S.E.M. Ensemble

Looking Back & Onward: SEM in 1986 & 2018


Petr Kotik, Chris Nappi, Joe Kubera, and Ben Neill perform Kotik's "Wilsie Bridge" in Europe in 1989.

SEM: 1986 & 2018

Wednesday December 19, 8:00 pm
- at -
Paula Cooper Gallery

524 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001


Preview Concert Sunday December 16, 8:30pm

- at -
Willow Place Auditorium

26 Willow Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201


SEM performs at Paula Cooper Gallery.

S.E.M. Ensemble

Petr Kotik, Director


Petr Kotik - Wilsie Bridge (1986)

Ben Neill - Money Talk (1986)

Michael J. Schumacher - Variations (2018)

Miya Masaoka - States of Being, States of Becoming (2018)

Ben Neill - Horizonal (2015)

Petr Kotik - Now Distance (2018)


Ben Neill's "Money Talk" at Paula Cooper Gallery, 1987.

The S.E.M Ensemble's annual concert at Paula Cooper Gallery will begin this year by looking at the close collaboration between Petr Kotik and Ben Neill in the 1980's. Both Kotik's "Wilsie Bridge," and Neill's "Money Talk" were staples of SEMs repertoire during that time. Next to these 80's compositions, SEM will present a series of current works by Kotik, Neill, Miya Masaoka, and Michael J. Schumacher.

Please note:
Paula Cooper Gallery has moved from 21st Street to 524 W 26th St. The new space has limited seating. Please get your tickets in advance!


Petr Kotik conducts a recent performance at Paula Cooper Gallery.

Fall Schedule


José Pietri-Coimbre, Christina Kay, Nicholas Hay and Steven Wilson perform Petr Kotik's Master-Pieces at Bohemian National Hall, April 28, 2018.

Opera??? Opera!!!

Friday November 2, 2018, 7:30 pm
- at -
Divadlo Komedie, Prague


Salvatore Sciarrino - Infinito Nero (1997)

Pauline Kim Haris, violin

Ostravska bandá


Julius Eastman - Macle (1972)

Petr Kotik, Tomas Cruz, Alex Dobson, Andrej Gál, voices


Petr Kotik - Master-Pieces (2014-18)

Christina Kay, soprano

Tomas Cruz, tenor

Alex Dobson, baritone

Nicholas Hay, bass

S.E.M. Ensemble/Ostravska bandá

Petr Kotik, Conductor

Pauline Kim Harris, violin

Ezster Krulik, viola

Jarmila Vávrová, oboe

Ladislav Kosderka, trumpet

Andrej Gál, cello

Tamás Schlanger, percussion


Joseph Kubera, Chris Nappi and Petr Kotik perform Morton Feldman's For Philip Guston at MaerzMusik in Berlin, March 25, 2018.

For Philip Guston

Tuesday November 7, 2018, 12 pm
- at -
DePaul University, Chicago


Morton Feldman - For Philip Guston (1984)

S.E.M. Ensemble

Petr Kotik, flutes

Joseph Kubera, keyboards

Chris Nappi, percussion