Dec 14th 2019

Join us for Catherine Lamb’s Chicago debut and Rebecca Lane’s first U.S. performance

Catherine Lamb is a violist and composer who blends West Coast experimentalism with the structures and intonations of ancient Hindustani music. Her music reveals a slow-changing spectrum of microtonal colors and temporal effects, in stunning works that explore the interaction of sounds in specific physical spaces or rooms.

Lamb and frequent collaborator Rebecca Lane (bass flute/voice) will perform Prisma Interius IV with special guest Olivia Block. The piece is the fourth in a series of nine works constructed around the Secondary Rainbow Synthesizer, an instrument that spectrally filters live sound picked up from microphones outside.

“The intent is to extend the harmonic space and shapes occurring in the musical piece (defined by the acoustic instrumentalists in the room) to discover the edges of our listening perceptions, by pulling an infinite thread to it,” Lamb writes.

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