CCCC: Sounds & Spirits Program Book January 2020

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 2020 | 8 PM | SITE/less Allison Balcetis, saxophone Gregory Tatavosian, mixologist

Six world premiere works, each paired with an original handcrafted cocktail

STILL FIELDS (for soprano saxophone) –– JUSTIN WEISS –– Gin, Orgeat, Kiwi, Lemon, Mint, Egg White

ARABIC AND ROMAN NUMERALS (realization for one player) –– ANDREW STOCK –– Amaro Nonino, Cognac, Meletti, Kosher Salt

KUNDALINI II (for soprano saxophone)



(for alto saxophone)

Extra Dry Rum, Orgeat, Ginger, Lemon, Honey, Blackberry, Peychaud Bitters

–– MARIA KAOUTZANI –– Vodka, Licor 43, Aquavit, Blue Curaçao, Pineapple, Lime

UNFOCUSED (for alto saxophone) –– WILL MYERS –– Whiskey, Falernum, Beets, Rosemary, Lemon, Angostura Bitters

FALSE TRANSLATIONS (for tenor saxophone and computer) –– HUNTER BROWN –– Mezcal, Light Rum, Crème de Cacao, Braulio, Pineapple

The consumption of alcohol is restricted to guests 21 years and older.


CHICAGO CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY COMPOSITION The Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition at the University of Chicago is a dynamic, collaborative, and interdisciplinary environment for the creation, performance and study of new music and for the advancement of the careers of emerging and established composers, performers, and scholars. Distinguished by its formation within an uncompromising, relentlessly searching, and ceaselessly innovative scholarly environment that celebrates excellence and presents new possibilities for intellectual dialogue, the Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition is comprised of ten integrated entities: an annual concert series with the resident Grossman Ensemble, CHIME (Chicago Integrated Media Experimental Studio), visiting ensembles, distinguished guest composers, performances, recordings, research, graduate student-led projects, workshops, and postdoctoral research positions.

FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR Augusta Read Thomas ADVISORY BOARD Seth Brodsky Anthony Cheung Jennifer Iverson Amy Iwano Travis Jackson Sam Pluta Barbara Schubert STAFF & PARTNERS Will Myers, Graduate Student Assistant Maria Savannah, Operations Coordinator Claire Snarski, Graphic Designer Margo Strebig, Director of Communications Christopher L. Willis, Recording Engineer UChicago Presents Amy Iwano, Executive Director Landon Hegedus, Communications & Production Assistant Daniel Meyers, Marketing Coordinator

UPCOMING EVENTS CHIMEFEST 2020: CIRCULATIONS - LIVE ELECTRONICS SYMPOSIUM Friday and Saturday, February 28 & 29 Logan Center Penthouse, 915 E. 60th St.

GROSSMAN ENSEMBLE WITH JERRY HOU, CONDUCTOR Friday, March 13 / 7:30pm Logan Center Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St.

The CHIME (Chicago Integrated Media Experimental) Studio invites many of the world’s leading live-electronics performers for talks and concerts focused on themes of interaction and experimentation. Cathy van Eck, a composer, sound artist, and researcher who focuses on composing relationships between everyday objects, human performers, and sounds, delivers the keynote address. Free admission.

Chicago’s newest ensemble of contemporary music specialists are led by Jerry Hou in the premieres of works by guest composers Paula Matthusen and Stephen A. Taylor, along with a work by UChicago composer David Clay Mettens, and the 2019-20 Postdoctoral Researcher Ashkan Behzadi. Guests are invited to an after-party in the Gidwitz Lobby following the performance. Tickets: $15, students free with ID or call 773.702.ARTS (2787)

Presented in partnership with the Arts, Science + Culture Initiative.

Presented in partnership with UChicago Presents.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR DONORS & SUPPORTERS Robert Anstee, John Balfe, Carolyn (Kay) Bucksbaum, Ingrid Gould and Robert Hsiung, Sanford J. Grossman Charitable Trust, Nancy Herring, Jack W. Fuller and Debra Karen Moskovits, James F. Melchert, Gay K. Stanek, and Benjamin Stanigar.

The Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition relies on the financial support of its patrons and friends to present world-class contemporary music programs. You, and other supporters like you, are at the core of the CCCC. Please consider sharing your love of contemporary music by making a contribution.

The University of Chicago Department of Music, UChicago Arts, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Arts Science + Culture Initiative, and UChicago Presents.

CCCC COMMISSION CLUB The Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition is committed to creating new works by a variety of composers, from senior luminaries in the field of new music to exceptional junior composers. You can help create new music and support a composer by joining the CCCC’s Commission Club. Leave a legacy in the form of music or honor a special person or event in your life. Partner with us today!

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