Please join us at the Compound Yellow for our Side Yard Sounds 2022 with Akjai!
Saturday April 30th at 7pm:
#244 Lake street
Oak Park, IL
This performance will be held outside, space is limited so please come early to reserve your seat!
$15 at the door, cash, Venmo and PayPal accepted, proceeds go to the artists!
Rain dates TBD
Akjai is an improvising quartet incorporating two vocalists and a string trio. The group’s unique instrumentation lends itself to exploration of strange timbres, textures, and orchestrations. This recording documents a first meeting in which they explore musical worlds ranging from 20th century classical music, to art song, to free jazz, with text by Brianna Tong, Octavia Butler, and RA Washington.
Brianna Tong – vocals
Johanna Brock – vocals, violin
Ishmael Ali – cello
Andrew Scott Young – double bass
Side Yard Sounds:
We are so excited to continue our Side Yard Sounds Series in 2022 with a bevy of creative musical artists who traverse diverse forms: from the intriguing waters of experimentalism and the avant-garde to forward-reaching jazz and other modes that are expanding our vision of music both in and outside of Chicago.
Compound Yellow, in Chicago’s Oak Park neighborhood, has long been a site for visual art exhibitions of all kinds. Its emphasis on the artist as a protagonist who incites our impulses to challenge the status quo, and considers brighter alternatives, reminds all that taking risks and new steps is what keeps our arts and social circles truly alive.
Join us then as we embark on bold new adventures in sound & space with a series of outdoor concerts held safely in our colorful, art-adorned yard.