Jan 24 2019 | 9:00 pm
NOIS Saxophone Quartet & Fat Pigeon$10Two notable ensembles working in the contemporary classical field in Chicago stop by to showcase a different type of approach towards improvisation.
9 PM : NOIS SAXOPHONE QUARTET
Brandon Charles – soprano saxophone
Hunter Bockes – alto saxophone
Jordan Lulloff – tenor saxophone
János Csontos – baritone saxophone
10 PM : FAT PIGEON
Emily Beisel – bass clarinet
Craig Davis Pinson – guitar
Luis Fernando Amaya – percussion
Fat Pigeon’s music, both composed work and open improvisation, features the use of macro-timbres that are built from the group’s unorthodox instrumentation into complex layers. The use of contact microphones combined with close physical proximity during performance introduces an acousmatic element in which sounds are perceived apart from their source. This experience of the group’s performances further blurs the perception of “authorship” of each sound. Formed in 2016 at while at Northwestern University, Fat Pigeon is a Chicago based group that strives to bridge the gap between the DIY scene and established experimental venues. Most recent performances include Constellation’s 3×3 series, Hairpin Arts Center LATINxARTS, and Body Milk Tapes performance series.