Hannah A. Barnes

Exploring structure, memory, and perception and nonlinearity of time

What I Do

Composer

Conductor

Performer

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Who I Am

I am a Chicago-based composer, conductor, and performer. My compositional interests include structure, memory, and perception of time, among others. I am currently a graduate assistant pursuing a master’s degree in composition at DePaul University (MM ’21, BM ’19) where I study composition with Christopher Wendell Jones and Osnat Netzer, and conducting with Michael Lewanski. I am also the director of the Purposeless Play contemporary concert series, in which I also conduct and perform, with an emphasis on experimental music theatre. I am serving as an intern for a.pe.ri.od.ic ensemble, Chicago.

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What I Did

ENSEMBLE

  • Triskelion (in progress, 2020) for DePaul University’s Ensemble 20+ - fl/a fl/b fl, clr/b clr, ob/Eng hn, bsn, hn, tpt, tbn, 2 perc, 2 vln, vla, vc, cb (16’)
  • everything that will happen has happened (2019) for DePaul's Ensemble 20+ - fl, clr, ob/Eng hn, bsn, hn, vln, vla, vc, cb (9’)

CHAMBER

  • Upcoming work for Pieces of Eight Duo - b fl, vc (ca. 8’)
  • five images (2020) for Ensemble Dal Niente - clr/b clr, perc, hp, vln/vla (9’) listen here
  • Revenir (2020) for Jake Nelson - hn, vln, pno (11’30”) listen here
  • the Veil through which I could not see (2019) for vln, vla, vc, pno (11’30”) listen here
  • static electricity (2018) for fl, vib, vc (6’)
  • dancing in circles (2018) for 2 perc (4’)

SOLO

  • Upcoming work for Hannah Spear - vln (ca. 6’)
  • Dis/inte/gration (2019, rev. 2020) for Kyle Bruckmann - ob + fixed media (9’) listen here
  • Negative Capability (2020) for Jesse Langen - e gtr (11’30") listen here
  • Landscapes (2018) for Aurora Lawrie - vc (7’)

FIXED MEDIA

  • Mirrored (2017) (1’08”) listen here
  • Untitled (2017) (1’30”)

PERFORMANCES

  • November 2020 - Dis/inte/gration performed by Kyle Bruckmann, oboe; University of California at Berkeley CNMAT
  • September 2020 - five images performed by Ensemble Dal Niente; DePaul University School of Music 2020 Season Update
  • September 2020 - five images performed by Ensemble Dal Niente; DePaul University School of Music Convocation
  • July 2020 - five images performed by Ensemble Dal Niente (Katie Schoepflin-Jimoh, clarinets; Kyle Flens, percussion; Ben Melsky, harp; Hannah A. Barnes, conductor); Dal Niente and DePaul Summer Residency for New Music
  • July 2020 everything that will happen has happened used in Land Swallow, a 36 minute film collaboration between artists Saskia Dixie and Ryan Skelton; watch the trailer here
  • May 2020 (postponed) - Negative Capability performed by Jesse Langen; DePaul University School of Music
  • May 2020 (postponed) - Revenir; DePaul University School of Music Composer’s Forum
  • April 2020 (postponed) - Dis/inte/gration performed by Jungmin Kim; Purposeless Play; DePaul University School of Music
  • April 2020 (postponed) - Dis/inte/gration performed by Jungmin Kim; DePaul University School of Music Master’s Recital
  • March 2020 (postponed) - Revenir performed by Jake Nelson; Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • November 2019 - the Veil through which I could not see performed by Molly Wilson, Kelly Bartek, John Rogler, Ryan Senger; DePaul University School of Music Composer’s Forum
  • May 2019 - everything that will happen has happened performed by Ensemble 20+, Michael Lewanski, conductor; DePaul University School of Music
  • April 2019 - Mirrored; Roosevelt University, Chicago College of Performing Arts Electroacoustic Music Festival
  • March 2019 - static electricity, dancing in circles, Mirrored, Landscapes; DePaul University School of Music Student Composition Recital
  • January 2019 - Landscapes performed by Aurora Lawrie; DePaul University School of Music senior recital
  • May 2018 - static electricity; DePaul University School of Music Composer’s Forum
  • February 2018 - dancing in circles; DePaul University School of Music Composer’s Forum

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