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loadbang Presents: Premieres - Volume 7 at The National Opera Center's Scorca Hall (NYC)

UW artist Quinn Collins work featured on loadbang's program.

loadbang will be giving the world premiere of works by Zak Argabrite and ZongYun WE, performing works for loadbang by Ioannis Angelakis, Chris Cerrone and Quinn Collins and performing a work for four voices by Joseph Byrd.


Quinn Collins is a composer of rhythmically engaging acoustic and electroacoustic music who aims to combine rigorous formal schemes and processes with rock energy, occupying a space where brains and adrenaline collide.  He earned a B.M. in composition in 2005 at the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music, studying with Frederic Rzewski and Michael Fiday and completed his M.M. in composition at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2009, studying with Zack Browning, Erik Lund, and Scott Wyatt. Collins holds an M.F.A. from Princeton University, where he is currently a PhD candidate and has been a student of Louis Andriessen, Donnacha Dennehy, Paul Lansky, Steve Mackey, Dan Trueman, Dmitri Tymoczko, and Barbara White. He is also active as a bass guitarist, improvisor, film composer, and theatrical sound designer and is a member of the digital hardcore band The Miz'ries, described as "a noise band who improvises three minute pop songs" and "the music that plays in the club where the bad guys hang out" whose music is released by the label collective Belts & Whistles.  His music has been performed by ensembles such as Mobius Percussion, The Living Earth Show, Dither, The Guidonian Hand, loadbang, Ogni Suono, Newspeak, and So Percussion.   Upcoming projects include an album of improvised material with Rinde Eckert where he acted as guitarist, bass guitarist, and producer to be released on Underwolf Records.  He is currently based in Philadelphia. https://


New York City-based new music chamber group loadbang is building a new kind of music for mixed ensemble of trumpet, trombone, bass clarinet, and baritone voice. Since their founding in 2008, they have been praised as ‘cultivated’ by The New Yorker, ‘an extra-cool new music group’ and ‘exhilarating’ by the Baltimore Sun, ‘inventive’ by the New York Times and called a 'formidable new-music force' by TimeOutNY. Their unique lung-powered instrumentation has provoked diverse responses from composers, resulting in a repertoire comprising an inclusive picture of composition today. In New York City, they have been recently presented by and performed at Miller Theater, Symphony Space, MATA and the Avant Music Festival; on American tours at Da Camera of Houston, Rothko Chapel, and the Festival of New American Music at Sacramento State University; and internationally at the China-ASEAN Music Week and Shanghai Symphony Hall.  loadbang is the recipient of numerous awards, including Chamber Music America/ASCAP's Adventurous  Programming Award and New Music USA's Impact Fund.


Earlier Event: February 17
Underwolf at WPRB Studios
Later Event: August 4
Underwolf at the Outhaus