• Thursday May 14 | 9:00 pm

    Moore/Sowa Duo & Stein/Shead Duo

    $10
    Two reed/percussion duos compare notes on the form tonight!! Featuring a cross-section of Chicago's current improvised music scene, including some up-and-coming younger musicians.

9 PM : MOORE/SOWA DUO

 

Chris Moore – alto saxophone
Erik Sowa – drums

 

10 PM: STEIN/SHEAD DUO

 

Jason Stein – bass clarinet
Adam Shead – drums

 

Performing regularly for a year and a half the Jason Stein (bass clarinet) and Adam Shead (drums) duo brings together one of Chicago’s stalwart improvisers with one of the cities youngest active improvisers. Upon the duo’s inception the two found an immediate kinship through their shared musical language, perhaps due to their shared studies with Ed Sarath and Mark Kirschenmann at The University of Michigan, though nearly two decades apart. Ultimately, the duo takes a concentrated look at the language developed by the Spontaneous Music Ensemble and other late 60’s English improvisational practices, delving into concepts of rhythmic counterpoint, dynamic stasis, and timbral diversity.

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