Upcoming Performances

photo by Ryan Bourque

October 12
Caleb Willitz Band / A Light Sleeper / Nora Barton
Homan Gardens
7:30 doors, 8:00 show

October 15
Mucca Pazza residency Night #2
The Hideout
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October 19
performing with Billy Martin (aka illy B)
Improv Orchestra!
Red Room -1711 N Honore St Apt 1 F
(message me for more details)

October 22
Mucca Pazza residency Night #3
The Hideout
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Oct 27
Mucca Pazza plays the 
16th Annual Logan Sq Halloween Parade
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October 29
Mucca Pazza residency Night #4
The Hideout
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Past Performances:


w/ Abbey Bowed and Nick Broste @ Decade Music

Sept 26 –
Abbey Road 50th anniversary concert
The Chapel (San Francisco)


Mucca NYE
August 24 –
Mucca Pazza @ SummerDance festival
Millenium Park, Chicago


Sunday, August 11

Origin of Animal
at Thirsty Ears Festival 2019
(Chicago’s only classical music street festival!)
featuring: Saint-Saens, Stravinsky, Amos Gillespie,
Kevin Gilbert, and Vivaldi
All Saints Church

Friday, August 9
New Compositions from Kieran Daly & Nomi Epstein
Elastic Arts

Thursday, August 8
Hungry Brain
w/ Les Vikq and A Light Sleeper

Thursday, August 1
“Meet them with Music”
-A concert to support immigrant and refugee rights-
Bach, Villa Lobos, and more cello quartets! 

Conrad Sulzer Regional Library
4455 N. Lincoln Ave

Sunday, July 28

Mucca plays before Weird Al Yankovic
6:30 on the Lawn

Monday, July 1 
Myopic Books
improv collaboration with guitarist Chris Riggs

Friday, June 21
Cello Quartets
Make Music Chicago 2019
William Harris Lee studio
410 S. Michigan ave #560

Friday, June 21
Snail Band
(slowed down klezmer inspired chamber music)
Forest Playschool 5801 Pulaski Rd

Tuesday, June 18
Barton / Himelstein / Howard
a collaboration show of improvised piano, cello, supercollider and voice
Elastic Arts
9:00 – $10

Sunday, May 19
New Music at The Green Mill

I will be performing a short solo set as part of the
new music series at The Green Mill


May 8
Miles Davis’ “Birth of the Cool” performed LIVE!
Fulton Street Collective
Hosted by Origin of Animal
Doors at 8:00, show at 9:00
$10 suggested donation

Friday, May 3
Mucca Pazza celebrates
International Tuba Day

April 26
Bell Box Performance Showcase
OGGI gallery, Pilsen
I will be performing a short solo set and sharing the night with a variety of acts from poetry, to comedy and original music!
Doors at 6:30, free / donations accepted

April 12-14
Manual Cinema – “Mementos Mori”
@ The Broad Stage
Santa Monica, CA

March 21
A·pe·ri·od·ic (39)

Fulton Street Collective

March 6
NbN Trio album release
“Solos after Trios”
Elastic Arts

February 23
Hideout Makeout Party
The Hideout

February 20
Frequency Fest w/ a.pe.ri.od.ic ensemble

The music of Catherine Lamb

February 15
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood cover band
The Hideout

February 8 & 9
“Ada / Ava” w/ Manual Cinema
Duke University

January 16 – 27
“End of TV” w/ Manual Cinema
Arts Emerson – Boston, MA




Dec 31
Mucca Pazza New Year’s Eve
w/ Absolutely Not + Fuzzbox DJs
Lincoln Hall

Nov 24
solo set at Chill Fest
Little Broken Things – 2137 N Western

Nov 11
ExtraOcular and A Light Sleeper
Oggi Gallery, 5:00

Nov 4
Collaborative set with Billie Howard and Chad Langford
Haufbrau – Bozeman, MT

Nov 2
Creative Expression through Music
Bozeman, MT

Oct 28
Logan Square Halloween Parade
w/ Mucca Pazza

October 20
“End of TV” w/ Manual Cinema
Green Music Center – Sonoma, CA

October 11
“End of TV” w/ Manual Cinema
Open Spaces – Kansas City, MO

September 29
Mucca Pazza / Open Spaces: A Kansas City Arts Experience
4pm / 
Kansas City, MO

