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Time Brickey and Nora Barton join KG Price –
Time Brickey is a tap dancer, singer, and entertainer from Chicago. He is a graduate of Millikin University’s School of Music and an Apprentice Member of M.A.D.D. Rhythms. Time received his initial tap and theatrical training from Studio BE, under the direction of Tamara Drew.
Nora Barton is a Chicago-based cellist and educator. As a performer she demonstrates versatility within a wide array of genres, with collaborations ranging from experimental ambient improvisation to dancing around with an amplified cello in a punk marching band. She also organizes monthly concerts for Classical Revolution Chicago, providing access to classical chamber music performances in a variety of unexpected public spaces. She is the founding cellist of experimental improvisation group NbN Trio and a.pe.ri.od.ic, and performs regularly with ensembles Abbey Bowed, Manual Cinema, Mucca Pazza, and mbira space jam trio ExtraOcular.
KG Price is a genre-fluid composer, percussionist and turntablist by trade, who regularly produces work in other mediums including stop-motion animation, jewelry making, costume design and dance/movement. He is co-director of The Lucky Trikes and has worked with the Merce Cunningham Dance ensemble, Third Coast Percussion and many other ensembles throughout Chicago.
Corey Smith is a composer, writer, and performer based in Chicago, Illinois. He works in a hybridized performance style— a mixture of original music, text, and movement. Corey has been an artist in residence at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory, and Grin City. He is a 2017 and 2018 grantee of the City of Chicago’s Individual Artist Program as well as a 2018 recipient of an Emergency Grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. His work has been seen at Links Hall, the Detroit Fringe Festival, and numerous venues around the American Midwest. His work has been described as “surreal and overwhelming, but also indescribably beautiful” by Architectural Digest.
Eric Heidbrder’s ”Springbo” (America’s #1 Stay-at-home Band) is a musical comedian who loves his mommy and his country. His music is a combination of catchy, melody-driven music mixed with dark lyrics and topped off with high-energy delivery. Springbo engages audiences in venues around Chicago and an active streamer on Twitch, where he manages, hosts, and performs a live stream of Oregon Trail with improvised music.