"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)

January 11, 2014
The Albany Symphony performs Black Bend (7:30 PM, Palace Theatre).

January 12, 2014
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend in New York City's DiMenna Center (11:00 AM).

January 14, 2014
The Wasmuth Quartet performs Ramshackle Songs at Oberlin Conservatory (8:00 PM, Stull Recital Hall).

January 15, 2014
The Jupiter Quartet and Jasper Quartet combine to perform Dan's Eternal Breath at the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (8:00 PM, Kimmel Center).

January 17, 2014
The Jupiter Quartet performs Ramshackle Songs in Schenectady, NY (8:00 PM, Union College).

January 17, 2014
The Wasmuth Quartet performs Ramshackle Songs in Nashville, IN's Brown County Playhouse (7:30 PM, Performing Arts Center).

January 17, 2014
The Spokane Symphony performs Black Bend at Spokane's Fox Theater (7:00 PM, Woldson Theater).

January 18, 2014
Bassoonist David Wells performs Ramble and Groove at the Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition and Bassoon Symposium in Round Top, TX (7:30 PM).

January 18, 2014
The Aeolus Quartet perfoms Black Bend in Colorado Springs (7:00 PM, venue TBA).

January 21, 2014
The Aeolus Quartet perfoms Black Bend in Clovis, New Mexico (7:00 PM, Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series).

January 22, 2014
Guitarist Jason Vieaux performs Devil's Strum in Oklahoma City at the Oklahoma Classical Guitar Society (8:00 PM, Petree Recital Hall).

January 25, 2014
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend in Jacksonville, FL (8:00 PM).

January 25, 2014
The Jupiter Quartet performs Ramshackle Songs at Oberlin Conservatory (8:00 PM, Warner Hall).

January 26, 2014
Chicago's Music in the Loft series presents a performance of Dan's Ramshackle Songs featuring the Wasmuth Quartet (3:00 PM, Fine Arts Building).

January 27, 2014
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend in Chattanooga, TN (7:30 PM, UTC Fine Arts Center).

January 30, 2014
The Jupiter Quartet performs Ramshackle Songs at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana (7:30 PM, Krannert Center).

February 6, 2014
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend at the Hartt School in West Hartford, CT on the Garmany Chamber Music Series (7:30 PM).

February 8, 2014
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend in Washington, DC (7:30 PM, WPAS 6th and I series).

February 14, 2014
The Sybarite5 performs Black Blend at Florida's Sinfonia Gulf Coast (7:30 PM, Rosemary Beach Town Hall).

February 14-16, 2014
The Scharoun Ensemble of the Berlin Philharmonic presents three concerts of music including the premiere of Dan's Young Sycamore as well as Ramshackle Songs, Black Bend and Ramble and Groove at the American Academy in Rome (9:00 PM on the 14th and 15th, 11:00 AM on the 16th, all concerts at Villa Aurelia).

February 18, 2014
The Aeolus Quartet perfoms Black Bend at Brooklyn's Ear Heart Music series (8:00 PM, Roulette).

March 4, 2014
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend in Platteville, WI (7:00 PM, University of Wisconsin).

March 6, 2014
Fifth House Ensemble bassoonist Eric Heidbredder performs Ramble and Groove at DePaul University (7:00 PM, DePaul University Recital Hall)

March 7, 2014
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend in Fairbanks, Alaska's The Blue Loon (6:00 PM).

March 8, 2014
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend at the Fairbanks Concert Association (6:00 PM, Civic Center's Hering Auditorium).

March 9, 2014
The Invoke Quartet performs Ramshackle Songs in Hyattsville, MD (7:00 PM, Busboys and Poets).

March 11, 2014
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (8:00 PM).

March 12-16, 2014
Grammy-winning Silk Road Ensemble percussionist Shane Shanahan premieres Dan's new concerto Roots to Branches with CityMusic Cleveland (times/venues for all performances on CitryMusic website).

March 13, 2014
The Locrian Chamber Players perform Lonesome Roads in NYC (8:00 PM, Riverside Church).

March 21, 2014
Fifth House Ensemble violist Clark Carruth performs Hard-Knock Stomp in Chicago (6:00 PM, Mars Gallery in the West Loop).

March 29, 2014
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend in Indianapolis, IN (7:00 PM).

April 1, 2014
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend at Ohio University (7:30 PM, Baker Center Theater).

April 1, 2014
Fifth House Ensemble violist Clark Carruth performs Hard-Knock Stomp in Chicago on a concert presented by the Pilgrim Chamber Players (2:00 PM, Gidwitz Place).

April 3, 2014
Fifth House Ensemble violist Clark Carruth performs Hard-Knock Stomp in Chicago on a concert presented by the Pilgrim Chamber Players (1:30 PM, Highland Park Country Club).

April 4, 2014
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend at Bucknell University (7:30 PM, Weis Center).

April 5, 2014
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend in Baltimore, MD (3:00 PM, Johns Hopkins University).

April 5, 2014
The Grand Rapids Symphony performs Black Bend (8:00 PM, Wege Theatre).

April 6, 2014
Chicago's Music in the Loft series presents the premiere of Dan's Silvertone featuring Emily Daggett Smith (3:00 PM, Fine Arts Building).

April 6, 2014
The Jupiter Quartet performs Ramshackle Songs in Rockville, MD (7:30 PM, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington).

April 8, 2014
The Jupiter Quartet performs Ramshackle Songs at York College (7:00 PM, DeMeester Recital Hall).

April 11 2014
Guitarist Jason Vieaux performs Devil's Strum in Salt Lake City at the Utah Classical Guitar Society (8:00 PM, All Saints Episcopal Church).

May 2, 2014
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend at Louisiana's McNesse State University (7:30 PM).

May 4, 2014
Fifth House Ensemble violist Clark Carruth performs Hard-Knock Stomp in Chicago's Selfhelp Home (2:30 PM).

May 11, 2014
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend at Florida's Forward Festival (7:30 PM, Johns Hopkins University).

May 11, 2014
Fifth House Ensemble perform Ramshackle Songs in Greencastle, IN (3:00 PM, DePauw University).

May 15, 2014
Portland Chamber Music Festival hosts a performance of Ramshackle Songs (7:00 PM, SPACE Gallery in Portlad, Maine).

May 27, 2014
The JACK Quartet premieres Psychedelia and also performs Black Bend and Love Bleeds Raidant at the American Academy in Rome (7:00 PM, Villa Aurelia).

July 3, 2014
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend in Katonah, NY at Caramoor's Rising Stars Series (6:00 PM

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

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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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