Frequency Festival:, Mocrep – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – February 25th, 2016
Frequency Festival:, Mocrep

Frequency Series Presents

Frequency Festival:, Mocrep

Thu, February 25, 2016

8:30 pm


Chicago, IL


Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over (17): Four (x4) Systems: Feldman within Brown (17): Four (x4) Systems: Feldman within Brown presents a program investigating a unique relationship between works by Morton Feldman and Earle Brown, both composers that continue to inspire the aesthetic and notational approaches we find so stimulating. Varying interpretations of Brown’s Four Systems will be heard in between works by Feldman, including The O’Hara Songs, Last Pieces for Piano, and Bass Clarinet and Percussion.

Preconcert lecture by Dr. Ryan Dohoney, Morton Feldman scholar

This concert is produced with support from the
Earle Brown Music Foundation. is a Chicago-based performance collective featuring post-Cagean notated, acoustic, experimental music. Founded in 2010,’s repertoire explores the indeterminacy of various musical elements including instrumentation, structure, pitch, and/or duration. Drawn to works of sparseness, contemplation, and quietude, this “daring group” (Chicago Reader) focuses on scores primarily notated with prose. Led by Nomi Epstein, the ensemble has commissioned, premiered, and recorded works by composers such as Michael Pisaro, Eva-Maria Houben, Jurg Frey, James Saunders, and Pauline Oliveros. released its debut album, more or less, featuring the music of Jurg Frey in 2014 under New Focus Recordings. players
Billie Howard
Jeff Kimmel
Robert Reinhart
Eliza Bangert
Nora Barton
Matthew Oliphant
Kenn Kumpf
Nomi Epstein
Isaac Stevenson, guest player
Chris Sies, guest player
Mocrep is a Chicago-based ensemble dedicated to the performance of radical, 21st century music that engages with contemporary culture - aesthetically, socially, and politically. We specialize in works that not only synthesize music, theater, and performance art, but productively embrace the differences between these mediums. In this way, we hope to expose and explore new possibilities in performance today.

Presented in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Chicago, this performance will consist of both U.S. and world premieres of works by two young and innovative German composers. Max Marcoll's work deftly navigates the boundaries between field recordings and the abstractions of instrumental performance, resulting in a musical situation that explores the unities, discrepancies, and possibilities of sound. His electronics-intensive approach creates startling and immersive compositions that Mocrep is tremendously excited to realize in the United States for the first time.

Mathias Møller's "Der Tod des klassischen Instruments” (“The Death of the Classical Instrument”), for mixed ensemble and electronics, explores Møller's creative relationship to classical instruments, privilege, and heritage. Commisioned by Mocrep, the world premiere of this ambitious 30 minute exploration will close this concert with a powerful critique and analysis of the instrument-performer relationship and its broader implications.

Compound No. 4 FRICTION MACHINE ALARM SIGNAL CONSTRUCTION - Maximilian Marcoll (US premiere)
Compound No. 5 CONSTRUCTION ADJUSTMENT - Maximilian Marcoll (US premiere)
Der Tod des Klassischen Instruments - Mathias Møller (world premiere)
Venue Information:
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618