Stop by the HCL studio during Mana’s First Saturdays to listen to Fall 2016 Sponsored Artists a.pe.ri.od.ic as they rehearse and perform post-Caegan works from their repertoire. They might even ask you to join in! Wander throughout Mana Chicago to view select open studios including Artists at Mana, Arnold J. Kemp, Rajee Aryal, and Matt Morris. The café will be serving complimentary coffee, wine, and bagels supplied by local Pilsen sandwich shop Andorka’s, and donuts from Front Room Donuts.
For more information on all of the events at Mana First Saturdays, visit manacontemporarychicago.com/firstsaturdays
a.pe.ri.od.ic is a Chicago-based performance collective featuring post-Cagean notated, acoustic, experimental music. Founded in 2010, a.pe.ri.od.ic’s repertoire explores the indeterminacy of various musical elements including instrumentation, structure, pitch, and/or duration. Drawn to works of sparseness, contemplation, and quietude, this “daring group” (Chicago Reader) focuses on scores primarily notated with prose. The ensemble is devoted to performing works of the Wandelweiser collective, in addition to other living experimental composers based primarily in the US and Europe.
Led by Nomi Epstein, the ensemble has commissioned, premiered, and recorded works by composers such as Michael Pisaro, Eva-Maria Houben, Jürg Frey, James Saunders, and Pauline Oliveros. a.pe.ri.od.ic released its debut album, more or less, featuring the music of Jürg Frey in 2014 under New Focus Recordings. The group has received funding from the Swiss Arts Council, the Earle Brown Foundation, the Goethe Institute, and the Foundation of Contemporary Arts. Members of a.pe.ri.od.ic hold graduate degrees in music performance or composition from Chicago-area universities and conservatories, and are featured in other Chicago-based groups including Ensemble Dal Niente, Outer Voices, and NbN.