Spektral Quartet: Mobile Miniatures – The Ringtone Project – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – March 29th, 2014
Spektral Quartet: Mobile Miniatures - The Ringtone Project

Frequency Series Presents

Spektral Quartet: Mobile Miniatures - The Ringtone Project

Sat, March 29, 2014

8:30 pm


Chicago, IL


Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Spektral Quartet: Mobile Miniatures - The Ringtone Project
Spektral Quartet: Mobile Miniatures - The Ringtone Project
On March 29th, your mobile phone becomes the Spektral Quartet’s newest concert venue.

Mobile Miniatures is the ensemble’s most fiercely original project to date, commissioning more than 40 composers from around the country to create tiny new-music masterpieces that become the ringtones, alerts and wake-up alarms on mobile devices. Through it, the Spektral Quartet will bring the kaleidoscopic sounds of contemporary classical music into everyday life and within range of unsuspecting ears – riding the el, grilling on the roof deck, shopping on Milwaukee Ave and everywhere in between.

For Saturday’s performance, the quartet serves up live performances of these diminutive opuses by composers like Nico Muhly, Julia Holter, Nicole Mitchell, Augusta Read Thomas, Shulamit Ran, Bernard Rands, Tomeka Reid and David Lang in short sets throughout the evening. In addition to iPad listening stations where concertgoers can hear any of the 50+ ringtones, installations of vintage phones will offer listeners curated audio from artistic luminaries such as playwright Idris Goodwin, Museum of Contemporary Art curator Naomi Beckwith, poet Virginia Konchan, composer Alex Temple and The Ringtone Dialectic author Sumanth Gopinath.

Spektral Quartet is known for its interactive concert experiences, and for the Mobile Miniatures show, Marcos Balter and Chris Fisher-Lochhead will invite audience member input as they compose ringtones live, with their efforts projected in real-time on the walls of Constellation.

A veritable circus of creativity, the Mobile Miniatures live event also marks the release of these ringtones to the general public through SpektralQuartet.com.

* Ticket-holders will receive 5 FREE ringtone downloads of their choice. *

Venue Information:
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618