Haxan at Cornell

TRANSIT goes for the high spook-factor on November 14 at Cornell University.

We will be performing our original score to the 1922 silent Swedish/Danish film Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages. Directed by Benjamin Christensen, Häxan was banned and heavily censored in the USA because of its graphic nature. It is an incredible work, and we anticipate the setting of Cornell University’s Sage Chapel to be the perfect setting for this film!

Plus this
Equals this.

Showtime is 7pm. The film is subtitled and runs 1 hour and 45 minutes. Admission is free. You might want to leave the young ones at home for this – it is not a tame film! Häxan is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Surrealism and Magic at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. You can thank these folks for organizing the event: Johnson Museum and Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections and Cornell University’s Kroch Library. Supported in part by the Cornell Council for the Arts, Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival, French Studies Program, Cornell Cinema, Department of Music, and the Wharton Studio Museum.

Basic info here.

Here’s the film on youtube – with a very different musical score than ours!

Sage Chapel: 147 Hoplaza, Tower Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850


DoubleBill Festival info

TRANSIT is pleased to announce our upcoming DoubleBill Festival at the DiMenna Center!

June 5 will feature new works from NYC and Sweden, and June 6 will be an NYC and Berlin DoubleBill. Both concerts will begin at 7:30, and each concert will have an amazing smörgåsbord (see what we did there?) of works by the following composers:

On June 5, we will present works by:
Daniel Wohl
Jeff Myers
Caleb Burhans
Nils Frahm
Sara Nemtsov
Sebastian Elikowski-Winkler

On June 6, we will present works by:
Adrian Knight
Missy Mazzoli
Caroline Shaw
Fabian Svensson
Marcus Fjellström
Tomas Hulenvik

Tickets can be purchased (cash only) at the door: $12, $10 students/seniors
Wine will be available for purchase.

Happy 2014!

2013: what a year it was!

We’re flattered to have Corps Exquis on so many best-of lists for 2013. Here are some of them:

“bracingly original and stunningly beautiful sounds”

Top 25 list on Rhapsody

TRANSIT: helping people write since 2007.


Best musical events of 2013

#1 track from NPR’s New Sounds poll!

Thanks for your support! We’re really excited to take Corps Exquis on the road at the end of January!


TRANSIT starts December with a bang!

TRANSIT will be starting December with two shows! Come join us on Saturday, December 7 for a FUN-draiser for the wonderful Wild Shore Festival for New Music. TRANSIT will be performing along with Concert Black. Refreshments will be provided, and Alaskan items will be raffled off to promote this worthy festival. Visit this facebook invitation for more info.

Wild Shore Benefit Party
Saturday, December 7
DiMenna Center, Benzaquen Hall
$25 admission


TRANSIT (Joe Bergen, and David Friend, and Andie Springer) will be performing at Brooklyn’s beautiful Firehouse Space on Sunday, December 8 at 8:00. Tickets are $10 at the door. Beer and wine will be sold inside. The evening opens with andPlay and Bearthoven performing works by Brooks Frederickson. The Firehouse Space is located at 246 Frost Street in Brooklyn.

On the program:

Talk Radio – Casey Anderson

Ritual – Daniel Wohl

Maclaren Summit – John Luther Adams

from “Siteless Structures” – Tania Ko:
Triple Fold
Refused Skyscraper
Soft Origami
Program Falls

Snow – Casey Anderson

Facebook invitation

Firehouse Space page