Chicago Calling Arts Festival: “Dancing Walls Stir the Prairies”

Chicago Calling7PM – Midnight Friday, October 26
Elastic
2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Fl
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 772-3616
$10 suggested donation, $8 for students

A work for radio by Anna Friz and Eric Leonardson. Produced at free103point9’s Wave Farm in upstate, New York…listening below the border separating our “sister cities” of Toronto and Chicago, we propose to listen below the surface of the map. We listen instead for the rhythms of daily movement in our respective places, and seek to enunciate the sounds in the cities that we hear and that haunt our dreams. Gas meters hissing, rain in the sewers after a storm, senior citizens in the cafe, distant “El” trains. In this we begin to play together, to mingle field recordings and music to create modulations of these two places. In so doing we conjure a third, composite, imagined city that resonates somewhere between the two geographical locations.

Musicians, dancers, poets also performing this evening include Paul Hartsaw, Asimina Chremos, Guillermo Gregorio, Divik Ramesh, and many more. Visit the Chicago Calling website for details: www.chicagocalling.org

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