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RANE  MOORE (clarinet)


Hailed by the Boston Phoenix as "phenomenal," clarinetist Rane Moore

performs regularly at home and abroad. An enthusiastic interpreter of

contemporary repertoire, she has given numerous premieres of new works

and appeared with groups such as the Firebird Ensemble, Harvard Group

for New Music, Raduis Ensemble, Ludovico Ensemble, and the Talea

Ensemble. Her recent performance with Boston Musica Viva

was called a "tour-de-force" by the Boston Globe. She has worked with

a wide range of composers including Helmut Lachenmann, Alvin Lucier,

Christian Wolff, Fredrick Rzewski, Lee Hyla, Steve Reich and Brian Ferneyhough.

Ms. Moore has been featured as a guest artist at the Royal College of

Music and Drama in Wales and has worked closely with Pierre Boulez at

the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland. Other festival appearances

include Nevada Encounters of New Music (NEON), Festival

Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo in Leon, Mexico, La Ciudad de las

Ideas in Puebla, Mexico, and Festival Internacional de Música Clásica

Contemporánea de Lima. As an orchestral musician she has performed

with the Owensboro Symphony in Kentucky, the Columbus, Indiana

Philharmonic, and the New England Philharmonic. She has

recorded for Gravina Música and Mode records. Ms. Moore holds degrees

from Indiana

University, the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, and the University of

California at Berkeley.

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An advocate of contemporary music, Alex Lipowski has performed in ensembles such as the Argento Ensemble, Second Instrumental Unit, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Wet Ink Ensemble, is the Executive Director of the Talea Ensemble, and the newest member of the Timetable Percussion Trio. He has been seen on concert stages throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia. As a soloist and chamber musician he has collaborated with composers including Pierre Boulez, Helmut Lachenmann, Georg Friedrich Haas, and John Zorn to name a few.  After performances at Harvard University, New Music Connoisseur labeled him, '...remarkably demonstrative and pleasing.' Other recent collaborations include working with the Columbia Composers Ensemble and the Latin American composers group, altaVoz. While on tour with the East Coast Composers Ensemble in 2007, Lipowski presented guest lectures at the University of Virginia Commonwealth, Denver State College, and UNICAMP, São Paulo, Brazil. In the past, Lipowski has served as the director of the Juilliard Pierrot Ensemble and Duo Maintenant with whom he commissioned works extensively for french horn and percussion. In 2006, he was featured with the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble on NPR's Performance Today. During the summer of 2007 he toured with Pierre Boulez through Europe and then to Japan performing Boulez's work, sur Incises. During the same summer he served as Artist-Faculty at the Great Mountains Music Festival in South Korea. He has recorded works on Gravina Musica, Naxos, and the Living Artists Label.


a first prize winner of the 2008 Naumburg International Cello Award, is one of today’s most promising young cellists. At 24, he has already captured first prizes in the Irving M. Klein and Washington International String Competitions and has garnered a top prize at the Gaspar Cassadó International Violoncello Competition in Hachioji, Japan, where he also earned the prize for the best performances of works by Cassadó.

Actively involved in contemporary music, Mr. Requiro has collaborated with composers Krzysztof Penderecki and Bright Sheng, as well as having given the Aspen Music Festival premiere of Tan Dun’s concerto, Elegy: Snow in June. In February, he will be finishing the complete cycle of Beethoven’s Sonatas for Cello and Piano at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Requiro recently completed his Master of Music degree at the University of Michigan under the tutelage of Richard Aaron. He received his Bachelor of Music degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music. A native of Oakland, California, he began cello studies at age six and his teachers included Dina Weinschelbaum, Milly Rosner, Bonnie Hampton, and Mark Churchill. He has also worked closely with Michel Strauss.


Anthony Cheung (b. 1982, San Francisco) is a composer and pianist living in New York and Boston. He is Artistic Director and pianist for the Talea Ensemble, and currently in residence at Harvard University's Society of Fellows. He began musical studies at a very young age, and an early exposure to 20th century concert music and jazz, as well as study of the traditional repertoire, led to a serious interest in composition. He received his BA in Music and History from Harvard, then went on to pursue doctoral studies in composition at Columbia University, where he has taught as well. His principal teachers have been Tristan Murail and Bernard Rands for composition and Robert Levin and Paul Hersh for piano. Anthony has received fellowships to attend the Tanglewood, Aspen, Acanthes, and Fontainebleau festivals, where he worked with many leading composers. His music has been played internationally by ensembles such as Ensemble Modern, Nouvel Ensemble Modern, ICE, the French National Orchestras of Lille and Lorraine, eighth blackbird, and the Minnesota Orchestra. Honors include first prize at the 6th International Dutilleux Competition, the Charles Ives Fellowship and Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and several ASCAP awards. His musical interests include notational aesthetics, jazz improvisation and transcription, timbral/microtonal harmony and tuning systems, rhythmic polyphony, and poetic/syntactic analogies. For more information, please visit


