Photo: Ross Karre
MCA Studio presents Artists Up Close
Afterword, an opera:
a discussion with
GEORGE LEWIS, CATHERINE SULLIVAN, SEAN GRIFFIN
Thursday July 23, 6p
Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago
Free / Reservations 312.397.4010 or reserve online.
Taking a pause during their weeklong design residency at the MCA, the artists behind the new opera Afterword discuss their vision for the upcoming performance. Premiering in October, this multimedia chamber opera explores the relation between the aesthetic and the social, viewed through the experiences of the early members of the African American experimental music collective, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM).
The panel includes:
George Lewis, composer and librettist
Sean Griffin, director
Catherine Sullivan, director
This event forms part of a Mellon Collaborative Fellowship for Arts Practice and Scholarship at the Gray Center. Read more about the project here.
Visit MCA Stage for more info on the premiere of Afterword, October 16-17, 2015.