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Eric L
509 Atlantic Ave
(Downtown Brooklyn)
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the project

For the opening of our 2023-24 season, Ensemble Decipher will continue its principal mission of highlighting incredible compositional voices working with new and vintage technologies by premiering a new work by Bora Yoon commissioned by the ensemble featuring a giant, electronically interactive version of the classic string-based game cat's cradle. This evening-length concert will be held at Roulette in Brooklyn, New York on Monday, October 23, 2023. The concert will operate on a policy that no person will be turned away at the door, with an advanced ticket price of $20.

At this concert we also plan on presenting works that have grown out of interdisciplinary collaborations with other artists and technologists, including the New York premiere of new works commissioned from composer-performer Erin Rogers and Lyn Goeringer and an expanded version of our co-created dance work with Iranian-American choreographer Hiva Sedaghat, titled The Sound Sleep Has Been Shattered.



the steps

Project Timeline:

  • January 2023: Commissions Made
  • April 2023: First Drafts of Works in Hand
  • June 2023: Ensemble Decipher Rehearses and Workshops, Gives Feedback
  • August 2023: Final Drafts of Works in Hand
  • August 2023: Marketing for Concert Begins
  • October 2023: Rehearsals & Concert
  • November 2023: Grant Reports & Donor Gratitude


why we're doing it

Ensemble Decipher strives to redefine performer virtuosity by drawing on the technological advancements of our time to highlight new voices and ways of listening. We also seek to reflect on and challenge the power structures that lace the field of electronic music by reexamining technology’s role in their performance practice. To do so, we consistently commission composers from historically marginalized backgrounds who engage deeply with questions relevant to our contemporary, technology-driven society. We believe the composers and artists on this concert reflect this mission well.


Final budget


Roulette Co-Production (Two full days of rehearsal and performance space in a 350-seat House, all-inclusive are A/V equipment rentals, technical staffing, FOH staffing, and marketing) $6,000

Hiva Sedaghat Rehearsal Fees $200

Hiva Sedaghat Performance Fees $200

Hiva Sedaghat Travel (Workshop & Concert) $250

1 Ensemble Decipher U-Haul (6 days w/ collision waiver ($119.70), 226 miles ($201.14), tolls ($30), Gas ($65)) - Partial Coverage via IOBY $169.96

TOTAL RAISED = $7,413.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $370.65
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $222.39

Original budget


  • Barlow Endowment for New Music (secured): $10,000.00
  • Brooklyn Arts Council Local Arts Support: $5,000.00
  • Chamber Music America Artist Project Grant: $12,000.00
  • Concert Tickets (Full Price) 150 x $15: $1,350.00


  • Administration & Marketing (Grant & Organizational Administration, Marketing): $900.00
  • Materials & Equipment (Office Expenses, A/V Rentals, Dance Platform): $3,100.00
  • Labor (Commissions, Rehearsals, Performance): $22,100.00
  • Space Rentals (Rehearsal & Venue): $3,180.00
  • Travel (Travel, Lodging, Per Diems): $2,440.00
  • Other (Contingencies, Funds for Low-Cost & Free Tickets: $1,076.00


  • Approximately $4,500.00

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $516
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)

Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.


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