live video documentation of renée baker’s piece – MUSTANG. performed by yves dharamraj!
renée baker’s chicago modern orchestra project is revamping the traditional concert going experience by programming an eclectic genre mix, crossing grooves and roads where least expected. they look to build bridges between audience members of different backgrounds. part of their organizational mission is to adjust and transcend global viewpoints through ethnic human experimentation. to this end they seek out unusual and completely innovative scores from every genre of music – focusing on living composers.
nappy hair’s best friend, their first album for pan y rosas, is a document of a performance in lakeside, michigan in september of 2012. the album captures the performances of two pieces of conduction/comprovisations by renée baker.
get the album here!
pan y rosas is stoked to be teaming up with articular facet for its fifth round of shows. this time the series will unfold over three sundays in october at empty bottle chicago. in celebration of their just released or soon to be released albums, the second and third shows will feature pan y rosas artists: reid karris, avreeayl ra, jim baker, sarah ritch, and renee’ baker.
the shows will start at 3pm, cost $5 and feature two 45 minute sets.
oct. 27 3pm
jim Baker/sarah ritch – improvisation involving cello/guitar/laptop & synthesizer.
renee baker’s chicago modern orchestra project AWAKENING – renegade ensemble from the ranks of chicago modern orchestra project composer/director/violinist renee’ baker’s tour de force of comprovisations and experimental creations. continuing the radical tradition of the aacm by celebrating open-ness,transparency and engaging all senses.
about articular facet:
articular facet is a series of electro-acoustic compositions and structured improvisations. curated by julia miller, the series reﬂects the use of ancient, adapted, or hacked technology, invented instruments and performative objects, and the incorporation of the visual and physical into the sonic. articular facet seeks to expand on a strong foundation in the collaborative principals of the chicago scratch orchestra.