Category: Concerts

Reimagine Festival August 18-22

In celebration of the release of the five-hour album Peace, vibraphonist and composer Chris Dingman performs a series of five healing sound journeys on August 18-22 for the Reimagine Festival.

 

Join Chris for an immersive listening experience that many have described as transportive, meditative, and deeply healing. Each journey is special and of the moment.

 

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Chris recorded Peace as he performed it for his father in the final weeks of his life, during his time in home hospice care. The music of Peace sets an atmosphere of calm and compassion, to help soothe, heal, and carry you through life’s challenges.

 

Following his father’s passing, Chris has gone on to perform healing music for others, and to speak about his experiences, including at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and the Gold Foundation Humanism Summit as part of the Planetree Conference on Person-Centered Care.
 
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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

SWR New Jazz Meeting 2015

Chris is taking part in the SWR New Jazz Meeting 2015 at SWR in Baden-Baden, Germany.

This collective of six musicians, directed by Fabian Almazan, developed and recorded new music together for four days at the SWR studio. They will present the music in concerts in southwestern Germany:

Friday, Nov 27
in Karlsruhe at Tollhaus

Saturday, Nov 28
in Tubingen at Sudhaus

Sunday, Nov 29
in Mainz at Frankfurter Hof

Featuring
Fabian Almazan – piano
Anna Webber – saxophone, flute
Ryan Ferreira – guitar
Chris Dingman – vibraphone
Linda Oh – bass
Henry Cole – drums

See a page all about the collective and meeting, including video and audio, at the SWR Website.

Album Release Party June 26 at The Greene Space at WNYC

To celebrate the launch of The Subliminal and the Sublime, Chris will bring his sextet to the Greene Space at WNYC on Friday, June 26th at 7:00pm, for an exclusive performance of this sweeping 62-minute work in its entirety.

Hosted by Inner Arts Initiative, the evening will also include a conversation with the composer, exploring the connections between music, nature, and the inner search. Bassist/composer Garth Stevenson, internationally acclaimed for his nature-inspired music for film and yoga, will open the event with a brief set.

Commissioned by Chamber Music America, The Subliminal and the Sublime blends jazz, contemporary chamber music, minimalism, and ambient electronica with subliminal layers of pattern and detail inspired by the natural world. It features a sextet of virtuosic performers: Dingman on vibraphone, Loren Stillman on alto sax, Fabian Almazan on piano, guitarist Ryan Ferreira and the bass/drums tandem of Linda Oh and Justin Brown.

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Free Concert May 18 in Bryant Park

Chris will bring his Waking Dreams sextet to perform a free concert Monday, May 18th at 5pm in Bryant Park, as part of the New Music in Bryant Park series. The series features award-winning classical and jazz ensembles performing back to back each week in May, showcasing works commissioned by Chamber Music America.

Featuring Fabian Almazan, Linda Oh, Jared Schonig, Loren Stillman, and Ryan Ferreira, this performance will include excerpts of Chris’s commissioned piece The Subliminal and the Sublime as well as some selected works from his debut album Waking Dreams.

Read more about The Subliminal and the Sublime here.