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Thursday, October 24, 2019
7:30 PM


Logan Center, Performance Penthouse 901




Arts and Science Intiative


HEAR in NOW is a collaborative trio performing primarily original jazz-tinged avant-classical compositions. First brought together in the winter of 2009 by an Italian concert promoter for the WomaJazz festival in Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy, the trio, feeling a great sense of musical chemistry, have since kept the momentum going. Residing in three separate locales, the women of Hear in Now bring together elements from their individual regions for a unique sound experience by exploring free improvisation along with through-composed pieces.

HEAR in NOW is comprised of Mazz Swift (NYC) on violin/vocals, Silvia Bolognesi (SI, ITALY) on doublebass, and Tomeka Reid (CHI) on cello. As individuals all three are active performers in the international music scene, having performed and/or recorded with William Parker, Anthony Braxton, George Lewis, Nicole Mitchell, Butch Morris, Vernon Reid, Burnt Sugar, and Members of the Black Rock Coalition, Enrico Rava, Keiko Bondjeson, and the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. HiN second studio recording is coming very soon.

This event is part of the UChicago Experimental Music Series, presented by the Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition, the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, the Arts, Science + Culture Initiative, and UChicago Arts.