The Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemble (ECCE) is a flexible ensemble of talented young instrumentalists that performs in forces ranging from solos to large ensembles. Through collaboration, community engagement, and innovative performances, ECCE advances the music of our day by creating original concert experiences and by connecting with new audiences. Dedicated to promoting the newest voices of our art, ECCE hosts a continuous call for scores and primarily performs the music of emerging voices from around the United States.
During the 2013-2014 season, ECCE collaborated with the city of Eugene, the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts, and local visual artists as part of the second annual (sub)Urban Projections Festival. In the spring, ECCE presented a program in collaboration with the Science and Learning Center at Crater Lake National Park and soprano Estelí Gomez that featured world premieres by seven composers, including a new work written for the national park.
Since its founding in 2005, ECCE has presented over 60 world premieres by emerging composers in venues around Oregon. ECCE has collaborated with Crater Lake National Park, the Eugene Symphony Orchestra, Filmusik Portland, Opera Theater Oregon, Classical Revolution PDX, Duo/Trio/Quattro, the City of Eugene, the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts, and many talented musicians, dancers, and visual artists. The group has performed at leading venues in Portland and Eugene, including the Hollywood Theater, the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, the Bamboo Grove Salon, and Beall Concert Hall at the University of Oregon.
Written by: Jacob Walls
Text by: Miguel de Unamuno
Guest performer: Estelí Gomez, soprano
Written for Sarah Pyle in April of 2012, “the quiet things that no one ever knows…” was premiered on May 19th, 2012 as part of NEWMUSICNOW.PDX, a program of new music presented by the Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemble at the Bamboo Grove Salon.
Composer: Andrew Stiefel