Plasticene’s Final Performance: Graphomania

AFTER SEVENTEEN YEARS, CHICAGO’S PIONEER PHYSICAL THEATER COMPANY

ANNOUNCES OUR FINAL PERFORMANCE PIECE, GRAPHOMANIAx, A WORLD PREMIERE ORIGINAL WORK, MARCH 17th THROUGH APRIL 1st AT THE CHOPIN THEATER DOWNSTAIRS FOR TEN PERFORMANCES ONLY!

Press Contact: Dexter Bullard dexter@plasticene.com 773.960.9098

GRAPHOMANIAx is a theatrical examination of meaning, privacy and consequence in a paranoid world flooded with data. Plasticene’s performers gather, record, decode, struggle, and crunch information to save the state and themselves from unknown but imminent threat. Masters of scenic innovation, the company uses three rolling chalkboards, complex video projections, experimental live sound, and textured lighting, to build mysterious, visceral, and striking theater. The piece was workshopped as part of City of Chicago’s “In the Works” program at Millennium Park in 2011 with participation of performers Sharon Göpfert and director Paola Colletto.

GRAPHOMANIAx marks Plasticene’s final creation. The company and its mission will remain in existence, but will no longer create new performance work as a collective.

When:

Saturday 3/17 Preview 7:30pm
Sunday 3/18 Preview 3:00pm
Monday 3/19 Opening 7:30pm PRESS INVITED – Please reserve at 773.960.9098 or dexter@plasticene.com
Thursday 3/22 Performance 7:30pm
Friday 3/23 Performance 7:30pm
Saturday 3/24 Performance 7:30pm
Su 3/25 Performance 3:00pm
Thursday 3/29 Performance 7:30pm
Friday 3/30 Performance 7:30pm
Saturday 3/31 Performance 7:30pm
Su 4/1 Performance 3:00pm

Where:

CHOPIN THEATRE, 1543 West Division, Chicago, IL 60642
tel 773-278-1500 / cell 773-396-2875 www.chopintheatre.com

Tickets:
Previews all seats $10 Performances $20 full price, $12 student rush half-hour before curtain, as available.
Make reservations at http://graphomania.eventbrite.com
More Info: 773.960.9098
Visit and “Like” Plasticene’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/Plasticene

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Annette Krebs at Enemy, Friday, September 23

9:00 PM Friday, September 23

Annette Krebs / Eric Leonardson Duo
Aaron Zarzutzki / Brent Gutzeit Duo
Brian Labycz / Daniel Fandino / Jim Baker Trio
Annette Krebs / Julia Miller Duo

Enemy
1550 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 3rd floor
Chicago IL 60622
www.enemysound.com

Annette Krebs studied music and concert guitar in Frankfurt/Main, and has lived in Berlin since 1993. She has worked intensively in the crossover area between improvisation and composition, exploring the possibilities of the prepared guitar with regard to sound, structure, noise, the mixing of materials, and space.
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Last Broadcast of “Something Else”

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Something Else Radio Program Sundays 10pm–2am WLUW 88.7FM CHICAGO (1995-2010)

On Sunday, December 19 Chicago’s longest running radio show for experimental, avant-garde music, phonography, and other genres of audio art makes its final broadcast, concluding 15-years of programming. In less than two weeks Philip von Zweck, the host and producer of Something Else who started the show in October 1995, will move on to other things. Continue reading

Live at Enemy with Jason Soliday

Medium 2011.01.01 at Enemy on New Year’s Day by eleon

sonogram for jasonsoliday and ericleonardson

Friday, December 3, 2010 at 8:00 PM (sharp)

Jason Soliday (electronics) and I perform on a bill with Ben Miller (Degeneration), Dan Burke (Illusion of Safety), and Wyoming (Andrew Young and Riley Walker).

Enemy
1550 N. Milwaukee, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60622
www.enemysound.com

Ben Miller: www.benmiller.info

Dan Burke: soundcloud.com/bzurke/retrograde-motion-daniel-james-burke

Jason Soliday: cranksatori.net
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Listen in to “Master Faders” on Free Radio SAIC

master faders posterListen in to “Master Faders” on Free Radio SAIC, a one-hour webcast radio art show created with field recordings, analog reel-to-reel tape loops, contact microphones, digital recording & mixing, and electronic sound synthesis.

