Ensemble Dal Niente performs new and experimental music with dedication, virtuosity, and an exploratory spirit. Dal Niente produces an uncommonly broad range of contemporary music, guiding listeners towards work that is transformative, that subverts expectations, that represents multiple compositional ideas and identities. The group is dedicated to creating the world of music we want to live in: equitable, inclusive, and inspiring. Audiences coming to Dal Niente shows can expect distinctive productions – from fully staged operas to multimedia spectacles to intimate solo performances-that are curated to pique curiosity and connect art, culture, and people. For more, go to www.dalniente.com
Jeff Parker is recognized as one of contemporary music's most versatile and innovative electric guitarists and composers. He is a longtime member of the influential indie band Tortoise, is a founding member of Isotope 217 and Chicago Underground, and has collaborated with Andrew Bird, Meshell Ndegeocello, Joshua Redman, Toumani Diabate, George Lewis, Bennie Maupin, Nicole Mitchell, Peter Erskine, Carmen Lundy, Makaya Mccraven, Vijay Iyer, Yo La Tengo, Ken Vandermark, Dave Douglas, Fred Anderson, Tom Ze, and hundreds more.
For more, go to www.jeffparkersounds.com
LJ White's music serves ideals of direct, focused, and socially relevant expression, assimilating an unrestricted array of influences through strange and evocative sonorities and rhythms, concise gestures, and apposite forms. He has worked with Alarm Will Sound, Ensemble SIGNAL, Ensemble Dal Niente, the JACK Quartet, the Spektral Quartet, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Third Angle Ensemble, Third Coast Percussion, and many others. He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at the New College of Florida.
For more, go to www.ljwhitemusic.com
Murat Çolak is a composer, producer, and audio engineer, born in Eskisehir and based in Manhattan. His work finds its home in the spirituality and poise of Turkish art music and in the hazy, hypnotic coils of dub tech no and trance. His works have been performed by the contemporary classical ensembles Wet Ink, Ensemble Dal Niente, International Contemporary Ensemble, Distractfold, Ensemble Vertixe Sonora, Ensemble Surplus, Meitar Ensemble, and Scenatet.
For more, go to www.muratcolakmusic.com