Founded in 2012 by graduates from the Musik Akademie Basel Contemporary Performance Masters Programme, neuverBand is a new-music chamber group devoted to promoting a broader appreciation of the art-musics of the 20th & 21st centuries. The ensemble endeavours to expand repertoire through collaborations with emerging composers, to promote works which are rarely performed or whose composers are relatively unknown beyond the borders of their countries of origin, and to present masterworks by international composers to Swiss audiences. Since its creation, neuverBand has commissioned and premiered some forty works and performed the Swiss premieres of works by Uroš Rojko, Gérard Pesson, Philippe Leroux, Stefano Gervasoni, Salvatore Sciarrino, Wolfgang Rihm, and Franck Bedrossian, among others.
In 2015, neuverBand inaugurated “Construct-Radiate,” a biennial composition competition open to composers of any nationality under the age of 40 in which an esteemed international jury selects a composer for future collaboration with the ensemble. neuverBand regularly collaborates with invited guests, notably Mike Svoboda, Céline Wasmer, Svea Schildknecht, Anne-May Krüger and Marcus Weiss.