Fonema Consort

Previous Image
Next Image

info heading

info content



CACOPHONY Magazine’s photo essay of Fonema Consort’s “Pictures of an Exhibition”

Composer Francisco Castillo Trigueros awarded an Edes Prize, to composer a new chamber opera to be premiered by Fonema Consort in 2016. Read about the fascinating concept for this work here, and/or dig into the Fonema Blog archives here for an interview with Trigueros on his chamber work Absimo azul, floreciente and inspirational factors to his style and work, and start the video below at 21:30 for a clip of Fonema performing this work.

Coming Up

Fonema Soloist Series | #2 Dalia Chin, flute
The Musical Offering, 743 Custer Ave, Evanston
Friday May 20th, 7:30pm

Soloist Series GraphicFragments of flute sounds processed electronically in Francisco Castillo’s Desde un sueño espeso, suspiro inmovil, mar infinito create texturally foggy and airy moments. Three Burials by Pablo Santiago Chin uses a transcription from indigenous Peruvian chants and transforms them into complex sounds that are part of the melodic content of the piece. Monte Weber’s Augury… Read more.

About Us

consort : a group of instrumentalists and singers performing together
fonema : (Spanish, phoneme) the smallest unit of speech, which distinguishes words according to their sonic quality

These concepts define the essence of Fonema Consort as we live out our fascination with new vocal possibilities in music, explore the expressive overlap between voices and instruments, and close the gap between music-making and drama… Learn more.


Mailing ListTwitterfacebooksoundcloud.png


Donate now!
Join the journey, support the Consort!

The Album

Fonema Consort’s debut album, called “dazzling” by the Chicago Reader, available through New Focus Records.

Recent Press

Graham Meyer Reviews “Ancient Rites” :
Pasos en otra calle in Best of Music 2014: Chicago Reader
Fonema Consort in the Festival Internacional de Chihuahua : Revista Parlante
Fonema Consort in the Festival Internacional de Chihuahua : El sol de Mexico
Best New Vocal-Oriented Contemporary Ensemble : Chicago Reader