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.