Founded in 2009 and overseen by critically acclaimed composer Danielle Eva Schwob and percussionist Frank Tyl, SYZYGY NEW MUSIC is an award-winning ensemble and concert series dedicated to presenting innovative work by living composers. Operating primarily within the contemporary concert music scene but with a penchant for programming cross-genre work, SYZYGY consists of a flexible roster of New York City’s top young instrumentalists and composers. The group aspires to create opportunities for contemporary musicians, many of whom are emerging artists, while delivering progres- sive and relevant programming.
SYZYGY has been described as “astronomical” (Tribeca Film Festival), “impressive [and] solid” (Sequenza21), “exciting and dynamic” (Encore Music Forum) “interesting and beautiful” (Classical Music Is Dead), “truly terrific” (WRIU 90.3FM) and “imagi- native, mind-blowing and progressive” (Unveiled Arts). It has also been noted for its “business savvy” and ability to “attract an impressively large audience” (Sequenza21). To date the group has received honors/support from the American Composers Fo- rum, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music and Con Edison/Exploring the Metropolis and has also participated as a finalist at the Make Music Winter Panel at Philip Glass’s MATA Festival. The ensemble has performed at venues including Le Poisson Rouge, Galapagos Art Space, Roulette, RedBull Space, Chambers Fine Art, the Nabi Gallery, The Flea Theater and the Juilliard School in conjunction with companies including RedBull, Ableton Live and Novation. The group has also received airplay on numerous radio stations and has both performed and been interviewed extensively on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network’s Minding Your Business. To date SYZYGY has collaborated with numerous acclaimed artists and has presented over a dozen world premiere commissions.