

http://sacredrealism.org/series/


“Alegorías de la luz” by José M. Sánchez-Verdú

September 29, 2017
Kontakte Festival
Halle 1 and Halle 2, Akademie der Künste Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Premiere of the audiovisual composition “Alegorías de la luz” by José M. Sánchez-Verdú, performed by Ensemble ascolta as well as Gregorio García Karman and Evelyn Saylor on Sound Design and live electronics.

Concert Licht Allegorien AdK


Release “Think I’m In Love” cover by Dear Reader

September 20, 2017
Label: City Slang

Release of Dear Reader’s cover of “Think I’m In Love” feat. Evelyn Saylor, Stella Veloce, and Olga Nosova.

City Slang Think I’m In Love


“16 Hz” by Adrian Gutzelnig

Festival of Future Nows
September 14-17, 2017
Hamburger Bahnhof
Berlin, Germany

Four performances on Adrian Gutzelnig’s installation “16Hz”, consisting of three large organ pipes producing infrasonic frequencies.

Adrian Gutzelnig in Festival of Future Nows


“A Study of Invisible Images” by Trevor Paglen

September 8 – October 21, 2017
Metro Pictures
New York City, NY USA

An exhibition of the work of artist Trevor Paglen, including the video installation “Behold these Glorious Times!” with soundtrack by Holly Herndon featuring singers from the Holly Herndon Ensemble including Evelyn Saylor.

Trevor Paglen Metro Pictures


“Simulacrum X (Part II)”

June 23-25, 2017
DOCK 11
Berlin, Germany

Performance of the modern dance and theater piece by Ruben Reniers with Rebecca Jefferson (dance), Sara Tamburini (performance), and Evelyn Saylor (music composition and live performance).

SimulacrumX (Part II) at DOCK 11

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Medieval and Renaissance polyphonic singing

April 23, 2017
Sacred Realism Series Fundraiser Festival
Studio 8
Berlin, Germany

A set of Medieval and Renaissance a cappella polyphonic music performed by Adam Kirchner, Annie Garlid, Evelyn Saylor, and Chloe Weiss within a fundraising festival for the Sacred Realism Series.

Sacred Realism Festival


Live Solo Set

April 6, 2017
Madame Claude
Berlin, Germany

A live solo set featuring a number of recent compositions as well as an audiovisual performance using colored lights. Curated by Urban Arts Berlin.

Event Evelyn Saylor at Madame Claude

Full audio of live set

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Studio Recording “L’homme machine” by Georg Katzer

February 22-23, 2017
Studio for Electroacoustic Music, Akademie der Künste
Berlin, Germany

Sound Design and production assistance for a studio recording of Georg Katzer’s piece “L’homme machine”, performed by Matthias Bauer (double bass, voice), produced by the Studio for Electroacoustic Music of the Akademie der Künste Berlin with the composer.


“SimulacrumX”

January 23 & 24, 2017
Tafelhalle
Nürnberg, Germany

Performance of the modern dance solo by Ruben Reniers (dance, choreography), with commissioned music by Evelyn Saylor.

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“Character Pieces”

January 8, 2017
Merkin Concert Hall
New York City, NY, USA

Excerpts from Evelyn Saylor’s composition “Character Pieces” for cello and piano performed in this concert of alumni of the Special Music School of America. Performed by Evelyn Saylor (piano) and Laura Melnicoff (cello). The occasion was also accompanied by visits to current students of the elementary school and high school to speak as an artist and composer.

Special Music School 20th Anniversary Kaufman Music Center


“Drag Study” by Stellan Veloce

December 9, 2016
MehrLicht!Musik Festival
Probensaal, Universität der Künste Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Premiere of the piece “Drag Study” by Stellan Veloce, performed by Evelyn Saylor, Justine Eckhaut, Michael Cohen-Weissert and Katie Lee Dunbar (piano, voice, and performance).

