Ensemble Dal Niente – Proximity: Raphaël Cendo – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – May 25th, 2014
Ensemble Dal Niente - Proximity: Raphaël Cendo

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Ensemble Dal Niente - Proximity: Raphaël Cendo

Sun, May 25, 2014

8:30 pm


Chicago, IL

$10.00 - $20.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 18 and over

Ensemble Dal Niente - Proximity: Raphaël Cendo
Ensemble Dal Niente - Proximity: Raphaël Cendo
French composer Raphaël Cendo has emerged as a leading yet controversial composer of his generation in Europe. His style, dubbed as Saturation, deals with ideas of excess, acoustic and physical saturation, monstrosity, chaos, and mutilation. His music borders, at times, upon “noise” and pushes instruments and performers to new limits to uncover an extreme expressivity. While the aesthetic style of this music is unapologetic, the artistic movement inherently questions the nature of sound and perception. Cendo aurally explores the amount of sonic information he can give about any particular sound, and if giving too much information about a particular sound (“saturization” of sound) changes its perception. This extreme style of composition, which has already left a massive impact on the face of contemporary music world-wide, also calls into question social issues regarding extreme behavior: the thresholds of pain, piercings, and scarring. The composer attempts to connect these issues in a way that comments on modern thought and fringe behavior.

Raphaël Cendo (b. 1975):
Graphein (2014, WORLD PREMIERE) for flute, clarinet, saxophone, horn, harp, piano, percussion, violin, cello, and bass (21 min)
Rokh I (2012) for flute, violin, cello, and piano (16 min)
Scratch Data (2002) for percussion and electronics (11 min)
Venue Information:
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618