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(in)armonia: the siren’s song by Pablo Chin

featuring Fonema Consort at the Ear Taxi Festival
Performance Date: October 8, 2016 – 1pm
Venue: Claudia Cassidy Theater

2014-2016 Events Archive

A Rayas y Cuadros by Pablo Chin

featuring Samuel Rowe of Fonema Consort with video by Theresa Chong
Performance Date: April 29, 2016 – 7:30pm
Venue: Oberlin College

(in)armonia: mythologies by Pablo Chin

featuring violist Miranda Cuckson and Fonema Consort
Performance Date: April 3, 2016 – 8:30pm
Venue: National Sawdust

7 Studies on Chapter 34 and In the Form of Shell by Pablo Chin

featuring Nina Dante, Dalia Chin and the Symphony Orchestra at UWW
Performance Date: March 10-12, 2016 – 8:30pm
Venue: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

(in)armonia: mythologies by Pablo Chin

featuring Nina Dante and Fonema Consort at the Frequency Festival
Performance Date: November 29, 2015 – 8:30pm
Venue: Constellation Chicago

Music with Films by Pablo Chin

featuring flutist Dalia Chin, members of Ensemble Dal Niente and guest conductor David Cubek
Performance Date: August 23, 2015 – 8:30pm
Venue: Constellation Chicago

A Rayas y Cuadros, for solo guitar

featuring Jesse Langen at Omaha Under the Radar
Performance Date: July 11, 2014 – 7pm
Venue: The Bancroft Street Market

Como la leyenda de Tlön for voice and percussion

featuring Fonema Consort at the Thirsty Ear Festival
Performance Date: July 12, 2014
Venue: City Winery, Chicago

Costa Rican Premiere – In the Form of a Shell for flute and orchestra

featuring Dalia Chin and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Heredia, conducted by Walter Morales
Performance Date: August 10 and 11, 2014
Venue: CCCN, Costa Rica

Boschiana for soprano, bass clarinet and piano

featuring Fonema Consort at the Festival Internacional Chihuahua, Mexico
Performance Date: August 19, 2014
Venue: Teatro de Cámara Fernando Saavedra

Inside the Shell for solo flute

featuring Jacqueline Berndt at the New Music Festival of Bowling Green University in Ohio
Performance Date: October 17, 2014
Venue: Bryan Recital Hall

Como la leyenda de Tlön

featuring Fonema Consort at the Interfaz Festival in Monterrey, Mexico
Performance Date: October 17, 2014
Venue: Auditorio Museo de la Historia Mexicana

Como la leyenda de Tlön

featuring Fonema Consort, extension concert with Visiones Sonoras X
Performance Date: October 20, 2014
Venue: MUAC, Mexico City

7 Studies on Chapter 34

featuring Nina Dante at Visiones Sonoras X
Performance Date: October 24, 2014
Venue: CMMAS Auditorium, Morelia, Mexico

(in)armonia: retratos

featuring Fonema Consort at the New Music Miami Festival
Performance Date: January 16, 2015
Venue: Miami Beach Urban Studios

Como la leyenda de Tlön

featuring Viola Yip and Tim Chan at Yip’s “I Speak Music”
Performance Date: March 13, 2015 – 8pm
Venue: Artouch, Hong Kong

7 Studies on Chapter 34

featuring Nina Dante as part of Merging Voices: Fonema Consort and Voix de Stras’
Performance Date: March 27, 2015
Venue: Conservatoire de Strasbourg, France

From Afar (world premiere)

featuring Weston Olencki, solo show w/Athletics – HEAVY MATTER
Performance Date: April 1, 2015
Venue: Center for New Music, San Francisco

From Afar

featuring Weston Olencki, solo show w/Athletics – HEAVY MATTER
Performance Date: April 11, 2015
Venue: CCRMA, Palo Alto, CA

From Afar

featuring Weston Olencki, SFCM Trombone Studio Recital
Performance Date: April 15, 2015
Venue: SFCM Osher Salon, San Francisco

