Performance Calendar
This Season

Bowling Green's 40th Annual New Music Festival

October 16, 2019

Friday, October 18th 8pm @ BGSU, Bowling Green, OH

New Music Detroit is the featured ensemble at Bowling Green's 40th Annual New Music Festival! NMD will be performing an ambitious set with music by Amy Beth Kirsten and guest composer, Evan Ziporyn. Click here for more information about the festival!

JUX featuring Nick Zoulek at The Boxcar

November 04, 2019

Monday, November 4th, 2019 7:30pm @ The Boxcar, Chicago, IL

Juxtatonal [JUX] teams up with saxophonist Nick Zoulek to explore the concepts of relevance and vulnerability through a playful yet meaningful contemporary music concert. The program includes new commissions from JUX's latest Relevance Project and works from both of Zoulek’s albums ("Rushing Past Willow" and "Enter Branch") in addition to works for all three performers. Visit The Boxcar for more information!

JUX featuring Nick Zoulek at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay

November 05, 2019

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 6:30pm @ University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Green Bay, WI

Juxtatonal [JUX] teams up with saxophonist Nick Zoulek to explore the concepts of relevance and vulnerability through a playful yet meaningful contemporary music concert. The program includes new commissions from JUX's latest Relevance Project and works from both of Zoulek’s albums ("Rushing Past Willow" and "Enter Branch") in addition to works for all three performers. Visit the Weidner Center for more information!

JUX featuring Nick Zoulek at Elastic Arts

November 06, 2019

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 9pm @ Elastic Arts, Chicago, IL

Juxtatonal [JUX] teams up with saxophonist Nick Zoulek to explore the concepts of relevance and vulnerability through a playful yet meaningful contemporary music concert. The program includes new commissions from JUX's latest Relevance Project and works from both of Zoulek’s albums ("Rushing Past Willow" and "Enter Branch") in addition to works for all three performers. Visit Elastic Arts for more information!

JUX featuring Nick Zoulek at Wisconsin Music Ventures

November 07, 2019

Thursday, November 7th, 2019 @ Wisconsin Music Ventures, Milwaukee, WI

Juxtatonal [JUX] teams up with saxophonist Nick Zoulek to explore the concepts of relevance and vulnerability through a playful yet meaningful contemporary music concert. The program includes new commissions from JUX's latest Relevance Project and works from both of Zoulek’s albums ("Rushing Past Willow" and "Enter Branch") in addition to works for all three performers. Visit Wisconsin Music Ventures for more information!

JUX featuring Nick Zoulek at Narloch Piano Studios

November 09, 2019

Saturday, November 9th, 2019 8pm @ Narloch Piano Studios, Chicago, IL

Juxtatonal [JUX] teams up with saxophonist Nick Zoulek to explore the concepts of relevance and vulnerability through a playful yet meaningful contemporary music concert. The program includes new commissions from JUX's latest Relevance Project and works from both of Zoulek’s albums ("Rushing Past Willow" and "Enter Branch") in addition to works for all three performers. Visit Narloch Piano Studios for more information!

JUX at Classical Revolution

November 10, 2019

Sunday, November 10th, 2019 8pm @ Classical Revolution, Cincinnati, OH

Juxtatonal [JUX] teams up with saxophonist Nick Zoulek to explore the concepts of relevance and vulnerability through a playful yet meaningful contemporary music concert. The program includes new commissions from JUX's latest Relevance Project and works from both of Zoulek’s albums ("Rushing Past Willow" and "Enter Branch") in addition to works for all three performers. Visit the Classical Revolution for more information!

JUX featuring Nick Zoulek at the Detroit Institute of Arts

November 15, 2019

Friday, November 15th, 2019 7pm and 8:30pm @ the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

Juxtatonal [JUX] teams up with saxophonist Nick Zoulek to explore the concepts of relevance and vulnerability through a playful yet meaningful contemporary music concert. The program includes new commissions from JUX's latest Relevance Project and works from both of Zoulek’s albums ("Rushing Past Willow" and "Enter Branch") in addition to works for all three performers. Visit the Detroit Institute of Arts for more information!

