The University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood
Chicago, IL 60637
This event takes place at Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Penthouse, 915 E. 60th Street
Solo concert by Bonnie Jones, a Korean-American improvising musician and poet, working primarily with electronic sound and text.
Jones premieres samessame (2022), a multichannel electronic music, sonic counter-narrative. Using field recordings, circuit bent electronics, samples, and historical recordings, samesame considers how the specificities of our individual experience and perception of the world are reflected and refracted within geopolitical and historical conditions.
FREE, but space is limited. RSVP info will be available soon.
Presented by the Smart Museum and Lampo.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Bonnie Jones is a Korean-American improvising musician, poet, and performer working with electronic sound and text. She performs solo and in numerous collaborative music, film, and visual art projects. Bonnie was a founding member of the Transmodern Festival and CHELA Gallery and is currently a member of the High Zero Festival collective. In 2010, along with Suzanne Thorpe she co-founded TECHNE, an organization that develops anti-racist, feminist workshops that center on technology-focused art making, improvisation, and community collaboration. She has received commissions from the London ICA and Walters Art Museum and has presented her work extensively at institutions in the US, Mexico, Europe and Asia. Bonnie was a 2018 recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award. Born in South Korea she was raised on a dairy farm in New Jersey, and currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland and Providence RI on the lands of the Susquehannock, Piscataway, Algonquian, and Narrangansett.
Founded in 1997, Lampo supports artists working in new music, experimental sound, and other interdisciplinary practices. Lampo helps these artists realize ambitious, risk-taking performances, and offers the public opportunities to actively engage with their work.
Photo by Nora Belblidia