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About newEar

challenging and innovative music making

newEar's music can be difficult to classify because composers write in ALL styles -- from a traditional piano trio to a work for solo instrument and electronics. newEar concerts often feature a visual or cross-cultural element that blurs the boundaries of classical, rock, jazz, world music and the avant-garde. Other artistic disciplines are often part of newEar performances -- you may see dance, visual arts or theatre in the mix.

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What people are saying...

"…I was thoroughly mesmerized amidst a blazing interplay between recorded medium and piano counterpoint…"

– Christopher Guerin,, September 14, 2009

"…you know you're in for an intriguing evening."

– Timothy McDonald, Kansas City Star, September 13, 2009

"…newEar's performance was infused with vigor."

– Lee Hartman,, September 8, 2009

"…stellar performances and mind-altering pieces."

– Lee Hartman,, September 8, 2009

"Once again, newEar's...splendid musicianship almost never gets in the way of the music itself."

– John Heuertz, Kansas City Star, February 20, 2011
– Bill Brownlee, Kansas City Star, May 1, 2011