Presage Dinner with Selah Say and Make Weekdays Great™
Mar
24
6:00 PM18:00

Presage Dinner with Selah Say and Make Weekdays Great™

Eat, connect, and collaborate with other artists, organizers, thinkers, community members, and active humans.

The Presage Dinners is a three-part dinner series hosted by Inferno. Our goal is to bring interested folks together to eat and share ideas in support of parks as safe and edifying spaces for all creative voices. Anyone interested in engaging in the discussion is welcome. Our objective is to share perspectives, identify new strategies, foster collaborations, and develop programming for 2018 which amplifies the voices of femme and gender nonconforming musicians, sound artists, journalists, documentarians, activists, community organizers, and curators.

Mar 24th's event will be hosted by Selah Say and Make Weekdays Great™. 

Food, provided by Make Weekdays Great™, along with discussion and collaborative activity to follow.

Presented by Inferno and the Chicago Park District. Series curated and organized by Emme Williams.

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Presage Dinner with Jill Flanagan
Mar
8
6:00 PM18:00

Presage Dinner with Jill Flanagan

Eat, connect, and collaborate with other artists, organizers, thinkers, community members, and active humans.

The Presage Dinners is a three-part dinner series presented by Inferno. Our goal is to bring interested folks together to eat and share ideas in support of parks as safe and edifying spaces for all creative voices. Anyone interested in engaging in the discussion is welcome. Our objective is to share perspectives, identify new strategies, foster collaborations, and develop programming for 2018 which amplifies the voices of femme and gender nonconforming musicians, sound artists, journalists, documentarians, activists, community organizers, and curators.

Mar 8's event will be hosted by Jill Flanagan. 

Food, provided by TBD, along with a lively discussion: "Monstrosity and Queerness: Transgression or Reinscription?" and a group creation of sound collage.

Presented by Inferno and the Chicago Park District. Series curated and organized by Emme Williams.

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Presage Dinner with Natalie Chami and Whitney Johnson
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Presage Dinner with Natalie Chami and Whitney Johnson

Eat, connect, and collaborate with other artists, organizers, thinkers, community members, and active humans.

The Presage Dinners is a three part dinner series hosted by Inferno. Our goal is to bring interested folks together to eat and share ideas in support of parks as safe and edifying spaces for all creative voices. Anyone interested in engaging in the discussion is welcome. Our objective is to share perspectives, identify new strategies, foster collaborations, and develop programming for 2018 which amplifies the voices of femme and gender nonconforming musicians, sound artists, journalists, documentarians, activists, community organizers, and curators.

Feb 28's event will be hosted by Natalie Chami and Whitney Johnson. 

Food, provided by Ground Control Restaurant (?), along with discussion and collaborative activity to follow.

Presented by Inferno and the Chicago Park District. Series curated and organized by Emme Williams.

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Inferno's Sound Re:Creation with Daniel Tovar
Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

Inferno's Sound Re:Creation with Daniel Tovar

Inferno’s free Sound Re:Creation workshops connect local sound artists with park users in order to collaboratively play with, understand, record, and creatively manipulate the sounds of Chicago’s park spaces. This workshop in Douglas Park will explore field recording, sound collage, and composition using simple line drawings. Event will start in the fieldhouse. All ages, and always FREE! -- RSVP here

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Inferno's Sound Re:Creation with Norman W. Long
Nov
25
1:00 PM13:00

Inferno's Sound Re:Creation with Norman W. Long

  • Garden of the Phoenix (Osaka Garden) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Inferno’s free Sound Re:Creation workshops connect local sound artists with park users in order to collaboratively play with, understand, record, and creatively manipulate the sounds of Chicago’s park spaces. 

This SoundWalk and workshop will explore focused listening and sound mapping with mobile phones and iPads in Jackson Park. Led by teaching artist, Norman W. Long (http://normanwlong.wixsite.com/soundartdesign). 

Meet at Garden of the Phoenix at 1pm. Soundwalk and sound mapping will also explore Wooded Island and the Bobolink Meadow. 
1pm: Soundwalk
2pm: Sound mapping
3pm: Habitat restoration with Jackson Park Community Stewards

All ages, and always FREE!

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Inferno's Sound Re:Creation with Alex Navarro
Nov
18
1:00 PM13:00

Inferno's Sound Re:Creation with Alex Navarro

Inferno’s free Sound Re:Creation workshops connect local sound artists with park users in order to collaboratively play with, understand, record, and creatively manipulate the sounds of Chicago’s park spaces. This workshop will explore human mimicry and the sounds of Willye B White Park. Event will start in the fieldhouse. Join us on Nov 18th, all ages, and always FREE! -- RSVP here

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Inferno’s Sound Re:Creation with Norman W. Long
Nov
4
1:00 PM13:00

Inferno’s Sound Re:Creation with Norman W. Long

Inferno’s free Sound Re:Creation workshops connect local sound artists with park users in order to collaboratively play with, understand, record, and creatively manipulate the sounds of Chicago’s park spaces. This SoundWalk and workshop will explore focused listening and sound mapping with mobile phones and iPads in Washington Park. All ages, and always FREE! -- RSVP here

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Inferno's Sound Re:Creation with Alex Navarro
Oct
28
1:00 PM13:00

