Nu Deco Ensemble was founded in 2014 by conductor Jacomo Rafael Bairos and composer Sam Hyken, with a mission to present innovative concert experiences, comprehensive educational programming, be a vehicle to connect artists in Miami to one another, and provide leadership in genre-bending musical exploration.
The orchestra recently debuted on April 4th at the Light Box at Goldman Warehouse to a sold out audience, and rave reviews performing the music of some of the countries most dynamic young composers, as well as a symphonic suite of the music of Daft Punk. Other recent performances include collaborations with Bang on a Can All-Stars, Manual Cinema, O Miami, and Afrobeta. Nu Deco Ensemble also recently performed the musical score to Rakantour’s Film Dawg Fight, directed by Billy Corben. 2015-2016 marks the inaugural season of Nu Deco Ensemble which includes concerts at the Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, the Deering Estate, the North Beach Band Shell, and New World Center. Artists that will collaborate with Nu Deco Ensemble this season include Project Trio, Brika, Andy Akiho, and Spam All-Stars. Nu Deco Ensemble is a 2014 winner of the Knight Arts Challenge.