David Milnes, director
New works by graduate composers Andrew Harlan, Kayla Cashetta, Selim Göncü, and Ursula Kwong-Brown
The Berkeley New Music Project is a group dedicated to the performance of new music by the graduate student composers in UC Berkeleys Department of Music. Supported by funding from the Department of Music, Townsend Center and the Graduate Assembly, BNMP presents at least two concerts per year as part of the Hertz Hall evening concert series featuring new compositions by graduate student and faculty composers.
Led by music director and conductor David Milnes, BNMP concerts feature the Eco Ensemble, a new ensemble-in-residence sponsored by Cal Performances; the Department of Music; and the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT). As UC Berkeleys principal performance outlet for performers and composers of new music, the Eco Ensemble commissions and premieres works from Berkeleys composers. Members of the ensemble work extensively with undergraduate and graduate musicians in new music studies and are developing a comprehensive program for new music performance.