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Performances & Events



11.02.17  Solo performance at "Niceband Hairfaves" off-venue [R6013] during Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik

09.19.17 On the Drawing of Constellations performed by Luke Gullickson at the University of New Mexico

09.03.17 Bicinium performed by Luke Gullickson & Nathan Ukens at Chatter Sunday, Las Puertas, Albuquerque

08.03.17 Kong Must Dead with Kid & Hundreds|Thousands, Brooklyn

07.25.17 Kong Must Dead recording 4th album.


06.30.17 Kong Must Dead performance with Metaphonia at The Local, Boone

06.16.17 Kong Must Dead performance at Ransom, Boone

05.04.17 Kong Must Dead performance at Murphy's, Boone

04.30.17 Kong Must Dead performance at Boone Block Party (hometown debut), Boone, NC


04.13.17 Premiere of new commissioned work, From the Morning, by Axiom Brass, Nichols Hall, Evanston, IL

04.11.17 Grant Wallace Band with Invisible Anatomy at Littlefield, Brooklyn, NY  // purchase tickets

03.17.17 Guest Lecture: Microtonal Compositional Approaches, Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik

03.16.17  Ben Hjertmann Solo Voice/Electronics Performance at Mengi, Reykjavik, Iceland

02.04.17 Kong Must Dead performance at Scuppernong Books, Greensboro, NC

12.20.16 Kong Must Dead performance at Fresh Produce Record Store, Macon, GA

11.18.16 Kong Must Dead debut concert of new trio lineup including Jonathon Sale & R.J. Wuagneux

09.24.16 Grant Wallace Band in collaboration with the Houston Grand Opera at the Menil Collection, Houston


07.26-08.05.16 - Grant Wallace Band tour of Maine, Vermont, & New York.

07.25.16 Release of Psychopomp, CA -- a new album of songs under by Ben Hjertmann with Kong Must Dead

06.06.16 Grant Wallace Band performing two sets of music at the CSPS Legion Arts in Cedar Rapids, IA.


06.07-08.16 Grant Wallace Band recording our new album at the Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago.

06.06.16 Grant Wallace Band performing our entire new album at the Hungry Brain in Chicago.

04.04.16 Premiere of a Don't Dream and group improvisations with networked live electronics featuring students and faculty of Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.


03.26.16 Performance of Awake, Alive, Amok, Ajar by PRISM Quartet at Northside Community Church, Ann Arbor, MI

03.20.16 Performance of Awake, Alive, Amok, Ajar by PRISM Quartet at Tenri Cultural Institute, NYC.


03.19.16 Co-Premiere of Awake, Alive, Amok, Ajar by PRISM Quartet at University of Pennsylvania, Rose Recital Hall, Philadelphia


03.12.16 Performance of Awake, Alive, Amok, Ajar by Zzyzx Quartet at the North American Saxophone Alliance National Conference, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX


02.26.16 Premiere of Last Lights in the North by Northwestern University's Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Mallory Thompson, conductor.


01.28.16 Performance of Awake, Alive, Amok, Ajar by Zzyzx Quartet at Baylor University,
Lyceum Concert Series.


01.23.16 Performance with Grant Wallace Band at Narloch Piano Studio, Chicago.

01.22.16 Performance with Grant Wallace Band on Chris Fisher-Lochhead's Doctoral Recital at Northwestern University.

01.16.16 Co-Premiere of Awake, Alive, Amok, Ajar by Zzyzx Quartet at The United States Navy Band International Saxohpone Symposium, Winchester, VA.  This work was commissioned as a result of the 2015 Barlow Prize.


11.06.15 New Thread Quartet Performance of Sunstruck at IBeam in Brooklyn, NY.


11.01.15 Friction Quartet performance of String Quartet III, "Within West" at Hayes School of Music,

Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.


10.29.15 Friction Quartet premiere of String Quartet III, "Within West" at New Music Greensboro,

University of North Carolina at Greensboro.


10.25.15 Premiere of a new set of songs by Grant Wallace Band performing with Chicago Composers     Orchestra, Constellation, Chicago.


10.23.15 New Thread Quartet performance of Sunstruck at The Church of the Advent, Boston.


10.01.15 Grant Wallace Band completes music for project with Chicago Composers Orchestra.


09.01.15 Grant Wallace Band completes music for project with the Houston Grand Opera.


08.31.15 Tracking completed for new Kong Must Dead album Psychopomp, CA.

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