Sun Ra + Ayé Aton: Space, Interiors and Exteriors

May 22, 2013 - September 21, 2014


Corbett vs. Dempsey & Immediate Sound Series presents–Wed, May 22, 2013-9:30 pm-Hideout-$8.00

Jim Baker

NRG Ensemble plays Sun Ra

DJ Sets by Corbett vs. Dempsey

Set I – Jim Baker – solo piano & ARP synthesizer

Set II – NRG Ensemble plays Sun Ra
Mars Williams – woodwinds
Dave Rempis – saxophones
Brian Sandstrom – guitar, trumpet, bass
Kent Kessler – bass
Jim Baker – piano & ARP synthesizer
Steve Hunt – drums
Avreeayl Ra – percussion

Book release celebration for  Sun Ra + Ayé Aton: Space, Interiors and Exteriors, 1972 (Picture Box/Corbett vs. Dempsey)

Includes an introduction by Glenn Ligon and an essay by John Corbett

This once-lost trove of photographs date from 1972, a pivotal year for Sun Ra. Half of the photos in this book are of interior murals made by Ra-colleague and musician Ayé Aton — spectacularly beautiful in their 1970s supersaturated color. From the same period, a cache of never-published photographs taken on location in Oakland for the film Space is the Place, features Ra in full regalia, wearing beautiful Egyptian costumes.

*DJ Sets: Corbett vs. Dempsey – Swing Low Sweet Alien Funk

The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642