at Corbett vs. Dempsey
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 3pm
Free and open to the public

One of the only musicians to genuinely link the worlds of hip hop and improvised music, the extraordinary vocalist Mike Ladd performs a rare solo concert at Corbett vs. Dempsey as part of the current manifestation of The Bridge.  Originally from Boston, now based in Paris, Ladd emerged in the late ’90s as an innovative rapper, releasing his debut Easy Listening 4 Armageddon, eventually merging his verbal and vocal ambulations with a variety of top figures in creative music, including Vijay Iyer, Jeff Parker, and Tyshawn Sorey, as well as doing remixes of Yo La Tengo and Antipop Consortium, and many guest appearances on records of all sorts. from underground hip hop to Dr. John.  For this special event, Ladd will apply voice and electronics to an ongoing project involving Sea Shanties.

at Corbett vs. Dempsey
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 4pm
Free and open to the public

 

at Corbett vs. Dempsey
Friday, September 29, 7pm
Free and open to the public

Corbett vs. Dempsey is very proud to invite back to its halls saxophonist Mats Gustafsson.  Once such a regular performer in Chicago that he was dubbed mayor of the city, he’s now a rare bird, touching down infrequently.  This solo performance will be a trip back to the early days of Gustafsson-in-the-Windy-City, recalling the 1995 performance at the Renaissance Society that gave the world the inimitable LP The Education of Lars Jerry (Xeric).  For this appearance, Gustafsson will perform in response to a selection of works in the Small Sculpture exhibition, actually interpreting them as compositions or improvisational prompts.  This follows on his last solo concert at CvsD, in 2008, when he interpreted steel sculptures by Joseph Goto.

 

Come hear one of the great contemporary improvisors in a unique context with intimately scaled sculpture.  And prepare to bump elbows – the entire room is brimming with artwork.

 

CHICAGO – Artist David Hartt created an exhibition exploring the stopped housing experiment, currently on view at Chicago’s Graham Foundation.

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CHICAGO – Artist David Hartt captures a portrait of a forgotten Puerto Rican housing project.

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TORINO – A new site-specific work by Arturo Herrera opens at the OGR Tonino complex in Italy. (more…)