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A Feast for the Ears will showcase exciting new works written for Conundrum. Help us record this music and bring it to life!

A Feast for the Ears…A Recording of Compositions and Arrangements Created for Conundrum

As the muse for many composers, Conundrum has significantly expanded the chamber music repertoire in a short period of time. They have been the featured ensemble at numerous new music festivals and residencies. This exposure to the national community of composers has generated many exciting new works for both the ensemble and its individual players.

Conundrum is excited to share this music with you in a recording project. A Feast for the Ears, will showcase works written for Conundrum by Eric Knechtges, Jenni Brandon, Kenneth Froelich and others. Please consider becoming a project backer to help us bring this music to life.

About Conundrum

"Conundrum's performance was the highlight of our festival – a great performance from beginning to end!" —Ken Froelich, Director, Cal State Fresno New Music Festival

Conundrum is a dynamic group of musicians who love to make music together. Whether performing in a riverfront pavilion, a moonlit observatory, a whacky museum of signs or on the conventional concert stage, Conundrum creates a special musical experience that generates excitement and anticipation within their diverse and growing audience.

Since their premiere season in 2005-2006, Conundrum has rapidly gained a reputation for audience-oriented new music played with passion, humor and conviction. The ensemble’s repertoire is a balance of newly commissioned works, transcriptions, and works featuring different combinations of their unique instrumentation—soprano, flute, clarinet and piano.

Live performance of Ravel's Chansons Madecasse, arranged for Conundrum by Dr. Brian M. Walsh: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElRChpczOZI

Recent Midwest appearances include the LaSalle Foundation Series, the Carnegie Arts Center, the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Dayton Art Institute. Known for performing in unconventional spaces, the group has produced popular “event” concerts at the Theodore M. Berry International Friendship Park, the Cincinnati Observatory and the American Sign Museum. Their loyal fan base grows exponentially as word of these events creates buzz and intrigue in both the mainstream and arts communities.

Conundrum's Media Room with sounds clips and video: http://www.conundrummusic.com/artist.php?view=media

"A refreshingly intimate approach to new music."
—Devin Farney, Composer, San Francisco.

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