ONEderful: Ishmael Ali, Toni, Sarah Clausen


Chicago, IL

Show: 8:30PM

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ONEderful is an on again, off again series at Constellation that seeks to present artists and groups in non-traditional ways for the performers. Each night will feature musicians playing short sets with minimal set-ups, allowing for organic & intimate performances to come forth. Artists are encouraged to play original compositions and songs or ideas that are still being developed. As a result, the performers, the audience, and the space become a part of the artists’ creative processes.

Ishmael Ali is a first generation Filipino-Arab-American cellist, guitarist, improviser, composer, and electronic artist currently residing in Chicago. His work centers on exploring sound through improvisation, experimentation, collaboration, as well as a wide array of idiomatic approaches in an ever-changing, always-growing list of projects with diverse focuses and influences.Though varying drastically from group to group, a common thread in his work is the juxtaposition of seemingly disparate elements to create something new: both foreign and familiar. This rare solo performance will feature a new work for cello, pure data, and small percussion instruments.

Toni is a music project by Syd Haliburton that threads together layers of memory with patience and simplicity. Listen here:

Utilizing space, unique melodic content, and diverse textures, Sarah Clausen has developed an approach to the saxophone, improvisation, and composition that is forward moving, and inspired by many musical traditions.

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3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL, 60618

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