Guillermo Gregorio Trio





Guillermo Gregorio Trio



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Single tickets go on sale September 17!

  • Guillermo Gregorio, clarinet
  • Fred Lonberg-Holm, cello
  • Carrie Biolo, vibraphone/percussion

Event Details

Times and dates of performances are subject to change.

More details coming soon!

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Encore Records at 417 E. Liberty St. has sponsored and hosted the Tuesday evening Fringe events. Check back later for our exact schedule, and check out Encore Records for one of the most interesting music selections in the area!
Additional support for Edgefest is made possible in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.
Additional support for the festival is also provided by The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, & Dance and the University of Michigan Museum of Art.

Guillermo Gregorio

Argentinean clarinetist and alto saxophonist Guillermo Gregorio (1941) grew up among the Buenos Aires avantgarde, as documented on Otra Musica Collection (Atavistic, 2000), that collects works composed between 1963 and 1970. He then switched to jazz and achieved cult status as one of the few improvisers who basically played classical avantgarde in a jazz context in a series of milestone recordings that rank among the most daring of his generation: Approximately (june 1995 - Hat Art, 1996), featuring Eric Pakula on saxophones, Mat Maneri on violin, Pendelis Karayorgis on piano, John Lockwood on bass, Ellipsis (february 1997 - Hat Art, 1997), featuring Gene Coleman on bass clarinet, Jim O'Rourke on acoustic guitar and accordion, Carrie Biolo on vibes, and Michael Cameron on acoustic bass, Background Music (january 1998 - Hat Art, 1998), featuring Mats Gustafsson on saxophones and Kjell Nordeson on percussion, Red Cubed (march 1998 - Hat Art, 1999), featuring Pandelis Karayorgis on piano and Mat Maneri on electric violin, Degrees of Iconicity (february 1999 - Hat Art, 2000), featuring Carrie Biolo on vibes, Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello and cornet, Michael Cameron and Kent Kessler on acoustic basses,

Fred Lonberg-Holm

Chicago based cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm has played and studied music in a variety of situations from the Juilliard School to the gutter. A former student of Anthony Braxton, Morton Feldman, Bunita Marcus and Pauline Oliveros, his primary projects are his Valentine Trio and The Lightbox Orchestra. He is also a member of a number of ongoing collective projects (The Boxhead Ensemble, The Friction Brothers with Michaels Zerang and Colligan, The Flatlands Collective, Keefe Jackson's Fast Citizens) as well as participating in numerous one off "ad-hoc" or in frequently convening ensembles. He also currently plays in groups led by Joe McPhee (Survival Unit III), Peter Brotzmann,(Chicago 10tet), and Ken Vandermark (Vandermark 5, Frame 4tet, Territory Ensemble). Improvisors he has worked with include Jim Baker, John Butcher, Wilbert DeJoode, Axel Doerner, Mats Gustafsson, Charlotte Hug, Glenn Kotche, Peter Kowald, Nicole Mitchell, Torsten Muller, Jim O'Rourke, Jeff Parker, David Stak-enas, Ben Vida, and Michael Zerang, He has contributed cello sounds to numerous recording projects by rock groups including Califone, Freakwater, God-is-my-co-pilot, L'altra, Smog, Super Chunk, US Maple, Wilco and many others.

Carrie Biolo

Carrie Biolo holds a Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance from DePaul University in Chicago, IL. Biolo is an established performer of contemporary music, working closely with composers such as Guillermo Gregorio, Amnon Wolman, Jeff Kowalkowski, and Michael Pisaro. Pisaro, who is on the composition faculty at CalArts, has written numerous works for Biolo, including a seven day interdisciplinary performance piece, Sound Light Sand. Biolo performed in the Chicago Latino Music Festival in 2009 with the Madi Ensemble premiering new works by Barilari and Gregorio. In 2007, she was a featured soloist in Russell Peck’s The Glory and Grandeur, Concerto for Three Percussionists and Orchestra, with the Marquette Symphony Orchestra.

As a member of Art Lange’s contemporary music ensemble, Biolo can be heard on the world premiere complete recording of Cornelius Cardew’s Treatise. Other recordings include Cardew’s Material, Anthony Braxton’s Compositions No. 10 & No. 16(+101), and Guillermo Gregorio’s Faktura. Biolo has recorded over 20 CDs on various labels including hat[now]Art, Rhino, CRI and others. Her music compositions can be heard on Ira Glass’ This American Life and have been featured on WGBH Boston Public Radio’s Art of the States.

Biolo performed with Guillermo Gregorio and ensemble Aural at the Let’s Cool One Chamber Jazz Festival at the Viener Musik Galerie in Vienna, Austria, and as a featured soloist with Ensemble Aktive Musik in Essen and Witten, Germany. She has appeared in chamber, solo, and orchestral concerts at numerous venues in Germany, Japan and Taiwan and has toured extensively throughout the United States.

With long time collaborator Jeff Kowalkowski, Biolo co-founded the critically acclaimed duo Jack the Dog in 1995, which is devoted to the performance of experimental music. Kowalkowski has composed over fifty works for Biolo. Gradually the process of composition and performance has become more collaborative-Biolo composing and Kowalkowski performing. Jack the Dog audio collection includes Missa Canibus, ah. it’s like your talking in your head and you just can’t, and Scan 12. Jack the Dog recently performed at Heaven Gallery in Chicago and at the 20th Anniversary of the Rhinoceros Theatre Festival.