Daniel Tacke


The recent works of composer Daniel Tacke have focused on expanded 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 is a member of the American Composers Alliance, and his music has been performed and recorded in the United States and abroad by Ensemble Bonne Action, Chartreuse, Earplay, Ensemble Echoi, the Formalist Quartet, the Kenners, the Palimpsest New Music Ensemble, the Red Light New Music Ensemble, and TAK, among others. He studied composition at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the University of California at San Diego and has held professorships at Oberlin Conservatory, Arkansas State University, and Hillsdale College, teaching music theory, composition, harpsichord, and directing performances of contemporary and historical music.