December 2023

December 15th Diaphanous Ensemble!WAKE! @Stone Circle Theatre 6pm-12am

December 16th- ISSUE Project room. An Improvisational Symphony @8pm

January 2024

January 11th- The NEXT festival with Yvette Young and Curtis Stewart at Kaufman Center

Performing Yvette Young’s 3 pieces for Strings and Guitar and Selections from 24 Negro Melodies with Curtis Stewart at Kaufman Music Center’s Merkin Hall

January 28th- Columbia Composers at the Church of St. Paul and St Andrew. NYC

Loadbang gives world premiere of ”City Psalms.”

January 30thInner & Outer Worlds, with Domenic Salerni, Carrie Frey, Raffi Boden

Performance of ”the eye above the mask” at St Paul Chapel, Columbia University

February 2024

February 3rd- Hauser and Wirth- In Response: Poetry, Prose & Performance for ‘The Flesh of the Earth

Performing ”Cosmic Echoes” alongside Adama Delphine Fawundu.

February 25th- Boston Conservatory at Berklee Faculty Concert

Performance of ”From the Sustaining Air” by violinists Markus Placci and Judith Eissenberg, violist Paul Laraia, and cellist Rhonda Rider.

March 2024

March 3rd- Music in the Valley at St. John’s Church, Western Run Reisterstown, MD

icarus Quartet gives the world premiere of ‘home portraits’

March 7th- Ki Smith Gallery

performing with hans young binter and josh mathews improvised music and original compositions by hans.

March 19th- Persona Gallery

mini solo set at persona gallery as part of workinprogress’s BLOOM showcase

March 19th- Vigorous Tenderness

performance of ‘Wounds in so many places’ at Wells Reserve at Laudholm, ME

April 2024

April 17th- Land to Sea

Solo set at Land to Sea as part of their poetry series, Loose Leaf.

April 18th- Rutgers Newark

Premiere performance ”close your eyes, listen to our breath” in collaboration with Adama Delphine Fawundu.

April 19th- Mise En Space with Dafna Naphtali

April 21st- Prime Produce

Performing selections of Cal Masseys Liberation Suite and more led by Selendis Sebastian Alexander Johnson.

April 28thCatchlight San Francisco

Performance of ”When the spirits sing… an offering” with Adama Delphine Fawundu.

May 2024

May 4th- Groupmuse with Raffi Boden, Domenic Salerni and Carrie Frey

Performance of ”The eye above the mask

May 14th- Sacred Music at Columbia

Performance of ”I don’t see stars where I’m from” arranged for piano quartet

May 17th- Brothers Wash and Dry

solo set at brothers wash and dry in ridgewood, ny

June 2024

June 7th- Freddys Bar

Solo set at 10pm at Freddy’s bar, Brooklyn, NY

June 23rd- Icarus Quartet Fest @ Peabody Institute

Performance of ‘Home Portraits’ by icarus Quartet + short solo set by Che Buford

Past Events—————–

February 2023

February 16th- Valentines Showcase at Persona Gallery

Performance of ”i said…” at Persona Gallery

February 19th- Schwob Chamber Music Series

Longleash performs ”i don’t see stars where I’m from”

livestream link: 4 pm EST

March 2023

March 15-18th-Palaver Strings ”Joy”

Performing as a guest artist with Palaver Strings in their ”Joy” performance cycle

March 15th – 7:30 PM. National Sawdust, Brooklyn, NY

March 16th- 8:30 PM. Edward Pickman Hall @ Longy School of Music. Cambridge, MA

March 18th- 3 pm. Mechanics Hall, Portland, MA

March 18th- 8:30 pm. Mechanics Hall, Portland, MA

April 2023

April 2nd- University of Wisconsin-Madison

I have been here before featured on Anthony DeMartinis DMA recital

Collins Recital Hall- 12:00 PM CDT

April 8th- human.machine.interface // string.theory

string quartet live coding performance by Eric Lee

Persona NYC, 202B Plymouth St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 8 pm

April 27th-30th– Palaver Strings ”Elements”

Performing as a guest artist with Palaver Strings in their ”elements” performance cycle

April 27th- 7 pm Next Stage Arts Project, Putney, VT

April 28th- 7:30 pm, Carroll Hall, Brooklyn, NY

April 29th- 2 pm, WBUR CitySpace, Boston, MA

April 30th- 8 pm- 534 Congress St, Portland, MA

May 2023

May 12th- Time Square Midnight Moments ”Liquid Gold”

May 31st- Roulette – Brooklyn, NY

I have been here before at MATA festival- 8 pm at Roulette

June 2023

June 2nd- Performance Spaces for the 21st Century

World premiere of new string orchestra work by The Next Festival of Emerging Artists

June 2nd- Roulette

i said… performed by Che Buford at MATA festival

8pm at Roulette

June 3rd- The Next Festival of Emerging Artists at SONiC Festival

World premiere of new string orchestra work by The Next Festival of Emerging Artists

June 23rd- Trans Pecos

Solo set. Shared bill with Sadnoise, MDN, Dreamcrusher, CY X, and Ritsche

July 2023

July 8th- Sound Off: Music for Bail: Sound Off x Justice Committee @ The People’s Forum: NYC 2022-2023 Season Finale!

Performing string quartet repertoire by Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa, Sebastien Zel, Florence Price, and Akua Dixon.

July 9th- Sound Off: Music for Bail: Sound Off x Abolitionist Law Center @ Philadelphia Ethical Society: 2022-2023 Finale & Philly Debut!

Performing string quartet repertoire by Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa, Sebastien Zel, Florence Price, and Akua Dixon.

July 28nd– Haus der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin, Germany

World Premiere of installation and performance piece, When The Spirits Dance in collaboration with Adama Delphine Fawundu

August 2023

August 17-21st Bay Chamber Screen Door Festival with Palaver Strings

August 23rd- Diaphanous Ensemble + Borey Shin @Lunita Loft Gowanus 7:30pm

Premieres by Diaphanous Ensemble members: Che Buford, Aimée NiemannAbby SwidlerKirin McElwain

September 2023

September 27- Shelter Music Boston @ St. Cecilia Parish in Boston, MA

The world premiere of my string quartet ”i like you.”

September 30th- Arts for Arts inGardens series @ children’s magical garden 2 pm

performing an improvisatory set in a trio with Hans Young Binter- Piano and Joshua Mathews- Drums

October 2023

October 7th- ”We Are Greater Than (The Sum [From 1 To Selendis’s {=?=} Of 4n): The Show Series”

Solo set in Ridgewood, Queens

October 13th- Big Band @ The P.I.T

Performing selections from Cal Massey’s Black Liberation Movement Suite at the P.I.T (Property is Theft)

October 14th- A Metta Prayer: Ioanna Gika + Diaphanous Ensemble 7pm

Diaphanous Ensemble with Ioanna Gika perform at the Great Hall @ The MET in celebration of Jacolby Satterwhite’s installation, A Metta Prayer*MTY5NjYwOTQ4Ny4yLjEuMTY5NjYwOTUxMS4wLjAuMA..

October 26th- Trans Pecos 8pm

Solo violin & electronic set. Shared bill with Kirin McElwain, Kwami Winfield, and Leo Chang

November 2023

November 2nd- Newark Arts Museum

Newark premiere of ”When The Spirits Dance We” in collaboration with Adama Delphine Fawundu and Steph Davis

November 26th- 360 Record Shop

Performing improv set with Hans Young Binter and Joshua Mathews at 360 Record Shop in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY