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ESS and the Poetry Foundation present Fonema Consort

  • The Poetry Foundation 61 West Superior Street Chicago, IL, 60654 United States (map)

LECTURE-CONCERT: This fall Fonema Consort delves into the expressive musical potential that lies in the convergence of painting and language in a program of works that take as their starting point the work of iconic Latin American artists and writers Clarice Lispector, Roberto Matta, and Chavela Vargas. This listening session explores the particular linguistic devices and manipulations used in two newly commissioned pieces by Fernanda Aoki Navarro and Pablo Santiago Chin as well as a virtuosic tour-de-force by composer Richard Barrett. Navarro and Chin will draw connections between their approaches to language in composition and those used in various forms of poetry and prose, like the phonetic prominence in sound poetry, grammatical and formal transgression, and the exploration of song writing as literature as recently debated following the latest Nobel Prize edition.

Later Event: November 16
Elastic Arts presents Fonema Consort