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November 21, 2014

Clear Image by Ian Williams
(orchestrated and realized by Andrew McKenna Lee)
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
American Composers Orchestra; George Manahan, conductor

             

November 19, 2014

The Knells
Glasslands, Brooklyn, NY
performed by The Knells

             

November 8, 2014

The Knells
Orion Studios 20th Anniversary, Baltimore, MD
performed by The Knells

             

September 27, 2014

"The Call of the Ouroboros"
A performance art collaboration between Amanda Gregory
and Patrick Renner, with music by The Knells

Houston Fringe Festival, Houston, TX
Amanda Gregory, soprano

             

August 29, 2014

Arabescata
Picotte Recital Hall at The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar

             

August 16, 2014

The Knells
SubCulture, New York, NY
performed by The Knells

             

June 8, 2014

The Knells
(le) Poisson Rouge, New York, NY
performed by The Knells

             

May 14, 2014

Dying In Waves
American Composers Orchestra Annual Benefit
Tribeca Rooftop, New York, NY
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar

             

May 2, 2014

The Knells (selections)
Look and Listen Festival
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY
performed by members of The Knells

             

March 21, 2014

Harlan Variations (world premiere, chamber orchestra version)
Magnetic South
Simmons Center for the Arts, Charleston, SC
Charleston Symphony Orchestra; Yiorgos Vassilandonakis, conductor

             

March 16, 2014

Sunrise from the Bottom of the Sea
2014 dall'Associazione Sviluppo, Arte e Musica
Salone Greenbox di via Sant'Anselmo, Turin, Italy
Sergio Sorrentino, guitar

             

February 24, 2014

Dying In Waves, Sunrise from the Bottom of the Sea
Jack's Place at The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar

             

February 7, 2014

The Knells
The Cutting Room, New York, NY
performed by The Knells

             

December 10, 2013

The Knells
SubCulture, New York, NY
performed by The Knells

             

November 16, 2013

The Knells
Orion Studios, Baltimore, MD
performed by The Knells

             

July 18, 2013

The Knells
Roulette, Brooklyn, NY
performed by The Knells

             

June 23, 2013

Arabescata
Composer's Voice 5th Annual guitar Concert
Jan Hus Presbyterian Church, New York, NY
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar

             

April 6, 2013

"Thread and Fray" from The Knells (for chorus and ensemble)
Sundlin Hall at Hamline University, Saint Paul, MN
VocalEssence; Philip Brunelle, conductor

             

March 23, 2013

"Suite" from Five Refractions of a Prelude by Bach
WQXR Bach Lounge
WNYC Greene Space, New York, NY
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar

             

March 21, 2013

The Knells (selections)
NYsoundCircuit
The DiMenna Center, New York, NY
performed by members of The Knells

             

February 21, 2013

Dying In Waves, Sunrise from the Bottom of the Sea
2013 Alternative Guitar Summit
Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn, NY
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar

             

October 8, 2012

Five Refractions of a Prelude by Bach
University of Wisconsin River Falls, WI
Joseph Hagedorn, guitar

             

August 9, 2012

RENGA:Cage:100
a collaboration with Third Coast Percussion and 99
other composers, celebrating John Cage's Centenary

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Third Coast Percussion

             

June 28, 2012

Five Refractions, Scordatura Suite
Guitar Foundation ofAmerica Convention
Sotille Theater, Charleston, SC
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar

             

June 22, 2012

Sunrise from the Bottom of the Sea
Festival Spaziomusica, Sardinia, Italy
Sergio Sorrentino, guitar

             

May 12, 2012

Duets for Electric Guitar and Cello
Queens New Music Festival
eGarage at the Secret Theater, New York, NY
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar; Kate Dillingham, cello

             

January 29, 2012

Dying In Waves
Composers Concordance Marathon Concert
DROM, New York, NY
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar

             

January 26, 2012

Five Refractions, Scordatura Suite
(le) Poisson Rouge, New York, NY
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar

             

October 18, 2011

Five Refractions of a Prelude by Bach
SONiC Festival Twang, The Stone, New York, NY
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar

             

