Logan Center Penthouse
60th St., 9th floor
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 double bass, and Tomeka Reid (CHI) on cello. This performance is part of the University of Chicago Experimental Music Series, and is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture; the Science and Culture Initiative; and the Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition.