Vox Arcana

Vox Arcana






Check out the new Vox Arcana Website!  www.voxarcana.com




Vox Arcana is a new music trio organized by Chicago composer/percussionist Tim Daisy and includes two mainstays of the Chicago improvised music scene: James Falzone on clarinet and Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello.  The group was formed in the spring of 2008 as an outlet for Tim’s original compositions, exploring the dynamic between fixed material and open ended improvisation.

Much of the  inspiration for the material draws from various schools of experimental music pioneered in the United States in the 20th century including : the New York School of composers (led by John Cage, Morton Feldman, Earle Brown, and Christian Wolff)  The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians which was organized in Chicago in the early 1960’s , as well as some of the leading lights of the “minimalist” school including Terry Riley and La Monte Young.

Vox Arcana has toured across the United States numerous times and has recorded three albums (a new release is scheduled for the winter of 2015 on Relay Records)



Thursday December 4th, 2014 @ Elastic Arts 2830N MIlwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 9pm  www.elasticarts.org

Friday December 5th, 2014 @ The Sugar Maple 441 E Lincoln Ave 9pm   www.mysugarmaple.com



Vox Arcana – Self Titled 2008 (not available)










Vox Arcana ‘ “Aerial Age” Allos Documents 2010                                                                                                                http://allosmusica.org/allos-documents-james-label-founded-in-2000/vox-arcana-aerial-age

Available from Allos Musica :  www.allosmusica.org







Vox Arcana – “Soft Focus” (relay oo5)

Available from Relay Records: www.timdaisyrelayrecords.bandcamp.com

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“The new album by Chicago trio Vox Arcana has a subtle but certain gravitational force. It pulls you in,
almost before you know it, with the power of its compositions. If it offered nothing more than three of
Chicago’s most accomplished and versatile improvisers, Vox Arcana would still have plenty to offer; as a
showcase for Daisy’s approach to composition, it goes above and beyond. Smartly conceived and perfectly
executed, Aerial Age lives up to its title, combining science and art to create streamlined, adventurous
flight.” Neil Tesser, Chicago Jazz Music Examiner


“A trio that combines the best elements of each into a wild whole . . . fans of intricate scripting and wild
improvisation will love it.” Alarm Magazine (This Week’s Best Albums, August 3, 2010)


“Drummer-led jazz groups can be dicey business. Not so with Tim Daisy . . . he approaches the trio’s
repertoire with the discipline of a doctoral student, influenced as much by visual art as avant-garde
composers . . . Daisy lithely navigates improvisational terrain with gracious restraint.” Areif Sless-Kitain,
Time Out Chicago


“Largely eschewing pyrotechnics in favor of understated trap set and marimba excursions, Daisy’s nuanced
approach is bolstered by the considered support and intimate interplay of two of the Windy City’s most
versatile improvisers, clarinetist James Falzone and cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm. Falzone’s nimble cadences
reveal an expansive tone that veers from mellifluous to strident, making a perfect foil for Lonberg-Holm’s
chameleonic tendencies, which alternate between dulcet pizzicato and raw, punk rock influenced arco,
amplified by a bevy of effects pedals. Whether engaged in three-way dialogues, supportive accompaniment
or lone cadenzas, Daisy, Falzone and Lonberg-Holm offer a kaleidoscopic array of texturally adventurous
harmonic invention. Aerial Age documents the impressive talents of Chicago’s next generation of
composer/improvisers.” Troy Collins, Point of Departure    


“An interesting hybrid, drawing on three distinct spheres of musical thought: the New York school of
modern classical, Chicago’s AACM, and early minimalists . . . intricate use of space, dissonance, and
jagged rhythm helps launch the improvisations in an exceptional way.” Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader
Critic’s Choice


From The Pulse – Chattanooga, TN : http://www.chattanoogapulse.com/music/richard-winham/vox-arcanas-musical-elixir/

From the Metro Pulse- Knoxville, TN: http://www.metropulse.com/news/2010/oct/04/avant-garde-trio-vox-arcana-minimalist-and-free-sp/

From All About Jazz:  http://www.allaboutjazz.com/aerial-age-allos-documents-review-by-nic-jones.php

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