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Tim Daisy’s Vox 4
July 18, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Tim Daisy’s Vox 4
James Falzone: clarinet
Fred Lonberg-Holm: cello & pedals
Macie Stewart: violin,piano
Tim Daisy: drums, marimba, percussion
Tim Daisy’s Vox 4 is the latest edition of his decade long new music ensemble Vox Arcana. This extended version of the group adds Chicago based multi- instrumentalist extraordinaire Macie Stewart into the fold, along with long time musical colleagues Fred Lonberg – Holm on cello and electronics and James Falzone on clarinet.
Tim will compose a new book of music for this special event which continues its tradition of blending multiple styles of composed and improvised sound making into the context of a flexible working band.
Tonight’s performance will be recorded for a release on the Relay Recordings imprint.
Vox Arcana Bio:
This Chicago-based trio is led by percussionist/composer Tim Daisy includes James Falzone on clarinet and Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello and electronics. These internationally-acclaimed musicians have worked with an extraordinary range of artists, including legendary American minimalist composer Morton Feldman, Chicago avant-jazz icon Ken Vandermark, and the alt-rock band Wilco.
The group’s off-kilter instrumentation contrasts soaring, lyrical clarinet melodies with pleasantly burbling marimba figures and spiky electronic textures. The result is a lilting, gently swinging combination of contemporary chamber music and improvised music.
Daisy formed Vox Arcana in the spring of 2008 as an outlet for compositions that explore the dynamic between written thematic material and open improvisation and how the juxtaposition of these two elements influences the overall character of a piece. The group’s 2010 release, “Aerial Age,” was called “smartly conceived and perfectly executed” by the Chicago Jazz Music Examiner. 2015’s “Caro’s Song” received a 5 star rating at the Free Jazz Blog.
“This music is spacious, open, and warm – even when abruptly changing gears.” (Tom Burris/The Free Jazz Blog)