Erin Rogers & Friends

By Microscope Gallery (other events)

Friday, September 17 2021 7:30 PM 9:30 PM EST

Microscope is very pleased to present a live in-person evening of sound by New York-based saxophonist Erin Rogers. Rodgerso will be joined by guest artists Alec Goldfarb (guitar), Erica Dicker (violin), and Dennis Sullivan (percussion). The event will be both performed live in the space and live-streamed at the same time, for those unable to attend on-site.

The event celebrates the release of Roger’s second solo album “2000 Miles” from Relative Pitch Records. The album’s description reads:

“Rogers dives deep into the sonic underbelly of the instrument, uncovering a radiant world of curiosity and imagination. From human fragility to noisy virtuosity, Rogers forges an alternate voice for the saxophone, percussively blending tone with mechanism and melody with vocalization, gutturals and breath.”

Rogers will perform solo works from her recent release “2000 Miles”, followed by a set with guitarist Alec Goldfarb. Erica Dicker and Dennis Sullivan will open the evening with new work for strings and modified snare-drums.

The event will start promptly at 8pm.




Opening set (duo)

Erica Dicker (violin), Dennis Sullivan (modified snare-drums) ~ 30 minutes

Solo set

Erin Rogers (saxophone) ~25 minutes

Duo set

Alec Goldfarb (guitar) & Erin Rogers (saxophone) ~15 minutes


Please note: The event has a limited capacity of 30 on-site, with proof of vaccination for Covid-19 and masks required.



Erin Rogers is a saxophonist and composer whose work has been described as “whimsical, theatrical” (Brooklyn Vegan), “so complex, it’s primitive.” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) and "incredible technique with an expressive attitude" (Vital Weekly). Forging an alternate voice for the saxophone, Rogers moves freely between acoustic and electronic worlds, blending tone with mechanism and melody with vocalization, gutturals and breath. Rogers’ works have been featured at Lincoln Center, Prototype Festival, Library of Congress, Carnegie Hall, MATA Festival, French Quarter Festival, Ecstatic Festival, Círculo de Bellas Artes (Madrid), International Festival of New Music "Manuel Enríquez" (Mexico), NyMusikk Bergen, Edmonton Fringe Festival, and Elbphilharmonie (Hamburg). Rogers is co-artistic director of NY-based ensembles thingNY, Hypercube, New Thread Quartet, and Popebama. She has received commissions and honors from The Barlow Endowment, Library of Congress, Copland House, and the Jerome Foundation. Her music has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, musicworks magazine, and The Wire.

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