Frequency Series Festival: Hard Music, Hard Liquor

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

Dal Niente’s (in)famous Hard Music, Hard Liquor series returns, once again featuring both individual performers in solo pieces that push the limits of instrumental possibility, and large-scale ensemble pieces that redefine those limits in a collective context. 

Catch the full ensemble in two large-scale works: Huck Hodge’s Apophenia explores spectral harmonies with the composer’s trademark “sparkle and thunder” (New York Times), and Murat Çolak’s new composition evokes sound-worlds that originate in the sacred chants of the İstanbul tilâvet tradition, repetitive drone music of Central Anatolia and underground electronic dance music of İstanbul's (as well as Chicago's) club scene.

Mind-blowing solo performances by Greg Beyer (percussion), Amanda DeBoer Bartlett (voice), Mabel Kwan (piano), and Ben Melsky (harp) will be staggered around quick trips to Constellation’s bar for a drink; you’ll need one. This concert will mark the close of the second annual Frequency Festival of new music, hosted by writer and impresario Peter Margasak.