ONCE MORE, WITH FEELING!: Wadada Leo Smith
Sunday, March 4th, 2018
3111 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60618, Chicago, IL 60618
'Once More, With Felling!' is a series that offers listeners a chance to hear an unfamiliar piece of music twice in one night, with the composer on hand to unpack the piece. The sheer creativity of Wadada Leo Smith, both as composer and performer, is simply mind-blowing, and Spektral Quartet is eager to plunge into his chamber music repertoire with the powerful String Quartet No. 9. Each movement is inspired by a strong woman that continues to inspire him–Ma Rainey, Marian Anderson, Rosa Parks, and Angela Davis–and the quartet can’t wait to learn more about how he transformed these sonic portraits into notes on the page. Given Wadada’s exceptional career as an improviser, Spektral is looking forward to asking him about his experiences with the relationship between notated and improvised music.