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the whisper opera, with words and music by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lang and direction and design by Jim Findlay, is performed by ICE with the musicians, singer, and audience enclosed in an intimate onstage set, and is performed almost entirely in whispers. Lang explores the question: “what if a piece were so quiet and so personal to the performers that you needed to be right next them or you would hear almost nothing. The only way this piece can be received is if you are there, in person, listening very closely.” Following the success of the premiere at Mostly Mozart in 2013, ICE has brought this work to audiences around the US and Europe. Don't miss its dramatic return to New York!
"Claire performs the New York premiere of Marcos Balter's tour de force flute/voice solo, "Descent from Parnassus" (2012), commissioned by the Art Institute of Chicago for Claire, along with Balter's "Codex" (2014) and other chamber works with the International Contemporary Ensemble."
Claire is the guest artist for this year's Lobster Bake and fundraiser for this invaluable artist residency program, which has hosted Claire and many collaborators over the years. Come support this fantastic nonprofit organization, hear Claire play a wild program ranging from Bach to Paganini to Pan, and eat your weight in lobster!
Claire and her longtime Density collaborative partner, Levy Lorenzo (sound engineer), will be in residence at East Carolina University, conducting talks, workshops and master classes November 8-9. On November 9, they will perform a concert with selections from the Density 2014, 2016 and 2017 cycles.
Claire is one of the honorees at this year's Mount Tremper Arts benefit and gala.
7PM Dinner by Chef Ethan Knechel
Sourced from the Mount Tremper Arts garden
8PM* Remarks & Performances honoring AUNTS, Claire Chase, Mathew Pokoik, Aynsley Vandenbroucke
by luciana achugar, Marcos Balter, Claire Chase, Leslie Cuyjet, Vasko Dukovski, Melanie Maar, Joshua Rubin, Tatyana Tenenbaum, Mariana Valencia, MTA's Board of Directors
Dance party to follow DJ'd by The Illustrious Blacks, Manchildblack & Monstah Black.
Harvard University Music Department
The PAN team - Project& creative director and producer Jane M. Saks, composer Marcos Balter, director/designer Doug Fitch, sound engineer/instrument builder Levy Lorenzo, and Claire - will be in residence at Harvard University to workshop this ambitious 90-minute work.
Claire joins DJ Scumfrog for another genre-defying collaboration, this one at The Brooklyn Mirage for the annual Taste of Dust: Raise the Temple, featuring remixes of works for bass flute by Felipe Lara and Marcos Balter performed live by Claire and The Scumfrog. Stay tuned for timing details on their live set.
Claire joins her longtime friend and collaborator John Corbett for "Vinyl Freak: John Corbett with David Grubbs," a book launch and mini-concert in which she will play Felipe Lara's "Meditation and Calligraphy" for bass flute and text scores by the legendary Pauline Oliveros.
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 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.