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Previous Season Highlights

Strange Beautiful Music 12 - World Premiere

Detroit, MI

Repertoire:

Matthew Burtner "You Sink into the Singing Snow" from for soprano, percussion, and electronics with Matthew Duvall

Nick Zoulek Reach for voice and saxophone with Nick Zoulek

Amy Beth Kirsten dare I dare you for voice, percussion, and electronics

Nina Shekhar Food Fight for soprano, saxophone, and piano

Louis Fernando Amaya El hombre que fue comido por los tigres for soprano, saxophone, percussion, and piano

Jorge Sosa To Sleep for soprano, saxophone, and piano

Jorge Sosa Maori Lament for soprano, violin, flute, saxophone, cello, piano, and 2 percussionists - World Premiere

Bob Becker Cryin' Time for soprano, marimba, vibraphone, and piano

David Biedenbender Shell & Wing for soprano, violin, flute, saxophone, cello, percussion, and piano

The Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival with Eighth Blackbird - World Premieres

Detroit, MI

Repertoire:

Danny Clay Opposites for three players on ukulele and recorder - World Premiere with Matthew Duvall

​Nina Shekhar Food Fight for soprano, saxophone, and piano with Lisa Kaplan and Hunter Bockes

Bryce Dessner "Brushy Fork" from Murder Ballades with Eighth Blackbird, Nois, and The Furies

Griffin Candey Not So Far As The Forest for soprano and cello - World Premiere

Robyn Jacob Next Time for soprano and cello - World Premiere

Michelle McQuade Dewhirst Such Little Arrows for soprano and cello - World Premiere

Juxtatonal Juxta(Tonal) Song - World Premiere

Amy Beth Kirsten h.o.p.e. for voice, piano, and toy piano

Steven Knell Anthemoessa for soprano and cello

Michelle McQuade Dewhirst #nofilter​ for soprano and cello

Sarah Kirkland Snyder Chrysalis for soprano, violin, and cello

New Music Chicago with Nois

Chicago, IL

Repertoire:

Louis D'Heudiere Laughter Studies 2 for Two speakers with Jordan Lulloff

Aepex Contemporary Performance presents The Dark Sky Project

Ann Arbor, MI

Repertoire:

Gilda Lyons Collette's Heirlooms for 2 unaccompanied voices

Gilda Lyons Bone Needles for 2 unaccompanied voices

Chicago Park District Night Out in the Park with Eighth Blackbird

Chicago, IL

Repertoire:

Matt Ulery Pictures in Grey arranged for 15-piece ensemble with Eighth Blackbird, Matt Ulery Trio, and Nois

Matt Ulery Write It On the Wall arranged for 15-piece ensemble with Eighth Blackbird, Matt Ulery Trio, and Nois

Sarah Kirkland Snider Chrysalis for soprano, violin, and cello with Yvonne Lam

Griffin Candey Not So Far as the Forest for soprano and cello

Michelle McQuade Dewhirst #nofilter for soprano and cello

Strange Music Cagematch: Classical vs. Noise

Hamtramck, MI

Repertoire:

John Cage Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs for voice and piano

Joseph Schwantner "Black Anemones" from Two Poems of Agueda Pizzaro for soprano and piano

Amy Beth Kirsten h.o.p.e. for voice, piano, and toy piano

Nina Shekhar Food Fight for soprano, saxophone, and piano

Louis D'Heudiere Laughter Studies 2 for two speakers

Christopher Cerrone I will learn to love a person for soprano, saxophone, percussion, and piano

JUX Relevancy Tour - World Premieres

Detroit, MI

Repertoire:

Griffin Candey Not So Far As The Forest for soprano and cello

Nicholas Carlozzi This Land is [My] Land for soprano and cello - World Premiere

D. Edward Davis since forgotten for soprano, cello, and tape recorder - World Premiere

Daniel Felsenfeld For Those Who Learn for soprano and cello - World Premiere

Sarah Hersh  Love Destroyed for soprano and cello - World Premiere

Robyn Jacob Next Time for soprano and cello

Michelle McQuade Dewhirst Such Little Arrows for soprano and cello

Cara Search RESIST!!! for two players and a deck of cards - World Premiere

Leaha Maria Villarreal I Am Relevant for soprano and cello - World Premiere

Different Trains

Detroit, MI

Repertoire:

Bob Becker Cryin' Time for soprano, vibraphone, and marimba

I Will Learn To...

