Collect / Project in Chicago June 9

Monday, June 9, 8pm
Presented by the Renaissance Society
Bond Chapel
Swift Hall, 1025 E 58th St, Chicago, IL 60637

Frauke Aulbert, soprano
Shanna Gutierrez, flutes
Francisco Castillo Trigueros, electronics

Beat Furrer (b. 1954): Auf tönernen Füssen (1998) for amplified voice and bass flute
Francisco Castillo Trigueros (b. 1983): Sûr les debris (2013) for bass flute and 4-channel live electronics
Luigi Nono (1924-1990): La Fabbrica illuminata (1964) for soprano and 4-channel tape
Luciano Berio (1925-2003): Altra voce (1999) for soprano, alto flute and 6-channel live electronics

Interaction, between performers, between live musicians and electronic sounds, between a composer and a performer: this is the idea at the heart of collect/project, a chamber music collective dedicated to presenting interpretations of contemporary music that empower the performer as part of the creative process. From Nono’s La Fabbrica Illuminata, with its vocal line weaving between industrial noise and political mob chants, to Beat Furrer’s Auf tönernen Füssen, in which “the speaking voice accompanies the ‘walker on the flute’, whispers to him those images, which he, who is totally preoccupied on his next steps, can’t see…” (Frauke Aulbert), the musicians must find a space for expression in the midst of these multi-layered interactions. June’s show features Frauke Aulbert, “Hamburg’s queen of avantgarde”, and award-winning Chicago flutist Shanna Gutierrez in the first concert of collect/project’s inaugural US tour