Carlos R. Carrillo, composer
The Illinois Modern Ensemble focuses on contemporary and experimental music. For this performance, the ensemble will be joined by cellist Dmitry Kouzov, quartet-in-residence Jupiter String Quartet, and the modern percussion ensemble Sō Percussion. These musicians will unite onstage to play original compositions by Carlos R. Carrillo, assistant professor of composition/theory and co-director of the Illinois Modern Ensemble.
Dmitry Kouzov, violoncello, and Sō Percussion will perform Dueling with time, bartering for minutes of existence, followed by the Jupiter String Quartet playing Versos. The concert will conclude with a performance by the Illinois Modern Ensemble and Sō Percussion of Algunas metáforas que aluden al tormento, a la angustia y a la Guerra.
Through Sonic Illinois, Krannert Center and the School of Music collaboratively explore the tremendous diversity of today’s vital contemporary music scene—a revival of the spirit of the University of Illinois Festival of Contemporary Arts, which was a major cultural force in the mid-20th century. Sonic Illinois, a month-long celebration of new music, honors innovative creators who challenge convention, forge pathways, and expand the creative process.