March 31, 2022 • Our tenth year of our Art Gallery composer competition
January 11, 2022 • We win our fourth grant
from the National Endowment for the Arts, to support our National Parks project.
November 18, 2021 • Our return to performing on campus!
SIX real life guest composers! Multiple World Premieres!
June 27, 2021 • We embark on our fourth National Parks tour
. Premiering six compositions in six parks over 17 days.
April 30, 2021 • Video premiere: Pomplamoose and US!
March 26, 2021 • Video premieres of three of our Lake Michigan Project
February 26, 2021 • Video premiere: Jacob Collier and US!
November 24, 2020 • Video premiere: Louis Cole and US!
June 5, 2020 • A special current and alumni ensemble perform Elliot Cole's "Flowerpot Music" on Make Music Day 2020
May 28, 2020 • Featured on latest Cadenza
radio show, with selections from Dawn Chorus and previous albums.
May 14, 2020 • Feature segment on Dawn Chorus airs on Michigan Radio's Stateside
May 5, 2020 • Dawn Chorus reviews in The New Yorker
, and more
April 27, 2020 • AnEarful names our 2017 album RETURN
to their best of the decade list
April 24, 2020 • Our fifth commercial album Dawn Chorus
is released, available everywhere.
April 22, 2020 • WNYC's New Sounds includes three tracks from our Dawn Chorus album in their special Earth Day episode
April 7, 2020 • Current and former members produce a remote recording of Ethan Newberry's composition The Escarpment
March 27, 2020 • Dawn Chorus album trailer
launched. One month to release.
January 15, 2020 • We win our third grant
from the National Endowment of the Arts, to support our 2020 National Park project.
July 15, 2019 • We receive our second New Music USA Project Grant
in support of our National Parks album.
August 15, 2018 • New In C Remixes
by Meat Beat Manifesto released on Vinyl, performed by us.
June 11, 2018 • Our National Park tour details announced HERE
! Video trailer HERE
February 7, 2018 • We win a grant
from the National Endowment of the Arts to support our 2018 National Park project.
December 13, 2017 • A track from our new CD makes NPR's 100 Best Songs of 2017
October 27, 2017 • Our fourth CD is released! Pick it up at Amazon
, or Bandcamp
October 19, 2017 • NPR Music features our CD on First Listen
October 10, 2017 • Our new music video from our upcoming CD goes live on Secondary Inversion
September 23, 2019 • We perform at New Music Detroit's
annual marathon bash, Strange Beautiful Music X.
July 25, 2017 • Video teaser
for our upcoming CD launched. Coming this fall.
May 13, 2017 • We join Steven Schick
, New Music Detroit
, and ICE
as headlining artists at the New Music Gathering
February 1, 2017 • Our National Parks summer tour captured in three minutes HERE
November 4, 2016 • Guest artist Tim Munro
joins us for our fall concert.
September 17, 2016 • We open New Music Detroit's
annual marathon bash, Strange Beautiful Music 9.
August 19, 2016 • Performance Today
airs a feature on us and our national parks project.
June 1, 2016 • Details for our National Parks centennial tour announced. Check out our video trailer
and press release.
May 27, 2016 • The film AS I AM: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF DJ AM
opens in over 40 cities nationwide. Three tracks from our In C Remixed CD make an appearance.
April 2, 2016 • Our TENTH anniversary concert, celebrating the 50th birthday of long-time collaborator Marc Mellits! Press Release. Program.
March 14, 2016 • We hit the road for six days for our March tour, bringing our Music in their Words
project to Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois.
December 8, 2015 • The National Endowment for the Arts awards us an Imagine Your Parks grant to support our continuing National Parks project
October 1, 2015 • Our collaboration with Philadelphia's Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers
and composer Dan Rhode
to premiere 11/2 at Fall Arts Celebration
September 15, 2015 • Our fifth appearance on New Music Detroit's
annual new music bash. We premiere our Music in their Words
August 10, 2015 • We bring our show with Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers
to Grand Rapids on 9/26. Tickets here
April 17, 2015 • The documentary AS I AM: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF DJ AM
premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival. Three tracks from
our In C Remixed CD make an appearance.
April 3, 2015 • Our spring concert happens, with guest superstar Todd Reynolds
November 13-15, 2014 • We team up with Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers
for four shows of new and recent collaborations. Tickets here.
