The Epicenter Musical Performance Organization

New Music Ensemble

Los Angeles, California


TEMPO (The Epicenter Musical Performance Organization), dedicated to the pursuit, performance, and perseverance of contemporary music, was formed in 2008 at California State University, Northridge by Daniel Kessner and Julia Heinen.

In Spring 2019, TEMPO was honored to receive 1st prize at the Doug Davis Performance Grant for their performance of Fred Lerdahl’s “Time After Time.”

The ensemble of flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano, and percussion consists of faculty, alumni, and friends,  all of whom share a passion for performing works from the 20th and 21st centuries.

In 2019-2020 TEMPO celebrates its 11th season of bringing contemporary music to the world.  In addition to programming established contemporary works,  it also hosts an annual “Call for Scores,” selecting several works to feature each season.


September 15th, 2019 


CSUN – Cypress Recital Hall

Program includes:

John Costa 

Venom (revised, reinjected version) for flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion (2013)

Ingolf Dahl 

Concerto a tre for clarinet, violin, and cello (1946)

Joshua Hey

Recreation for flute, oboe, clarinet, viola, piano, and percussion (2018)

 Texu Kim 

Fanfare for PyeongChang for clarinet, percussion, and string quartet (2017)

Lei Liang 

Gobi Canticle for violin and cello (2005)

Roger Zare 

Zodiacal Light for flute, clarinet, and piano (2018)





Score Submission

TEMPO Ensemble

(The Epicenter Musical Performance Organization)

11th  Season 2019-2020

Call for Scores


John CostaVenom

Jeff Gao – “03-15-2019 Christchurch”

Todd GoodmanImprint

Joshua HeyRecreation

Texu KimFanfare

Martin RokeachGoing Up

Stephen Yip – Tranquility in Consonance III


Thanks to all the fantastic works we had submitted for 2019-20 season! 

Our Call for Scores for 2020-2021 will be posted on April 1, 2020


TEMPO New Music Ensemble

California State University, Northridge

Department of Music

Attention: Julia Heinen

18111 Nordhoff Street

Northridge, CA 91330-8314

(818) 677-3168