Cornetist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Ben LaMar Gay has been making waves in various circles of the Chicago creat
Homme is Macie Stewart (of Marrow) and Sima Cunningham, and they have what they call a “harmonic connection.”
When Elle Casazza takes the stage, she takes the room, as well—a fact that any Chicagoan who has seen the “fearless, sultry and powerful” artist perform live will likely attest to.
You may have heard Akenya Seymour on Chance the Rapper’s #10Day or at one of her jazz showcases around the city. A graduate of the Chicago Academy of the Arts who went on to study jazz voice at Boston’s New England Conservatory, 23-year-old multi-genre artist Akenya Seymour is a force to be reckoned with.
When my daughter was born, I remembered words I had forgotten: sunqu, wawa, uripachallay.
Krughoff reads from her story and describes a throw-down with her editor and the rumor that inspired the piece.
How do you write about depression in a way that isn’t depressing? I decided to start small. Instead of "I need help," I wrote "I need a shower."
If you are familiar with my music, you know I’m about styles, patterns and double entendres.
We discovered we could activate gallery spaces as if they were crime scenes or sites of cruising—of men interacting with men.
Animator Fernanda Torres of Bogota, Colombia, approached me about composing a soundtrack for her digital short after hearing my instrumental album. We collaborated back and forth via the Internet for about one year.
Nothing to See/Hear is a love story about two women and their unraveling relationship. As the estranged couple poses in a portrait studio, each reflects on their former intimacy. The story is set to the bittersweet track A True Story of a Story of True Love by The Books.
"Dance: A Moving Canvas" is program that seeks to expand dance audiences in Chicago by enabling participants to deepen their understanding of the choreographic process. Three choreographers were chosen by jury to develop work for the program.
I wanted to remind people of the original definition of "humanity." This earth remembers what that was like, but we, as humans, are like aliens to the very earth we live on. Our humanity is dying every day.
It's pretty much a true story, based on a weird experience I had on a trip I took to Mexico....There's an old woman there who's a sort of hallucinogenic shaman. Traveling kids from all over the world congregate at her house. It's a pretty wild scene. It seemed like I should write a song about it.
The interdisciplinary performance "3 Singers Opera" explores the female body’s relationship with machinery, particularly with the labor, production and policies of the textile industry.