Duke New Music Ensemble [dnme]
“The birth of a winning new music enterprise in Durham … this ensemble rocks!” - Classical Voice of North Carolina
"The Duke New Music Ensemble reminds us that we've got A-listers at home, too." - Independent Weekly
Directed by Timothy Hambourger, [dnme] brings together undergraduate and graduate students in performing music written in the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as new works by Duke student composers. In addition, [dnme] also collaborates regularly with faculty and guest artists from the Duke University Department of Music and other institutions across North Carolina.
Jamie Keesecker, Tim Hambourger and D. Edward Davis cover 'Bed Intruder Song,' 'Single Ladies,' and 'A Milli' for the Fall 2012 [dnme] concerts, Nov. 11 and Dec. 6. Check out the sound clips below.
David Kirkland Garner, Tim Hambourger and Vladimir Smirnov rehearse John Cage's Three2 (Three squared) for the April 15, 2012 [dnme] concert, Indeterminate Music for Indeterminate Times. Check out the sound clip below.
Duke graduate composers David Kirkland Garner and Vladimir Smirnov bring together new music and old film footage in works presented by the Duke New Music Ensemble [dnme] at their Nov. 13, 2011 concert, Old Film, New Music.
Spindale '37 By David Kirkland Garner
Bangkok by Vladimir Smirnov
Read more about past [dnme] performances here.
Past Guest Artists include
Previous Works Performed include
Kathleen Bader (b. 1982)
waterslide (2007)*, for violin, soprano saxophone and clarinet
Imaginary Landscapes No. 4 for twelve radios
Benito Crawford (b. 1979)
“If it's controlled by moral people, then it'll be moral.” “Oh, I know I'm not moral. As a matter of fact, I should be arrested for the thoughts I have now.” (2007)*, open instrumentation
Jennifer Fitzgerald (1975-2007)
Henryk Górecki (b.1933)
Little Fantasia, Op. 73 (1997), for violin and piano
Alex Kotch (b.1983)
The Way Home (2005), for solo piano
Imaginary Line (after Scelsi), winner of the 2009 [dnme] Call for Scores
Paul Leary (b. 1974)
The Children of Chernobyl (2007)*, for viola and digital media
Ástor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
Primavera Porteña (arr. José Bragato), for flute, alto saxophone and piano
Frederic Rzewski (b.1938)
Coming Together (1972), open instrumentation with narrator
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
Seven Canons (1905-1045), open instrumentation
David Stock (b.1939)
Keep The Change (1981), open instrumentation
James Tenney (1934-2006)
Ergodos (1963), for tape
String Complement (to Ergodos I or II) (1964), for tape with string instruments
Christian Wolff (b.1934)
Toss (1970), open instrumentation
* indicates a [dnme] world premiere.
Contact Timothy Hambourger
Rehearsals: twice weekly
A video about [dnme]'s 2010 covers concert.
Ben Daniels, (Graduate School, Music), percussion
Dave Garner (Graduate School, Music), banjo, dobro
Sarah Griffin, violin
Tim Hambourger (Graduate School, Music), piano
Jamie Keesecker (Graduate School, Music), horn, percussion
Dan Ruccia (Graduate School, Music), viola
Vladimir Smirnoff (Graduate School, Music), bass, keyboard
Ken Stewart (Graduate School, Music), cello
Heidi Wait, flute
Wenjia Xu, violin