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OCTET
Ensemble

Ensemble Members
OCTET ensemble, vocals, sax, trumpet, trombone, bass, drums, piano, electric piano
Contact
William Susman


Address
P.O. Box 61116
Palo Alto, CA, 94306-1116
Phone
650-906-7529

Additional Info
Year Founded
2011
Repertoire
New Music
Size
Large Ensemble
Instrumentation
Mixed

OCTET is a New York-based music ensemble comprised of stellar instrumentalists performing contemporary compositions that push boundaries. OCTET is dedicated to collaborating with artists in a variety of disciplines, forging a unique, unheard and unseen intermingling of music and media in order to provide audiences an alternative music experience. Contributing to the unique sound of OCTET is its instrumentation. Essentially, it is a scaled down big band using one each from the brass section plus rhythm: saxophone, trumpet, trombone, drums, piano, electric piano, vocals, and double bass.

News

10.22.2014

Here are some excerpts from All Music:

"...the next developments in the sphere (of) minimalism"

"...state-of-the-art examples of this style world"

10.22.2014

Here are some excerpts from the Fanfare Magazine review:

"This is one of the most fun albums to come my way in a while ...constant delight …impeccably crafted... pinpoint accuracy"

10.22.2014

textura selected Scatter My Ashes as an album of the month. Here is an excerpt:

"resplendent and melodious, and easy to embrace when its fresh blend of neo-classical, jazz, and popular song-based forms sparkles so effervescently".