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Giovanni Anselmo

Lungo il Sentiero Verso Oltremare
May 07 – June 29, 1997

 
 
Tue, May 6, 19977:00 pm

Lecture

Giovanni Anselmo

Location: The Art Institute of Chicago Restaurant on the Park
Admission: free
 
Co-sponsored with the Society for Contemporary Art of the Art Institute of Chicago
 
Sat, May 10, 19978:00 pm

Concert

Werner Dafeldecker (bass) and Radu Malfatti (trombone)

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
Solo recitals by bassist Werner Dafeldecker and trombonist Radu Malfatti. In addition to performing in the quartet Polweschel, one of Europe's most exciting new ensembles, Dafeldecker and Malfatti are outstanding soloists in their own rights. for the past few years, Dafeldecker, when he is not heading up one of his own projects, has performed with the world-renowned, avant-garde classical ensemble Klangforum Wein. For over twenty years Malfatti has established himself as one of the world's foremost trombonists. He has performed around the world with Europe's leading improvisors. The evening will feature back-to-back solo recitals of improvised music .
 
Sun, May 11, 19974:00 pm

Opening Reception and Discussion


Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
A discussion with the artist conducted by independent curator Mary Jane Jacob will take place during the opening reception.
 
Sat, Jun 21, 19978:00 pm

Concert

Paulo Alvarez (piano), Julia Bentley (voice) and Ensemble Noamnesia

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
Two nights of contemporary Italian music featuring Brazilian pianist Paulo Alvarez and Ensemble Noamnesia. Donatoni, Scelsi, Nono, Sciarrino are just a few of the composers to be featured on a bill spanning these two nights. For the past several years, Alvarez has lived in Europe where he has worked with some of the world's most renowned composers including Mauricio Kagel, Helmut Lachenmann, and Luciano Berio. Alvarez will be joined by the outstanding talents of Chicago's Ensemble Noamnesia.

Ensemble Noamnesia is a group of musicians playing new and experimental music. Founded by composer Gene coleman in Chicago in 1987, the group now consists of about 20 musicians who work on a project-by-project basis. All the players come from a classical music background but are equally versed in new types of interpretation and sound production as well as improvisation.

Together Alvarez and Noamnesia will perform works for solo instrumentalists and small group ensembles.
 
Program:
Franco Donatoni, Black and White,1968, versions for midi discklavier, Paulo Alvarez, piano
Giacinto Scelsi, Maknongan, Michael Cameron, double bass
Gene Coleman, Omaggio a S. Behrend, 1996, for six instruments, Ensemble Noamnesia
Sylvano Bussoti, Sensitivo, 1959, Michael Cameron, double bass
Intermission
Franco Donatoni, Lem, 1983 Michael Cameron, double bass
Pietro Boradori, Etude for Piano, Paulo Alvarez, piano
Salvatore Sciarrino, Quintetto #2, Ensemble Noamnesia
Helmut Lachenmann, Ein Kinderspiel, 1980, Paulo Alvarez, piano
 
Sun, Jun 22, 19973:00 pm

Concert

Paulo Alvarez (piano), Julia Bentley (voice) and Ensemble Noamnesia

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
Two nights of contemporary Italian music featuring Brazilian pianist Paulo Alvarez and Ensemble Noamnesia. Donatoni, Scelsi, Nono, Sciarrino are just a few of the composers to be featured on a bill spanning these two nights. For the past several years, Alvarez has lived in Europe where he has worked with some of the world's most renowned composers including Mauricio Kagel, Helmut Lachenmann, and Luciano Berio. Alvarez will be joined by the outstanding talents of Chicago's Ensemble Noamnesia.

Ensemble Noamnesia is a group of musicians playing new and experimental music. Founded by composer Gene coleman in Chicago in 1987, the group now consists of about 20 musicians who work on a project-by-project basis. All the players come from a classical music background but are equally versed in new types of interpretation and sound production as well as improvisation.

Together Alvarez and Noamnesia will perform works for solo instrumentalists and small group ensembles.
 
Program:
Luciano Berio, Sequenza IV for Piano, 1965, Paulo Alvarez, piano
Franco Donatoni, Omar, Steve Butters, vibraphone
Gene Coleman, Backlight, 1997, for 4 winds, piano, and percussion, Ensemble Noamnesia
Intermission
Luciano Berio, Sequenza III for Voice, 1963, Julia Bentley, soprano
Salvatore Sciarrino, Hermes, 1984, Lisa Goethe, flute
Gene Coleman, Extinguished in 3 Stages, 1996, Paulo Alvarez, piano, Gene Coleman, bass clarinet
 

   
   
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