American Contemporary Music Ensemble

In ACME’s  two week residency, they will perform two concerts after spending a week together at National Sawdust writing and performing music by its members.  Features musicians Timo Andres, piano/keys, Chris Thompson, electronics/percussion, Yuki Numata Resnick, violin, and Clarice Jensen, cello/bass.
Featured Dates: December 14-20 and April 19-22, 2016.

The American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) was honored by ASCAP during its 10th anniversary season in 2015 for the “virtuosity, passion, and commitment with which it performs and champions American composers.” The flexible ensemble comprises some of New York’s most sought-after, engaging musicians including violinists Caroline Shaw (winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize), Yuki Numata Resnick; violists Caleb Burhans and Nadia Sirota; cellist and artistic director Clarice Jensen; flutists Alex Sopp; pianist Timo Andres; percussionist Chris Thompson, and more.

ACME has recorded for New World, New Amsterdam, and Butterscotch Records. Its recording of Max Richter’s 8-hour piece, Sleep, will be released by Deutsche Grammophon in fall 2015. The group’s 2015-2016 season includes performances presented by BAM, the Sacrum Profanum Festival in Krakow, Washington Performing Arts in DC, Dartmouth’s Hopkins Center, Five Boroughs Music Festival, Scandinavia House, and National Sawdust.

ACME’s dedication to new music extends across genres and has earned them a reputation among both classical and rock crowds. ACME’s many collaborators have included The Richard Alston Dance Company, Wayne McGregor’s Random Dance, Gibney Dance, Satellite Ballet, actress Barbara Sukowa, filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, Grizzly Bear, Low, Matmos, Jeff Mangum, A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Roomful of Teeth, Lionheart, and Theo Bleckmann. The group has performed at leading venues including Carnegie Hall, BAM, (Le) Poisson Rouge, Miller Theatre, The Met Museum, Constellation Chicago, Stanford Live, UCLA, Peak Performances, Melbourne Recital Hall, Big Ears, and All Tomorrow’s Parties in the UK, among many others.

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