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Nathan Davis

New York, NY            

Nathan Davis “writes music that deals deftly and poetically with timbre and sonority” (NY Times). His opera/ballet “Hagoromo” premiered at BAM Next Wave with The International Contemporary Ensemble, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, and legendary dancers Wendy Whelan and Jock Soto. Lincoln Center and the Mostly Mozart Festival have presented the premieres of “Bells” amongst other of his works. He has received commissions from Donaueschinger Musiktage, GMEM and Ensemble CBarré in Marseille, Ekmeles, Claire Chase, Steven Schick, Miller Theatre, the Calder Quartet, Third Coast Percussion, La Jolla Symphony Chorus, and Yarn/Wire, with premieres at Tanglewood, Park Avenue Armory, and Carnegie Hall. The 2018 Aaron Copland Fellow at the Bogliasco Foundation, Davis received awards from the Camargo, PEW, Fromm, and Jerome Foundations, MATA, and ASCAP. An active percussionist and member of the International Contemporary Ensemble, he appeared as a concerto soloist with the Seattle Symphony, Tokyo Symphony, and Nagoya Philharmonic.

On the Nature of Thingness

Song cycle for Soprano and 10 instrumentalists – performed live by Tony Arnold and the International Contemporary Ensemble

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The Bright and Hollow Sky

Excerpts from the CD “The Bright and Hollow Sky”, performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble and recorded at EMPAC. The album was named one of TimeOutNY’s best classical albums of 2011.

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Crawlspace

For amplified laptop, processing itself. Performed by the composer. Video created as part of the installation “Restore Defaults” at the Camel Gallery, Brooklyn.

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