Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Deerhoof teams up with Ensemble Dal Niente in Millennium Park on Thursday

Posted By on 06.12.12 at 01:52 PM

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Over the past decade San Francisco band Deerhoof has consistently remained one of my favorite rock acts, combining off-kilter but memorable pop melodies, jarring rhythms, and inventive guitar playing. Deerhoof has plenty of fans among other musicians, but I wouldn't necessarily have expected local classical composer Marcos Balter to be among them—but there I go, letting my assumptions get in the way. It turns out that Balter, a Brazilian native, is a big fan of Deerhoof's music, and at a Pritzker Pavilion concert on Thursday he'll get the chance to show the world. He wrote a new orchestral arrangement for Deerhoof's song "Eaguru Guru," from the 2009 album Offend Maggie (Kill Rock Stars). After the jump you can check out the original video for that tune.

Deerhoof will play that new arrangement, in its world premier, as the final selection of the opening set by Chicago's Ensemble Dal Niente; the two groups will join forces for the song. Chicago's Ensemble Dal Niente will give that new arrangement its world premiere as the final selection of their performance on Thursday. Dal Niente's own set also includes Franco Donatoni's Hot (1989) for saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, percussion, double bass, and piano, and a couple of pieces from Professor Bad Trip by Fausto Romitelli. Deerhoof will take over for the second set. The free concert is part of Millennium Park's Loops and Variations series.

photo: Sarah Cass

Today's playlist:

Håkon Kornstad, Symphonies in My Head (Jazzland)
Beastie Boys, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two (Capitol)
Harriet Tubman, Ascension (Sunnyside)
Nmperign, We Devote Every Effort to Offer You the Best That You Deserve to Have for Your Enjoyment (Siwa)
Alberto Mesirca, Haitian Suite: The Music of Frantz Casséus (Basta)

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