Thoughts & News


New Children’s Museum: The Sound Kitchen


The New Children’s Museum com­mis­sioned me to create a piece responding to their theme: Feast. I used the his­tor­i­cally sig­nif­i­cant tin cans and other kitchen items used in con­tem­po­rary music in the 20th cen­tury (specif­i­cally from John Cage) as a … Con­tinue reading


george WASHINGTON by Roger Reynolds


Roger Reynolds was com­mis­sioned by the National Sym­phony in Wash­ington DC to com­pose a work using texts from George Washington’s let­ters, jour­nals, and writ­ings. Reynolds asked Ross Karre and Jaime Oliver to col­lab­o­rate in the cre­ation of an orches­tral piece … Con­tinue reading


John Cage @ 100

Ross Karre will par­tic­i­pate in numerous John Cage Cen­ten­nial events in 2012 including con­certs in Cologne, NY, and a large-scale fes­tival cel­e­brating his life in Wash­ington DC. Check back for more info.  


Ross Karre joins ICE

In August of 2011, Ross Karre joined the Inter­na­tional Con­tem­po­rary Ensemble (ICE) as a per­cus­sionist and video artist for the 2011-12 season of con­certs. He is now a per­ma­nent member and will be joining ICE on con­certs in the 2012–13 … Con­tinue reading