Assemblage: Ensemble Dal Niente Presents the Music of George Lewis in Chicago

English: George Lewis, moers festival 2009

Source: The Art Institute of Chicago.

ENSEMBLE DAL NIENTE, GEORGE LEWIS, AND THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO CELEBRATE IMPROVISATION WITH A WEEKEND OF PERFORMANCE AND CONVERSATION

September 21-September 24
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
FREE gallery talks and performances Thursday and Friday
Saturday performance $5 students and members/ $10 adults

Celebrate the release of Assemblage, Dal Niente’s portrait album of the works of George Lewis, with a weekend of music, art, and conversation at Chicago’s Art Institute.

Known for his decades of work as an improviser, composer, scholar, trombonist, computer musician, and creative persona, George draws inspiration for his notated compositions from philosophy, visual arts, sociology, and a wide range of music; he creates a unique style to “generate a feeling of being far from equilibrium, encouraging listeners to do what we do best—stay in the moment and be ready for anything.”

On Thursday, members of Dal Niente improvise in galleries throughout the museum, culminating in a performance of George Lewis’ Artificial Life (2007) which calls for a large ensemble of improvising musicians, in Modern Wing’s main hall of Griffin Court. On Friday at noon, George Lewis joins the Art Institute’s Jackie Terrasa for a free public gallery talk on the “assemblage” approach to art making in the work of artist Joseph Cornell. And on Sunday, September 24, Dal Niente performs Assemblage in its entirety at Fullerton Hall, with a pre-concert talk by George Lewis and John Corbett of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Schedule

9/21
6pm, Ando Gallery: Alejandro Acierto
6:30pm, Gallery 161: Katie Young and Amanda DeBoer Bartlett
7pm, Griffin Court: Artificial Life (2007)

9/22
12pm, meet in Griffin Court: Gallery Talk with George Lewis and Jackie Terrasa

9/24
2:30pm, Fullerton Hall: pre-concert talk with George Lewis and John Corbett
3pm, Fullerton Hall: album release concert: Dal Niente performs Assemblage

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