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Stanford New Ensemble (SNE)

Stanford New Ensemble Open House info:

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 11:30AM – 12:30PM PDT (drop-ins welcome)

Zoom address to connect to:

We will discuss some of the projects and pieces that we will perform this term. Students are also welcome to propose their own projects for the SNE. Connection to JackTrip and remote performance, livestream, sound and image processing.

This year we are planning to perform works by Mark Applebaum, George Lewis, and Pauline Oliveros, as well as student projects.

In addition to performing remotely, this year we will experiment with live sound and image processing, and interactive improvisations using the AI environment. SoMax:

Autumn Quarter 2020 class information:

For Autumn Quarter 2020, we will meet and perform online weekly, Wednesdays at 6:00PM, using JackTrip (, a system for high-quality audio network performance over the internet developed at CCRMA. It enables low latency and uncompressed audio. It is supported on Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows.

Public appearances will consist of live streaming show(s). Colleagues from the Stanford community as well as from beyond will join us. Once everybody will be more familiar with the process, we will add  real-time sound and image processing and use OMax and SoMax ( a software environment that allows playing interactively with the computer.

The repertoire will be chosen and discussed based on musicians' interest. It will involve musical improvisation as well.

Ensemble FAQ:

Who can participate in the SNE?

The Stanford New Ensemble is open to any member of the Stanford community performing on any musical instrument, (including voice and non standard instruments) with at least basic score-reading abilities. We also welcome collaborations with composers and other artists looking for interdisciplinary projects.

Do I need to take the SNE for credit in order to participate?

All participants should register for the SNE, however zero-unit enrollment is possible. Information about zero-unit enrollment here.

When will the SNE meet?

The SNE will meet on Wednesday evenings during term-time at 6PM.

What will the SNE rehearse and perform?

The SNE will rehearse and perform 20th- and 21st-century music, with an emphasis on diversity and collaboration with living composers.

For further information, contact Hans Kretz at