Presenting recordings, performances, and series that inspire
Where does music come from? What drives people to create it, and how do they do it? We seek answers to these questions and more in the new series Dispatches from the Unknown.
Dispatches from the Unknown is an equal parts commissioning, podcast, recording, and live performance series aimed at asking big questions about music and the creative process. The series seeks to shed light on how people connect with their inner creative spark, to open listeners to new creative possibilities and processes, and to help make instrumental music and the art of improvisation more accessible to a wider audience. This is done in the spirit of inspiring creativity, and forging stronger connections between audiences, performers, and composers.
Season 1 of Dispatches from the Unknown will begin in early 2017 and will feature four NYC-based artists at the cutting edge of instrumental improvised and composed music. Read more on the Dispatches page.
The Subliminal and the Sublime
From the giant redwoods of California to the smallest ripples in water, our place and purpose in the universe is often illuminated by our awareness of the natural world. In his stunning five-part suite The Subliminal and the The Sublime, genre-defying composer/vibraphonist Chris Dingman elegantly captures these profound and subtle wonders of nature, ultimately guiding the listener to reflect on the cosmos and their place within it.
The Subliminal and the Sublime was commissioned by Chamber Music America and the Doris Duke Foundation.
“Sublime is exactly that—perfectly paced, beautifully performed.”DownBeat Magazine
Feb 21, 2017
Dispatches from the Unknown
Fabian Almazan, Anna Webber, Satoshi Takeishi, Ike Sturm, and Chris Dingman
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