From Afar

featuring Weston Olencki with Fonema Consort at “Interventions”
Performance Date: April 26, 2015
Venue: Constellation, Chicago


2013-2014 Events Archive

World Premiere – In the form of a shell, for solo flute and orchestra

Commissioned by conductor David Cubek for flautist Ysmael Reyes and the Claremont College Orchestra
Performance Dates: Saturday October 26, 2013 – 8:00pm + Sunday October 27, 2013, 3:00pm
Venue: Claremont College’s Garrison Theater, Claremont, CA

Persona for double bass

The Latino Music Festival of Chicago presents Fonema Consort – Kathryn Schulmeister, double bass
Performance Date: October 17, 2013 – 8:00pm
Venue: University of Chicago’s Fulton Hall

World Premiere – Boschiana for soprano, tenor saxophone and piano

The Frequency Concert Series presents Fonema Consort
Performance Date: November 10, 2013 – 8:30pm
Venue: Constellation, 3111 N. Western, Chicago

Retrato del Gran Pájaro Feo, for violin and fixed media – New Music Miami Festival

featuring the NODUS Ensemble performing music by FIU School of Music alumni composers
Performance Date: March 06, 2014 – 7:30pm
Venue: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum at FIU, 10975 S.W. 17th Street, Miami

Persona, for cello – DF#17: 21.04.14

Distractfold Ensemble performs works by Latin composers at Ithaca College
Performance Date: April 04, 2014
Venue: Ithaca College, NY

World Premiere – Inside the Shell, for flute

featuring Dalia Chin with Fonema Consort and Christopher Jones
Performance Date: May 04, 2014
Venue: Green Mill, 4802 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago

CD Release/Costa Rica – Pasos en otra calle

Costa Rican composers Pablo Chin and Mauricio Pauly collaborate with Fonema Consort to create the album Pasos en otra calle, a compilation of their chamber works for voice with instruments. Generously funded by Costa Rica’s ACAM, the CD will be release under New Focus Recordings.

Performance Date: May 07, 2014
Venue: Sala 107, University of Costa Rica

World Premiere – A rayas y cuadros for solo guitar

Chicago’s Berger Park presents Fonema ConsortSamuel Rowe, guitar
Performance Date: May 14, 2014 – 7:30pm
Venue: Berger Park Cultural Center, 6205 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago

7 Studies on Chapter 34 for soprano and fixed media

Nina Dante performs the piece at Sonic Fractus: University of Chicago Computer Music Studio Concert
Performance Date: May 20, 2014 – 8pm
Venue: Fulton Recital Hall, Goodspeed Hall, University of Chicago, 1010 E. 59th St.4th floor

World Premiere – Como la leyenda de Tlön for narrator/actress and percussion

Fonema Consort makes its Mexican Debut at the Foro de Música Nueva Manuel Enríquez – performed by Kathryn Schulmeister, Ryan Packard, and Montserrat Palacios.
Performance Date: May 22, 2014 – 8pm
Venue: Auditorio Divino Narciso de la Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, Mexico City

CD Release/Chicago – Pasos en otra calle – Presented by the Outer Ear Festival

Costa Rican composers Pablo Chin and Mauricio Pauly collaborate with Fonema Consort to create the album Pasos en otra calle, a compilation of their chamber works for voice with instruments. Generously funded by Costa Rica’s ACAM, the CD will be release under New Focus Recordings.

Performance Date: May 24, 2014
Venue: Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago

US Premiere – Como la leyenda de Tlön for narrator/actress and percussion

Viola Yip presents “I Speak Music” in collaboration with percussionist Russell Greenberg
Performance Date: May 27, 2014 – 8pm
Venue: Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn, NY


2012-2013 Events Archive

World Premiere – Music for “The Heron and the Crane”

Commissioned and performed by Mabel Kwan (piano) and Jesse Langen (guitar)
Performance Date: August 22, 2013 – 7:30pm
Venue: First United Methodist Church, Dixon Chapel, Chicago