MehrLicht!Musik Festival 2016


Live Solo Set

November 27, 2016
Sacred Realism Series
Studio 8
Berlin, Germany

Live solo set by Evelyn Saylor (electronics, synthesizer, amplified objects, voice) in the Sacred Realism Series, also featuring an audiovisual performance using colored lights. Also featured on the program: Robert Ashley’s “The Backyard”.

Evelyn Saylor at Studio 8

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Live Solo Set

November 11, 2016
Altes Finanzamt
Berlin, Germany

Live solo set by Evelyn Saylor (electronics, synthesizer, amplified objects, voice), also featuring an audiovisual performance using colored lights.

Altes Finanzamt

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“preliminary thoughts” by Michael Winter

October 30, 2016
Studio 8
Berlin, Germany

Performance of “preliminary thoughts” by Michael Winter in the Sacred Realism Concert Series. Performance by Michael Winter (speaker), Brett Thompson (guitar), Rishin Singh (trombone), Joe Houston (piano), Evelyn Saylor (voice), and Morgan Evans-Weiler (violin).

Michael Winter Studio 8


“Quando Stanno Morendo” by Luigi Nono

October 19, 2016
Akademie der Künste Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Sound Design assistance for the live electronics in a performance of Luigi Nono’s “Quando Stanno Morendo” in the EM4 concert series by the Studio for Electroacoustic Music of the Akademie der Künste Berlin.

EM4 Uncertain States AdK


Premiere: SimulacrumX (Part II)

September 28-30, 2016
DOCK 11
Berlin, Germany

Premiere of the new modern dance and theater piece “Simulacrum X (Part II)”. Created and performed by Ruben Reniers (concept, choreography & dance), Rebecca Jefferson (co-choreography & dance), Paula Dobrowski (text & performance), and Evelyn Saylor (music composition and live performance).

SimulacrumX (Part II) Premiere at DOCK 11

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“Bella Trays Choir” by Adam Asnan

September 10, 2016
Kesselhaus Museum
Berlin, Germany

Singing performance in Adam Asnan’s piece “Bella Trays Choir” in the Kesselhaus Museum.

Discomateria Museum Kesselhaus


Preview: “SimulacrumX (Part II)”

September 3, 2016
ACUD Theater
Berlin, Germany

Preview performance of the upcoming modern dance and theater piece “SimulacrumX (Part II)”

SWIMMINGPOOL ACUD Theater


“Prelude and Impromptu”

July 17, 2016
Studiosaal, Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler
Berlin, Germany

Performance of the 4-channel electronic composition “Prelude and Impromptu” using sounds from the 1979 Fairlight synthesizer and field recordings.

Klangzeitort Leporello

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Premiere: “Gone to Ground”

July 16, 2016
Tiergarten Park
Berlin, Germany

Premiere of the site-specific playable composition for sonic biking entitled “Gone to Ground”. Visitors could rent the sonic bike and ride through the Tiergarten park to experience and influence the piece.

Sonic Bikes Sound Cycle Garden

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Premiere: “Prelude and Impromptu”

May 29, 2016
Crescendo Festival
Konzertsaal der Universität der Künste Berlin – Foyer
Berlin, Germany

Premiere of the new 4-channel electronic composition “Prelude and Impromptu” using sounds from the 1979 Fairlight synthesizer and field recordings. Performed in the concert “Elektro retro” within the Crescendo Festival.

Crescendo Festival 2016

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Premiere: “Seams and Threads”

February 12, 2016
Wave field synthesis hall, Technical University Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Premiere of the context-based composition on Sacred Harp singing “Seams and Threads”. Performed in the concert of compositions created for the course “Soundscape Composition” taught by Barry Truax at the Technical University Berlin.

Soundscape Composition Concert Audiokommunikation TU Berlin

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“SimulacrumX” and “schrittweise”

February 4, 6 & 7, 2016
DOCK 11
Berlin, Germany

Performance of the modern dance solo by Ruben Reniers (dance, choreography), with commissioned music by Evelyn Saylor, as well as of the new piece “schrittweise” with music by Ruben Reniers, Evelyn Saylor, and Paul Lansky. Ruben Reniers (choreography), Barbara Steinitz (puppetry and performance), Annapaola Leso (dance).

