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Splinter Reeds at Constellation

  • Constellation 3111 North Western Avenue Chicago, IL, 60618 United States (map)

Splinter Reeds at Constellation

Making their Chicago debut, Splinter Reeds is the West Coast’s first and only reed quintet comprising five virtuosic and innovative musicians with a shared passion for new music. An evolutionary detour from the traditional woodwind quintet, Splinter Reeds consists of a dynamic instrumentation that includes oboe (Kyle Bruckmann), clarinet (Bill Kalinkos), saxophone (David Wegehaupt), bass clarinet (Jeff Anderle), and bassoon (Dana Jessen). The sum of their wide ranges of experience – in settings including free jazz, improvisation, electronic music, punk and metal as well as classical – has enabled them to rapidly zero in on a specific aesthetic identity and commitment to the cutting edge of contemporary composition. Their Constellation program will feature the world premiere of a new work by Eric Wubbels alongside compositions by Sam Pluta, Alex Mincek, Yannis Kyriakides, Matthew Shlomowitz, and Ned McGowan. 

Kyle Bruckmann - oboe
Bill Kalinkos - clarinet
David Wegehaupt - saxophone
Jeff Anderle - bass clarinet
Dana Jessen - bassoon

New Work (world premiere) by Eric Wubbels
Points Against Fields for bassoon + electronics by Sam Pluta
hypothetical islands for reed quintet + electronics by Yannis Kyriakides
Line & Length by Matthew Shlomowitz
Ali for alto saxophone by Alex Mincek