HereNowHear consists of pianists Ryan MacEvoy McCullough and Andrew Zhou, who first met at Tanglewood and subsequently at Cornell University. Compelling and dedicated performers of new works, the ensemble regards itself as a laboratory for compositional experimentation. Its core mission is to reinvigorate the repertoire for two pianists (+ collaborators) through commissioning, scholarly, and educational projects involving close, committed collaborations with composers, using traditional instruments to activate new sonic paradigms.
This website will be updated continuously with extensive information on our commissioning projects. It will not only contain final performances, but also detail the technological apparatuses, work processes, experiments-gone-wrong, and other documents that tend to get lost to history. Non-commissioned works featured will be presented anew, be it with original, updated research in partnership with young scholars, or with unusual, sometimes interactive twists.
HereNowHear references Chap. 1, iv. of Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. (We do not claim to understand Finnegans Wake.)