Friday October 19 5:20 am

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Chicago Students Work with Top Mexican Composer; Concert Oct. 28

10/28/2018 - 20:30
10/28/2018 - 22:30

¡Revolución! is an interactive concert experience. Program highlights include the World Premiere of a groundbreaking electroacoustic work from renowned Yucatan-based composer Javier Álvarez as part of the MacArthur Foundation International Connections Grant. Both fluid and flexible, the instrumental solos in the piece are augmented by electronic music created in collaboration with students from Latina Girls Code and The People’s Music School. Utilizing BAFTA-nominated composer/synthesist Joel Corelitz’s smartphone app, Shortwave, audience will have the chance to interact with new work and the musicians on stage by manipulating the electronic sounds on their smart phones, producing a collaborative concert experience. Álvarez’s premiere will be complemented by music from fellow Mexican composers Gabriela Ortiz, one of the foremost composers in Mexico today, Chicago-based Luis Fernando Amaya, and New York-based Jorge Sosa.

¡Revolución! is supported by the MacArthur Foundation and the Mexican Centre for Music and the Sonic Arts (CMMAS). CMMAS formed in 2006 with the mission to promote the development of music and sound art in Mexico. This unique program is an intersection of composition and technology.

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2018, Fulcrum Point New Music Project was created by conductor, composer and trumpet virtuoso Stephen Burns to be a Chicago leader of diverse new music. Fulcrum Point presents multi-media performances, generates educational programs, as well as commissions, and records innovative works all inspired and influenced by popular culture, including literature, film, dance, folk, rock, jazz, blues, Latin and world music. Fulcrum Point seeks to encourage audiences to make cross-cultural connections between new music, art, technology and literature, gaining greater insight into today’s diverse world. For more information on Fulcrum Point and its programs visit