Minneapolis based Strains New Music Ensemble specializes in the performance, promotion, and creation of new contemporary chamber music. Since its founding in 2015, Strains has premiered over a dozen compositions by composers Katherine Bergman, Joey Crane, Michael Duffy, Sam Krahn, Scott Miller, Ted Moore, Joshua Musikantow, Daniel Nass, and Tiffany Skidmore. They have performed in Antonello Hall at the MacPhail School of Music, Dreamland Arts, Fallout Arts, Honey, The Schubert Club, SPACE, Studio Z, The Tilsner, the University of Minnesota, been featured on concert series in close collaboration with 113 Composer Collective and the Spitting Image Collective, and have given educational workshops to audiences across the Twin Cities. Members are James DeVoll (flute), Jeffery Kyle Hutchins (saxophone), Carlynn Savot (cello), and Jeremy Johnston (percussion). In 2018, they will present new work by composers Scott Miller, Ann Millikan, Schuyler Tsuda, and Adam Zahller.