• Sunday September 23 | 9:00 pm

    Prisoner’s Song by Gelsey Bell/Erik Ruin, Marvin Tate, Benny Lee

    Prisoner’s Song is a performance created by composer Gelsey Bell and visual artist Erik Ruin about the prison experience. Using shadow puppets and projections alongside a variety of musical idioms, the piece draws on historic ballads, poetry, audio interviews with people who have spent time in prison, and other primary sources to create a fragmentary encounter with the states of mind and heart prison engenders. This event will also feature a talk by Benneth/Benny Lee of the National Alliance for the Empowerment of the Formerly Incarcerated, and proceeds from the show will go to support NAEFI.
  • Monday September 24 | 9:00 pm

    Collective Quintet & Marcel Bonfim Quartet

    Members of the Chicago Composers Collective present their original music in quintet format, and Brazilian born bassist Marcel Bonfim leads a quartet that explores the intersection of American jazz with Brazilian folk music.
  • Wednesday September 26 | 6:00 pm

    Discoveries: Hear & Be Heard

    Dalia Chin Performs electroacoustic music for flute by Composers Pablo Chin “Inside the Shell” Fernanda Navarro “About Beauty” Audience and Artists discuss the inspiration, process, and insights in the collaborative process between composer and performer, acoustics and electronics.
  • Thursday September 27 | 9:00 pm

    Kieran Daly/Jason Roebke Duo & Tiny Home Living

    Two Chicago-based bands make their Elastic Arts debut, featuring a meeting of musicians from disparate corners of the scene.
  • Friday September 28 | 7:00 pm

    Party Timessss 1988: Friday