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Numinous is a flexible and unique ensemble of up to 25 musicians that was founded in 2000 by composer Joseph C. Phillips Jr. to perform his music. In addition to Numinous, the musicians in Numinous have also performed with: Joyce Didonato, Steve Reich, MET Opera, Bang on A Can All-Stars, Signal, Alarm will Sound, Björk, Sting, Stevie Wonder, ICE, Rufus Wainwright, Newspeak, Laurie Anderson, Hans Zimmer, John Zorn, Victoire, Asphalt Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, Houston Symphony, Maria Schneider Orchestra, Henry Threadgill, and many other contemporary ensembles and artists.

Part chamber orchestra, part big band, part contemporary alternative group, Numinous deftly and organically transmutes inspiration from contemporary classical, jazz, world, and popular music as well as cinema, literature, and science. Through its numerous performances—such as at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)'s Next Wave Festival, the Ecstatic Music Festival and Merkin Concert Hall, (Le) Poisson Rouge, Roulette—and critically well-received recordings The Music of Joseph C. Phillips Jr. (2003, Numen Records), Vipassana (2009, innova Recordings) and Changing Same (2015, New Amsterdam Records), Numinous reflects Phillips’s musical philosophy of mixed music; the term is inspired by mixed race people who have traits and characteristics that come from each individual parent, from the melding of the two, and their own uniqueness. Mixed music is an organic fusing of various artistic and cultural influences into one distinctive and singular vision. Numinous and Phillips’s music generate emotions in the listener that resonate with beauty, mystery, and wonder in order to challenge, enlighten, and refresh.



none Numinous (2) - The Music Of Joseph C. Phillips Jr. album art Numinous (2), Joseph C. Phillips Jr. Numinous (2), Joseph C. Phillips Jr. - The Music Of Joseph C. Phillips Jr.(CD) Numen Records (2) none US 2003 Sell This Version
NWAM068 Numinous (2) - Changing Same album art Numinous (2) Changing Same(CD, Album) New Amsterdam Records NWAM068 US 2015 Sell This Version