ELASTIC SOUND AND VISIONARY GALLERY
"Vibrational Sound Narratives by artist Alpha Bruton
Alpha Bruton has created 200 12"x 18" acrylic on paper paintings, of compositions, from a four year exploration of various Chicagoan jazz musicians, improvisational jazz, creative music, electric music, and alternative sound, where she created abstract sketches in a response to their sound stream, and what she was feeling, or seeing during these performances.
Vibrational sound narratives are a very comprehensive system of patterns, or vibrations that teach our bodies at all levels how to have a new experience. They activate a practice similar to Vibra Keys association with sound, shape, and image in the context of emotional response, and unlock visual-spatial intelligence in the artists among us, who think in pictures and images.
Time Based Performance: Improvised Music
By David Boykin, Una MacGlone, Jayve Montgomery
These compositions were started as sketches that Bruton created, of musicians who have performed at venues and events in Chicago, including Elastic Sound & Visionary Gallery, Brown Rice, The Umbrella Music Festival at the Chicago Cultural Center, Fred Anderson’s Velvet Lounge, Ancestral Lofts, Heaven Gallery after set, AACM tribute to Fletcher Henderson at Millennium Park, Earnest Dawkins’ Sunday afternoon jam sessions, Nicole Mitchell's tribute to Alice Coltrane, Ways & Means Trio, Chicago Calling Arts Festival, The Mingus Awareness Project, among others.
CHICAGO ARTISTS MONTH:
Chicago Calling is part of Chicago Artists Month, the thirteenth annual celebration of Chicago’s vibrant visual art community. In October, more than 200 exhibitions of emerging and established artists, openings, demonstrations, tours, open studios and neighborhood art walks take place at galleries, cultural centers and arts buildings throughout the city. For more information, call 312.744.6630 or visit www.chicagoartistsmonth.org. Chicago Artists Month is coordinated by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and is sponsored by the Chicago Office of Tourism with additional support from 3Arts