B.A., Yale University
M.M., Yale School of Music
Ph.D., Princeton University
Mark Dancigers is a composer of chamber, orchestral, film, and solo instrumental works, and the electric guitarist for the new-chamber music group NOW Ensemble.
He studied at Yale (B.A.), the Yale School of Music (M.M.), and Princeton University (Ph.D.). His principal teachers have been Steven Mackey, Martin Bresnick, Paul Lansky, Ezra Laderman, John Halle, Kathryn Alexander, and Matthew Suttor.
Mark Dancigers' music has been performed nationally and internationally at the Apples and Olives Festival in Zurich, the Nordernzon Performing Arts Festival in the Netherlands, The Athens Concert Hall, Greece, Sydney, Australia, Carnegie Hall, Miller Theater, Symphony Space, Merkin Hall, BargeMusic, the Kitchen NYC, the Bang on a Can Marathon, the Percussive Arts Society International Conference, the Skaneateles Festival, the Festival International Chihuahua, and many other venues.
His recent collaborations include works with New York City ballet dancers and choreographers Troy Schumacher and Justin Peck, with Oscar-nominated film director Sam Green, and the indie rock band San Fermin. His orchestral music has been performed by the New York Youth Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Alabama Orchestra, the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, and the Princeton University Orchestra.
Dancigers' compositions and guitar playing can be heard on eight albums released on New Amsterdam Records with NOW Ensemble, yMusic, William Brittelle, and others. As an album producer, his credits include pianist Michael Mizrahi's "Currents" (2016) and "The Bright Motion" (2012). With NOW Ensemble, he has premiered over 100 new compositions by a broad spectrum of contemporary composers.
Contemporary Music Performance