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Ensemble Decipher Networked Fundraising Concert

Ensemble Decipher presents a concert of music written and adapted for networked performance on Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 5:30pm PT / 7:30pm CT / 8:30pm ET. The music will be performed live via the internet from six different locations and streamed on Decipher’s YouTube channel. The concert is being held to raise funds for Ensemble Decipher’s upcoming performances and ticketing will be Pay What You Can with a suggested donation of $25.

The concert will feature a series of works new to Decipher’s repertoire by some of our favorite composers. Magic 8 Balls, toy instruments, and machine listening abound in Pamela Z’s Twenty Answers in an arrangement by Paula Matthusen, Angélica Negrón’s The Little Things, Scott Miller’s Exit Velocity, Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi’s Speculating and Reflecting, and a world premiere of Decipher’s own Eric Lemmon.

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Ensemble Decipher @ Roulette Intermedium

Ensemble Decipher will perform at Roulette Intermedium (509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217) on October 23rd, 8:00PM. Doors open at 7:30PM. The program will include works by Bora Yoon, Erin Rogers, and Lyn Goeringer. It will also include a collaboration between choreographer and dancer Hiva Sedaghat and ensemble members Niloufar Nourbakhsh, Robert Cosgrove, and Taylor Long.

We are still raising funds to support this incredible project and would love your help! Please consider donating below!

We greatly appreciate the support of the Alice M. Ditson Fund, the Copland Fund for New Music, the Amphion Foundation, the Fromm and Barlow Foundations, the Brooklyn Arts Council, Reed College, and the numerous individuals who have already donated. This project could not have been achieved without you!

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Decipher at the LoKo Festival

Ensemble Decipher will perform at the LoKo Arts Festival in Potsdam, New York. The concert on Friday, April 28 2023 will include music by Yaz Lancaster, Lyn Goeringer, Oliver Hickman, Joseph Bohigian, and the premiere of Jerod Sommerfeldt’s Plantronica.

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Performances in DC and Baltimore

Decipher will perform at Rhizome in Washington DC on March 31, 2023 alongside our friends Sideband and Warp Duo. A few days later on April 3, see us in Baltimore at the Peabody Institute, where we’ll perform music by Margaret Schedel, Oliver Hickman, Joseph Bohigian, and premiering newly commissioned works by Erin Rogers and Lyn Goeringer.

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Ensemble Decipher Performing at New Music for Strings 2021

We are heading to #Denmark to perform at this year’s New Music for Strings and we couldn’t be more excited! There, we will be performing as the Ensemble in Residence, and premiering works hot off the press by Mari Kimura and Sophia Sagaradze, as well as presenting works from our repertoire by Niloufar Nourbakhsh, Margaret Schedel, and Yaz Lancaster. Additionally, our very own Eric Lemmon collaborated with New Music for Strings co-Founder and Artistic Director Anne Sophie Andersen on a new work, which will be premiered as well!

You can find out more details about the festival at https://www.newmusicforstrings.org/, which will also be live streamed online at NowNet Arts’ digital venue! https://nownetarts.org/venue

Join us in exploring the festival’s theme this year: Remote Connections!

This engagement is supported by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Howard Gilman Foundation.

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Ensemble Decipher Launches New Podcast

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Ensemble Decipher is starting a new podcast about music and technology, Decipher This!. On the podcast, the Decipherists will interview their collaborators on composing and performing music with vintage, contemporary, and emerging technologies.

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Pretty Saro

‘Pretty Saro’ is a folk tune I first heard through a Folkways recording of Jean Ritchie and Doc Watson. I was immediately struck by the simplicity and power of both the performance and the music itself. I then heard Peggy Seeger do it on one of her albums, and it sort of catapulted the song onto my ‘desert island playlist,’ landing right next to another desert island record, ‘Music for Airports.’ I have tapped Eno’s procedure of orbiting tape loops in his wonderful album as a method to cope with the lack of precise synchronization of parts due to the limitations of our the telematic situation and our unstable home internet connections. The material, sourced from the traditional song, is presented with an open scoring, and is performed to a shared (albeit erratic) metronome, which remains silent to the audience. I am pleased by the way this project has allowed me to explore and remodel these two dear sources and make them my own.

—Sam Beebe

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Ensemble Decipher at Sonic Spring

Works by Nick Nelson, Eric Lemmon, Missy Mazzoli, Agata Zubel, Hannah Davis, and Gregory Pfieffer. Performances also by Stephanie Liu and Ross Aftel. Reception provided generously by the Stony Brook Graduate Student Organization.

4.5.19 7:30PM

Staller Center for the Arts