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IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR ARE INTERESTED IN PURSUING A PROJECT TOGETHER, please get in touch!

dylanneely AT gmail.com

 
 

Dylan Neely is a composer and sound artist whose projects includes film and theater scoring, interactive audiovisual performance, opera, and installation. A Fulbright Fellow, Dylan has participated in residencies/programs through The Watermill Center, SiMN, The New York Youth Symphony, Flux Factory, mpa-B, and highSCORE, with performances at venues including Symphony Space, The Museum of the Moving Image, Issue Project Room, Lincoln Center Film Society, The Stone, MoMA PS1, and La MaMa. His music has been played by groups including Mills Contemporary Performance Ensemble, Ensemble Móbile, The American Composers' Orchestra, and The Salome Chamber Orchestra. He received a B.A. from Bard College at Simon's Rock and M.F.A. from Mills College. He's based in Brooklyn, NY, where he creates sound for Fan Letters and works in film music.

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2016 (upcoming)

 

 

 

(past)

August 19| Fan Letters @ Flux Factory, Queens, NY

August 20| Fan Letters @ CR10, Linlithgo, NY

 

 

January 30 | Fan Letters ab uno pluribus, New York, NY, 61 4th Ave, 7:00 PM. Trio improvisation w/ Bloater and Yusuke Yamamoto

March 5 | Fan Letters premieres a new composition for intercity bus travel as part of Flux Factory's Fung Wah Biennial (NY - Boston)


March 10 | Fan Letters discusses new work as part of Flux Thursday @ Flux Factory, LIC, NY


March 19 | Fan Letters performs a new composition for intercity bus travel as part of Flux Factory's Fung Wah Biennial (NY - Baltimore)

May 22 | Fan Letters @ the roboto project, Pittsburgh, PA

July 14| Fan Letters Trans Pecos, Brooklyn, NY  w/ Jonah Parzen-Johnson and Asumaya

July 28 | Ho-Chunk Trickster @ David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY, w/ Rhys Ziemba + Elizabeth LoPiccolo

August 12| Fan Letters @ IfAA, Portland, ME

August 13| Fan Letters @ house show, Falmouth, MA

 

2015

January 31, 2 - 6 PM @ Silent Barn, Brooklyn, NY. Sound for an installation by Katherine Sclavi.

March 7, Fan Letters @ Museum of the Moving Image, Queens, NY. Presented by MATA Interval, with Data Garden, The Median Movement, Glitch Lich

April 12, Fan Letters @ Silent Barn. Brooklyn, NY, 8:00 PM. With Bill Baird, Ryan Sawyer, and more.

May 10, Fan Letters @ Firehouse Space. Brooklyn, NY, 8:00 PM. With Jon Myers

May 14 - 17, Fan Letters interactive sound + video installation at Queens New Music Festival, The Secret Theatre, Queens, NY.

May 18, encrypted touches at Sonic Stasis curated by Ryan Ross Smith. The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY, 8:00 PM.

May 28, Fan Letters @ Film Society of Lincoln Center. Sound + Vision Live; collaborations with Maria Chavez and Kendall Williams.

June 14, Fan Letters on Strobe NetworkFlux Factory, Queens, NY, 7:00 PM.

June 16, Bloomsday musical accompaniment for Maggie Craig + Amela Parcic's Installation, Knockdown Center, 6 - 10 PM

June 19, Solo set and improvisation with Kyle David Combs + J.R.R. Ziemba, 845 Prospect Place, Brooklyn, NY, 8 PM

June 22, Playing violin in music by Andrew Jamieson @ ShapeShifter Lab, Brooklyn, NY, 9:30 PM.

August 23|Fan Letters performs at Muchmore's with My Wife, Phil Stearns, and Jonas Bers. 9pm, $7, 2 Havemeyer St. Brooklyn, NY

September 18|Live score to Marcel Dzama's Une danse des bouffons (with Rhys Ziemba, Elizabeth LoPiccolo, Kyle Combs, Ryne Ziemba) @ MoMA PS1, Queens, NY Art Book Fair.

September 19|View From Above (collaborating with Maddie Hewitt) @ Flux Factory, Queens NY.

Fan Letters Europe Tour

October 3 |La Betto Lab Berlin, Germany

October 4 |House Show Hannover, Germany

October 5 |TYS Copenhagen, Denmark

October 7 |Dome of Visions Copenhagen, Denmark

October 10 |Petrohradska Kolektiv Prague, Czech Republic

October 14 |Kulter Amsterdam, Holland

October 17 |Mindscapes Universe Berlin, German

November 7 | Flux Factory Benefit (collaboration with Maddie Hewitt), Flux Factory, Queens, NY.

November 11 | Live score to Marcel Dzama's Une danse des bouffons (with Luscious Skin), Nitehawk Shorts Festival, Brooklyn, 9:30 PM.

November 20 | Music of Zeena Parkins w/ Tilt Brass Ensemble and Green Dome, The Stone, New York, NY, 8 PM.

