“This intrepid quintet, led by flautist Laura Cocks, impresses with the organicity of their sound, their dynamism and virtuosity, and, well, just a dash of IDGAF as they slay the thorniest material like its nothing.” – Q2 music, Patrick Castillo
TAK Ensemble is a New York-based quintet that delivers energetic and virtuosic performances of contemporary classical music. TAK Ensemble collaborates with video artists, installation artists, and experimental theater companies to create immersive concert experiences and public post-concert receptions. TAK has worked with esteemed composers Mario Diaz de Leon, Lewis Nielson, Tyshawn Sorey, Sam Pluta, Ashkan Behzadi, Natacha Diels, David Bird, and Taylor Brook, among many others. The members of TAK have performed individually across North America and Europe with ensembles such as the London Sinfonietta, International Contemporary Ensemble, JACK Quartet, Wet Ink Ensemble, and Grammy-winning ensemble Roomful of Teeth. TAK has performed throughout New York City in spaces such as Roulette, New Amsterdam Records Headquarters, DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Issue Project Room, the Queens New Music Festival and the Public Theater. TAK was invited by the American Composers Alliance (ACA) to showcase ACA composers; by the Oberlin Modern Music Guild to teach and perform; and by Columbia University for their graduate composers December Columbia Composers Concert. Their residencies include Avaloch Farm, Boscawen, NH; and Mount Tremper Arts, Phoenicia, NY.
Featured Image Photo Credit: David Bird