Birgit Ulher, Elastic Arts | February 8, 2018

Birgit Ulher with Carol Genetti and Eric Leonardson + Ulher and Katherine Young

Join us at 9:00 PM Thursday, February 8, 2018

Elastic Arts, 3429 W Diversey Ave, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60647

Birgit Ulher is an exquisite sound artist and improvising electroacoustic trumpeter. We have performed together on several occasions in Chicago and Hamburg since 2007. I anticipate this concert will be an equally exquisite experience.

This concert is supported by Goethe Institut Chicago in partnership with SAIC Sound. Share our Facebook Event

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In music critic Bill Meyer’s words, we share an “appreciation for the qualities of individual sounds and the richness of layered tones.” (chicagoreader.com). Genetti’s voice is an instrument of subversive beauty in itself. Ulher and I last performed in Bond Chapel documented here in 2013, hosted by the Renaissance Society.

Birgit Ulher has been active in Hamburg’s free improvisation and experimental music scene since 1982, establishing “a distinguished grammar of sounds beyond the open trumpet” (jazzdimensions.de). Her particular techniques include handheld loudspeakers and radio rather than traditional mutes. The trumpet functions as an acoustic chamber for modulating breath and noise and multi-phonics. With complex tones, granular and splitting sounds she creates compelling sound fields that open and expand for engaged listening, exquisitely shaped by Ulher’s precisely timed silences.

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