Mission Statement



counter)induction seeks to celebrate the diversity of contemporary composition through exceptional performances and to expand the audiences for new music through outreach programs and academic residencies. To fulfill these goals, c)i actively pursues the following four courses of action:

concerts and recordings

The presentation of concerts and recordings of the highest caliber, programmed with a diverse range of contemporary music from around the world.

composition and commissions

Commissioning and premiering new works by c)i’s two composer-members as well as a wide range of established and emerging composers.

education and outreach

The expansion of new-music audiences through outreach programs, especially those involving experiential listening, and the development of programs for music students at the university or secondary school level.

collaboration and interdisciplinary projects

Collaboration with musicians and artists working in other genres, including new technologies such as web-casting and multi-media performances.

“The introduction of a new kind of music must be shunned as imperiling the whole state, for styles of music are never disturbed without affecting the most important political institutions. ... The new style, gradually gaining a lodgment, quietly insinuates itself into manners and customs, and from it ... goes on to attack laws and constitutions, displaying the utmost impudence, until it ends by overturning everything.”
--Plato, "The Republic"