Background Noise: An Interview With Composer Jonathan Newman

GNE reprised its performance of composer Jonathan Newman’s These Inflected Tentacles, which is based on the observations of Charles Darwin as noted in his book Insectivorous Plants, in which , as Newman says, “he documents the discovery, dissection, and...

Background Noise: Megan Ihnen On Singing New Music

While preparing for Great Noise Ensemble’s October 19th concert Irreverence, we asked mezzo-soprano Megan Ihnen about her experience with new music and her methods for tackling complex musical issues. Megan is a tireless promoter of contemporary classical music for...

Background Noise: GNE's Katherine Kellert On Steve Reich

This year, we’re going to be bringing you perspectives from some of the performers you’ll be seeing on stage at Great Noise Ensemble’s concerts. Every performer has reasons to love (or hate) the music we’re performing and the process of performing it, whether it’s...

CD Composer Profile: Marc Mellits

Thanks to all of our Kickstarter donors, we’re now funded for our CD recording! We made our $12,000 goal, but if you intended to donate and haven’t yet, you can still contribute at the Kickstarter project site. We’re excited to get started setting up...

CD Composer Profile: Robert Paterson

Our third composer profile features another of our favorite artists to work with, Robert Paterson. Our CD will be featuring his piece, Looney Tunes, which is about as fun a piece of music as we’ve ever played.When you get a percussionist/rock drummer as cool as...