DOCK 11 SimulacrumX schrittweise Trunkintail

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Premiere: “Pulses Round” and “New Prospect”

December 6, 2015
Studiosaal, Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler
Berlin, Germany

Premiere of two new compositions by Evelyn Saylor, “played” live by the composer on the Berliner Lautsprecherorchester of the HfM Hanns Eisler.

more info on “Pulses Round” more info on “New Prospect”


“SimulacrumX”

November 6 & 8, 2015
euro-scene Leipzig Festival
Schauspielhaus / Garderobenfoyer
Leipzig, Germany

Performance of the modern dance solo by Ruben Reniers (dance, choreography), with commissioned music by Evelyn Saylor. “Best German Dance Solo 2015”.

euro-scene SimulacrumX

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Premiere: “Perspectives”

September 25, 2015
Kontakte Festival
Halle 2, Akademie der Künste Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Premiere of a new composition for the Berliner Lautsprecherorchester, composed for the opening concert of the Kontakte Festival of the Akademie der Künste Berlin.

Erstkontakt Opening Concert Kontakte Festival 2015


“SimulacrumX”

July 3-5, 2015
DOCK 11
Berlin, Germany

Performance of the modern dance solo by Ruben Reniers (dance, choreography), with commissioned music by Evelyn Saylor.

DOCK 11 Trunkintail SimulacrumX Caos

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Release: “By A Thread” on album “GRAVITY”

June 26, 2015
Label: betont

Release of a studio recording of the piece “By A Thread”, composed and performed by Evelyn Saylor, Edoardo Calgari, and Diana Restrepo. Released on the album “GRAVITY”, a compilation of pieces by students of the 8th year of the Sound Studies Masters program of the Universität der Künste Berlin. Released on betont, the label of the Universität der Künste Berlin.

betont Gravity Sound Studies 8. Jahrgang


Premiere: “Sounds For A While”

June 25, 27-30, and July 2, 2015
Tischlerei, Deutsche Oper Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Premiere and five more performances of a new music theater performance/installation created with students of the Sound Studies Masters program of the Universität der Künste Berlin. Developed and performed in the Tischlerei of the Deutsche Oper. Created and performed by Evelyn Saylor, Vera Buhß, Laura Aragoneses, Weiju Shen, Giacomo Gianetta, Ilya Selikhov, Matteo Spanò, and Lucie Vítková, and directed by Hans Peter Kuhn.

Deutsche Oper Berlin Sounds For A While


“SimulacrumX”

June 9, 2015
Gdansk Dance Festival – Solo Dance Contest 2015
Club Żak
Gdansk, Poland

Performance of the modern dance solo by Ruben Reniers (dance, choreography), with commissioned music by Evelyn Saylor.

Gdansk Dance Festival

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“Observations: Glass on Strings”

March 14, 2015
Kühlhaus Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Performance of an adaptation of “Observations: Glass on Strings” for the wave field synthesis system, retitled for the occasion “Glass on Strings: Spatial Observations”.

WFS Evening at Sound Studies Masterausstellung 2015


Premiere: “Observations: Glass on Strings”

February 8, 2015
Studiosaal, Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler
Berlin, Germany

Premiere of the new electronic composition “Observations: Glass on Strings” for fixed media and amplified piano.


“SimulacrumX”

January 17, 2015
SoloDuo International Dance Festival Budapest
MU Theater
Budapest, Hungary

Performance of the modern dance solo by Ruben Reniers (dance, choreography), with commissioned music by Evelyn Saylor.

SoloDuo Festival Budapest 2015

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Wave Field Synthesis

December 4, 2014
Akademie der Künste
Berlin, Germany

Opening of an installation of the Wave Field Synthesis system of the Sound Studies Masters Program of the Universität der Künste Berlin in the Foyer of the Akademie der Künste Berlin.


