Concerts

Upcoming Concerts: 2020-21 Season

When we founded [Switch~] in 2012 as an ensemble that looked toward the future—integrating technology and live performances—we never expected we would find ourselves in the middle of a pandemic and a quarantine. But using technology to bring vivid, compelling performances to life is part of [Switch~]'s DNA, and we're excited to use this expertise to get composers and performers back to doing what they do best: bringing new works to life, just for you.

We're raising money for our 2020-21 season today, and hope you'll consider supporting our work. Click here to read more about our season and donate.

The [Switch~ Ensemble] presents: Telematic

In Fall 2020, our performances will be remote and livestreamed, developed collaboratively and telematically.

We're designing new works specifically for this situation, using software tools to help musicians play together across physical distances. We've commissioned a new work by Zachary James Watkins and are collaboratively developing works among the players in the ensemble. [Switch~] will present 2 telematic performances in the first half of our season. Plus, we'll be presenting fully remote and telematic performances as part of teaching residencies at Mahidol University, University of Missouri, and UT Austin.

[Switch~]: Live in 2021

We're optimistic we can get back to playing in 2021, and have a long list of extraordinary commissions and premieres to share with you, including Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti's hānau ka ua, Katharina Rosenberger's Up Close, and new works by Kelley Sheehan and Anna-Louise Walton. Your support goes directly to artist fees and composer commissions.

Recent Concerts


April 15, 2020

Cambridge, MA

An evening of music from composers Fernanda Aoki Navarro, Chaya Czernowin, and Bongani Ndodana-Breen.

Harvard University
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Knafel Center
10 Garden St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Fernanda Aoki Navarro
New Work
Bongani Ndodana-Breen
New Work
Chaya Czernowin
Adiantum Capillus-Veneris III



March 21, 2020

New York, NY

NYC premiere of Up-Close by Katharina Rosenberger alongside works by Thorpe Buchanan, Mettens, and Cathy van Eck.

DiMenna Center for Classical Music
DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 W 37th St.
New York, NY 10018

Katharina Rosenberger
Up-Close
Jason Thorpe Buchanan
soliloquios del viento
Clay Mettens
Into the empty sky
Cathy van Eck
Wings
Dieter Ammann
CUTE

This project made possible by the kind support of New Music USA, Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council, and the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung.




March 18, 2020

Rochester, NY

Ensemble-in-residence for the Eastman Audio Research Studio.

Eastman School of Music
Eastman School of Music
26 Gibbs St.
Rochester, NY 14604

Katharina Rosenberger
Up-Close
Jason Thorpe Buchanan
soliloquios del viento
Clay Mettens
Into the empty sky

This project made possible by the kind support of New Music USA, Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council, and the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung.




February 17, 2020

Coral Gables, FL

Ensemble-in-residence for the Frost School of Music.

Frost School of Music, University of Miami
Frost School of Music, University of Miami
1314 Miller Dr
Coral Gables, FL 33146

George Lewis
Emergent (2014)
Charles Norman Mason
new work (2020)
Dorothy Hindman
new work (2020)
Lansing D McLoskey
new work (2020)
Donald Scott Stinson
new work (2020)
Shawn Crouch
new work (2020)
Juraj Kojs
new work (2020)



December 05, 2019

San Diego, CA

Workshop premiere of Up-Close with support from Guggenheim and New Music USA.

University of California, San Diego
Experimental Theatre
Russell Lane at Gilman Drive
San Diego, CA 92037

Katharina Rosenberger
Up-Close
Ashley Fure
Therefore I Was
Anna Louise-Walton
Uttered
Katharina Rosenberger
surge



October 05, 2019

Cambridge, MA

Ensemble-in-residence for the Harvard Group for New Music at Harvard University.

Harvard Group for New Music Residency
Harvard University, Paine Hall
3 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

James Bean
Dyad Study (2019)
Julio Zúñiga
stars from the earth stars from the stars (2019)
Lauren Marshall
Blue-Eyed Lover (2019)
Zeynep Toraman
new work (2019)
Caleb Fried
walk over; hot coals (2019)



March 28, 2019

Rochester, NY

Ensemble-in-residence for the Eastman Audio Research Studio.

Eastman School of Music
Image/Sound Festival
26 Gibbs Street
Rochester, NY 14604

Dai Fujikura
Fluid Calligraphy
Natacha Diels
filament
Reilly Spitzfaden
end of
Kitty Xiao
A city's pounding heart
Igor C Silva
Smart-alienation



February 28, 2019

Brooklyn, NY

New commissions from Esaias Järnegard and Adrien Trybucki

Areté Venue & Gallery
67 West Street No. 103
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Sivan Eldar
Tarr
Esaias Järnegard
Songs for Antonin
Timothy McCormack
karst survey
Adrien Trybucki
Infinite Extension



