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October, 26 2019 Exhibition featuring two sound installations opens in Flood Plain Gallery in St. Louis, MO. More info soon.

November 9, 2019 Concert featuring electroacoustic works presented by Theater am Gleis in Winterthur, Switzerland. More info here.

October 1, 2019 Portrait Concert “Meet the Artist” featuring performances by Theater am Gleis and myself at the Villa Sträuli in Winterthur, Switzerland.

September 28, 2019 Two performances in two continents: Ensemble Dal Niente performs böcekçe (insect polyphony) in their season opener show, more info soon. Same night, I’m performing a solo set, and bosluk ve telafi (void and compensation) along with Donna Molinari (cl.),  in Sammlung Oskar Reinhart as part of Kulturnacht Winterthur.

Recent

2019

September 13, 2019 Ben Melsky/Dal Niente is out today on New Focus Recordings. Featuring my duo for bass flute and harp, perde (curtain).

May 18, 2019 valse triste redux performed in a special concert for the 70th birthday of Gerhard Stäbler in Art Museum Gallery 523, Busan, South Korea. 

May 2-3, 2019 Music for Ars Moriendi, a new choreographic work by Sıvgın Dalkılıç in Barcelona, Spain.

March 30, 2019 PANORAMA, a new sound installation opens in Pera Müzesi Istanbul, featuring a performance by the pianist Jerfi Aji and myself on the opening night. More info here.

March 19, 2019 Ansambel U performs böcekçe (insect polyphony) in Tallinn, Estonia. More info here.

February 22, 2019 I am performing a short set, previewing excerpts from my upcoming sound installation, PANORAMA at Elastic Arts in Chicago.

January 27, 2019  premiere of a new version of bosluk ve telafi (void and compensation) for clarinet and tape, at the EarPort series in Duisburg, Germany.

January 18, 2019 Andrew Nogal performs karalama for solo oboe in Baltimore at the Peabody Conservatory.

2018

December 2, 2018 Jennifer Curtis and Cory Smythe perform valse triste redux for amplified violin and piano in OpenICE at Constellation Chicago. 

November 18, 2018 Heather Roche and Eva Zöllner premiere urban scene (with instruments) for bass clarinet, accordion, and electronics at the Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik.

November 2, 2018 Ensemble Dal Niente performs perde (curtain) for bass flute and harp at UC Davis.

June 27-30, 2018 Ensemble Mise-en performs valse triste redux for amplified violin and piano in Mise-en Music Festival. More info here.

June 7, 2018 Emma Hospelhorn and Ben Melsky perform perde (curtain) for bass flute and harp at Northwestern University in Ben Melsky’s final DMA recital. The next day, they are recording the piece at the Experimental Sound Studio for Ben Melsky’s upcoming album release. More info soon!

May 4, 2018  Ensemble Dal Niente premiers saha araştırması (fieldwork) for ensemble, objects, and electronics, Contempo: Tomorrow’s Music Today. 

March 24, 2018 motoContrario will perform valse triste redux for amplified violin and piano in Festival Contrasti in Trento, Italy.

March 14, 2018 Versipel New Music Collective performs landscape with inscription at Tulane University.

February 25 & 28, 2018 the [Switch~ Ensemble] performs landscape with inscription at Bard College and at Cornell University’s Telluride House.

February 15-21, 2018 Ensemble Dal Niente will perform perde (curtain) for bass flute and harp at Lilypad in Cambridge, MA, Brandeis University, and Qubit NYC.

2017

07.01.17 Ensemble Intercontemporain premiers manual for assembling a performance for bassoon, horn, and trombone, ManiFeste Academy, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France.

06.17.17 Oerknal! premiers valse triste redux, Delian Academy for New Music, Grypario Cultural Center, Mykonos, Greece.

05.13.17 Computer at Night opens in Istanbul, Sharjah Biennial Istanbul Offsite 2017.

05.12.17 the [Switch~ Ensemble] premiers landscape with inscription, Switch On!, MANA Contemporary, Chicago, IL, USA.

02.05.17 Emma Hospelhorn and Ben Melsky performs perde (curtain), University of Chicago New Music Ensemble Concert, Fulton Recital Hall, Chicago, IL, USA.

01.26.17 Andrew Nogal performs karalama (scribble), [waverly–project~], New York University GSAS, New York, NY, USA.

2016

11.24.16 Le Nouvel Ensemble Modern premiers yakın plan (close-up) at Forum des Jeunes Compositeurs, Université de Montréal Claude Champagne Hall, Montréal, QC, Canada.

11.13.16 Emma Hospelhorn and Ben Melsky performs perde (curtain) in Cafe Mustache, Chicago, IL, USA.

10.25.16 Emma Hospelhorn and Ben Melsky premiers perde (curtain) at Center for New Music, San Fransisco, CA, USA.

05.20.16 eighth blackbird premiers böcekçe (insect polyphony) in Contempo: Tomorrow’s Music Today II, Logan Center Performance Hall, Chicago, IL, USA.

2015

09.20.15  Stas Venglevski performs s [st s] tt tr in Music from Almost Yesterday, University of Milwaukee Recital Hall, Milwaukee, WI, USA.

08.13.15 excerpts from [απο ορίζειν] twenty fragments in search for a horizon premiered by performers from the Klasik Keyifler Festival, cond. Orhun Orhon, Kapadokya, Turkey.

05.10.15 Stas Venglevski premiers s [st s] tt tr in Project Incubator Final Concert, Constellation, Chicago, IL, USA.

05.16.15 Omaha Symphony Orchestra premiers [pskh] at KANEKO, Omaha, NE, USA.