Nu Deco Ensemble & Ben Folds Unveil Live Video Performance of “Capable of Anything”

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MAY 15, 2020 – MIAMI, FL – Miami’s innovative, genre-bending hybrid orchestra, Nu Deco Ensemble, and multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter and producer, Ben Folds, are thrilled to unveil their live video performance of Fold’s 2015 single, “Capable of Anything”. This exciting collaboration was originally filmed in performance March 2018 at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami as part of Nu Deco’s set with Folds featuring some of his most iconic works. Watch the Facebook live premiere of the video via American Songwriter tonight at 8:30 PM EST, HERE.

“Having my friend Jacomo Bairos conduct this performance with Nu Deco was an incredible experience“, says Folds. “I commend Jacomo and Sam Hyken, brilliant musicians in their own right, for having put together this rare, one-of-a-kind hybrid chamber orchestra that’s way ahead of its time. Their collective talents and energy on stage is both inspiring and captivating to me as a performing artist, and to any audience fortunate enough to catch one of their shows.”

Created by two of classical music’s most in demand artists, Jacomo Bairos and Sam Hyken, Nu Deco Ensemble is a flexible and innovative hybrid orchestra that celebrates living composers, reimagines all genres of music and collaborates with a wide range of diverse musical guests, composers, choreographers, dancers and mixed media artists. Since its inception in 2015, the 30-piece ensemble has exploded onto Miami’s eclectic musical scene, captivating audiences, engaging with its community and fusing innovative, genre-bending orchestral performances and collaborations with the highest levels of musical artistry.

The ensemble is continuing to give back to audiences through Instagram Live Q&As, free musical instrument lessons to local youth through their Nu Deco NXT program and a continuous stream of live videos that aim to transport viewers from their living rooms straight into iconic performing arts venues throughout South Florida.

In November, Nu Deco Ensemble released their self-titled debut album. Produced in full by Kishi Bashi, the 8-track album includes genre-bending collaborations, re-imaginings of artists such as Outkast and Daft Punk and new music by some of today’s most exciting living composers, including Nicholas Omicioli and Andy Akiho, among others. Nu Deco Ensemble is available to stream today at

The 2019-2020 performance season has featured collaborations with Wyclef Jean, Robert Glasper, Hurray for the Riff Raff, PJ Morton and more. Please stay tuned to Nu Deco Ensemble’s website and social media accounts for updates on future shows.

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“Nu Deco Ensemble is an off-the-beaten-classical-hall-track orchestra that focuses on adapting the work of living composers and collaborating with musicians, choreographers, dancers and mixed media artists from a variety of genres.” –Variety

“Will captivate your eyes and ears” –

“Since the project’s inception, Nu Deco Ensemble has caught the attention of the music world at large via their innovative, stylistically fluid collaborations.” –
Live for Live Music

“a chamber orchestra for the 21st century” –The New York Times

“sonically spellbinding” –Billboard

“[Jacomo Bairos and Sam Hyken’s] mad musical minds thrive on the connection between contemporary pop and classical beauty.” –Miami New Times


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