Past Seasons

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: 10th Year Retrospective

Friday, October 18, 8pm
Elastic Arts


a•pe•ri•od•ic (34): Make Music Chicago

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Buchanan Chapel, Fourth Presbyterian Church
Chicago, IL

World Premiere by Eliza Brown


a•pe•ri•od•ic (33): Emmanuelle Waeckerlé

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Frequency Series, Constellation
Chicago, IL

a•pe•ri•od•ic joins London-based artist and scholar Emmanuelle Waeckerlé on her Chicago CD release of Ode (owed) to O on Edition Wandelweiser.


a•pe•ri•od•ic (32): Staebler/Shim

Sunday, April 15, 2018
Frequency Series, Constellation
Chicago, IL

Guest composers/performers Gerhard Staebler and Kunsu Shim join a•pe•ri•od•ic to perform a concert of their works.


a•pe•ri•od•ic (31): Jennie Gottschalk

Friday, March 2, 2018
Elastic Arts Foundation
Chicago, IL

Author of 'Experimental Music Since 1970' (Bloomsbury 2017), Jennie Gottschalk co-curates a concert of works for a•pe•ri•od•ic inspired by her book.

Works by Carolyn Chen, Catherine Lamb, Antoine Beuger, Taku Sugimoto, Ryoko Akama, Alvin Lucier, and Matthew Shlomowitz.

This concert is partially sponsored by High Concept Labs.


a•pe•ri•od•ic (30): Christian Wolff

Friday, January 19, 2018,
Elastic Arts Foundation
Chicago, IL

Christian Wolff joins a•pe•ri•od•ic to perform a program of Wolff's solo and ensemble works. Wolff will perform selections from his 'Keyboard Miscellany.'


a•pe•ri•od•ic (29): a•pe•ri•od•ic at University of Iowa

Friday, October 22, 2017,
Voxman Arts Building, University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

Tim Parkinson: Time With People


a•pe•ri•od•ic (28): a•pe•ri•od•ic at Beloit College

Friday, September 22, 2018,
Wilson Theatre, Beloit College
Beloit, WI

Tim Parkinson: Time With People

a•pe•ri•od•ic (27): Make Music Chicago

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Preston Bradely Hall, Chicago Cultural Center
Chicago, IL

Performing the music of Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016)


a•pe•ri•od•ic (26): Flak Series

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Intuit: Center for Outsider Art
Chicago, IL

Split bill with Ayako Kato


a•pe•ri•od•ic (25): HCL at Comfort Station

Friday, May 19, 2017
Comfort Station
Chicago, IL

Split bill


a•pe•ri•od•ic (24): Art Club of Chicago

Saturday, April 29, 2017 
Arts Club of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Tim Parkinson: Time With People, set designed by Parsons & Charlesworth


a•pe•ri•od•ic (23): First Saturdays MANA

Saturday, April 1 , 2017
High Concept Labs
Chicago, IL

Open rehearsal/score discussion


a•pe•ri•od•ic (22): a•pe•ri•od•ic at Oberlin

Friday, March 3, 2017 
Oberlin Modern Music Guild
Oberlin, OH

Tim Parkinson: Time With People


a•pe•ri•od•ic (21): Time With People

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Frequency Series, Constellation Chicago
Chicago, IL

Tim Parkinson: Time With People

a•pe•ri•od•ic (20): The Music of Jürg Frey

Friday, December 4, 2016
Frequency Series, Constellation Chicago
Chicago, IL

a•pe•ri•od•ic and Dante Boon performing with special guests, Seth Parker Woods and Shanna Gutierrez.

Co-sponsored by the Swiss Benevelont Society of Chicago


a•pe•ri•od•ic (19): High Concept Labs Open House

Saturday, November 5, 2016
Mana Contemporary Art Center
Chicago, IL

Performing Tim Parkinson: Opus #2 and 7 from Time With People along with performances by other past/present sponsored artists


a•pe•ri•od•ic (18): Ear Taxi Festival

Sunday, October 9, 2016
Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater
Chicago, IL

Part of a 5-day city wide new music festival, a•pe•ri•od•ic presents Michael Pisaro's festhalten/loslassen, written for and premiered by a•pe•ri•od•ic in 2013.

