Jessica Pavone, Billy Gomberg – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – August 24th, 2014
Jessica Pavone, Billy Gomberg

Frequency Series Presents

Jessica Pavone

Billy Gomberg

Sun, August 24, 2014

8:30 pm


Chicago, IL


Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

Jessica Pavone
Jessica Pavone
Jessica Pavone’s recent works for solo viola and voice stem from years of concentrated long tone practice and an interest in repetition, song form, and sympathetic vibration. She combines her long tone rituals with delay, understated melodies and sparse lyrical content while continuously experimenting with new forms.

This tour celebrates the release of Pavone's new album, Kunckle Under, released by Taiga Records.

Jessica Pavone - viola / effects

"Pavone has the ability to transform a naked tonal gesture into something special" - Philip Clark, The Wire

"[D]istinct and beguiling...its core is steely, and its execution clear." - Nate Chinen, New York Times
Billy Gomberg
Billy Gomberg
Billy Gomberg lives in Brooklyn NY. His studio practice incorporates analog synthesis, digital treatments, acoustic recordings and live instrumentation, navigating impressions of physicality via improvisation, process and space. In current performances, a somewhat refined approach to improvisation with electronic/electroacoustic materials seeks an intimate and subtly sculptural immediacy. Most recently Extinguishment, an album by Fraufaulein (duo with Anne Guthrie), was published by UK label Another Timbre, and will be followed shortly by a solo record, Slight At That Contact, to be released by Students of Decay.

Billy Gomberg - synthesizer, electronics

"Brooklyn sound artist Billy Gomberg operates in the fertile grounds between electroacoustic improvisation and roughly composed minimalism, finding himself in the same camp as Jason Kahn and Machinefabriek. Both of the side-long pieces of False Heat slowly rise and fall in singular arcs, albeit through distinctly different means. An exhausted drone flutters at the edge of perception of the first untitled track with deadened oscillations, grey pulse tones and an oceanic thrum caught in a loose gravitational orbit. The untitled B side increases the density and the volume, forgoing the electrified hauntings of the former track in favour of a billowing impressionism. Here, Gomberg pulls back the curtain on his instrumentation for guitar and synth, allowing them to develop into a wistful fraught with melancholy and swollen emotion." -Jim Haynes, The Wire
Venue Information:
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618