Ensemble Signal offers audiences access to a diverse range of contemporary works through
performance, commissioning, recording, and education. Since its debut in 2008, Signal has
performed more than 90 concerts-including premieres of over 20 works-and co-produced five
Signal was founded by Co-Artistic and Executive Director Lauren Radnofsky, and Co-Artistic
Director and Conductor Brad Lubman. The ensemble regularly performs with Mr. Lubman and
features a super-group of independent artists from the modern music scene. Signal is
flexible in size and instrumentation, enabling it to meet the ever changing demands on the
21st-century performing ensemble.
At home in concert halls, clubs, and international festivals alike, Signal has performed
at the Lincoln Center Festival, Ojai Music Festival, Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall, Miller
Theatre, (Le) Poisson Rouge, Tanglewood Music Festival of Contemporary Music, Cleveland
Museum of Art, Wordless Music Series, and Bang on a Can Marathon.
Signal's fearless programming ranges from minimalism and pop-influences to the
iconoclastic European avant-garde. The ensemble has worked with artists and composers who
include Steve Reich, Helmut Lachenmann, Irvine Arditti, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia
Wolfe, Oliver Knussen, Hilda Paredes, and Charles Wuorinen. Educational activities have
included workshops with emerging composers at the June in Buffalo festival, where Signal is
a resident ensemble.
Signal's recordings are available on Philip Glass's Orange Mountain Music, New Amsterdam
Records, Mode Records, and Cantaloupe. Recent highlights included performing in the 2013
Lincoln Center Festival's production of Monkey: Journey to the West. Upcoming
highlights include the co-commission of a new work for large ensemble by Steve Reich.
Ensemble Signal's season is made possible, in part, by support from New Music USA's Cary
New Music Performance Fund and The Amphion Foundation.