NEWSPEAK has been featured as a part of the Tune-In Festival with Eighth Blackbird at the Park Avenue Armory, the Ecstatic Music Festival In NYC, on New Sounds Live, and at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas. They have headlined on the MATA Festival, shared bills with The Fiery Furnaces as part of Wordless Music, and performed as part of John Zorn’s Full Force festival. Newspeak released their first CD sweet light crude on New Amsterdam Records in November 2010, and recently released their follow-up disc, Soldier Songs, on Innova.
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Utterly committed to the music of its time, Newspeak has commissioned, work-shopped, and premiered work by some of the most exciting members of the new generation, including Oscar Bettison, Darcy James Argue, Corey Dargel, Ted Hearne, Caleb Burhans, Missy Mazzoli, Judd Greenstein, and David T. Little, as well as established masters like Frederic Rzewski and Paul Lansky. They have held multiple residencies at Princeton University, been featured on the MATA Festival, shared bills with The Fiery Furnaces as part of Wordless Music, and performed as part of John Zorn’s Full Force festival.
The octet released its debut album sweet light crude on New Amsterdam records in November 2010. it has been praised for its seamless fusion of rock and classical chamber music idioms as well as its unconcealed political messages; New Music Box found it “devoid of the awkwardness one hears much too often in these attempts at cross-genre pollination,” Arcane Candy remarked that it “could easily keep a whole nation full of chamber rock lovers well lubricated for a whole year,” and The Silent Ballet found it to “inhabit a world in which all genres are on an equal playing field.” newspeakmusic.org
Newspeak’s “Sweet Light Crude” from the group’s album sweet light crude: