"Bristling with exhilarating musical ideas and a powerfully crafted lyricism."
—Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Vivid...a cheerful and colorful assault on the senses."
—The New York Times

"Visconti's music evokes the physical landscape of America, a range of contrasts in an integrated whole."
—Gramophone

"Visconti knows how to bend the idioms of traditional music to such a degree that they sound refreshing rather than stale."
—Der Tagesspiegel (Berlin)

September 4, 2014
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend in Argentina's New Docta International Music Festival (9:00 PM, Teatro del Libertador San Martin).

September 7, 2014
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend in Argentina's New Docta International Music Festival (8:30 PM, Teatro del Libertador San Martin).

September 12, 2014
Inscape Chamber Orchestra performs Dan's Low Country Haze at the University of Maryland's NexrNOW Festival (9:00 PM, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center).

October 6, 2014
Grammy-nominated video game composer Austin Wintory conducts Dan's Black Bend at NYC's 92nd Street Y as part of the New York Superweek Festival's MYTHOS event (7:00 PM, Kaufman Concert Hall).

October 9, 2014
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend in Atlanta, GA (7:00 PM, Ferst Center for the Arts).

October 17, 2014
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend in Anchorage, AK (7:30 PM, Discovery Theatre).

October 18, 2014
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend at Alaska's Kodiak Arts Council (7:00 PM, Wilson Auditorium).

October 29, 2014
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend in Oswego, NY (7:30 PM, Sheldon Hall).

November 5, 2014
Portland Chamber Music Festival hosts a performance of Ramshackle Songs (8:00 PM, SPACE Gallery in Portland, Maine).

November 6 & 7, 2014
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend at NYC's Cell Theatre (8:00 PM both nights).

November 10, 2014
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend in Grinell, IA (7:30 PM, Grinnell College).

November 14, 2014
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend in Decorah, IA (7:30 PM, Luther College).

November 16, 2014
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend at Kansas State University (two shows, 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM in Kirmser Hall).

November 23, 2014
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend in East Meadow, NY (2:00 PM, East Meadow Library).

December 4, 2014
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend in Fort Worth, TX (8:00 PM, Live Oak Music Hall).

December 7, 2014
Cellist Laura Metcalf performs Hard-Knock Stomp at the Chatter Series in Albuquerque, NM (time TBA).

December 12, 2014
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend in Kansas City, MO (7:00 PM, Folly Theater).

December 20, 2014
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend at NYC's 92nd Street Y on the Music for Austism concert (1:00 PM).

January 16, 2015
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend in Ogden, UT (7:30 PM, Browning Center at Weber State).

January 18, 2015
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend at NYC's SubCulture Arts Underground (8:30 PM).

February 6, 2015
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend in Birmingham, AL (7:30 PM, Wright Fine Arts Center).

February 7, 2015
Cellist Danielle Cho performs Hard-Knock Stomp in Bethesda, MD (8:00 PM, Washington Conservatory of Music).

March 6, 2015
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend in Holdrege, NE (7:30 PM, Phelps Center for Performing Arts).

March 7, 2015
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend in McPherson, KS (7:30 PM, McPherson Opera House).

March 14, 2015
The Sybarite5 perform the premiere of Beatbox with the South Carolina Philharmonic (7:30 PM, Koger Center for the Arts).

April 18, 2015
The Sybarite5 perform Beatbox in Michigan with the Midland Symphony (8:00 PM, Midland Center for the Arts auditorium).

April 24, 2015
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts (8:00 PM, The Barns at Wolf Trap).

May 2, 2015
The Sybarite5 perform Beatbox with the Duluth Superior Symphony (7:00 PM).

May 3, 2015
The California Symohony premieres Dan's Power Chords at the Lesher Center for the Arts (4:00 PM, Hofmann Theatre).

May 3, 2015
Astral Artists Trio performs Lonesome Roads on Philadelphia's Center City series (3:00 PM, Trinity Center for Urban Life).

July 17 & 18, 2015
The Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble premieres Dan's new work TBA (8:00 PM, City Theater).

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Dan has been named a 2014 TED Fellow and will deliver a TED talk at the March 2014 conference in Vancouver, BC. Stay tuned for more details!

Dan has joined Chicago's Fifth House Ensemble as a core member! Dan will collaborate with other 5HE artists in creating new compositions, arrangements, and educational workshops.

Dan has been awarded the 2013 Samuel Barber Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome and spends the 2013/14 season composing in the Eternal City. Dan's music will receive performances in Rome by Nuova Consonanza and the Scharoun Ensemble of the Berlin Philharmonic.

Dan is working on a new conerto for Grammy-winning Silk Road Ensemble percussionist Shane Shanahan, a collaboration with Refugee Services Collaborative and CityMusic Cleveland for premiere in March, 2014. The new work, Roots to Branches, weaves together the stories of how refugee families first came to America and features percussion styles from a kaleidoscope of vibrant global cultures.

Dan has been appointed Composer-in-Residence of Chicago's Music in the Loft series beginning this current season. The season features performances of Dan's Lonesome Roads and Ramshackle Songs as well as the premiere of a newly commissioned work for extraordinary young violinist Emily Daggett Smith in April 2014.

Bridge Records has released the first full-length disc of Dan's music, featuring performances by members of the Berlin Philharmonic and the Horszowski Trio. Click here for more info. The disc has also been featured as Q2 Radio's Album of the Week. and NPR's Performance Today.

Plain Dealer music critic Don Rosenberg recently chose violist Melia Watras's recording of Dan's Hard-Knock Stomp for special mention as part of a WCPN program featuring favorite recordings by a panel of music professionals. Click here for more info on Melia's new Short Stories disc released on Fleur de Son Classics.

Cultures in Harmony (a fantastic outreach organization that promotes cross-cultural engagement through music) recently presented a concerts in Karachi, Pakistan that featured Dan's Black Bend.

The Fall issue of Symphony Magazine features Dan's cover story about how music from film and video games are redefining orchestra concerts for the 21st century. Click here to read.

Dan has joined Chicago's Fifth House Ensemble and composer Stacy Garrop as composition faculty at the 2013 fresh inc festival, which provides emerging artist training for participant performers and composers. Click here for more info or to apply.

 

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