San Francisco, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Rochester HIlls, MI, Windsor, ON, Canada

Repertoire:

Kim Baryluk Warrior

Griffin Candey Love Song for Henry VIII

Fjola Evans  Loom

Christopher Cerrone I will learn to love a person

Third Place Concert Series

Ann Arbor, MI

Repertoire:

Gilda Lyons Colette's Heirlooms

Gilda Lyons Bone Needles

Louis d'Heudieres Laughter Studies 2

Resonant Bodies Festival

Show and Tell Livestream

Repertoire: 

Gilda Lyons' Bone Needles

New Music Detroit Performs Annie Gosfield - World Premiere

Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) - Friday Night Live Series

Repertoire:

Christopher Cerrone I will learn to love a person

Frederic Rzewski Coming Together 

Annie Gosfield Detroit Industry: The Goddess Stamps Metal While the Blast Furnace Sings (World Premiere)

Whoopknox @ SHO Art, Spirit & Performance

Windsor, ON

Repertoire:

Milton Babbitt A Waltzer in the House

Susan Botti Jabberwocky

John Cage Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs

Griffin Candey Love Song for Henry VIII

D. Edward Davis early

Michelle McQuade Dewhirst #nofilter

Roberto Sierra Excerpts from Invocaciones

Whoopknox Sounds of a Sasquatch (World Premiere)

Juxtatonal (Festival to Festival Tour) - World Premiere

Cleveland, Cincinnati, Atlanta

Repertoire:

Tom Johnson Counting Duet IV

Jocelyn Hagen Gwendolen's Dream

Sarah Hersh "The Lemon Tree" & "The Cafe" from In Praise of Continuous New Dreams of New York City

Michelle McQuade Dewhirst #nofilter

Juxtatonal Jux2can (World Premiere)

Daniel Felsenfeld Full of Life

John Cage Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs

Steven Knell Anthemoessa

 

Pat & Emilia: Mixed-Media Chamber Opera - World Premiere

Willistead Manor, Windsor, ON

World Premiere Willistead Manor, Windsor, ON

Canadian Tour  Windsor, ON, Leamington, ON, Bayfield ON

w/ the Windsor Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Robert Franz Windsor, ON, Leamington, ON

US Premiere Marygrove College, Detroit, MI

US Tour Detroit, MI, Toledo, OH, Birmingham, MI, Rochester Hills, MI, Livonia, MI

Encore Tour St. Catherines, ON, Toronto, ON, Windsor, ON

A mixed media chamber opera, Pat & Emilia:

Act I Created by Tara Sievers-Hunt

Act II New music by Jeff Smallman, and lyrics by Marty Gervais with Tara Sievers-Hunt

Strange Beautiful Music XI - World Premiere

Orchestra Hall, Detroit, Michigan

Repertoire:

Milton Babbitt A Waltzer in the House

Susan Botti Jabberwocky

John Cage Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs

Griffin Candey Love Song for Henry VIII

D. Edward Davis early

Michelle McQuade Dewhirst #nofilter

Roberto Sierra Excerpts from Invocaciones

Whoopknox Sounds of a Sasquatch (World Premiere)

Strange Beautiful Music X

New Music Detroit's Strange Beautiful Music Marathon @ Trinosophes, Detroit, MI

Repertoire:

Kirsten h.o.p.e. for voice, piano, and toy piano

Johnson Counting Duet III for two voices

Knell Anthemoessa for soprano and cello

Felsenfeld Full of Life for soprano and cello

Hersh In Praise of Continuous New Dreams of New York City for soprano and cello

Johnson Counting Duet IV for two voices

Nas Digit #2 for two players and a piano

Reich Music for 18 Musicians

Strange Beautiful Music IX

New Music Detroit's Strange Beautiful Music Marathon @ Wasserman Projects - Eastern Market, Detroit, MI

Repertoire:

