PARLOUR PAGANANZA ON MAY 3
making Parlour Tapes+ 2014 happen
Did you notice the sun, did you see its rays? Did you open your shades and pray it spills in? Did you expose your shoulders, tip up your open face?
OF COURSE YOU DID, THE SUN IS A HIGH ROLLING MEGA VIP idiot he doesn’t ask for your attention he has it, has always had it SHUT YOUR UNGRATEFUL FACE.
It’s spring. The world is splitting open. You and your months swaddled in sweaters and bogged down in boots have ended. It’s easy to think you’ve earned it, you paid for it---but the earth does this always, with or without you. The best you can do is remember to plant bulbs in the fall, then try to forget about them.
Parlour Tapes+ planted ours. Crocuses cropping up right now like graffiti, all up and down the block. We have plans, we want you to know:
We release Tim Munro’s DEBUT RECORD. Double Grammy-winning flutist with extraordinary character and curiosity, Tim has played in eighth blackbird for nearly 10 years. Music of John Cage, John Fonville, Amy Beth Kirsten and more.
We record the collaboration of AUSTIN WULLIMAN and KATHERINE YOUNG, DILIGENCE IS TO MAGIC AS PROGRESS IS TO FLIGHT. One of the best live performances of 2013, Diligence is an evening-long violin cadenza, a multi-channel installation, an occasion to apply paperclips and contact mics to a small family of instruments. Get it in stereo, or claim one of the super-super limited edition box sets, featuring eight hi-fi channels on four tapes. Dal Niente performs.
We bring you MIDI. We’ve commissioned 10 lil MIDI works, to exist in digital form only. Bits run along cables through channels over airwaves to vibrate your computer speakers. Limited edition out on floppy disk, to be installed on your computer by PT+ representatives in a complicated tea ceremony.
We stage an APHASIA INTERVENTION. As part of the Living Loop Festival this summer, we present a million-man interpretation of Mark Applebaum’s APHASIA in downtown Chicago. A co-presentation of the Chicago Loop Alliance and High Concept Laboratories. June 13 at noon, TOTALLY FREE.
We’ve got spring fever. These babies are breaking the topsoil and now we have a shit-ton of work to do. If you wanted to get some dirt on your hands, we’d love you for it. We made it through our first year only because of the support of friends, friends-of-friends, and other open-hearted lovey-doveys. OH! Did you hear those chirp-chirps outside just now? That was us, asking if you would help.
Here’s how: come to PARLOUR PAGANANZA on Saturday, May 3 at 8:00 pm at a secret location to be disclosed at ticket purchase (in Pilsen).
PARLOUR PAGANANZA is a solemn ceremony, a dance party, and masquerade ball that celebrates the breaking open of spring time. Seriously. Dance. See performances by Janice Misurell-Mitchell and Francisco Castillo-Trigueros; Erica Mott and Kristin Mariani. Hear the ambient rainforest patchwork of Alexes Temple and Singh. Ryan Ingebritsen makes birdies into beats.
Then, we wash the sky with our fingers and pound the ground with our fists. Parlour Tapes+ SEASON 1 REMIXES provoke abundant hip-shaking and wagging of arms. Tracks provided by: penguin penguin (Alejandro Acierto), Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, DoJo (Dominic Johnson), MrDougDoug (Doug Kaplan), Ross Karre, Searchl1te (Ryan Keesling), Morgan Krauss, protman (Joe Hahn), The Vale (Chace Wall / Marissa Deitz).
Your $30 ticket gets you:
Exclusive download of remixes
A hand in the fruition of Parlour Tapes+ 2014
Anonymity frees everyone in a celebration of the swelling soil. Wear a mask, a veil, or obscuring face paint, please. (We can provide one if you need it!)
Get your tickets NOW as we anticipate selling out our cozy venue.
Or donate. If you can’t make it, consider submitting a burnt offering or some such other respectful tribute for example cash.
And you and we will turn our faces up to celestial bodies and be an audience to their indifference.