Physics for Listeners is a commissioned concert series that presents new work from Chicago composers working in contemporary classical, jazz/improvised, and experimental rock. At its core, Physics for Listeners is an exploration of the techniques and approaches of composers from distinct traditions.

With the input of ZRL, the project’s resident ensemble, Homeroom commissioned four composers to each create a unique composition collaboratively with the trio. While each of the composers is the main author of the music, the compositions were developed over several months in collaboration with ZRL.

Physics for Listeners encourages collaboration, experimentation, and dialogue amongst the composers and musicians, providing insight into the similarities and differences that define each composer and their approach, including how each works with the performing musicians.
creditsreleased June 1, 2019

Physics for Listeners: a Composers’ Concert is presented by Homeroom and features compositions by Ben LaMar Gay, OHMME, Sam Scranton, and Ayanna Woods composed in collaboration with and performed by ZRL.

Curated by ZRL, Deidre Huckabay, Aaron Rodgers, and Phillip Sudderberg.
Engineered, mixed, and digitally mastered by Alex Inglizian at Experimental Sound Studio.
Recordings produced by ZRL, Deidre Huckabay and Phillip Sudderberg.
Lacquers cut at Chicago Mastering Services. Vinyls pressed at Smashed Plastic Record Pressing. Jacket designed by ZRL.

Physics for Listeners is partially supported by grants from:
Cliff Dwellers Arts Foundation and Illinois Arts Council Agency.