Fonema Consort

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Bodyscape || Bethany Younge


Our audio-visual album FIFTH TABLEAU is available for purchase here!
Peter Margasak reviews FIFTH TABLEAU in the Chicago Reader.
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

Harvard University Residency
Master Class with Estrada || Sept 19 at 4pm
Concert || Sept 19 at 8pm
Paine Hall – Harvard Music Department

FONEMA Consort - Fall 2017 (EDITED)

Sharing in common their commitment to the music of innovative creators from Latin America, the consort and GLAM (Group for Latin American Musics) present works by Juan Campoverde (Ecuador), Pablo Santiago Chin (Costa Rica), Julio Estrada (Mexico) and Valeria Jonard (Mexico)… 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.





Fonema Consort is fiscally sponsored by ESS. Make a tax-deductible donation here! Click the button under “Donate An Amount of Your Choice”. This will take you to PayPal, where you’ll write “Fonema Consort Donation” in the instructions.
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The Albums


“… filled with unusual manifestations of the voice within various experimental settings.” – Chicago Reader

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Pasos en otra calle – 2014

“… dazzling…” – Chicago Reader