S.E.M. Ensemble


Upcoming Performances

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

Phone: (718) 488-7659

Contact Dexter Dine, Managing Director at:



“Letters to Olga” by Petr Kotik (1988)

For two narrators, winds and guitars

On text by Václav Havel


"Observing with Variations No. 33" by Petr Kotik (2020-2021)

For alto flute and guitar


Wednesday, May 19

WhiteBox @ El Barrio's Artspace PS109 in collaboration with 2B&2C


Thursday, May 20

Kentler International Drawing Space

(On view at Kentler: Joanne Howard’s exhibition SKID MARKS through May 30th)


Sunday, May 16

The Yard Outside the Willow Place Auditorium

S.E.M. Ensemble’s 2020-21 season has been made possible with the generous support of the New York State Council on the Arts in partnership with Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, The Amphion Foundation, The Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, The Fritz Reiner Center for Contemporary Music, The Fromm Music Foundation, The Low Road Foundation, Sheldon Berlow, Stephen J. Deutsch, Virginia Dwan, Martina Forman, Philip Foster, Allegra Fuller Snyder, Beth Greenberg and Jim Wright, Charlotta Kotik, Raymond Learsy, Julian Lethbridge, Rotraut Moquay, and Noni Pratt. Special thanks to Paula Cooper, Jasper Johns, Werner Kramarsky, and Brooklyn District 33 Councilman Stephen T. Levin.


Recent News

SEM's New Music Outdoors I concert is now available to watch on YouTube.

OCNM has published a video of SEM's performance of "Song Books I, II" by John Cage at the NODO 2018 Festival. Watch it here.

Check out the first two segments of "Unfolding the Past" on SEM's history here! More soon.

NODO 2020 took place in Ostrava from August 29th-31st. Highlights can be found here.

"The World: Ostravská banda Solos" is a new video series from OCNM, with new music posted every Wednesday. The first video, featuring a new composition by Petr Kotik is up now!

Watch our video program "SEM at 50" here.