"A trustworthy purveyor of fresh sounds... The group almost invariably makes the case that what it plays is worth hearing... You couldn't ask for stronger execution"

- Steve Smith, The New York Times, 6/3/13



Winner of the 2015 CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventuresome Programming, Either/Or is a flexible chamber ensemble based in New York City that presents a repertoire of new and recent chamber music informed equally by American Experimentalism and European avant-garde practice, with special emphasis on artists outside the institutional mainstream and on works exploring nontraditional ensemble formations.  Directors Richard Carrick (conductor/piano) and David Shively (percussion/cimbalom) curate its programming, drawing on a broader collective of 17 regular soloists (and guests) to realize the unique requirements of each project.  Since its founding in 2004, Either/Or has premiered more than 100 works (as well as dozens of student compositions), toured throughout the US and Sweden, and recorded for labels such as New Focus, New World Records, Starkland, and Sterling Classics.

october 23, national sawdust, brooklyn

Keeril Makan's Persona (World Premiere)


Keeril Makan's Persona

MARCH 2016, Miller Theatre, nyc

Week-long festival of Romanian Spectralism with Iancu Dumitrescu and Ana-Maria Avram.  More details soon!