Centering upon Yuunohui, the cornerstone work of charismatic composer Julio Estrada, this concert initiates a long-sought collaboration with one of the most imaginative and influential composers of the last decades. "Clay and water", the meaning of the Nahuatl word yuunohui, defines the sculptural, kinetic approach to music characterizing this program. Fonema Consort is proud to present the world premiere of a version of Yuunohui for trombone, bass and piano, and to welcome rising star trombonist Felix Del Tredicci, and Chicago's own pianist/composer Christopher Jones. This program also features the US premiere of Mauricio Pauly's Dust Unsettled, which will be part of Fonema’s first recording project, scheduled for release in the Spring of 2014.
Pablo Chin, Boschiana, for soprano, tenor saxophone and piano *WORLD PREMIERE Julio Estrada, Yunnohui'Ehecatl'Nahui'Tlapoa, version for trombone, piano and double bass *WORLD PREMIERE Julio Estrada, Yuunohui'Ehecatl for solo trombone Heinz Holliger, Lied , version for bass flute and ad lib. amplification Stratis Minakakis, new work for two sopranos playing percussion *WORLD PREMIERE Mauricio Pauly, Dust Unsettled, for soprano, trombone, cello, piano and percussion