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
Venom (revised, reinjected version) for flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion (2013)
Concerto a tre for clarinet, violin, and cello (1946)
Recreation for flute, oboe, clarinet, viola, piano, and percussion (2018)
Fanfare for PyeongChang for clarinet, percussion, and string quartet (2017)
Gobi Canticle for violin and cello (2005)
Zodiacal Light for flute, clarinet, and piano (2018)
(The Epicenter Musical Performance Organization)
11th Season 2019-2020
Call for Scores
WINNING COMPOSITIONS FOR 2019-2020 SEASON
John Costa – Venom
Jeff Gao – “03-15-2019 Christchurch”
Todd Goodman – Imprint
Joshua Hey – Recreation
Texu Kim – Fanfare
Martin Rokeach – Going Up
Stephen Yip – Tranquility in Consonance III
Thanks to all the fantastic works we had submitted for 2019-20 season!