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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1 abend (2012)
Soprano, percussion (1)

2 andenken (2015)
solo violin

3 aria mit veränderungen (2015)
violin and harpsichord

4 colores, canones (2016)
alto saxophone, electric guitar, piano, and percussion

5 die Kürze (2014)

6 die nacht war kalt (2007)
soprano voice, clarinet in B-flat, violoncello, and piano

7 einsamkeit (2009)
Solo percussion

8 fantasia rotationis (2015)
solo harpsichord

9 im Rückblick (2012)
cl, vln, vla, vc

10 initiale [streichquartett] (2009)
string quartet

11 konzertstück (2009)
viola, (1) percussion

12 Landschaft mit Kanonen (2014)
solo trumpet, solo violin, wind ensemble (3) perc

13 musica deleticia (2016)
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

14 musica ricercata | musica poetica (2014)
clarinet in B-flat, viola, vibraphone

15 a quiet and lingering violence (2008)
alto saxophone, accordion/piano

16 recueillement (2008)
Soprano and ten-string guitar

17 symbolum: metabasis (2015)
bassoon and solo multipercussion

18 symbolum: palilogia [canon a6] (2017)
string trio - vln, vla, vcl

19 symbolum: palilogia [fragmente] (2019)
violin, viola, cello

20 Three canons (2016)
two sustaining instruments or groups of instruments

21 übermalung von JSB (2012)
cl, vla

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