September 14, 2018

Brooklyn, NY


Spectral Fridays
Spectrum NYC
70 Flushing Ave, Garage A
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Katherine Balch
Music about Glowworms I. Thread Unfurled
Clara Iannotta
dead wasps in the jam-jar (i)
Timothy McCormack
DRIFT MATTER
Chaya Czernowin
Ina
Piyawat Louilarpprasert
silhouette



March 06, 2018

Buffalo, NY


Buffalo State University
Louis P Ciminelli Recital Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14222

Matt Sargent
Unwound Path (2018)
Tomas Henriques
Silence (1986/rev.2015)
D. Edward Davis
broad call (2016)
Victoria Cheah
we drank wine from the bottle on a rooftop next to god. (2017)
Tomas Henriques
Circle (2000)



March 02, 2018

Ithaca, NY


Cornell University, Barnes Hall Auditorium
129 Ho Plaza Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri
Duo for motors and sound panels (2016)
Kevin Ernste
Almatira
Sergio Cote
La Sed Es Tierra (2017)
Matt Sargent
Unwound Path (2018)
Jihyun Kim
Once Upon a Time... (2018)



March 01, 2018

Ithaca, NY


Cornell University, Barnes Hall Auditorium
129 Ho Plaza Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

Piyawat Louilarpprasert
silhouette (2018)
Daniel Reza Sabzghabaei
At any rate (2018)
Barry Sharp
Recitations (2018)
Tonia Ko
Tribute | Axis II (2017)
Roberto Sierra
Tres Montunos



February 25, 2018

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY


Bard College Blum Hall
30 Campus Rd
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504

Matt Sargent
Unwound Path (2018)
Tonia Ko
Tribute | Axis II (2017)
D. Edward Davis
broad call (2016)
Alican Çamcı
landscape with inscription (2017)
Morton Feldman
Intersection 4 (1952)



February 24, 2018

Woodstock, NY


WAAM - Woodstock Artists Association & Museum
28 Tinker St
Woodstock, NY 12498

Matt Sargent
Tide
Henry Birdsey
scaffold cane (2018)
Clara Allison
Quartet for a lonely performer (2018)
Telo Hoy
Borderline (2018)
Matt Sargent
Second Illumination



December 13, 2017

San Francisco, CA


San Francisco Center for New Music
55 Taylor St.
San Francisco, CA 94102

Fausto Romitell
Domeniche alla periferia dell'impero
Tonia Ko
Tribute | Axis II
Santiago Diez Fischer
Loop's Definition
Elvira Garifzyanova
Aurora Borealis
Sivan Eldar
Tarr
Victor Ibarra
Química del agua



December 12, 2017

Berkeley, CA


UC Berkeley Music Department
Hertz Concert Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720

Fausto Romitelli
Domeniche alla periferia dell'impero
Tonia Ko
Tribute | Axis II
Josh Levine
Sixty cycles
Max Murray
Ad Marginem des Versuchs
Sivan Eldar
Tarr
Víctor Ibarra
Química del agua



May 14, 2017

Chicago, IL


Elastic Arts Chicago
3429 W Diversey Ave #208
Chicago, IL 60647

Pierce Gradone
Net(work)
Katherine Young
The Life You Save May Be Your Own
Will Myers
Aquinnah
Joungbum
pa-an
Elvira Garifzyanova
Aurora Borealis



May 12, 2017

Chicago, IL


Mana Contemporary Chicago
2233 S Throop St
Chicago, IL 60608

Alican Camci
landscape, with inscription
Max Murray
ad marginem des versuchs
Tim Page
New Work
Reiny Rolock
Trio #4
Anna Walton
Jökulsárlón



April 26, 2017

Richmond, VA


University of Richmond
North Court
Perkinson Recital Hall
28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173

Alex Mincek
Pendulum III
Jonathan Harvey
Tombeau de Messiaen
Christopher Chandler
in shadow, in shade
Jason Thorpe Buchanan
Second Study for Alto Saxophone, Video, and Electronics: pulp
Eric Wubbels
this is this is this is



December 16, 2016

Oakland, CA


Vernon Salon Series
Oakland, CA 94610

Ben Isaacs
allone
Chris Chandler
in shadow, in shade
Max Murray
Ad Marginem des Versuchs
Matt Sargent
soft song
Anthony Pateras
Broken Then Fixed Then Broken



December 14, 2016

San Francisco, CA


Center for New Music
55 Taylor St
San Francisco, CA 94102

Anthony Pateras
Broken Then Fixed Then Broken
Matt Sargent
Tide
​Lisa Streich
Asche
Chris Chandler
in shadow, in shade
Max Murray
Ad Marginem des Versuchs
Ben Isaacs
allone



September 25, 2016

Kent, OH


Vanguard New Music Guest Artist Series
Kent State University
Center for the Performing Arts
Ludwig Recital Hall
1325 Theatre Dr
Kent, OH 44243

Alex Mincek
Pendulum III
Jonathan Harvey
Tombeau de Messiaen
Jason Thorpe Buchanan
Second Study for Alto Saxophone, Video, and Electronics: pulp
Eric Wubbels
this is this is this is



