"Composer David Dies has a ""sensitivity to subtle shades of timbre, exploitation of spare textures...and predilection for a certain ceremonial austerity that evokes ancient, remote, or hieratic ritual” (American Record Guide, review of 2011 Albany Records CD, agevolmente). The album features “excellent performances (ARG)” by pianist Christopher Taylor, sopranos Mimmi Fulmer and Judith Kellock, bassoonist Marc Vallon and cellist Jakub Omsky. In 2013, several of David Dies’s works were featured in “Live on WFMT” in Chicago, performed by renowned mezzosoprano Julia Bentley and Anaphora ensemble. His music has been performed on three continents, notably in London, New York, Chicago, Lima, Peru, Lenox, Mass., Oberlin, OH, by nationally and internationally recognized performers, including those who performed on agevolmente, as well as many others. Dies is currently composing an unaccompanied aria for soprano Sarah Brailey, a frequent guest artist of Roomful of Teeth who has also premiered works by John Zorn. Upcoming performances include James Iman’s. premiere of Dies’s solo piano work, Arquelogia de la razón de los sueños. David Dies is a composer, music theorist and educator currently living in Minnesota. "