Balter / Saunier features works by composer Marcos Balter and Greg Saunier, drummer for the band Deerhoof. Deerhoof and Dal Niente first crossed paths in 2012 when they shared a bill at Chicago’s Millennium Park. The two groups bonded instantly over their shared sensibilities and began work towards Balter / Saunier, an intricate intermingling of styles that captures each group at its most adventurous.
Diligence is to Magic as Progress is to Flight is a collaboration between Katherine Young and Austin Wulliman. Dal Niente performs on Movement IV which is scored for scordatura violin solo and chamber orchestra.
Chris Wild, Dal Niente cellist and Lead Artistic Coordinator, collaborates with fellow ensemble members Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, Gregory Beyer, Mabel Kwan, and Austin Wulliman on works by Marcos Balter, Eliza Brown, Daniel Dehaan, Andrew Greenwald, Chinary Ung, and Claude Vivier.