Dal Niente's university residencies most frequently include collaborations with student composers and/or composition faculty members with activities customized for the needs of every school. Activities at previous residencies have included concerts curated by Ensemble Dal Niente, concerts of student and/or faculty works, readings/recordings of student works, composition workshops, performance master classes, rehearsal demonstrations, and discussions on topics such as entrepreneurship, interpretation, and performance.
Upcoming and past residencies are listed below. Click the titles to learn more.
Ensemble Dal Niente is delighted to make its first appearance at June in Buffalo as performers at the 26th festival hosted by the University at Buffalo’s Center for 21st Century Music. Stay tuned for more information about Dal Niente’s programming and activities at June in Buffalo.
Musicians from Ensemble Dal Niente will coach and perform alongside students from Northwestern University’s Contemporary Music Ensemble in Georg Friedrich Haas’s turn of the century masterpiece, in vain.
Dal Niente returns to Western Michigan University for the third time to collaborate with its stellar School of Music.
Dal Niente looks forward to visiting Boston University for the first time to work with student composers and perform a public concert at the Tsai Performance Center.
Ensemble Dal Niente is thrilled to return to Northwestern University, where numerous Nientes have studied over the years, for the university’s second New Music Conference.
Ensemble Dal Niente looks forward to collaborating with one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading centers for new music, The University of Washington. Throughout this residency, Dal Niente will perform significant works for ensemble by faculty members Joel Durand and Huck Hodge, tackle a visceral duo for oboe and percussion by the iconic composer Iannis Xenakis, improvise with live electronics, and work closely with graduate composition students through workshops and the performance of new works.
Ensemble Dal Niente is excited to be a resident ensemble at the 41st International Computer Music Conference taking place at the University of North Texas. The theme of the conference, Looking Back, Looking Forward, invites participants to reflect on the innovations, developments and artistic challenges over the past century, and to articulate a vision for the future. Dal Niente will perform multiple works selected from an international call for scores.
Dal Niente artists traveled to Minneapolis, Minnesota to lead workshops on eight new compositions by University of Minnesota students for voice, viola, horn, harp, and oboe, which culminated in a final performance of the new works.
Northwestern University, University of Chicago, Harvard University, Stanford University, Indiana University, University of Illinois, Western Michigan University, Bowling Green State University, University of Minnesota, Illinois State University, Williams College, Columbia College Chicago