We think of The Ear as a kind of focus group setting, where we test new compositions on a general audience. We’ve so often heard the term ‘experimental music’. It seems we’ve forgotten that most experiments fail – until they don’t. And then you’ve changed the world, if even a little bit. We’re not satisfied anymore with presenting music that only we – the creator – appreciate. Success in the genre of mainstream classical music (Mozart, Chopin, etc.) means that you leave a general audience drooling and making caveman noises of holy-cowness. As The Ear grows, we intend to add more sittings of smaller shows to help maintain that intimate feeling of connection between the humans onstage and the humans in the room.