S.E.M. Ensemble


Upcoming Performances

SEM's annual holiday show at Paula Cooper Gallery will take place on December 18th. More info TBA soon.

There will be a free preview concert on December 16th at the Willow Place Auditorium in Brooklyn.

Contact Us

S.E.M. Ensemble, Inc.
25 Columbia Place
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: (718) 488-7659

Contact Dexter Dine, Managing Director at:

Petr Kotik conducted the Ostrava New Orchestra at the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague on November 5th.


Ostrava New Orchestra / ONO

William Lang, trombone

Holger Falk, baritone

Tamás Schlanger, percussion

Petr Kotík, conductor


Ata – for orchestra (1987)                                                                                                     

Commissioned by SWR Baden-Baden orchestra and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisboa). Dedicated to Josef Häusler and Luis Pereira Leal.

Premiere: May 3, 1988 in Donaueschingen with Michael Gielen (conductor).


Troorkh – from trombone and orchestra (1991)                        

Commissioned by Music Department of Swedish Radio and Swedish Concert Institute. Dedicated to Christian Lindberg.

Premiere: March 26, 1993 in Stockholm with Christian Lindberg (trombone) and Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor).


Aïs (aïdos) – double concert for amplified baritone, percussion and large orchestra (1980) 

Commissioned by Bavarian Radio in Munich.

Premiere: February 13, 1981 in Munich with Spyros Sakkas (baritone), Sylvio Gualda (percussion) and Michel Tabachnik (conductor).

S.E.M. Ensemble’s 2018-19 season has been made possible with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. The season is funded in part by The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., The Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, The Amphion Foundation, The Low Road Foundation, Sheldon Berlow, Virginia Dwan, Martina Forman, Philip Foster, Allegra Fuller Snyder, Beth Greenberg and Jim Wright, Julian Lethbridge, and Rotraut Moquay-Klein. Special thanks to Paula Cooper, Jasper Johns, Werner Kramarsky, and Brooklyn District 33 Councilman Stephen T. Levin.


Recent News

Petr Kotik conducted "Essential Xenakis" at DOX+ in Prague on November 5th.

Photos of SEM's concert at Bohemian National Hall on May 28th can be viewed here.

SEM's concert at Bohemian National Hall was mentioned in the New Yorker, check it out here.

Charles Curtis and the S.E.M. Ensemble's performance of Alvin Lucier's "Orpheus Variations" is out now on Important Records. Read Exclaim's review here.

Photos of SEM's concert at Paula Cooper Gallery on December 19th can be viewed here.