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MCA Stage: eighth blackbird with Nico Muhly and Bryce Des sner

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April 30 - May 1\, 2013\, 7:30pm

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Tickets $ 28\, MC A members $22\, Students  $10

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As part of the compo ser series at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago\, the celebrate d Chicago-based chamber music ensemble\, eighth blackbird\,  returns to the MCA Stage. The concerts will feature new works by two young\ , New York-based\, composer/performers who bridge the worlds of classical m usic and rock: Nico Muhly and Bryce Dessner. Muhly who worked extens ively with Philip Glass early in his career has also composed full-length a lbums\, film scores\, symphony and theater commissions\, and collaborated w ith many notable musicians such as: Björk\, Grizzly Bear\, and Sufjan Steve ns. Dessner is the guitarist of the indie rock band The National\, co-found er of the contemporary classical ensemble Clogs\, and curates the MusicNOW Festival in Cincinnati. Muhly and Dessner perform with eighth blackbird and play their own music as well as music by composers who have inspired them. MCA Stage co-commissioned Dessner’s new work for eighth blackbird.

DTEND:20130430T210000 DTSTAMP:20140424T220510 DTSTART:20130430T193000 GEO:41.897166;-87.621288 LOCATION:Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)\,220 East Chicago Ave \nChicago\, IL 60611 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:MCA Stage: eighth blackbird: Apr 30-May 1\, eighth blackbird UID:269454 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130502T190000 DTSTAMP:20140424T220510 DTSTART:20130502T170000 GEO:42.0524613;-87.6727148 LOCATION:Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art\,Northwestern University 40 Art s Circle Drive \nEvanston\, IL 60208 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:CLOWNFLANEUR: MFA Thesis Exhibition from the Department of Art Theo ry + Practice\, Amanda Elise Bowles\, Daniel Giles\, Esau McGhee\, Matt Mor ris- Chicago UID:272308 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130503T203000 DTSTAMP:20140424T220510 DTSTART:20130503T183000 GEO:41.8978401;-87.9430922 LOCATION:Elmhurst Art Museum\,150 Cottage Hill Avenue \nElmhurst \, IL 6012 6 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:FRAGMENT: Sampling the Modern \, Leslie Baum\, Diana Guerrero-Maciá \, Jessica Labatte\, Adam Scott UID:272666 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130503T203000 DTSTAMP:20140424T220510 DTSTART:20130503T183000 GEO:41.8978401;-87.9430922 LOCATION:Elmhurst Art Museum\,150 Cottage Hill Avenue \nElmhurst \, IL 6012 6 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Flip Your Wig \, Cody Hudson UID:272669 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130503T200000 DTSTAMP:20140424T220510 DTSTART:20130503T170000 GEO:41.876198;-87.649932 LOCATION:Gallery 400\,UIC College of Architecture and Art 400 S. Peoria Str eet (Art and Design Hall\, First Floor) \nChicago\, IL 60607 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:I THINK WE’RE READY TO GO TO THE NEXT SEQUENCE: THE LEGACY OF THE H ALFLIFERS\, 23E Laboratories\, Jason Robert Bell\, James Fotopoulos\, Kari Gatzke\, HALFLIFERS\, Lauren Marsden\, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy\, Bjørn Mel hus\, Shana Moulton\, Caspar Stracke and MASTERS OF TIME AND SPACE\, Jennet Thomas UID:260757 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

In conjunction with the opening reception of I THINK WE’RE R EADY TO GO TO THE NEXT SEQUENCE: THE LEGACYOF HALFLIFERS\, Jennet Thomas pe rforms her newly created\, HALFLIFERS inspired\, I AM YOUR ERROR MESSAGE

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 Something is terribly wrong.  That message has been receive d and you know that some sort of action is required for salvation but you h ave questions\, and fears.  Receive answers to your inquiries and learn how to save yourself at Gallery 400 on May 3 at 7pm.

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Jennet Thomas (bo rn 1963) is an artist who makes films\, performances and installations. Her work began as spoken word and projections for a live audience\, it now com bines a variety of filmic languages\, ranging from soap opera to experiment al and underground filmmaking\, from sci-fi to musicals. Her work tackles v ery human content and is often bleakly comic. Thomas' work emerged from the anarchistic\, experimental culture of London's underground film and live a rt club scene in the 1990's\, where she was a co-founder of the Exploding C inema Collective. Her numerous film works have screened extensively in the international Film Festival arena (Rotterdam\, Oberhausen\, New York Underg round Film Festival) with retrospectives at The Pleasure Dome\, Toronto\, A nthology Film Archives\, New York and Rencontres Video Art Plastique in Fra nce. She is a Senior Lecturer on BA Fine Art: Print and Time Based Media at the University of the Arts London\, Wimbledon College.

