• Monday March 25 | 9:00 pm

    Timothée Quost Solo & Boneshaker Album Release Show

    French trumpeter Timothée Quost performs a solo set and Boneshaker celebrates the release of its new album Fake Music.
  • Tuesday March 26 | 9:00 pm

    Mazzarella/Stein/Reed/Mezzacappa & Clausen/Heinemann/Hunton

    First meeting of this improvising quartet! Bassist Lisa Mezzacappa makes a rare visit from the San Francisco Bay Area for an improvised set of music with Chicago creative music heroes, Nick Mazzarella (alto sax), Jason Stein (bass clarinet) and Mike Reed (drums). Expect high energy grooves, spacious soundscapes, lyrical flights and abstract musings.
  • Thursday March 28 | 9:00 pm

    Shane Parish Solo & Krouse/Moore/Hunton

    Asheville-based guitarist Shane Parish makes a long overdue return to the Elastic Arts stage for a set of solo music, and Chicago percussionist Emerson Hunton presents this trio collaboration featuring Boston-based pianist Eric Krouse and electronic improviser/composer Ted Moore. Using live processing, feedback, modular synthesis, and acoustic instruments, the trio presents improvisations ranging from stark minimalism to frenetic density. The trio’s first meeting was in May of 2018 at the University of Chicago, where a recording was made.
  • Friday March 29 | 9:00 pm

    Erica Dicker/Dana Jessen/Katherine Young/Ted Moore & Ben LaMar Gay/Ritwik Banerji

    Four friends from diverse improvisatory backgrounds join forces + Ben LaMar Gay and Ritwik Banerji.
  • Saturday March 30 | 9:00 pm

    Asian Improv aRts Midwest presents: Tatsu Aoki’s The MIYUMI Project

    Tatsu Aoki’s The MIYUMI Project returns to Elastic Arts! One of the longest standing amalgams drawing from the aesthetics of Japanese traditional music and Chicago’s avant-garde jazz and experimental music. The presentations are improvised compositions that stem from a conceptual framework for each band member to interpret, which is then transformed into a contemporary musical immersion for the audience. Each successive grouping of MIYUMI Project musicians over the past two decades have contributed to the unique blending of modern application with traditional sensibility. The final result is a continuous evolution of a "live and raw" musical happening. Tonight’s performance of Tatsu Aoki’s MIYUMI Project include: Mwata Bowden, Coco Elysses, Edward Wilkerson Jr., Jaime Kempkers, and Kioto Aoki, and special guest: Tsukasa Taiko.