a.pe.ri.od.ic (8) with special guest Michael Pisaro – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – October 21st, 2013
a.pe.ri.od.ic (8) with special guest Michael Pisaro

Frequency Series Presents

a.pe.ri.od.ic (8) with special guest Michael Pisaro

Mon, October 21, 2013

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


Chicago, IL


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a.pe.ri.od.ic (8) with special guest Michael Pisaro
a.pe.ri.od.ic (8) with special guest Michael Pisaro
Join us for the 8th installment of the a.pe.ri.od.ic series with a world premiere of festhalten/loslassen by Michael Pisaro along with works by British composers Sarah Hughes and James Saunders. Also on the program will be a solo set by Michael Pisaro featuring his melody, silence.

a.pe.ri.od.ic is a Chicago-based concert series and performance collective curated by Nomi Epstein featuring post-Cagean notated, experimental music. Repertoire explores the indeterminacy of various musical elements including instrumentation, structure, pitch, and/or duration.


Michael Pisaro: festhalten/loslassen world premiere (2013)
Sarah Hughes: Fires and Conifers (2012/13)
James Saunders: imperfections on the surface are occasionally apparent (2009)
Michael Pisaro: melody, silence (2011/12)

Nomi Epstein
Jeff Kimmel
Kenn Kumpf
Eliza Bangert
Robert Reinhart
Matthew Oliphant
Jonathon Kirk
Billie Howard
Owen Davis
with special guest performer Michael Pisaro

Michael Pisaro was born in Buffalo in 1961.

He is a composer and guitarist, a member of the Wandelweiser Composers Ensemble
and founder and director of the Experimental Music Workshop, Calarts.

His work is frequently performed in the U.S. and in Europe, in music festivals and in many smaller venues.

It has been selected twice by the ISCM jury for performance at World Music Days festivals (Copenhagen,1996; Manchester, 1998) and has also been part of festivals in Hong Kong (ICMC, 1998), Vienna (Wien Modern,1997), Aspen (1991), London (Cutting Edge, 2007), Glasgow (INSTAL 2009), Huddersfield (2009), Chicago (New Music Chicago, 1990, 1991) and elsewhere.

He has had extended composer residencies in Germany (Künstlerhof Schreyahn, Dortmund University), Switzerland (Forumclaque/Baden), Israel (Miskenot Sha'ananmim), Greece (EarTalk) and in the U.S. (Birch Creek Music Festival, Wisconsin).

Concert length portraits of his music have been given in Munich, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, Vienna, Merano (Italy), Brussels, New York, Curitiba (Brazil), Amsterdam, London, Tokyo, Austin, Berlin, Chicago, Düsseldorf, Zürich, Cologne, Aarau (Switzerland), and elsewhere.

He is a Foundation for Contemporary Arts, 2005 and 2006 Grant Recipient.

Most of his music of the last several years is published by Edition Wandelweiser (Germany).

Several CDs of his work have been released by such labels as Edition Wandelweiser Records, Compost and Height, confront, Another Timbre, Cathnor, Nine Winds and others, including most recently "transparent city, volumes 1–4", "an unrhymed chord”, "hearing metal 1”, "A Wave and Waves” and "harmony series (11–16)".

His translation of poetry by Oswald Egger ("Room of Rumor") was published in 2004 by Green Integer. He is Co-Chair of Music Composition at the California Institute of the Arts near Los Angeles.

He has performed many of his own works and those of close associates Antoine Beuger, Kunsu Shim, Jürg Frey and Manfred Werder, and works from the experimental tradition, especially John Cage, Christian Wolff, James Tenney and George Brecht.
Venue Information:
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618