Thursday, October 22, 2015

eighth blackbird, museum piece

In addition to its residencies at the University of Richmond and the University of Chicago, the new-music sextet eighth blackbird also is spending this season as a “living art installation,” using a gallery at
the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago as a studio and rehearsal room, working in public view and sometimes with listener interaction.

The group also will present two regular concerts – if “regular” is an adequate term for eighth blackbird’s unique performance style – as part of the residency.

The Chicago Tribune’s John von Rhein reports on the ensemble’s museum gig: