Recording at Meyer Sound Labs in Berkeley, CA
Jun
2
Jun 14

Recording at Meyer Sound Labs in Berkeley, CA

  • Meyer Sound

June 2-5 and June 14. Claire continues her collaboration with Meyer Sound Labs and producer Matias Tarnopolsky to record the entirety of the Density 2036 repertoire to date (2013-2016). Live, unedited performances of all four years of repertoire are slated for release in a three-album format in Fall 2017. Stay tuned for details this summer on this epic project!

https://meyersound.com/

June 18-August 13 at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Jun
18
Aug 13

June 18-August 13 at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

  • Banff Center

Preliminary Info Here!

As co-artistic director (with her longtime collaborator Steven Schick) of the Banff Summer Classical Programs, Claire will spend the summer in the Canadian Rockies mentoring young musicians in the new program ARC. ARC combines the creation of new music, the refinement of traditional and contemporary practices, and the amplification of our music into the public space by means of reflection and conversation. Faculty and guests include the JACK Quartet, Miro Quartet, Imani Winds, ICE, Peter Evans, Tyshawn Sorey, Nicolas Hodges, Zosha di Castri, Sabrina Schroeder, Carla Kihlstedt, Anne Bourne and Sofia Jernberg.


Density 2036
May
13
8:00 pm20:00

Density 2036

  • Grote Kerk

Claire will perform her most recent Density program in the Netherlands.

Residency at Northwestern's Institute for New Music
Apr
24
May 26

Residency at Northwestern's Institute for New Music

  • Bienen School of Music

Claire will be in attendance on April 24th and May 22nd-26th. As the Institute for New Music's Resident Artist in 2017-18, Claire co-teaches a course on composer/performer collaboration with Composition Professor Hans Thomalla, and coaches student performances of new works. 

http://www.music.northwestern.edu

ICE in Abu Dhabi
Mar
30
Mar 31

ICE in Abu Dhabi

  • New York University Abu Dhabi

Tickets & Info Here!

Claire joins Vijay Iyer and ICE in Abu Dhabi! Works by Vijay Iyer and Igor Stravinsky. Concerts on both March 30th and 31st.

Residency at University of Michigan
Mar
13
Mar 14

Residency at University of Michigan

  • University Of Michigan

For more info and availabilities, call UM campus info at 734-764-4636

http://iceorg.org/events/event/ice-at-university-of-michigan

ICE presents an encore performance of Ashley Fure's The Force of Things as part of an extended residency and workshop period at the University of Michigan, where Adam Fure, the collaborator and brother of the composer, is a professor of architecture.  Other activities include chamber music classes, open rehearsals, and lectures at the University of Michigan School of Music.

Doug Fitch's Art Gallery Variety Show
Mar
3
10:00 pm22:00

Doug Fitch's Art Gallery Variety Show

  • National Sawdust

Tickets & Info Here!

Claire joins her close collaborator Doug Fitch and a stellar cast of New York performers! This being the first edition of Doug Fitch’s Art Gallery Variety Show, we begin in the bubble of comfort of our own little room – so nice to come home to – only to find certain outside influences more pernicious and pugnacious than one might have envisioned. The demons of disingenuity are swarming about, filling the void with fallacious authenticity and threatening our exceptionalist contentment. Following a story-esque through-line presented in songful vignettes and other musical vehicles, some of the city’s most talented performers and cultural barometers inhabit National Sawdust, offering uplift in this downful time.

Claire Chase & Jorinde Voigt at David Nolan Gallery
Mar
2
6:30 pm18:30

Claire Chase & Jorinde Voigt at David Nolan Gallery

  • David Nolan Gallery

More Info Here!

On Thursday, March 2, David Nolan Gallery will host a musical performance with Claire Chase and Pauchi Sasaki in conjunction with a special installation of drawings by Jorinde Voigt. On view from February 23 through March 25, the installation contains new works from Voigt’s latest series, Song of the Earth. As part of this collaboration, Voigt prepared a series of reproductions of a vast 26-foot-long, multi-part drawing, The Shift (Song of the Earth) I-VIII(2016) which, in turn, were individually annotated and used by Chase as musical scores. Interpreting the imagery and colors within the work, Chase translates these visual cues as varying pitches and melodic shifts.

OpenICE Chicago
Feb
16
Feb 19

OpenICE Chicago

More Info Here!

Claire joins her bandmates for several days of OpenICE concerts at various Chicago locations that are free and open to the public. Featured will be the Chicago premiere of Mario Diaz de Leon's new trio for Claire, Joshua Rubin and Rebekah Heller. 

Composers Now - Fashionable Muses
Feb
7
7:00 pm19:00

Composers Now - Fashionable Muses

  • FIT Great Hall

Tickets & Info Here!