September 13, 2014 • Our fourth appearance on New Music Detroit's
annual new music bash. Tickets here.
July 25, 2014 • We join an all-star roster to premiere a new work by John Luther Adams on the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival.
July 2, 2014 • We receive a New Music USA Project Grant
to support Music in their Words
April 10, 2014 • Our National Parks Project
announced! Touring the southwest United States April 27-May 6.
March 28, 2014 • We perform the world premiere of Red Vesper, commissioned from composer David Biedenbender
, at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
March 25, 2014 • We can be heard on Stereo is King
, a new CD of chamber music by Mason Bates.
November 8, 2013 • We perform the world premiere of Wide Open Spaces, commissioned from composer Armando Bayolo
, on our fall concert.
September 14, 2013 • We make our third appearance at Strange Beautiful Music
, New Music Detroit's annual 8-hour new music marathon.
July 1, 2013 • Michael Langan's short film Choros
, with our Music for 18 Musicians CD as the soundtrack, continues to make the film circuit rounds. Screenings in 2013 throughout the United States, Canada, Sweden, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.
April 6, 2013 • Our season wrapped up with a joint performance with the GVSU Early Music Ensemble. Photos here
November 12-13, 2012 • We host David Lang Days
September 15, 2012 • We performed at Strange Beautiful Music V, New Music Detroit's
annual new music marathon.
August 26, 2012 • We opened our 2012/13 season with a large group performance in Chicago--John Luther Adams’ Inuksuit takes over Millennium Park. Reviews here
. Pics here
February 1, 2012 • Music from our Music for 18 Musicians CD used in Choros
, a short film by Michael Langan and Terah Maher. Screenings at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France), Mecal International Short Film Festival (Spain), and festivals throughout the world.
December 15, 2011 • Feature profile
by Molly Sheridan at New Music Box online magazine.
December 5, 2011 • The Inuksuit performance we were involved with in June makes NY Magazine’s list of the top ten classical events of 2011
November 15, 2011 • Back from the tour: 7 days, 1800 miles. Winchester, VA--Baltimore, MD--Washington, DC--Philadelphia, PA--Grand Rapids, MI. Loads of photos here
. Videos of performances here
. Washington Post review here
July 4, 2011 • A track from our In C Remixed CD used in an episode of MTV’s new series Teen Wolf
June 21, 2011 • We joined So Percussion and a slew of other percussionists to perform
John Luther Adams’ Inuksuit, for 99 percussionists, at Morningside Park, New York, NY. The performance was sponsored by Miller Theater and Columbia University, and presented as part of the Make Music New York festival.
April 10, 2011 • Concert with eighth blackbird, Grand Rapids Press preview article
September 29, 2010 • Alex Ross picks our Reich CD as a must-have in Time Out New York
July 9, 2010 • Zoe Keating's track from our In C Remixed CD just released on the deluxe version of her beautiful new CD Into the Trees
June 18, 2010 • Our 2009 NYC In C performance to be featured on Q2 summer festival. Details HERE
June 15, 2010 • Three tracks from our In C Remixed CD used in Artesan Dance
performance in Paris.
May 19, 2010 • Terry Riley: In C limited edition CDs and artwork now available
. Extremely limited quantities. Featuring electronic musician Dennis DeSantis and the ensemble's live performance at New York's Le Poisson Rouge.
May 4, 2010 • Our third recording now available, presented by Ghostly International
and Wordless Music
April 8, 2010 • Track from In C Remixed used in new Callie Lipkin video
March 17, 2010 • In C Remixed 100th day on Amazon's Top 100 Classical chart
February 21, 2010 • New reviews of In C Remixed in at the San Francisco Chronicle
and Philadelphia Inquirer
February 15, 2010 • New Music Box
discusses In C and our CD.
January 5, 2010 • Washington Post
, Time Out Chicago
, All About Jazz
, and WNYC
name our Remixed CD one of the top releases of 2009.
