Pillars and Tongues is a trio from Chicago, Illinois, but manifesting at many points on the map. The group of Evan Hydzik, Elizabeth Remis, and Mark Trecka constitute a collective focused on the abstraction of form and language. Their resulting exploration of such just happens to take shape in musical form. Recalling the aesthetic employed by the 'spiritual jazz' workouts of icons such as Pharaoh Sanders, wherein the creation of music itself can be seen as a positing method to address larger concepts at hand, Pillars & Tongues utilize an organic, 'spontaneous composition' design in which the three communicate their ideas. The result is not so much a 'free music,' but rather an unfolding musical discussion that, like a logical conclusion to a question of study, moves towards organization and resolution.