Performers, Ensembles, Artists

We love these musicians and artists and we present concerts with them and partner with them to premiere new works by Bouman Fellows.

Rubiks Collective

Melbourne, Australia

Rubiks is one of Melbourne’s most dynamic contemporary art music ensembles, bringing together Australia’s most exciting and versatile young performers. Since debuting in 2015, the ensemble has been hailed as “a formidable contribution to Australia’s growing community of contemporary music makers” (Partial Durations) and commended for “incredibly personal, strangely spiritual and ultimately deeply touching” performances (Limelight Magazine).

Rubiks.jpg
Zafa.jpeg

ZAFA Collective

Chicago, Illinois

The Zafa Collective was formed in 2016 by co-founders Hannah Christiansen (violin) and Casey Karr (double bass). Built upon the idea that classical music should be inclusive and accessible both in terms of programming and performance, The Zafa Collective actively seeks music from outside the canon of Western art music and from a wide variety of aesthetics. Zafa has a core group of eight musicians, and regularly performs with guest artists.  This model of flexible instrumentation allows the Collective to choose their repertoire with no limitations.

Elise Hall Competition for Emerging Saxophonists

Laredo, Texas

The Elise Hall Competition for Emerging Saxophonists aims to encourage and support the professional and artistic development of young female-identifying, trans, and non-binary saxophonists. 

Elise Hall Competition.png

~Nois

Chicago, Illinois

Founded in 2016, ~Nois (pronounced “noise”) has become one of the premier ensembles in the United States by combining contemporary classical music and improvisation to connect with audiences in unique concert experiences. Described as “invigorating” (The New Yorker) and known for its “truly innovative musicianship” and “raw creativity” (Cacophony Magazine), ~Nois has been awarded top prizes at prestigious chamber music competitions including the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the M-Prize International Arts Competition.

nois3.jpeg
NCP2.jpeg

Nouveau Classical Project

New York, New York

The Nouveau Classical Project (NCP) is a New York-based contemporary classical music ensemble that is "bringing a refreshing edge to the widely conservative genre" (VICE). It began by collaborating with fashion designers for its concerts and has expanded to creating multidisciplinary performances. Its mission is to engage new audiences and show that classical music is a living, breathing art form. 

Isabelle O'Connell

New York, New York

Since her New York debut recital at Carnegie’s Weill Hall in 2002, Dublin-born pianist Isabelle O’Connell has developed an international career that has taken her across four continents. As soloist and chamber musician she has performed around the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Italy, U.K. and Ireland, to venues such as Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Chicago Cultural Center, Cleveland Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of art, the Gilmore Keyboard Festival, Belfast Festival, St David’s Hall, Cardiff and the National Concert Hall, Ireland.

Now based in New York, Isabelle is co-founder of GrandBand, New York’s new music piano sextet, described by the New York Times as: "six of the finest, busiest pianists active in New York's contemporary-classical scene”. Making their debut at the Bang on a Can Marathon in New York in 2012, they have since performed around the United States and U.K. at the Detroit Institute of the Arts, the Gilmore Piano Festival, Le Poisson Rouge, New York, the Rite of Summer Music Festival, Vale of Glamorgan Festival, Sheffield University and Cornerstone Festival, Liverpool.

Izzy O'Connell.jpeg
 
 
 
 
 
 
Real Loud KoK Dec 2019.jpg

Real Loud

New York, New York

The New York–based antiphonal chamber metal band Real Loud tackles music for mirrored electric basses, electric guitars, and drum sets that draw on influences from progressive metal and spatial music. 

Real Loud demonstrates its virtuosity not just in the powerful onslaught of grooves and rapid fire rhythmic corners but also in establishing a sheen to the ensemble sound and projecting a spatialized timbral soundscape. Real Loud truly straddles several genres, appealing to devotees of each, uncovering a throughline of artistic community.

 

Real Loud

New York, New York

The New York–based antiphonal chamber metal band Real Loud tackles music for mirrored electric basses, electric guitars, and drum sets that draw on influences from progressive metal and spatial music. 

Real Loud demonstrates its virtuosity not just in the powerful onslaught of grooves and rapid fire rhythmic corners but also in establishing a sheen to the ensemble sound and projecting a spatialized timbral soundscape. Real Loud truly straddles several genres, appealing to devotees of each, uncovering a throughline of artistic community.

Real Loud KoK Dec 2019.jpg

Xuan

Rochester, New York

Xuan is a new media artist, filmmaker, and pianist working at the intersection of music, visual art, and technology.

Her work includes experimental animation, abstract scenography, narrative documentaries, music videos, videography, interactive installations and real time audio-visual programming. With a background as a contemporary classical pianist, she actively develops innovative, cross-disciplinary projects that broaden the immersive scope of new music through technology.

www.xuanfilms.com

Xuan_.jpg
Benita.jpeg

Benita de Wit

Brooklyn, New York

Benita de Wit is an Australian director based in New York and the Associate Director for Bat Out of Hell. They specialize in new work, love weird impossible ideas and get a kick out of multidisciplinary collaborations. Benita’s work celebrates immigrants, the queer community and marginalized voices and plays with live video and other media.

Benita has worked at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Playwrights Realm, Classic Stage Company, Miller Theatre, Exquisite Corpse Company, Access Theater, Theater for the New City, Playwrights Horizons Theater School, LIU Post, Dartmouth College and Princeton University. Their immersive and multidisciplinary work has been performed at the New York Public Library, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Roulette Intermedium. Benita received their MFA in Directing from Columbia University and is an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

www.benitadewit.com