Qubit is a new contemporary music and performance art initiative founded in 2010. The group’s two principal objectives are to commission and present emerging composers whose work may not otherwise reach a public audience, and to explore the use of new and cutting-edge technologies in the performance of contemporary music.
Qubit plays a unique role in New York’s contemporary music world. Founded with the initial support of the Alice M. Ditson and Fritz Reiner Funds, Qubit seeks to bridge the ever-widening gap between experimental independent composers and the New Music world of academe. Recognizing the surplus of exceptional ensembles and performers currently working in New York, Qubit focuses on programming adventurous and risk-taking works of art. Because of its unique structure, Qubit is unencumbered by many of the development issues associated with more conventional artistic organizations, such as ensembles or composer-collectives. In addition, by establishing as its core practice the integration of cutting-edge music technologies, Qubit challenges conventional curatorial practices and engages audiences in a variety of new ways.