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Ode (owed) to O in Chicago

with a•pe•ri•od•ic for FREQUENCY SERIES at Constellation

22nd April, 2018 - 8:30 PM

US launch event of Ode (owed) to O, released in July 2017 by German label Wandelweiser. The work was premiéred at Klangraum 17 in Dusseldorf in July 2017 and at café Oto in London in February 2018.

Ode (owed) to O represents a series of acoustic rendering of Pauline Reage's infamous novel Story of O (1954), using minimal narration and musical translation of re-composed texts that blend erotic literature, experimental writing and verbal scores

This is a•pe•ri•od•ic first encounter with Emmanuelle and her work. Three pieces were performed (story of), O(hh) and O(nly), based on scores for voices and instruments that take the work away from its original literary context into the field of performative reading and experimental music.

a.pe.ri.od.ic is a Chicago-based performance collective featuring post-Cagean notated, acoustic, experimental music. Founded in 2010, a.pe.ri.od.ic's repertoire explores the indeterminacy of various musical elements including instrumentation, structure, pitch, and/or duration.

(story of) in Chicago Recording
O(nly) in Chicago Recording
O(hh) in Chicago Recording

(story of) - O(hh) - O(nly) Café Oto and Klangraum Recordings

Ode (owed) to O double cd (2017)
speak if you can @ café Oto (2018)
O(nly) score (2016)
O(hh) score (2016)
Reading (Story of) O book (2015)

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