The Mexican Cultural Institute presents Julio Estrada's Ensemble Yuunohui
Nov
21
6:30 PM18:30

The Mexican Cultural Institute presents Julio Estrada's Ensemble Yuunohui

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Fonema is proud to present the world premiere of Yuunohui'sa the final piece in Mexican composer Julio Estrada’s monumental work, the Yuunohui cycle. Yuunohui’sa was commissioned with the friendly support of the Ernst von Siemens Foundation. The program also features an exceprt from Estrada’s opera Murmullos de Páramo, “Mictlan”, as well as a rarely heard work by Argentinian composer Graciela Paraskevaídis (Sin ir más lejos) and Pabo Chin’s Three Burials. We are grateful for the support of the Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington D.C. for presenting and supporting this performance.

Program
Three Burials – Pabo Chin
Ensemble Yuunohui: Yuunohui’sa’ehecatl’nahui’tlapoa – Julio Estrada
Mictlan – Julio Estrada
Sin ir más lejos – Graciela Paraskevaidís

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The University of Chicago and Goethe Institut Present Fonema Consort and the Music of Peter Ablinger
Jan
24
7:30 PM19:30

The University of Chicago and Goethe Institut Present Fonema Consort and the Music of Peter Ablinger

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Composer Peter Ablinger and Chicago-based new music group Fonema Consort will delve together into an array of meanings of the human voice that preoccupy both parties – a clash of artistic worlds having in common the challenge of performative and perceptual notions in music. With Fonema, the sexagenarian composer – one whose creative output intersects the modernist and conceptual, performative and technological – will expand one of his iconic artistic undertakings, “Voices and Piano” by premiering two new movements based on the voices of Diamanda Galas and George Bataille; and will create a new piece for the ensemble, drawing from previous reflections on the meaning of song.

The soundscape of cities are songs in his Cityopera; recordings of speeches by iconic 20th century personalities are songs in his "song cycle of sorts" “Voices and Piano”; and in his “Weiss/Weisslich 17” (2015) for soprano and noise, the singer takes on an instrumental role, only uttering sustained notes of various durations against morphing backgrounds of white noise. The “Weiss/Weisslich” series explores noise as a source of massive information upon which the listener can extract or carve their own "song."

The project is made possible with the generous support of the Goethe Institut, the Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry, and the Amphion Foundation.

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North Central College presents the Dante + Chin Duo
Feb
13
7:30 PM19:30

North Central College presents the Dante + Chin Duo

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The Dante + Chin Duo presents “Stories”, a concert experience merging storytelling and music. Works by Juan Campoverde, Nina Dante, Stratis Minakakis, Angélica Negrón, Bethany Younge, and a world premiere by Iván Sparrow. Stories told in English and Spanish by Madelyn Marcella and Rossy Perrotta.

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The Frequency Series Presents Fonema Consort's "Vistas Furtivas" Album Release
Feb
16
8:30 PM20:30

The Frequency Series Presents Fonema Consort's "Vistas Furtivas" Album Release

Fonema Consort’s third album, Vistas furtivas, is a portrait album of their long-time collaborate, Ecuadorian composer Juan Campoverde. Campoverde’s music is full of deep, secretive, and lush magic. Spiritually, it is birdlike: lyrical, rapidly changing between textures, constantly on the wing. Released with New Focus Recordings, and supported generously by a City of Chicago DCASE grant.

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Nina Dante's "Éntheos" at Spectrum
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

Nina Dante's "Éntheos" at Spectrum

Premieres of five movements of Dante’s large-scale solo work “Éntheos” alongside sets by Gabriel Zucker, Aaron Roche, and Very Still Life.

In ancient Greek, the word éntheos means to be possessed by or to become one with a god. In Dante’s large-scale, ecstatic solo work “Éntheos”, each movement channels a place in the natural world where she experienced a guttural pull to the sacred and ritualistic, and a sense of being ‘enthused ‘by the world.

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Fonema Consort + Ursa Ensemble
May
26
8:30 PM20:30

Fonema Consort + Ursa Ensemble

The Frequency Series presents Fonema Consort and Ursa Ensemble as they join forces to present Cassandra Miller’s Bel canto, a time-melting sonic portrait of Maria Callas’ voice throughout her career. Fonema Consort will also performed beloved works by Juan Campoverde and Ivan Sparrow, as well as a new work by Nina Dante. Ursa Ensemble will close the evening with Jean Cras’ string trio.

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Brackish Music & Arts Series presents NINAMARINA
May
16
8:00 PM20:00

Brackish Music & Arts Series presents NINAMARINA

The Brackish series presents NINAMARINA and Siesta. NinaMarina is a voiceviolin+violinvoice duo comprised of Nina Dante and Marina Kifferstein. Their work together flows out of a shared background in new classical music and experimental impulses.  S I E S T A A A A / Makes a great excuse to go to the beach / Takes a seat on the train just to read from the next person’s book / Is great for laying down on a couch on the street for a minute / Sounds like dozing off and waking up at the last stop. (Jean Carla Rodea, Vered Engelhard, Ana Rivera)

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Dante + Liberatore at Home Audio
Apr
27
7:30 PM19:30

Dante + Liberatore at Home Audio

De Construkt presents the latest installation of Home Audio. Vocalist Nina Dante and guitarist Matteo Liberatore unite classical training and experimental aesthetics in their improvisational work together. The evening also features performances by cellist/vocalist Ethan Philbrick, violin duo Du.0, and performance artist(s) OM. RSVP on Artery, $10-$20.

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University of Florida presents Fonema Consort
Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

University of Florida presents Fonema Consort

The University of Florida presents Nina Dante (voice), Dalia Chin (flute), and Kathryn Schulmeister (bass) of Fonema Consort in a concert of works featuring the premiere of sections of visionary Mexican composer Julio Estrada’s newest work, Yuunohui’sa. Additionally featuring the world premieres of works by University of Florida faculty.

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New Music Miami presents Fonema Consort
Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

New Music Miami presents Fonema Consort

New Music Miami presents Nina Dante (voice), Dalia Chin (flute), and Kathryn Schulmeister (bass) of Fonema Consort in a program that features the premiere of sections of visionary Mexican composer Julio Estrada’s newest work, Yuunohui’sa. Pre-concert talk at 7:00pm, music at 7:30pm. Works by Katherine Balch, Pablo Chin (premiere), Julio Estrada, Louis Goldford (premiere), Stratis Minakakis, and Irene Quero.

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Inside her head: the music of Bethany Younge
Mar
22
8:00 PM20:00

Inside her head: the music of Bethany Younge

On Friday March 22nd, you are invited inside the head of composer Bethany Younge. You will be TRANSPORTED BY A STRANGE BEAUTY. You will be EXCITEDLY DISORIENTED. You will experience the balance of RISK AND STUDIED PURPOSE.

Live performances by flutist Laura Cocks and soprano Nina Dante playing works written for them by Younge (Oxygen and Reality, ALAMARGO); a screened performance of Fonema Consort performing Bodyscape; a performance by Bethany Younge herself; and concluding with Yourselves playing the role of a hoard of Bethanies in her work for leader and crowd, If I am here than surely we’d know it. And of course, there will be discussion.

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