October 8, 2011

Sunrise from the Bottom of the Sea
Rassegna Chitarre d’Autunno, Accademia della Chitarra di Brescia, Italy
Sergio Sorrentino, electric guitar

             

August 24, 2011

Curio (world premiere)
20th International Guitar Festival of Lagonegro, Italy
Sergio Sorrentino, guitar

             

May 21, 2011

Sunrise from the Bottom of the Sea
Ann Goodman Recital Hall at Merkin Hall, New York, NY
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar

             

May 20, 2011

"Spiral Knells" from The Knells
The Secret Theater, Queens, NY
Ursula's End with Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar; Mike McCurdy, percussion; Joseph Higgins, bass

 
           

March 6, 2011

the dark out of the nighttime
Southampton Cultural Center Chamber Music Series, Southampton, NY
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar; with Trio Kavak

           

February 10, 2011

the dark out of the nighttime
The Tank, New York, NY
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar; with Trio Kavak

           

January 27, 2011

the dark out of the nighttime
Location TBD, New York, NY
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar; with Trio Kavak

           

November 8, 2010

Five Refractions, Scordatura Suite
Guitar Sarasota; Sarasota Art Center, Sarasota, FL
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar

           

November 4, 2010

Five Refractions, Scordatura Suite
Historic Asolo Theater, Sarasota, FL
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar

           

September 21, 2010

Prelude for Sarasota: "Vignette," Five Refractions, Unraveling, other works
Duke University, Durham, NC
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar; Michael McCurdy, percussion

           

September 18, 2010

Prelude for Sarasota: "Vignette," Five Refractions, Unraveling, other works
New Music New College; Mildred Sainer Pavilion, Sarasota, FL
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar; Michael McCurdy, percussion

           

July 10, 2010

Five Refractions, the dark out of the nighttime
New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes; New York, NY
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar; with Trio Kavak

           

May 22, 2010

Obstinate Snakes!
Random Access Music; St. Peter's Church, Chelsea; New York, NY
Anubis Saxophone Quartet

     
           

May 21, 2010

Obstinate Snakes!
Random Access Music; The Secret Theatre, Long Island City, Queens, NY
Anubis Saxophone Quartet

           

May 21, 2010

Spring Concert Repertoire
Old First Concerts; Old First Church, San Francisco, CA
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar

     
               

May 15, 2010

Spring Concert Repertoire
Orange County Guitar Circle; Salmon Hall, Chapman University, Orange, CA
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar

     
               

May 12, 2010

Spring Concert Repertoire
Mesa College, San Diego, CA
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar

   
               

May 4, 2010

Five Refractions of a Prelude by Bach
Sonata, Leo Brouwer
Los Angeles Philharmonic, Green Umbrella Series; Disney Hall, Los Angeles, CA
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar

     
               

April 10, 2010

Five Refractions of a Prelude by Bach (performance/lecture)
Festival 21, Boston Classical Guitar Society; Old South Church, Boston, MA
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar

     
               

April 2, 2010

Five Refractions, the dark out of the nighttime, Spring Concert Repertoire
Tenri Cultural Institute, New York, NY
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar; Janus

     
               

February 13, 2010

Crescive Variations
Random Access Music; Tenri Cultural Institute, New York, NY
Jessica Mathaes, violin; Collette Valentine, piano

     
               

February 12, 2010

Crescive Variations (world premiere)
Random Access Music; Waltz-Astoria, Queens, NY
Jessica Mathaes, violin; Collette Valentine, piano

   
               

December 4, 2009

Solar/Electric (record release party)
Public Assembly, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
with Newspeak and Joseph Branciforte and Chris Botta's Double Quartet

     
         

April 28, 2009

Harlan Variations (world premiere)
Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
Bridget Kibbey, harp

     
               

April 15, 2009

Cracks in the Ice
Listen/Space, Brooklyn, NY
The Formalist Quartet

     
               

April 14, 2009

Cracks in the Ice (world premiere)
Taplin Auditorium, Princeton, NJ
The Formalist Quartet

     
               

February 7, 2009

Five Refractions of a Prelude by Bach
Whitman Theater, Princeton, NJ
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar

