• Dec 13 2019 | 9:00 pm

    Elastro A/V: “Bananafishing,” a performative multimedia reading of JD Salinger’s ‘A Perfect Day for Bananafish’ + MAKE 18 Release event + Thorne Brandt

    The final night of a special series of four live electro/acoustic sound + video performances featuring over 40 local artists.

Thorne Brandt
LIVE – instruments that produce sublime interactive synesthesia

a performative multimedia reading of JD Salinger’s
“A Perfect Day for Bananafish”

Kim Alpert, Narrator
Bridget Bancroft, Sybil
Trea Fotidzis, Muriel
Olivia Junell, Mrs. Carpenter
Matt Lux, Seymore
Nick Meryhew, Mrs. Carpenter’s Friend
Cristal Sabbah, Muriel’s Mother
with visuals by Kim Alpert
and a live score by Paul Giallorenzo

MAKE 18 live reading + projections from MAKE Magazine’s final print edition. 

For this issue of MAKE, Mad Science, we hoped to create a space for works born of careful observation and unhindered curiosity about the natural world, these bodies we inhabit, and the technologies that rise in our wake. Within this space, we include work that confronts our current reality by re-imaging its limitations. Tonight’s event features contributors to this final print issue of MAKE.

featuring live visual projections by Alexander Babbitt
live improvisations by Lia Kohl – cello, Nick Meryhew – trombone/electronics, Warren Enström – bassoon


“Then You Will Never Be Happy”
By Suzanne Scanlon


“Blushes in Her Clutch”
By Cajetan Sorich


“The Age of Toys”
By Giuseppe Caputo
Translated from the Spanish by Kolin Jordan


Giuseppe Caputo (not present) was born on the Caribbean Coast of Colombia in 1982. The English translation of his first novel, An Orphan World (Un mundo huérfano, 2016), will be published by Charco Press in 2019.


Kolin Jordan has translated three books of short stories for 7Vientos Press: Saturnalia by Rey Andújar, Flowers & Mishima’s Illustrated Biography by Mario Bellatín, and Caracas Muerde: Chronicles from a Relentless City by Héctor Torres. His first book of short stories, Feeling Less Wrong, is forthcoming.


Cajetan Sorich is a writer, choreographer, and performance artist who can be seen with the Chicago multimedia group Vail. She writes for Scapi Magazine and has recently choreographed a music video for the band DEHD.


Suzanne Scanlon is the author of two novels, Promising Young Women (Dorothy, 2012) and Her 37th Year, An Index (Noemi Press, 2015).

This series is curated by Kim AlpertAlex BabbittPaul Giallorenzo, and Daniel Wyche.
With support from mediaThe foundation.

Click here for more information.