Claire Chase and Senem Pirler | Selections from Density 2036

Claire Chase and Senem Pirler
Wednesday, Nov 2 2022, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM, Deane Carriage Barn, Pit
Carriage Barn Concert Series—Fall 2022
Wednesday, Nov 2 2022 8:00 PM Wednesday, Nov 2 2022 9:30 PM America/New_York Claire Chase and Senem Pirler | Selections from Density 2036 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Bennington College Carriage Barn Music Series presents Selections from Density 2036 with Claire Chase, flutes, and Senem Pirler, live sound. Deane Carriage Barn, Pit Bennington College

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Please join us in-person or online for Selections from Density 2036 with Claire Chase, flutes, and Senem Pirler, live sound. Density 2036 is a 24-year project begun by Claire Chase in 2013 to commission a new body of repertory for solo flute each year until the 100th anniversary of Edgard Varèse’s groundbreaking 1936 flute solo, Density 21.5. Each year until 2036, Claire will commission and premiere a new program of flute music that seeks to expand the boundaries of the instrument. More at

Claire Chase and Senem PirlerClaire Chase is a musician, interdisciplinary artist and educator. Passionately dedicated to the creation of new ecosystems for the music of our time, Chase has given the world premieres of hundreds of new works by a new generation of artists, and in 2013 launched the 24-year commissioning project Density 2036. Now in its eighth year, Density 2036 reimagines the solo flute literature over a quarter-century through commissions, performances, recordings, education and an accessible archive at Chase co-founded the International Contemporary Ensemble in 2001, was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2012, and in 2017 was awarded the Avery Fisher Prize from Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Chase is currently Professor of the Practice of Music at Harvard University’s Department of Music, a Creative Associate at The Juilliard School, and a Collaborative Partner with Esa-Pekka Salonen and the San Francisco Symphony. She lives in Brooklyn.

Senem Pirler (she/her) is a sound and intermedia artist, and educator. Born in Turkey, she studied classical piano at Hacettepe State Conservatory and sound engineering & design at Istanbul Technical University (MIAM). Pirler earned her M.M. in Music Technology the Stephen F. Temmer Tonmeister Honors Track from NYU Steinhardt, and her Ph.D. in Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Pirler’s interdisciplinary work crosses over into sound art, performance, video art, movement, and installation. Her artistic practice is collaborative: she is interested in the concept of agency and intra-action in improvisational practices and creating opportunities that hold complex entanglements between human and nonhuman bodies, spaces, and multi-sensory experiences. Pirler’s recent work has been exhibited at EMPAC, Roulette Intermedium, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Montalvo Arts Center, Mount Tremper Arts, and Collar Works, NY. Her work has been recognized by grants, residencies, and awards including most recently Institute for Electronic Arts residency, PACT Zollverein residency, Signal Culture residency, and The Malcolm S. Morse Graduate Research Enhancement Award to honor the work of Pauline Oliveros and Deep Listening in 2018. Dr. Pirler joined the Bennington College faculty in Fall 2018.

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