S.E.M. Ensemble


Upcoming Performances

SEM will perform Miya Masaoka's "States of Being, States of Becoming" on March 13th at The Armory. Tickets here.

Petr Kotik will perform his 1971 piece "There is Singularly Nothing" at a fundraiser for the Neo-Pastiche Festival on March 20th. RSVP here.

Petr Kotik will conduct the Art Ensemble of Chicago on March 24th at the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville. Info here.

SEM will perform at the Neo-Pastiche Festival in Asheville, NC in April. Info here!

Contact Us

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

Phone: (718) 488-7659

Contact Dexter Dine, Managing Director at:

New York to Ostrava: Influences & Initiatives

20 Years of Ostrava Days

with music by

Lucier, Vítková, Brown, Wolff, Heflin, Kotík

May 28, 2019

- at -

Bohemian National Hall

321 E 73rd St, NYC


6pm: Screening (RSVP Here – limited seating)

8pm: Concert

The Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble

Petr Kotik, Conductor


Christian Wolff - Trust

Alvin Lucier - Navigations for Strings

Lucie Vitkova* - Nine

Petr Kotik - Nine+1

Anne Heflin* - Included/Excluded

Earle Brown - Available Forms I

*Student-Residents of Ostrava Days

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

Ostrava Days 2019: August 12-31

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.

SEM's concert at Paula Cooper Gallery was mentioned in the New Yorker, check it out here.

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