MEC'S ENSEMBLE IN RESIDENCE
ECHOI is a flexible chamber ensemble that serves as the ensemble-in-residence of Monday Evening Concerts. It was originally founded by Jonathan Hepfer and Alice Teyssier in Oberlin in 2006 as an autonomous group in the tradition of eighth blackbird and the International Contemporary Ensemble. For about a decade, the group's existence was nomadic, giving concerts at SUNY Buffalo, UC-San Diego, the MehrKlang Festival (Freiburg, Germany), Musica Sacra (Maastricht, Netherlands), and the Universities of Huddersfield, Minnesota and Leeds.
Since 2015, the ensemble has been based in Los Angeles, where it has grown roots, performing at venues such as Hauser & Wirth, the Getty Museum, LAXART and Zipper Hall. Recent projects have included Julius Eastman's Femenine, Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc, Gay Guerrilla and Crazy N, Steve Reich's Drumming and Music for 18 Musicians, Sarah Hennies' Contralto, Pierre Boulez's sur Incises, Yves Klein's Monotone Symphony, John Cage's Speech, Salvatore Sciarrino's Aspern Suite, and Gérard Grisey's Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil.