FULCRUM POINT NEW MUSIC PROJECT PRESENTS INTERACTIVE CONCERT OF WORLD AND MIDWEST PREMIERES BY CONTEMPORARY MEXICAN COMPOSERS

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FULCRUM POINT NEW MUSIC PROJECT PRESENTS

INTERACTIVE CONCERT OF WORLD AND MIDWEST PREMIERES BY CONTEMPORARY MEXICAN COMPOSERS

 

Program highlights include a new work created in partnership with Latina Girls Code and The People’s Music School by pop culture-influenced composer Javier Álvarez

 

One performance only at Constellation, Sunday, October 28

 

CHICAGO (October 2, 2018) – Marking its 20th Anniversary this year, the critically acclaimed Fulcrum Point New Music Project continues its presentation of adventurous programming of new art music with ¡Revolución!, a one-night only interactive concert experience featuring electroacoustic music from Mexican composers, at Constellation (3111 N. Western Ave, Chicago) on Sunday, October 28 at 8:30 p.m. During the event, audience members will have the unique opportunity to control the performance via a special website that turns a smartphone into a ‘musical remote control.’

 

Tickets are $10-15 and are available at www.constellation-chicago.com.

 

Presented in collaboration with the Morelia, Michoacan-based Mexican Center for Music and the Sonic Arts and the Chicago Latino Music Festival, ¡Revolución! program highlights include the World Premiere of a groundbreaking electroacoustic work from renowned Yucatan-based composer Javier Álvarez as part of the MacArthur Foundation International Connections Grant. Both fluid and flexible, the instrumental solos in the piece are augmented by electronic music created in collaboration with the students from Latina Girls Code and The People’s Music School. Utilizing BAFTA-nominated composer/synthesist Joel Corelitz’s smartphone app, Shortwave, the audience will have the chance to interact with the new work and the musicians on stage by manipulating the electronic sounds on their smartphones, producing a collaborative concert experience. Álvarez’s premiere will be complemented by music from fellow Mexican composers Gabriela Ortiz, one of Mexico’s foremost composers working today, Chicago-based Luis Fernando Amaya, Austria-based Arturo Fuentes, and New York-based Jorge Sosa.

 

“For 20 years, Fulcrum Point New Music Project has been a leader in new art music, pushing the boundaries of the traditional musical experience through dynamic live performances with innovative programming and creative collaborations.” Says Fulcrum Point Artistic Director Stephen Burns. “We look forward to taking the audience on a sonic journey with Alvarez’s World Premiere and others’ works exploring the broad range of styles, compositions and improvisations from the Mexican avant-garde.”

 

¡Revolución! is supported by the MacArthur Foundation and the Mexican Centre for Music and the Sonic Arts (CMMAS). CMMAS formed in 2006 with the mission to promote the development of music and sound art in Mexico. This unique program is an intersection of composition and technology.

 

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2018, Fulcrum Point New Music Project was created by conductor, composer and trumpet virtuoso Stephen Burns to be a Chicago leader of diverse new music. Fulcrum Point presents multi-media performances, generates educational programs, as well as commissions, and records innovative works all inspired and influenced by popular culture, including literature, film, dance, folk, rock, jazz, blues, Latin and world music. Fulcrum Point seeks to encourage audiences to make cross-cultural connections between new music, art, technology and literature, gaining greater insight into today’s diverse world. For more information on Fulcrum Point and its programs visit http://fulcrumpoint.org.

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