Event Year: 2010

Newspaper Blackout Poems

When poet Austin Kleon was recently featured on NPR’s Morning Edition they described his Newspaper Blackout Poems by saying, “instead of starting with a blank page, poet Austin Kleon grabs a newspaper and a permanent marker and eliminates the words he doesn’t need.” Alternately whimsical, nostalgic, funny and always spare, the resulting poems are just… Read more »

Sounds From the Floating World

The culmination of our summer-long collaboration with dynamic Japanese composer Tomohisa Hashimoto, this concert will feature the World Premiere of the new piece he composed for us. We’ll also perform the music of other contemporary Japanese composers. Mr. Hashimoto will be at the concert and he and the performers will talk to audience members after… Read more »

Songs About Buildings and Moods

Songs About Buildings and Moods was a unique event that ACM produced in 2010 celebrating Chicago’s amazing architectural legacy, both classic and in the modern era, through newly composed music. Five landmark buildings in the loop were selected including: Chicago Cultural Center Marquette Building Monadnock building Aqua Tower Aon Building (Bertoia Sculpture) Composers then wrote… Read more »