Upcoming Shows

Friday, April 26, 11am Coaching/Masterclasses
Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Boston, MA

Friday, May 3, 7pm - Concert/Multi-Media
ShapeShifter Lab - TICKETS
837 Union St.
Brooklyn, NY

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We have partnered with Artfarm Recording to offer a unique creative environment with state of the art facilities amidst natural surroundings. This project is made possible by Music Starts From Silence & individual donors through Brooklyn Arts Council, and will provide new creative opportiunities and career outlets for our artists.

Music Starts From Silence is a fiscally sponsored project of Brooklyn Arts Council.
Donations to Brooklyn Arts Council for Music Starts From Silence are tax deductible.


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Happy Summer - I hope this finds you well in the wake of the pandemic. We will have news on a variety of recordings and performances in the weeks ahead - Please stay tuned!
This week we would like to announce a project conceved by the Bardin-Niskala Duo that is a celebration of diversity, while highlighting the connected human experience. Please find information/links below. Support for this project should be directed to "Music Starts From Silence (duo)".

Music Starts From Silence (duo) is a fiscally sponsored project of Brooklyn Arts Council.  Donations to Brooklyn Arts Council for Music Starts From Silence (duo) are tax deductible.
The artists:
The Bardin-Niskala Duo (cello-piano) seeks to spark conversations and build community through collaborative artistic exploration. The Duo is commissioning and touring a series of pieces which embrace the richness of distinct cultural identities through the use of folk and children’s songs, and celebrate our mutual human journeys of innocence, loss, and healing.  These pieces are the works of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) composers Yiheng Yvonne Wu (Taiwanese), Niles Luther (half Ugandan), Juantio Becenti (Navajo Nation) and Chihchun Chi-Sun Lee (Taiwanese-American).

To Donate by CheckChecks should be made out to "Brooklyn Arts Council", with "Music Starts From Silence (duo)" in the memo line.

Checks/letters should be mailed to us directly at:
Music Starts From Silence
144 Spencer St., #517
Brooklyn, NY 11205-3960

Questions? Call/email Thom through our Contact page

Donate online via the 
Brooklyn Arts Council https://secure.givelively.org/donate/brooklyn-arts-council/loop-2-4-3

Funding Levels:
Glissando $3000 and above - Fully fund a commission of your choice.
Arpeggio $1500 - $2999 - Partially fund the commission of a work.
Crescendo $750 - $1499 - Underwrite the expenses for a concert tour that includes several performances in different cities.
Pizzicato $250 - $749 - Fund a school outreach program (grades 1-12)
Trill $100 - $249 - Underwrite expenses for a single concert.
Other Any contribution amount furthers this project. 

Upcoming Performances:
Nov. 1, 2021
Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA

Nov. 4, 2021
University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire, Eau-Claire WI

Nov. 7, 2021 3 PM
Musica Maxima Concert Series and Beloit College, WI

Dec. 8, 2021
Institute for Lifelong Learning at Susquehanna University 


This winter and spring, amidst all the madness in the world, Tom Burnett directed a residency at MSFS Studios in Brooklyn. Tom asked me to engineer the recording, and to play drums and electric keys, rounding out his trio with “the Philadelphia Phenomenon”, Elliott Levin (tenor sax, flute, voice). 

First I have to say that working on this project was an honour, an inspiration, and an incredibly expansive experience. These guys had been around the block before I knew what the block was…but that also meant that I brought a different perspective, and as it happens, an overlapping set of interests and skills. Tom brought some musical outlines/sketches; he and Elliott also brought poetry. Once we started playing though, it was all group improvisation.

I am mixing some of these tracks with Tom, and look forward to sharing this collaboration with you all soon!

Stay safe 


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Tamikaze Clearfield Live PhiliCliff ArmssmallerAndrea Clearfield and Thomas Kozumplik during sound-check in Philidelphia - photo by Cliff Arms

This fall I had the great pleasure of not only returning to Andrea Clearfield's Salon in Philadelphia, but having Andrea join me in world premiere performances. Andrea is one of those great collaborators who listens deeply, gets inside of the music, and intuits what to do...there is little need for words. I will always be grateful and looking forward to our next opportunity to work together. If you aren't familiar with Andrea's music, find her here: http://www.andreaclearfield.com

More photos/videos of this event coming soon. One video excerpt of sound-check is on Instagram (@loop243)

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Friday the 13th - September in Zoo York - Open Studio / Performance / Party

A special early solstice celebration with a NY-Centric program. Performances by Rachael Elliott, Aviva Jaye, Loop 2.4.3, and Yung Rue. 
Friday, September 13
8pm - Happy Hour
9pm - Concert
Location: Artist Studio, Brooklyn (Bedford/Nostrand G)
- Suggested Donation: sliding scale $10 and up for Artists and House Drinks
- Email, Call, or Text for Address/Reservation
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Limited seating - make sure to contact us for your reservation!
Program Details
Brooklyn Classical brings together a cross-section of independent NYC composers/performers creating original work that mixes art music and social music.
Expect brains, beauty, angst, ugliness, solitude, moments of chaos, love, soul, and deep grooves...NYC
Bring your tips for the bar - cash only ;)