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06.07.2015

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.

Recent Press

Graham Meyer Reviews “Ancient Rites” : Chicagomusic.org
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

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Fonema has completed the 2014-2015 season. Check this space for our 2015-2016 announcement in the late summer!

 

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 endeavor to bring to light and expand the repertoire of 20th and 21st century works for voice(s) and instruments; and live out our fascination with the exploration of vocal possibilities in music. The complex nature of this repertoire encompasses a vast intersection of disciplines including music, drama, and literature; and requires the ensemble to explore a wide range of performance practices…Learn more.

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The Album

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