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Dal Niente in Mexico City II: Sounds of Chicago

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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. 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.  Finally, at the Theater of Dance, we renew our relationship with Deflos Danza Contemporánea (Mazatlan, Mexico) in a program featuring Argentinian-American composer Tomás Gueglio’s Proa (“prow”).


George Lewis, Mnemosis
Marcos Balter, Pois que nada que dure, ou que durando
Tim Page, Hypha
Erin Gee, Mouthpiece XIXc
Augusta Read Thomas, Scat
Luis Fernando Amaya: Tinta Roja, Tinta Negra
Julio Estrada, yuunohui’wa
George Lewis, Hexis

Further Reading:

Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts)

Columbia University Lecture given by George E. Lewis on Improvisation as a Way of Life


This engagement is supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.