Erin Rogers, Canada
Based in New York City, composer Erin Rogers is dedicated to the compositional process while specializing in improvisatory performance practice and the interpretation and proliferation of new music.

Ms. Rogers works have been performed worldwide at the Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid; Museum Concert Hall, Taiwan; Le Cité Universitaire, Paris; and most recently at the World Saxophone Congress in St. Andrews, Scotland, with premieres by groups including the Gotham Ensemble, Anubis Quartet, Jessica Mathaes, Lost Dog Ensemble, IKTUS Percussion Quartet, Ursula’s End and the Warszynski Trio. In 2012, New Thread Quartet premiered Erin’s latest work, Urban Composites for saxophone quartet and electronics, in Flushing, Queens.

Erin Rogers is a composer and founding member of thingNY, an exciting new music collective. The New Yorker’s Alex Ross called new music uber-group, thingNY, part of the city’s burgeoning avant-garde classical music scene “striking an attitude of resistance to mainstream culture,” oscillating between the “sweeter sounds” and the “punishingly loud.” Debuting in October 2006, at Jersey City’s landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre, thingNY has gone on to produce five seasons of experimental music including a radio play by Beckett, a collaborative opera, a comic book album, a mobile home installation, and dozens of premieres.

From 2006 to 2011, Ms. Rogers held the position of Artistic Director of Random Access Music (RAM), a composers’ consortium based in New York City, committed to bringing new music to the greater metropolitan area.

Born and raised near Edmonton, Canada, Erin Rogers completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Alberta and, in 2005, received master’s degrees in composition and performance from Bowling Green State University.

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