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HotHouse presents Global Voices featuring Thomas Buckner, Robert Dick and Douglas Ewart

December 17, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
PianoForte Studios
1335 South Michigan Ave
IL 60605
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HotHouse presents Global Voices featuring Thomas Buckner, Robert Dick and Douglas Ewart @ PianoForte Studios

Global Voices Fall Series Global Voices Fall SeriesHotHouse is celebrating its 30th year as a leading national presenter of arts and culture programming. As part of our anniversary year, HotHouse is proud to present the second season of it’s Global Voices Series.

The second season concludes on Sunday December 17 with a concert organized by Thomas Buckner.

For decades, baritone Thomas Buckner has dedicated himself to the promotion and performance of new and improvised music, collaborating with a host of new music luminaries including Robert Ashley, Leroy Jenkins, Annea Lockwood, Roscoe Mitchell, Phill Niblock, Wadada Leo Smith, and many others.

Buckner has appeared at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Herbst Theatre, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Berlin Spring Festival, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival the, the Prague Spring Festival, and the Angelica Festival of Bologna. He is featured on over 50 recordings, including 6 solo albums, the most recent being “New Music for Baritone & Chamber Ensemble,” which includes works by Annea Lockwood, Tania Leon, and Petr Kotik. Buckner also appears in the newly released CD/DVD “Kirili et le Nymphéas (Hommage à Monet)” filmed at the Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris, which hosts the Monet’s celebrated Water lilies murals.

For the past twenty-five years Thomas Buckner has curated the Interpretations series in New York City, and continues to produce recordings on the Mutable Music label, introducing current artists and repertoire, as well as presenting important historic material, previously unavailable in CD format.

The concert will be hosted by Steve Robinson. Steve has been in radio since the 1960’s, was at the helm at WFMT for many years, and has won numerous awards for his pioneering career championing great music.

Concert at 8pm. Doors open at 7pm

Flutes and Voices: Robert Dick and Thomas Buckner with special guest Douglas Ewart.
The duo of Robert Dick and Thomas Buckner have performed in the United States and in Europe for a number of years and recorded a CD entitled ‘Flutes and Voices’, exploring the sonic possibilities of combining their respective pioneering work on extended techniques. On this Chicago performance, they are delighted to invite thier old friend Douglas Ewart to join us in a series of improvisations, adding his unique homemade instruments as well as his incomparable saxophone playing to our sound world for what promises to be an exciting evening of adventurous musical exploration.

Thomas Buckner
For more than 40 years baritone Thomas Buckner has dedicated himself to the world of new and improvised music. In collaboration with a host of prominent composers and improvisers, Buckner continues to commission and perform numerous chamber works, orchestral pieces and song cycles, as well as improvisations, electronic constructions, and multi-media theater pieces.

Robert Dick
Robert Dick is a flutist, composer, teacher and author. His musical style is a mix of classical, world music, electronic and jazz, and he is the inventor of the “glissando headjoint,” a custom flute head joint that allows the player to achieve electric guitar-like whammy bar effects with their instrument. In 2014, the National Flute Association awarded Dick its Lifetime Achievement Award. The New York Times said his “technical resources and imagination seem limitless” while JazzTimes called him “revolutionary.”

Douglas Ewart
Perhaps best known as a composer, improviser, sculptor and maker of masks and instruments, Douglas R. Ewart is also an educator, lecturer, arts organization consultant and all around visionary. In projects done in diverse media throughout an award-winning and widely-acclaimed 40-year career, Mr. Ewart has woven his remarkably broad gifts into a single sensibility that encourages and celebrates–as an antidote to the divisions and compartmentalization afflicting modern life-the wholeness of individuals in culturally active communities.

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