In Collaboration: Shi-An Costello
We are very excited for our collaboration with artist, performer, activist Shi-An Costello. We are embarking in a journey of discovery into the unusual combination of piano, viola and cello.
First stop will be a combined presentation with Shi-An at Constellation Chicago with several new works for trio, and duos. This concert includes two brand new pieces for viola and piano by Sixto and Shi-An. Costello also will present works that he has commissioned in the past, reinforcing his long-lasting commitment to supporting emerging composers. His piece of choice is Again and again by Viet Cuong.
Future projects include the world premier of Xenia St. Charles trio for piano, viola and cello.
Quijote Duo + Shi-An Costello
When: January 23rd, 8:30pm
Where: Constellation Chciago
Shi-An Costello www.shiancostello.com
by Ben Zucker
In collaboration with improviser and experimental composer Ben Zucker, Quijote Duo will premier "Outdifferencing" at the Chicago's Ear Taxi Festival 2021 #newmusicchicago
Ben Zucker on the 'difference series'
My 'difference' series of compositions (In/Difference for three instruments, Outdifference for two winds and electronics, and this work) have all tried to set small repetitive musical motions in close relation to each other, and revel in the details of timing and tuning. Here, the focus of those details is a sort of analog/digital metaphor: a series of gestures where one string instrument moves by continuous glissando, and another traverses the same space in discrete steps. Spaced over discrete and free spaces of time, the strings move in and out of resonance as well through these means. Where the “-ing” in this one’s title comes in may have more to do with the fact that this process is itself discontinuous, trying to seamlessly divide and rejoin various textures throughout. Not quite organic, not quite mechanical, just…constantly questioning itself."
Ben Zucker www.benzuckersounds.com
Quijote Duo at Ear Taxi Festival 2021
When: September 18th, 7pm
Where: DCtorium, Chicago