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Zafa Collective: Life and Death at Constellation

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Zafa Collective: Life and Death at Constellation

January 6, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Zafa Collective: Life and Death at Constellation

Kristin Kuster, “Here, Leaving”
Emily Koh, “trans-[migra].nation”
Gabriela Ortiz, “Atlas Pumas”
Nathan Hudson, “Featured Verse”
Tania León, “Parajota Delate”
Dinuk Wijeratne, “The Spirit and the Dust”

The Zafa Collective was formed in 2016 by co-founders Hannah Christiansen (violin) and Casey Karr (double bass). Built upon the idea that classical music should be inclusive and accessible both in terms of programming and performance, The Zafa Collective actively seeks music from outside the canon of Western art music and from a wide variety of aesthetics. In their first two seasons, The Zafa Collective premiered works by Michal Massoud, Theo Chandler, Connor Singh Vanderbeek, Erin Cameron, and Derek Tywoniuk, and workshopped with composers including Ellen Ruth Harrison, Eliza Brown, Augusta Read Thomas, Roger Zare, and Sato Matsui. A 2017 Sponsored Artist of High Concept Labs, Zafa has performed with Chicago groups including Chicago Fringe Opera and has performed in a range of venues from Mana Contemporary to Constellation Chicago to the Poetry Foundation of Chicago. This season features collaborations with the composers collective Kinds of Kings and the saxophone quartet ~Nois.


January 6, 2019
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm


Constellation Chicago
3111 N. Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60618 United States