BEIJING NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE
The Beijing New Music Ensemble is the only independent musical ensemble dedicated to new music in China. Since 2005 the ensemble has been “presenting chamber music in a revolutionary way” (Macao Daily). A young, vibrant group of diverse backgrounds, the ensemble has performed across greater China and in South Korea, in concert halls, bars, universities, and art spaces, and was featured on BBC Radio Three in the summer of 2008. Often collaborating with musicians of traditional Chinese backgrounds, BNME has created a grassroots forum for contemporary music in Beijing and, in three years, has presented over three dozen China premières to growing audiences. This is the début CD of the ensemble.
Back row from left to right: Gao Can, Michelle Yip.
Front row from left to right: Zhu Mu, Keith Lipson, Nikola Atanasov, Eli Marshall
Photo courtesy of Kendra Fehr