This unique program, titled Untempered, explores music by composers who play in the nooks and crannies of musical tuning systems. Integrating phenomenon such as beatings and pitch discrepancies inherent in instrument design, composers Larry Polansky, Peter Adriaansz, and Karola Obermueller pose an outsider lineage in modern composition, opening our awareness of the acoustic realities and necessities of music. Chicago's The Promontory is an ideal setting for these pieces' strange, pungent resonances.
This concert is presented FREE through OpenICE.
Dan Lippel, guitar
Nathan Davis, percussion
Nuiko Wadden, harp
Ryan Muncy, saxophone
OpenICE Chicago is made possible through lead support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Howard Gilman Foundation, alongside generous support from the French American Cultural Exchange (FACE Foundation), New Music USA, the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, the Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research at the Eastman School of Music, the National Endowment for the Arts, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Yamaha Artist Services New York is the exclusive piano provider for ICE.