Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Dear Friends,

This is composer/saxophonist Neil Leonard wishing you well.

I am trilled to share news of upcoming concerts, installations and residences with Phill Niblock, Ned Rothenberg, Steven Vitiello, Rudresh Mahanthappa and Terrance Blanchard.

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) is presenting “Alchemy of the Soul,” a multimedia installation made in collaboration with Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons. PEM is also presenting “Cantos del Muelle,” a sound installation made in collaboration with Rafael Navarro “El Niño” Pujada, (iconic Rumba vocalist of Los Muñequitos de Matanzas.)

I hope to see you at one of these events.



Friday, September 26, 2015

CD release with David Bryant

This is the big one! To celebrate the release of our new CD, THE GARDEN OF
EQUILIBRIA, we'll be performing in the same space where we did the
recording. Thanks to our friends at Harvard-Epworth Church for making this
possible. Hope to see you there!

Dave Bryant - keyboards
Tom Hall - tenor saxophone
Neil Leonard - saxophones and electronics
Curt Newton - drums
Eric Rosenthal - drums
Gabriel Solomon - violin
Jeff Song - cello
Jacob William - bass

Saturday, September 26 at 8:00
$10 suggested donation

Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church
1555 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge MA


Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 7:00 PM
Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
Phill Niblock and Byron Westbrook
with Neil Leonard saxophone

Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
2450 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02467 (map)

Door: $15 general admission / $10 members/students
Advance: $12 general admission / $8 members/students


Thursday October 22, 2015, 6:30 PM
Vox Novus XV Festival
Oren Fader plays Leonard’s Mil Maneras for acoustic guitar and electroics

Gallery MC,
Circuit Bridges Concert No 36: Vox Novus XV Festival
549 W 52nd St
New York, NY, United States


Monday, October 26, 2015, 9:30 PM
Casa da Música
a.bel - New Interactive Music

Music by Carlos Guedes (INESC TEC, NYU Abu Dhabi), José Alberto Gomes (Casa da Música), Neil Leonard (Berklee College of Music, Boston USA), and Rui Penha (INESC TEC, FEUP);
Performers: André Dias, Gilberto Bernardes (INESC TEC) and Digitópia Collective.

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of
Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores/Tecnologia e Ciência.
Casa de Music, Porto
Porto, Portugal


Friday, November 20, 2015, 7:00 PM
Berklee College of Music
Ned Rothenberg (woodwinds)
Neil Leonard (woodwinds/electronics)
David Tronzo (guitar)

Berklee College of Music
Electronic Production and Design Recital Hall
22 Fenway, Room 112
Admission: Free!
Wheelchair accessible


January 9, 2016 to March 20, 2016
The Peabody Essex Museum
Alchemy of the Soul

Multimedia installation with Campos-Pons
Sound installation with Rafael Navarro “El Niño” Pujada

The Peabody Essex Museum,
East India Square
Salem, Massachusetts 01970


Wednesday, March 7-11, 2016
University of Maine
Neil Leonard and Stephen Vitiello

March 7, University of Maine, Farmington
March 8, University of Maine, Orono

Details TBA


April 7, 2016
Isabel Stewart Gardner Museum
Neil Leonard (saxophone/electronics)
Rudresh Mahanthappa (saxophone/electronics)
Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons (video)

Stir series
Details TBA
Isabel Stewart Gardner Museum
280 Fenway
Boston, MA 02115


Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 8:15 PM
An Evening with Terrance Blanchard
Presented by The Electronic Production and Design Department
Directed by Neil Leonard

Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115
617 747-2261
Admission:  $8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission


August 21-September 2, 2016
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
Artist in Residence with Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons
Captiva, Florida