Event Year: 2008

Voyageur

Inspired by the story of the first encounters between the French Jesuit settlers of Chicago and the native population and sung in the original 17th century French from text taken directly from archival letters, Christopher Dietz‘ Le Chemin is “a dramatic presentation of the French perspective on the promise, difficulties, and ultimate tragedy that accompanies… Read more »

1001 Afternoons in Chicago 2008

Long before we partnered with Strawdog Theater to turn stories from this famous collection by Ben Hecht into a radio play, we collaborated with Erin Carlisle Norton and the Moving Architects dance company to make a version for live music and dance.  In fact it was Erin who introduced us to these fabulous stories in… Read more »

Composer Alive: Stephane Delplace

In 2008 we collaborated with French composer Stephane Delplace for our third Composer Alive project. Stephane wrote a large-scale ensemble piece for us and emailed it as he wrote it in four installments.  Each installment was recorded in front of a live audience at the Chicago Cultural Center and then posted to our website. This… Read more »