DTEND:20130503T200000 DTSTAMP:20140424T220510 DTSTART:20130503T190000 GEO:41.876198;-87.649932 LOCATION:Gallery 400\,UIC College of Architecture and Art 400 S. Peoria Str eet (Art and Design Hall\, First Floor) \nChicago\, IL 60607 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Jennet Thomas: I AM YOUR ERROR MESSAGE [Activated by Live Performan ce]\, Jennet Thomas UID:273249 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130503T193000 DTSTAMP:20140424T220510 DTSTART:20130503T173000 GEO:41.895495;-87.6349009 LOCATION:Jean Albano Gallery\,215 W. Superior \nChicago\, IL 60654 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:PAINT LAKE\, Terri Zupanc UID:271640 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

MCA: First Fridays: Fiesta

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May 3\, 2013\, 6-1 0pm

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Tickets $14 in advance\, $18 at the door

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At First Fridays\, visitors can unwind after work and enjoy an intriguing mix of culture\, ranging from live music and perfo rmance art to experimental films and hands-on art stations. May’s fiesta th emed event includes spins by DJ Alvin Black\, a GlitterGuts p hoto booth\, an on-site give-away by WXRT radio station\, and a crea tion station with Chicago artist Gabriel Garcia.  Visitors can enjoy a Loteria game and participate in a scavenger hunt with a ch ance to win prizes. First Fridays tickets\, which include museum adm ission\, live entertainment\, and complimentary Wolfgang Puck hors d ’oeurves\, are $18 ($14 in advance). Guests must be 21 or older.

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DTEND:20130503T220000 DTSTAMP:20140424T220510 DTSTART:20130503T180000 GEO:41.897166;-87.621288 LOCATION:Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)\,220 East Chicago Ave \nChicago\, IL 60611 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:First Friday May: Fiesta UID:272165 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130503T193000 DTSTAMP:20140424T220510 DTSTART:20130503T170000 GEO:41.8956362;-87.6355388 LOCATION:Schneider Gallery\,230 West Superior St. \nChicago\, IL 60654 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Nocturnal\, Pablo Soria UID:272671 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130503T193000 DTSTAMP:20140424T220510 DTSTART:20130503T170000 GEO:41.8956362;-87.6355388 LOCATION:Schneider Gallery\,230 West Superior St. \nChicago\, IL 60654 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Fathom and Fray\, Caleb Charland UID:272673 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130503T210000 DTSTAMP:20140424T220510 DTSTART:20130503T180000 GEO:41.8960393;-87.6636428 LOCATION:THE MISSION\,1431 W. Chicago Ave. \nChicago\, IL 60642 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Third Expedition // Wild Life Sanctuary\, Erica Bohm\, Jenny Ke ndler UID:273271 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130503T210000 DTSTAMP:20140424T220510 DTSTART:20130503T180000 GEO:41.883645;-87.64943 LOCATION:threewalls\,119 N. Peoria #2C \nChicago\, IL 60607 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:(At Night I Think Of You)\, Aay Preston-Myint UID:271249 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130503T210000 DTSTAMP:20140424T220510 DTSTART:20130503T180000 GEO:41.883645;-87.64943 LOCATION:threewalls\,119 N. Peoria #2C \nChicago\, IL 60607 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Multiplices\, Marissa Lee Benedict UID:271251 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130504T190000 DTSTAMP:20140424T220510 DTSTART:20130504T160000 GEO:41.921219;-87.6778576 LOCATION:ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation\,2156 N Damen \nChicago\, I L 60647 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Time and Remembering\, Pamela Hobbs UID:277802 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130504T200000 DTSTAMP:20140424T220510 DTSTART:20130504T180000 GEO:41.89405;-87.651427 LOCATION:Shane Campbell Gallery\,673 North Milwaukee Avenue \nChicago\, IL 60642 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:CRADLE OF FILTH\, Amanda Ross-Ho UID:274104 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130504T210000 DTSTAMP:20140424T220510 DTSTART:20130504T180000 GEO:41.85369;-87.680444 LOCATION:slow\,2153 W 21st Street \nChicago\, IL 60608 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Runs and Goses\, Carol Jackson and Julie Potratz UID:273225 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR