Open your ears and your mind at the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (SICPP). It's a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in hearing where new music has been going, and to understand where it might be going next.

Legendary artists are in residence for this week of intensive musical study and performance, alongside seminar participants who are here for the sheer thrill of the avant garde. NEC's Stephen Drury is artistic director for this institute. Guest artists this year include composer Roger Reynolds, and Callithumpian Consort returns as ensemble-in-residence, along with guest artists John Tilbury and Nino Jvania.

This year's SICPP is dedicated to the memory and spirit of Lee Hyla (1952–2014), NEC's former chair of composition, who died earlier this month.

Roger ReynoldsReynolds, Stockhausen

Music by SICPP composer-in-residence Roger Reynolds is paired with a late work by Karlheinz Stockhausen, whose music is also heard on June 16. Come back June 20 for more Reynolds.


Roger Reynolds Process and Passion
Gabriela Díaz, violin
David Russell, cello

The Palace (Voicespace IV)
Brian Church, baritone

“…From Behind the Unreasoning Mask”
Chris Moore, trombone
Mike Williams, Jeffrey Means, percussion


Karlheinz StockhausenKarlheinz Stockhausen Komet for percussion and electronics
Stuart Gerber, percussion

Find the full concert schedule.

Date: June 19, 2014 - 8:00:PM
Price: Free
Location: NEC’s Jordan Hall

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Unreserved seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to the concert's start time.