     
               

January 30, 2009

Five Refractions, Scordatura Suite, the dark out of the nighttime
Joe's Pub - New York, NY
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar; with Janus

     
               

January 25, 2009

Suite from Five Refractions; Scordatura Suite
WFMU Live Radio Broadcast; Jersey City, NJ
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar

     
               

November 19, 2008

Five Refractions of a Prelude by Bach, Sunrise from the Bottom of the Sea
MATA Interval 2.2 - Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar

   
               

May 28, May 30, 2008

Raunch
Collier House - University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Eugene Contemporary Ensemble

     
               

May 5-6, 2008

For Dear Life
Skirball Center for the Arts- New York, NY
American Composers Orchestra; Anne Manson, conductor

     
               

April 29, 2008

Five Refractions of a Prelude by Bach
Taplin Auditorium- Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar

     
               

April 11, 2008

Five Refractions of a Prelude by Bach
Classical Guitar Arts Society of Pittsburgh
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar

     
               

April 6, 2008

Sunrise from the Bottom of the Sea
The Flea Theater, New York, NY
Andrew McKenna Lee, electric guitar

     
               

October 17, 2007

Unraveling
Taplin Auditorium- Princeton University Princeton, NJ
Andrew McKenna Lee, electric guitar and looping machines; Sam Solomon, percussion

     
               

March 26, 2007

Arabescata
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall- New York, NY as part of the ACO's Composers Out Front! series
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar

     
               

March 25, 2007

Arabescata
The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts- Philadelphia, PA as part of the ACO's Composers Out Front! series
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar

     
               

March 2, 2007

Various Chamber and Solo Works
BAM Café- BAM Brooklyn, NY
Andrew McKenna Lee with NOW Ensemble, Janus, and friends

     
               

December 12, 2006

Raunch
Taplin Auditorium- Princeton University Princeton, NJ
NOW Ensemble with Andrew McKenna Lee

     
               

November 8, 2006

Like a Sick, Breathing Tambura
Percussive Arts Society International Convention- Austin, TX
Third Coast Percusssion Quartet

     
               

October 3 , 2006

Suite from Five Refractions of a Prelude by Bach
Taplin Auditorium- Princeton University Princeton, NJ
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar

     
               

May 12, 2006

Like a Sick, Breathing Tambura
Fine Arts Recital Hall- Northeastern Illinois University Chicago, IL
Third Coast Percusssion Quartet

     
               

May 6, 2006

Strange Dreams- reading
Richardson Auditorium- Princeton University Princeton, NJ

     
               

May 5, 2006

Like a Sick, Breathing Tambura
Lutkin Hall- Northwestern University Evanston, IL
Third Coast Percusssion Quartet

   
     

June 13, 2005

Sunrise from the Bottom of the Sea
Hunterdon Learning Center- Califon, NJ
Andrew McKenna Lee, electric guitar and electronics

 
 

April 29, 2005

Sunrise from the Bottom of the Sea (world premiere)
Taplin Auditorium- Princeton University Princeton, NJ
Andrew McKenna Lee, electric guitar and electronics

     
     

March 3 , 2005

Suite fromFive Refractions
Taplin Auditorium- Princeton University Princeton, NJ
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar. Part of a recital including works of Bach, Berkeley, Scarlatti, Albeniz, and Lee

     
               

February 23 , 2005

Celestial Sketchbook
Taplin Auditorium- Princeton University Princeton, NJ
The Brentano Quartet

     
               

February 15 , 2005

the dark out of the nighttime
Taplin Auditorium- Princeton University Princeton, NJ
Janus with Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar

     
               

February 15 , 2005

Theme and Variations (world premiere)
Taplin Auditorium- Princeton University Princeton, NJ
Aaron Jackson, piano

     
               

May 12, 2004

Crazy Improv Madness (Etude #1) (world premiere)
Taplin Auditorium- Princeton University Princeton, NJ
The Mark Dresser Ensemble (Mark Dresser and students from the MUS 534 class)

     
               

May 12, 2004

Three Pieces for Contrabass
Taplin Auditorium- Princeton University Princeton, NJ
Mark Dresser, contrabass

     
               

May 11, 2004

Scordatura Suite (world premiere)
Taplin Auditorium- Princeton University Princeton, NJ
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar

     
               

February 12, 2004

Solo Guitar Recital
featuring the works of Bach, Scarlatti, Albeniz and Lee
Procter Hall- Princeton University Princeton, NJ

Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar

     
               

January 12, 2004

Hypnogogia (from Strange Dreams) (reading)
Richardson Auditorium- Princeton University Princeton, NJ
Princeton University Symphony Orchestra- Steve Mackey, cond.