7 Studies on Chapter 34 for soprano and tape

The City of Chicago’s Loops and Variations series presents Fonema Consort Nina Dante, soprano
Performance Date: June 27, 2013 – 6:30pm
Venue: Millennium Park’s Pritzker Pavilion

For Instance Mozart for clarinet and cello

The MusicArte Festival Panama presents Ensemble Paisaxe, Gala Concert
Performance Date: June 15, 2013, 7:30pm
Venue: Salón Sxyth, Riu Hotel

Music for The Heron and the Crane for guitar and piano/harpsichord

SALT Contemporary Music Festival 2013 Tsilumos Ensemble reading session
Event Date: May 27, 2013 – 4:30pm
Venue: University of Victoria’s Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, B.C., Canada

US Premiere – Persona for double bass

The Frequency Concert Series presents Fonema Consort Kathryn Schulmeister, double bass
Performance Date: May 26, 2013 – 8:30pm
Venue: Constellation, 3111 N. Western, Chicago

World Premiere – Persona for double bass

Kathryn Schulmeister (double bass) McGill University Graduate Recital
Performance Date: May 6, 2013 – 8:00pm
Venue: McGill University’s Redpath Hall, Montréal, Québec

7 Studies on Chapter 32, for soprano and tape

Spectrum presents Fonema Consort Nina Dante, soprano
Performance Date: May 1, 2013 – 7:30
Venue: Spectrum NYC, 21 Ludlow, Second Floor, NYC

Solo es real la niebla, for soprano, flute and soprano saxophone

MIIRYN presents Fonema Consort Nina Dante, soprano + Dalia Chin, flute + Will Fergason, saxophone
Performance Date: April 30, 2013 – 7:30pm
Venue: 109 Gallery, 109 Broadway, Brooklyn, NYC

7 Studies on Chapter 34 for soprano and tape + De mi canto for solo cello

Fonema Consort and MIIRYN present: Portraits- the music of Pablo Chin and Joan Arnau Pàmies
Nina Dante, soprano + Mira Luxion, cello
Performance Date: August 23, 2013 – 8:00pm
Venue: The Space, 128 Brookside Ave., Jamaica Plain, MA

Pablo Chin lectures at New England Conservatory

Chin will lecture on his music, with a live musical demonstration by soprano Nina Dante
Event Date: April 27, 2013 – 6:30pm
Venue: New England Conservatory, Boston

Kaval Imaginario, for solo clarinet

MAVerick Ensemble in residency at Chicago State University – Andrea DiOrio, clarinet
Performance Date: April 16, 2013 – 12:30pm
Venue: Chicago State University’s Breakey Theater, 9501 S. King Dr., Chicago

12 Journeys of the Gran Pájaro Feo, for string trio

Midwest Graduate Music Consortium 2013
Performance Date: April 12, 2013 – 8:00pm
Venue: University of Chicago’s Fulton Hall

Kaval Imaginario, for solo clarinet

Andrea DiOrio North Central College Faculty Recital
Performance Date: April 4, 2013 – 7:30pm
Venue: Wentz Concert Hall, 171 E Chicago Ave, Naperville, Illinois

Retrato del Gran Pajaro Feo, for solo violin and electronics

Graeme Jennings of Elision Ensemble in concert at Northwestern University
Performance Date: March 1, 2013 – 7:30pm
Venue: Northwestern University’s Vail Chapel, 1870 Sheridan Rd, Evanston

Kaval Imaginario, for solo clarinet

MAVerick Ensemble presents Chicago Composers: Violin/Clarinet Andrea DiOrio, clarinet
Performance Date: February 24, 2013 – 3:00pm
Venue: Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art,2320 W Chicago Ave Chicago

WFMT Broadcast of the US Premiere of After Pehuajó for large ensemble

From ensemble dal niente‘s “The Party, with Marino Formenti”
Broadcast Date: February 15, 2013 – 8:00pm

Kaval Imaginario, for solo clarinet

MAVerick Ensemble tour of Pennsylvania – Andrea DiOrio, clarinet
Performance Dates: February 12, 2013 – 7:30pm + February 13, 2013 – 8:00pm
Venues: Mansfield University, 163 Butler Music Center + Susquehanna University, Cunningham Center

A rayas y cuadros, for solo mandolin

A Mabel Kwan and Jesse Langen Recital
Performance Date: February 2, 2013 – 7:30pm
Venue: Chicago Academy for the Arts, 1010 W Chicago Ave.

