Daniel Tacke


The music of Daniel Tacke has focused on vocabularies of sound and structure growing from explorations of instrumental idiom, the poetics of notation, human embodiment and memory in the experience of listening, and intersections between contemporary and historical practices of composition and performance.  He studied composition at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he was awarded the Robert E. Aschaffenburg Grand Prize in Composition, and then at the University of California at San Diego.  He has held professorships at Oberlin Conservatory and Arkansas State University.  Since 2016 he is Associate Professor of Music at Hillsdale College, teaching theory, musicianship, composition, and harpsichord.

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25 title(s)
Daniel Tacke abend Soprano, percussion (1)
Daniel Tacke andenken solo violin
Daniel Tacke aria mit veränderungen violin and harpsichord
Daniel Tacke colores, canones alto saxophone, electric guitar, piano, and percussion
Daniel Tacke die Kürze Solo Viola
Daniel Tacke die Nacht war kalt soprano, clarinet in B-flat, violoncello, and piano
Daniel Tacke einsamkeit Solo Percussion
Daniel Tacke fantasia rotationis solo harpsichord
Daniel Tacke im Rückblick Clarient, Violin, Viola, and Cello
Daniel Tacke initiale [streichquartett] String Quartet
Daniel Tacke konzertstück Viola and Percussion
Daniel Tacke Landschaft mit Kanonen
solo trumpet, solo violin, wind ensemble (3) perc
Daniel Tacke musica deleticia 4 fl, 2ob, 1 E-flat cl, 3 B-flat cl, 1 B-flat bass cl, 1 E-flat contralto cl, 2 bsn, 1 contra bsn, 2 alto sax, 1 tenor sax, 1 baritone sax, 4 hrn, 4 tpt in B-flat, 3 tbn, 1 bass tbn, 2 euph, 2 tba, 4 perc
Daniel Tacke musica ricercata | musica poetica Clarinet, Viola, and Vibraphone
Daniel Tacke ...ohne thema Clarinet, Trombone, Violoncello, and Piano
Daniel Tacke ...ohne worte Piano
Daniel Tacke Overture: Virtus Tentamine Gaudet orchestra
3(3+picc)3(3=EH)3(3=bcl)2 - 433(3=btbn)1 - timp, 2 perc, hp - strings
Daniel Tacke quiet and lingering violence Alto Saxophone and Accordion (Doubling Piano)
Daniel Tacke recueillement Soprano and Ten-String Guitar
Daniel Tacke symbolum: metabasis bassoon and percussion
Daniel Tacke symbolum: palilogia [fragmente] String Trio
Violin, Viola, and Cello
Daniel Tacke three canons two sustaining instruments or groups of instruments
Daniel Tacke übermalung von JSB
cl, vla
Daniel Tacke vorrücken Solo Percussion

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