     
               

November 13, 2003

Soundtrack for a short Western
heard as part of the e-team's film project, 1.1 Acre Flat Screen
Eyebeam Gallery- New York, NY

     
               

August 16, 2003

Dizzying Array for Orchestra- reading
Music School- Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, CO
American Academy of Conducting Orchestra

     
               

August 9, 2003

Arabescata (for ensemble) (world premiere)
Harris Hall- Aspen Music Festival Aspen, CO
Proteus- Sydney Hodkinson, cond.

     
               

July 4, 2003

Gravity and Air (for ensemble) (world premiere)
Norfolk Chamber Music Festival Norfolk, CT
eighth blackbird

     
               

June 10, 2003

Scordatura Suite
Goodwin Recital Hall- The Peabody Conservatory Baltimore, MD
Manuel Barrueco masterclass- Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar

     
               

May 22, 2003

Arabescata (for guitar)
Symphony Space- ASCAP Awards Ceremony New York, NY
Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar

     
               

September 18, 2002

Drum Circle (world premiere)
Capitol- Stockholm Arts and Sciences Festival Stockholm, Sweden
Kroumata

     
               

July 13, 2002

Vortices (revised version world premiere)
NJPAC- NJSO Composition and Conducting Institute Newark, NJ
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra- Lawrence Leighton Smith, cond.

     
               

March 23, 2002

So-NOT-a Sonata (world premiere)
Atlantic Center for the Arts New Smyrna Beach, FL
Talujon

     
               

May 18, 2001

Tapping Roots
Atlantic Center for the Arts New Smyrna Beach, FL
American String Quartet

     
               

March 16, 2001

Celestial Sketchbook
Music Between Centuries- El Conservatorio de Oviedo Oviedo, Spain
Conservatory of Oviedo Contemporary Ensemble- Jorge Muniz, Dir.

     
               

March 2, 2001

Synchromesh Synergy (world premiere)
Cultureel Gigant- Apeldoorn, the Netherlands
ensemble ereprijs

     
               

April 17, 2000

Chamber Concerto (world premiere)
Borden Auditorium- Manhattan School of Music New York, NY
Claremont Ensemble- Glen Barton Cortese, cond.

               

February 26, 2000

Vortices (original version)
Borden Auditorium- Manhattan School of Music New York, NY
MSM Composers' Orchestra- Glen Barton Cortese, cond.

     
               

April 21, 1999

Chamber Music Recital
Celestial Sketchbook, Three Pieces for Contrabass, and Triptych
International House- New York, NY

various performers

     
               

February 18, 1999

Celestial Sketchbook
Hubbard Hall- Manhattan School of Music New York, NY
MSM student performers, the amazing Sarah Oates on 1st Violin

     
               
 

November 21, 1998

Duet (world premiere)
Hubbard Hall- Manhattan School of Music New York, NY
Runi Baek, violin; Xavier Coutant, cello

                 
 

September 24, 1998

Celestial Sketchbook (world premiere)
Mellon Institute-Pittsburgh, PA
Cuarteto Latinoamericano

     
                 
 

April 23, 1997

Samsara for Orchestra (world premiere)
Carnegie Music Hall- Pittsburgh, PA
Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic- Juan Pablo Izquierdo, cond.

     
                 
 

April 10, 1997

Solo Guitar Recital
featuring the works of Albeniz, Sor, Berkeley, Vivaldi, Holder, and Lee
Procter Hall- Princeton University Princeton, NJ

Andrew McKenna Lee, guitar

   
                 
 

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