Opera Cabal Presents Hyde Park Salon

September 23, 2016 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Hyde Park Salon
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Opera Cabal Hyde Park Salon
Opera Cabal regularly curates a Salon Series on the South Side of Chicago dedicated to fostering the growth of unusual contemporary performance in its beginning stages. The events are a forum for scholars, free thinkers and artists of any definition, both local and countrywide, giving priority to those producing uncommon work that can be difficult to program in conventional settings. Grounded in the University of Chicago tradition of open artistic inquiry, the Salons offer the opportunity to share and critique work in an intimate and rigorous workshop environment.

Founded in 2006, the events are exclusively not-for-profit, community-based, and open to the public by invitation. Salons are generously hosted by University of Chicago Stein Freiler Distinguished Service Professor in Physics, Sidney Nagel, and Louis Block Professor in the Department of Physics and the Enrico Fermi Institute, Young-Kee Kim.

Featured at this salon is Fall 2016 Sponsored Artist Jeanette Andrews. Andrews is a contemporary illusionist and artist who specializes in creating interactive sensory illusions. Andrews has given over 850 performances and lectures across the U.S. Recent projects were featured at the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Chicago History Museum, and the Chicago Loop Alliance (forthcoming). Andrews’ work and her performances have been praised by PBS, The Daily Mail, the Chicago  Tribune, and NewCity.

Spring 2016 Sponsored Artist Deidre Huckabay is a Chicago-based flutist, performer, and event producer. She is co-owner of the experimental classical cassette tape label Parlour Tapes+. Since it launched in 2013, Parlour Tapes+ has produced six cassettes, 12 big shows (and countless little ones), and one floppy disk box set. Huckabay holds degrees from Eastman School of Music and Duquesne University.

Noah Mitchell and Alex Edelman are PhD students in the University of Chicago Department of Physics, and committed musical dabblers. Originally trained as classical musicians, they have since been variously and happily corrupted. Mitchell and Edelman’s performance includes jazz, electronics, and a colloquial spin on a Medieval tune.