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LISTENING SESSION: “The unknown, my flaws, your building...”

  • Poetry Foundation 61 W. Superior St. Chicago, IL (map)

Wednesday, November 14, 7pm


This fall Fonema Consort delves into the expressive musical potential that lies in the convergence of painting and language in a program of works that take as their starting point the work of iconic Latin American artists and writers Clarice Lispector, Roberto Matta, and Chavela Vargas. This listening session explores the particular linguistic devices and manipulations used in two newly commissioned pieces by Fernanda Aoki Navarro and Pablo Santiago Chin as well as a virtuosic tour-de-force by composer Richard Barrett. Navarro and Chin will draw connections between their approaches to language in composition and those used in various forms of poetry and prose, like the phonetic prominence in sound poetry, grammatical and formal transgression, and the exploration of song writing as literature as recently debated following the latest Nobel Prize edition.

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