Ben Lamar Gay
Based on the composer David Behrman’s idea of “Deceptively Simple Scores” with complex results, EASY NOT EASY asks composers and music makers of all kinds to submit "simple pieces" that can be performed with no rehearsal. An adhoc ensemble performs those pieces for the first time in front of an audience.
Initially put together by Matt Mehlan and Doron Sadja as a benefit for Roulette in New York, ENE has featured: David Behrman, Christian Marclay, Pauline Oliveros, Robert Ashley, Darius Jones, Greg Saunier, Matana Roberts, Cory Archangel, Dan Deacon, Tyshawn Sorey, Duane Pitre, Catherine Lamb, Tomeka Reid, Tim Kinsella, James Falzone and many more. Recordings and information from previous iterations can be found here and here.
This fourth edition of Easy Not Easy, organized by Matt Mehlan, brings ENE to Chicago for the second time.