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 first prize at NYC’s UnCaged Toy Piano Composition Competition (2011) and grants from New Music USA (2014, 2017). NakedEye's mission is supported by Thomas A. and Georgina T. Russo Family Foundation, Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, and individual donors. Based in Lancaster, PA, NakedEye Ensemble is led by pianist Ju-Ping Song.
Percussionist Jeff Stern is an exciting new addition to NakedEye. Based in Baltimore, he is a part-time faculty member of Peabody Conservatory.
Nonoka Mizukami is the newest member of NakedEye. Hailing from Japan via Baltimore, she likes to have fun with mallets, keys, and all things percussive.
Susanna Loewy joined NakedEye Spring of 2017 with her flutist's ebullience and team spirit.
"NakedEye is one of the few ensembles playing music that is incredibly alive."
– Matthew Allison, flutist