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Open G Records & ACM present: Late Night @ National Sawdust: Chaos Theory
Fri, Apr 21, 2017, 9:30 PM
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Doors at 9PM
Discovery Series at 930PM
Live at 11PM
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Podcast and live radio collide in an evening of music inspired by fractals, dynamic systems, feedback loops and nature. Open G Records and Access Contemporary Music present Caroline Mallonee’s Butterfly Effect, a string quartet inspired by the idea that a butterfly flapping its wings in Australia could cause a tornado in Texas, Chin Ting Chan’s gorgeously abrasive Fractals, Lyudmila German’s nod to organic systems Six Fragments, David Glaser’s haunting Moonset No. 1 and two world premieres written for acclaimed soprano Sharon Harms and clarinetist Mark Dover of Imani Winds.
Late Night at National Sawdust is a quarterly live taping of Relevant Tones, a contemporary music podcast hosted by Seth Boustead that will also be broadcast in real time on the nationally syndicated WFMT Radio Network. Live radio has never been so intimate.
The broadcast will be preceded by the Discovery Series, a process-oriented exploration of musical creativity led by composer/pianist Jeremy Gill. The three composers to be performed, chosen from a pool of more than five hundred, are Henrique Coe, Adina Dumitrescu and Ryan Homsey.
About the artists:
Access Contemporary Music
Access Contemporary Music began in 2004 when composer, radio host and new music advocate Seth Boustead had the idea to assemble musicians every week to read through, record and post music by living composers. From that project, ‘Weekly Readings’, came collaborations and commissions with ensembles and composers around the world, our Sound of Silent Film Festival, the ACM School of Music, serving 300 students in four locations, and collaborations with Open House projects in four cities. Today, ACM operates on an annual budget of a half million dollars and employs twenty-five teachers, staff, and musicians in Chicago, New York and Barcelona.
Seth Boustead is a composer, radio host, arts manager and writer, concert producer, in-demand speaker and visionary with the goal of revolutionizing how and where classical music is performed and how it is perceived by the general public. As a composer he has forged a unique and highly personal identity through pieces that are regularly performed and heard on radio broadcasts around the world. Seth is the founder and Executive Director of Access Contemporary Music and he is the host of Relevant Tones, the world’s only internationally syndicated contemporary music radio program.
Praised by Opera News for his “exemplary clarinet playing,” Mark Dover’s vast array of musical experiences have helped him quickly establish himself as one of the most diverse clarinetists of his generation. In January of 2016, Mark was appointed the new clarinetist of Imani Winds. More than North America’s premier wind quintet, the Grammy-nominated Imani Winds were recently named the University of Chicago Don Michael Randel Ensemble-in-Residence, 2016-2018. Currently, Imani Winds are an Ensemble-In-Residence at Mannes College of Music, The New School. In addition to these engagements and their busy tour schedule, Imani Winds run the annual Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival, hosted by Mannes. Recent and upcoming masterclasses include The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes College of Music, Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts, Bryn Mawr College, Hope College, and University of St. Thomas.
Praised as "superb", "luscious-toned", "extraordinarily precise and expressive", and "dramatically committed and not averse to risk" by the New York Times, young American soprano Sharon Harms is known for fearless performances and passionate interpretations of works new and old for the recital, concert, and operatic stage.
Sharon has premiered the music of some of today's leading composers and her repertoire spans a versatile spectrum of periods and styles. A wide array of collaborations have put Ms. Harms in venues around the world. She is a member of the Argento Ensemble and the Curiosity Cabinet and has sung with Alter Ego Ensemble, Baroque Band of Chicago, Center for Contemporary Opera, counter)induction, Da Capo Chamber Players, East Coast Contemporary Ensemble, Eighth Blackbird, Ensemble Mise-en, Ensemble Recherche, Ensemble Signal, Larchmere String Quartet, Lima Symphony Orchestra, MET Opera Chamber Orchestra, Network for New Music, New Chamber Ballet, New Dramatists, New Fromm Players, Orchestra of the League of Composers, Pacifica Quartet, Princeton Festival Opera, Pueblo Symphony Orchestra, Simon Bolivar Orchestra, Slee Sinfonietta, Southwest Chamber Ensemble, and Third Coast Percussion.
Described as “vividly colored” (The New York Times) and “exhilarating” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), Jeremy Gillʼs music has earned him residencies and fellowships with Chautauqua Opera (2016), Copland House (2015), American Opera Projects (2013–14), and the MacDowell Colony (2013), as well as major grants from New Music USA (2015) and Chamber Music America (2011). In November 2015, Jeremy traveled to Havana, Cuba as part of a select group of composers assembled by the American Composers Forum as the first US Artist Delegation to the Havana Contemporary Music Festival, a historic trip documented by ACF and National Public Radio.
During the 2015–16 season the Dallas Symphony Orchestra premiered Jeremyʼs oboe concerto Serenada Concertante, featuring DSO principal Erin Hannigan and conducted by music director Jaap van Zweden, which The Dallas Morning News lauded as “replete with imaginative textures and interplays between soloist and orchestra…By turns stringing out lyric lines, weaving arabesques and exploding in flourishes and runs,” and Duo Cortona (mezzo-soprano Rachel Calloway and violinist Ari Streisfeld, formerly of the JACK Quartet) premiered his setting of Hart Craneʼs Carmen de Boheme during the SONiC Festival in NYC.
An eclectic and versatile performer, clarinetist Chris Grymes’ playing was recently praised by The New York Times for his “acuity” and The Baltimore Sun for his “admirable technical and expressive strengths”. Equally at home in traditional and modern classical music, Chris is a strong proponent of exposing the process of the creation of art, commissioning and premiering many new works ranging from pieces for solo clarinet to concertos with orchestra, most recently giving the world premiere of Jeremy Gill’s “Notturno Concertante” with the Harrisburg Symphony. Always striving to “pull back the curtain”, Chris also writes about music and life, does podcast interviews of musicians and artists, and even livestreams his daily practice.
Open G Records
Open G Records is a philosophy as much as a state-of-the-art record label. We pursue perfection with a highly curated artist roster and adhere to the strictest standards of recording and performance practices, delivering the highest quality traditional and modern classical music releases. Besides producing recordings and live performances, Open G is dedicated to tearing down the “fourth wall”, bringing artists and listeners together by livestreaming our process in real time, bringing an intimate look into the world of recording and performing artists, and by serving as a nexus of ideas through online posts about music, art, the creative process and life in general.
Relevant Tones is the world’s only weekly syndicated radio program featuring the music of living composers. With composers, men and women, from nearly every country in the world writing new classical music, we believe that the golden era for our art form is happening now. Through syndication and our podcast, Relevant Tones is heard by approximately 250,000 people every week.