Thursday, October 7, 2010

Aural Architecture at WNUR

Thursday, October 7, 2010 (7:30 p.m. CST)

WNUR (89.3 FM)
1877 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
(847) 866-9687

admission: $5 suggested donation for those attending the event, and this can be heard on 89.3FM and on

You are invited to attend “Aural Architecture,” which is part of the Fifth Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival and Chicago Artists Month. “Aural Architecture” explores sonic properties of buildings and how natural soundscapes relate to the built environment, and it includes musicians interacting with buildings’ sounds. A sculptor presents a sculpture that pertains to this theme, and musicians in remote locations perform together telematically via Skype, with contributions of audio recordings from inside and around buildings --
• Julia Miller (guitar), Satya Gummuluri (vocals), Jeff Carter (sculpture), Sarah Ritch (cello), Dan Godston (trumpet), and Anthony Poretti (drums) at WNUR;
• Berg26 at a 19th Century morgue in Berlin -- Annie Goh begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting, Florian Goeschke, Thomas Wochnik, Anna Bäumer, Patrick Muller, Daniela Imhoff, Elen Flügge, Christof Wenta, Damian Rebgetz, and Alexander Sieber;
• Marcos Fernandes and Masashi Heirakuji at the Yamagin Archive (Shimonoseki, Japan);
• audio recordings contributed by Barry Blesser, Tony Schwartz and Jimmy Giuffre, and the Buckminster Fuller Institute

Fifth Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival
Chicago Calling is a multi-arts collaboration festival. During the Fifth Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival, people in Chicago work with people outside of Chicago -- both here in the U.S. and abroad. These collaborations include a range of art forms, such as music, dance, film, literature, and intermedia -- and they are prepared or improvised. Some Chicago Calling events involve live feeds between Chicago and other locations. 2010 Chicago Calling events include “Bicycles and the Arts” at Happy Dog Gallery, “Translations 2010” at the Reconstruction Room, “Seda Röder / Burton Greene - Harrison Bankhead Duo Concert” at Curtiss Hall in the Fine Arts Building, “Temperatures and Shapes / Arctic Live” at Elastic Sound & Vision Gallery, “I Remember Fred” at the Velvet Lounge, “Chicago Calling, Waiting for the Bus” at Café Ballou, “Aural Architecture” at WNUR, “Two Way Tarot Mirrors” at Myopic Books, “Facets of Southeast Asia” at the Zhou B. Art Center, “Chicago Equinix” at Soapbox Music, “The City as Studio / Curatorial Practice” at the Phantom Gallery Chicago Network Office, and “My Favorite Banned Books Abecedarian Read-Out” at the Logan Square Library.

Borderbend Arts Collective
Chicago Calling is organized by the Borderbend Arts Collective, a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to promote the arts by to creating opportunities for artists to explore the aesthetic geography along the borders and boundaries between art forms. Poetry, music, performance, and the visual arts are no longer discreet modes: hybrid forms, and interarts collaborations proliferate in global arenas.

Borderbend events encourage artists to use innovative aesthetic technologies and create strategies to engage and collaborate with artists from divergent communities in Chicago and the world. Multi-venue performances of music, poetry and visual arts exhibitions and interdisciplinary festivals reach beyond immediate cultural and aesthetic neighborhoods to cross borders and boundaries among participants, audiences and art forms.

Annual Borderbend projects include Chicago Calling and the Mingus Awareness Project. Other organizations partner with Borderbend to enrich and extend the reach of its project, such as the Experimental Piano Series, which is co-produced by the Chicago Composers Forum and Borderbend, in partnership with the PianoForte Foundation.

Chicago Artists Month
Throughout October, you are invited to meet hundreds of Chicago visual artists at exhibitions, workshops, open studios, tours, neighborhood art walks and more in venues across the city. Presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs in collaboration with more than 200 program partners, Chicago Artists Month aims to showcase the extraordinary talent and vibrancy of Chicago’s art community.
This year's theme, "The City as Studio,” explores the impact of the urban environment on Chicago artists and their work, and the contributions that artists make to the vitality of our city. The place where art is imagined and made, whether in a physical or virtual space, affects the idea, the process and the final product. And the art, once created, leaves a mark on the place it occupies. Chicago Artists Month 2010 looks at how the city influences art and artists, and how artists transform the city by contributing to civic dialogue and quality of life.

• Spaces Speak, Are You Listening? Experiencing Aural Architecture by Barry Blesser and Linda-Ruth Salter:
• Tony Schwartz: