• Friday June 18

    Bricolage II: Carol Genetti & Ute Wassermann

    Broadcasts at 2 pm and 8 pm CST!! Bricolage is a quarterly performance series that pairs artists from the creative capitals of Berlin and Chicago in creative explorations of remote collaboration during the COVID era. This series is brought to you in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut, ausland Berlin, and co-curators Magda Mayas and Dave Rempis.

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Carol Genetti is a Chicago-based vocalist whose work encompasses sound and visual art media. Her palette is primordial, existing in a space where “language” and “music” have yet to be formulated into familiar cultural patterns. Genetti’s aesthetic is one of raw power, yet also delicate and subtle. She likes to combine various devices with her vocal performance as she ”refracts and abrades her wordless vocals with electronics” (Bill Meyer). She has performed with many improvising musicians, including Birgit Ulher, Benjamin Vergara, Jack Wright, Eric Leonardson, Peter Maunu, Olivia Block. Most recent recordings include a duet with Claire Rousay “Live at Elastic Arts” and a collaborative release with visual artist Gwyneth Zeleny Anderson “Chyme”.
Ute Wassermann studied sound art and performance art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg, and singing at the University of California, San Diego. She tours the world as an improviser, she realizes audiovisual voice performances & installations as well as compositions for soloists and ensembles. At the core of her research is an ongoing and uncompromised exploration of her voice. Ute Wassermann´s other-worldly singing transcends the human voice. Her methods to extend and alienate the voice include the use of bird whistles, lo-fi electronics, resonators, field recordings and different types of microphones. She has performed at festivals and venues throughout Europe, Australia, Mexico, Brazil and Asia and premiered numerous compositions especially written for her voice with new music ensembles and orchestras.
Recent commissions for compositions by Ryogoku Art Festival, University of Amsterdam, Poetica Sonora Mexico City, Transart Festival Bolzano, maulwerker, Distractfold Ensemble, MaerzMusik, Westdeutscher Rundfunk.
Magda Mayas is a pianist, researcher and teacher living in Berlin, who performs internationally in the realm of contemporary and improvised music.
Dave Rempis is an improvising saxophonist, bandleader, and organizer in Chicago who has worked actively in the jazz and improvised music scene locally, nationally, and internationally for over 20 years.
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