David Whiteside, flute
Doug Poplin, cello
Laurie Hudicek, piano
edgEnsemble, founded in 2001 by composer Steve Antosca and pianist Laurie Hudicek, is a Washington, D.C.-based performance group focused solely on the performance of contemporary solo and ensemble literature. The ensemble is dedicated to presenting the latest and most exciting works in the field of music and technology, as well as classics in the field of contemporary American music.
Using electronics and extended instrumental techniques, edgEnsemble combines music performance with a touch of modern-day performance art. edgEnsemble has performed at the Smithsonian Institute’s Piano 300 celebration (reviewed in the Washington Post) and as part of BlackRock Center for the Performing Arts’ inaugural season. In March of 2003, the ensemble presented a concert of works by American new music icon George Crumb, with the composer present. edgEnsemble has also performed as part of the Encore Series at Levine School of Music in May 2003, presenting works by Steve Antosca and featuring electronic and acoustic improvisations with its two resident percussionists Barry Dove and Tom Teasley.
Concerts presented by edgEnsemble provide audiences with a unique opportunity to experience contemporary music and technology, placing an emphasis on the historical and educational aspects of new music.