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Haptic, Morgan Evans-Weiler at Constellation

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

Haptic, Morgan Evans-Weiler at Constellation

Haptic (Steven Hess, Joseph Clayton Mills, Adam Sonderberg) joined by Tim Daisy, Morgan Evans-Weiler, Jason Stein, and Michael Vallera

Haptic explores the intersection between composition and improvisation in concerts, installations, and recordings. Originally conceived as a vehicle for live collaboration, their performances often cross traditional boundaries between between music, sound, literature, and visual art. Tonight the trio expand to a septet, joined by special guests Tim Daisy, Morgan Evans-Weiler, Jason Stein, and Michael Vallera.

“Sheer artistry, plain and simple” – Decoder

Morgan Evans-Weiler is a Boston-based composer, violinist, artist and educator who works primarily with attention, listening, social structures and minimal materials. His compositions examine slow processes of subtle listening and engagement and attempt to absorb performers and listeners in social and relational processes that alter our aural and communal perception. Morgan will perform a new modular composition for solo violin 'General Motions in Relation'; the piece examines microtonal pitch relationships in their infinite potential, shading and possibility. 

"Simple, even severe methods plus intense focus produce transfixing results on this latest self-released disc from a performer, composer, and sound artist who’s also one of the local scene’s hardiest organizers. His three pieces here have a Rothko-like quality: Elongated, uninflected violin strokes lap against pealing electronic tones like subtly contrasting color planes, conjuring ripples and shimmers as they lap and fuse."
Steve Smith (Boston Globe)