Ensemble dal Niente’s Object/Animal follows closely on the heels of the local contemporary classical group’s November release, Confined. Speak., a retrospective of pieces performed sans live audiences in 2020 and 2021. Object/Animal is likewise chronologically narrow: dal Niente premiered all the works on the album in 2017. Aesthetically, however, the three featured compositions are as […]
The music that Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi wrote during the middle of the 20th century predicted minimalism and spectralism, but its forms and sounds remain distinct from those later developments—and from most other European classical music. Born in 1905, he started composing music in the late 1920s and arrived at his mature style after experiencing […]
Highlights of the 2020 Frequency Festival include a fusion of Carnatic music and jazz, a solo vocal piece for Diamond Reynolds, and programs of work by Eliane Radigue and Annea Lockwood.
Two new records show off new developments in her music.
Chicago’s Ensemble Dal Niente plays the music of the controversial German composer tonight at the Chicago Cultural Center.
Hard-working violinist Austin Wulliman and bassoonist and composer Katherine Young debut a new, immersive set of compositions at Defibrillator Gallery on Friday
WFMT devotes a full day to classical music of the last 25 years.
Chicago’s Anubis Quartet presents an exciting program of new music with guest violist Nadia Sirota on Monday night.
Two weekend concerts show off the local contemporary classical music community at its best
Composer Nomi Epstein talks about Aperiodic’s upcoming A John Cage Festival.
On his new album, composer Mario Diaz de Leon makes a hard turn toward harsh, spooky ambient sounds.
The fantastic online archives at DRAM are now accessible to regular people, not just universities and libraries
Flutist Claire Chase gives the world premiere of a Marcos Balter piece inspired by Cy Twombly’s “Return From Parnassus”
The Merce Cunningham Dance Company gives its final Chicago performances this weekend, but its music lives on an fantastic box set.
The British bassist Dominic Lash arrives in town to play experimental music with Aperiodic and improvised music with some of the city’s best talent.