Composer David Lang’s death speaks will be released on April 30th. The album features Bryce Dessner, Shara Worden, Owen Pallett, and Nico Muhly and was produced by Bryce.
If any of you in the Chicago area are attending the upcoming eighth blackbird concerts (featuring Bryce, Nico, and Shara), the composer and artists will be signing copies of the CD after the concert on Wednesday, May 1st. Tickets and more info for that event are available here.
We found a few more tickets for @smithwesterns tonight. Better hurry up: bit.ly/13LkFN0— Schubas (@Schubas) April 5, 2013
So Winston Choi is playing this tomorrow:
Pitchfork: When we did the show with you and Peter Sotos and Yellow Tears in 2011, I didn’t see anyone on their cell phones.
Margaret Chardiet: That’s how it should be. Something is happening and people are actually experiencing it, letting it affect them, contemplating it afterwards, and letting it sink in— instead of forming their opinion immediately based on what other people will think of their opinion or whether it will make a good post on social media.
Pitchfork: There’s something powerful about being able to forget things.
Margaret Chardiet: Yes, because then the stuff that stands out— the things you do remember— holds weight, and the other things kind of float off into the distance.
Kind of ironic reposting this, I know. But there’s too much real talk here to simply pass up. Read the full interview with Pharmakon over at Pitchfork.
Fonema Consort (formerly Ensemble Vulpine Lupin) concludes their introductory concert series tonight at the Jennifer Norback Gallery. Aside from the personal-less space of the venue which provides a fairly intense, in-your-face concert experience, the ensemble will be taking advantage of the art currently on display. Composer Scott Scharf’s new work drifting the upper layers draws inspiration from the surrounding photography exhibit, “Luminous Garden.” You can read Scharf’s blog post about the process over at Fonema Consort’s website.
Also, Mac DeMarco is in town! I’ve been listening to “Ode to Viceroy” for nearly half a year now; the guitars are paradise. To me, the overall sound of 2 is completely captured by the album’s cover seen above; it’s dirty and messy, and yet there’s something undeniably sweet about it all. Hopefully this aesthetic will prevail in tonight’s show.
And I know it doesn’t seem like Spring in Chicago right now, but the MCA is celebrating anyway. Tonight begins Compagnie Marie Chouinard’s run of The Rite of Spring and Henri Michaux: Mouvements. The company will be doing Stravinsky’s ballet with some wicked choreography:
I will be taking notes in preparation for August when you and I take up the dance ourselves on the lawn of the Pritzker Pavilion.