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Experimental Sound Studio presents Voices and Piano

  • Experimental Sound Studio 5925 North Ravenswood Avenue Chicago, IL, 60660 United States (map)

Peter Ablinger,’s“Voices and Piano” is a song-cycle, though nobody is singing. Each movement of this iconic work is based on found recordings of speech by well-known thinkers projected through speakers. The piano does not accompany the "vocalists" but instead represents the contours of speech filtered through well-tempered pitches. As Ablinger says, "the piano part is the temporal and spectral scan of the respective voice, something like a coarse gridded photograph." Fonema Consort's pianist Daniel Walden will present two new movements of the cycle (currently made up of 57 works and ultimately aiming to include 80 pieces) that was started in 1998 for pianist Nicholas Hodges.