NAKEDEYE ENSEMBLE

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


MEMBERS

JU-PING SONG
Pianist, founder, director

CHAD KINSEY
Guitarist, sound engineer

RYAN KAUFFMAN
Saxophonist

CHRISTY BANKS
Clarinetist

PETER KIBBE
Cellist

MIKE BITTS
Bassist

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SUSANNA LOEWY
Flutist

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ADAM ROSENBLATT
Percussionist

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NONOKA MIZUKAMI
Percussionist

MATTHEW ALLISON
Flutist

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RICHARD BELCASTRO
Composer

RUSTY BANKS
Composer

 

"NakedEye is one of the few ensembles playing music that is incredibly alive."

                                              – Matthew Allison, flutist