NakedEye commissions and performs seminal works by cross-over and cutting-edge composers. Presenting music of the imagination utilizing acoustic, electric, toy, kitchen, and noise-making instruments, NakedEye’s body of repertoire reflects the group’s mission to innovate and explore musical expression outside of convention. From notated works to guided improvisations for flexible instrumentation, the group has established a new music presence in its home city from which it collaborates with composers and performers to import and export musical works in a rich, ongoing artistic exchange. NakedEye believes in the power of new music to surprise, uplift, and change.
Commissioned works have received recognition from NYC’s UnCaged Toy Piano Composition Competition and New Music USA. Its mission is supported by Thomas A. and Georgina T. Russo Family Foundation and Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, and individual donors. Based in Lancaster, PA, NakedEye Ensemble is led by pianist Ju-Ping Song.
"We engage, open ears, and ask questions through new music."
– Ju-Ping Song, artistic director
SELECT COMPOSERS PERFORMED
SAMUEL CARL ADAMS LOUIS ANDRIESSEN RUSTY BANKS RICHARD BELCASTRO CATHY BERBERIAN LUCIANO BERIO MARTIN BRESNICK ZACK BROWNING JOHN CAGE ANDREA CAVALLARI JASON CHARNEY PIERRE CHARVET HENRY COWELL GEORGE CRUMB STEPHEN DEMBSKI DONNACHA DENNEHY BRYCE DESSNER MARIO DIAZ DE LEON NICK DIDKOVSKY MORITZ EGGERT KARLHEINZ ESSL JAN FEDDERSEN MICHAEL GANDOLFI GE GAN-RU FLORENT GHYS JUDD GREENSTEIN ERIK GRISWOLD PETER HATCH KIM HELWEG ROLF HIND MELISSA HUI PIERRE JODLOWSKI SCOTT JOHNSON PHIL KLINE MOLLY JOYCE DAVID LANG PHILIPPE LEROUX JOHN MACKEY MISSY MAZZOLI STEPHEN MONTAGUE AARON JAY MYERS JOHN PAMINTUAN MONICA PEARCE ARVO PÄRT MAURICE RAVEL STEVE REICH RODNEY ROGERS JONATHAN RUSSELL FREDERIC RZEWSKI CAROLINE SHAW KENGO TOKUSASHI JUDE TRAXLER LOIS VIERK ETHAN WICKMAN JULIA WOLFE RANDALL WOOLF FRANK ZAPPA EVAN ZIPORYN
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"NakedEye is one of the few ensembles playing music that is incredibly alive."
– Matthew Allison, flutist