Dal Niente: Party 2016 in Chicago

Source: Ensemble Dal Niente.

Saturday, April 30, 2016
5:00pm 10:00pm
Dal Niente Studio & 3rd Floor Commons
4045 North Rockwell Street Chicago, IL, 60618 United States

Ensemble Dal Niente is throwing a 10th Anniversary Season party celebrating its history amongst the Chicago arts community and the release of a new album! With the collaboration of Chicago’s Parlour Tapes+, Party 2016 will stretch the ensemble to new artistic limits, through the North American premiere of Stefan Prins’ Generation Kill, a multimedia masterwork that critiques a society where digital devices, civilian surveillance, and modern warfare threaten human interconnectivity. Dal Niente’s longstanding history of groundbreaking collaborations will be on display with the Chicago premiere of Greg Saunier’s Deerhoof Chamber Variations. Saunier, drummer of the celebrated indie-noise band Deerhoof, worked with Dal Niente and composer Marcos Balter on a new CD which will be available that evening. Additional highlights include a world premiere for instrumental and electronic performers by Natacha Diels, and a world premiere for ensemble by Dal Niente’s founding Executive Director and composer Kirsten Broberg. Rounding out the program will be works representing the European avant-garde, meditations on the overtone series, performance art exhibitions, and more. Enjoy an evening of celebration with music, conversation, food, and drink as we toast Dal Niente’s extraordinary body of work!


6pm onward
Stefan Prins: Generation Kill (2012) for percussion, electric guitar, violin, 4 game controllers, live-electronics, and live-video (North American Premiere)
Greg Saunier: Deerhoof Chamber Variations (2013) for 2 sopranos, saxophone, horn, harp, piano, violin, cello, and bass (Chicago Premiere)
Natacha Diels: Elpis (2016) for 2 sopranos, clarinet, saxophone, horn, percussion, piano, cello, 3 assistants, and electronics (World Premiere)
Kirsten Broberg: New Work (2016) for soprano, flute, horn, harp, cello, and bass (World Premiere)
James Tenney: Critical Band (1988) for variable instrumentation
Katherine Young: like a halo (2014, rev. 2015) for soprano, saxophone, horn, harp, piano, and violin (Chicago Premiere)
Georges Aperghis: La Nuit en Tete (2000) for soprano, flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, and cello
Parlour Tapes+: New Work (2016) for four performers (World Premiere)
Louis Andriessen: Hout (1991) for tenor saxophone, marimba, guitar, and piano
Magnus Lindberg: Linea d’Ombra (1981) for flute, clarinet, guitar, and percussion
Jessie Marino: Witford Rimley and his Robotic Dog Seize Burger King in a Bloodless Coup (2013) for 2 performers and 2 transducers
Marcos Balter: Pois que nada que dure, ou que durando… (2013) for soprano and guitar
David Felder: Rare Air (2008) for bass clarinet, piano, and electronics