Daniel Nass

Composer | Collaborator | Commentator

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

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SongSLam — Minneapolis

A new drinking song written for mezzo-soprano Alyssa Anderson (with text by Benjamin Franklin) will be premiered at SongSLAM — Minneapolis on Thursday, January 11, 8 p.m. at Icehouse MPLS.

THE DREAM SONGS PROJECT

The Dream Songs Project will be performing my Songs of Cowboys and Hobos in three different performances during the weekend of  January 19-21. For more information, check out the Facebook event page.

SEEN/HEARD TRIO

Spitting Image Collective will be collaborating with Seen/Heard Trio on three new works. I'll be working with lyricist Rachel Teagle on a piece to be premiered in spring, 2018.

 

PERFORMANCE ARCHIVE

2017

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ROUGH CUTS — Nautilus composer-librettist studio

Fragile Tender Love

Performed by Daniel Greco & Cathy Fuller, text by Rachel Teagle

The Princess Bride

Performed by Anna Baker, text by Pogi Sumangil

Cacophony

Performed by Gary Briggle, text by Katherine Glover

(WORLD PREMIERES)

November 13 &14, 7:30 p.m.

Nautlius Music-Theater Studio — Saint Paul, Minnesota

Walker Community Church — Minneapolis, Minnesota

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The Next 500 Reformation Festival

Bethany Toccata

Performed by Stephen Baker

(WORLD PREMIERE)

October 29, 4 p.m.

Bethany Lutheran Church — Spencer, Iowa

STONE ARCH COLLECTIVE

Slevens

Performed by Stone Arch Collective

(WORLD PREMIERE)

June 2, 10 a.m.

Hiawatha Academy — Minneapolis, Minnesota

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THE POEM IS DONE: ART-A-WHIRL 2017

Roggenbuck Lieder — Book One

Performed by The Poem is Done

May 19, 9 p.m.

A-Mill Artist Lofts — Minneapolis, Minnesota

ZEITGEIST AND SPITTING IMAGE COLLECTIVE

Katla the Hag and Her Magic Britches

Performed by Zeitgeist

May 4-6, 7:30 p.m.

Studio Z — Saint Paul, Minnesota

(WORLD PREMIERE)

PUNK-ASS CLASSICAL X

Is Always Be

Performed by Caprice Saxophone Quartet

March 25, 7:30 p.m.

House — Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

2016

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SPITTING IMAGE COLLECTIVE: CARICATURES

Is Always Be

Performed by Caprice Saxophone Quartet

(WORLD PREMIERE)

Three K² Rags (No. 1)

Performed by Stan Rothrock

May 13 & 15, 7:30 p.m.

Studio Z — Saint Paul, Minnesota

 

2015

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SARAH PORWOLL-LEE: HISTORY IS GOING TO CHANGE

Song of Unktehi

Performed by Sarah Porwoll-Lee, bass clarinet; Jeremy Johnston, percussion

Nine Wee Drams

Performed by Sarah Porwoll-Lee, clarinet; Ben Osterhouse, cello

December 11, 7:30 p.m.

Mound Westonka High School — Minnetrista, Minnesota

ZEITGEIST: NEW MUSIC CABARET

Roggenbuck Lieder — Book One

Performed by The Poem is Done

November 13, 7:30 p.m.

Studio Z — Saint Paul, Minnesota

SARAH PORWOLL-LEE: HISTORY IS GOING TO CHANGE

Song of Unktehi

Performed by Sarah Porwoll-Lee, bass clarinet; Jeremy Johnston, percussion

November 7, 6 p.m.

Studio Z — Saint Paul, Minnesota

SARAH PORWOLL-LEE: HISTORY IS GOING TO CHANGE

Song of Unktehi

Performed by Sarah Porwoll-Lee, bass clarinet; Jeremy Johnston, percussion

Nine Wee Drams

Performed by Sarah Porwoll-Lee, clarinet; Ben Osterhouse, cello

October 9, 12 p.m.

Kleinpell Fine Arts Center — River Falls, Wisconsin

SARAH PORWOLL-LEE: HISTORY IS GOING TO CHANGE

Song of Unktehi

Performed by Sarah Porwoll-Lee, bass clarinet; Jeremy Johnston, percussion

(WORLD PREMIERE)

October 3, 7:30 p.m.

Studio Z — Saint Paul, Minnesota

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VALLEY WIND QUINTET

Scherzophrenia

Performed by Valley Wind Quintet

July 5, 7 p.m.

Darrell Aderman Auditorium — Shell Lake, Wisconsin

SPITTING IMAGE COLLECTIVE: PUSH/BENd/PULL

Tres Furias

Performed by James DeVoll, flute; Jeffery Kyle Hutchins, tenor saxophone, Erika Blanco, violin; Carlynn Savot, cello; and Jeremy Johnston, vibraphone 

June 11, 7:30 p.m.

Dreamland Arts — Saint Paul, Minnesota

SPITTING IMAGE COLLECTIVE: PUSH/BENd/PULL

Tres Furias

Performed by James DeVoll, flute; Jeffery Kyle Hutchins, tenor saxophone, Erika Blanco, violin; Carlynn Savot, cello; and Jeremy Johnston, vibraphone 

May 3, 7:30 p.m.

Honey — Minneapolis, Minnesota

SPITTING IMAGE COLLECTIVE: PUSH/BENd/PULL

Tres Furias

Performed by James DeVoll, flute; Jeffery Kyle Hutchins, tenor saxophone, Erika Blanco, violin; Carlynn Savot, cello; and Jeremy Johnston, vibraphone 

(WORLD PREMIERE)

May 2, 7:30 p.m.

Studio Z — Saint Paul, Minnesota

RENEGADE ENSEMBLE: TEN

Roggenbuck Lieder — Book One

Performed by The Poem is Done

Quatre Études de Fromage

Performed by Stan Rothrock

April 24, 7:30 p.m.

The Baroque Room — Saint Paul, Minnesota

ÉCOUTER ENSEMBLE: THREE

Nishkaadizi-Nibi

Performed by Écouter Ensemble

February 2, 7:30 p.m.

Walter Hall — Toronto, Ontario

ÉCOUTER ENSEMBLE: THREE

Nishkaadizi-Nibi

Performed by Écouter Ensemble

January 24, 8 p.m.

Third Life Studio — Somerville, Massachusetts

 

2014

ÉCOUTER ENSEMBLE: THREE

Nishkaadizi-Nibi

Performed by Écouter Ensemble

(WORLD PREMIERE)

November 21, 8 p.m.

Spectrum — New York, New York

The poem is done: IF TWO THINGS DON'T FIT...

Roggenbuck Lieder — Book One

Performed by The Poem is Done

(WORLD PREMIERE)

November 1, 7:30 p.m.

Gamut Art Gallery — Minneapolis, Minnesota