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Olivia Block + Julia Holter

  • Horatio N. May Chapel, Rosehill Cemetery Chicago, IL (map)

I am excited for this live event/collaboration with the wonderful Julia Holter, the culmination of an intensive artist residency at ESS. Our performance will feature some excellent musicians from Chicago: Tim Daisy on percussion, Shaun Flynn clarinet, Jason Stein on bass clarinet and Lesley Swanson on bass flute.

See below for details.

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OLIVIA BLOCK and JULIA HOLTER's Outer Ear Residency culminates in a premiere performance of their collaboration 'Whenever the Breeze' at the ethereal May Chapel in Rosehill Cemetery.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Whenever the Breeze' is a sound world by Olivia Block and Julia Holter that weaves together fragments of voice, instruments, field recordings of wind and water, and bells. Whenever the Breeze combines text from a medieval troubadour poem (Whenever the Breeze Blows) and contemporary weather-related news clippings, creating layers of meaning through immersive sounds.

Julia Holter: Voice, organ, text and arrangements.

Olivia Block: Live electronic processing of voice and microphone, field recordings, arrangements.

Featuring  Tim Daisy on percussion, Shaun Flynn clarinet, Jason Stein on bass clarinet and Lesley Swanson on bass flute.

Earlier Event: February 14
Lecture at De Paul Art Museum, Chicago
Later Event: June 22
No Response Festival, Cincinnati