Listen: Nieuw Amsterdams Piel at Le Poisson Rouge

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Monday, November 09, 2015

Nieuw Amsterdams Peil (Courtesy of the artist)

Dutch ensemble Nieuw Amsterdams Peil presented five premieres at Le Poisson Rouge on Oct. 19 as part of the 2015 SONiC Festival.

The program includes music of Dutch composers Joey Roukens, Reza Namavar as well as Edmund Finnis (England), Molly Joyce (USA) and Carl Schimmel (USA).

Niew Amsterdams Peil was founded by violinist Heleen Hulst and pianist Gerard Bouwhuis in 2005. The ensemble focuses on performances of 20th and 21st Century works and has collaborated with Louis Andriessen, Guus Janssen and Pavel Haas, among many others.

Joey Roukens - Shadows and Bells

Molly Joyce - Amplify

Edmund Finnis - In Three Parts

Reza Namavar - In de Magmakamer

Carl Schimmel - An Illustrated Ontogeny of the Flower Snark

This performance was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jeremy Kinney.

The American Composers Orchestra’s inaugural SONiC Festival, presented in 2011, was hailed as "a brilliant and unpretentious showcase for music in the new millennium" (The Guardian). The second edition returned in 2015 with over 20 world premieres, and music from over 80 composers age 40 and under at venues across New York City. Q2 Music is the digital media partner of the SONiC Festival, and all concerts will be available for on-demand streaming at

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