December 13 | Fan Letters @ La MaMa, New York, NY. Culturehub Refest

December 21 | Reading of Why You're Here, written by Willie Johnson / directed by Sarah Stites. Pete's Candy Store, Brooklyn, NY.

 

2014

February 4, 11, 18, 25 @ Amnesia  10 PM, San Francisco (w/ Bill Baird)

February 6 @ Luggage Store Gallery, 8 PM, San Francisco - Solo electroacoustic violin set

February 20 @ Center for New Music, 8:30 PM, San Francisco - w/ Mills Improvisation Ensemble.

March 6 -9 @ Signal Flow Festival, Mills College, Oakland - A Hunger Artist chamber opera premiere (3/8, 8 PM); playing in pieces by Jon Myers, Bill Baird, and Mateo Lugo

March 22 @ Mills College Concert Hall, Oakland, 8 PM - George Lewis' Artificial Lives

April 1 @ Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, 5:00 PM and 6:30 PM - BEAMS, a collaboration between Alvin Curran and Molissa Fenley

April 11 and 12 @ JCCSF, San Francisco, 8 PM - w/ Bill Baird

April 18 and 19 @ Mills College Lisser Theater- MFA Dance Concert (violin for a collaboration between Chris Douthitt and Jessie Guo)

April 19 and 20 @ Freight and Salvage, Berkeley, 8 PM - w/ Bill Baird

April 24 @ Mills College Concert Hall, Oakland, 8 PM - New Electronic Network Music w/ Jesse Austin and Chris Douthitt

April 29 @ Mills College Concert Hall, Oakland, 8 PM - w/ Mills Improvisation Ensemble

May 1 @ Mills College Concert Hall, Oakland, 8 PM - New music by Chris Douthitt

May 22 @ Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, 8 PM - w/ Bill Baird

May 30 @ Starline Social Club, Oakland, 8 PM - Collaboration with Sam Hertz for SALTA Collective show

July 11 @ Ohgane Korean BBQ, Oakland - Electroacoustic violin set with Taurin Barrera

August 6 @ Anthology Film Archives, New York , 8:30 PM - Letters to John Grisham premiere (New Filmmakers Series)

August 11 @ Little Berlin, Philadelphia, PA, 8 PM - Letters to John Grisham screening

August 23th @ Flux Factory, Queens, NY, 8 PM - Letters to John Grisham screening

August 28 @ Flux Factory, Queens, NY, 7 PM - Reverie of Ginger City (collaboration with Amela Parcic)

September 15 @ SiMN 2014, Curitiba, Brazil - 19th & valencia dissolving (new work for Ensemble Móbile)

November 7 w/ Fan Letters, Performing Systems @ Outpost Artists Resources, 8 PM, Queens, NY

November 21st w/ Madalyn Merkey @ Issue Project Room, 8 PM, Brooklyn, NY

November 23rd @ Culturehub Refest, La Mama, 7 PM, New York, NY

December 13 @ 8:00 PM, Ab Uno Pluribus improv series with Sarah Bernstein and Lou Rossi, New York, NY

 

2013


January 3rd @ The Plant, Montreal, Canada. Rat King and What a Nice Time We Had Here. 

January 4th @ Space Gallery, Portland, Maine. Rat King and What a Nice Time We Had Here.

January 7th @ Heaven's Gate, Philadelphia. Rat King and What a Nice Time We Had Here.

January 10th @ Flux Factory, Queens. Rat King.

January 31st @ Mills College Ensemble Room, 9:30. Pendulum Music by Steve Reich.

February 14th @ Mills College Ensemble Room, 9:30. Quasimodo the Great Lover by Alvin Lucier.

March 8, 8 PM - Signal Flow Festival (performing in piece by Tim Black). Mills College Concert Hall

March 9, 8 PM - Signal Flow Festival (performing in piece by Chris Luna). Mills College Concert Hall

April 5, 6 - 8 PM @ Two Jacks Denim, 2355 Broadway, Oakland CA - First Friday! Improvisations with Jacob Peck (guitar) and Stephan Haluska (accordion).

April 22, 8 PM @ Mills College Concert Hall. Premiere of Cinnamon Shops for violin and piano. Performing on pieces by Brian Baumbusch, Andrew Jamieson, Christopher Luna, and Bill Baird.

April 29th - May 6th @ Superchief Gallery, New York, NY. Sound and music for Appendix: A (5'), a video by Alex Nathanson.

May 2, 8 PM @ Mills College Concert Hall. Electronic Music Performance concert including turba aetherea, an electroacoustic group improvisation with Madalyn Merkey, Kimberley Sutton, Taurin Barrera, and myself. I'll also be playing on a piece by Pauchi Sasaki.

May 8, 8 PM @ Mills College Concert Hall. Mills Contemporary Performance Ensemble. Includes music by Alvin Curran, Steve Adams, and Jacob Peck.

May 17 @ Ran Tea House, 269 Kent Ave, Brooklyn. Electroacoustic trio with Pauchi Sasaki and Taurin Barrera. 

May 19 @ house show, Bushwick, Brooklyn. Electroacoustic violin duo with Pauchi Sasaki.

