Jesse Langen (guitar) and Amanda DeBoer Bartlett (soprano) have worked together in multiple configurations since 2008. Along with a shared passion for experimental and contemporary classical musics, which they have collaborated on in the context of Ensemble Dal Niente, they enjoy exploring Americana improvisations with experimental soundcapes and jaunty lyricism. Merging their shared interests, they have developed a program featuring commissions from multiple high-impact composers, including Marcos Balter, Morgan Krauss, and Chris Fisher-Lochhead, and as well as their own compositions.
Four until L8, Chris Fisher-Lochhead
Pois que nada que dure, Marcos Balter
pallid tongues, Morgan Krauss
New Works, Amanda DeBoer Bartlett & Jesse Langen
Nicholas Cline is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music. His compositions have been performed in the US and Europe and his collaborative film projects have been screened at festivals around the world. He was a High Concept Laboratories Summer 2014 sponsored artist. He was featured on the 2012 SEAMUS electroacoustic miniatures recording series: Re-Caged and received an honorable mention in the 2012-13 UnTwelve International Composition Competition. He has been named an ASCAP/Morton Gould Young Composer Finalist. He holds degrees from Columbia College Chicago and Indiana University, and is currently studying at Northwestern University. He will perform when we speak of the land, a piece for electronically controlled resonating objects investigating "the decidedly human urge to control natural forces despite overwhelming odds and often fleeting successes."