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The Berger Park Cultural Center Presents Fonema Consort's Drawing Music

  • Berger Park Cultural Center 6205 North Sheridan Road Chicago, IL, 60660 United States (map)

Composers such as Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) were talented painters, avant-garde artists like Paul Klee were highly musical, writer/artist Marcel Duchamp flirted with composition, and composer Iannis Xenakis’ scores resemble wild architectural blueprints. In recent decades, visuals have deeply permeated the making-music process, defying the possibilities of the imagination. Part of Fonema Consort's partnership with the Chicago Park District, Drawing Music reflects this trend, featuring works by composers whose pieces are based upon drawings, including a work by one of the most unique and influential composers of our times, Julio Estrada, whose works can be thought of as a sonic gallery. Fonema Consort is pleased to welcome flutist Shanna Gutierrez as a special guest for this concert. Mark André, Kontraetude for soprano, bassoon and double bass Pablo Chin, A Rayas y Cuadros for solo guitar Julio Estrada, Yuunohui'nahui'ehecatl for flute and double bass Shawn Lucas, Blind for two sopranos, flute and double bass Joan Arnau Pàmies, New work for soprano, double bass and percussion Chiyoko Szlavnics, Partial Response I for voice and two mouthpieces.