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HCL presents the Fonema Soloist Series – Samuel Rowe and Shawn Lucas

  • Manna Contemporary 2233 South Throop Street Chicago, IL, 60608 United States (map)

Moving through soundworlds created by Pisaro and Lachenmann's music-- variously austere and dense, delicate and violent-- the guitar emerges as something other than the lyrical, heroic instrument with which we are familiar. The music operates at the outer limits of the guitar's capabilities, ranging from prickly percussive attacks to bell-like overtones verging on inaudibility. It thus unfolds the latent expressive possibilities of the instrument, its capacities for evoking aggression, tact and loss.

Soloists from Fonema Series is a sponsored project of High Concept Laboratories at Mana Contemporary, 2014-15.

Salut fur Caldwell, by Helmut Lachenmann
here (1), by Michael Pisaro