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Performance  |  A Resounding Roar Album Release Concert with Unusually Different, BuffFluxus and Anne Brundidge Dance.

In the Front Yard or East Gallery in case of Rain

Friday, August 14, 2015, 6–7 pm

Front Yard  

In the Front Yard or East Gallery in case of rain


A Burchfield Penney Art Center and Righteous Babe Records Production
The concert will be a performance of tunes on the Album and Dance choreographed by Anne Brundidge


Robin Song at Dusk
Horn Call From Sibelius Fifth
Cicada Song and the Impressions of Rain
Telegraph Music
Wagner Motifs

Robin Song at Dusk
David Adamczyk, Sticks and Vocals
Michael Colquhoun, Icelandic Rocks and Vocals
Emil Goranov, Sound Design
Anthony Henry, Dice, Snare Drum and Vocals
John Smigielski, Chestnuts, Tom Tom and Vocals

The Horn Call From Sibelius Fifth, Ensemble

Anthony Henry, Electric Bass
Tom Kostusiak, Turntable
Don Metz, Electric Guitar
John Smigielski, Percussion
Sonny Baker, Guitar
David Adamczyk, Violin

Cicada Songs and the Impressions of Rain

Emil Goranov and Megan Hirner, Sound Designers

Telegraph Music

David Adamczyk, Violin
Michael Basinski, Vocals
Michael Colquhoun, Flute
Anthony Henry, Electric Bass
Don Metz, Electric Guitar
John Smigielski, Percussion

Wagner Sound Motives

David Adamczyk, Violin
Steven Baczkowski, Didgeridoo, Whistles
Ellen Barnum, Bassoon, Whistles
Michael Basinski, Vocals,
Michael Colquhoun, Flutes, Whistles
David DeWitt, Trombone, Whistles
Kenny Foster, Bass Clarinet, Whistles
Emil Goranov, Train Realization
Anthony Henry, Electric Bass
Don Metz, Conductor
Rey Scott, Baritone Saxophone, Whistles
John Smigielski, Percussion

Realizations by Tom Kostusiak and Don Metz

Recorded in the Louis P. Ciminelli Hall and Mixed in the Jacqueline V. LoRusso Recording Studio at Buffalo State College
Tom Kostusiak Recording Engineer
Mixing by Tom Kostusiak and Don Metz
Special Thanks to Emily Boyce, Chair of the Music Department at Buffalo State



Unusually Different Ensemble is a six member Woodwind/Brasswinds group, performing on BBb Contra-Bass Clarinet, Eb Contra-Bass Clarinet, Bass Saxophone, Bassoon, Bass Flute and Tuba. Our musical
performances included all genders of music, with a unique sound.

Our education component with these instruments gives students/adults a chance to see, hear and on occasions play these unusual instruments. We have been commissioned by the Arts Services Initiative of WNY to perform “Ode to the Buffalo River”.

Our performances include, Keuka College, Pausa Art House, Burchfield Penney Art Center and Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

Founded by Michael Basinski, BuffFluxus was formed in 2002 as a result of an exhibition at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Flux Works. (I will get the real date and name Monday.) Basinski was asked to create a series of performances of work by Paul Sharits, Alllison Knowles, Dick Higgins, LaMonte Young and others.

BuffFluxus is a Buffalo based ensemble performing in the Fluxus tradition of the 1960s and '70s. BuffFluxus performs the work of artists such as Jackson Mac Low, Yoko Ono, Dick Higgens, and Alison Knowles, as well as contemporary works written in the Fluxus style. The goal of the Fluxus movement was an anarchist "anti-art" philosophy, which put the value and creation of art back in the hands of the people. The goal of BuffFluxus is to make these radical artistic principles relevant for the 21st Century listener.


Anne Burnidge Dance is celebrating its 10th year in Buffalo, NY. The company was founded with the goal of creating and presenting dance that investigates the phenomenon of the lived experience and the mutable nature of the human condition through kinetically driven performance with collaborative creation at the heart of the work. In addition to local and regional performances, the company has presented work at numerous venues in New York City as well as in Chicago, Toronto, Taiwan, and Mexico.