Claire plays works by Felipe Lara!

Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and Composers Now join forces for an evening of live performances, visual art projections & poetry in a cabaret setting as part of the 2017 Composers Now Festival.

 

Flights of Fancy
Feb
4
8:00 pm20:00

Flights of Fancy

  • Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets Available Here!

Flutist Claire Chase brings her “broad stylistic range and penetrating musicality” (The New York Times) to the Ordway Concert Hall for a program inspired by human fascination with flight. Kaija Saariaho’s Terrestre crafts mesmerizing melodic and rhythmic textures drawn from poetry from Saint-John Perse’s Oiseaux (Birds). The program also includes Respighi’s The Birds, in which the cherished Italian composer experiments with musical representations of bird song.

Doug Fitch's Art Gallery Variety Show
Feb
3
10:00 pm22:00

Doug Fitch's Art Gallery Variety Show

  • National Sawdust

Tickets & Info Here!

Claire will perform excerpts from Marcos Balter's "Pan." 

National Sawdust becomes a gallery of living art. Sculptures, installations and paintings break from their conventional roles as decorative objects to sing and dance us into a cabaret atmosphere. Images of food hang on the walls – wait…no, it’s real food – stuck to the walls with bamboo skewers! Wine and water – in appropriate vessels – are dispersed throughout as well (not just as still-lifes) accompanied by little collection baskets (to inveigle beneficence), as some of the city’s most talented performers inhabit and animate the little worlds we make when we make art.

Cutting the Circle of Sounds with Claire Chase
Feb
1
7:30 pm19:30

Cutting the Circle of Sounds with Claire Chase

  • Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets Available Here!

MacArthur Fellow and Flutist Claire Chase makes her SPCO debut in a concert highlighting themes of movement, displacement and migration. Lauded for her “rare combination of grace and guts” (Wall Street Journal), Chase leads a performance of Sciarrino’s Cutting the Circle of Sounds, an immersive composition written for four flute soloists and 100 migrating flutists of all ages and abilities. Sciarrino’s masterpiece will be accompanied by a new work by Brazilian composer Marcos Balter, known for his ability to “create vivid emotional contexts,” (The Washington Post) through his “whimsical” and “surreal” (New York Times) compositions. 

TOCCATA E FUGA (Sion, Switzerland)
Jan
21
Jan 29

TOCCATA E FUGA (Sion, Switzerland)

More Info Here!

For the past year, Claire has been working with the Swiss artist Julie Beauvais on a durational version of Salvatore Sciarrino's virtuoso transcription of the Toccata and Fugue in d minor. In this performance, which spans five hours, the concert is turned back into a ritual. Formal, sequenced, repetitive, it offers the audience a collective experience and links the world of the sensitive with the world of the intelligible. Light diffused into the space underlines the music, the two performing bodies, and the tensions at play. The audience members pass or stay for a while, move, circling the performers freely. A work originally intended for the massive forces of the organ, an instrument of tens of thousands of pipes, is re-imagined here for a single pipe.

Mt. Tremper Arts residency with ICE
Dec
6
Dec 12

Mt. Tremper Arts residency with ICE

Arts residency in Mt. Tremper, New York with ICE, Ashley Fure and the director Jim Findlay to workshop a new multidisciplinary work. 

Density 2036: part iv (2016) - The Kitchen
Dec
1
Dec 2

Density 2036: part iv (2016) - The Kitchen

  • The Kitchen

Tickets Available Here! – 2 Performances (December 1st & 2nd)

"Judging by the second annual program, unveiled on Thursday at the Kitchen, these events won't be your grandmother's flute recitals..." - The New York Times on last year's Density cycle. 

 

The flutist, new-music pioneer, and MacArthur Fellow Claire Chase, described by The New Yorker as “the young star of the modern flute,” returns to The Kitchen for Density 2036: part iv (2016), the most recent iteration of her ambitious 23-year project. This year’s lineup, featuring world premieres by Vijay IyerPauchi SasakiTyshawn SoreySuzanne Farrin, and Richard Beaudoin, investigates the flute in dialogue with other forces: ondes martenot, drum set, small choir (with settings of new poems by Paul Griffiths), electronics, and an interactive dress constructed of pipes and speakers. Even Varèse’s 1936 solo masterpiece, Density 21.5, is presented this year in a duo version created with the Swiss artist Julie Beauvais.

 

Directed by the Berlin-based Lydia Steier, with live sound by Levy Lorenzo and lighting design by Nick Houfek, and featuring Tyshawn Sorey, drums; Suzanne Farrin, ondes martenot; and the Grammy-winning vocal group Roomful of Teeth.