College Faculty Contemporary Performance Program, Saxophone
Erin Rogers is a Canadian-American saxophonist, composer, and improviser dedicated to new and experimental music. Her work ranges from modern chamber music to solo experimental improvisation to compositions that incorporate theatre, live electronics and text. Rogers has performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Roulette, Centro Nacional de las Artes (Mexico City), Celebrity Series (Boston), MATA Festival, Ecstatic Festival at Merkin Hall, Prototype Festival, Resonanzraum (Germany), French Quarter Festival (New Orleans), and NyMusikk Bergen (Norway) and The Shed (NYC).
She is co-artistic director of NY-based ensembles: thingNY, New Thread Quartet, Hypercube, Popebama, a core member of LA-based Wild Up. A “consummate collaborator” (The New Yorker), Rogers crosses genres from music-theatre-to-dance-to-installation-to-silence in her work with Orange Theatre, Abilities Dance Boston, Panoply Performance Lab, Harvestworks, Experiments in Opera, Decoder, Here Arts Center, and Music for Contemplation. She has received commissions and honors from the Library of Congress/Wet Ink, The Barlow Endowment, Robert Bielecki Foundation, Copland House, ASCAP, and the Jerome Foundation.
Her music has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, musicworks magazine, and The Wire. She can be heard on New Focus Recordings, New World Records, Tonus Vivus, Edition Wandelweiser, Relative Pitch, INNOVA, and Gold Bolus labels. Her solo album 2000 Miles was listed in Best Experimental Music on Bandcamp. Rogers is an endorsing artist for D’Addario Woodwinds and Conn-Selmer.
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