September 23
“Beyond the Gate” featuring Grouper / Mute Duo Ensemble / Hilary Woods
7pm / Bohemian National Cemetery

September 21
Classical Revolution Chicago presents:
Douglas Cello Quartet
7:00 / The Store

September 9
Abbey Bowed string quartet

5:00 / Front Porch concert series
Irving Park, Chicago

September 7
Mucca Pazza
7:00 / Krannert Center (Champaign, IL)
50th Anniversary Celebration

September 1
Mucca Pazza
8:00 / Space (Evanston)

August 21
w/ Daniel Wyche Quartet Efrim Manuel Menuck (of Godspeed You! Black Emperor) /  / TALsounds
9:00 / Empty Bottle


Daniel Wyche, Nora Barton, Katie Young, Michael Nicosia


August 17
Sonny Falls record release party
9:00 / Empty Bottle

July 29
Scripts – Record Release Show:
Akosuen & Cinchel, Holy Family
7:00 / Elastic Arts


Jason Shanley (Cinchel),William McEvilly (Holy Family), Edward Hamel (ONLY), Nora, Billie Howard (Akosuen), David Paha (Fiction Wisdom)

July 22
Classical Revolution presents:
Triple Reed Trio, 5:00 @ The Store

July 15
60th annual Dearborn Garden Walk

July 11
Park Forest, IL

July 10
NbN Trio + guests (Brock, Morris, Maunu)
Elastic Arts, 8:00

June 9
Mucca Pazza plays Andersonville Midsommarfest

May 29, 8:00pm
“A Tribute to LOW”

Uncommon Ground, 3800 N Clark

May 23, 7:30pm
Classical Revolution Chicago presents “Ravenswood Winds play Radiohead”
Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N Oakley

May 21, 7:30pm
“Igel” Piano Trio plays Mendelssohn and Mozart  /  St Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, Chicago IL

May 12 & 14
Praise + Punk:  Chicago Sinfonietta vs Mucca Pazza
May 12 in Naperville, May 14 downtown Chicago

May 9, 7:30
“She Must Die” / Links Hall

April 15    8:30pm  /  Constellation
a.pe.ri.od.ic ensemble presents Gerhard Staebler and Kunsu Shim Residency

April 7    8:00pm  /  First Works in Providence, RI
“LULA DEL RAY” with Manual Cinema

April 5    8:30pm  /  Savannah Music Festival
“LULA DEL RAY” with Manual Cinema

March 21  7:30pm / Classical Revolution Chicago presents “Happy 333rd Bday to Bach!” / Gallery Cabaret
Bach’s 333rd bday bash chamber jam

March 17    3:00pm  /  Sound Program: “Cathy Hsiao: Movement 1, Bloom” + short improvised cello+effects set
Goldfinch, 319 N Albany
Sound Program link

March 10    10:00am  /  William Harris Lee studio (410 S. Michigan ave)
The Lucky Trikes (improvised story time for kids!)

Feb 25    2:00pm  /  Preston Bradley Hall
Julius Eastman Portrait concert curated by Seth Parker Woods (Frequency Fest)

Feb 25  9:00pm / Bourbon on Division
Abbey Bowed string quartet presents “Abbey Road”

Feb 21  7:30pm / Hopleaf
Pivot Arts: Live Talk with Glass Trio

Feb 18  9:00pm / Century Mallet
w/ Akosuen

Feb 16    7:00pm  /  The Store
Classical Revolution Chicago presents: Strings of Love!

Feb 10    8:30pm  /  The Hideout
The 12th Annual Makeout Party
“And Evening of Aural Intercourse”

Feb 5    8:00pm  /  Cafe Mustache
Glass Trio (vocal trio + strings) opens for Blue Ribbon Glee Club

Jan 19    8:30pm / Elastic Arts
a.pe.ri.od.ic presents CHRISTIAN WOLFF




Nov 14 – Jan 14:  FIREBRAND THEATRE presents LIZZIE BORDEN the musical

Dec 17  – 7:30pm – St Alphonsus – “From London to Chicago” – Christmas with the Community Renewal chorus and the choirs of St Alphonsus

