Fred Lonberg-Holm / Live Fieldwork with Ken Ueno and “Bob and Maxine’s Virtual Free Improvisation Orchestra”
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)
Human improviser meets machine improviser. After encountering this strange double of human musical interaction in live performance, the human improviser is invited to discuss their experience of engaging with a musician made from computing machinery. How did the machine compare to a human player? In what ways did it satisfy human expectations? In what ways did it fail? In what ways did it succeed? And in what ways does its playing resemble, for better or worse, how human improvisers get along with one another? Opening set by the great Chicago cellist, Fred Lonberg-Holm.