"Mainline Music presents Ken Ueno's AEOLUS"
Saturday, November 19, 2016
645 W. Grand Ave.
Hailing from the outsider worlds of avant-garde opera, Tuvan throat-singing and performance art, this concert features Ken Ueno, Majel Connery, and The Living Earth Show in a 1-hour workshop of scenes from Ueno's opera-in-progress, AEOLUS.
AEOLUS is inspired by Homer's Odyssey and the epic meeting between Odysseus and Aeolus, the keeper of the winds. The fruits of Ueno's fascination with breath as a compositional tool, the opera uses amplified breathing and multiphonics to conjure a mythic, windswept world. Conceived as a series of performance diptychs, Aeolus pits Ueno's extended vocal techniques (as Aeolus) against Connery's fluid vocalise (as Odysseus).
Mainline Music is a forum for the fusion of popular and art cultures in music, theater, dance, and fine art. Its mission is to revive the natural affinity of art and revelry and establish a creative asylum for artists and audiences. Mainline is both a residency and concert series, offering resident artists one week of unfettered access to space and technical resources culminating in a public work-in-progress performance. Mainline recruits, nurtures, and presents unconventional performers, composers, and other unclassifiable artists of exceptionally high caliber, enabling them the freedom to take risks during the incubation of new work.
Founded in 2016, Mainline is the brainchild of vocalist and producer, Majel Connery. Mainline is supported by Opera Cabal, a company dedicated to rewiring the operatic paradigm through bold experiments in music, theater, and multimedia. During its inaugural year, Mainline is generously hosted by the Starline Social Club.
"Hyde Park Salon Series"
Saturday, Jan 21, 2017
Salons are held at a private residence in Hyde Park, near the University of Chicago campus. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Performers include: Ryan Peter Miller and Marco Rosichelli, and Julia Miller (Volcano Radar).
Opera Cabal curates a monthly Salon Series on the South Side of Chicago dedicated to fostering the growth of unusual contemporary performance in its beginning stages. The Salons are a forum for scholars, free thinkers and artists of any definition, both local and countrywide, giving priority to those producing uncommon work that can be difficult to program in conventional settings. Grounded in the University of Chicago tradition of open artistic inquiry, the Salons offer the opportunity to share and critique work in an intimate and rigorous workshop environment. Founded in 2006, the Salons are exclusively not-for-profit, community-based, and open to the public by invitation.