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Ben Hjertmann, Noise Bias at Constellation

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

Ben Hjertmann, Noise Bias at Constellation

Ben Hjertmann returns to Chicago for a solo vocal/electronic performance. Music explores microtonal harmonies from high-prime harmonics, specific room resonances, inharmonic resonant objects, and sum/difference tones. Electronics include live room sampling, Just Intonation vocoder, microtonal samplers, and vocal processing. Lyrics circulate topics of birds, mountains, love, rooms, and numbers. The atmosphere is expansive and the light is dark. 

Noise Bias, a Chicago-based all-female contemporary ensemble, makes their first appearance at Constellation’s Frequency Series. The ensemble will explore extremes of interaction between non-traditional instruments and electronics, performing works by Natacha Diels, Kelley Sheehan, Sivan Cohen Elias, Jenna Lyle, and Noisée le Seque.