Premiere: “SimulacrumX” with new score by Evelyn Saylor

September 26, 2014
SoloDuo International Dance Festival Cologne
Barnes Crossing
Cologne, Germany

The premiere of the modern dance solo by Ruben Reniers (dance, choreography), with its new commissioned music by Evelyn Saylor. Winner: Best solo – newcomer Förderpreis and Best solo – Publikumspreis.

SoloDuo Festival Cologne

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Rundgang: Wave Field Synthesis

July 17, 2014
Universität der Künste Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Opening of a piece for the Wave Field Synthesis system in the Universität der Künste Berlin’s Rundgang festival.


“Tech Tonic Plates” Installation

June 27-29, 2014
48 Stunden Neukölln Festival
Gallery Dzialdov
Berlin, Germany

Evelyn Saylor’s composition “Tech Tonic Plates” is installed in an audiovisual installation by Evelyn Saylor and Mari Matsutoya.

48 Stunden Neukölln 2014 Dzialdov


Premiere: “The Bells”

June 3, 2014
New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival
The Playhouse, Abrons Arts Center
New York City, NY, USA

Premiere of the electronic composition “The Bells” in the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF).

NYCEMF 2014 Program


Premiere: “Reckless Poem”

May 3, 2014
Trinity Lutheran Church
New York City, NY, USA

Premiere of the song “Reckless Poem”, commissioned by the Orfeo Duo. Performed by the Orfeo Duo (Vita Wallace, violin, and Ishmael Wallace, piano) and Amanda Gregory, soprano.


Tour with Pomona College Glee Club

May 21-29, 2013
Oregon and Washington States, USA

Repertoire: • Bennet – All creatures now are merry-minded • Tallis – Salvator mundi • Pärt – Magnificat • Telemann – Ein feste Burg • Homilius – Herr, wenn Trübsal da ist • Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel – Dämmernd liegt der Sommerabend • Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel – Unter des Laubdachs Hut • Verdi – Ave Maria • Brahms – Geistliches Lied • Brahms – O schöne nacht, op. 92, no. 1 • Brahms – Spätherbst, op. 92, no. 2 • Brahms – Abendlied, op. 92, no. 3 • Brahms – Warum?, op. 92, no. 4 • Lauridsen – Sure on this Shining Night

Pomona College Glee Club Tours


“Character Pieces”

May 18, 2013
Lyman Hall, Pomona College
Claremont, CA, USA

Performance of “Character Pieces”, performed by Evelyn Saylor (piano) and Audrey Dunne (cello).


“Character Pieces”

May 8, 2013
Lyman Hall, Pomona College
Claremont, CA, USA

Performance of “Character Pieces”, performed by Evelyn Saylor (piano) and Audrey Dunne (cello).


“Exuberance”

May 7, 2013
Lyman Hall, Pomona College
Claremont, CA, USA

Performance of “Exuberance”, performed by Adrien Redford (bass-baritone), and Hannah Hudson (piano).


Premiere: “Character Pieces”

April 30, 2013
Lyman Hall, Pomona College
Claremont, CA, USA

Premiere of “Character Pieces”, performed by Evelyn Saylor (piano) and Audrey Dunne (cello).


Premiere: “Song for Woodwinds and Strings”

December 13, 2012
Lyman Hall, Pomona College
Claremont, CA, USA

Premiere of “Song for Woodwinds and Strings”. Performed by Kimi Beck (flute), Shannon Burns (clarinet), Albert Chang (violin), Audrey Dunne (cello), and Allison Sherris (cello).


Premiere: “Tech Tonic Plates”

September 27, 2012
Pomona College Museum of Art, Pomona College
Claremont, CA, USA

Premiere of “Tech Tonic Plates”, an electronic composition created during a summer in Berlin, Germany, upon the receipt of the Summer Experience in the Arts Award from the Mellon Foundation’s Elemental Arts Initiative.


