ABOUT

The Ensemble

She whoops; he knox!

Whoopknox is a Detroit-based new music ensemble that makes complex new music accessible to every audience through authentic storytelling and unabashed performance. Their repertoire ranges from the perplexing, A Waltzer in the House (2003) by Milton Babbitt to the dramatic, yet playful, Jabberwocky (1993) by Susan Botti.

 

The debut performance was hailed for its precision, artistry, and dedication to interpreting the music of today. "Whoopknox was an absolute thrill to witness in action! Their precision and artistry were equally as brilliant as their energy and dedication to interpreting the music of our time." pianist, Justin Snyder.

 

The ensemble was co-founded by Jocelyn Zelasko, voice, and Thom Monks, percussion. Being Detroiter's who love new music and their city, Whoopknox is dedicated to performing music that is hard “knox” and stunningly beautiful, just like Detroit! Whoop!

Testimonials:

"Whoopknox was an absolute thrill to witness in action! Their precision and artistry were equally as brilliant as their energy and dedication to interpreting the music of our time and the combination of voice and percussion melded seamlessly. I look forward to Whoopknox's future programing within the new music sphere." ~ Justin Snyder, pianist

"Whoopknox blew me away! Incredible musicianship, great song selections, and an easy to work with ensemble. They were the perfect addition to our music series!" ~ Maggie Cocco, music director

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