Daniel Nass

Composer | Collaborator | Commentator

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES & Projects

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GHOST SONATA

Working in collaboration with Sod House Theater and Black Label Movement on a production of August Strindberg's The Ghost Sonata. This will be an immersive site-specific project taking place in St. Paul’s Swede Hollow Park that examines early immigration to Minnesota. Premiering fall of 2019.

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MOONLIT WALK HOME

Currently in the early stages of a large-scale collaboration with the Baldwin sisters (Jennifer Baldwin Peden and Christina Baldwin) and Nautilus Music-Theater Artistic Director Ben Krywosz. Stay tuned for details!

 

PERFORMANCE ARCHIVE

2018

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UPSTREAM

Nishkaadizi-Nibi

Performed by Zeitgeist (Pat O'Keefe, bass clarinet; Heather Barringer, marimba)

May 19, 3 p.m.

Mississippi Watershed Management Organization – Minneapolis, Minn.

 

 

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AMERICAN SPRING FESTIVAL

Songs of Cowboys and Hobos (four songs from the set)

Performed by Kelley Hollis, soprano; Tomas Hanzlicek, guitar 

April 26, 6 p.m.

Písek, Koncertní síň sv.Trojice

April 27, 7 p.m.

Zámek Nelahozeves

May 1, 2:30 p.m.

Praha, Modlitebna ČCE, Korunní 60

May 2 6 p.m.

Hranice na Moravě, Městské kulturní zařízení

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SEEN/HEARD TRIO

...And the Sound is Thunder

Performed by Seen/Heard Trio 

(WORLD PREMIERE)

April 29, 7:30 p.m.

Fallout Arts Studio 3 – Minneapolis, Minnesota

May 1, 7:30 p.m.

Studio Z – Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Cab Cabaret: the music of Mr. Keith Hovis

Flightless Bird (performed by Daniel Greco)

Fragile Tender Love (performed by Daniel Greco and Alyssa Anderson)

Cacophony (performed by Alyssa Anderson)

March 26, 8 p.m.

Troubadour Wine Bar – Minneapolis, Minnesota

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OPERA ON TAP — TWIN CITIES

Flightless Bird

Performed by Eryn Tvete

March 11, 6:30 p.m.

Honey – Minneapolis, Minnesota

THE DREAM SONGS PROJECT

Songs of Cowboys and Hobos

Performed by the dream songs project

January 19, 7:30 p.m.

Studio Z – Saint Paul, Minnesota 

January 20, 7:30 p.m.

Fallout Arts Studio 3 – Minneapolis, Minnesota

January 21, 3:00 p.m.

Dreamland Arts – Saint Paul, Minnesota

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SongSLam – Minneapolis

The Antediluvians Were All Very Sober

Performed by Alyssa Anderson

(WORLD PREMIERE)

January 11, 8 p.m.

Icehouse MPLS – Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

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