Crowd Control

Hello internet! Things have been quiet on the blog since we funded our Kickstarter campaign earlier this year, raising over $3300 from more than 50 individual backers. We’re incredibly thankful for everybody’s generosity in pledging to support our project, as well as for spreading the word. The four commissioned composers—Brooks Frederickson, Matt Frey, Molly Joyce, and Pascal Le Boeuf—have all turned in their pieces, and we’ve been hard at work over the past 6 weeks learning their notes and rhythms. All the composers have also stopped by our rehearsals to hear their works in progress, and we’ve been planning some exciting (top-secret) projects that will stem from these pieces. Keep your eyes peeled!

The result of this Kickstarter campaign will be the final concert of our first season in existence, which we’re calling Crowd Control. The program will feature the world premieres of the new works funded by Kickstarter, as well as two commissioned pieces that we premiered earlier this year at Pulsing & Shaking 2016, at NYU: BIRDS, by Gemma Peacocke; and Light Echo, by me, Kyle Tieman-Strauss. The concert will be on May 20 at the DiMenna Center, Benzaquen Hall, at 7:30p. We can’t wait to see you there and celebrate the fantastic new works you helped bring into the world!

PS, here’s a fun photo from our performance on Pulsing & Shaking, where we premiered the aforementioned works, as well as played two works from our repertoire by Florent Ghys and Angélica Negrón.

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More soon.

— KTS

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