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Frequency Festival: Claire Chase, Parlour Tapes+ After-Party

  • Constellation 3111 N Western Ave Chicago, IL (map)

Claire Chase performs Density 2036: part iii (2015) for Constellation's Frequency series.

via Constellation

Density 2036 is a 22-year project begun by Claire Chase in 2014 to commission an entirely new body of repertory for solo flute each year until the 100th Anniversary of Edgard Varèse’s groundbreaking 1936 flute solo, Density 21.5. Each season between 2014-2036, Chase will premiere a new 60-minute program of solo flute work commissioned that year in a special performance at The Kitchen in New York City and on tour in select cities thereafter. Additionally, each cycle of works (Density 2014, Density 2015, Density 2020, etc.) will be released in their world premiere recordings annually, and scores, performance notes, videos and related materials be made available digitally as educational resources for flutists and composers everywhere. Every 3-5 years of the cycle, a retrospective event will be held in which Chase will perform cumulative concerts of all Density work commissioned up until that date. In 2036, a 24-hour marathon will take place.

Density 2036: part iii (2015) 
Edgard Varèse (b. 1925): Density 21.5 (1936)
for flute alone

Dai Fujikura (b. 1977): Lila (2015)
for flute, bass flute and contrabass flute

Francesca Verunelli (b. 1979): The Famous Box Trick (2015)
for bass flute and electronics

Nathan Davis (b. 1973): Limn (2015)
for bass flute, contrabass flute and electronics

Jason Eckardt (b. 1971): The Silenced (2015)
a monodrama for solo flute

Pauline Oliveros (b. 1932): Intensity 20.15: Grace Chase (2015)
for Claire and the Expanded Instrument System (EIS) 

Density 2036: part iii (2015) is dedicated to Steven Schick.