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Welcome to NON:onLINE

NON:op's immersive platform for virtual performance
volume 1:1

Please Join Us
as we investigate alternative futures
through music, poetry, performance, and observation

Welcome to our first edition of NON:onLINE.
This new virtual venue opens a window into NON:op's projects, inviting your glimpses, observations, thoughts, deep investigations, imaginings . . .   NON:onLINE is also the portal to NON:op’s interactive, participatory projects. We invite and revel in your contributions. Where might you and NON:op venture next?

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New Releases

Harley Story, Michael Herzovi

All my life, I've yearned for the freedom of the open road.
Here is a fantasy based on that desire.

Michael Herzovi is a featured player with Small Fish Radio Theatre, and an ensemble member of Tellin' Tales Theatre. You can find out more about Michael at
This recording was made at NON:op's 2017 salon, FEED: to play, to be happy, and to dream.

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Broad Contagion, BettyJoyce Nash and Christophe Preissing with Jay Kuhlmann


Clogged bathtub. Cosmo-reading old woman. Pandemic. Enough to push this Boston landlord over the edge—of himself. A short story in the time of pandemic.
Story by BettyJoyce Nash, sound composition by Christophe Preissing, with Jay Kuhlmann as Jack/Chip and BettyJoyce as Margo. Listen to it here.

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HEAR BELOW: Listening to Chicago Underground
February 14, 2020
A Pedway Soundwalk led by NON:op's Christophe Preissing and Eric Leonardson of the Midwest Society of Acoustic Ecology, with Alex Braidwood of Listening Instruments.
Here's the report, complete with images and sound. And read Sharon Hoyer's personal account of HEAR BELOW as a soundwalker here.

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Coming Soon

Statues, jewelry, grilled meats.
Statues, jewelry, grilled meats.
And the wind open to mathematical allusions.

So opens Tristan Tzara's Dada classic, The Gas Heart. Watch for this three-act video performance featuring Arlene Malinowski, Michael Herzovi, Hal Cosentino, Andy Slater, Clare Brennan, and KG Price with percussion by Steve Butters, in upcoming issues of NON:onLINE.

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Other NON:op News

SPREAD at the Design Museum of Chicago?

NON:op just submitted a proposal to the Design Museum of Chicago for SPREAD, a new long wire installation using sonification of data to track the spread of COVID-19. Based on 2019's BLOOD LINES installation at Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park, SPREAD features sound design by Christophe Preissing, fabrication and programming by Hugh Sato, and a sculpture by David Sundry.

Other upcoming projects

  • A new collaboration with Andy Cohn and Andy's Music
  • Cantos of War and Peace; only the dead have seen the end of war, for chamber ensemble and 10-speaker audio system
  • Here not There, a game piece for four performers and four video projections

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Board and Artist Opportunities
Do you enjoy immersive performances that are fun AND intellectually challenging? Want to become more involved? There are exciting board and artist opportunities as we build a more diverse and nimble organization to respond to the critical times. Please contact Christophe at non [at] nonopera [dot] org for more information.

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Support NON:op by purchasing HPSCHD@50 merch!

Also available are Musicircus T-Shirts, John Cage CDs, HPSCHD@50 buttons, and souvenir programs. Click here to order and support NON:op and its artists.

And if you were at the February-March HPSCHD@50 events at the Chicago Cultural center and have video, photo, or audio documentation that you would like to share and include in NON:op's HPSCHD archive...

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Thank you for taking care of each other by staying indoors and practicing social distancing.
We hope you and yours are well and staying safe during these trying times.
Christophe, Ann, Bill, Theo, Harrah, and the rest of NON:op's Artists and Board of Directors

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