Chris Dingman

Chris Dingman

I am here to reimagine...

how music can be used to help soothe pain and heal traumas.

My Story

I am a vibraphonist and composer, and have played with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and many others. In my work as a soloist, I am excited by the idea of sound journeying - bring the listener somewhere new, transcendent, healing. I am inspired by a wide variety of music, and my work synthesizes these influences into an approach to playing that feels expansive. using the instrument to create laye...
I am a vibraphonist and composer, and have played with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and many others. In my work as a soloist, I am excited by the idea of sound journeying - bring the listener somewhere new, transcendent, healing. I am inspired by a wide variety of music, and my work synthesizes these influences into an approach to playing that feels expansive. using the instrument to create layers of simultaneous sound – soaring melodies, swirling textures, and undulating pedal tones. Working in NYC since 2002, I kept my solo improvisations private for many years, until my world changed. When my father entered hospice care in 2018, we created the 5-hour extended album Peace together. This led to an ongoing evolution of my solo music and the albums Journeys Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. I offer "Transformations" sessions, sponsored by Connect.faith, on Zoom twice a month, free and open to all.

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