Else, if Else is a Chicago-based trio dedicated to exploration and experimentation. Their performances blur the line between notated and spontaneous music, combining their background in chamber music with individual and collective improvisational practices. They have collaborated with composers such as John Supko and Nomi Epstein, been selected as an ensemble in residence at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, and worked closely with Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt, Germany. As improvisers they have performed and taught across Belgium, the U.S., and Canada, where they developed motion-capture technology for electroacoustic collaborations between musicians and dancers while in residence at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music, Media, and Technology (CIRMMT). Else, if Else strives to present creative works and collaborations that reflect the full spectrum of our community.