Last week took us to our old stomping ground, Cincinnati, where we played on the Chamber Music Series and cavorted with some CCM students. It was a quick trip, but always delightful to see all the changes and hear all the “when we…
That’s Polish for cheers. It’s pretty much the only Polish word I picked up during our week in Wroclaw participating in the 50th anniversary of the Wratislavia Cantans Festival. The Polish language is a hard nut to crack! The people we encountered, on the…
American new-music sextet eighth blackbird, which won Grammy Awards for each of its last three Cedille Records albums, continues to connect with genre-spanning, cutting-edge composers on FILAMENT, a CD of world-premiere recordings of works
How does this always happen? We end the season, exhausted but with all sorts of ambitions to make the most of our various summer adventures, whether it’s off to teach at Bang on a Can or salmon fishing in Alaska or never getting out of…
The time has come for us to officially say goodbye to our beloved Tim. Though he’s traipsing the world doing Tim-fabulous things, he will still call Chicago home, which is an immense relief to us. We’ll all be keeping close tabs on him…
Building on a long-standing and rich history of working with eighth blackbird, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago announces the acclaimed Chicago-based ensemble as this year’s artists-in-residence.
The three-time GRAMMY Award-winning ensemble releases and tours two new albums—Filament and Hand Eye—with works by Bryce Dessner, Philip Glass, Nico Muhly, Son Lux, and the composer collective Sleeping Giant (Timo Andres, Christopher Cerrone, Jacob Cooper, Ted Hearne, Robert Honstein, Andrew Norman).
We headed to Great Lakes a few weeks ago to finally premiere the full acoustic version of Hand Eye on the closing concert of the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival. Ted Hearne, Jacob Cooper, Andrew Norman, and Christopher Cerrone were able to be…
Last month we had another fun and productive workshop week for Olagon. Dan and Iarla joined us in the studio with some new music and mockups to try out. We were missing Michael, who was on the other side of the world playing with…
eighth blackbird is happy to announce their upcoming collaborative performance with Matt Ulery at Millennium Park’s popular music series Downtown Sound, on Thursday, June 22 at 6:30pm.