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OCTET
Ensemble

Contact
William Susman


Address
121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY, 10002
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

04.14.2014

Naxos releases OCTET ensemble's album debut Scatter My Ashes on belarca records June 10 featuring soprano Mellissa Hughes and pianist Elaine Kwon.

11.08.2013

We'll be completing the mix of our first CD at Kilgore Sound in the next coming months and releasing it on Belarca Records. Excited to be working with John Kilgore who has recorded and mixed so many great ensembles and composers!

10.13.2012

At CMA last year, Kevin Powell, OCTET operations manager, met with representatives from Naxos of America to distribute our albums. We are excited about our new relationship with this leading record company. Read the Naxos press release.