University of Chicago
5811 S. Ellis Ave., 4th Fl.
Chicago, IL 60637
Please Note: This takes place at Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Penthouse on the 9th Floor
Jessica Pavone has been active in the New York improv scene for years, well known for her prolific collaborations. But it may be her solo viola music where she has most deeply concentrated her long tone practice, her interests in repetition and song form, and the physicality of playing her “somewhat larger-than-comfortable” instrument. Pavone expands on these themes from her solo work with the J. Pavone String Ensemble. The group explores what she calls “the tactile experience,” while incorporating research into the effects of sonic vibrations on human physiology and emotion. Here they present new compositions Hidden Voices, Done and Dusted, …of Late, and others. Joining Pavone in her ensemble are Abby Swidler on violin and viola and Aimée Niemann on violin.
Presented in partnership with LAMPO.
Image Caption: J. Pavone String Ensemble. Courtesy of the artists. Photo: Josiah Cuneo.