7PM, Wed. Feb. 4 Articular Facet Performs Bracken In RhinoFest 2015

7PM , Wed. Feb. 4 RhinoFest 2015
Prop Theater
3502 N Elston Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60618

I perform in “Bracken (after Christian Wolff)” by Nicolas Collins (2014) with Articular Facet.
Bracken adapts the language of circuits and software for interpretation by any instrument. A computer generates and projects a live streaming score that that directs the payers to interact with one another following rules derived from binary logic and various methods of analog and digital signal processing. Articular Facet first performed Bracken for the Chicago Composers’ Consortium in 2014.

Performers include: Sam Bradshaw, contrabass; Johanna Brock, violin; Mark Hardy, electronics; Deirdre Harrison, voice and objects; Ed Herrmann, skatchbox; Dan Godston, trumpet; Eric Leonardson, springboard; Jeff Kowalkowski, Nord; Julia Miller, electric guitars; William Jason Raynovich, cello; Sid Samberg, viola and piano; Will Soderberg, electronics

Also performed this evening, “The Hound” by Mark Hardy.

Explanation and instructions of Bracken score.

December 5, Variations VI Performance at Neiman Center, SAIC

Variations VI poster7:00–9:00 pm Wednesday, December 5

Leroy Neiman Center
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
37 S. Wabash Avenue
Chicago IL 60603

Variations VI (1966), for a plurality of sound-systems (any sources, components and loud-speakers) will be performed by students, faculty, and others in the Leroy Neiman Center at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. Variations VI is one of a set of seven variations composed between 1958 and 1967 by American composer, John Cage (September 5, 1912 — August 12, 1992).

This performance was organized by composer, instrumentalist, and SAIC Faculty member Julia Miller. Projects/Systems/Scores are designed by its performers: Lee Blalock, James Connolly, Anna Friz, Eric Leonardson, Julia A. Miller, Alyssa Moxley, Enid Smith, and Will Soderberg. Located in downtown Chicago, the Neiman Center is SAIC’s first ever campus center, recently opened in May 2012.

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Chicago Scratch Orchestra with guest conductor Eric Glick Rieman

9 PM Friday, January 7

Heaven Gallery
1550 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 2nd floor
Chicago IL 60622

The Chicago Scratch Orchestra (CSO) follows up its debut at the Green Mill with a new set of scores . The idea for the “Scratch Orchestra” was conceived in 1968 by British avant-garde composer Cornelius Cardew (1936–81), with fellow composers Howard Skempton and Michael Parsons. Its significance is provided in Cardew’s “Draft Constitution”:

A Scratch Orchestra is a large number of enthusiasts pooling their resources  (not primarily material resources) and assembling for action (music-making, performance, edification).

The word music and its derivatives are here not understood to refer exclusively to sound and related phenomena (hearing, etc). What they do refer to is flexible and depends entirely on the members of the Scratch Orchestra.”

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Upcoming performances in January

FRIDAY January 16, 2009

“Visual Music” : reception for exhibition of graphic scores

$10 suggested donation
music by Guillermo Gregorio


Elastic Arts Foundation
2830 N. Milwaukee, 2nd Fl., Chicago
(1 block north-west of Diversey/Kimball)
above Friendship Chinese Restaurant
*close to the Logan Square Blue Line

set one
music for clarinet and electronics, accompanied by a video collage including scenes from the film “The Take” and other diverse materials.
Eric Leonardson, Chris Lange, Brian Labycz, Paul Giallorenzo – electronics
Guillermo Gregorio – clarinets
Silvia Dapia and Daniel Cook – Video Composition

set two
Guillermo Gregorio’s MADI ENSEMBLE
Jeb Bishop, trombone; Keefe Jackson – bass and contrabass clarinets; Guillermo Gregorio – clarinets, alto sax; Fred Lonberg-Holm – cello; Paul Giallorenzo – piano; Elbio Barilari – electric guitar; Eric Leonardson – springboard

ELASTIC in January http://www.elasticarts.org/events.htm

SATURDAY January 17, 2009
Donations Accepted
MUSIC & DANCE IMPROVISATIONS by Asmina Chremos – movement, John Berndt – electronics from Baltimore, Jim Baker – electronics, Eric Leonardson – springboard, Jaime Branch – brass, Carol Genetti – voice, others TBA

1474 N Milwaukee Ave., Wicker Park
Chicago IL, 60622
donations accepted, BYOB
RSVP: silverspacedance@gmail.com

SUNDAY January 18, 2009

Admission: $5  NEW MUSIC at the GREEN MILL (George Flynn, curator)greenmill.gifComposers: Flynn, Malone, Auris, Wolff, Raz, Ritch

Auris performs “Play” by Christian Wolff and a new composition by Auris with Julia Miller – guitar, Christopher Preissing – flute, Guillermo Gregorio – clarinet, and Eric Leonardson – springboard www.myspace.com/auristrio

Auris recording at MICGreen Mill Jazz Club
4802 N. Broadway Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640