Dec 23  8:00pm – The Hideout – Christmas with The Bangers

Oct 29 – Mucca Pazza – Logan Square Halloween Parade
Mucca Halloween


Oct 26 – NbN Trio closes out the NPL’s Sonic Explorations series
7:00, Northbrook Public Library


NbN Trio, photo by Ryan Bourque

Oct 22 – aperiodic ensemble performs “Time with People” aka The Trash Opera!
3:00, University of Iowa, details here

Oct 1 – COURTCHELLA (outdoor fall courtyard festival)
3-11pm at The Ridgedale Courtyard
5931 N Paulina ave

Sept 29 – ExtraOcular / Les Viqs / Protovulcan at TOWNSHIP

Aug 1: Ambient Cello & Hatha Yoga @ Oliva Gallery, 7pm, $15

Aug 2: ExtraOcular / Black Friars Social Club @ GMan Tavern

Aug 5: Closed Casket, Day 2: The Complete Baudelaire in a Box (performing w/ Bobby Conn & Monica Boubou)

July 6:  solo set (cello+effects pedals) at Comfort Station Logan Square

comfort station eclipse
Comfort Music


March 6-21: Tour de France with ExtraOcular (Matthew Shelton)

Feb 26: a.pe.ri.od.ic performs opera “Time with People” culmination of our work during HCL artist residence

Feb 23: FLAK at Intuit presents NbN Trio@ The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art


vesna jovanovic, photo


February 10: Solo set @ Hungry Brain

January 21: Mucca Pazza kicks off Fermilab’s 50th anniversary!


Oct 21 &22:  Poi Dog Pondering presents “Illumination” @ The Vic Theatre.


Oct 9:  a.pe.ri.od.ic ensemble @ Ear Taxi Festival – Chicago Cultural Center


charcoal sketch by Lewis Achenbach











July 23:  w/ Razorhouse @ Gman Tavern








July 17:  Dearborn Garden Walk, 2-4pm


photo by Bindu Kodwaney:  www.iClicU.com









July 16:  w/ Akosuen at Comfort Station, 7pm








June 12:  Classical Revolution Chicago Chamber Jam at Jerry’s, 7pm









June 10:  a.pe.ri.od.ic residency at MCA, 10am-2pm, featuring a piece for solo cello and auxiliary percussion ensemble by Laurence Crane

June 9:  “drF” premiere performance of Mark Hardy’s oratorio @ High Concept Labs


photo by Liz Kovalchuk







June 5:  w/ Bobby Conn & Monica BouBou – Prince Tribute Concert to benefit Girls Rock! Chicago @ Empty Bottle, 9pm







May 23:  Classical Revolution Chicago @ Constellation – Open Source String Quartet plays Debussy + Beethoven






May 22:  NbN Trio + Coppice at HCL
NbN at HCL






May 2:  guest appearing w/ Chicago band “ExtraOcular” –  live scoring Larry Carlson’s “Weird Worlds Scrolls” Hungry Brain, 9pm

April 30:  Chicago Arts Orchestra premiering a new work by American composer Daniel Forrest w/ Indianapolis Children’s Choir

April 17:  Emanation @ CIMMFEST, 3:30 Chop Shop / 1st Ward with Matthew SheltonIMG_0367








April 7:  NbN Trio @ Poetry Foundation, 7pm






April 1-3 & 8-10:  “Time Steps” with Chicago Tap Theatre

Feb 25:  a.pe.ri.od.ic ensemble @ Constellation Frequency Fest w/ Mocrep, 8:30







Feb 13:  10th Annual Hideout Makeout Party



Dec 31:  Mucca Pazza NYE @ Chicago Athletic Association

Nov 15:  NbN Trio at Constellation with Iktus Combo
NbN Constellation 11:15








Oct 28:  Classical Revolution Chicago @Constellation, 3111 N Western Ave, 6pm.  Schoenberg “Pierrot Lunaire”, “Verklarte Nacht” and more!

