Aviary DuoChicago, IL
Formed in the summer of 2017 at the Spoleto Festival USA, Aviary (Isidora Nojkovic, cello and Ben Roidl-Ward, bassoon) is committed to expanding the duo repertoire for cello and bassoon by working with living composers and using non-standard instrumental techniques and electronics. In the winter of 2017/18, Aviary embarked on an international tour with concerts in New York City (presented by NYU’s inaugural Precarious Sounds/Sounding Sanctuary conference), Chicago, Tacoma, WA, and Vancouver, BC. Their 2018/19 season included premieres of three new works by Emily Praetorius, Ben Zucker, and Neil Quigley and performances as a part of MIS-EN_PLACE Bushwick’s Curator Series and New Music Chicago’s Impromptu Fest. Their repertoire also includes works by Matt Omahan, Dai Fujikura, Olga Neuwirth, and Ruth Crawford-Seeger.