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Presentation about Music at the Gold Foundation Humanism Summit

Chris will be speaking about his “Peace” project at the Gold Foundation Humanism Summit, focused on humanism in medicine, and will be performing solo, all as part of the Planetree Conference on Person-Centered Care, in Orlando, FL, October 27-29.

“Peace” is a performance and recording project by vibraphonist Chris Dingman, intended for therapeutic use in palliative and hospice care as well as in treatment and rehabilitative environments. The music comprises 5+ hours of solo vibraphone music, which was recorded as it was performed for his own father during his time in home hospice care in June 2018. The music of “Peace” sets an atmosphere of calm and compassion, to help people feel happier, more peaceful, and less alone, especially during the physical and emotional pain and discomfort of end-of-life and other difficult experiences.

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

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

2/22 Wednesday
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
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

Saturday, January 28, 8pm – 10pm

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

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.

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: