Selected Works


Tom Hamilton — Performances

Performances in 2018

• Stephen Petronio Company, performing with Composers Inside Electronics in Merce Cunningham’s dance Signals

• The Kitchen, composing and performing new work for Composers Inside Electronics

• Concert of new work at Kranzberg Art Center (St. Louis) with Anne LaBerge and Rich O’Donnell

• Trio with David Watson (guitar, bagpipes) and Brian Chase (percussion at HOLO, Ridgewood NY

• Concert version of City of Vorticity at Woodland Pattern (Milwaukee)

Recent performances with Robert Ashley Opera Ensemble

• The Kitchen (New York) Improvement (Don Leaves Linda). Music director for this new restaging. February 2019.

• Wesleyan University – Robert Ashley weekend festival. Serving as music director for opera Crash, giving illustrated lecture on production aspects of Ashley’s operas.

• Roulette Intermedium (Brooklyn) – serving as music director for opera Crash, with multiple performances during February 2018.

•The Paris Autumn Festival and The Kitchen (New York). Novel/opera Quicksand. Collaboration with choreographer Steve Paxton and lighting designer David Moodey. Composed electronic music for Ashley-narrated text.

• Experimental Intermedia (New York) – A Final Stab at Fun. Text by Robert Ashley, music by Tom Hamilton, narrated by Mimi Johnson. March, 2017.

• Mannes / The New School (New York) – Dust. Served as production and artistic consultant for this student production.

Recent work with Alvin Lucier

• Documenta 14, Athens, Greece - So You, a work by Alvin Lucier for 3 performers and 9 ampified wine jars. Sound design, and performance mix.

Artistic collaborators

Musicians: Bruce Eisenbeil, Peter Zummo, Bruce Gremo, Karlheinz Essl, John Driscoll, Phil Edelstein, Bruce Arnold, Rich O’Donnell, Jonathan Haas, Jacqueline Martelle, Thomas Buckner, Al Margolis (If, Bwana), id m theft able, Richard Lerman, Muhal Richard Abrams, Roscoe Mitchell, Alan Zimmerman, Meaghan Burke, Nate Wooley, Jon Gibson, Fast Forward, Lisle Ellis.

Visual artists: Fred Worden (filmmaker), Heleen Waterbolk, Van McElwee and Morey Gers (video artists), and the late Ernst Haas (photographer).

Choreographers: Mimi Garrard, Rachel Lampert, Mary O’Donnell (Fulkerson)

Selected Performance and Installation Venues

New York: The Kitchen, Experimental Intermedia, Roulette, 479 Gallery, Engine 27, Symphony Space, Carnegie Hall, Brecht Forum, Suddensite, Studio Five Beekman, Diapason, Interpretations series, Rhythm in the Kitchen festival.

North America: Sound Symposium (St. John’s Newfoundland), New Music Circle (St. Louis), Woodland Pattern (Milwaukee), Madison Musicians Collective, Bucknell University (Lewisburg PA), New Arts Program (Kutztown PA), Audible Visions series (Boston), CalArts Spring Festival (Valencia CA), Subtropics Festival (Miami), Xfest (Lowell MA), Frantasia Festival (Livermore ME), Ought One Festival (Montpelier VT).

Europe: Audio Arts Festival (Den Haag), Logos (Ghent, Belgium), MEX (Dortmund, Germany), CUBA (Muenster, Germany), Sonic Scope (Lisbon), CCNOA (Brussels).