In his five-part suite The Subliminal and the Sublime, genre-defying composer/vibraphonist Chris Dingman aims to capture the profound and subtle wonders of nature, ultimately guiding the listener to reflect on the cosmos and their place within it.
Dingman joined us live in The Greene Space June 26 to celebrate the album’s release with an exclusive performance of the sweeping 62-minute work.
Hosted by Inner Arts Initiative, the evening included a conversation with the composer, exploring the connections between music, nature, and the inner search. Bassist/composer Garth Stevenson, internationally acclaimed for his nature-inspired music for film and yoga, opened the evening with a brief set.
Commissioned by Chamber Music America, The Subliminal and the Sublime blends jazz, contemporary chamber music, minimalism, and ambient electronica with subliminal layers of pattern and detail inspired by the natural world. It features a sextet of virtuosic performers: Dingman on vibraphone, Loren Stillman on alto sax, Fabian Almazan on piano, guitarist Ryan Ferreira and the bass/drums tandem of Linda Oh and Justin Brown.
Watch the entire performance below: