NAKEDEYE ENSEMBLE

An eclectic eight-member electro-acoustic ensemble with classical, rock, and jazz DNA, 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.

 

 

JU-PING SONG, pianos  –  MATTHEW ALLISON, flutes  –  CHAD KINSEY, guitar  –  RYAN KAUFFMAN, saxophones
PETER KIBBE, cello  –  PAUL MURR, percussion  –   MIKE BITTS, bass  –  CHRISTY BANKS, clarinets


"We engage, open ears, and ask questions through new music."

– Ju-Ping Song, artistic director

 

COMMISSIONED COMPOSERS

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