Semi-Permeable, the company’s newest project, previewed sections at the 2014 Buffalo Infringement Festival at the Karpeles Manuscript Museum and at the Dance and New Music Concert at University at Buffalo’s Slee Hall. Additional sections will be presented at the Burchfield Penney Art Gallery in August 2015, and the final piece will premier in November 2015 at the Mission Improvable Benefit Concert, “Looking in, Looking out.” Semi-Permeable explores the complex topography of human relationships—who we choose to let in, how much we share of ourselves, who we keep at the periphery.

Anne Burnidge (Artistic Director) originally from the Chicago area, holds an MFA in choreography from Ohio State University, a BS in Environmental Engineering from Northwestern University and certifications in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis and Authentic Leadership from the University of Utah and Naropa University respectively. She is an associate professor of dance at the University at Buffalo.

Burnidge’s interest in the connections between embodied practices, nature, and science have led her to create works inspired by chaos theory, the nature of light, cell membranes, orchestra conductors, fluid dynamics, silverfish, the white rhino as an endangered species, the microscope, and her upcoming project involving the human genome, among others.

Her choreography has been presented at national and international venues including Performatica (Mexico), WDA/daCi World Dance Summit (Taiwan), Toronto International Dance Festival (Canada), Triskelion Dance Center (NYC), American Dance Guild Festival (NYC), Goose Route Dance Festival (WV), Cool New York Dance Festival (NYC), Philly Fringe Festival (PA), Space for Dance (CO) and Ruth Page Center for the Arts (Chicago). She has received numerous grants and awards for her creative research including two NYFA Strategic Opportunities Stipends.

In addition to dancing in her own work, Burnidge has performed in works by dance luminaries Bebe Miller, Meredith Monk, and Maguy Marin and has been a company member of Helander Dance Theatre, Open Door Theatre, and Buffalo Contemporary Dance. Performing highlights include Managua, Nicaragua, Cholula, Mexico, and the Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder, Colorado. She has also taught at the Ohio State University, SUNY Brockport, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Columbia College Chicago 

Company Bios:

Elyssa Bourke graduated from Hofstra University with a BA in dance in 2001. After graduation she became a scholarship student at the Merce Cunningham studio. While living in New York she danced with Anita Cheng, Jeffery Bauer and Tysan Dance. She moved back to Buffalo in 2005 to attend chiropractic school at D'Youville College. She has worked with Buffalo Contemporary Dance, Nimbus Dance and was a founding participant in The Habit Dance Project. She currently works as a chiropractor and teaches yoga at East Meets West Yoga and Healing Waters. She has been happily working with Anne Burnidge since 2011.

Nancy Hughes grew up in Texas and lives in Buffalo, NY as a teacher, dance-maker and performer. Nancy’s dance work is often creating through collaborations with other artists. This has been seen at the Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Elmwood Festival of the Arts, and City of Night. She teaches improv and modern based dance classes and co-facilitates a regular contact improv jam in Buffalo. Nancy has taught and performed her work in such places as Portland Oregon, Colorado Springs and Paris, France. Companies for which she has performed include Suchu Dance, AlienNation, and Anne Burnidge Dance. Nancy is influenced by the work of Nancy Stark Smith and the Underscore, and last year she performed the Underscore in Glimpse 2 at the 92nd Y in NYC.  Her work has received grants from Northampton Arts Council, Mollye and Kelly Maxner as well as NYSDanceForce. She gained her certification in Pilates from Motion Studies and a BA in dance from Texas Woman’s University. 


Guest Performers:


Angela Lopez has been dancing for a long time, as long as she can remember. She has danced with, for, to, around, and underneath etc. many people throughout these years. She has learned things from all of those people. She likes herself and these people, and because of this she wants to share things with others. Her primary source of experience is the passage of time and Buffalo. She currently is taking class and making work. 

Julia Zdrojewski presently serves as an adjunct instructor at The College at Brockport in Brockport, NY and D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY where she teaches Introduction to Dance courses. She recently graduated with her MFA in Dance Performance & Choreography from The College at Brockport (’14), writing her thesis on the topic of feminist theories and dance studies.

Ilana is a rising junior double major in BFA Dance and Acting at Fredonia State. She has been dancing since the age of 3 at Ballet Arts Theatre and Perkins School of the Arts. Love to my family and friends and thank you to Anne for this opportunity.


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    Special Event  |  M&T SECOND FRIDAY

    Friday, August 14, 2015, 5:30–8 pm

    On the Second Friday of every month, thanks to the support of M&T Bank, the Burchfield Penney hosts something great!