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Haque, MathGames! to play House Café Nov. 9

November 6, 2012

MathGames!Fareed Haque, professor of guitar in the NIU School of Music, will perform a faculty recital at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at The House Café, 263 E. Lincoln Hwy. in DeKalb.

Haque will perform with his new band, MathGames!

A world-renowned guitar virtuoso, Haque recently returned from interstellar pan-dimensional time travel to bring “jazztronica” and the Moog guitar to Earth with his new band.

By creating a musical equation that mixes genres, tempos, melodies and abnormal trans-temporal beats, MathGames! takes you on an innovative musical adventure.

Band members Alex Austin (bass) and Greg Fundis (drums) provide a funky mystico-musical backbone as visualist Craig Pessolano submerges you in a futuristic groove for the eyes ears and soul. Together the band transforms light into sound and takes everyone in the crowd deep into inner space.

MathGames! logoFriday’s show will also include sets by The Bonzo Terks, The Great Influence Machine and Bowling Night and The Pins.

Born in 1963 to a Pakistani father and a Chilean mother, extensive travels – especially long stays in Spain, France, Iran, Pakistan and Chile – exposed Haque to different music from a very early age. This natural eclecticism has become the hallmark of his music.

The 1981 recipient of the University of North Texas’ jazz guitar scholarship, Haque spent a year studying with renowned jazz guitarist and pedagogue Jack Peterson. His growing interest in the classical guitar led him to transfer to Northwestern University, where he completed his studies in classical guitar under David Buch, John Holmquist and Anne Waller.

Haque joined the NIU School of Music in 1989 as a professor of jazz and classical guitar studies.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call (815) 753-1546 or email [email protected].