Gray Sound 5: Allen Moore

 Jan 19, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The Gray Center invites you to join us for a concert by Allen Moore at Midway Studios (Great Hall), 929 E 60th Street at the University of Chicago. Our series is in its fifth season, being curated this year by composer and artist Andrew Stock.


About Allen Moore

Allen Moore is a Black Interdisciplinary Visual Artist, Experimental Turntableist, Sound Artist, Educator and Youth Mentor born and raised in the Historic Village of Robbins IL. Moore holds a Bachelors of Arts from Chicago State University, a Masters in Arts from Governors State University and a Masters of Fine Arts from Northern Illinois University in 2016. His recent body work investigates both the audio and visual element of black death and black grief. His conceptual premise is to analyze the signifiers of Blackness through performative Improvisation and experimentation. Moore is driven to nurture and expand the agency of the Black Imagination. Currently he is a Makerspace Manager specializing in STEM/STEAM and DIY education in the greater Chicagoland area. Moore has exhibited and performed across the greater midwest, including exhibitions at Heaven Gallery, Compound Yellow, Experimental Sound Studio, Elastic Arts, Threewalls, The Museum of Contemporary Art, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Roots & Culture Gallery, Lula Cafe, The Star Media Group, Union Street Gallery, The Museum of Science and Industry Chicago, etc.  


About the curator
Andrew Stock is a composer and artist with focus areas in experimental music, conceptual art, and Black studies. He makes work in concert and installative formats alongside other media or contexts (e.g. performance art, text, curation), and teaches both as a PhD candidate (University of Chicago) and as a guest artist at other institutions (Yale, Stanford, Connecticut College, Webster University).

About Gray Sound
Founded in 2019 by Gray Center Director and UChicago Associate Professor of Music and the Humanities, Seth Brodsky, Gray Sound was envisioned as an ongoing performance and discussion series that represents a chance for artists and the broader community to tease the boundaries of sound—when it moves from voice to music, recognizable tune to noise, experience to idea, and back.