Friday, December 1, 2023

Events in the week following Thanksgiving- #2 Composer Pablo Chin Lecture and Fonema Consort Residency at University at Buffalo - Recording Session and Concert

Yesterday was an exciting for UB composition students, as the remarkable Fonema Consort rehearsed and recorded five new works composed by our graduate students for this opportunity. Fonema’s residency, sponsored by the Center for 21st Century Music, concludes today with a much-anticipated program of works by Pablo Chin, Graciela Paraskevaídis, and Julio Estrada, our distinguished guest whose masterclass and lecture on Wednesday provided a great deal of inspiration. Fonema’s artistic director and co-founder, Pablo Chin, also offers a lecture on his own music, as well as on the music of Julio Estrada, today from 3 to 4 pm in Baird Recital Hall (250 Baird). Tonight’s concert begins at 7:30 pm in Lippes Concert Hall (Slee Hall).

Described by the Chicago Reader’s Peter Margasak as “dazzling“, Fonema Consort’s debut album Pasos en otra calle (New Focus Recordings, 2014) features the music of Costa Rican composers Pablo Chin and Mauricio Pauly. Fonema’s 2017 album FIFTH TABLEAU (Parlour Tapes+) was supported by an Aaron Copland Fund for Music grant and featured new works by five rising American composers. The ensemble looks forward to the release of their third album, Vistas furtivas: the music of Juan Campoverde (New Focus Recordings), in February 2020. They have been broadcasted by WFMT and CAN-TV.

Fonema Consort is a recipient of a FACE grant (2013), an Aaron Copland Fund for Music grant (2016), two Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation grants (2016 and 2017), and two Amphion Foundation grants (2018 and 2019). They have received significant project support from the Goethe Insitut of Chicago. The ensemble is grateful to the City of Chicago’s DCASE, the Amphion Foundation, the Goethe Institut, and the Mexican Cultural Institute for supporting their 2019-2020 season.

Pablo Chin, whose recent music often draws inspiration from the narratives of film and literature, phonetic structures in text, and the use of idiosyncratic transcription methods that enable imaginative exploration of pre-existent musical sources. His dissertation focused on the work of Mexican composer Julio Estrada.

This week marks the first visit by the Fonema Consort to the Center and to Buffalo. We very much hope to see them back at UB in the near future!

Fonema Consort's Program

Mictlán by Julio Estrada

Yuunohui'sa'ehecatl'nahui by Julio Estrada

Sin ir más lejos by Graciela Paraskevaís

AquAria by Pablo Chin

Concert Information: 

🗓 Friday, December 1, 2023 

⏰ 7:30 PM

📍Lippes Concert Hall (North Campus)

💰$10 or free with valid UB card

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