Founded in 2017, US-based composer collective Kinds of Kings is a group of multifaceted composers committed to building a positive and supportive community around the creation and experience of new music. The collective is focused on amplifying and advocating for historically marginalized people and producing immersive and inclusive work.
For the 2019-2020 season, Kinds of Kings are Artists-in-Residence at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, New York. Described as “distinguished young creators who work in diverse styles” (New Yorker), the collective’s 2019-2020 concert series, Equilibrium and Disturbance, features Rubiks Collective (Melbourne, Australia), ~Nois saxophone quartet (Chicago), Isabelle O’Connell (New York), Nouveau Classical Project (New York), and Real Loud (New York). Kinds of Kings has previously had portrait concerts with New York-based chamber groups Metropolis Ensemble and Desdemona Ensemble, the ZAFA Collective in Chicago, and the St Louis Symphony as part of the orchestra’s Pulitzer Series.
Kinds of Kings is Gemma Peacocke (New Zealand/Brooklyn NY), Shelley Washington (United States/Princeton NJ), Maria Kaoutzani (Cyprus/Chicago IL), and Susanna Hancock (United States/Lexington KY).