We love new music; we love old music; we love folk music; we love improvised music—but most of all, we love MAKING music.
Room 1078’s mission is to support the 21st-century evolution of performance as "classical" musicians, using innovative takes on contemporary repertoire, improvisation, and folk music to break down barriers between musicians and audience members. For us, the process is about connecting with you as much as with each other, and we are constantly exploring ways to engage listeners with the passion, energy, and precision we seek to cultivate in live performance.
Founded at the University of Michigan in 2015, we began our journey with the desire to promote the music of student composers. Our debut album, By the Skin of Our Teeth, was released in 2017 and comprises music composed entirely by UM alumnus Nathan Thatcher; we've since incorporated our combined love of improvisation and folk music, crafting intimate, electrifying sets designed for mixed audiences. In addition to joining Atlanta’s inaugural YInMn Project in June of 2018, the quartet has appeared on Ann Arbor’s Third Place Concert Series and toured in a range of venues from construction zones and meaderies to living rooms and concert halls. Stay tuned for upcoming projects!