Sunday, June 21st (11 a.m.-11:50 a.m.)
Wabash Avenue Underbridge
at Chicago Riverwalk
free and open to the public
Borderbend proudly presents a Make Music Chicago performance of (Ir)reversible River Stories at the Wabash Ave. Underbridge on June 21st. This debut performance of (Ir)reversible River Stories will explore ways by which humans have lived with and attempted to change the Chicago River and Lake Michigan—including the 19th C. plan to reverse the Chicago River, design and construction of moveable bridges along the river, early 20th C. plans to elevate Wabash Ave. and other streets in downtown Chicago, and current attempts to control the movement of invasive species such as the Asian carp. The score will involve a graphic score, poetry, and found text from documents regarding the plan to reverse the Chicago River.
From makemusicchicago.org: "Make Music Chicago presented by Rush Hour Concerts, links Chicago with a massive global music-making festival that takes place on the Summer Solstice every year and allows people of all ages and abilities to play together all day long – for free.
"Whether you’ve played an instrument all your life or haven’t sung since kindergarten this Father’s Day, Sunday June 21st enjoy free participatory events all over the city. Come play a part. We’ll have a few headline events and many, many more where you can either walk up and join in or just enjoy some great, free music."