December 18, 2009 • WNYC's Soundcheck Listener Poll names our Reich CD #1 classical recording of the decade
December 17, 2009 • WNYC's John Schaefer names our Reich CD on of the top five classical releases of the decade
December 15, 2009 • Radiolab
features our CD in a new episode
December 11, 2009 • Video excerpts of our New York LPR show HERE
December 8, 2009 • Our In C and Music for 18 recordings part of WQXR's Maximal Reich FestivalNovember 22, 2009 •
NPR's All Things Considered
picks our In C Remixed CD as a top classical release.
October 26, 2009 • Thoughtful and well written In C Remixed review by The Big City
October 13, 2009 • Our upcoming CD featured on WNYC's New Sounds. Listen to the show HERE
October 7, 2009 • Ensemble and new CD featured in Newsweek magazine
September 27, 2009 • Website for our upcoming In C Remixed CD launched HERE
September 14, 2009 • Our upcoming NYC concert gets a nice mention in this week's New York Times
new season preview.
September 8, 2009 • Our upcoming NYC concert gets a nice mention in this week's New Yorker
August 30, 2009 • Our upcoming NYC concert a critic's pick in New York Magazine
for the fall season.
Augist 1, 2009 • New concert season announced HERE
May 2, 2009 • Cool In C behind the scenes video from Fader TV
May 1, 2009 • More In C reviews: Wall Street Journal
, The Onion/Decider New York
, Sequenza 21
, The Standing Room
April 28, 2009 • More In C reviews: Village Voice
and Theater of Found Sounds
April 27, 2009 • We're back from our big Carnegie In C performance. Check the New York Times review here
March 24, 2009 • Carnegie gig press release
. Check out the roster we'll be performing with!
March 16, 2009 • We've been busy. See why here
November 3, 2008 • Fall concert press release is here
September 7, 2008 • Another mention in the New York Times here
August 11, 2008 • Our 2008/9 concert season here
. Lots of interesting events, including a gig at Carnegie Hall with the legendary Kronos Quartet.
June 12, 2008 • Our 2008/9 commissioned composers are announced.
May 15, 2008 • CD makes Billboard's Top Classical Crossover chart for the tenth week.
April 1, 2008 • Spring concert, no fooling.
March 21, 2008 • More reviews are in (Fanfare magazine, MUSO, Barnes & Noble, Signal to Noise Magazine, publications in Australia and Thailand) plus CD makes Billboard Top Classical Crossover Chart for sixth consecutive week.
February 8, 2008 • Not a bad week: Our CD hits the Billboard Top Crossover Chart, #1 on iTunes Classical charts, plus #1 on Amazon's Classical, Jazz, Dance and New Age charts, and #15 overall (move over Alicia Keys).
February 3, 2008 • NPR's Weekend Edition features segment on the ensemble. Listen, read, and watch it HERE
January 26, 2008 • NME and guest artist Todd Reynolds premiere On the Northern Front by Bill Ryan at the International Polar Year Festival. See the photos HERE
. See a video excerpt HERE.
January 12, 2008 • CD wins WNYC's Newsounds Listener Poll as the top new release of 2007. Listen to the show HERE
(we're about 5 minutes from the end)
December 28, 2007 •Our CD is on more best of lists...The Rest Is Noise's 2007 Best CDs
, and LA Weekly's 2007 Best Classical Events
December 22, 2007 • Our CD wins WNYC's Soundcheck Listener Poll as top Classical recording of 2007.
December 20, 2007 • We're on more 2007 top ten lists...Washington Post's Anne Midgette, and Time Out New York's Steve Smith
December 10, 2007 • New York Magazine names its 2007 Cultural Awards...and we're among the winners
November 29, 2007 • Our CD listed as one of the top releases for 2007 in today's NY Times
November 24, 2007 • Our CD gets terrific reviews in this week's Billboard Magazine and LA Weekly.
October 25, 2007 • Our CD now available at Amazon
(both hard copy and download) and iTunes.
October 22, 2007 • Our CD named a pick of the week by WNYC's Soundcheck.
October 18, 2007 • Our Steve Reich CD available TODAY! Feature article in NY Times
. More at Steve Smith's blog
October 15, 2007 • NYC CD RELEASE PARTY THIS THURSDAY! Read about us in this week's NEW YORKER HERE
September 4, 2007 • Our CD Trailer released - WATCH IT
June 10, 2007 • We return from New York after a fabulous dawn performance at the Bang On a Can 26-hour Marathon. See our mention in the NY Times review HERE