Schnellertollermeier U.S. Tour

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Schnellertollermeier -X- Tour
USA November 2016

November 8 – Chicago, IL
The Whistler
2421 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
773.227.3530 /
9:30pm / FREE / 21+

November 10 – Pittsburgh, PA
4509 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

November 11 – Washington, DC
6950 Maple St NW
Washington, DC 20012
8pm / $10 suggested donation / all-ages
also appearing: Jim Ryan / Gentle Men

November 12 – Baltimore, MD
Orion Studios
2903 Whittington Ave Suite C
Baltimore, MD 21230
410.646.7334 /
8pm / $15 / all-ages

November 14 – Ridgewood, NY
915 Wyckoff Ave
Ridgewood, NY 11385
8pm / $10 [Buy Tix] / all-ages

November 16 – Harrisonburg, VA
Golden Pony
181 N Main St
Harrisonburg, VA 22802

November 17 – Asheville, NC
Lazy Diamond
98 North Lexington Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
9pm / $5-10 suggested donation
also appearing: DFW Trio / Bill Coonan / Patrick Kukucka

November 19 – Cincinnati, OH
The Comet
4579 Hamilton Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45223 – fb event
10pm / Free / 21+
also appearing: Hissing Tiles / Jennifer Simone+Zijnzijn Zijnzijn

November 20 – Chicago, IL
Hungry Brain
2319 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

Enno Poppe with Ensemble Dal Niente, December 4 in Chicago

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Sunday, December 4, 2016
4:00pm 6:00pm
Merit School of Music – Gottlieb Hall
38 S Peoria St
Chicago, IL

Ensemble Dal Niente welcomes Enno Poppe to Chicago to work with the ensemble for the first time as guest conductor and program curator for the ensemble’s “Proximity” series. Poppe’s highly original style, marrying strange, organic, and microtonal language with a classical sense of development, has made him a Dal Niente favorite. As critic Paul Griffiths put it: “Poppe writes music that is at once natural and weird, as perhaps nature is.” His Salz (“Salt”) has become one of the most beloved pieces in Dal Niente’s repertoire: the ensemble has performed it nine times since 2011.

Anchoring the program will be North American Premieres of Poppe’s Stoff for ensemble and Michael Pelzel’s …sentiers tortueux… (“crooked paths”), the latter of which calls for a number of auxiliary instruments and micro-tuned pianos seldom heard in person. Soloists Katie Schoepflin (clarinet) and Winston Choi (piano) will perform two other cornerstone works by Poppe – his Holz for solo clarinet & ensemble and Theme with 840 Variations for solo piano. The program will also include the contemplative trio Vermillion by recent collaborator Rebecca Saunders.

Enno Poppe – Stoff (2016) for flute, oboe, clarinet, french horn, trumpet, trombone, violin, viola, cello (North American Premiere)

Enno Poppe – Holz (2000) for solo clarinet, flute, saxophone, keyboard, percussion, violin, viola, cello

Enno Poppe – Theme with 840 Variations (1997) for solo piano

Michael Pelzel – …sentiers tortueux… (2007) for flute, oboe, clarinet, piano, micro-tuned piano, percussion, violin, viola, cello (North American Premiere)

Rebecca Saunders – Vermilion (2003) for clarinet, cello, electric guitar

Classical Musicians Using Live Electronics

Source: Soundfly.

Throughout my examination of the wide world of musical electronics, I’ve gazed longingly at the spider-web patches of modular and done an in-depth analyses of notable synths and their inner workings. One area we haven’t investigated deeply is the intersection of acoustic instruments with the electronic world — specifically, the burgeoning intersection of “classical,” or solo concert instrumentalists, and electronic processing. Electronic music and innovative new approaches to composition and orchestral performance are both undeniably seeing a kind of renaissance at the moment in the live music sphere. Bringing these two generic spaces together can result in the melding of styles ranging from ambient to avant-garde, and techno to soundtrack music, not to mention new hybrid forms of music we’ve never heard before!