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November 2017

Coming Together

November 11, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
THEATER 3031, 3031 N Rockwell Street
Chicago, IL 60618 United States
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$25

  CLICK HERE to Purchase Tickets CLICK HERE to View Performers A war of aggression. Oppression. Racism. Human rights. And in the midst of this, we’re required to celebrate America’s “greatness.” I’m not talking about now — were you thinking that? No, no — not now . . . this was the 1960s. Remember that? Vietnam. Black power. Liberation. Women. Gays. People of color. How can music, art, theatre even begin to make a difference now? How could it possibly have…

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April 2018

FEED: Frontier Feminists

April 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
THEATER 3031, 3031 N Rockwell Street
Chicago, IL 60618 United States
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$65.00

Tickets: https://feed.brownpapertickets.com/   Join us for a celebration of the Frontier Feminists who trailblazed a path to the farthest reaches of America from the Alaskan wilderness to the isolated Black Hills to the desolate plains of Arkansas. Travel with us for an evening of food, beer, song, and storytelling as we explore America through the eyes of female pioneers who first settled it. Words by Willa Cather, Calamity Jane and other Frontier Feminists are set to music by musical pioneers…

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May 2018

On The Cusp

May 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
THEATER 3031, 3031 N Rockwell Street
Chicago, IL 60618 United States
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$15 – $20

Music : Words : Action PURCHASE TICKETS Where are the boundaries between sound, speech, act, silence, metaphor, and the real? Who sets these boundaries and on whose terms? On the Cusp (May 4, 2018) interrogates these and other boundaries. Liminal works of the past century—Samuel Beckett’s Cascando, Sam Shepard’s Tongues, Tristan Tzara’s A Gas Heart, Gertrude Stein’s A Circular Play—are performed by artists with and without disabilities, including Michael Herzovi, Arlene Malinowski, Kyle Price, Hal Christine, Sam Porretta, Steve Butters, and Christophe Preissing. Poised between theatre, music, and movement; between story,…

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September 2018

FEED:ACT

September 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
THEATER 3031, 3031 N Rockwell Street
Chicago, IL 60618 United States
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$65.00

Tickets: https://feed-act.brownpapertickets.com/ FEED:ACT - A communal feast for the body, mind, and soul. Kick off NON:op's 3rd season of programming and join us for a decadent all-you-can-eat bacchanalian feast for the body, mind, and soul. FEED:ACT features a crawfish boil with potatoes, corn, mushrooms, sausage, and of course, crawfish. A vegetarian alternative will be available and prepared separately. Beer courses provided by Metropolitan Brewing and middle brow beer. Live performances by The Velcro Lewis Group, Earth's premiere acid-rock, space-funk septet,…

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February 2019

Lunch Hour Talk at Space p11

February 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Space-p11, 55 E. Randolph St., Pedway Level
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
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Space p11, 55 E. Randolph St., Pedway Level, Chicago Eric Leonardson and Christophe Preissing discuss their soundwalking and listening practices at Space p11, leading up to Saturday’s HEAR BELOW: Listening to Chicago Underground. Space p11 is an independent gallery for off-grid art, architecture and culture, located in the Chicago Pedway. Learn more at space-p11.com Register (optional) on Facebook

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HEAR BELOW: Listening to Chicago Underground

February 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Chicago Pedway, 225 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, Illinois
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A Soundwalk in Chicago’s Pedway System led by Christophe Preissing and Eric Leonardson Register (optional) on Facebook 2:00 PM Saturday, February 9, 2019 Hear Below: Listening to Chicago Underground will explore the east to west route from the Illinois Center, passing through the Metra Station, South Shore Platform, Millennium Station, Chicago Cultural Center, Macy’s, the Red Line station, Block 37, the Blue Line Station, and end near Starbucks below the Richard J. Daley Center. We will stop and listen to…

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May 2019

un/becoming: a pygmalion story

May 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - May 25, 2019 @ 8:30 pm
Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park, Chicago, IL United States + Google Map

Join us for on May 24 and 25 at Augustana Lutheran Church or Wicker Park Lutheran Church for an evening of works by living female composers exploring the Pygmalion myth. Once upon a time, Pygmalion, disgusted with the unbecoming women who surrounded him, carved his own perfect embodiment of femininity. That domineering hand continues to sculpt today, using far more insidious tools than a hammer and chisel to create inflexible molds that reduce woman to a singular, acceptable archetype. un/becoming…

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February 2020

HPSCHD@50: Abundance, Diversity, Austerity, Exclusion

February 28 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Northwestern University Evanston, IL United States + Google Map
Free

Abundance, Diversity, Austerity, Exclusion: A day-long symposium on HPSCHD Room 208, Deering Library Northwestern University 1979 Campus Drive, Evanston Experts on HPSCHD, Chicago, and the 2020 production, will discuss the social and artistic history, impact, and continuing relevance of John Cage’s monument to abundance and diversity in the current era of austerity and exclusion. Panelists include Bill Brooks, Neely Bruce, Sara Haefeli, Deniz Ertan, Martha Stiehl, David Eisenman, Ann Warde, and Christophe Preissing. Audience input and questions will be most…

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HPSCHD@50: Every Neighborhood Is a Universe

February 29 @ 1:00 pm - March 1 @ 4:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington Street
Chicago, IL United States
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Free

HPSCHD@50: Every Neighborhood Is a Universe HPSCHD Performances 1 & 2 February 29 & March 1, 1-4pm Preston Bradley Hall @ The Chicago Cultural Center 78 E Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602 FREE! Registration recommended:  Saturday  Sunday Immerse yourself in a universe of sound and light, and celebrate the 50th anniversary of John Cage and Lejaren Hiller’s HPSCHD with NON:op Open Opera Works. Reimagined for 21st century Chicago, the two afternoon performances feature a diverse group of local artists, 7…

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March 2020

FEED-indeterminEAT

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mana Contemporary, 2233 S Throop Street
Chicago, 60608 United States
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Food, art, entertainment – this entire Salon experience celebrates the unexpected, and it happily engages with John Cage's habit of employing random procedures in his making of music compositions (including, most spectacularly, HPSCHD). Upon entering, a chance procedure will determine where, and next to whom, you will be seated. Eric May and Easy Eats will design appetizers honoring Cage’s passion for mushroom hunting, followed by a main course constructed from noodles and accompaniments (using chance operations), and finishing with a…

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