Kagel, Mauricio: “Osten” from Die Stücke... (1989)
Sciarrino, Salvatore: Muro d’Orrizonte (1997)
Haas, Georg Friedrich: In Vain (2000)
Ensemble Dal Niente is a 20-member Chicago-based contemporary music collective that presents and performs new music in ways that redefine the listening experience and advance the art form. The programming, brought to life by a flexible repertoire-based instrumentation, seeks to challenge convention and create engaging, inspiring, and immersive experiences that connect audiences with the music of today.
Described as "super-musicians" and noted for "bracing sonic adventures by some of the best new-music virtuosos around" (Chicago Tribune), Ensemble Dal Niente became the first-ever ensemble recipient of the coveted Kranichstein Music Prize - the top award for music interpretation - at the 2012 International Summer Courses for New Music in Darmstadt, Germany.
The ensemble has commissioned or premiered hundreds of works and has collaborated with visual artists and playwrights to create rich new experiences for audiences and people of diverse creative disciplines. Equally at home working with major international figures as with younger composers, recent collaborators include Brian Ferneyhough, Chaya Czernowin, George Lewis, Marino Formenti, Kaija Saariaho, Marcos Balter, Greg Saunier, Deerhoof, Hans Thomalla, Lee Hyla, Johannes Kreidler, Mark Andre, Evan Johnson, Aaron Einbond, Morgan Krauss, and Jay Alan Yim.
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