September 12, 2015

Did you know Vasko built a 17 foot long bike?!  READ ON.

 

 

What got you interested in new music?

 

There is not a particular factor that peaked my interest in new music, but I suppose my never-ending curiosity and a constant desire for new experiences would be at the top of the list. It's fascinating to me that even though humans have explored the sonic spectrum for centuries, the possibilities have never been exhausted. I feel alive when I discover a new composer and a new work of worth, some new and intriguing combinations put together masterfully--it's enriching!

 

 

Why are you excited about playing with Ensemble Échappé?

 

The mission, the...

September 4, 2015

Up next, in our series of spotlight interviews... Lauren!

 

What got you interested in new music?

 

I think I've always been interested in contemporary music even from a young age, but it wasn't until I started my undergrad at Juilliard that I really began to play a lot of new music. There were so many talented musicians at the school that I wanted to play with, and I was trying to figure out as many opportunities to perform as possible, so I became involved with the New Juilliard Ensemble and AXIOM during my first few years ---  and I loved it. Not only was the music gratifying and exciting, but the musicians I met through those ensembles were -...

August 30, 2015

As we kickoff Ensemble Échappé's inaugural season, we want you to get to know our musicians! First up, meet our phenomenal flutist, Izzy.

 

What got you interested in new music?

 

When I was about 10 years old my fabulous flute teacher Tanya Witek performed a piece called ‘Icicle’ by Robert Aitken and it was the first time I really heard a flute use extended techniques. It honestly sounded like she was three players in one and I was mesmerized! I have been hooked ever since.

 

Why are you excited about playing with Ensemble Échappé?

 

Where do I start? I am honored to be a member of EÉ, and I can’t wait for our first season! I am ex...

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