Coppice + Katherine Young, Weston Olencki – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – July 27th, 2014
Coppice + Katherine Young, Weston Olencki

Frequency Series Presents

Coppice + Katherine Young

Weston Olencki

Sun, July 27, 2014

8:30 pm


Chicago, IL


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Coppice + Katherine Young
Coppice + Katherine Young
In a continuous set, bassoonist Katherine Young & Coppice (Noé Cuéllar & Joseph Kramer) will perform new trio music interconnected with Coppice duo pieces and Young's solo work.

Since its foundation in 2009, Chicago-based Noé Cuéllar & Joseph Kramer have departed from bellows and electronics to create original compositions, installations, discography, arrangements for performance, and sculptural objects. Drawing from their expanding glossary of study, the duo is currently focused on live repertoire with custom instruments, prepared pump organ, and electronic processes.

Recently praised for “blurring sounds and centuries,” Coppice music has been released internationally, recently by Pilgrim Talk (US), Triple Bath (GR), Consumer Waste (UK), and Senufo Editions (IT). Coppice has appeared at numerous settings and festivals in Chicago and the US, and internationally in Iceland, Sweden, Greece, and the Netherlands.

Composer, bassoonist and improviser Katherine Young creates acoustic and electro-acoustic music that has been described by the New York Times as “raw, wailing, coloristic,” and New Music Box has noted “her visceral approach to sound…her attentiveness to the smallest details of timbre; her adventurousness in using instruments in unexpected ways.” Talea Ensemble, Flux Quartet, String Orchestra of Brooklyn, Spektral Quartet, Ensemble Dal Niente, Till by Turning, and others have performed her compositions. Her debut solo album garnered praise in The Wire (“Bassoon colossus”) and Downbeat (“seriously bold leaps for the bassoon”). About her 2012 release with her quartet Pretty Monsters, All About Jazz stated: “a sonically audacious record documenting the development of a bold young artist whose arresting improvisations are as remarkable as her engaging compositions.” In 2014, her duo with violist Amy Cimini will release its third record, which was recorded in residency at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s EMPAC.
Weston Olencki
Weston Olencki
Trombonist WESTON OLENCKI performs a program of solo music.

Weston Olencki is a Chicago-based trombonist specializing in the performance and production of new music. Weston has performed extensively with Ensemble Dal Niente, Chicago Symphony Orchestra's MusicNOW series, Northwestern University Contemporary Music Ensemble and Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the Brevard Music Center Orchestra, and the Spartanburg Philharmonic, under conductors including Alan Pierson (Alarm Will Sound, Brooklyn Philharmonic), Cliff Colnot, JoAnn Falleta (Buffalo Philharmonic), Michael Lewanski (Dal Niente), and Matthias Bamert (Royal Scottish National Orchestra). He will also be joining the roster of Chicago's Fonema Consort for the 2014-5 season. His work while at Northwestern allowed collaboration alongside a wide range of artists including Aaron Jay Kernis, Hans Thomalla, and performance artist Terry Adkins. He has given (and is set to give) numerous world, United States, and regional premieres of works from composers such as Katherine Young, Aaron Cassidy, Ming Tsao, Elliott Carter, Dave Reminick, Hans Thomalla, Alexandre Lunsqui, Alex Mincek, and many others. He will graduate with honors from Northwestern University in June of 2014 with degrees in Trombone Performance and Musicology. His teachers include Michael Mulcahy (Chicago Symphony), Peter Ellefson (Indiana University), Timothy Higgins (San Francisco Symphony), and Colin Williams (Atlanta Symphony/New York Philharmonic). He will start as an M.M. candidate at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in the fall of 2014.

Aaron Cassidy - Because they mark the zone where the force is in the process of striking (Or, Second Study for Figures at the Base of the Crucifixion)
Dave Reminick - ,8,1
Giacinto Scelsi - Tre pezzi
Stefan Prins - FITTINGinSIDE (2007) for trombone, boombox, walk, and concert hall
Katherine Young - New Work *world premiere
Venue Information:
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618