Natalie DietterichPrinceton, NJ
Applauded by Performance Today for her “pulsatingly beautiful and moving” music, Natalie Dietterich is a composer, violinist, and vocalist from Harleysville, PA, primarily known for her orchestral and choral works, rhythmic layering, and creative use of unconventional texts.
Recent projects include light, beloved, an acoustic-electric guitar concerto for virtuoso JIJI, which premiered at Carnegie Hall; and Choir Piece, a multidisciplinary collaboration with German artist Felix Kindermann and choreographer Florian Fischer, which questions the idea of “togetherness” by mirroring today’s Zeitgeist along with its societal distortions. It was presented by the Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens in Gent, Belgium and will be featured at the KIT (Kunst im Tunnel) in Düsseldorf, Germany as a four day exhibition in early 2020.
Natalie’s orchestral music has been performed and/or presented at the Albany Symphony as part of the American Music Festival, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra as part of the Edward T. Cone Composition Institute, by the New York Youth Symphony, the Shanghai Symphony, and the Cabrillo Festival among others. She has been awarded fellowships from the Bang on a Can Summer Festival and Big Sky Conservatory with The Crossing, and has been awarded residencies at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute; the Norfolk Chamber Music Institute; and Arts, Letters, and Numbers.
Dietterich holds M.M. and M.M.A. degrees in music composition from Yale University, a dual bachelor’s degree in music composition and violin performance from West Chester University, and is currently pursuing a PhD in music composition at Princeton University.
Composition for Separated Musicians
Concept/text – Felix Kindermann
Music – Natalie Dietterich
Choreography – Florian Fischer
artwork by Charline Von Heyl
In 2015, I decided to build a comment box and leave it in public places around New Haven, CT. On the outside of the box, I asked: “What would you do to change the world? What do we need?” The text in this piece is a compilation of those responses.
Performed by the Norfolk Chamber Choir with Simon Carrington at the Norfolk Chamber Music Institute, 2017.