When: 2:00 to 3:00 pm, Thursday, November 18, 2010

Where: now (Nov. 25) in the Archive at http://freeradiosaic.org/radio/archives/

Produced and performed by the students of my Spring 2010 Introduction To Sound course. If you miss the live show, check in the Free Radio archives and listen later.

Performing Saturday, March 6 at Enemy

9 PM Saturday,  March 6 at Enemy, a double bill with Auris and WUMMIN

Auris:

  • Julia Miller – guitar, electronics
  • Christopher Preissing – flute, objects, electronics
  • Eric Leonardson – springboard, electronics

WUMMIN:

  • Andrew Royal – violin
  • Anita Chari – cello, voice
  • Brian Sulpizio – drums
Enemy
1550 N Milwaukee Avenue, 3rd floor
Chicago, IL 60622
www.enemysound.com
(doors at 8:00)

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Plasticene 13th Annual Physical Theater Intensive: June 13—18, 2009

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PLASTICENE 13th ANNUAL PHYSICAL THEATER INTENSIVE: JUNE 13—18, 2009

When:

  • Saturday 6/13 1-5 pm
  • Sunday 6/14 1-5 pm
  • Monday 6/15 6:15-10:00 pm
  • Tuesday 6/16 6:15-10:00 pm
  • Wednesday 6/17 6:15-10:00 pm
  • Thursday 6/18 6:15-10:00 pm

Plasticene intensive 2008-1Where: UIC Studio Theater, 1044 W. Harrison Street, Chicago

Fee: $195 early registration (before 5/26) $225 thereafter. Send a check and contact info to Plasticene, 1849 N. Damen Avenue #1, Chicago IL 60647

What: 24 hours of physical theater training, improvisation, and creation for anyone who wants to move, innovate, develop, and play…

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Upcoming Performances in November

Here’s an update, including three new performances added to my November schedule…

  1. 8 PM Friday, November 14 @ Elastic with Auris, plus Max Alexander, Julian Berke, and Andy Armstrong
  2. 2 – 5 PM Sunday, November 16 @ Green Mill performing solo Anaphora’s “Experimental (i)MPROVISATION” concert
  3. 8 – 10 PM, Sunday, November 16 @ Via Theatre with Chicago Phonography in “Exquisite City” exhibit
  4. 9 PM Friday, November 21 @ Enemy with Linda O’Keefe and Guillermo Gregorio

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Sunday, August 24 @ Elastic with Los Cuatros Demonios

Concluding a busy month of performances, Los Cuatros Demonios opens for Terry Dame’s Electric Junkyard Gamelan, a band from New York who perform original music on invented instruments.

7:00 p.m., Sunday, August 24 at ELASTIC Arts Foundation

Los Cuatros Demonios is Tomeka Reid (cello), Carol Genetti (voice), Guillermo Gregorio (clarinet), Eric Leonardson (springboard), and Dan Godston (trumpet, percussion)

ELASTIC Arts Foundation
2830 N. Milwaukee Ave., 2nd fl. (above Friendship Chinese Restaurant)
$10 suggested donation

Related links:

http://www.elasticrevolution.com/

http://www.myspace.com/electricjunkyardgamelan

http://www.myspace.com/cellomama

http://www.carolgenetti.net

http://www.myspace.com/dangodstonmusic

http://www.myspace.com/ericleonardson

Performing with Eric Glick Rieman at AV-aerie

Eric Glick Rieman, from Berkeley with his prepared Rhodes piano, will be performing with me this Friday, 8:00 p.m. at the AV-aerie, 2000 W. Fulton Street, Chicago, IL 60612, (312) 850-4030. $8 suggested donation.

This show is a double bill with The Young Equestrians from Brooklyn.

(If you know you can attend, please send me a message. Thanks to the
grief that the City of Chicago has given the folks at the AV-Aerie about
a license, they must promise this is a private party.)