Daniel Dehaan, a doctoral student in music composition at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music, has been named a Field Fellow for 2016-17 by the University of Chicago as part of its ongoing Arts, Science & Culture Initiative.
Field Trip / Field Notes / Field Guide is a trans-disciplinary consortium of fellows from the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Northwestern University. The program is intended to build an interdisciplinary community that engages Chicago's vibrant urban environment, providing a unique platform for exchange across disciplinary and institutional boundaries.
Graduate students from the participating institutions will partake in and self-initiate a series of seminars, expeditions, lectures, readings, and discussions. In addition, field trips initiated by the consortium fellows will be organized to explore the proximities and intersections of the fellows’ distinctive approaches to research and practice. The consortiums activities are intended to provoke unexpected exchanges, build collegial relationships, and allow for unique encounters that would not typically occur within a university setting.
Daniel Dehaan is a composer, performer, and educator. He focuses on digital music creation and performance and regularly creates and performs music designed to be site and system specific, crafting unique experiences for each performance. His works emphasize the physical presence of the audience and utilize specially designed multi-channel speaker installations to envelop his audiences in the sonic experience. From the KROME Gallery in Berlin, the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., to the Centro Cultural de España in Costa Rica, Daniel’s music has been performed at venues all over the world.