• Sunday March 13 | 8:00 pm10:00 pm

    a.pe.ri.od.ic / Deborah Walker

    a.pe.ri.od.ic (Chicago) with Deborah Walker (Paris)

a.pe.ri.od.ic will join Dedalus cellist Deborah Walker to give the midwest premiere of Laurence Crane’s ‘Come back to the old specimen cabinet John Vigani, Part 3″ (2007)  for solo cello and ensemble.  British composer Laurence Crane is closely associated with Apartment House with whom he released a 2-CD set under Another Timbre featuring his chamber works from 1992-2009.



Per Arco

for cello and tape

1963  Giuseppe Chiari


as two…or three…or four…

for a string instrument in the amplitude of your voice

2008  Catherine Lamb



for cello tuned in 1/16 of a tone

2012  Pascale Criton/Deborah Walker


Deborah Walker, cello


Deborah Walker is an Italian cellist, new music performer and improviser based in Paris. Her work focuses on sound exploration through contemporary repertoire, improvisation and  interaction with other disciplines. She is a member of the French ensemble Dedalus and has worked, among others, with Tom Johnson, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Catherine Lamb, Antoine Beuger, Jürg Frey, Philip Corner, Phill Niblock. She has played in many venues and festivals such as I Suoni delle Dolomiti, ZKN (Karlsruhe), Festival d’Avignon, Festival Nomad in M’Hamid (Morocco), Switch ON (Malaysia), Roulette (NYC), Café Oto (London), Ausland (Berlin), HNMF (Huddersfield). Deborah has recently premiered works for solo cello by the composers Pascale Criton and Eliane Radigue. She is currently completing a PhD about Fluxus performances and publications in Italy at the Universities of Metz and Bologna.

a.pe.ri.od.ic is a Chicago-based performance collective featuring post-Cagean notated, acoustic, experimental music. Founded in 2010, a.pe.ri.od.ic’s repertoire explores the indeterminacy of various musical elements including instrumentation, structure, pitch, and/or duration. Drawn to works of sparseness, contemplation, and quietude, this “daring group” (Chicago Reader) focuses on scores primarily notated with prose. Led by Nomi Epstein, the ensemble has commissioned, premiered, and recorded works by composers such as Michael Pisaro, Eva-Maria Houben, Jurg Frey, James Saunders, and Pauline Oliveros. a.pe.ri.od.ic released its debut album, more or less, featuring the music of Jurg Frey in 2014 under New Focus Recordings.