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The Frequency Festival presents Fonema Consort's North/South

  • The University of Chicago's Bond Chapel 1025 East 58th Street Chicago, IL, 60637 United States (map)

Fonema Consort is honored to be a part of the inaugural Frequency Series Festival, which celebrates Chicago's ever-richer contemporary music scene with events each day from February 23-28. For the full line-up and tickets, please visit

Inevitably recalling the life and career trajectory of Argentinian/German Mauricio Kagel, Ecuadorian-native Mesias Maiguashca established in Germany as a mature composer and teacher of composition and electronic music for more than five decades. Descendant from indigenous parents from the Andes and former student of Stockhausen, his musical language attempts to reflect the profound impact that the folklore and Andean cosmology surrounding his youth and the rigour and mediums of the avant-garde scene in Europe had on his perception of sound. With the support of the Goethe-Institut, and in collaboration with the Frequency Series and the Renaissance Society, Fonema Consort is thrilled to introduce the work of Maiguashca to Chicago by premiering a piece of his along complementary works by Kagel, Lachenmann and Chicago-based Ecuadorian Juan Campoverde.

Made possible by the generous support of the Goethe Institut and the Renaissance Society.

Juan Campoverde | basalto
Mauricio Kagel | Atem
Helmut Lachenmann | Salut für Cauldwell
Mesias Maiguashca | 8 ejercicios para oír lo inaudible WORLD PREMIERE