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Fareed Haque’s Mathgames!; Volcano Radar at the Mayne Stage

19_Fareed-Haque-Math-GamesTwo of the more advanced bands in the Chicago scene playing music that breeches all musical borders and genres, both bands led by musicians with Latino roots.

MathGames! and Volcano Radar will play their own sets and will perform an improvised third set together; Gustavo Leone’s Chromalea will bridge the two bands.

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Volcano Radar and Axiom Brass present “Diasporas”

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Diasporas is a work-in-progress conceptual piece by Elbio Barilari and his music workshop, reflecting human history as a permanent trip. The first installment was presented in 2013 at the Chicago Public Library.The migrant experience throughout history was described through literary examples form different traditions, Indian, Jewish, Latin-American and Filipino put to music by Barilari.

Pianist/composer Andy Cohn, who also participated in the creative process will be again in charge of the keyboard. Guitarist Julia Miller, drummer Tim Davis, saxophonist Jim Gailloreto, bassist Rollo Radford will perform along Axiom Brass.

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Volcano Radar at Instituto Cervantes

Saturday Oct. 11 –  Volcano Radar set with live painting by Lewis Achenbach, then a jam session.


Nov. 18 VR + Axiom Brass present “Diasporas” at the Harold Washington Library

Dec. 4 VR & Fareed Haque’s Mathgames! at the Mayne StageVRfall flyer


Images from the Volcano Radar jam session at UIMA

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The whole jam session:  painting by Lewis Achenbach