Good evening, all!
We're so excited to have you at our next "brunch" on Sunday, November 20th at 6 p.m. at the Red Lion!
Check it out--tickets are only $7/person and $5/person if you bring a friend.
This series features prominent Chicago composers Hanee Park, Heidi Joosten*, Jonathan Hannau, Jordan Jenkins, Justus Richardson and Cassandra Kaczor with their talented performers. Also, you can have a f[r]ew brews and great food while you listen to their works.
Why is this event important, you might ask? On the surface, it just looks like some college kids jamming out in a bar. I see that.
I'll tell you. If you follow my nonsensically-lovely blog posts, you will notice that a common concern amongst them is the concept of peer patronage.
I believe so strongly in building a new art scene in Chicago. Our more traditional patrons who can only engage emotionally, socially and financially with Tchaikovsky's concerti are dying off. We will be left with nothing if we don't support one another. Arts attendance should no longer be about representing status. Rather, it should be a statement about how the arts inform culture and history, therefore, placing value on communication and innovation.
I listen to my peers' works and I am dumbfounded. We are making some intelligent and relevant shit, here in Chicago. We work with ridiculously talented performers. We take no prisoners.
We deserve to be heard.
So come to the second installation of MWB. Let's continue to connect and build our tiny empires of sound, dance, photography, 2D and 3D art and poetry... [etc.] We will construct this thing from the ground up, not dependent on genre or degree level.
Let good art continue to be good art.
See you in a week, loves.
-c and Ian.
*denotes world premiere