Chicago-based artists Meghan Borah and Omar Velazquez invite a number of artists to perform alongside their music-influenced artworks throughout the night.
Featuring performances by:
TURPENOID: Turpenoid, founded in 2013, is a band comprised of a rotating line-up of artists bridging the gap between painting and music. Started initially as improvised jam sessions at Club Nutz’s drawing parties, Turpenoid discovered parallels connecting the visual creative process with sonic experimentation. TYSON REEDER, SCOTT REEDER, OLIVIA BLANCHARD, and ANDY HALL will be performing.
ARTIST STATEMENT: Artist Statement is OMAR VELAZQUEZ and BRYANT WORLEY.
COMMUNIQUE: Communique sounds like the desert. Traversing Utopian peaks and dystopian valleys, the improvisational duo summon sun-warped ambience and kaleidoscopic soundscapes from beyond. ADAM SCOTT’s serpentine guitar lines of interweave with the heavy percussive grooves and buzzing analog synths laid down by JOHN BIGGERS. Comminque opens a window into the soul of spiritual jazz and motorik beat, following a path blazed by Can, Alice Coltrane, and Pharaoh Sanders. Earthly noise for astral transmissions.
LAMBDA CELSIUS (Λ°C): Musical avatar of AC CARTER: performing artist, musician, producer, and costume designer. AC currently performs as Ana Echo in a karaoke set up in hand-made costumes accompanied by virtual assistant Alexa as the DJ, speaking from a post punk ethos highlighting gender inequality and the passivity of the stereotyped gendered voice.
Live DJ sets by:
SADIE WOODS: Award winning artist, curator, and deejay, Woods’s practice includes sonic art and sound design, deejay performance, exhibition making, and collaborations within communities of difference. Woods’s work examines the celebrated voices in pop culture and highlights aspirations and struggles of cultural experiences encoded in music.
JAMES JORGENSON: A mixture of World, House, Jazz, and Disco sounds by James Jorgenson