Tuesday, May 8, 2018   8:00 PM
!BAMM! 2018
First Church Berkeley
2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, California 94704
Nick Vasallo’s “Universa”

Saturday, February 10, 2018   7:00 PM
String Quartet Smackdown IV
Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, Texas 78704
Invoke performs Nick Vasallo’s “Holders of the Sword”

Friday, January 12, 2018   8:00 PM
Center for New Music
55 Taylor St, San Francisco, California 94102
Naomi Stine, Mia Bella D’Augelli, Misha Khalikulov, and Kyle Beard play Nick Vasallo’s “When the War Began”

Sunday, November 19, 2017   2:00 PM
Zimmerli Art Museum
71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
The New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra plays Nick Vasallo’s “Elements of Metal”

Friday and Saturday, November 17-18, 2017 8pm
“Cellista’s Transfigurations”
Little Boxes Theater
1661 Tennesse Street
San Francisco California 94107
Cellista’s Juxtapositions Chamber Ensemble (Alan Chen, Kyle Beard, Naomi Stine, Cellista) performs the thrash metal quartet When the War Began written by Nick Vasallo (Antagony, Oblivion), composer and founder of the extreme metal music genre ‘deathcore’.

March 18, 2017
CSU Stanislaus
Cellista’s Juxtapositions Chamber Ensemble plays Nick Vasallo’s ‘When the War Began,’ after working with undergraduate composition students during the day.

March 11, 2017 8pm
Composers, Inc. presents “Hit After Hit”
with Jack van Geem and Friends
Green Room at SF War Memorial
401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102
SFCM Percussion will perform The Aftermath
With Israel Santiago, trombone
Mario Alberto Silva, trumpet

March 4, 2017 8pm
Elevate Ensemble presents “After Dark”
Location TBA
Elevate Ensemble will premiere then, in oblivion…

November 19, 2016 7:30pm
JAMS (Juxtapositions Avant Music Symphony)
The Akiyama Wellness Center in San Jose’s Japantown
110 Jackson Street, San Jose, CA 95112
JAMS will perform “When the War Began” for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano.

October 2, 2016 7pm
Stravinsky Reconstructed

Hume Concert Hall
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
ZOFO will perform with Elevate Ensemble in the world premiere of a new concerto for 4-handed piano – “ATUM: Everything and Nothing”
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April 15, 2016 7:30pm
MCM Guitar and New Music Ensembles: Art Rock and Beyond II
Melba Hall, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
Gate 12, Royal Parade, Parkville, 3010
“The Doorway” for two electric guitars
Performed by MCM Head of Guitar Ken Murray and alumnus Stuart Fisher

April 10, 2016
Steinway Piano
Walnut Creek, CA
Composers, Inc. Benefit Concert
“Evanescent Revolutions” for two pianos
Performed by LaDene Otsuki and Emily Tian

April 8, 2016
The Living Earth Show Turns 5!
544 Capp St
San Francisco, CA
The Living Earth Show w/ John McCowen will reprise “Surrounding the Earth” part 1
w/ Nick Vasallo on 2nd guitar

March 6, 2016
Hot Air Music Festival

San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak Street, San Francisco CA 94102
The Living Earth Show w/ John McCowen will premiere”Surrounding the Earth”

March 6, 2016
Hot Air Music Festival

San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak Street, San Francisco CA 94102
Ignition Duo premieres “The Doorway”

January 30, 2016
Ignition Duo Album Release Party–ABLAZE AMIDST THE HORNS

Neck of the Woods
406 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118

January 8, 2016
CMEA Bay Section Winter Conference

Chabot College
25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545
Presentation on “Digital Audio and MIDI Production”

November 17, 2015
Remember November: Orchestra Invasion!

First Congregational Church of Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
University of Pacific Orchestra reprises “Ein Sof”

November 7, 2015
University of Pacific
Stockton, CA
University of Pacific Orchestra premieres “Ein Sof”

June 7, 2015
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
Drexel Concert Band premieres “The Eternal Return”

June 6, 2015
Los Angeles: Prism @ play
7pm to midnight
The evening will feature work by BRANDEN and JAMES, Stephen Beitler, Jeremy Hahn, Alison Hart, Eric Pham, Illuminated Michelle “Star” LaVon & Tom Beaty, Ceci Castelblanco, Pamela Clare Wylie Samuelson, Brenda Carsey, Gayle Fekete, Peter Yates and ensembleFRET, Nick Vasallo, Jen Gerry, and Efflorescence.
More special guests to be announced!

May 22,23,28,29,30 @ 8pm. May 27th @ 10am. May 31 @ 2pm
Theatre Department
Cal Poly Pomona
Sound Design for “Ugly Duckling”

May 20, 2015
Bullis Charter School
Los Altos, CA
Melodia premieres “shapeless, like water”

May 9, 2015 8pm
First Congregational Church
Berkeley, CA
!BAMM! 2015
Wild Rumpus premieres “the moment before death stretches on forever, like an ocean of time…”

Thursday April 23-25, 2015
Dance Department
Cal Poly Pomona
Sound Design “Fishbowl”

April 24, 2015 7:30pm
Brechemin Auditorium
University of Washington School of Music
Washington Composers Forum Inverted Spaces
“When the War Began”

April 22, 2015 12pm
Presentation on my music “Morphology and narrative form in my music” and “Reality Check: Being a Modern Day Composer”
CSU East Bay

April 12, 2015 2pm
Steinway Piano
Walnut Creek, CA
Composers, Inc. Commissioning Benefit Concert
“5 Stages of Grief” (2005)
“Without a Dream” (2007)
“Shades of December (2010)
Emily Tian – piano
Rodrigo Cortes – baritone

March 27, 2015 6:30pm
Wild Rumpus open salon reading
Center for New Music
San Francisco, CA
“the moment before death stretches on forever, like an ocean of time…”

March 12, 2014 7:30pm
UC Santa Cruz
Music Center Performance Studio (MC131)
Jeff Ladeur – piano (Delphi Trio)
“Shades of December” (2010) World Premiere

November 7, 2014
Mobius Trio
Selective Truths
Brooklyn, NY
98A van dyke st
“Dark Matter” (2010)

November 6, 2014
at 7:00pm in EST
Mobius Trio and Ben Seretan
ShapeShifter Lab
18 Whitwell Pl, Brooklyn, New York 11215
“Dark Matter” (2010)


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