Source: Columbia Tribune. Chicago show is tonight.
Irreversible Entanglements will bring its righteous, ruminative sound to Stephens Lake Park Sunday night, performing at a show co-presented by Dismal Niche and the “We Always Swing” Jazz Series. The concert represents the first event in Dismal Niche’s Illuminations Summer Series, and a conscious next step for the organization, which encompasses a thoughtful, adventurous cassette label and is responsible for the Columbia Experimental Music Festival.
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Guggenheim Fellow, USA Fellow, Doris Duke Artist, multilingual vocalist-composer-multi-instrumentalist-dancer Jen Shyu is “one of the most creative vocalists in contemporary improvised music” (The Nation). Born in Peoria, Illinois to Taiwanese and East Timorese immigrants and the first female and vocalist bandleader on Pi Recordings, she’s produced eight albums, performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and is a Fulbright scholar speaking 10 languages. Her album Song of Silver Geese was among the New York Times’ “Best Albums of 2017,” and she just released Zero Grasses: Ritual for the Losses. During the pandemic, she has moved her teaching, salons, and projects to her growing global Patreon community. She is also a Paul Simon Music Fellows Guest Artist and a Steinway Artist, and co-founded Mutual Mentorship for Musicians with Sara Serpa.
Source: The New York Times.
Although the work has long been synonymous with Lucier’s voice and personality, anyone can perform it: The marathon on Thursday and Friday will feature members of his family, students and colleagues performing in various spaces, some of which have been part of the composer’s life. The composer and performer James Fei, a former Lucier student, recorded at the Littlefield Concert Hall at Mills College in California, an institution crucial to the history of experimental (particularly electronic) music and whose future remains uncertain. The composer Paula Matthusen performed the piece in a stairwell at the Center for the Arts at Wesleyan.