Fonema Consort showcases a diverse range of musical aesthetics in the music of six Hispanic composers based in Chicago. Almost a century after the legendary Silvestre Revueltas lived on Michigan Avenue, the city continues to attract composers from Spain and Latin America who exhibit different sensibilities and backgrounds. From English, French, and Spanish texts to instrumental speech imitation inspired by Swedish, as well as totally abstract sound, these works offer a taste of current musical trends. Beyond nationalist stereotypes and expectations, this concert presents "other musics".
Andrés Carrizo, ...awake, aware, awaiting... for soprano, flute, guitar, piano, violin, vibraphone Pablo Chin, Persona for double bass Guillermo Gregorio, Otra Musica 12b: Apuntes para la posthistoria, 2a Parte for soprano, flute, clarinet, tuba, piano and double bass Tomas Gueglio, … Pellicanz, for soprano, violin and piano Joan Arnau Pàmies, [k(d_b)s] for double bass Francisco Castillo Trigueros, Abismo azul, floreciente for soprano, bass flute, saxophone and percussion