The NOW Ensemble will play new work by doctoral students in the McIntire Department of Music's Composition and Computer Technologies program. The
program will feature six new works by Scott Barton, Aurie Hsu, Steve Kemper, Juraj Kojs, Troy Rogers, and Mike Winter.
Formed as a means of facilitating communication and shared music-making between composers and performers, NOW Ensemble is a dynamic new music group
that is dedicated to the presentation of works by today's most engaging and talented emerging composers. With its unique instrumentation of flute,
clarinet, electric guitar, double bass, and piano, NOW Ensemble "works experimental, chamber music miracles" (L.A. City Beat), combining a new sound
and a new vitality with a timeless performance tradition for the next generation of musicians, composers, and listeners. For repertoire, the group
relies on the creation of new music for the ensemble, making composers and composition an integrated part of every performance. This seamless connection
between composers and performers recently led New Yorker critic Alex Ross to cite NOW Ensemble as "a deft young group gaining attention", in his article
on the Steve Reich legacy in New York City.
"Assemblage of Gears"
for flute, clarinet, piano, electric guitar, amplified double bass
"study no. 1 for clarinet and flute"
for flute and clarinet
"Run from Fear"
for flute, clarinet, piano, electric guitar and double bass
"And All My Senses Suspended"
for flute, piano, electric guitar and double bass
"13 spliced scenes of disaster, delight, and despair for computer-(un)controlled human performers"
for flute, clarinet, piano, electric guitar, double bass, and computer
Duration: 6.82 minutes
for any instrumentation