Pulse is a New York-based composers' federation dedicated to music that bursts through categories, unconstrained by convention. Our goal is to bring you music that beats with living vitality -- music with a pulse.
We formed back in 2004 and held our inaugural concert at the Puffin Room, an art gallery in SoHo. Since then, we have performed at a wide variety of conventional and unconventional venues around NYC, including Roulette, Galapagos, St. Peter's Church, the Bowery Poetry Club, the Brooklyn Lyceum, the Old Stone House, and the 2007 IAJE Conference.
Past and ongoing projects include Sihr Halal: Music of Praise and Celebration, which juxtaposes western/non-western and acoustic/electronic instruments; The Eloquent Light: Music Inspired by Photography ; and a Soloists' Concert, featuring the individual members of the Pulse ensemble in a series of "pocket concertos." We are currently working on multidisciplinary collaborations with singer-songwriter Joy Askew and TAKE Dance.
Some of the musicians we have had the pleasure of collaborating with include John Abercrombie, John McNeil, Pete McCann, Howard Johnson, Mark Feldman, Gary Versace, Jody Redhage, Dan Willis, Christian Howes, Jacob Garchik, and Yumi Kurosawa. (See the right-hand sidebar for a more extensive list.)
Please visit our MP3 audio archive, which includes downloadable audio from many Pulse performances.