Jul 2nd 2022

Please join us at the Compound Yellow side yard for Sinner’s Friend and a 15 minute opening performance by Spencer Hutchinson as part of the Side Yard Sounds series, 2022!
Saturday July 2nd, 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 through Ticketleap, or at the door, cash, Venmo and PayPal accepted, proceeds go to the artists!
Rain dates TBA

Sinner’s Friend is a five-piece string and percussion band that merges the old and new with fiddle tunes and traditional songs from the past, along with recent covers and original material.

Sinner’s sound evokes a cross-cultural mix that will surprise and engage the audience and expand their listening experience. The backbeat of tablas and percussive elements add a rhythmic sound making the sound unique.

Formed over a decade ago, Sinner’s Friend are Claire Halpin (fiddle, vocals) Aron Packer (banjo, vocals) Michael Dinges (guitar) Quinn Kearney (tablas) and Paul Zimmermann (percussion and vocals)

Spencer Hutchinson:
Come see the collaborative recital of multimedia artist Spencer Hutchinson’s experimental sound piece, “On Second Thought”, a sonic interpretation Marcel Duchamp’s famous stool with a bicycle wheel utilizing an oscillating fan and a professional violinist who’s name happens to be Tim Hager. The piece was first performed at CY in 2017 and is being re-presented by popular demand. The violinist, Tim Hager’ has been asked to listen to the motor of the fan and to interpret it’s sound using the violin. The sound of the motor and the sound of the violin are fed into a loop pedal where they are recorded and played back repeatedly over the course of the piece building on top of itself ad nauseum. Tim’s movements and stance echo those of the violin and arouse notions of our connection to technology, the representational nature of music, how technology imitates life and vice versa. The performance is approximately 10-15 min.

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