Collect/Project Presents “Vision and Delusions”
Acclaimed Trans-Atlantic Ensemble Presents
Daring Program with Four US Premieres
EVANSTON—Visions and Delusions explores musical and visual space of what is real or not, seen versus heard, how those elements align or not, and a presents dialogue about states of tangibility and our own ever-ephemeral perceptions. The music expresses the uniqueness of the ensemble Collect/Project, which specializes in experimental music performance with an interest in unorthodox and deeply collaborative experiences. Most of the works on the program were commissioned by the ensemble and developed in close collaboration with the composers and video artists an utilize improvisation, graphic notation and interpretation, open mobile forms, and interactive video and electronic elements.
This is the first time that Collect/Project will appear in the United States in this formation of flute, accordion, and electronics, featuring accordionist Eva Zöllner, and the first time they present a guest artist recital at Northwestern University (http://events.music.northwestern.edu/content/collectproject-visions-and-delusions).
Thursday, October 13, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall, Northwestern University
70 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
$8 for the general public and $5 for students with valid NU ID
Shanna Gutierrez, flute
Eva Zöllner, accordion
Francisco Castillo Trigueros, electronics
Selim Göncü (b.1983): Play Back (2016)
Fredrick Gifford (b.1972): Shadow Play (MOBILE 2016)
Neele Neo Hülcker (b.1987): Eva und Neele (2013) US Premiere
Detlef Heusinger (b.1956): Ver-Blendungen (2016) US Premiere
Keiko Harada (b.1968): Third Ear Deaf II b (2000) US Premiere
[zygote] (Martin Iddon/Antti Saario): complicity simplex (2010) US Premiere
As a transatlantic ensemble based in sister-cities Chicago and Hamburg, Collect/Project specializes in experimental music and performance with an interest in unorthodox and deeply collaborative experiences grounded not only in classical and contemporary performance techniques, but also steeped in popular and folkloric traditions. Described as “intrepid virtuosi refashioning musical experimentation” by George Lewis, Collect/Project seeks to deploy the creativity of the performer beyond what might be considered normal boundaries. Dedicated specialists and advocates of new music, Collect/Project regularly commissions new works, providing a wider exposure for the music of living composers, and participates in educational residencies with universities and festivals which seek to provide composers and performers an opportunity for experimentation and collaboration. Comprised of Shanna Gutierrez (flutes), Frauke Aulbert (voice), Eva Zöllner (Accordion), and Francisco Castillo Trigueros (electronics), Collect/Project is dedicated to reshaping the way music is created and experienced. http://www.collect-project.com