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Ensemble Dal Niente: Triptych

Ensemble Dal Niente: Triptych

Ensemble Dal Niente are a Chicago-based group who explore the intersection of contemporary and classical music. Their forward-thinking approach to the large ensemble renders some amazing renditions and collaborations. They've worked with legendary noise-pop weirdos, Deerhoof, performed the works of Johannes Brahms, and pretty much everything in between. We've had the opportunity to work with the group a few times over the years, and every encounter allows a new set of inspirations to unfold. For EDN, Triptych, a special program featuring three continuous works, took cues form Hieronymus Bosch's horrifically surreal paintings. We took that pointed input to make something a  bit darker or macabre than much of our past work. Based on a photograph we took of a wooden sculpture we stumbled onto in rural Switzerland, this graphic approach deconstructs the sculpture through a series of photographic experiments (placing snow and twigs on top of photograph and filming it melt, for example!) The poster also features a custom typeface we developed for Ensemble Dal Niente. 

  • Specs

    By: Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi
    Date: 2022
    Media: 4-color screen print
    Size: 18 x 24 inches
    Edition: 75, signed and numbered

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