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TEMPO

The Epicenter Musical Performance Organization

New Music Ensemble

Los Angeles, California

About

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.

Performances

October 3rd, 2021 @7:30pm

California State University, Northridge
Cypress Recital Hall

Frank Campo
Five Miniatures from a Troubled Planet for clarinet and string quartet (2020) 

Richard Derby
Tribute for solo cello (2013) 

Keith Fitch
Midnight Rounds for flute/bass flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, cello, and piano/celesta (2010)

Gunter Gault
A Wind Badly Wants to Move the Earth for string quartet (2020)

Yuting Tan
birds that sing at night (2019)

David Werfelmann
On Vitreous Forms for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano (rev. 2020) 

Score Submission

TEMPO Ensemble

(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! 

Contact

TEMPO New Music Ensemble

California State University, Northridge

Department of Music

Attention: Julia Heinen

18111 Nordhoff Street

Northridge, CA 91330-8314

(818) 677-3168

julia.heinen@csun.edu