Chase’s solo programs, often staged in galleries, warehouses and other non-traditional spaces, seamlessly weave together works from the Renaissance era to the present day, illuminating unusual connections and counterpoint between traditionally disparate eras, styles and aesthetics.
Recent and upcoming solo shows:
Corbett vs Dempsey Gallery, Chicago, IL (March 2012)
Museu Pinacoteca, São Paolo, Brasil (June 2012)
Conservatorio de Fallo, Buenos Aires, Argentina (July 2012)
Nin Acres Barn, Sturgeon Bay, WI (August 2012)
Samsøn Gallery, Boston, MA (December 2012)
Roulette, Brooklyn, NY (March 2013)
2012-13 Solo Repertoire:
J.S. Bach: Partita in a minor
J.S. Bach/Salvatore Sciarrino: Toccata and fugue in d minor
G.P. Telemann: 12 Fantasies
Nicolo Paganini: Caprices 1, 5, 12, and 24 (arr. Chase)
Marin Marais: Folies d’espagne
Luciano Berio: Sequenza I
Evan Johnson: emoi (world premiere)
Pauline Oliveros: A Fluting Moment
Dai Fujikura: Glacier
Salvatore Sciarrino: Alla’aure In Una Lontananza
Edgard Varese: Density 21.5
Chase’s many collaborations with composers, engineers and scientists have resulted in a vital new body of work for solo flute and electronics written for the entire range of flutes from contrabass flute to piccolo. This season Chase is working with Miller Puckette and Rand Steiger at Calit2 (San Diego, CA) on several new works that employ innovative new signal processing technology.
12-13 Solo Flute w/Electronics Repertoire:
Nathan Davis: pneApnea (alto flute and electronics)
Amy Knoles: Pillars (bass flute and electronics), world premiere
Rand Steiger: untitled (flute and electronics), world premiere
Edgar Guzman: Prometeo & Epimeteo (flute and electronics)
Dai Fujikura: Poison Mushroom (flute and electronics)
Mario Diaz de Leon: new piece (flute and electronics), world premiere
Chase and her recital partner, Jacob Greenberg, have enjoyed a 15-year collaborative relationship exploring both fresh interpretations of classics in the flute literature (Bach, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert) as well as the rediscovery of rarely performed 20th century works for flute and piano (Boulez, Donatoni, Sciarrino, Harvey).
Recent and upcoming highlights:
Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall (April 2010)
Avery Fisher Hall (pre-concert recital), Lincoln Center (August 2010)
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (January 2012)
Walter Reade Theater, Great Performers Series, Lincoln Center (March 2012)
King’s Place, London, UK (March 2013)
J.S. Bach: Flute Sonatas (e minor, E Major, b minor, g minor and E-flat major)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Serenade in D Major
Franz Schubert: Varationen uber Trockne Blumen
Claude Debussy: Chansons de Bilitis
Olivier Messiaen: Le Merle Noir
Pierre Boulez: Sonatine
Franco Donatoni: fili
Salvatore Sciarrino: D’un Faune
Chase made her concerto debut at the age of 15 with the San Diego Symphony (with Charles Griffes’ Poem for flute and orchestra), and since then has enjoyed performances with orchestras around the world, particularly in the presentation of new and unusual work for solo instruments with orchestra.
Recent and upcoming highlights:
New Millennium Orchestra, Harris Theater, Chicago, IL (February 2012) – Saariaho Flute Concerto, L’Aile du Songe
Orquesta Experimental da Amazonas, Sao Paolo, Brasil (July 2012) – Mozart Sinfonia Concertante, E-flat major
Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Seattle, WA (with Ludovic Morlot, conductor) (October 2012) – Dai Fujikura’s Mina, world premiere
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY – Salvatore Sciarrino Il cerchio tagliato dei suoni (NY premiere), November 2012
G.P. Telemann, Concertos in G Major, D Major
C.P.E. Bach: Concerto in d minor
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante, E-Flat Major
Kaija Saariaho: L’aile du songe
Dai Fujikura: Mina, world premiere
Salvatore Sciarrino: Il cerchio tagliato dei suoni
The Art Institute of Chicago commissioned a new work for Chase in January 2012 by the Chicago-based Brazilian composer and longtime collaborator Marcos Balter. The piece, scored for solo flutist doubling a virtuoso vocal part (from Dante’s Canto Paradiso), is inspired by Cy Twombly’s Return from Parnassus Part I, which resides in the Institute’s permanent collection.
A short film of the work performed at the Art Institute in front of the painting was produced by Karen Chester with videography by Ross Karre, and will be available in November 2012.
In collaboration with the television director Habib Azar, Chase is in the process of creating GASP, an evening-length solo performance that explores the flutist’s bow arm – the breath. With music by Nathan Davis, Marcelo Toledo, Phyllis Chen, Marcos Balter and Salvatore Sciarrino, films by Ross Karre, and set design by Laura Kirar, GASP inhabits the virtuosity and vulnerability of the one thing we cannot live without.
GASP is currently in workshops as part of The Kitchen’s LAB program, and is slated for its world premiere tour in the 2013-14 season.
Du Yun, a multi-instrumentalist, composer, vocalist, and performance artist, and Chase have been creating projects together since their school years at the Oberlin Conservatory. Most recently, they were invited to the Zaha Hadid-designed Opera House in Guangzhou, China, to create a new work for the Guangzhou Triennial (“the unseen”) based on Du Yun’s bass flute performance piece, Run in a Graveyard (heard on Chase’s debut album Aliento). For the revised version, titled simply RUN, Du Yun joins Chase for a performative deconstruction of the creator/interpreter relationship, examining our voyeuristic tendencies both on and offstage.
Claire Chase and Eric Lamb are the flute duo WIRED. Their repertoire spans the Baroque era to the present day, and through close relationships with emerging composers from around the world WIRED has performed dozens world premieres of new works tailor-made for them in concerts throughout Europe and the US.
Recent and upcoming performances:
Trinity Wall Street, New York City (February 2013)
Frankfurt Hochschule Concert Hall, Frankfurt, Germany (November 2012)
Musik fur Koln, Cologne, Germany (May 2012)
Kaplan Penthouse, Mostly Mozart Festival, Lincoln Center (August 2011)
(le) poisson rouge, New York City (March 2011)
Clairschen Balhaus, Berlin, Germany (April 2010)
Musica Nova, Helsinki, Finland (February 2009)
G.P. Telemann: Six Canonic Sonatas
W.F. Bach: Six Duo Sonatas
J.S. Bach: Trio Sonata, G Major
Philippe Hurel: Loops III
Richard Barrett: Binary
Gyorgy Kurtag: new works
Felipe Lara: new work (world premiere)*
Marcos Balter: Edgewater*
Steve Lehman: Lenwood and Other Saints who Roam the Earth*
Mario Diaz de Leon: The Altar of Two Serpents*