performers and commissioned composers
"We engage, open ears, and ask questions through new music."
– Ju-Ping Song, artistic director
NakedEye is a new music ensemble founded in 2009 and directed by pianist Ju-Ping Song. Based in Lancaster, PA, it moves forward with a mission to promote, commission and present works by living composers throughout the world. NakedEye is a 2011 winner of New York City's UnCaged Toy Piano Composition Competition through its commission of Rusty Banks' Babbling Tower to Tower, and a recipient of one of New Music USA's 2014 commissioning grants for Randall Woolf's chamber concerto for piano Workers of the World. The ensemble has more than 50 works in its repertoire, a number increasing exponentially every season. NakedEye believes in the power of new music to surprise, uplift, and change.
Matthew Allison flute
Christy Banks clarinet
Ryan Kauffman saxophone
Naomi Gray cello
Ryan Kuhns double bass
Chad Kinsey electric guitar
Paul Murr percussion
Ju-Ping Song piano, toy piano, keyboards
"NakedEye is one of the few ensembles playing music that is incredibly alive."
– Matthew Allison, flutist