consensus

Consensus is an ensemble of artists who come together to create performances via Group Listening: a practice that transforms creative prompts into music through collaborative group work. Through Group Listening, Consensus explores different ways of facilitating social interaction in order to deepen our creative capacity for collaborative music making. The core experience of any Consensus performance involves people figuring out how to create music together in real-time. The result is a blurring of boundaries between rehearsal and performance; composition and improvisation. - Leo Chang

All Out

Facilitated by Leo Chang (voice)

Directed by Helen Handelman


Developed with

Sasha Berger (voice)

Andrew Koss (saxophone)

Sam Kaseta (voice)

Samn Johnson (e. bass)

Ashley Muniz (voice and electronics)

Toshi Tsuruoka (electronics)

Charlie Kozey (acoustic guitar)

Oliver Hickman (e. guitar)

Technical Direction by Aaron Ardisson 

Lighting Design by Chloe Brush

March 2, 2019

The Tank

New York City

World Premiere

Program notes:

In All Out, the ensemble experiments by dressing up, which then prompts musical playing. In doing so, the ensemble seeks new logics of expressions that are rooted in an abundance of identities, imaginations, fantasies, and playfulness through a performed rehearsal practice they call Group Listening.

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Resident Alien

Facilitated by Leo Chang (voice)

Directed by Helen Handelman


Developed with

Peilin Wu (violin)

Andrew Koss (saxophone)

Sam Kaseta (voice)

Samn Johnson (e. bass)

Toshi Tsuruoka (electronics)

Oliver Hickman (e. guitar)

Erich Barganier (e. mandolin)

August 1, 2018

The Tank

New York City 

World Premiere

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© 2019 by HELEN HANDELMAN.