a·pe·ri·od·ic 

a.pe.ri.od.ic is a Chicago-based performance collective featuring post-Cagean notated, acoustic, experimental music. Founded in 2010*, a.pe.ri.od.ic's repertoire explores the indeterminacy of various musical elements including instrumentation, structure, pitch, and/or duration. Drawn to works of sparseness, contemplation, and quietude, this "daring group" (Chicago Reader) focuses on scores primarily notated with prose. Led by Nomi Epstein, the ensemble has commissioned, premiered, and recorded works by composers such as Michael Pisaro, Eva-Maria Houben, Jurg Frey, James Saunders, and Pauline Oliveros. a.pe.ri.od.ic released its debut album, more or less, featuring the music of Jurg Frey in 2014 under New Focus Recordings.

*Founded by Nomi Epstein and Lee Weisert in 2010.

a.pe.ri.od.ic (13) : August 30, Constellation Chicago


a.pe.ri.od.ic (12) : June 21, Museum of Contemporary Art


a.pe.ri.od.ic (11) : May 31, Constellation Chicago

world premieres by Sarah Hughes, Ryoko Akama, Tisha Mukarji, and Nomi Epstein


a.pe.ri.od.ic’s debut CD ‘more or less’ listed in

  1. Favorite Chicago Classical Albums of 2014, Chicago Reader

  2. Best New Music Albums 2014, Bigcityblog.com

  3. Classical Albums of 2014, Rhapsody.com


The Chicago Wandelweiser Festival

Sept 20- 22nd, 2014.