"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)

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 Portland, Maine).

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

June 21, 2014
Fifth House Ensemble bassoonist Eric Heidbreder performs Ramble and Groove at Constellation Chicago (7:00 PM)

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

July 7, 2014
Guitarist Jason Vieaux perform Devil's Strum in Harttford at the Hartt International Guitar Festival (7:30 PM, Berkman Recital Hall).

July 9, 2014
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend in Wheatley Heights, NY at Usdan Center (12:00 PM).

July 11, 2014
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend in New York City at Chamber Music America's Bryant Park series (6:00 PM).

July 13, 2014
The Sybarite5 perform Black Bend at Wisconsin's Green Lake Festival (6:00 PM, Thrasher Opera House).

July 13, 2014
Guitarist Jason Vieaux perform Devil's Strum at Eastern Carolina State University (7:00 PM).

July 25, 2014
Students from the Perlman Music Program perform Black Bend on Shelter Island (7:00 PM).

September 12, 2014
Inscape Chamber Orchestra performs Low Country Haze at the University of Maryland (9:00 PM, Clarice Smith Center).

March 14, 2015
The Sybarite5 perform Beatbox with the South Carolina Philharmonic (8:00 PM).

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

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

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

July 17 & 18, 2015
The Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble premieres a new chamber work with voice (8:00 PM both nights, City Theatre).

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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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