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With Carl Testa @ Constellation in Chicago

  • Constellation Chicago 3111 North Western Avenue Chicago, IL, 60618 United States (map)

Performing with bassist/compsoer Carl Testa at Constellation in Chicago.

Carl Testa will present an expanded version of his piece Ultraviole for five clarinets and live electronic processing which was premiered in Amsterdam at the Doek Festival in June 2015. The ensemble navigates a partially composed and improvised score while continually undergoing live electronic processing by the composer that influences the direction of the composition. John Sharpe of The New York City Jazz Record wrote "Carl Testa’s 'Ultraviolet' subtly blended acoustic and electronic noises as well as notated and improvised materials to conjure a splendidly successful piece, a sort of glacial minimalism expanded and subverted by the electronic overtones."

Carl Testa - Ultraviolet

James Falzone - Bb clarinet
Jeff Kimmel - bass clarinet
Aaron Getsug - bass clarinet
Alejandro Acierto - contrabass clarinet

Jennifer Woodrum: Bb clarinet
Carl Testa: live electronics