Iktus Combo, NbN Trio – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – November 15th, 2015
Iktus Combo, NbN Trio

Frequency Series Presents

Iktus Combo

NbN Trio

Sun, November 15, 2015

8:30 pm


Chicago, IL

$10.00 - $15.00

Tickets at the Door

Iktus Combo
Iktus Combo, scored for piano, guitar, saxophone, and percussion, will be performing an eclectic program of adventurous classical music and head-bopping rock-n-roll. The program features the world premiere of Nomi Epstein's elegant new piece, "For Iktus", as well as works by New York City composer masterminds Alex Mincek and Eric Wubbels. Rounding things out is the music of Mario Davidovsky.

An ensemble of saxophone, electric guitar, piano and percussion, IKTUS Combo is a slick combination of classical music and straight up rock-n-roll. Smart, gritty, elegant, head-bopping – a chamber group of today, comfortable in electric and acoustic worlds. In 2012, IKTUS presented compelling debut concerts at New York City’s Galapagos Art Space and Brooklyn College, since then, continuing to perform locally while touring beyond the five boroughs to schools such as the University of Kentucky and University of Tennessee. While repertoire for the full quartet is abundant, this flexible ensemble breaks down into smaller groupings – featuring duos of acoustic guitar/piano and saxophone/percussion. The performers, each highly skilled in their craft, hold performance degrees from top programs across the country. IKTUS Combo is based in New York City.

NbN Trio
NbN Trio
NbN (Nora Barton, Billie Howard, and Nomi Epstein) explores sonic textures through manipulation of acoustic instruments. While the three instruments of the ensemble - cello, violin, and inside of the piano - monopolize the sound space, there is extensive involvement of found sound, and/or percussive instruments by all three members of the trio. The ensemble works carefully to investigate various color combinations between instrumental forces, while also creating juxtapositions of textural strata. Interests in sound dimensions include types of white noise, the juxtaposition of sound and noise, and the degree of clarity of pitch within sound. NbN’s improvisations encourage the listener to investigate subtle aspects of sonic movement where sensory details become heightened through concentrated and focused listening.

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