Erin Gee’s award-winning Mouthpiece series uses non-traditional vocal sounds to construct intricate sonic landscapes. In Mouthpiece 32, written for Dal Niente in 2018, Gee approaches the sound-worlds of specific insects, animals, and plants, mapping insect and human sound-production techniques on to each other to create music that is at once strange, familiar, and new. This program features Mouthpiece 32 along with works by NIU student composers. More Information at www.dalniente.com
Dal Niente, in large ensemble form, teams up with legendary saxophonist Ken Vandermark to perform brand-new music by Roscoe Mitchell, a fearless musical pioneer whose music has, over the last half-century, changed the very definition of what is possible. Dal Niente co-commissioned this work with the Birdhouse, an organization dedicated to honoring the legacy of Fred Andersen, whose Velvet Lounge was an anchor for new forms of music in Chicago for decades.
Celebrate the opening of the Dal Niente season with a concert celebrating the album release of Ben Melsky/ Ensemble Dal Niente on New Focus Recordings! The upcoming record features Alican Çamci’s Perde for harp and bass flute, written for and performed by Emma Hospelhorn and Ben Melsky.
The show will feature live performances of several tracks from the album, along with larger works by Tim Page, Carola Bauckholt, and Alican Çamci.
More information at www.dalniente.com
With the solstice in the rear-view, we're taking an evening to soak up some summer goodness with an excellent line-up of music at Cream Co. studios in Pilsen. Performances will be held amdist a showing of artwork by Erin Bliss. Show starts at Dusk and we'll be hanging until dark. Get it? Sun Sets?
PK Flyer is Paul Karner and his art projects. Tonight he's performing a brand new set of works. Performed here with a chamber ensemble, TILT is a collection of 5 tunes composed over guitar improvisations recorded sometime in 2015 by Eli Caterer and Jacob Kart.
Dal Niente joins the Splice Institute at Western Michigan University as Guest Ensemble on June 23-25, performing works for instruments and electronics.
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 well as a new work for solo flute by yours truly.
Ticket price includes food and open bar.
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.
Ensemble Dal Niente Presents:
featuring the Ensemble Dal Niente Wind Trio
Sunday, May 5 at 3:30pm
$20 Full Price, $15 Student Price
This May, the Dal Niente Woodwind Trio presents the world premiere of Victoria Cheah's luminous "Undersea," along with a wide-ranging program featuring the full array of sounds available to contemporary woodwind players: from kaleidoscopic quarter tones, to ethereal trills, to jazzy pizzicatos.
Music for bodies, flutes, and electronics by Emma Hospelhorn and Ben Sutherland.
TMIN is thrilled to be part of ADVANCE: Equinox with Chagall. Our set will feature dancer Jasmine Mendoza wearing our motion capture suit.
ADVANCE: Equinox is a special one night only event featuring highlighting advancements in music, movement, and technology. CHAGALL is an Amsterdam-born, London-based electronic music producer, innovator, songwriter, singer, performer and early adopter of the MI.MU Gloves Interface. MI.MU Gloves - originally the brainchild of Imogen Heap - are wireless, sensor-enabled gloves for creating and performing music through movement and gesture. Come celebrate the advancements in symbiosis between artist and instrument; recognize the rhythm of the Earth.
Ensemble Dal Niente brings its unique musical interpretation to the Evanston community with music for flutes, oboe, clarinet, harp, and voice
Music for bodies, instruments, and electronics - featuring dancer and improviser Jasmine Mendoza wearing our motion capture suit. Don’t miss this one!
The musicians of Dal Niente bring their unique sounds to the Ringling Museum of Art as part of Dal Niente’s New Music New College residency.
Featuring individual sets by Alejandro Acierto, Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, and Emma Hospelhorn.
Free with museum admission.
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.
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.