V.V. Lightbody (Vivian McConnell from Chicago bands Santah / Grandkids) plays music that is self-described as nap-rock. V.V. released her debut LP, 'Bathing Peach', in June of 2018. Her songs have cocktail lounge vibes; layered with flutes & lyrics about dried fruit. Think of glitching mermaids with dozing and comfortable songs.
As part of a co-commission with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Dal Niente will premiere a new composition by Anthony Cheung at the LAPhil’s Noon to Midnight Festival June 1st, before returning home to give the work its Chicago premiere.
It's time for Dal Niente's 2019 Party! This year's Party features the Chicago premiere of Anthony Cheung's new work, co-commissioned with the L.A. Philharmonic, as well as works by Erin Gee, Mario Davidovsky, and Igor Santos. As per usual, there will be food, drinks, and good times.
Classics with the Highland Park Strings. More information at http://highlandparkstrings.org/pgs/december.html
Sound, perception, and meaning interact in strange ways in this program of solos, duos, and trios for mixed instrumentation.
Strange vocal sounds, delicate textures, and complex resonances dominate this intricate program of works for winds, strings, and voices, featuring several works written for Ensemble Dal Niente by Alican Camci, Lu Wang, and Erin Gee, as well as ensemble favorites by Enno Poppe and Giacinto Scelsi.
Dal Niente performs three concerts in Mexico City on the Foro Internacional de Música Nueva Manuel Enriquez, the ambitious annual festival of the Mexican Instituto Nacional de Belles Artes (National Institute of the Fine Arts). At the Palace of the Fine Arts, we perform a program of many of our Chicago-based or Chicago-native collaborators, including a new arrangement by Mexico-born, Chicago-residing Luis Fernando Amaya; also included is a new version of a legendary Mexican composer Julio Estrada’s yuunohui’wah for the solo percussion.
Dal Niente performs three concerts in Mexico City on the Foro Internacional de Música Nueva Manuel Enriquez, the ambitious annual festival of the Mexican Instituto Nacional de Belles Artes (National Institute of the Fine Arts). At the National Museum of Art, we perform compositions chosen by the Foro’s jury from their international call for scores.
A musical tribute to Mr. Rogers presented by PK Flyer, with special guests Eli Caterer and Rich Jones, comedian Bill Bullock, and puppetry by Sarah Goone.
Emma Hospelhorn and Ben Sutherland combine software, live music, wearable technology, and movement to transform sound, space, and time. This week-long residency includes an open-to-the-public performance on Saturday, July 14.
Tomorrow's Music Today concerts close Contempo's season by showcasing today's most promising up-and-coming talent, University of Chicago doctoral candidates in composition. Ensemble Dal Niente brings their music to life. This program features works by Joungbum Lee, Alican Çamci, and Igor Santos.
More information at https://chicagopresents.uchicago.edu/events/2017-2018/2018-05-05-003000
The George Lewis fanfare continues with a performance of Assemblage in its entirety at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. This performance will include NYC premieres of Assemblage and The Mangle of Practice. A talk with George Lewis and multimedia artist Camille Norment follows the performance.www.dalniente.com
Dal Niente performs the music of George Lewis at Brandeis University's Slosberg Concert Hall.