Ne(x)tworks is a collaborative ensemble of musicians creating and interpreting work that features a dynamic relationship between composition and improvisation. In performance and recordings, the group locates pathways into various types of notation systems and interfaces, striving for a meaningful dialogue with the past, present, and future of creative music.
Formed in 2002 in New York City, Ne(x)tworks first performed at legendary American composer Earle Brown’s memorial concert. After this auspicious beginning, the group chose to form around the tradition of the ‘performing composer’. It often presents full programs of works created by its members including those of Joan La Barbara, Kenji Bunch, Cornelius Dufallo, and Chris McIntyre. Ne(x)tworks’ repertoire also expands outward from its ranks to encompass the “open” scores of Brown and his New York School colleagues, work by the their European counterparts, further experiments by the composer/performers of the AACM and SoHo Scene of the 1970’s, the so-called Downtown composers of the 1980’s, and a number of like-minded contemporary colleagues. More information at www.nextworksmusic.net.
The release of Earle Brown’s CD/DVD Tracer marks Ne(x)tworks’ recorded debut.
Earle BROWN: Tracer (mode 179)