Dispatches from the Unknown: World Premiere Concert Tuesday Feb 21


Fabian Almazan : piano
Anna Webber: flutes & electronics
Ike Sturm: bass
Satoshi Takeishi: prepared hammer dulcimer & electronics
Chris Dingman: vibraphone

Tuesday, February 21, 8:30pm

The Stone
Corner of Avenue C & East 2nd Street
New York, NY 10009

Come hear the new music that is the subject of our soon-to-launch podcast series Dispatches from the Unknown and get the inside track on this exciting new project.

In each episode, we travel through one artist’s creative mind and learn about their new music as it unfolds. We hear about who they are and why they create, explore the inner workings of their creative process, and more.

More information at www.inner-arts.org/dispatches

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Art Slope

Inner Arts Initiative is excited to announce its role as a partnering organization for the Art Slope festival, a new free 9-day multi-arts festival happening Sept 17-25, 2016 in Park Slope, Brooklyn!

There is so much art of all kinds on display, and so many events to attend this week. Find out more about the festival in this interview from BRIC TV with IAI co-director Zaneta Sykes and Art Slope director Gilly Youner.

Live Panel Discussion in Brooklyn on September 24

Dispatches from the Unknown live panel and Q&A

with Anna Webber, Fabian Almazan, Ike Sturm, Satoshi Takeishi

hosted by Chris Dingman

on Saturday, Sept 24, 2:30pm – 3:30pm

at the Brooklyn Conservatory
58 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

as part of the Art Slope festival

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.

This panel discussion features four fresh musical voices: NYC-based artists at the cutting edge of instrumental improvised music. Anna Webber, Fabian Almazan, Ike Sturm, and Satoshi Takeishi are all composing new solo music and are being documented in the process. Join host Chris Dingman in exploring the inner workings of their creative minds in a lively roundtable talk and audience Q&A.

Dispatches from the Unknown, produced by Inner Arts Initiative, 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 the Dispatches from the Unknown podcast and recording series will launch in early 2017, more info to come as the series launch approaches!

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CD release and Performance

Album Release
June 16

Chris Dingman’s The Subliminal and the Sublime available today for purchase on IAI website, iTunes, CD Baby, and Bandcamp.

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Exclusive Performance
June 26

Exclusive live performance of The Subliminal and the Sublime in its entirety

Opening set by bassist/composer
Garth Stevenson

Conversation and Q&A with the composer

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“Sublime is exactly that-perfectly paced, beautifully performed.”Downbeat