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Thursday, February 13 · 7:30 pm
VOICE Reading Series
Poetry and fiction
Gelvin Noel Gallery


Thursday, March 13 · 7:30 pm
Sudden Sound Concert Series
NGO Nakatani Gong Orchestra
Gelvin Noel Gallery


Thursday, March 20 · 7:30 pm
VOICE Reading Series
Poetry and fiction
Gelvin Noel Gallery


Thursday, April 17 · 7:30 pm
Sudden Sound Concert Series
Chicago Underground Duo
Gelvin Noel Gallery


Thursday, April 24 · 7:30 pm
"American Songs"
Culminating recital from a semester of songwriting in the University of Illinois School of Music. The evening will include classics from the American songbook as well as newly composed songs featuring vocal performances from students in the School of Music.
Gelvin Noel Gallery


Sunday, April 27 · 3:00 pm
COLAB: Music and Dance Performance>
Improvisational performance collaborative of musicians, dancers, and engineers
Gelvin Noel Gallery


Thursday, May 1 · 7:30 pm
VOICE Reading Series
Poetry and fiction
Gelvin Noel Gallery



Sudden Sound Concert Series

The Sudden Sound Concert Series presents leading artists in the fields of improvised music and the jazz avant-garde, establishing Krannert Art Museum as a destination for enthusiasts of today's most progressive music from the U.S. and abroad. Curated by Jason Finkelman
Sponsored in part by Edwards Foundation Arts Fund, Analog Outfitters, and Krannert Art Museum with in-kind support provided by WEFT, 90.1 FM


March 13 · 7:30 pm
Featuring NGO Nakatani Gong Orchestra
Directed by acoustic sound artist and percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani, NGO is a non-traditional music orchestra delving into the rich harmony of multiple gongs. Featuring ten local performers who learn Nakatani’s specialized bowed gong and conduction techniques, NGO concerts immerse listeners in the wide sonic spectrum of resonating gongs, anchored by the low-frequencies of a 50-inch gong. Created in 2011, after ten years of solo performance and collaborations throughout the world, NGO has been presented in over 50 venues including The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Also featured in this concert will be a short solo performance by Nakatani.

If you are interested in performing in NGO, contact Jason Finkelman at finkelma@illinois.edu.


April 17 · 7:30 pm
Featuring Chicago Underground Duo
As the core of Chicago Underground projects for 17 years, cornetist Rob Mazurek and percussionist Chad Taylor are an intuitive music duo now touring for their seventh release. Their signature acoustic sound of cornet, drums, and vibraphone is now often combined with electronics, drum machines, and African Mbira, expanding the sonic realms from which explosive rhythms and fiery improvisations emerge. When not together as a duet, Chicago-based Mazurek is focused on his trio Starlicker, the São Paulo Underground and the Exploding Star Orchestra, while New York City-based Taylor tours principally with projects led by Marc Ribot, Ken Vandermark, and Cooper-Moore.

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VOICE Reading Series

The VOICE Reading Series showcases readings by fiction writers and poets from
the Creative Writing MFA program.
Gelvin Noel Gallery
Sponsored in part by the Creative Writing Program and Krannert Art Museum

February 13 · 7:30 pm
March 20 · 7:30 pm
May 1 · 7:30 pm

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Chicago Underground Duo
2012
Photo by Dave Kaufman