Evergreen Experimental Music Ensemble

The Evergreen Experimental Music Ensemble, directed by Arun Chandra, has existed since 2007, and has given performances of experiments in composition from the Renaissance to the present at colleges and schools in the Pacific Northwest, at conferences of the American Society for Cybernetics (in California, Washington and Illinois), at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, and at the centennial concerts for the composer Herbert Brün in Chicago and the University of Illinois. 

Arun Chandra: I Pity the Garden [2018]  (poem by Forugh Farrokhzad)

Performers: Ariel Birks, Jane Rogers, Shirley Urman, Hathor Vergotis, Taylor Gibbs, Oliver Cramer, Callum McKean, Elliot Kennedy, Ben Michaelis, Ben Kapp. Arun Chandra, conductor (March 6, 2019)

Lesley Sommer: Cuckoo [2017]

Performers: Ariel Birks, Jane Rogers, Shirley Urman, Hathor Vergotis, Taylor Gibbs, Oliver Cramer, Callum McKean, Elliot Kennedy, Ben Michaelis, Ben Kapp. Arun Chandra, conductor (March 6, 2019)

Susan ParentiErrata: Replica of the Multiplying Universe [1998]

Performers: Ariel Birks, Shirley Urman, Jane Rogers, Oliver Cramer, Callum McKean, Miles Martin, Oscar Kryzanauskas, Elliot Kennedy, Ben Kapp, Ben Michaelis
Arun Chandra, conductor
Studio recording (May, 2018)

Arun Chandra: An Untitled Poem in Sixteen Stanzae (2012) [Poem by Keith Moore]

Voices: Ariel Birks, Jane Rogers, Taylor Gibbs, Psyrus Bruni, Otto Kildegaarde, Ben Michaelis
Arun Chandra, conductor
Studio Recording (2017)

Iannis XenakisNuits [1968]

Sopranos: Ariel Birks, Heather Hall, Hannah Ziff
Altos: Psyrus Bruni, Abigail Ingram, Clare Miller
Tenors: Ben Kapp, Ben Michaelis, Angelo Spencer
Bass: Sam Bennett, Henry Kaye, Henri Poilevey
Conductor: Arun Chandra
Live performance, Western Washington University, February 2015
Video of performance at Pacific Lutheran University

Herbert Brün: Infraudibles with Quintet (1968)

Trombone: Callum McKean
Cello: Oliver Cramer
Guitar: Ben Michaelis
Electric Bass: Ben Kapp
Piano: Oscar Kryzanauskas
Conductor: Arun Chandra
Studio recording (May, 2018)

Chris Mercer: Vowelscape [2016]

Voices: Jane Rogers, Taylor Gibbs, Psyrus Bruni, Otto Kildegaarde
Arun Chandra, conductor
Live performance, The Evergreen State College, March 2017

Janice Mercer: Letters [1988]

Sopranos: Ariel Birks, Shirley Urman
Altos: Jane Rogers, Oliver Cramer
Speakers: Callum McKean, Miles Martin
Tenors: Oscar Kryzanauskas, Elliot Kennedy
Basses: Ben Kapp, Ben Michaelis
Arun Chandra, conductor
Studio recording (May, 2018)

Michael Edgerton: Lingua Palatal [2016]

Voices: Ariel Birks, Jane Rogers, Otto Kildegaarde, Ben Michaelis
Arun Chandra, director
Live performance, Evergreen State College, March 2017

Kenneth Gaburo: Maledetto, for seven virtuoso voices [1969]

Live performance, July 30 2014, The Evergreen State College
Speaker A: Ben Michaelis
Speaker B: Ben Kapp
Speaker C: Heather Hall, Abigail Ingram, Willy Smart, Hannah Ziff
Speaker D: Arun Chandra
Director: Arun Chandra

Studio recording, December 15, 2005
Speaker A: Loren Thor
Speaker B: Scott Nichols
Speaker C: Natalie Knight, Tess Seipp, Richie Schmidt, Basil McEvoy
Speaker D: Arun Chandra
Director: Arun Chandra

Three compositions for Violin, Cello, and two Guitars

Willy Smart, violin
Ben Kapp, cello
Ben Michaelis, guitar
Arun Chandra, guitar