Oct 16, 17, 18:  Poi Dog Pondering 20th anniversary of “Pomegranate” @ Vic Theater
Poi Vic
photo by matt carmichael

Sept 20:  Akosuen @ Elastic Arts, 8pm







August 30:  a.pe.ri.od.ic ensemble @ Constellation, 8:30pm

August 15:  Mucca Pazza Sit-Down Set at 1st Ward / Chop Shop, 9pm

July 24:  Chicago Arts Orchestra, Santa Fe, NM

July 19:  Dearborn Ave Garden Walk

July 18:  City of Big Dreams

July 2:  Wrekmeister Harmonies, Bohemian National Cemetery, 7pm

6/21  a.pe.ri.od.ic ensemble @MCA 4pm

6/9  Opera On Tap, Heartland Cafe – performing Piazzolla’s “Grand Tango”

5/22 Chicago Composers Orchestra
St. James Cathedral, 8pm

4/25  NbN Trio at Elastic Arts, 8pm







4/20  Mucca Pazza Sit-Down set at Revolution Brewery, 8:30pm

4/16  CIMM Fest presents: Emanation Percussion, Chop Shop, 7pm





3/15 Ephelon Trio presents J. Dilla’s album “Donuts”, The Shrine, 10pm

3/14  Chicago Arts Orchestra  “Rediscovered Treasures” St. Alphonsus Church, 8pm

2/27  Chicago Arts Orchestra “Music of 18th Century Spain & Mexico”
San Miguel Chapel – Santa Fe, NM

1/21-24 East Coast Tour with Mucca Pazza:  Philadelphia, DC, Brooklyn


12/31  Mucca Pazza NYE @ Double Door

12/6 Wrekmeister Harmonies, Bohemian National Cemetery crematorium, 8pmwrekmeister group





11/20  Mucca Pazza, Space in Evanston
mucca amanda







11/6  Chicago Composers Orchestra, Constellation, 8pm
CCO constellation






10/31  HP Lovecraft’s “The Hound” set to strings, 8pm








10/18 Architecture Foundation Open House w/ ACM, DIRTT building noon-3pm

10/7  Girl Group Chicago 60s Variety show @ The Hideout

9/20 Chicago Wandelweiser Festival featuring aperiodic ensemble at Constellation

9/14 Classical Revolution jam session @ Jerry’s in Wicker Park, 7pm

8/10 Classical Revolution jam session @ Jerry’s in Wicker Park, 7pm

8/9 – Quartet Datura @ Great Taste of the Midwest, Madison, WI

7/20 – Dearborn Avenue Garden Walk

7/19 – Quartet Datura w/ The Simple Good @ The Chop Shop
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7/15 – Peninsula Hotel dining room w/ Andrew Pratt

7/13 – Classical Revolution jam session @ Jerry’s in Wicker Park, 7pm

6/26 – a.pe.ri.od.ic ensemble at Constellation

6/25 – Girls Rock! workshop with Julie Pomerleau

6/13 – with Wrekmeister Harmonies – Bohemian National Cemetery

6/8 – with Chuck Prophet – 8pm, City Winery, Chicago

5/17 – Chicago Arts Orchestra – 8pm, St. Alphonsus Church, Chicago

5/9 – The Moon on the Lagoon with Opera-Matic – Humboldt Park lagoon, Chicago

5/1 – with Wrekmeister Harmonies and CIMM Fest – Double Door

4/27 – “Songs from an Unmade Bed” – 3pm, 7:30pm, Apollo Theater, Chicago

3/25 – w/Monica Boubou’s French Pop Orchestra – The Hideout, Chicago

2/13 – NbN Trio featuring Amanda Gutierrez  – Elastic Arts, Chicago

2/11 – w/ Susan Voelz – Schuba’s, Chicago

2/9 – w/Highland Park Strings – Ravinia, Chicago

2/1 – w/ Quartet Datura at Brechtfest – Dankhaus, Chicago

1/15 – w/ Matthew Shelton – Uncommon Ground on Devon, Chicago


12/28 – Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Allstate Arena, Chicago, IL

11/14 – “Songs for Sound” Benefit for cochlear implant awareness with The Music City Hit-makers – Event Information

10/19 – Deltron 3030 Orchestra – House of Blues
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10/18 – Datura Quartet joins Ephelon Trio to play “Donuts” by J.Dilla – The Shrine – opening for Questlove DJ set
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10/13 – Sugar Fly with Me w/ Susan Voelz – City Winery 11:30-2:30
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