David T. Little composes music that is potent, dramatic, and harvested from the spectrum of human emotion * Infuses rock elements into the classical idiom * Explores political, historical, social, and existential issues in chamber, orchestral, operatic, and multimedia works * Recordings on New Amsterdam and Innova labels * Frequent participant in multi-media projects as a performer and composer * Dog Days was praised as "one of the most exciting new operas of recent years," (the Wall Street Journal) * Performed around the world by artists such as Kronos Quartet, eighth blackbird, So Percussion, NOW Ensemble, New World Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Beth Morrison Projects and New York City Opera * Founding Artistic Director and drummer of Newspeak, an amplified chamber ensemble * Current Composer-in-Residence with Opera Philadelphia, Gotham Chamber Opera, and Music-Theatre Group.
Works by David T. Little Include:
JFK (2016) Grand opera in two acts
Dog Days (2012) opera for 6 singers, 1 actor and amplified chamber ensemble
Soldier Songs (2006/2011) for baritone and amplified septet
The Conjured Life (2017) for orchestra
Haunt of Last Nightfall (2010) for percussion quartet and electronics
Looking Ahead: David T. Little’s acclaimed monodrama Soldier Songs is presented by Chicago Opera Theater, starring Nathan Gunn, with conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya, May 14-17 at Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art.