The NYU New Music Ensemble, artistic director Esther Lamneck, is recognized for the promotion and performance of contemporary music, using electronic music genres, which include fixed media works to live processing and interactive computer works. Performers in the ensemble include musicians who play traditional, ethnic, and electronic instruments. The ensemble has premiered works throughout the United States and in festivals in Hungary, France, Yugoslavia, and Italy. In addition to their regular concert series at the Frederick Loewe Theatre, the New Music Ensemble has made guest appearances at the American Festival of Microtonal Music, the Center for Women in Music at NYU, Merkin Concert Hall, Weill Hall, and major universities throughout the United States.
Praised for their close work with composers, the ensemble has received numerous dedications and commissions. Recent composers in residence have included Alfonso Belfiore, from the Electronic Music Department at the Florence Cherubini Conservatory, Paul Wilson from Sarc in Belfast, Theodore Lotis from Ionia University in Greece, and Mara Helmuth from the Electronic Music Department at CCM. Recent performances have included works by Jason Bolte, Ricardo Climent, Kyong Mee Choi, David Durant, Lawrence Fritts, Lars Graugaard, Dinu Ghezzo, Elizabeth Hoffman, Cort Lippe, Eric Lyon, Michael Matthews, Ron Mazurek, Rene Mogensen, Robert Rowe, Asha Srinivasan, and many more. Recent collaborations include work with the School of Visual Arts in New York. The NME's performance seasons are filled with exciting works which often feature dancers, video, and new technology.
Who Can Join
NME is open to Instrumental Performance majors.
String, Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion Performance Majors will be invited to join NYU’s New Music Ensembles based on their fall-semester orchestral/chamber auditions.
MPAWW-UE.1080/GE.2034 007 15 to 45 hours: 1-3 points. Fall, Spring
Stray Birds, composed by Jorge Sosa
Nubibus, composed by Gregorio Panerai and Allessandro Perilli for full ensemble and electronic score
Latency, composed by Tommaso Rosati for full ensemble and electronic score
2532, Futuri Mancanti, composed by Niccolo Gonnella and Neri Catola for full ensemble and electronic score
Esther Lamneck, Director