Sleeping Giant is a collective of six emerging Brooklyn-based composers (clockwise: Timo Andres, Andrew Norman, Jacob Cooper, Christopher Cerrone, Robert Honstein, and Ted Hearne). These “talented guys” (The New Yorker), who are “rapidly gaining notice for their daring innovations, stylistic range and acute attention to instrumental nuance” (WQXR) have composed a diverse corpus of music that prizes vitality over a rigidly uniform aesthetic. Their works—ranging from large orchestral pieces and fully staged operas to ambient electronic songs—have appeared in clubs and concert halls throughout the US and Europe, notably at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall, and the Concertgebouw. Their music has been performed by the Berlin Philharmonic Foundation, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the New York Youth Symphony, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, New York City Opera, the JACK Quartet, and the Calder Quartet. In the past year, Sleeping Giant has presented two sold-out concerts at New York’s (Le) Poisson Rouge and the first installment of their annual summer show at Brooklyn’s Littlefield. They are currently collaborating on an evening length work for Ensemble ACJW and the Deviant Septet to be premiered at Carnegie Hall in New York and at the Atlas Theatre in Washington, DC.