The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
915 East 60th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Jessica Pavone has been active in the New York improv scene for years, well known for her prolific collaborations. But it may be her solo viola music where she has most deeply concentrated her long tone practice, her interests in repetition and song form, and the physicality of playing her “somewhat larger-than-comfortable” instrument.
Pavone expands on these themes from her solo work with the J. Pavone String Ensemble. The group explores what she calls “the tactile experience,” while incorporating research into the effects of sonic vibrations on human physiology and emotion.
Here they present new compositions Hidden Voices, Done and Dusted, …of Late, and others. Joining Pavone in her ensemble are Abby Swidler on violin and viola and Aimée Niemann on violin.