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Yutaka Sone

Forecast: Snow
January 29 – April 09, 2006

 
 
Sun, Jan 29, 20064:00 pm

Opening Reception and Discussion


Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
The artist and Hamza Walker will talk at 5:00 pm.
 
Thu, Feb 16, 20068:00 pm

Concert

From Japan to Greensboro
MAVerick Ensemble

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
From Japan to Greensboro is in keeping with the MAVerick Ensemble's knack for putting together an exciting and eclectic bill of new music by composers from around the world. This concert will include works by Japanese composers Ryo Noda and Toro Takemitsu, Israeli composer Arie Shapira, and Mark Engebreton from Greensboro, North Carolina.
 
Mon, Feb 20, 20064:00 pm

Electronics workshop and demonstration

Carl Stone

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
Mon, Feb 20, 20068:00 pm

Concert

Carl Stone (electronics), Yoko Nishi (koto), and Gene Coleman (bass clarinet)

Location: Bond Chapel at the University of Chicago
Admission: free
 
With an astounding repertoire of traditional and contemporary works at her disposal, Nishi is one of Japan's most sought after koto players. Stone is one of the pioneers of live computer music, and has worked extensively with musicians from Japan, where he splits his time. Over the past decade, bass clarinetist Gene Coleman has developed an international reputation as a composer and performer. In 2002 -2003 Coleman organized the Transonic Festival in Berlin around the theme of intercultural exchange in the field of new music. Both Nishi and Stone were featured performers, making the first evening something of a reunion. The second concert, Tuesday, February 21, 8:00, will feature works by contemporary Japanese composers performed by this trio as well as members of Ensemble Noamnesia.
 
Tue, Feb 21, 20064:00 pm

Koto workshop and demonstration

Yoko Nishi

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
Tue, Feb 21, 20068:00 pm

Concert

Yoko Nishi (koto), Gene Coleman (bass clarinet) and Ensemble Noamnesia

Location: Bond Chapel at the University of Chicago
Admission: free
 
This second concert by Nishi and Coleman will feature works by contemporary Japanese composers. They will be joined by members of Ensemble Noamnesia.
 
Thu, Feb 23, 20067:00 pm

House Party

DJ Mike Peart of Bustachill.com and dancers Jason Yee & Co.

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
Organized by the Wrens, a University of Chicago student organization.
 
Sun, Feb 26, 20062:00 pm

Lecture

The Nature of Things: Crystals and their Symmetry
Heinrich Jaeger

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
Jaeger, Professor of Physics at the University of Chicago, specializes in the physics of condensed matter ranging from hard to soft matter research. As head of the University's Materials Research Center, Jaeger heads a leading team of physicists studying interactions between many more or less identical ?building blocks? that make up larger complex structures and show collective effects. These building blocks include particles that are macroscopic and others that have nanoscale dimensions, such as nanocrystals. Needless to say, snow crystals fall within his purview. Learn about the beauty and behavior of crystals from someone involved in the most advanced research.
 
Tue, Mar 21, 20068:00 pm

Concert

Matthias Ziegler

Location: Bond Chapel at the University of Chicago
Admission: free
 
Matthias Ziegler is one of the world's most versatile and innovative flautists. He is committed to traditional and contemporary music and concepts that cross the boundaries between classical music and jazz. Accordingly, his performances take place in a vast range of contexts: he is principal flutist with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, and performs regularly with the percussionist Pierre Favre as well as contrabass player Mark Dresser. He is also a member of the Collegium Novum Zurich, where he has worked with Mauricio Kagel, Heinz Holliger and George Crumb.
 
Fri, Mar 24, 20068:00 pm

Concert

Ghost Notes
Gene Coleman (bass clarinet), Marina Peterson (cello), and Domenico Sciajno (electronics)

Location: Bond Chapel at the University of Chicago
Admission: free
 
Within the field of electro-acoustic music this trio is sure to be tops. Coleman and Peterson are no strangers to anyone who has come to our concerts. Specializing in contemporary chambers works, they have also played with a host of outstanding talents from around the world. The newcomer in this respect is Sciajno who has been hailed as one of Europe's most dynamic electronic music talents having recorded on the likes of Erstwhile, Leo, and Bowindo records.
 
Sun, Apr 2, 20068:00 pm

Concert

Nicola Sani, composer, with Ensemble Noamnesia

Location: Bond Chapel at the University of Chicago
Admission: free
 
Nicola Sani (b. 1961) is one of the most active Italian composers of his generation. In addition to being an astute historian and critic of electro-acoustic music, Sani is the author of numerous instrumental and electro-acoustic compositions, musical theatre operas, dance operas and multimedia installations all of which have been performed internationally.
 

   
   
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