Fonema Consort

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Our forthcoming audio-visual album FIFTH TABLEAU is available to preview and pre-order here!
Fonema Consort is an Ernst von Siemes grant recipient! The grant will fund a series of concerts in Ecuador in the 2017-2018 season, featuring works by our composer collaborators Juan Campoverde and Mesias Maiguashca.
Fonema Consort is a Copland Grant recipient! The grant will fund an audio/visual album, featuring theatrical works by Pablo Chin, Katie Young, Bethany Younge, Chris Mercer and Clint McCallum. We are thrilled to be working with Parlour Tapes+, Experimental Sound Studio and documentary maker Arlen Parsa to bring this project to life.

Upcoming Event

FIFTH TABLEAU Album Release!
Saturday, May 27 2017 || 6pm
Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, Chicago
Tickets $15 / $12 include cassette digital download of the album

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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.





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Thank you to all the donors who made our Indiegogo fundraiser a huge success! You can still make a tax-deductible donation to support our upcoming season through Fractured Atlas. Thank you!

The Album

“… dazzling…” – Chicago Reader

Fonema Consort’s debut album is available through New Focus Records.