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The Frequency Series Presents Fonema Consort's Amplified

  • Constellation 3111 North Western Avenue Chicago, IL, 60618 United States (map)

AMPLIFIED features works uniting acoustic instruments with the electronic medium, a continued interest of Fonema Consort which resulted in the ensemble's participation in the Loops and Variations series at Pritzker Pavillion last summer. This program brings together adventurous works of subtle complexity, including a commission from Alexander Sigman based on his collaboration with filmmaker and visual artist Damir Ocko, and that serves as the foundation for a future chamber opera. This concert also features works by Chicago's own Juan Campoverde and Nomi Epstein, Danish composer Simon Steen-Andersen's Difficulties Putting it into Practice, in which minute, simple noises reveal a new sonic body when magnified. Simon Steen-Andersen, Difficulties Putting it into Practice, for two amplified sopranos Alexander Sigman, epiglottis, for two sopranos, flutes, cello, contrabass, electronics, and video projection *WORLD PREMIERE Juan Campoverde, Muna I, for solo guitar with tape Erin Gee, Mouthpiece VI, for soprano, flute, viola, double bass and percussion Nomi Epstein, Pillars and Glisses, for two sopranos, flute, clarinet, electric guitar, piano, violin and cello