Mind Over Mirrors: Bellowing Sun
  • Chicago-based musician and composer Jaime Fennelly premieres Bellowing Sun, a performance that blends various voices through electronic synthesizers and Fennelly’s primary instrument, the Indian pedal harmonium. This new project expands Fennelly’s solo practice as a harmoniumist and synthesist to include a panoramic ensemble made up of vocalist and percussionist Janet Beveridge Bean, violinist Jim Becker, and percussionist Jon Mueller, all selected by Fennelly for their work in the Cosmic Americana genre. The musicians perform with audiences seated on stage encircling a sculptural light installation designed in collaboration with Timothy Breen, Eliot Irwin, and Keith Parham. The centerpiece illuminates the room with live animation and gradual changes in light and color, allowing viewers to see and react to their fellow audience members in this enticing audiovisual environment. Performances take place in the MCA’s Edlis Neeson Theater.

Mind Over Mirrors: Bellowing Sun
  • Location: Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Address: 220 E. Chicago Ave.
  • April 6, 2018 - April 7, 2018
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Recurring daily