Closing Reception for Brian Dettmer at Packer Schopf Gallery \,  942 W. Lake St.\, Chicago\, Sunday\, November 20\, 2011\, 2 - 5 PM.   A t 3 PM the duo Coppice will perform


We’re looking forward to pre sent a custom-design instrument for Coppice by Andrew Furse (of Tiny Music) .  Apiary couples twin-bellows into a new musical instrument - a free-r eed expression box. Similar to how a music hold perforated discs containing songs\, the instrument holds up to two slides containing free reeds in var ious tunings. The instrument is activated by manually operating the bellows . You can read Andrew’s notes about the instrument here.  We’re looking f orward to compose new works for the Apiary in the coming year\, and hope yo u can join us at our first presentation of it.  The event will also include a performance of Seam as a trio with electro-acoustic cellist Sarah J. Ritch.


Coppice (Noé Cu éllar &\; Joseph Kramer is a Chicago-based duet of bellows and electronics.  Since its fo rmation in 2009 they have produced original compositions for stage\, fixed media\, and performed installation settings\, with a focus on adhering text ural attenuation\, processed gradation\, the contours of instrumentation\, and their multiple aspect highlights.  Their variable instrumentation depar ts from bellows and reed instruments (accordion\, pump organ\, shruti box\, harmonica)\, custom electronics (reproduction\, transmission\, spatializat ion\, interference and gentle feedback)\, and multi-channel systems adapted in ways responsive to location\, audience flow\, and aural perspectives.\n

They have recently appeared at the Museum of Contemporary Art\, New Music at the Green Mill\, New Capital\, and ACRE (Chicago)\; Music with a V iew (New York)\; Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Arts (Minneapolis)\ ; McNeill Street Pumping Station New Music Festival (Shreveport)\; as well as internationally in Iceland and Sweden.

LOCATION:Packer Schopf Gallery\,942 W. Lake St. \nChicago\, IL 60608 SUMMARY:Closing Reception for Brian Dettmer\, Brian Dettmer END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR