Nomi Epstein is a Chicago-based composer, curator/performer of experimental music, and educator. Her music centers around her interest in sonic fragility where structure arises out of textural subtleties. Epstein’s compositions have been performed throughout the US and Europe by ensembles such as ICE, Ensemble SurPlus, Wet Ink, Mivos Quartet, Wild Rumpus, counter)induction, the Southland Ensemble, and Dal Niente. She is the founder/director of the critically acclaimed, experimental music ensemble a•pe•ri•od•ic, and performs as part of this ensemble in addition to the experimental improvisation trio, NbN.
Epstein produced the Chicago area 2012 centennial John Cage Festival and co-produced the 2014 Chicago Wandelweiser Festival and the 2017 Galina Ustvolskaya Festival. She continues to research, write, and lecture on post-Cagean notated experimental music. Epstein has served on the faculties of Northwestern University, Roosevelt University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, DePaul University and the University of Iowa.