History


In its twelve years of virtuosic performances and daring programming, the composer/performer collective counter)induction has established itself as a force of excellence in contemporary music. Hailed by The New York Times for its “fiery ensemble virtuosity” and for its “first-rate performances” by The Washington Post, c)i has given critically-acclaimed performances at Miller Theatre, Merkin Concert Hall, and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society.

counter)induction is the winner of an ASCAP/Chamber Music America Award for Adventurous Programming and has headlined numerous festivals, including the Music at the Anthology Festival, Boston Conservatory New Music Week, the Columbia Music Scholarship Conference, and most recently the 2010 Conference of the International Consortium for Auditory Display.

Since emerging in 1998 from a series of collaborations between composers at at the University of Pennsylvania and performers at the Juilliard School, counter)induction has premiered numerous pieces by both established and younger emerging American composers; including Eric Moe, Suzanne Sorkin, Ursula Mamlok, and Lee Hyla.   c)i has also widely promoted the music of international composers not often heard in America, including Jukka Tiensuu, Bernhard Gander, Gilbert Amy, Dai Fujikura and Vinko Globokar.

From Beijing to Boston, from Yale University to Rochester’s Strong Museum of Play, counter)induction inspires audiences of every age and background. With over a decade of teaching experience, ensemble members have led many interactive programs ranging from kindergarten classes that explore the world of sound to workshops with emerging composers from the University of Pennsylvania, Boston Conservatory, and George Washington University.

“Ordnung is heutzutage meistens dort, wo nichts ist. Es ist eine Mangelersheinung. ”
--Bertolt Brecht