this new forest


This New Forest is inspired by ecological speculations fusing nature and machine; translating authentic and imagined biological systems into a musical world that is rhythmic, immediate and physical.

This New Forest offers new original music by Tigue accompanied by two New Music USA supported commissions works by composers Elori Kramer and Paula Matthusen.

elori kramer

A new piece exploring the effects of emerging technology on our understanding of the natural world, the individual, and perception. Kramer manipulates percussive instruments using digital production techniques; subverting the instruments traditional sound pallet and creating elegant cybernetic soundscapes.

Paula Matthusen


Scored for three percussionists with retractable ladders, cassette players and percussion instruments, Matthusen's new work investigates the natural distortion of gravity by using instruction based physicality as an obstacle to abstract simple musical tasks.