Natacha Diels

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 - 11:17 am

Symbiosis II [2010] (World Premiere)
Performed by Ensemble Pamplemousse, April 21
Ensemble Pamplemousse

Flautist and composer Natacha Diels was born in Los Angeles in 1981 and spent most of her childhood in New Mexico. In 2002 Natacha founded the new music group Ensemble Pamplemousse (inc. 2004), with the purpose of commissioning and performing electroacoustic works for chamber ensemble. Her recent endeavors include collaboration with Jessie Marino in the performance duo On Structure (music + motion); flautist of Red Light New Music (virtuosic avant-garde chamber music); and Tall Brown Boots (improvisation with a theatrical edge). Natacha has participated as a performer and composer in new music and art festivals worldwide, including Ostrava Days, Soaring Gardens, Seedlot, Harold Arts, and summer school at STEIM. She is dedicated to helping others learn to incorporate technology and music, and has taught workshops at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; the Montessori School of Raleigh; the Upper Catskill Community Center for the Arts; and Hartwick College.