MUSIC’S OVER: Listening with Peter Ablinger

Experimental composer Peter Ablinger's 9-day residency at the Gray Center threaded a series of talks, composition seminars, and experimental discussions in between multiple performance events featuring world premieres and internationally renowned ensembles.

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Past events



 Jan 27, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
 Columbia College

623 S Wabash Ave, room 109 (Hokins Lecture Hall) Chicago, IL 60605

“From the different modes of operation of art I prefer the one of setting a frame—not to fill it, but only to set it, as a suggestion, as an invitation to perception. Within the frame, something appears that is not art itself, but is made visible by it. The simplest example of this is the rectangle I shape with my fingers to enclose a frame... 



 Jan 25, 2020, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 Gray Center Lab

University of Chicago, 929 E. 60th St., Chicago

a•pe•ri•od•ic presents 3 Places Chicago, an hour-length work from the ever-evolving Places series by Peter Ablinger. This site specific piece explores the acoustic characteristics of three unique spaces. Prior to the concert, each space is acoustically “measured” in order for the composer to identify the space’s prominent frequencies so that he may prepare scores specific to those rooms. With each performance, a new score is made and titled with its location... 



 Jan 24, 2020, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
 Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Penthouse

University of Chicago, 915 E 60th St., Chicago

Composer Peter Ablinger and Chicago-based new music group Fonema Consort will delve together into an array of meanings of the human voice that preoccupy both parties—a clash of artistic worlds having in common the challenge of performative and perceptual notions in music. The septagenarian composer—one whose creative output intersects the modernist and conceptual, performative and technological—will create a new piece for the ensemble, drawing from previous reflections on the meaning of song...