Carl Testa’s Ultraviolet with Falzone, Woodrum, Kimmel, Getsug & Acierto, Grant Wallace Band – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – September 1st, 2013
Carl Testa's Ultraviolet with Falzone, Woodrum, Kimmel, Getsug & Acierto, Grant Wallace Band

Frequency Series Presents

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

Grant Wallace Band

Sun, September 1, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Constellation

Chicago, IL

$8.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 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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Grant Wallace Band
Grant Wallace Band
Grant Wallace Band is a trio of composer-performers weaving a diaphanous sound from threads of new music, modern jazz, and old-time folk styles. Composing through a uniquely collaborative process, Ben Hjertmann (voice), Chris Fisher-Lochhead (viola), and Luke Gullickson (piano) draw inspiration from outsider artists including the band’s namesake. The New York Times described their music as “spidery original bluegrass songs, featuring ambiguous harmonies and high-lonesome yelps," and Time Out Chicago opined, "If Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt had gone on a triple-date with John Fahey, Dock Boggs and Bill Monroe to an Anton Webern concert, you'd be somewhere in the neighborhood of Grant Wallace Band." The group’s first album is currently in production.
Venue Information:
Constellation
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618