Flat Earth Society – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – June 29th, 2016
Flat Earth Society

HotHouse presents

Flat Earth Society

Wed, June 29, 2016

8:30 pm


Chicago, IL


Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

Flat Earth Society
Flat Earth Society
HotHouse presents Flat Earth Society at Constellation

Flat Earth Society, led by composer / clarinetist Peter Vermeersch, is and remains Belgium’s most original and most daring ‘big band’. Not in the traditional sense of the word, but simply because it consists of fourteen musicians. The influences are manifold in their far from traditional ‘big band’ music. Although the word ‘eclectic’ gives them the creeps, it is difficult to describe this exuberant music any other way.

Peter Vermeersch - composer, director, clarinet
Benjamin Boutreur - alto sax
Berlinde Deman - tuba
Bruno Vansina - baritone sax, flute
Michel Mast - tenor sax
Peter Delannoye - trombone
Marc Meeuwissen - trombone
Bart Maris - trumpet
Thomas Mayade - trumpet
Peter Vandenberghe - piano and keyboards
Kristof Roseeuw - double bass
Teun Verbruggen- drums, percussion
Pierre Vervloesem - guitar
Tom Wouters - vibrafone, clarinet


"Flat Earth Society, a tight 15-piece band led by clarinettist and composer Peter Vermeersch, late of X-Legged Sally. Two brilliant sets confirmed how accomplished they are, twisting rapidly from theatrical bombast to tenderness, collective improv, mad movie-chase music and back to swinging anthems such as Gulls & Buoys and, er, Anthem 2004. Wet is Wet presented jazz as envisaged by Goebbels. Vermeersch grins impishly, like a young Daniel Libeskind, as he directs his close-knit ensemble. He is a monster talent, with an outrageously original band." - John L Walters, Guardian
Venue Information:
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618