John McCowen, Ryan Packard – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – May 5th, 2019
John McCowen, Ryan Packard

Frequency Series Presents

John McCowen

Ryan Packard

Sun, May 5, 2019

8:30 pm


Chicago, IL


This event is 18 and over

John McCowen
John McCowen
Set 2
Solo Contra
John McCowen - amplified contrabass clarinet

John McCowen will perform a set of original works for solo contrabass clarinet. These works deal with amplifying microscopic sounds to create harmonic polyphony via the long tube of the contrabass clarinet. By utilizing circular breathing and multiphonic techniques, these works create drones, difference tones, and beating patterns. John will be performing new works as well as pieces from the 2017 release, Solo Contra, available on International Anthem Recording Co.

"an astonishing demonstration of pure sound and human will" —The Wire on "Solo Contra" (2018)
Ryan Packard
Ryan Packard
Set 1
For Lying Down and Breathing
Jeff Kimmel - clarinet
Myra Hinrichs - violin
Lia Kohl - cello
Ryan Packard - children's organ

For Lying Down and Breathing is taken from a larger series entitled “On Intimacy” that explores understated moments in private life. The work is comprised of three movements that are translations of breathing patterns of my partner and I while we are asleep.
Venue Information:
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618