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 2021-2022 TEMPO celebrates its 13th 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.
October 3rd, 2021 @7:30pm
California State University, Northridge
Cypress Recital Hall
Five Miniatures from a Troubled Planet for clarinet and string quartet (2020)
Tribute for solo cello (2013)
Midnight Rounds for flute/bass flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, cello, and piano/celesta (2010)
A Wind Badly Wants to Move the Earth for string quartet (2020)
birds that sing at night (2019)
On Vitreous Forms for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano (rev. 2020)
(The Epicenter Musical Performance Organization)
13th Season 2021-2022
Submissions for 2021-2022 are closed. Look for our announcement in April 2022 for our next season!
Thanks to all the fantastic works we had submitted for 2021-22 season!