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Chicago’s Fifth House Ensemble gives permanence to an experimental free fall, among other adventures What would four-and-a-half minutes of falling freely from the stratosphere feel like? None of us can imagine, but a musical analogue to the experience of Capt. Joseph W. Kittinger Jr. more than 54 years ago is the main attraction in Fifth

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Album review: Fifth House Ensemble, ‘Excelsior’ Published 3:30 pm, Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Fifth House Ensemble New music Listeners outside of the Chicago area may not be familiar with the splendid young new-music group Fifth House Ensemble, whose activities seem to have been focused primarily around its home base. I wasn’t, but this debut recording makes

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Music For Writers: Caleb Burhans’ Leap of Faith September 7, 2014 Porter Anderson Thinner Air “Between 1959 and 1960, Joe Kittinger went to the top of the atmosphere in a helium balloon three times and performed record-breaking sky dives.” So what were you expecting composer Caleb Burhans to talk about? Music? Actually, he is talking about music.

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