ÆON Ensemble is a NYC-based collective specializing in contemporary concert music. In fluctuating configurations, ÆON has premiered over 25 new works at venues as distinguished as Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, and the DiMenna Center, working intimately with notable groups and organizations including So Percussion, Kronos Quartet, the United Nations, and the Earth Institute of Columbia. Their concerts have been praised for their mindful, seamless, and above all electrifying programming. Additionally, ÆON prides itself on its collaborations and has partnered with cross-disciplinary artists, embracing visual art, technology, choreography, and even fashion in their performances. With every performance ÆON hopes to continue linking generations, audiences, and performance practices through their innovative programming. Recently, ÆON has been working in a more compact instrumentation which explores the acoustic synergy between the human voice, percussion, and string instruments. The group debuted this smaller formation to great acclaim at the 2019 Queens New Music Festival. In this quantitatively flexible configuration of 2-3 voices, 2-3 strings, and one percussionist, ÆON has had a blast experimenting with and deploying classical conventions as well as extended techniques, channeling the standards of musical drama set forth in Monteverdi Madrigals while forging a new musical language for a theatricality relevant to the modern age.
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