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Kravis Nightcap: TAK Ensemble

Dec 03

The contemporary classical quintet TAK Ensemble — “one of the most prominent ensembles in the United States practicing truly experimental music” (I Care If You Listen) — curates an evening of Nightcap, our cabaret-style series of music and conversation in the new Kenneth C. Griffin Sidewalk Studio. The program features a World Premiere by multi-instrumentalist, composer, and 2017 MacArthur Fellow Tyshawn Sorey.

Kravis Nightcap: TAK Ensemble


10:30 PM




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Kenneth C. Griffin Sidewalk Studio, David Geffen Hall

Additional Info

This concert will not be streamed on the Hauser Digital Wall.


Erin Gee

Mouthpiece 28

David Bird

Series Imposture

Ashkan Behzadi

Arqueros from Love, Crystal and Stone

Eric Wubbels

INSTRUMENTS from interbeing

Tyshawn Sorey

For jaimie branch (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Co-Commission with Michaelene Gorney and Edmund Trafford)


  • TAK Ensemble


    Founded on the principles of curiosity, experimentation, and communication, TAK — dedicated to commissioning new works and direct collaboration with composers and other artists — has premiered hundreds of works to date. TAK marks its tenth anniversary season in 2022–23, celebrating a decade of cultivating creative programming at the highest level. The ensemble’s performances have spanned works of theater, the creation of digital game-like environments, guided spaces for audience improvisation, collaborations with visual artists, writers, and poets, environment-specific installations, and video art. The quintet has released seven albums to critical acclaim, including the 2019 release Oor, which launched the group’s in-house media label, TAK editions. Recorded output has included collaborations with Brandon López, Ann Cleare, Natacha Diels, Mario Diaz de Leon, Tyshawn Sorey, Erin Gee, Ashkan Behzadi, and Taylor Brook. Through the TAK editions label and the TAK editions podcast, the ensemble has highlighted dozens of incredible artists working in experimental and avant-garde spaces. TAK has conducted residencies at institutions such as Harvard University, Stanford University, Columbia University, Oberlin Conservatory, The Delian Academy of New Music, Wesleyan University, University of Pittsburgh, among many others, and has collaborated with young composers at the Juilliard Music Advancement Program and the New York Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers program. They are currently the long-term visiting ensemble-in-residence at University of Pennsylvania. Upcoming projects include newly commissioned works by Jessie Cox, Natacha Diels, Elaine Mitchener, Weston Olencki, Ann Cleare, Bryan Jacobs, DM R and Joy Guidry, and Michelle Lou. This season, TAK will celebrate its ten-year anniversary with a festival on May 5 and 6, 2023, at the Clemente Theater in lower Manhattan.

    Learn more about TAK Ensemble

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