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Thomas Buckner with Robert DIck and Douglas Ewart

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Event starts at 8:00 p.m. 
$20 in advance $20 at the door Price at the door:  $20.00

Piano Forte
1355 S. Michigan Avenue Chicago , IL 60605
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This concert was previously scheduled to be held at the Alhambra at 5 - IT is now scheduled for 8pm at Piano Forte

Sunday December 17, 8pm


Flutes and Voices: Robert Dick and Thomas Buckner with special guest Douglas Ewart.                                                                          

The duo of Robert Dick and Thomas Buckner have performed in the United States and in Europe for a number of years and recorded a CD entitled ‘Flutes and Voices', exploring the sonic possibilities of combining their respective pioneering work on extended techniques. On the occasion of this Chicago performance, we are delighted to invite our old friend Douglas Ewart to join us in a series of improvisations, adding his unique home made instruments as well as his incomparable saxophone playing to our sound world for what promises to be an exciting evening of adventurous musical exploration.

Thomas Buckner For more than 40 years baritone Thomas Buckner has dedicated himself to the world of new and improvised music. In collaboration with a host of prominent composers and improvisers, Buckner continues to commission and perform numerous chamber works, orchestral pieces and song cycles, as well as improvisations, electronic constructions, and multi-media theater pieces.

Robert Dick is a flutist, composer, teacher and author. His musical style is a mix of classical, world music, electronic and jazz, and he is the inventor of the "glissando headjoint," a custom flute head joint that allows the player to achieve electric guitar-like whammy bar effects with their instrument. In 2014, the National Flute Association awarded Dick its Lifetime Achievement Award. The New York Times said his “technical resources and imagination seem limitless" while JazzTimes called him “revolutionary.”

Douglas Ewart

Perhaps best known as a composer, improviser, sculptor and maker of masks and instruments, Douglas R. Ewart is also an educator, lecturer, arts organization consultant and all around visionary. In projects done in diverse media throughout an award-winning and widely-acclaimed 40-year career, Mr. Ewart has woven his remarkably broad gifts into a single sensibility that encourages and celebrates--as an antidote to the divisions and compartmentalization afflicting modern life-the wholeness of individuals in culturally active communities.

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