World Premiere – 7 Studies on Chapter 34 for soprano and tape

Commissioned by the Latino Music Festival and performed by Nina Dante, soprano
Performance Date: October 13, 2012 – 7:30pm
Venue: Instituto Cervantes of Chicago

Latin American Premiere – Solo es real la niebla for soprano, flute, and soprano saxophone

The De música y músico concert series presents Fonema Consort – guest saxophonist Jorge Hoyo (Mexico)
Performance Date: August 10, 2012 – 7:00pm
Venue: Centro Cultural de España, San José, Costa Rica

World Premiere – Music for “The Hedgehog in the Fog” for large ensemble

Commissioned and performed by ensemble dal niente for the 46th Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Darmstadt
Performance Date: July 24, 2012 – 7:00pm
Venue: The Orangerie, Darmstadt, DE

Solo es real la niebla for soprano, flute, and soprano saxophone

Workshop Concert at the Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Darmstadt – performed by musicians participating in the Ferienkurse
Performance Date: July 22, 2012 – 2:00pm
Venue: Akademie für Tonkunst, Darmstadt, DE

De mi canto fluyen soledades ajenas for solo cello

The Permutations NYC concert series presents Fonema Consort – Mira Luxion, cello
Performance Date: June 8, 2012 – 7:30pm
Venue: upTOWN underGROUND, NYC

Como la layenda de Ixquiq for two flutes

Fonema Consort at The Charleston – Dalia Chin and Angela Reynolds, flutes
Performance Date: May 27, 2012 – 7:30pm
Venue: The Charleston, Chicago

US Premiere – After Pehuajó for large ensemble

ensemble dal niente‘s “The Party” curated by Marino Formenti (piano)
Performance Date: May 12, 2012 – 6:00pm
Venue: Logan Square/Avondale Arts Center, Chicago

World Premiere – The Twelve Journeys of the Gran Pájaro Feo for string trio

Written for and performed by the JACK Quartet in residence at Northwestern University
Performance Date: May 7, 1:00pm
Venue: Northwestern University

For Instance Mozart for clarinet and cello

NODUS Ensemble at ISCM New Music Festival Miami
Performance Date: March 31, 2012, 7:30pm
Venue: Miami Beach Urban Studios

Retrato del Gran Pájaro Feo for violin and tape

ensemble dal niente presents: J. Austin Williman, violin, by whom this work was commissioned and premiered
Performance Date: February 15, 7:30pm
Venue: The Music Institute of Chicago’s Nichols Hall, Evanston, IL


2011 Selected Events

WORLD PREMIERE – El Retrato del Gran Pájaro Feo for violin and tape

The University of Chicago’s CREATE project presents Austin Wulliman
Performance Date: December 2011
Venue: Fulton Hall, University of Chicago

WORLD PREMIERE – Solo es real la niebla for soprano, flute and soprano saxophone

Acanthes presents Donatienne Michel-Dansac, Mario Caroli and Pierre-Stéphane Meugé
Location: Arsenal de Metz, France

For Instance Mozart for clarinet and cello

Ostravská Banda in concert in NYC
Performance Date: April 15, 2011, 7:00pm
Venue: Bohemian National Hall, NYC

Israeli Premiere – Como la leyenda de la Gran Muralla China for two saxophones

The HaTeiva series of new chamber music presents Gan Lev and Marcus Weiss, Tel Aviv, Israel


2010 Selected Events

WORLD PREMIERE – Persona for solo cello

Commissioned by the Chicago Humanities Festival for cellist Katinka Kleijn
Performance Date: November 14, 2010

