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TUES@7: Cellos and the Vibrational Afterlife of Chemical Residue

September 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT

International Contemporary Ensemble’s cellist Katinka Kleijn is joined by cellist, composer, and improviser Aliya Ultan in a performance-discussion on pushing the boundaries of cello performance, using other sonic materials to vibrate and interact with the cello. New sound worlds emerge, interrogating how people interact with their environment and found objects. Ultan explores the sonic phenomena of trash by building gowns and sculptures out of glass bottles, cans, tampons, fishing line, styrofoam, and plastics. This is specifically enacted in Ultan’s “Residuum: a suite for cello and trash,” commissioned by Kleijn for Chicago’s Frequency Festival, featuring Kleijn as a cellist, dancer, vocalist, and sculptor. Kleijn and Ultan will discuss the lineage of various techniques they have discovered together as well as current developments in Residuum becoming a larger work.

Register for this free event happening on Tuesday, September 29 at 6pm CDT/ 7pm EDT