World Premiere of “Gifts of Transition”

The world premiere of Chris Dingman’s suite Gifts of Transition for a cappella choir will be Sunday June 10th at Saint Peter’s Church, as part of his month long residency in June. The 3-part suite for SATB choir, featuring text by Jen Shyu, Rumi (translated by Coleman Barks), and by Dingman himself, will be sung by the Long Island Sound Vocal Jazz Ensemble from LIU Post, conducted by Jennifer Miceli.

Gifts of Transition
“No Boundaries” – text by Jen Shyu
“Quietness” – text by Rumi (trans. Coleman Barks)
“All Around Us” – text by Chris Dingman

featuring the Long Island Sound Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Jennifer Miceli, conductor

Sunday, June 10th
5pm

Saint Peter’s Church
619 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10022

Free admission, all are welcome

New Video

Chris was recently featured on The Hand and Eye blog in a short video about him, the vibes, and his piece “Ali.”

 

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Residency at The Stone February 21 – 26

Announcing Chris Dingman’s curatorial debut at The Stone: a six-night residency featuring a host of luminary musicians, representing both his long-standing alliances and exciting new projects and collaborations.

All concerts are at 8:30pm. The Stone is located at the corner of Avenue C and East 2nd Street in Manhattan’s East Village. More info at www.thestonenyc.com.

2/21 Tuesday
Dispatches from the Unknown: Solo Music performed & composed by:
Fabian Almazan (piano), Ike Sturm (bass), Satoshi Takeishi (prepared hammer dulcimer & electronics), Anna Webber (flutes & electronics), and Chris Dingman (vibraphone)
World premiere of solo works from the new podcast by Inner Arts Initiative “Dispatches from the Unknown,” exploring the creative process behind musical composition. Concert will be followed by artist discussion and Q&A. More info at www.inner-arts.org

2/22 Wednesday
Trio
Chris Dingman (vibes), Tony Scherr (bass), Kenny Wolleson (drums)
Dingman unveils new compositions for trio exploring sonic and textural possibilities of the vibraphone, featuring an impeccable rhythm section. 

2/23 Thursday
The Subliminal and the Sublime
Loren Stillman (saxophone), Fabian Almazan (piano),Chris Dingman (vibes), Ryan Ferreira (guitar), Chris Tordini (bass), Jared Schonig (drums)
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. The five-part suite The Subliminal and The Sublime is inspired by these profound and subtle wonders of nature, ultimately guiding listeners 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.

2/24 Friday
Omens
Steve Lehman (alto sax), Chris Dingman (vibes), Matt Brewer (bass), Tyshawn Sorey (drums)
A reunion of Dingman’s first NYC-based ensemble, in its first performance since 2005. Ominous, visceral, and complex music played by a band of visionary artists.

2/25 Saturday
Waking Dreams
Chris Dingman (vibes), Ryan Ferreira (guitar), Chris Tordini (bass), Tommy Crane (drums), Miriam Elhajli (vocals)
Dingman’s flagship ensemble debuts new songs featuring guest vocalist Miriam Elhajli, new instrumental compositions, and highlights from his debut album Waking Dreams.

2/26 Sunday
Solo, Duo, Trio, Quartet, Quintet
Charlie Burnham (violin), Kaoru Watanabe (flutes), Chris Dingman (vibes), Ryan Ferreira (guitar), Zaneta Sykes (percussion)
New directions and combinations for a group of lyrical players well-versed in multiple languages of improvisation.

Build for Unity Concert January 28

Build for Unity
Benefit Concert for Habitat for Humanity NYC

When:
Saturday, January 28, 8pm – 10pm

Where:
Saint Peter’s Church
619 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10022
www.saintpeters.org

Join us for a concert to support Build for Unity, a community and multi-faith collaboration through Habitat for Humanity New York City. Build for Unity brings together people of all colors, creeds and communities to counter intolerance and build homes for local families in need.

In the midst of our current national divisions, when faith and ethnic-based violence makes regular headlines, it’s imperative for us to tell a different story—one of diverse people and communities uniting together in service to others.

In this spirit, we bring together musicians of various traditions and backgrounds to share in an evening of musical celebration, all in an effort to raise funds and awareness for this important Habitat for Humanity initiative.

Featuring
Melissa Stylianou – vocals
Zafer Tawil – oud, nay, vocals, compositions
Jesse Lewis – guitar
Miriam Elhajli – vocals, guitar, compositions
Chris Dingman – vibraphone, compositions
Ike Sturm – bass, compositions
Zaneta Sykes – percussion

Playing original and traditional music in new and exciting configurations

Free and open to the public, accepting donations for Habitat for Humanity NYC’s Build for Unity program

More About Build for Unity
Check out this video with more information about the launch of the first Build for Unity program at the Sacramento chapter of Habitat for Humanity:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VinKKfq5gIk

Actors of Sound premieres at LA Film Festival

The feature documentary Actors of Sound, with Dingman’s original score, premieres at the 2016 LA Film Festival on Saturday, June 4. The score is performed by Dingman (marimbas, vibraphone, percussion), Jesse Lewis (acoustic and electric guitars), Bryan Copeland (upright bass), Fabian Almazan (piano and rhodes), and Tomoko Omura (violins), and mixed by Liberty Ellman.