Ear Taxi Festival spearheaded by Augusta Read Thomas


a•pe•ri•od•ic (17): Four (x4) Systems: Feldman within Brown

Tuesday, June 26, 2016
Frequency Series, Constellation Chicago
Chicago, IL

a•pe•ri•od•ic presents a program investigating a unique relationship between works by Morton Feldman and Earle Brown. Both composers continue to inspire the aesthetic and notational approaches we find so stimulating. Varying interpretations of Brown's Four Systems will be heard in between works by Feldman, including The O'Hara Songs, Last Pieces for Piano, and Bass Clarinet and Percussion.

preconcert lecture by Ryan Dohoney

This concert is produced with support from the Earle Brown Music Foundation


a•pe•ri•od•ic (16): Make Music Chicago

Thursday, June 21, 2016
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Maggie Daley Park, Cancer Survivors Garden
Chicago, IL

a•pe•ri•od•ic plays the beautiful layered swells of James Tenney's Swell Piece and a world premiere of Kenn Kumpf's Triadic Expansions (1), a day of music held each year on the summer solstice.


a•pe•ri•od•ic (15): Deborah Walker with

Friday, March 13, 2016,
Elastic Arts Foundation
Chicago, IL

Scottish-Italian, Paris-based cellist Deborah Walker of Dedalus Ensemble presents works for cello featuring different forms of experimentation involving body actions, field-recording, voice, and microtality. a•pe•ri•od•ic joins Walker to perform Laurence Crane's Come back to the old specimen cabinet John Vigani part 3 for cello and ensemble.

Works by:
Catherine Lamb,  the American, Berlin-based composer

Guseppe Chiara, the Italian Fluxus composer

Pascale Criton/Deborah Walker

Laurence Crane

a•pe•ri•od•ic (14): Frequency Fest, a split bill with Mocrep

Thursday, Feburary 25, 2016
Constellation Chicago,
Chicago, IL

As part of a 6-day festival (Feb 23-28) devoted to new/experimental music in Chicago, a•pe•ri•od•ic presents a program of works quiet and absurd featuring Laura Steenberge's Elevator Music, James Klopfleisch's Read Two Parts, Scott Cazan's Limit Ordinal, Matt Sargent's Tide, and Julia Holter's Song of Slow Songs

Concluding the program, we'll present Opus 2 fromTim Parkinson's opera Time With People, a work we will perform in full next season.


a•pe•ri•od•ic (13): Shim and Stäbler (in residence)

Saturday, August 20, 2015
Constellation Chicago
Chicago, IL

a•pe•ri•od•ic together with Shim and Stäbler perform a concert featuring the works of these two Germany-based composers.

This concert is partially supported by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany and the Goethe Institute

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a•pe•ri•od•ic (12): M3m3

Sunday, June 21, 2015
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Chicago, IL

World premiere of Kenn Kumpf's M3m3 as part of Make Music Chicago


a•pe•ri•od•ic (11): controlled indeterminacy in text scores

Sunday, May 31, 2015
Frequency Series, Constellation Chicago
Chicago, IL commissioned world premieres from four composer’s: Sarah Hughes, Ryoko Akama, Tisha Mukarji, and Nomi Epstein


Co-produced by a•pe•ri•od•ic and Frequency Series

Saturday - Monday, September 20th -22nd, 2014

**Festival Pass $15**

This September, a•pe•ri•od•ic and the Frequency Series co-produce the Chicago Wandelweiser Festival; the first serious showcase of the influential composer group in the city. On Saturday, September 20th at Constellation, a•pe•ri•od•ic celebrates a new recording of music by the Swiss Wandelweiser composer Jürg Frey, who will attend the concert.

On Sunday, Sept 21st two events will include a 6:30 PM Wandelweiser group panel discussion moderated by Seth Brodsky with composers Jürg Frey and Eva-Maria Houben, pianist R. Andrew Lee, and a•pe•ri•od•ic's Nomi Epstein at Constellation.

