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OpenICE at Constellation Chicago | Evans, Lorenzo, and 100 Not-Songs for JOHN CAGE

  • Constellation 3111 N Western Ave Chicago, IL 60618 (map)

Constellation, one of ICE’s favorite Chicago venues, has us back!  OpenICE presents two projects in one concert featuring work created by its members.  Soprano Tony Arnold and composer Fredrick Gifford collaborate with projection designer Ross Karre to create a new version of Gifford's 100 Not-Songs for JOHN CAGE. The work is grounded in Cage's own score for A Dip in the Lake, a piece superimposed upon the map of Chicago itself. Using chance methods, Gifford extracted 100 locations from Cage's score and charted a new journey to film selections of the 100 Not-Songs. Following intermission, Levy Lorenzo and Peter Evans bring their hyper-charged partnership to Constellation. Lorenzo and Evans began performing duo as part of the OpenICE commissioning series in early 2016. Their music is an otherworldly blur of dense rhythmic frameworks, elaborately notated pieces, open improvisation and weird drones. Lorenzo's complex of self-built instruments, gongs, dry percussion, laptop, and sound processing engage with Evans's acoustic trumpet in a dialogue of noise, mystery, precision and chaos.

Tony Arnold, voice
Ross Karre, projections
Fredrick Gifford, composer and sound designer

Levy Lorenzo, percussion/electronics
Peter Evans, trumpets


TAG EXAMPLES- Free, concert series (Mostly Mozart, Resonant Bodies, etc.), name of featured composers, event location (Abrons Arts Center, Miller Theatre, Roulette etc.)
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OPTIONAL ADDITIONS - VIMEO VIDEO, PHOTOS/GALLERY, QUOTE (use judgement for placement - i tend to prefer a quote at the top and video at the end)

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