Works performed by Earplay:

Echoes' White Veil

Jason Eckardt (b. 1971) has been internationally recognized through commissions from Carnegie Hall, the Koussevitzky and Fromm Foundations, and percussionist Evelyn Glennie; awards from the League of Composers/ISCM (National Prize), Deutsche Musikrat-Stadt Wesel (Symposium NRW Prize), ASCAP, the University of Illinois (Martirano Prize), and Columbia University (Rapoport Prize); and fellowships from the Fondation Royaumont, the MacDowell and Millay Colonies, the Fritz Reiner Center for New Music, the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, and the Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music. Eckardt's music has been performed in Europe, Asia, Australia, and America at festivals including Darmstadt, the ISCM World Music Days, Voix Nouvelles, Musica Nova Sofia, Currents in Musical Thought-Seoul, Musik im 20 Jahrhundert, the International Review of Contemporary Music, and the International Bartok Festival. An active promoter of new music, Eckardt is a co-founder and the Executive Director of Ensemble 21, the contemporary music group in New York City. He is currently fulfilling a commission for Melbourne's Libra Ensemble and has new recordings of his music forthcoming on the CRI and Helicon labels and a portrait CD on Mode.

[Photo © Philippe Gontier]

[from program for October 23, 2000 concert]