Create works of writing and visual art inspired by those three individuals, including exquisite corpses.
Location:Mozart Park is in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood. It's on the north side of Armitage Ave. -- several blocks east of Pulaski Rd., just south of Dickens and Shakespeare Streets. Our workshop series happens in the room to the left of fieldhouse lobby; some workshop sessions may happen outside in the park, weather permitting.
The great bassist and composer Charles Mingus was born 92 years ago, and we present this unique program of music and poetry in celebration of that great American genius' work & legacy. This program includes music composed by Mingus, songs by composers who worked with Mingus or were inspired by Mingus, poetry inspired by Mingus, and visual art inspired by Mingus!
Above: Mingus Awareness Project painting by Alpha Bruton, "After Better Get Hit in Your Soul" by Deborah Meadows, and Mingus Awareness Project concert poster image by Josh Josue
3rd set: performance by the Míngtiāns Jon Hey -- piano Paul Hartsaw -- tenor saxophone Jon Griffith -- saxophones Dan Godston -- trumpet Jon Godston -- soprano saxophone Alex Wing -- upright bass Damon Short -- drums
More about "Tonight at Noon":
The set list will include "Jelly Roll," "Better Get Hit in Your Soul," "Ecclusiastics," "Peggy's Blue Skylight," "Nostalgia in Times Square," "Haitian Fight Song," and other songs.
During this next workshop, we will focus on the work and legacies of Ed Roberson and Sun Ra. Ed Roberson is an amazing Chicago-based poet, and Sun Ra is a pioneering instrumentalist, composer and bandleader whose dynamic vision has exploded conceptions of music, space and identity. We are delighted that Ed will be joining us at the workshop.
After growing up in Birmingham, Sun Ra moved to Chicago where he developed key aspects of his musical approach, including his iconic Egyptology-suffused space persona. Sun Ra later lived in Montreal, New York City, and Philadelphia...but Chicago and Sun Ra have a special connection.
This workshop will include the following:
Ed Roberson will read a selection of his poetry.
We will discuss one or two of Ed's poems.
We will listen to several songs by Sun Ra and his Arkestra.
We will write poetry and create visual art inspired by Ed Roberson and Sun Ra.
Location: Mozart Park is on Armitage Avenue in Logan Square -- several blocks east of Pulaski Road, just south of Dickens and Shakespeare Streets.
We will read and discuss "The Chicago Picasso," an ekphrastic poem by Gwendolyn Brooks.We will also read and discuss a few other poems by Gwendolyn Brooks.
Each participant will select a reproduction of an artwork in collections at the Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Contemporary Art. Then each participant will write an ekphrastic poem that is inspired by that artwork. (Reproductions of artworks will be provided.)
Participants will share their poems with others in the workshop.
On September 28, 2013, many poets around the world will make their voices heard. To declare the change they'd like to see most in the U.S. and throughout the international community, events are being staged worldwide as part of 100 Thousand Poets for Change. This night of poetry and activism in Chicago asks the questions: What is freedom of expression? Is surveillance dangerous? Who chooses the information our government can access and censor?
Suggested donation $4 **proceeds to be donated to Kiva**
Logistics -- near CTA Damen blue line third floor walk up not wheelchair accessible
Co-presented by the Red Rover Series and Chicago Calling Arts Festival, & curated by 100 Thousand Poets for Change, Chicago Community Council 2013: Barbara Barg, Laura Goldstein, Jennifer Karmin, Timothy Rey, Larry Sawyer, Keli Stewart, Lina Ramona Vitkauskas
“Harvest Fest: An Interfaith Arts Celebration” features music, poetry, and readings from sacred texts—focused on the themes of harvest, thanksgiving, and autumn. This 2013 Chicago Calling Arts Festival event is co-sponsored by the Peoples Church, Treasures of Uptown, and the Borderbend Arts Collective. Free and open to the public.
Balliceaux 203 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA 23220 (804) 355-3008
We're planning another Mingus Awareness Project concert in Chicago for the fall.
Congratulations to the No BS! Brass Band for the release of their new Fight Song: A Tribute to Charles Mingus CD. They've been promoting their new CD with a tour, and have been getting a lot of buzz -- with coverage in The Wall Street Journal, Paste Magazine, WBGO (88.3FM in Newark, NJ), and other media outlets. No BS! also released RVA All Day last month; check it out!
Check out the Borderbend media gallery for "Charles Mingus at 90," a year-long celebration of Charles Mingus' life and legacy that happened last year.
The Seventh Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival happens in fall 2012. Chicago Calling 2012 will include a bicycles & the arts event, a presentation by the Phantom Gallery Chicago Network and other programs.