KATHERINE YOUNG and AUSTIN WULLIMAN premiere their collaborative work,
DILIGENCE IS TO MAGIC AS PROGRESS IS TO FLIGHT
FRI 09.27.13 @ 8PM
DEFIBRILLATOR performance art gallery
the product of over a year of work, DILIGENCE comprises 3 pieces for solo violin, 1 piece for solo viola, and 1 piece for violin and chamber orchestra. these pieces are presented as part of an audio installation built from recordings of an array of instruments. WULLIMAN will navigate the performance using these instruments, which have been retuned and prepared so that each finds a unique niche within the overall work’s sonic ecosystem. incorporating visual elements, including a video score that will be interpreted live, DILIGENCE conjures a multi-layered environment. employing amplification to bring out small sounds, YOUNG will control the soundworld’s mix, manipulate samples live, and work with a detuned electric guitar.
members of CHICAGO’S new music community, including performers from of SPEKTRAL QUARTET, DAL NIENTE and THIRD COAST PERCUSSION, will perform in the chamber orchestra piece conducted by MICHAEL LEWANSKI.
an active performer in CHICAGO and internationally, AUSTIN WULLIMAN is one of the founding members of the SPEKTRAL QUARTET, as well as violinist for ENSEMBLE DAL NIENTE. as a soloist and chamber musician, WULLIMAN has been featured on concert series at ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL, MERKIN CONCERT HALL, CHICAGO MUSEUM of CONTEMPORARY ART, INTERNATIONALEN FERIENKURSE FÜR NEUE MUSIK DARMSTADT, HARRIS THEATER, PITTSBURGH CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY, and live on NPR’S PERFORMANCE TODAY.
as a composer and performer, KATHERINE YOUNG has been active in CHICAGO and NEW YORK for a decade. YOUNG is known for her work as a bassoonist, improviser, and composer/band leader for groups PRETTY MONSTERS, ARCHITEUTHIS WALKS ON LAND, and TILL BY TURNING. YOUNG has studied, toured, and recorded with ANTHONY BRAXTON. currently doctoral candidate in NORTHWESTERN’S composition department, she has received commissions from ISSUE PROJECT ROOM, the STRING ORCHESTRA of BROOKLYN, choreographer DARIA FAIN, and others. photo by PETER GUNNUSHKIN
the doors open @ 8PM to a room filled with the sounds of the instruments.
tickets available at the door for $15 | $5 for students
the installation will remain in the space on SAT 09.28 for gallery hours from 2 – 6PM.