Following the panel, at 8:30pm, the brilliant Denver pianist R. Andrew Lee will make his Chicago debut with a program including works by Jürg Frey, Eva-Maria Houben, Michael Pisaro, and Craig Shepard. On Monday evening the festivities move to Rockefeller Chapel for a free organ recital by Eva-Maria Houben,

Co-presented with the Renaissance Society and the Goethe Institute of Chicago.

Supported by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, the Renaissance Society, and the Goethe Institute of Chicago.


a•pe•ri•od•ic (10): Experimental Music Yearbook

Thursday, June 26, 2014
Frequency Series, Constellation Chicago
Chicago, IL

a•pe•ri•od•ic joins the Experimental Music Yearbook in a concert of works written for the journal. Music by Olivia Block, James Saunders, Nomi Epstein, Jessie Marino, Manfred Werder, and Albert Ortega.


a•pe•ri•od•ic (9): Make Music Chicago

Saturday, June 21, 2014
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Humbolt Park Boathouse
Chicago, IL

a•pe•ri•od•ic performed James Tenney's Swell Piece #1. Performance done in tandem with the Make Music Chicago festival.


a•pe•ri•od•ic (8): With special guest: Michael Pisaro

Monday, October 21, 2013
Frequency Series, Constellation Chicago
Chicago, IL

a•pe•ri•od•ic performs works by Michael Pisaro, Sarah Hughes and James Saunders followed by a solo set by Michael Pisaro.

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experimental minifest NY:Chicago

Sunday, June 9, 2013
Frequency Series, Constellation Chicago
Chicago, IL

Performances by: a•pe•ri•od•ic // NbN Trio // Alex Temple // ThingNY // Alejandro T. Acierto


a•pe•ri•od•ic (7)

Sunday, April 21, 2013
Elastic Arts Foundation
Chicago, IL

Works by Pauline Oliveros, Jürg Frey, James Saunders, A T Hunter, Kenn Kumpf, and Samuel Vriezen.


a•pe•ri•od•ic (6): Make Music Chicago

Saturday, June 21, 2012
Oak Street Beach, 1000 N Lake Shore Drive,
Chicago, IL

a•pe•ri•od•ic performs “Swell Piece” by James Tenney as part of Make Music Chicago 2012. Come hear the waves of lake Michigan alongside the dynamic swells of live instruments.


a•pe•ri•od•ic (5)

Sunday, January 22, 2012
Elastic Arts Foundation
Chicago, IL

Works by Eva-Maria Houben, Jürg Frey, James Saunders, Alison Knowles, Dean Rosenthal, and G. Douglass Barrett.


a•pe•ri•od•ic (4)

Sunday, July 10, 2011
Elastic Arts Foundation
Chicago, IL

Works by Eva-Maria Houben, Radu Malfatti, Manfred Werder, Dominic Lash, Takehisa Kosugi, and Nomi Epstein.


a•pe•ri•od•ic (3)

Sunday, May 22, 2011
Elastic Arts Foundation
Chicago, IL

Works by Jürg Frey, Chiyoko Szlavnics, Cristyn Magnus, Matt Sargent, Kunsu Shim, Joseph Kudirka

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a•pe•ri•od•ic: Japan Benefit

Saturday, April 16, 2011
Concert timeis 3:00pm - 11:00pm; a•pe•ri•od•ic performs at 4:45pm
Old Town School of Folk Music
Chicago, IL

Works by Takehisa Kosugi, Kunsu Shim, and Mieko Shiomi


a•pe•ri•od•ic (2)

Sunday, February 20, 2011
Elastic Arts Foundation
Chicago, IL

Works by Eva-Maria Houben, Alvin Lucier, James Tenney, Kunsu Shim, Liam Mooney


a•pe•ri•od•ic (1)

Sunday, November 21, 2010
Elastic Arts Foundation
Chicago, IL

Works by Antoine Beuger, John Lely, Laura Steenberge, Kunsu Shim, John Cage