Category: Projects

Weekly Music Series Launches on Bandcamp

Chris has launched a brand new series on Bandcamp, recording and releasing one piece of music every week for subscribers !

Subscribe at chrisdingman.bandcamp.com/subscribe

Subscriptions include a new track every week, plus all previous weeks and 10 unreleased tracks from before the series began, and access to most of Chris’s back catalog including his first 3 full-length studio albums. This music is available for subscribers to stream on the Bandcamp site or app, or as CD-quality downloads, or mp3s.

The Release of Peace

Today, Chris celebrates the release of a special project: Peace.

Peace was recorded as it was performed for Chris’s father during his time in hospice care, in the final weeks of his life. This extended album consists of five hours of Chris’s original solo vibraphone music.

He casts an enveloping atmosphere throughout, creating layers of ethereal sounds – poignant melodies, swirling textures, and undulating pedal tones. It’s an immersive listening experience that many have described as transportive, meditative, deeply healing, and transformative.

Click here to visit the album page, to hear the music and read Chris’s full statement about the album.

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.