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About Our Auction
Our debut album, Equivocal Duration, will be released on March 1st, 2019 by Centaur Records. We will be having a celebratory concert to commemorate the release of the CD. Bidding will begin on March 1st and commence on March 23rd at the end of the concert.
As part of our album we enlisted professional artist Krissy Christofakis to create artwork influenced by each of the compositions we recorded. We will be auctioning off the artwork in anticipation of the release of the CD.
Stay tuned as Krissy releases information about each piece!
About What Is Noise
What Is Noise is an award-winning ensemble that has performed throughout the United States. The ensemble made its Carnegie Hall debut in May of 2014 as part of their “American Stories” concert tour that included performances in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and New York. What Is Noise is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is passionate about building community through music by performing culturally relevant concerts that connect audiences with musicians and composers of their time. The sextet remains a strong advocate for new music and educational outreach.
What Is Noise has worked with composers Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Don Freund, Lansing McLoskey, David T. Little, Edward Knight, Tania Leon, Katherine Hoover, and Jennifer Higdon among others. The ensemble has performed at a variety of venues including concerts at the Florida State University Biennial Festival of New Music, Berklee College of Music, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina at Asheville, George Mason University, Furman University, the University of Missouri, Longy School of Music at Bard College, and Hope College among others. What Is Noise was featured as an ensemble-in-residence at the 2015 Taneycomo Festival Orchestra in Branson, MO and the guest artist in residence for the 2016 Young Composers Competition at Webster University in St. Louis, MO.
What Is Noise have been described as an ensemble that is “precise, expressive, and convincing” (Composer Joshua William Mills). An ensemble that “demands your attention again and again” (Violinist Benjamin Sung). What Is Noise has “the kind of energy and ability to project ideas that really captivates an audience” (Composer Don Freund). “Their technical skill and nuanced expression left me speechless” (Composer Al Kovach).
Members of What Is Noise hail from Michigan, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Costa Rica, and South Korea. The ensemble’s name comes from an idea expressed by Jacques Attali in his book Noise: The Political Economy of Music that music has lost some of its inherent social value, as it has increasingly become a commodity. He expresses that there is intrinsic importance in the connection of the composers and performers with their shared community, and this is the way to obtain meaning through new composition.