Zeitgeist (ensemble)

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Zeitgeist is an American contemporary classical music group based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. It was founded in 1977.

Its instrumentation includes two percussion, piano, and woodwinds. The group has worked with and commissioned numerous composers, including John Cage, Yoko Ono, La Monte Young, Frederic Rzewski, Paul Dresher, Terry Riley, Anthony Gatto, Jin Hi Kim, Eric Stokes, Harold Budd, Daniel Lentz, Barbara Benary, Fred Ho, Martin Bresnick, Homer Lambrecht, Brent Michael Davids, Jack Vees, Pierre Jalbert, Arthur Jarvinen, Scott Lindroth, Mark Applebaum, and Beth Custer.


  • 1993 - If Tigers Were Clouds. Innova.
  • 1994 - Intuitive Leaps: Zeitgeist plays Terry Riley. Sony Music Entertainment.
  • 1995 - A Decade: Zeitgeist Plays Rzewski. O.O. Discs.


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