Chicago-based, Austin-born pianist Mabel Kwan performs with the new music collective Ensemble Dal Niente, the improvising group Restroy, big TEEN's Mega Laverne and Shirley, and the experimental trio Uluuul. She has commissioned and premiered new works for piano and clavichord which can be heard on her solo albums one poetic switch (Milk Factory Productions) and Inventions (Parlour Tapes+). Mabel has toured nationally and internationally, including concerts at Ravinia, Millennium Park, Library of Congress, and the Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music. She appears on Ensemble Dal Niente’s collaborative albums Balter/Saunier (New Amsterdam) with Deerhoof and Assemblage (New World) featuring chamber music of George Lewis. Mabel received piano performance degrees from Rice University and Northern Illinois University. She is fascinated by sound, contradictions, and what we perceive to be familiar or strange. With a style that is detached and objective but highly personal, Mabel brings a quiet intensity and playfulness to her live performances.