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New Morse Code is dedicated to enriching contemporary culture by advocating for new expressions in music and art. We strive to present bold, engaging performances of new works while catalyzing collaboration with instrumentalists, actors, dancers, and visual artists.

"Collins and Compitello are much more than accomplished instrumentalists. They are, it seems, not just playing for the future of music, but vibrantly living in and shaping it."
                                                    - New Haven Independent
 

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Photo: Michiko Tierney

Photo: Michiko Tierney

New Morse Code is devoted to bold and engaging performances of music worth sharing.  Omnivorous, rigorous and inventive, Hannah Collins and Michael Compitello activate the unexpected range and unique sonic world of cello and percussion to catalyze and champion the compelling works of young composers.

To Hannah and Michael, collaboration involves drawing upon mutual influences while generating and refining material together over an extended period of time.  Through close work with colleagues such as pianist-composer Paul Kerekes, steel pan virtuoso and composer Andy Akiho, Hawaiian composer and visual artist Tonia Ko, and Pulitzer Prize-winning violinist/vocalist/composer Caroline Shaw, New Morse Code generates a singular and personal repertoire which reflects both their friends’ creative voices and their own perspectives.  Current projects include collaborations with composers Samuel Carl Adams, Matthew Barnson, Patrick van Deurzen, Stephen Gorbos, and Robert Honstein.

In addition to developing new repertoire for concert programs, New Morse Code also creates music for larger interdisciplinary projects. In 2012, New Morse Code worked with a team of artistic collaborators from the Yale Schools of Music and Drama to create Basement Hades: Songs of the Underworld, a contemporary retelling of the Orpheus myth which blurs the boundaries between concert, play and multimedia event, which was hailed as “stunningly moving” by the New Haven Review.  More theater projects are currently in development with playwright Justin Taylor, composer Kevin Clark, and documentarian/composer George Lam.

Through its outreach initiative New Morse Kids, the duo has inspired young listeners with eye-opening performances and engaging presentations at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Yale’s Morse Summer Music Academy, the ARTS Experience Festival at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and the Educational Center for the Arts in New Haven.

Hannah and Michael are co-directors of the Avaloch Farm New Music Initiative, a summer residency program in Boscawen, New Hampshire designed to provide resources and support for performers and composers collaborating on new works.  Please see avalochfarmmusic.org for more information.

 

New Morse Code is:

Hannah Collins: Cello

Michael Compitello: Percussion

 

Press Materials:

Short Bio (pdf/doc)

Press Kit (pdf)

High Quality Press Photos (click to download):

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Media


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Video

Nick Didkovsky: Caught by the Sky with Wire.  Recorded live at Washington College.  April 2015.

 

Andy Akiho: 21.  Recorded live at Washington College.  April 2015.

 

Tonia Ko: Hush.  Recorded live at Washington College.  April 2015.

Caroline Shaw:  Boris Kerner.  Recorded live at Washington College.  April 2015.

Osvaldo Golijov: Mariel.  Recorded live at Norfolk Chamber Music Festival.  August 2012.

 

Andy Akiho: Karakurenai.  Recorded live at Ruckus NYC.  September 2012

 

Caroline Shaw: Boris Kerner [Trailer].  Recorded live at Princeton.  November 2012

 

Paul Kerekes: Turning (World Premiere) for NeMoCo + Piano, with Paul himself at the keyboard.  Recorded live at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, July 14, 2012.

 

Joan Arnau Pàmies: [14(a/c)_∞p] (World Premiere) for New Morse Code with Anne Lanzilotti, viola.  Recorded live at MIKROS, 109 Gallery, Brooklyn, April 30, 2013.


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New Morse Code with violist Anne Lanzilotti:

 

New Morse Code with pianist/composer Paul Kerekes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Calendar


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Calendar


2016 Events:

September 27, 28 & October 1
NYC Quadrille:  Pam Tanowitz Dance
in collaboration with The Knights
The Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Ave.)
New York, NY
Featuring David Lang's stuttered chant
More information here

October 4, 2016
Faculty Recital: New Morse Code
7:30pm, Swarthout Recital Hall
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

October 24, 2016
Art Inspiring Music: New Morse Code
in collaboration with Washington University in St. Louis and the Kemper Art Museum
5pm, Kemper Art Museum
St. Louis, MO
More information here

November 6, 2016
Bresnick@70: A Birthday Celebration
7pm, National Sawdust
Brooklyn, NY
More information here
 

More projects to be announced soon!

 

Past Events

 

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For more information about the Avaloch Farm New Music Initiative, please click HERE.