Carl Testa’s Ultraviolet with Falzone, Woodrum, Kimmel, Getsug & Acierto – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – December 20th, 2015
Carl Testa's Ultraviolet with Falzone, Woodrum, Kimmel, Getsug & Acierto

Frequency Series Presents

Carl Testa's Ultraviolet with Falzone, Woodrum, Kimmel, Getsug & Acierto

Sun, December 20, 2015

8:30 pm

Constellation

Chicago, IL

$12.00 - $15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

Carl Testa's Ultraviolet with Falzone, Woodrum, Kimmel, Getsug & Acierto
Carl Testa's Ultraviolet with Falzone, Woodrum, Kimmel, Getsug & Acierto
Composer Carl Testa will present an expanded version of his piece Ultraviole for five clarinets and live electronic processing which was premiered in Amsterdam at the Doek Festival in June 2015. The ensemble navigates a partially composed and improvised score while continually undergoing live electronic processing by the composer that influences the direction of the composition. John Sharpe of The New York City Jazz Record wrote "Carl Testa’s 'Ultraviolet' subtly blended acoustic and electronic noises as well as notated and improvised materials to conjure a splendidly successful piece, a sort of glacial minimalism expanded and subverted by the electronic overtones."

PROGRAM
Carl Testa - Ultraviolet

FEATURING
James Falzone - Bb clarinet
Jennifer Woodrum - Bb clarinet
Jeff Kimmel - bass clarinet
Aaron Getsug - contra-alto clarinet
Keefe Jackson - contrabass clarinet
Carl Testa - live electronic processing

Carl Testa is a composer and multi-instrumentalist who is most notable for his numerous performances with composer Anthony Braxton whom he has performed with throughout the US and internationally. Testa recently performed with Braxton as part of the Sonic Genome in Torino, Italy and as a bassist and featured composer in the Doek Festival in Amsterdam this past June. His most recent album release is Sⁿ with guitarist Christopher Riggs on Gold Bolus Recordings. He is the Director of Publishing and Creative Technology for The Tri-Centric Foundation and organizes The Uncertainty Music Series in New Haven, CT where he lives with his wife, the vocalist Anne Rhodes and son, Florian.

Carl Testa has been called "a phenomenal upright bass player and composer" (Scott Schulz, Words on Sounds). His previous recording Iris (Lockstep Records, 2013) was called a "highly listenable...well-done excursion into electroacoustic improvisation" (Daniel Barbiero, Avant Music News) and "highly recommended for drone/soundscape connoisseurs" (Hank Shteamer, Time Out NY).

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Venue Information:
Constellation
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618