Water Music on the Beach
6018North to Lane Beach, 5915 North Sheridan Road
Sunday, August 25 // 1-4 PM
Water Music on the Beach is an annual series of live performances initiated in 2012 that highlights Chicago’s proximity to Lake Michigan. Compositions and scores reflect, react to, or personify the sounds of water. The programming for this event is a collaboration between Comfort Station, Homeroom, and 6018North. Times below are approximate:
1:00 PM – Meet at 6018 North Kenmore Avenue for a champagne toast to honor the art and life of Deborah Boardman, who worked extensively with 6018North.
1:15 PM – Diane Christiansen and a group of female artists drag a collaboratively made giant hourglass ‘quilt’ to Lane Beach (Thorndale and Sheridan) where women can join throughout the day to sew. The quilt began as an homage to Deborah, but becomes a collective work about loss and grief.
1:30 PM – Quin Kirchner creates a percussion performance at Lane Beach.
2:00 PM – Simon Anderson performs Fluxus scores at Lane Beach.
2:00 PM – Alexander Massa leads a group of concert goers in a procession from Berger Park to Lane Beach. Upon arriving, Massa performs with Quin Kirchner and Emerson Hunting.
2:45 PM – AJ McClenon and Xris Espinoza perform a sonic recapturing from FLOAT at Lane Beach. FLOAT was a collaborative meditative performance by Jefferson Pinder and AJ McClenon presented on July 27, 2019 – the 100th year anniversary of the Chicago Race Riots and the murder of Eugene Williams, a teenage boy who crossed an invisible racial barrier at 29th Street Beach.
3:10 PM – Alexandra Eregbu performs at Lane Beach.
3:30 PM – EdBrass Brasil performs with Emerson Hunting at Lane Beach. EdBrass is part of Perto de Lá Close to There, a Comfort Station exchange project with a multi-disciplinary group of artists from Salvador, Brazil and Chicago.
Comfort Station activates a historic building with public, community-driven programs that foster vibrant connections at the intersection of art and life. Since 2010, Comfort Station has been operated by an all volunteer staff as a multidisciplinary art space. As of 2016, the programming team has obtained 501c3 status as a non-profit organization, which works in conjunction with Logan Square Preservation, the current lease holder of the Comfort Station building. Ed Brasil is performing as a part of Perto de Lá Close To There funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacAurthur Foundation’s International Connections Fund. For more information, please visit comfortstationlogansquare.org.
Homeroom is an independent, nonprofit resource for creative Chicagoans to develop and produce new and original arts programming. Homeroom designs artistic projects and programs with two core values: conversation and collaboration. We build programming structures with artists, audiences, curators and venues to create an artistic dialogue with shared and far-reaching impact. For more information, please visit homeroomchicago.org.
6018North is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the promotion of culture and the arts in Chicago. 6018North projects are partially supported by 3Arts, the AD3 Innovation Bootcamp Grant, a CityArts Innovation Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, the Gen Ops Plus Grant from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Field Foundation of Illinois, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the Illinois Arts Council, the Illinois Arts Council Youth Employment Grant, the Joyce Foundation, the MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at the Driehaus Foundation, the Terra Foundation for American Art, and individual donations. For more information please visit us online at 6018North.org.
For additional info, please visit 6018north.org/water-music-2019.
Image credit: AJ McClenon performing for Water Music on the Beach at Lane Beach in 2018.