2021 - 2022 Season
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Nevermore Chamber Music Festival

Eighth Blackbird

May 22, 2022

Kinesthetics is an album of "functional background music" written by Justin Peters to accompany the practice of meditiation, movement, and flow. Commissioned by Train Your Frame, LLC, the eight tracks follow the arc of a standard 60-minute vinyasa practice, beginning with the exploration of one's existence in space, slowly adding momentum and larger movements, and eventually coming to a place of meditative inwardness. In this special performance, members of Eighth Blackbird are joined by soprano Jocelyn Zelasko and the composer to create new live versions of the work. 

Visit www.nevermoreperformancespace.com for details and Follow Eighth Blackbird @eighthblackbird!

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New Music Detroit

New Music Detroit

May 19, 2022

New Music Detroit returns to the Andy Arts Center (3000 Fenkell) with an evening of contemporary classical music culminating with George Crumbs spellbinding "Voice of the Whale." This evening will also feature the premiere of Desiccated by Fjóla Evans. A Canadian/Icelandic composer and cellist, her work explores the visceral physicality of sound while drawing inspiration from patterns of natural phenomena. Inspired by the patterns of cracks in drying mud, Desiccated for piano and percussion builds a world from withered attacks and husky buzzings.

Visit www.newmusicdetroit.com for details and Follow us @newmusicdetroit !

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Portraits of Love

Picosa

April 18, 2022

Picosa’s program includes new chamber works for voice, flute, and piano by Jake Heggie, Libby Larsen, George Lewis, and Shawn Okpebholo presented by the North Central College Department of Music.

Visit www.picosamusic.com for details and Follow them @picosamusic!

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Portraits of Love

Picosa

April 3, 2022

Picosa’s program explores the many realms of love within the human experience: the love of friendship, the love of marriage, the love for humanity, the love of teachers, and divine love.  Join Picosa musicians in this intimate performance with guest artist Jocelyn Zelasko, soprano, and this moving exploration of passion and compassion.

Visit www.picosamusic.com for details and Follow them @picosamusic!

New Music Detroit

New Music Detroit

New Music Detroit

March 6, 2022

Avant Night returns to the lovely Andy Arts Center in NW Detroit! New Music Detroit performs contemporary classical works by living composers, with a special guest appearance from the futuristic experimental duo of Rafael Statin and Djallo Djakate!

Visit www.newmusicdetroit.com for details and Follow us @newmusicdetroit !

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Avant Night @ Andy

New Music Detroit

November 19, 2021

A sensitive sonic palate of forward-thinking music, from contemporary classical to experimental electronica. New Music Detroit performs chamber music for strings, piano, percussion and voice, all works written by living composers. Detroit Bureau of Sound and Sophiyah E. present a new composition derived from brainwaves, performed on modular synthesizers, amplified bowls, voices, and FX. 

Visit www.newmusicdetroit.com for details and Follow us @newmusicdetroit !

JUX

JUX Takes Miami - Sosa Edition

Juxtatonal

November 2 - 8, 2021

JUX will be in-residence in Miami recording newly commissioned works by Jorge Sosa.

Visit www.juxtatonal.com and join the JUX Club to be the first to hear about the EP release! Follow us @juxtatonal !

Ear Taxi Festival

Ear Taxi

Picosa

September 30, 2021 @ Kehrein Center for the Arts, Chicago, IL 1pm

I will be returning to Chicago to perform with Picosa this September. We have a STUNNING program planned with music by Raven Chacon, Xavier Beteta, Jonathon Kirk, and Shulamit Ran.

Visit www.eartaxifestival.com for details and follow us @eartaxifestival !

SBM14

Strange Beautiful Music 14

New Music Detroit

September 18-19, 2021: 18th @ Orchestra Hall 7pm & 19th @ Spot Lite 7pm

Strange Beautiful Music will return to Detroit in-person with a vengeance this year with multiple artists across multiple venues with multiple world premieres over multiple IN-PERSON shows!!

Visit www.newmusicdetroit.com for details and to grab your tickets. Woo hoo! Follow us @newmusicdetroit !

Third Place [Music Fest]

Third Place [Music Fest]

with Phoebe Wu

August 28, 2021 @ Canterbury House, Ann Arbor 9pm

Come explore love, longing, and laughter as Phoebe Wu (piano) and I join forces for a short and sweet set of contemporary classical music. Two parts poetry and vulnerability to one part whimsy, this set entitled take me as i am at Canterbury House in Ann Arbor will feature works by University of Michigan alumni Grey Grant and Annika Socolofsky in addition to highlighting music by Chen Yi, Alice Ping Yee Ho, and Vivian Fung. Guided through landscapes from Michigan Trees in the Fall to dark City Nights lit by Bright Moonlight, this musical journey reminds us that Loves don’t / go… especially not before consuming a delectable Pot Roast a la RBG! Visit www.thirdplacemusic.org for details and follow @thirdplacemusicfest !

Battle of the Bands

July 8, 2021

Battle of the Bands - Detroit Riverfront Conservancy

Detroit Riverfront Conservancy is hosting a virtual battle of the bands where online viewers will cast their votes for their favorite band. NMD has a rocking string 4tet + voice and percussion planned to raise money for the Conservancy and to win your vote! Click here for more details. 

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New Music Detroit

Jocelyn Zelasko & Matthew Duvall

June 17, 2021

Eighth Blackbird - CAW

Join me and the Matthews for an ecoacoustic livestream event featuring works by Matthew Burtner performed by Matthew Duvall and me! We will be exploring works for voice, percussion, and electronics from Matthew Burtner's collection. The concert will be broadcast from 8BB studio in Chicago. For more information and pay what you can tickets, click here!

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Picosa May 2021

May 11, 2021

Powerful Voices with Picosa

I am the "Diva in Residence" with Picosa this May and am delighted to join them on this fantastic livestreamed concert event featuring works by Florence Price, Valerie Coleman, Stacy Garrop, and Stephen Albert. The concert will be broadcast from Allen and Michele Murry Recital Hall at Depaul University in Chicago. For pay what you can tickets (Free-$50), click here!

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