BlackBox Ensemble

2024-2025 Season Opening Performance
Artistic Discipline: Music
Category: Brooklyn Arts Fund
Grant Year: 2024
Location: Gowanus

BlackBox Ensemble is a collective of contemporary music performers based in New York City dedicated to exploring experimental boundaries of music through projects resonant with our ever-evolving contemporary moment, expanding relationships between music, other arts mediums and definition of performance spaces uniting them. Founded in 2018, their 2023–24 season has major performances in New York City and beyond, including touring engagements in Washington, DC, Florida, Michigan, and throughout the Northeast, from universities to museums to concert halls. The ensemble believes that music, as a cultural medium, fills the role of the “black box,” enacting an ambiguous but vital relationship between artistic expression and human connection. In doing so, they strive to follow the inspiration of the theatrical definition, fostering this connection as a creative laboratory for adaptable experimentation and collaboration.