Schwantner Two Poems of Agueda Pizarro

Reich Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices, and Organ

Strange Beautiful Music VIII - Michigan Premiere

New Music Detroit's Strange Beautiful Music Marathon @ The Cube, Detroit, MI

Repertoire:

Crumb Madrigals I, with Chris Sies, Latitude 49, and Miles Brown, Alarm Will Sound

CrumbYellow Moon of Andalusia with Vicky Chow (MI Premiere)

Whoopknox

Whoopknox's Debut Performance

Repertoire:

Babbitt, M. A Waltzer in the House (2003) for voice and vibraphone​

Botti, S. Jabberwocky (1993) for voice and percussion​

Candey, G. Love Song for Henry VIII (2017) for voice and vibraphone​

Davis, E. early (2015) for voice and vibraphone​

Reich, S. Clapping Music (1972) for two players​

St. Vincent Paris is Burning (2007) arr. Monks (2018) for voice, percussion, and electronics

Smith's Hull House Songs: Lecture Recital

Jane Addams' Hull House Museum, Chicago, IL

Jane Addams Hull House Museum Chicago, IL

Oakland University Rochester Hills, MI

 

Repertoire:

Smith Hull House Songs:

I. The Sweat Shop

II. The Shadow Child

III. The Land of the Noonday Night

IV. Suffrage Song

V. Prayer

WholeHearted Musician Residency

Avaloch Farm Music Institute, New Hampshire

Repertoire:

Sarah Hersh "The Lemon Tree" & "The Cafe" from In Praise of Continuous New Dreams of New York City

Michelle McQuade Dewhirst #nofilter

Steven Knell Anthemoessa

Millay Colony for the Arts

JUX Residency

Repertoire:

Leaha Maria Villarreal I am relevant

Robert Fleitz You have been warned

Robyn Jacob Next Time

Danny Felsenfeld For Those Who Learn

Marti Epstein Hadyeh

David Smooke The Growth Delusion

Danny Clay Opposites

Cara Search Resist!!!

Griffin Candey Not So Far As The Forest

Kevin Joest Who Speaks

Michelle McQuade Dewhirst Such Little Arrows

Nick Carlozzi This Land is [My] Land

D. Edward Davis since forgotten

Sarah Hersh Love Destroyed

JUX LIVE on WFMT

Juxtatonal performed LIVE on WFMT

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Knell Anthemoessa for soprano and cello

Eighth Blackbird's Creative Lab Showcase

Juxtatonal performed at Constellation in Chicago

Repertoire:

Knell Anthemoessa for soprano and cello

Eighth Blackbird Creative Lab

Two week fellowship in Ojai, CA

Repertoire:

Ted Hearne Warning Song for soprano, cello, and recorded electronics

Jennifer Higdon "Listen" from Cold Mountain for soprano, mezzo-soprano, and piano

Daniel Caputo Dream Mechanics for voice, violin, flute, cello, and percussion

Amy Beth Kirsten For a Dream's Sake for soprano, violin, viola, and cello

(R)evolution Resonant Bodies - World Premiere

Banff, Alberta, Canada

Repertoire:

Kate Soper "O Sailor" and "Here to Me from Krete" from Here Be Sirens for 3 sopranos and piano

Gilda Lyons Bone Needles for 2 unaccompanied voices

Jonathan Sokol Le Saleve for vocal quartet

Jocelyn Zelasko Tides for voice and electronics (World Premiere)

 

SoundSCAPE Festival - World Premieres

Maccagno, Italy

Repertoire:

Schreibeis "II. Mill Doors" from Sandburg Songs (World Premiere)

Kaufman Three Beasts (World Premiere)

Crumb "II. Ballade of the Little Square" and "III. Casida of the Lament" from Yellow Moon of Andalusia

Aperghis Recitations - No. 7, No. 9 

Sokol La Salève

Schoenberg "III. Litanei" from String Quartet No. II - Cover

SICPP - Summer Institute of Contemporary Performance Practice

New England Conservatory, Boston, MA

Repertoire:

Crumb Madrigals I

Cage She Is Asleep II 

Ives Sunrise

Schwantner "Black Anemones" from Two Poems of Agueda Pizarro

Berberian Stripsody

Cage ear for EAR

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