Tour with Pomona College Glee Club

May 15-31, 2012
England, Poland, and Germany

Repertoire: • Marenzio – Già torna a rallegrar l’aria e la terra • Rheinberger – Abendfriede, op. 52, no. 5 • Szamotuł – Alleluja, Chwalcie Pana Boga • Bairstow – I sat down under his shadow • Palestrina – Tu es Petrus • Brahms – Warum ist das Licht gegeben, op. 74, no. 1 • Finzi – My spirit sang all day • Saint-Saëns – Des pas dans l’allée, op. 141, no. 1 • Debussy – Dieu! qu’il la fait bon regarder • Sweelinck – Chantez à Dieu • Monteverdi – Cantate Domino • Poulenc – Salve Regina • Palestrina – Quam pulchra es • Gjeilo – Ubi caritas • Rheinberger – Abendlied, op. 69, no. 3 • Łukaszewski – Crucem tuam adoramus, Domine • Vaughan Williams – Valiant-for-truth • Thompson – Alleluia • trad. spiritual (arr. Hogan) – Deep River • early American hymn tune (arr. Parker) – Hark, I hear the harps eternal • trad. spiritual (arr. Hogan) Joshua fit the Battle of Jericho

Pomona College Glee Club Tours


Premiere: “Stirrings”

May 3, 2012
Pendleton Dance Studio, Pomona College
Claremont, CA, USA

Premiere of the dance score “Stirrings” for the modern dance ensemble piece choreographed by Ava Untermeyer.


Tour with Pomona College Glee Club

May 2011
Carmel and San Francisco Bay Area

Repertoire: • Duruflé – Tu es Petrus • Lassus – Timor et tremor • Palestrina – Kyrie from Missa Papae Marcelli • Briggs – Ubi caritas et amor • Martinů – Aj, stupaj from České Madrigaly • Felix Mendelssohn – Beati mortui • Hassler – Dixit Maria ad angelum • Morley – Now is the month of maying • Byrd – Ave verum corpus • Duruflé – Tota pulchra es, Maria • Howells – In youth is pleasure • Duruflé – Ubi caritas et amor • Tomkins – When David heard that Absalom was slain • Grainger, arr. – O mistress mine • Vaughan Williams – Valiant-for-truth • Palestrina – Exultate Deo   

Pomona College Glee Club Tours


Premiere: “Diabolical Cathedral”

May 10, 2011
Lyman Hall, Pomona College
Claremont, CA, USA

Premiere of the 8-channel electronic composition “Diabolical Cathedral”.


Premiere: “Klang Fabrik”

December 13, 2010
Lyman Hall, Pomona College
Claremont, CA, USA

Premiere of the electronic composition “Klang Fabrik”.


Premiere: “Scenes of Paris: Gray and Brilliant”

December 14, 2009
Lyman Hall, Pomona College
Claremont, CA, USA

Premiere of “Scenes of Paris: Gray and Brilliant”, performed by Leah Loversky (cello), Laura Collins (horn), and Tracy Zhao (piano).


“Prayer for My Heart”

2008
Trinity Church Wall Street
New York City, NY, USA

Performance of “Prayer for My Heart” by massed children’s choirs at Trinity Church Wall Street for a special service in conjunction with the UN Commission on the Status of Women which was also telecast.


“Prayer for My Heart”

2006
Harvard Memorial Church
Cambridge, MA, USA

Performance of “Prayer for My Heart” by the Harvard University Choir, Harry Huff, organist.


Premiere: “Prayer for My Heart”

October 22, 2006
Church of the Heavenly Rest
New York City, NY, USA

Premiere of “Prayer for My Heart” by the Choristers of the Church of the Heavenly Rest, Mollie Nichols, conductor, Steven Lawson, organ.


“Sister Pact”

June 2007
Dance Theater Workshop
New York City, NY, USA

Premiere of the modern dance piece “Sister Pact”, with choreography and music by Evelyn Saylor. Peformed by Evelyn Saylor, Elizabeth Saylor, Meredith Saylor, and Lydia Saylor, dance.