Author Archives: davidarner

The Axial Band

The Axial Band Axial Music & Glossodelia David Arner (keyboard & percussion) John Beaulieu (keyboard & electronics) George Quasha (percussion) Charles Stein (voice) Sunday, December 14th, 2014 3:00pm at the home of George Quasha & Susan Quasha 124 Station Hill Rd. Barrytown, New York RSVP is helpful to our planning but not required The Axial [...]

2 Premiere Performances at EMPAC

ARNER at the Deep Listening Art/Science Conference at EMPAC 2 performances! The Birds of Rensselaer An improvisatory score based on bird spectrograms, for small ensemble   The Oliveros/Van Nort/Arner/Rigler/FILTER Quintet! Four humans and the Freely Improvising Learning and Transforming Evolutionary Recombination system in concert Sunday July 13, 2014 Troy NY

Deep Listening Art/Science

David Arner The marriage of art and science has as one of its myriad beginnings one question, “What bird is that I hear?” Aristotle, the first person in Western civilization who asked (and answered) that question, also asked, “What is art?” Ever since, interweaving threads of inquiry, observation, experimentation and creativity on the part of ornithologists, inventors, musicians and an army of dedicated amateur birders continue to ask more questions, seeking whatever insights may come to light.
David Arner’s wall-size spectrogram score for his “Abstract Songs for Birds: American Goldfinch ” will be on display.

Arner at Roulette

David Arner, Pauline Oliveros and Doug Van Nort play with Van Nort’s FILTER—the Freely Improvising, Learning, and Transforming Evolutionary Recombination system, at Roulette.

A masterpiece of freely improvised duets

I certainly intend to play something from Connie Crothers’ new release SPONTANEOUS SUITES FOR TWO PIANOS which is a masterpiece of freely improvised duets with David Arner — a 4-cd set that I’ve only so far listened to the first disk (about seventeen times! ) — of my thoughts on this, it occurred to me [...]

Arner at EMPAC

But A Rumor to Me Tuesday May 1st, 2012 DAVID ARNER piano and harpsichord   An Invocation of Hermes Twice Revealed David Arner (piano, harpsichord, narration) Namely, a cryptic improvisational score based on a chorale for the Earthling (implied but not revealed) for solo piano once and then for harpsichord  exploring yet also re-contextualizing in [...]

An Artist of Subtlety and Depth

David Arner has a pianistic fulminosity (it’s a kind of abundance) that comes across with the substantial release Porgy/Bess Act 1 (CIMP). He is joined by the first-rank bass virtuoso Michael Bisio and the lightly subtle yet freely engaging drummer Jay Rosen.


Sunday Afternoon February 26, 2012 3:00pm DUETS: CONNIE CROTHERS & DAVID ARNER 2 Pianos, 2 Pianists Celebrating the release of their monumental 4-CD boxed set: Spontaneous Suites for Two Pianos (on the RogueArt label) Copies will be available for sale The Firehouse Space 246 Frost Street Brooklyn, NY 11211 In Williamsburg.  Take the L to Graham [...]

Hertlein & Arner in The Evolving Voice Series

January 30, 2012 The Vision Festival’s Evolving Voice/Evolving Music String Things 3 sets 7:30  Rosie Hertlein Trio Rosie Hertlein – violin, voice David Arner – piano Dave Taylor – trombone 8:45   Macroscopia Daniel Carter – sax Claire de Brunner – bassoon Ken Silverman – guitar Tom Zlabinger – bass 10:00   Juan Pablo Carletti Trio Michael [...]

Marathon of Dreamers

Ione’s 16th Annual Dream Festival 5:oo pm, Saturday, October 1, 2011 David Arner’s Bell Dream For 18 audience members (plus Arner)  playing various bells following simple instructions. Scored for 4 small brass bells, 4 medium brass bells, large shepard’s bell, 6 bell strings, 33-bell sleigh bells, 5-bell sleigh bells and glass bell.  

The Vision Festival XV

It happens on the Lower East Side (NYC)… It happens once a year… It gets bigger every year… It features some of the most adventurous and important jazz musicians of our time… It attracts an audience from around the world… It lasts 11 days… It takes place at the Abrons Arts Center plus… … 6 other [...]

The David Arner Trio: Porgy/Bess

The DAVID ARNER TRIO Excerpts from Arner’s all new PORGY/BESS SUITE Sep 27, 2007 8:00 pm Alternative Books It’s been 5 months but we’re back at ALTERNATIVE BOOKS DAVID ARNER piano MICHAEL BISIO bass JAY ROSEN drums The David Arner Trio performs music of the moment. Free, open, expansive, unpredictable, lyrical, driving, sensitive, daring, evocative, [...]