Roadtrip! Tour 2019
Western Michigan University
Guest Artist Recital
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Free
Elastic Arts Chicago
Friday March 1, 2019, 8pm, $10
3429 W Diversey Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
Bowling Green State University
Monday, March 4, 2019
Bryan Recital Hall
College of Musical Arts, BGSU
8 pm, free
*Support from Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg and Goethe Institut Chicago
“These intrepid virtuosi are refashioning musical experimentation, and I definitely want to be there while they are doing it.” George Lewis
As a transatlantic ensemble based in sister-cities Chicago and Hamburg, Collect/Project specializes in experimental music and performance with an interest in unorthodox and deeply collaborative experiences grounded not only in classical and contemporary performance techniques, but also steeped in popular and folkloric traditions. Described as “intrepid virtuosi refashioning musical experimentation” by George Lewis, Collect/Project seeks to deploy the creativity of the performer beyond what might be considered normal boundaries.
Dedicated specialists and advocates of new music, Collect/Project regularly commissions new works, providing a wider exposure for the music of living composers, and participates in educational residencies with universities and festivals which seek to provide composers and performers an opportunity for experimentation and collaboration. Recent university appearances include the University of Minnesota, University of Illinois, Western Michigan University, University of Central Missouri, Northwestern, and UCBerkeley.
Collect/Project’s flexibility and unique instrumentation has led to collaborations and performances in the US, UK, and Germany, with appearances at Radialsystem (Berlin), Sonic Fusion Festival (Manchester), Ear Taxi Festival (Chicago), and upcoming tours in the United States, Asia and Latin America.