Open House Chicago 2017

SATURDAY  OCTOBER 14 12:00 – 3:00 PM

openhouse_artsclub1Presented by the Chicago Architecture Foundation, Open House Chicago is a free, city-wide, behind-the-scenes look at many of the city’s great places and spaces. 150 buildings are chosen each year and include repurposed mansions, hidden rooms, sacred spaces, private clubs, iconic theatres, offices, hotels and more—all for free.

Since its inception in 2011, Access Contemporary Music has worked with the Architecture Foundation to “activate” some of the sites with music by commissioning composers to write music inspired by the spaces.

We then have musicians in the spaces performing the music approximately every fifteen minutes during the day between 12:00 and 3:00.

This year we’re excited to be working with the Golden Triangle and Sedgwick Studios.


The Golden Triangle features a stunning variety of Asian and European art and antiques hand-selected by the owners over the last 25 years. It’s a truly amazing experience to stroll through this collection.  What started as imported collectibles from Thailand has turned into an 18,000 sq. ft. design destination.

The music for the Golden Triangle is being composed by Joshua Marquez.

It will be played between 12:00 and 3:00 by:
Dalia Chin – flute
Arianne Urban – violin



Sedgwick Studios
Situated underneath the CTA’s Sedgwick stop on the Brown Line was a ComED electrical substation built to power the trains.  In the early 1960’s the building sat vacant for nearly a decade until it was bought by a collective of artists and turned into a magnificent set of studios. Today Sedgwick Studios is abuzz in activity as the creative home for six artists who create in the space and also give public exhibitions of their work.

The music for Sedgwick Studios is being composed by Roydon Tse.

It will be played between 12:00 and 3:00 by:
Nick Mula – clarinet
Gaby Vargas – flute




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