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.
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!
Claire joins The Scumfrog for a special-guest performance.
Claire will perform her most recent Density program in the Netherlands.
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.
Featuring works from the Density 2016 and 2017 cycles, by Suzanne Farrin, Tyshawn Sorey, Marcos Balter, as well as the Chicago premiere of a new work by Anthony Cheung for flute and string quartet featuring the Spektral Quartet.
Featuring performances throughout the festival, including selections from Density Parts I-IV (2013-16), works by Mario Diaz de Leon, Du Yun, Vijay Iyer, Tyshawn Sorey and Steve Reich.
Photo credit: Lawrence Cherney
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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.
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Claire is joined for a six-day residency at Mount Tremper Arts by Marcos Balter, Doug Fitch, and Project& for development of Balter's new piece, "Pan."
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
Arts residency in Mt. Tremper, New York with ICE, Ashley Fure and the director Jim Findlay to workshop a new multidisciplinary work.