Ensemble Signal is a New York-based ensemble dedicated to offering the broadest possible audience access to a diverse range of contemporary works through performance, commissioning, recording, and education. Founded by Co-Artistic/Executive Director Lauren Radnofsky and Co-Artistic Director/Conductor Brad Lubman, Signal has performed over 350 concerts, premiered numerous works, and co-produced ten recordings since its debut in 2008. The ensemble has appeared at concert halls and international festivals including the Lincoln Center Festival, the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s series at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Big Ears Festival, Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, the Lincoln Center American Songbook series, the Library of Congress, Washington Performing Arts, Cal Performances, Tanglewood Music Festival of Contemporary Music, Ojai Music Festival, the Guggenheim Museum (NY), NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts, and the Bang on a Can Marathon. They have worked with composers Hans Abrahamsen, Unsuk Chin, Michael Gordon, Georg Friedrich Haas, Oliver Knussen, Helmut Lachenmann, David Lang, Hilda Paredes, Steve Reich, Kaija Saariaho, and Julia Wolfe.
Among Signal’s recordings are Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians, which was released in May 2015 on harmonia mundi and received a Diapason d’or and appeared on Billboard's classical crossover charts. Additional recordings include a CD & DVD of music by Lachenmann, with the composer as soloist in “…Zwei Gefühle…” (Mode) and Gordon/Lang/Wolfe’s Shelter (Cantaloupe).
Recent highlights include the U.S. premieres of Reich’s Runner at venues across the U.S. (2017-18); the world premiere and 130 performances of Reich’s Reich/Richter for large ensemble, with artwork and film by Gerhard Richter for the inaugural season of New York’s new multi-arts venue, The Shed (2019); and in 2022, the U.S. premieres of music by Luca Francesconi and George Lewis, the world premiere of a new work by Darian Donovan Thomas, and a concert of music curated by Julia Wolfe at Carnegie Hall.