(born 1 May 1949, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England) is an English experimental music composer and performer, principally on reeds and keyboards. He is best known as one of the core members of the British avant-garde rock group Henry Cow, which he formed with Fred Frith and Chris Cutler  in 1968. 
Tim Hodgkinson graduated in social anthropology at Cambridge University in 1971 but chose to pursue a musical career instead. His interest in anthropology, however, remained and he drew on it later during a series of study trips to Siberia.
In 1980 Hodgkinson formed The Work, a post-punk band with guitarist-composer Bill Gilonis, bassist Mick Hobbs and drummer Rick Wilson..which whom he peformed at a Rock in Opposition festival in Bonn and  in Japan.  
In 1990 Hodgkinson and Ken Hyder, toured Siberia. This was the first of many study trips they made to Siberia to make contact with local musicians and ritual specialists. It was during this time that they met shamanic musician Gendos Chamzyryn from Tuva and as a trio, they toured Altay villages in the summer of 1998. 
As an improviser, Tim Hodgkinson performed with many musicians over the years, including Lol Coxhill, Fred Frith, Chris Cutler, Tom Cora, Lindsay Cooper, John Zorn, Evan Parker, Catherine Jauniaux and Charles Hayward. In December 2006, Cutler, Frith and Hodgkinson performed together at The Stone in New York City, their first concert performance since Henry Cow's demise in 1978. 
He is a permanent member of HYPERION Ensemble.
He has written a book on the anthropology of music and contributed to periodicals such as Contemporary Music Review, Musicworks, Musica/Realta, and Resonance on music and technology, ethnomusicology, improvisation and other topics.

TIM HODGKINSON ( clarinet, bass clarinet, steel guitar)

GUSTAVO AGUILAR (percussion)


Flutist Alice Teyssier specializes in the avant-garde repertoire, and is constantly seeking out and performing new compositions.  She has performed in venues such as Miller Theatre (NYC), the Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), Symphony Space (NYC), Studio Z (St. Paul), Merkin Hall (NYC), and the Cleveland Museum of Art, as well as on concert stages in Europe, Asia, and Latin America.  She has participated in the International Ensemble Modern Akademie in Schwaz (Austria), the Ensemble Akademie in Freiburg (Germany), the Centre Acanthes 2006 and 2008 in Metz (France), the Mozarteum summer courses in Salzburg, and the summer institute with the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra in Toronto (Canada.)  This summer she attended the Yale Summer School’s Norfolk New Music Workshop.  As a soloist and chamber musician she has given premieres of works by Jason Eckardt, Georges Aperghis, Lewis Nielson, Nicholas Deyoe, Mario Diaz de Leon, Alexander Sigman and many others.  She is co-founder of the contemporary music ensemble Echoi.  Also a professional singer, she performed the leading role in the American première of Olga Neuwirth’s opera 'Lost Highway' in New York.  This season, Alice's concert engagements include performances on the Kreuzgangkonzerte Series in Freiburg (Germany), the Monday Evening Concert Series in Los Angeles, and the International Concert Series in Panamá City (Panamá), among others.  Alice earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory, where she studied under Michel Debost, and completed a post-graduate specialization diploma at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg in France with Mario Caroli.

Violinist JOSHUA MODNEY has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and ensemble member throughout the United States and Europe.  He has appeared at venues in New York City including Zankel Hall and Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall and Rose Studio at Lincoln Center, The Kitchen, Merkin Hall, The Stone, Le Poisson Rouge, Tenri Cultural Institute, and Roulette.  In a recent performance of Alban Berg's Kammerkonzert for violin, piano, and wind ensemble, the New York Times lauded,  “Joshua Modney, the violin soloist, was superb.” Mr. Modney was a fellow at the 2009 Lucerne Festival Academy under the direction of Pierre Boulez in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Mr. Modney has been featured as soloist on numerous occasions, performing repertoire by Berg, Mozart, Zappa, Lou Harrison, Daugherty, Pärt, and Schnittke.  An impassioned performer of new music, Mr. Modney has had many compositions dedicated to him, including several works for unaccompanied violin, and a concerto by Robert Pierzak, doppiero… twoja wiara dziwna, for violin and 21 strings (premiered 2007).  Mr. Modney is committed to presenting performances that make the music of our time enlightening for all concertgoers.   

Mr. Modney performs with Wet Ink Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, MIVOS quartet, ai ensemble, Columbia Composers, Signal Ensemble, and the NYC-based trio You Can Just Park Right Here.   He was a member of the first class to graduate from the Masters Degree in Contemporary Violin Performance at Manhattan School of Music, a program which is unique in the United States.  He studied at MSM under Curtis Macomber.  Mr. Modney holds a Bachelors Degree in Violin Performance from Ithaca College, where he studied with Susan Waterbury.




obtained numerous prices and played in prestigeous orchestras as the Chamber orchestra Camerata of Bucharest, the Orchestre de l’Opéra du Rhin and the ONPL (National orchestra of the Loire County).  Faithful and promoter of the Chamber music, which he defends  as a member of string quartet, duet, trio,he dedicates his efforts equally  to classical music as well as contemporary one. Among the Founders of the Hyperion Ensemble,Vasile Comsa signed along the years many world premières of avant-garde, experimental music by  Dumitrescu , Avram and other innovating composers from Romania and abroad. Many works for solo cello have been dedicated to Vasile Comsa by the composers he  encouraged to write for him.