June 28 @ Flux Factory, Queens, NY, 8:00 PM.  Premiere of Constant Crisis, a new collaboration with Alex Nathanson for electroacoustic violin and interactive video

July 27 @ Watermill Center's Summer Benefit - Devil's Heaven, Water Mill, NY. Sound design for Amnesia, an installation by Dilek Acay. Sound supervisor for the event, designed by Robert Wilson and featuring more than a dozen performances and installations spread throughout the grounds.

August 11 @ Watermill Center's Discover Watermill Day, Water Mill, NY. Sound design for Amnesia, an installation by Dilek Acay. Sound supervisor for the event.

September 12 @ The Phillips Collection, Washington DC. Screening of Appendix: A (a short video by Alex Nathanson which I scored)

October 5 @ Mills College Concert Hall, Oakland CA - with Mills Improvisation Ensemble II, performing two pieces by Nic Collins

October 11 @ Museum of the Moving Image, Queens NY - Screening of Appendix: A (a short video by Alex Nathanson which I scored)

October 12 @ Harmonia, Sausalito, CA - w/ Bill Baird

October 14 - 18 @ Mills College Lisser Theater, Oakland CA - Installation of David Tudor's Rainforests IV (directed by James Fei)

October 18 @ LKV, Trondheim, Norway - Sound design for a new installation by Dilek Acay

October 20 @ Mt. Tamalpais, CA - w/ TaughtMe

October 30 @ Holmgren Meadow, Mills College - New music for 8-channel speaker array

November 12 - 19 @ Mills College Music Building - Installation of Nam June Paik's Random Access (with Tim Kim, Sharmi Basu, Mia Bella D'Augelli and Ben Salomon)

November 14 @ Mills College Concert Hall, Oakland CA - Forgotten in the Straw (a new piece with choreography by Alex Cummins)

November 26 @ Mills College Concert Hall, Oakland CA - Mills Improvisation Ensemble

December 8 @ Mills College Ensemble Room, Oakland CA - Fan Letters

December 9 @ Mills College Greek Theater, Oakland CA - Corrupt Perceptions Index for 3 buried microphones and 3 speakers

December 13 @ Synchronicity, Los Angeles CA - Fan Letters

December 16 @ MOCO Gallery, Oakland CA- Fan Letters

 

2012

March 30 -What a Nice Time We Had Here with Alex Nathanson. Grace Exhibitions Space, 8 PM (as part of Itinerant Festival)

April 7 - What a Nice Time We Had Here with Alex Nathanson. Brooklyn Fireproof, 8 PM

April 15 - What a Nice Time We Had Here with Alex Nathanson. ABC No Rio, NYC, 8 PM

May 3 - Premiere of banal brushwood benign brickwork with Caedmon Quartet. Symphony Space, NYC, 8 PM. (New York Youth Symphony Composition Concert)

May 10 - What a Nice Time We Had Here with Alex Nathanson. La Sala (Diamond Mouth Surprise), Brooklyn, NY 8 PM

May 25 - June 8: European Tour with Alex Nathanson, What a Nice Time We Had Here and Rat King. Kunstraum Tapir, Berlin, Germany;Dasein Prostor, Brno, Czech Republic; Szabad az Á, Budapest, Hungary; Subterranium, Vienna, Austria; Wombar, Vienna, Austria; Photon Gallery, Ljubjlana, Slovenia; AKC Medika, Zagreb, Croatia                 

July 18 - Entwine Lounge, Manhattan, 8 PM. Performing with Paul Cantelon and others.

October 5 - Rock Piece by Pauline Oliveros (with Mills Contemporary Performance Ensemble, under the supervision of the composer). Mills College, 8 PM

October 6 -   Variations IV by John Cage (with Mills Improvisation Workshop/Improvisation Ensemble). Mills College, 8 PM

October 12 - Critical Band by James Tenney (with ad hoc chamber orchestra under the direction of Brian Baumbusch). The Emerald Tablet Gallery, San Francisco, 8 PM

November 25 @ Fitness, 1196 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn w/ Lingerie and Azreal. Performing Rat King and What a Nice Time We Had Here with video by Alex Nathanson

December 2 - Improvisation Workshop Concert with visiting grad students from Cal Arts' improvisation ensemble. Performing with Roscoe Mitchell and Wadada Leo Smith. Mills College Concert Hall, 8 PM.

December 5 - Mills Contemporary Performance Ensemble at Mills College Concert Hall, 8 PM. Includes a premier of a new piece (christmas stories: music and dialogue) for flute, oboe, tenor saxophone, trombone, harp, piano, and two amplified voices. 

December 6 - Improvisation Workshop Concert at Mills College Concert Hall, 8 PM. Premiere of a new piece (family dinner B) for two pianos, two violins, and trombone. 

December 8 - Composition Concert, Mills College Concert Hall, 8 PM. Performing on violin in music by Katherine McDonald.

December 14 - Studio One Day, Mills College Haas Pavilion, 2 PM. Premiere of plays (for vibes, violin and voice) in collaboration with the dancer/choreographer Kevin Loveland