S.E.M. Ensemble


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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:

Two in one

On Saturday, April 3rd, SEM's annual Emerging Composers Workshop concluded in a public concert. We were so lucky to be able to host a small audience indoors at our Willow Place Auditorium (following all newly released guidelines for indoor performances). As well as our 5 emerging composers (Karl Kim, Ian Davis, Hannah Selin, Griffin Brown and Jordan Dykstra), the concert also featured music by Henry Threadgill, Lucie Vítková, James Ilgenfritz and Henry Threadgill. Here are some photos from the afternoon.


S.E.M. Ensemble

Petr Kotik, director
Thomas Buckner, baritone

Karl Kim K K C K K G K (2020) (World Premiere)

Lucie Vítková Aging V (2016)

Henry Threadgill The Arab Apocalypse / The Links (1999)

Ian Davis 3 Canons (2018)

James Ilgenfritz I Saw Love (2021) (World Premiere)

Hannah Selin Pieces of Place I: Chesapeake (2021) (World Premiere)

Lucie Vítková Jadro (2021) (World Premiere)

Griffin Brown Un oltre (parte) (2020) (World Premiere)

Jordan Dykstra Three Lines & One Chevron (Another Algorithm for Unification) (2016) (World Premiere)

Petr Kotik No Agency (2020)

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.