Archive for August 2013

2013-14 Season Announcement

MusiXplore is proud to present our second season. We have a great lineup of musicians this year, covering the range of free jazz, new classical and electronic styles and representing every place from the Pine Barrens in the south to the Hudson Valley in the north.


In September, we’ll host Terrence McManus, a free jazz master from Jersey City. Terrence usually plays in the city with a who’s who of experimental music, but we’re luring him back out to Jersey to show us how it’s done.

Ben Neill will be performing in October. Ben invented the Mutantrumpet, a fascinating hybrid of acoustic and electronic sound-making. Ben has a great style combining avant melodies with electronic beats, you’re gonna love it!

November’s guest ensemble is Beta Test Music. This central Jersey/Philly group orchestrates unorthodox musical material such as video game music into a unique chamber music performances.

Hailing from New Paltz, composer Bob Lukomski will grace our stage in January. Not only does Bob co-ordinate the Coterminus Collective, a group of Hudson Valley experimental musicians, he runs the Earwaker performance space and teaches at SUNY New Paltz.

We are honored to be able to present renowned percussionist Peter Jarvis in concert in February. Peter Jarvis is winning acclaim as a movie and television composer. He teaches at William Paterson University and Connecticut College.

In March, our special treat is New Jersey composer Diane Moser. Diane is founder and leader of the Composer’s Big Band that performs regularly at Trumpets in Montclair.

Finally, to end the season on a high note, we are bringing At Work (Todd Steponick) all the way from the Pine Barrens. Todd also runs Batona Records, south Jersey’s best-known record label. This will be an afternoon of spooky electronica combined with danceable beats.