July 13, 2016

València, Spain


VIPA Residency
Auditorio del Conservatorio Superior "Joaquín Rodrigo"
Carrer de Ricardo Muñoz Suay
València, Spain

Rand Steiger
Light on Water
Tyler Gilmore
From overhead the sweetness drives it crazy.
Stefano Gervasoni
Phanes II
Theocharis Papatrechas
Pictorial Fields: Traces in 1A
James Bean
givenName
Igor Santos
lamento
Timothy McCormack
karst survey



July 09, 2016

València, Spain


VIPA Residency
Auditorio del Conservatorio Superior "Joaquín Rodrigo"
Carrer de Ricardo Muñoz Suay
València, Spain

Anna Walton
Jökulsárlón
Rand Steiger
Cyclone
Jeremy Corren
fragile thread, suspended; unquiet surface
Matthew Arrellin
Vertigo
NamHoon Kim
Komorebi
Baldwin Giang
I want you to be
Samuel Gillies
Apologies, I Am Here Now



May 22, 2016

Long Island City, NY


Queens New Music Festival
Secret Theatre
4402 23rd St.
Long Island City, NY 11101

Chris Chandler
Smoke and Mirrors
Lisa Streich
Asche
Clay Mettens
He Dreams a Mother
Santiago Diez-Fischer
Loop's Definition
Anthony Vine
Things Fall Apart
Alexander Schubert
Star Me Kitten



July 13, 2015

Strasbourg, FR


World Saxophone Congress
Strasbourg, FR

Jason Thorpe Buchanan
Second Study for Alto Saxophone, Video, and Electronics: pulp



May 15, 2015

New York City, NY


MATA Interval 8 Series
DiMenna Center
Benzaquen Hall
450 West 37th St
New York City, NY 10018

Zach Sheets
Seer
Stylianos Dimou
[Hiss] structure . . .from {with[in} - g]
Stefan Prins
Flesh+Prosthesis #1
Wojtek Blecharz
Transcryptum: K'an for steel drum and ca. 130 sticks
Wojtek Blecharz
Transcryptum: The map of tenderness for cello solo
Jason Thorpe Buchanan
HUNGER (Part III)



October 27, 2014

Rochester, NY


Eastman Computer Music Center Concert
Eastman School of Music
Eastman East Wing
Hatch Recital Hall
433 East Main St
Rochester, NY

Rand Steiger
A Menacing Plume
Henk Badings
Capriccio
Jonathan Harvey
Tombeau de Messiaen



June 02, 2014

New York City, NY


New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival
Abrons Art Center
466 Grand St
New York City, NY 10002

Christopher Chandler
Smoke and Mirrors
Jason Thorpe Buchanan
Asymptotic Flux: First Study in Entropy



May 21, 2014

Buffalo, NY


Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
341 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14202

Panayiotis Kokoras
Morphallaxis
Konstantina Orlandatou
Constant Flowing
Fausto Romitelli
Domenica alla periferia dell'impero
Zach Sheets
Seer
Bruno Maderna
Piece pour Ivry
Christopher Chandler
Smoke and Mirrors



April 13, 2014

Rochester, NY


Eastman Computer Music Center Concert
Eastman School of Music
Miller Center
Sproull Atrium
26 Gibbs St.
Rochester, NY 14604

Bryan Jacobs
TsTs
Panayiotis Kokoras
Morphallaxis
Clay Mettens
Labyrinth Meditations
Zach Sheets
Seer



December 02, 2013

Rochester, NY


Ossia New Music Concert
Eastman School of Music
Kilbourn Hall
26 Gibbs St
Rochester, NY 14604

Karlheinz Stockhausen
Mikrophonie I



November 20, 2013

Rochester, NY


Eastman Computer Music Center Concert
Eastman School of Music
Eastman East Wind
Hatch Recital Hall
433 East Main St
Rochester, NY 14604

Christopher Chandler
Smoke and Mirrors
Philippe Leroux
Voi(rex)



March 29, 2013

Rochester, NY


Ossia New Music Concert
Eastman School of Music
Kilbourn Hall
26 Gibbs St.
Rochester, NY 14604

Magnus Lindberg
UR



November 12, 2012

Rochester, NY


Eastman Computer Music Center Concert
Eastman School of Music
Eastman East Wing
Hatch Recital Hall
433 East Main St
Rochester, NY 14604

Fausto Romitelli
Amok Koma
Jason Thorpe Buchanan
Asymptotic Flux: First Study in Entropy
Sascha Lino Lemke
Liebes-Lied



October 04, 2012

Rochester, NY


Ossia New Music Concert
Eastman School of Music
Eastman East Wing
East Wing 415
433 East Main St
Rochester, NY 14604

Fausto Romitelli
Amok Koma (2001)
Jason Thorpe Buchanan
Asymptotic Flux: First Study in Entropy