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 Steve Norton – Upcoming Shows

  • July 14th (Saturday) through August 8 (Wednesday), 2018, my sound installation Requiem will be available for viewing on a by-appointment basis at Spaceus @ Roslindale in the amazing Roslindale Substation, 4228 Washington St, Roslindale, MA 02131. This is part of the Spaceus residency in this awesome, neo-classical building. Please contact me or email the Spaceus folks to make an appointment.
    Spaceus is an organization that transforms empty storefronts and buildings into spaces to make art and build community.
    The opening of this new space takes place all day on Saturday, July 14th. Up-to-date information regarding the day’s events can be found on the Facebook event page.
    Policy & price: all ages admitted; $donation appreciated.
  • July 28th (Saturday) 7:30 PM, I will be presenting a recent composition, No once in pastless now. at a house concert in the Medford Hillside. The piece, for low clarinet and electronics, is long and minimal, and takes its structure and content from Worstward Ho, a late prose piece by Samuel Beckett. Michael Rosenstein will be performing the electronics part. This will be the premier of the full-length version of the piece. Please email me for address/directions. Also appearing: Tom Plsek.
    Policy & price: all ages admitted; $donation appreciated.
  • August 11th (Saturday) 7 PM, my sound installation, Requiem, will be up for part of a house concert in Malden. Please contact me for directions and more information. [senorton a*t rednotebook d*o*t org]
    Policy & price: all ages admitted; $donation appreciated.

Performance archive with media


Press: Writer Gordon Marshall wrote this nice article/interview on me at


Biography / Discography



Recent work – A bit of my recent, graduate school-related work is up on my soundcloud page.

Solo improvisation – For a full description, see this page.

Duck That – This group was formed to focus on game calls (!) as a sound source. I play saxophones, large clarinets, percussion and game calls with Angela Sawyer (electronics, voice, game calls), Jesse Kenas-Collins (cornet, clarinet, objects, game calls) and, occasionally, Josh Jefferson (alto sax, bass clarinet, game calls). For more info, see the Duck That MySpace page.

Endguys, the working title of my 20-plus year collaboration with Matt Samolis. [ more ]

Kilter, with Curt Newton on percussion and me on reeds. Straight-up free improv, building on our 20+ years of playing together. [ more ]

Symptomatic, with Vic Rawlings on analog electronics and me on reeds. Obstinate strata; solid blocks of texture. [ more ]

Ricochet, with Noell Dorsey, voice and me on reeds. Delicate filigree and woodland animal sounds. Can be very quiet. [ more ]

LMNo!, with Lucio Menagon on guitar and me on reeds; both of us on electronics. Shifting, evolving sonic mayhem. [ more ]

Farmhands, wherein Arkm Foam and I take on wheelbarrows, manure rakes, piano harps and a whole lot of reeds. [ more ]

Grizzler is an improvising large ensemble lead by Dave Gross. Numbering anywhere between 9 and 13 (and sometimes more!) players, Grizzler concentrates its energies on the layering of individual voices and the intersection of the ensemble and the space. I primarily play baritone saxophone and bass clarinet. The group has no Web site yet, but Dave Curry (our violist) wrote a nice blog entry about the band here.

Steve Lacy’s Tips: we’ve assembled this trio of Noell Dorsey (voice), Matt Samolis (flute) and me on bass clarinet to perform Steve Lacy’ epigrammatic opus Tips. [ more ]

Glacier Harvest (An MP3 album by Steve Norton & Matt Samolis)

Means of Production This is my on-line and CD-R label.

debris (my band for 12 years, 1986 – 1998)