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The purpose of DNME is to foster an appreciation and understanding of new music through the study and performance of music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Specifically, we will investigate and perform works that explore graphic notation, indeterminacy, improvisation, and open instrumentation. We will engage works from The Fluxus Book and works by Julius Eastman, Pauline Oliveros, Frederic Rzewski, Terry Riley, and student composers at Duke University.
Students will gain a deeper understanding of modern performance practices and techniques used in indeterminate and improvisational works from the 20th and 21st centuries. Students will have the opportunity to collaborate with living composers and local professional musicians, perform locally on Duke's campus, and present a virtual concert in collaboration with Chicago's Experimental Sound Studio.
“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
Moog Modular 1c synthesizer
This Moog Modular 1c synthesizer is owned by Duke University and was recently restored to working condition by Duke student Jeffrey Wubbenhorst (Class of 2019). (Photo Credis: Eren Gumrukcuoglu)