Jonathan Hannau – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – August 12th, 2018
Jonathan Hannau

Frequency Series presents

Jonathan Hannau

Sun, August 12, 2018

8:30 pm


Chicago, IL

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is 18 and over

Jonathan Hannau
Jonathan Hannau
Jonathan Hannau: solo piano

Craig Davis Pinson - Are You There? (2017)
Gerard Pesson - Ambre Nous Resterons (2007)
Jonathan Hannau - Etude (2018)
Olga Neuwirth - Marsyas (2003/2004)

Jonathan Hannau is a Chicago-based composer and pianist interested in the surreal, abstract, and colorful possibilities of music. As a composer he actively embraces and explores the concepts of narrative, drama, and stark expression while pushing them down the rabbit hole of timbre. As a performer he tackles a variety of styles and ideas collaborating closely with composers to bring their works to life in his Rocking Chair Series. In this program, Jonathan focuses on Craig Davis Pinson's Are You There? commissioned back in 2016. The piece is dense with complex rhythms, allowing melodic fragments to burst forth from these scintillating textures. Jonathan curated a set of other works that draws from this idea of texture bringing forth melody. Gerard Pesson's Ambre Nous Resterons, based on Los Ombres errantesEtude is a winding study laced with complex rhythms and ever-moving voices highlighting a fragile melody. Finishing the program is Olga Neuwirth's Marsyas. This is a dense and chaotic work telling the story of the satyr Marsyas who unwisely challenged the lyre-playing Greek god Apollo to a musical contest and eventually payed for it with his life. Jonathan is very excited to be back at Constellation sharing the bill with the group Aether Eos.

"Jonathan is a distinctly modern presence in the Chicago (and international) music scene."
Tamas Vilaghy, Cacophony Magazine
Venue Information:
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618