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Quin Kirchner presents his genre-blending electro-acoustic solo project, which he's been developing gradually for the past two years. Chicago ex-pat Michael Raynor—longtime sideman of the late, great Von Freeman—is joined by Nick Mazzarella, Russ Johnson and Clark Sommers for an improvised performance.
Radical Bodies = curated research + studio practice // towards the development of somatic connections, improvisational scores, performance, and deepening relationships between performers + musicians. RB provides access for local artists to deepen their training in the field of improvisation, dance, and performance.
This improvising trio joins up veteran Chicago improvisers Rempis and Daisy, whose collaborations span decades, with young pianist Matt PIet. Although this is only the band's fourth concert, they've released two digital albums, including Cure For the Quotidian on Piet's Amalgam imprint, and Hit The Ground Running on Rempis' Aerophonic label. Proceeds form both records have gone to causes including Planned Parenthood of Illinois and Refugee One, perhaps a result of the trio's first meeting - the fateful day after the election of the current U.S. president.
In conjunction with the Bridge, the Anagram Series presents a special performance featuring collaborations between musicians from France and the United States. Spoken word artist Mike Ladd and vocalist Mankwe Ndosi are joined by Damon Locks and Wayne Montana of the Eternals. Clarinetist Sylvain Kassap teams up with saxophonist Nick Mazzarella and longtime rhythm duo Clark Sommers and Dana Hall.
Elastic Arts starts a new relationship with the beautiful and historical May Chapel at Rosehill Cemetery. This gorgeous space, built in 1901 by German craftsmen, offers incredible acoustics and will be the perfect setting for this afternoon's FREE concert. To start, saxophonist Dave Rempis performs a solo set, a record release party for his first solo recording "Lattice," which came out on Aerophonic Records in October, and features material he recorded during an extensive 27-city tour of North America this past spring. He'll be followed by the subtle and sublime sounds of The Few.