We are excited to announce the 2015 Black House Collective New Music Workshop and its visiting artists, Chris Wild and Amanda DeBoer Bartlett of Ensemble Dal Niente.
2015 Visiting Artists
Cellist and conductor Chris Wild has performed in concert halls throughout North America and Europe and in broadcasts on CTV National News (Canada) and classical radio stations WQXR (New York) and WFMT (Chicago). His debut cello album, Abhanden, is described by New Music Box as "a virtuosic tour-de-force for solo cello ... Wild's approach to the material is soaring, lyrical, and bold ... confirms that Wild is not only an exciting performer to watch, but also a wise programmer and collaborator."
An avid interpreter of new music, Chris is currently Artistic Coordinator and Cellist for Ensemble Dal Niente, a Chicago-based collective of "super-musicians" (Chicago Tribune). In addition to their local concert series, Dal Niente performs internationally and has been in residence at universities such as Northwestern, Indiana, Harvard, and Stanford, and at the Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music (Germany), where they were the first-ever ensemble awarded the Kranichsteiner Music Prize for Interpretation. Chris has also performed classical and contemporary music as a soloist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (Canada), Third Coast Percussion (Chicago), Experimental Sound Studio SWR (Germany) and University of Michigan Philharmonia.
Amanda DeBoer Bartlett is an experimental singer and classical music curator based in Omaha, Nebraska. Specializing in project-based collaborations with living composers, Ms. DeBoer is particularly interested in the development of new dramatic works. She is a member of Ensemble Dal Niente and Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, and is the founder of Omaha Under the Radar – a performance festival in the Midwest. She has recordings on Southport Records, Navona Records, Carrier Records, and soon will be available on New Amsterdam’s label. www.amandadeboer.com