US Premiere – Como la leyenda de la Gran Muralla China for two saxophones

Anubis Quartet in ConcertRyan Muncy and Sean Patayanikorn
Performance Date: Thursday November 4, 2010 – 7:30pm
Venue: Nichols Concert Hall, Evanston, IL

De mi canto fluyen soledades ajenas for solo cello

Performance at the 44th Annual Indiana State University Contemporary Music Festival

North American Premiere – Como la leyenda de la Gran Muralla China for two saxophone

Anubis Quartet at the Festival Internacional Chihuahua, Mexico
Performance Date: Thursday, September 9, 2010 – 8:00pm

WORLD PREMIERE – Como la leyenda de la Gran Muralla China for two saxophones

Members of the Anubis Quartet commissioned this piece for and premiered it at the 45th Darmstadt Summer Courses 2010, July 2010

WORLD PREMIERE – After Pejuahó for large chamber ensemble

Ensemble Recherche presents a Long Evening of New Music
Performance Date: January, 2010
Location: Freiburg, Germany


 2009 Selected Events

WORLD PREMIERE – Como la leyenda de Ixquiq for two flutes

ICE at MoCP II : Wired/Lowfirm – Claire Chase and Eric Lamb, flutes
Performance Date: December 11, 2009 – 7:30pm
Performance Venue: The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago

Rojo sobre blanco for chamber ensemble and oboe quasi soloist

Donaueschinger Musiktage “Next Generation” Workshop
Date: October 2009
Location: Donaueschinge, Germany

WORLD PREMIERE – Rojo sobre blanco for chamber ensemble and oboe quasi soloist

Written for and performed by the Ostravská Banda at Ostrava Days 2009 (Closing Concert)
Performance Date: Saturday, August 29, 2009 – 7:30pm
Venue: Philharmonic Hall, Ostrava, Czech Republic


2008 Selected Events

WORLD PREMIERE – Como la layenda de Ixquiq for two flutes

ICE presents ICETank – Claire Chase and Eric Lamb, flutes
Performance Date: November 26, 2008 – 7:30pm
Venue: The Tank, New York, NY

String Trio for violin, viola and cello

The Chicago Composer’s Forum presents MAVerick Ensemble
Performance Date: November 8, 2008 – 7:00pm
Venue: Three Walls Gallery, Chicago

String Trio for violin, viola and cello

The Seattle Latin American Music Festival 2008
Date: Thursday, October 9, 2008 – 8:00pm
Location: Chapel Performance Space, Seattle, WA

Kaval Imaginario for solo clarinet

6th Annual Festival for Contemporary Music, San Francisco
Performance Date: Saturday, August 16, 2008 – 8:00pm
Venue: San Francisco Community Music Center, CA

Kaval Imaginario for solo clarinet

New Music Miami ISCM Festival 2008 – Paul Green, clarinet
Performance Date: Saturday, April 12, 2008 – 8:00pm
Venue: Von Hartz Gallery, Miami, FL


 2007 Selected Events

WORLD PREMIERE – Echoes of the Steppenwolf for small chamber ensemble

The Latino Music Festival of Chicago presents ICE
Performance Date: Sunday, December 16, 2007 – 3:00pm
Venue: Columbia College Chicago Concert Hall -1014 South Michigan Ave.

WORLD PREMIERE – En gris for mandolin, guitar and two harps

ICEFest 2007 – ICE
Performance Date: September 25, 2007 – 7:00pm
Venue: St. Paul’s UCC Chapel, Chicago

European Premiere – Kaval Imaginario for solo clarinet

Fifth Biennial Conference on Music since 1900
July 5-8 2007, University of York, United Kingdom


 2006 – 2000 Selected Events

2006 – SCI National Conference at Arizona University
2006 – V Seminario de Composición de la Universidad de Costa Rica
2005 – III Festival de Música Clássica Contemporánea, Lima, Peru
2005 – Foro de Compositores del Caribe, Costa Rica
2001 – Season 2001, VIII Concert, National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica
2000 – Special Concert of Costa Rican Music