Mission

counter)induction’s mission since its inception has been straightforward: world-class performances of contemporary chamber music, without hype and without agenda other than our complete commitment to the most compelling music of our day.

With five exceptional players (Miranda Cuckson, violin; Jessica Meyer, viola; Karen Ouzounian, cello; Benjamin Fingland, clarinet; Ning Yu, piano) and three composers (Kyle Bartlett, Douglas Boyce, Ryan Streber), counter)induction focuses on programming that is provocative, insightful, and unexpected. This brings us from historically-motivated programs like “Codex,” a concert of new works imagining an alternate music history based around a rare Ars Subtilior manuscript, to “X+N,” a series-within-a-series matching c)i soloists with rare and seminal electronic music.

Mario Davidovsky described counter)induction thus:

“With stunning virtuosity, committed, generous musicality and intellectual depth, counter)induction consistently presents brilliantly the music of our time, rendering a very distinguished service to our community. With very imaginative, broad-based and challenging programming the group has gained top ranking amongst our premier contemporary music presenters.”