Sat, Feb 26

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McLean County Museum of History

Lia Kohl & Macie Stewart

Lia Kohl and Macie Stewart are a Chicago-based duo creating freely improvised music that explores rich harmonies, timbres, and textures. Starting from the quartet of their two voices, cello, and violin, the duo’s varied sound centers curiosity and an uncanny receptivity to each other.

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Lia Kohl & Macie Stewart

Time & Location

Feb 26, 7:00 PM CST

McLean County Museum of History, 200 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA

About the event

pt.fwd and the McLean County Museum of History are pleased to partner once again in 2022!

The first performance for 2022 will feature Lia Kohl and Macie Stewart. The live, free, in-person performance with Kohl will take place on Saturday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the Museum.

Lia Kohl and Macie Stewart are a Chicago-based duo creating freely improvised music that explores rich harmonies, timbres, and textures. Starting from the quartet of their two voices, cello, and violin, the duo’s varied sound centers curiosity and an uncanny receptivity to each other. They have recorded two albums, Pocket Full of Bees (2019) and Recipe for a Boiled Egg (2020), both on Astral Spirits. Downbeat magazine calls their music “more filling than a four course meal”.

Macie Stewart and Lia Kohl’s recent duo performances are site-specific works exploring acoustics, distance, and playful interaction with new environments. Over the course of several years, the duo is creating a series of pieces performed in various locations throughout the Midwest, testing the elasticity of their intuitive connection and finding new ways to interact with and react to their environments, whether lakeside lighthouses, bridges under a highway, or cavernous buildings.

You can hear Stewart and Kohl's music on Bandcamp. 

The Museum continues to monitor the conditions that surround the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and how these conditions will impact our ability to hold future in-person programs. As long as current health and safety guidelines from the CDC and State of Illinois allow for in-person programming at that time, we plan to host this program in-person at the Museum. Please RSVP for tickets here, and visit mchistory.org for updates on this and other upcoming programs.

Live stream available at: https://www.twitch.tv/experimental_sound_studio

All pt.fwd concerts are free and open to the public. pt.fwd is an independent non-profit program that organizes contemporary music and sonic arts performances in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois.

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