Keep Your Options Open II
Option Celebration and Fundraiser
Feb 10, 2018
Fulton Street Collective, 3rd Floor
1821 W. Hubbard Chicago, IL 60612
free parking in lot
Join us in celebrating our fourth season of Option, a weekly series of improvised music curated by Ken Vandermark, Tim Daisy, and Andrew Clinkman, and hosted by ESS. Keep Your Options Open II will feature Nate Wooley’s powerhouse trio, Icepick; Mat Maneri as a special guest on violin and viola; and a premiere of a new work entitled, “310 Lines” by Amanda DeBoer Bartlett (voice) with Katie Young (bassoon and electronics) and Jenna Lyle (voice and movement). We’ll keep the party going after with John Corbett spinning records along with special guest DJ Peter Margasak. We'll also have Sketchbook Brewing serving their finest seasonal brews for the evening. As a token of our appreciation for all of our Option supporters, we will be releasing a special limited edition CD featuring artists from the 2017 Option season. Funds raised from this evening will go directly back into the series, supporting artist fees and travel in 2018.
Icepick is the new trio of Nate Wooley (trumpet), Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten (double bass) & Chris Corsano (drums). The group began in a kitchen in Brooklyn, and immediately found a signature way of working that combined a certain amount of free jazz brutality with a willingness to operate in areas from the barely audible to outright traditional swing. The group released two highly regarded recordings for the Texas-based Astral Spirits label but has rarely performed live due to the high demand of Corsano, Haker-Flaten, and Wooley in the international jazz and experimental scenes. Chris Corsano has an individual style that combines a garage Harry Partch with the velocity of a volcano. He works regularly with Okkyung Lee, Bill Orcutt, and Mette Rasmussen. Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten is the deep rumble behind such bands as The Thing and Atomic and has provided the propulsion to some of the greatest experimental and free jazz of a generation. Nate Wooley has radicalized trumpet technique through his solo acoustic work and his experiments with tape and amplification. He works regularly in band with Anthony Braxton, Christian Wolff, and Eliane Radigue.
"Nate Wooley, Chris Corsano and Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten power down into some of the best trumpet trio stuff I’ve heard since the death of Raphe Malik. Brass and rhythm section sounds like a spare setting, but these guys see that it ain’t. Rich and explosive when it’s boiling, it’s still damn rich when it’s just wafting.” – Byron Coley for The Wire
Katherine Young is a bassoonist and improviser who employs a flexible electronics set-up.The curious timbres, expressive noises, and kinetic structures of Young’s electro-acoustic music explore the dramatic physicality of sound, shifting interpersonal dynamics, and associations with the familiar and the strange. Young is currently on faculty at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, teaching improvisation, electronic music, and experimental practices in the Sound Department.
An active composer, performer, installation-builder, and administrator, Jenna Lyle has worked with various ensembles and specialized in the performance of works by living composers. Jenna is also co-founder and co-administrator of Parlour Tapes+, a New Music cassette tape label and media/performance collective based in Chicago, and curates and coordinates programming at The Arts Club of Chicago as Programs Manager. As an artist, Lyle explores how the physical body, and in turn the culture in which it functions, adapts to its semiotic or "data-based" representation.
Amanda DeBoer Bartlett
Amanda DeBoer Bartlett is a vocalist, improviser, and composer based in Omaha, NE. Along with her solo repertoire, she is a member of Ensemble Dal Niente, Quince Vocal Ensemble, and Hasco Duo. When she's not on the road performing, you'll find her organizing Omaha Under the Radar, a yearly experimental performance festival in Nebraska.
Keep Your Options Open is sponsered by Sketchbook Brewing and Candid Wines