Natacha Diels


Natacha Diels (photo Alfonso Salgueiro)

Date: Saturday 23/4/22, 2-5pm
Venue: Project Arts Centre, 39 Essex St East, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Duration: 3 hours

Roundtable discussion and masterclass for composers at any career stage

Natacha Diels (USA)

There is a €5 administrative charge which covers the cost of refreshments on the day.

Renowned American composer Natacha Diels will lead a roundtable discussion and shared masterclass with eight composers at the Cube Space, Project Arts Centre. Composers will have an opportunity to present and discuss their work in a friendly and supportive discussion with analysis and group contributions.

This workshop is intended for composers at any career stage who are interested in presenting, sharing and discussing their works with colleagues. Composers of any career stage are invited to bring works for any forces in any format for presentation and discussion. The workshop will be limited to a maximum of eight participants who may share and present their work using printed scores, recordings or video examples.

This event is supported by the Contemporary Music Centre, Dublin.

Natacha’s compositions have been described as “a fairy tale for a fractured world” (Music We Care About) and “the liveliest music of the evening” (LA Review of Books).

Natacha Diels' work combines choreographed movement, video animation, instrumental practice, and cynical play to create worlds of curiosity and unease. Recent and upcoming work includes Papillon and the Dancing Cranes, for construction cranes and giant butterfly (Borealis Festival 2018, Dear Antwerp 2021); OK Fantastic! for Talea Ensemble (Fromm Foundation); and ongoing is a 6-part TV-style miniseries with the JACK quartet (TIME:SPANS, Banff Centre for the Arts, Barlow Foundation). With a focus on collage, magic of the virtual, and the ritual of life as art, Natacha's compositions have been described as "a fairy tale for a fractured world" (Music We Care About) and "the liveliest music of the evening" (LA Review of Books).

Natacha is a founding member of the composer/performer collective Ensemble Pamplemousse (est. 2003). Pamplemousse specialises in unique aspects of new music composition, from complex virtuosic instrumental performance to experimental theatre to electronic and robotic performance. She also teaches at the University of Pennsylvania.