Tireless advocates for new music, this adventurous ensemble collaborates frequently with living composers on compelling new works for the repertoire. Most recently, the Hand premiered four new pieces, written especially for them by composers Gary Philo, Jeffrey Gavett, Benjamin Brody, and James Bergin, at the INTAR Theater in New York City. The group has also premiered works by Eve Beglarian, Conrad Winslow, J. Mark Stambaugh, Galen Brown, and the ensemble’s Composer-in-Residence for the 2010/11 season, Jeremy Howard Beck. Composers currently writing for the group include James Bergin, Max Seigel, and Chris Cerrone. The Hand is passionate about creating original performance experiences that blend music with other art forms such as film, dance, theatre and spoken word. Recent collaborations include a concert that paired new music with machines constructed by kinetic sculptor Arthur Ganson.