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  • High Concept Laboratories 2233 South Throop Street Chicago, IL, 60608 United States (map)

Tickets: $10

This program of new music performed by trombonist Weston Olencki of Fonema Consort explores banalities, absurdities, commodities, comedies, and realities. It features [in order] poorly sampled opera overtures, sounds beyond the auditory threshold, a misused YouTube video, the use of headphones, and sheets of glass and metal. Its purpose is to survey various inaccessible, private, withheld, hidden, uncontrollable objects—those that are interpersonal, inaudible, digital, internal, mechanical.

The Soloists of Fonema Consort series is sponsored by Access Contemporary Music in partnership with High Concept Labs. This second edition of the series showcases instrumentalists from the ensemble exploring recent approaches to the capabilities of their instruments in contemporary repertoire. This year the series highlights collaborations between the soloists and selected composers affiliated with ACM resulting in three world premieres.

Opus 1 (from Time with People) [2014], Tim Parkinson
few [2013], Charlie Sdraulig
AUTOPROCESS :: RESOLVE :: DISSOLVE [2012], Jessie Marino
Laughter Studies [2015], Louis D’Heudieres
New Work [2015-16], Michelle Lou