Inferno's Sound Re:Creation with Alex Navarro

Inferno’s free Sound Re:Creation workshops connect local sound artists with park users in order to collaboratively play with, understand, record, and creatively manipulate the sounds of Chicago’s park spaces. This workshop will explore human mimicry and the sounds of Willye B White Park. Event will start in the fieldhouse. Join us on Oct 28 or Nov 4, all ages, and always FREE! -- RSVP here

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Inferno presents GROWTH, our 2017 residency showcase
Sep
23
12:00 PM12:00

Inferno presents GROWTH, our 2017 residency showcase

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For 6 weeks over the summer, Inferno sent four artists-in-residence to parks all across Chicago. The selected artists work in a diverse array of disciplines, including experimental music, film, sound art, and performance, and are all extremely accomplished in their respective fields. In the parks, they led collaborations with and between young people and park patrons exploring music, field recording, therapeutic sound art, video, storytelling, digital media, and journalism. At GROWTH, the artists will present the work they’ve built from those sessions: 

Emme Williams [Fastness, Organsm]: an audio/visual project presenting and reinterpreting recordings made with Arts XIII campers on the themes identity, community, and solidarity

Ed Bornstein [Foul Tip, #WADDUPPSONN!?, Carpet Museum]: 2 short documentaries: one about the Fresh Moves bus, shot and edited by TRACE staff; another on the work TRACE did this summer concerning urban agriculture and food justice (with footage and testimonials from TRACErs)

Rob Frye [Bitchin Bajas, Circuit des Yeux, El Is A Sound Of Joy]: an interactive musical project inviting visitors to listen to, mix and layer loops of park sounds recorded or created by day campers, as well as their own

Ben Lamar Gay [Bottle Tree, Juba Dance]: a performance in which the artist (and special guest) reshape and improvise over sounds and music made with and by CPD special recreation participants

…as well as contributions from very special guests, Elijah Jamal and Megiapa!

Saturday, Sept 23, 12pm-3pm
Humboldt Park Fieldhouse, 1400 N Sacramento Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Admission is free, food and refreshments will be served.

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Sep
1
6:00 PM18:00

Inferno Movements with ROB FRYE / FLUX BIKES (Night Out in the Parks)

This session is hosted by local musician, multi-instrumentalist and naturalist, ROB FRYE / FLUX BIKES and kicks off at the 63rd Street beach house -- please join the creative collaboration!

Inferno Movements is a series of participatory musical events, hosted by experienced Chicago sound innovators and mentors. Situated in natural gathering places and thoroughfares, our artists engage and collaborate with you in building one-of-a-kind sound experiences on site. We invite everyone -- passersby or patrons -- to come, play, sample, create, loop, and layer with us! Sponsored by Night Out in the Parks (all ages).

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Aug
3
6:00 PM18:00

Inferno Movements with CARPET MUSEUM (Night Out in the Parks)

A VERY special participatory performance hosted by Carpet Museum -- lead collaborators, innovators and educators from Inferno's past and present (love to the roots and crew who are responsible for our existence!!). Transpires on the 606, at the gathering space above N St Louis Ave -- please join the creative collaboration!

Inferno Movements is a series of participatory musical events, hosted by experienced Chicago sound innovators and mentors. Situated in natural gathering places and thoroughfares, our artists engage and collaborate with you in building one-of-a-kind sound experiences on site. We invite everyone -- passersby or patrons -- to come, play, sample, create, loop, and layer with us! Sponsored by Night Out in the Parks (all ages).

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Jul
20
6:30 PM18:30

99 Julys by DUMAS (Inferno Movements / Night Out in the Parks)

99 Julys
created by Joshua Dumas
performed by Whitney Johnson, Keefe Jackson, Joshua Dumas, and you!

99 Julys is an interactive, algorithmic, improvised piece of music, presented for the first time at Welles Park on July 20th 2017, 6:30pm-8pm as part of the Inferno Movements series and Night Out In The Parks. Composer Joshua Dumas built custom software to translate Chicago weather, water, and population data from the last 99 Julys into a series of chords and brief melodies. As the chords play aloud, the melodies are piped into headphones that only the performers can hear. Johnson (viola), Jackson (sax), and Dumas (keys) will improvise to these secret melodies. For this presentation, there will be an interactive music station where the public is encouraged to pop on some headphones and join the performers in their explorations.

Inferno Movements is a series of participatory musical events, hosted by experienced Chicago sound innovators and mentors. Situated in natural gathering places and thoroughfares, our artists engage and collaborate with you in building one-of-a-kind sound experiences on site. We invite everyone -- passersby or patrons -- to come, play, sample, create, loop, and layer with us! Sponsored by Night Out in the Parks (all ages).

99 Julys is the third installment in Joshua Dumas' Climate Data Suites, a series of compositions/installations/performances that uses custom code to transform climate change data into music. Previously, with Long Mannahatta, Dumas used realtime Battery Park water data to craft music to accompany a performance by Sarah Cameron Sunde in Zuccotti Park, New York, as well as score a 12 hour tidal cycle for Works on Water at 3LD. Night Songs for the Birds of North America, presented by Experimental Sound Studio at the Lincoln Park Conservatory, explored North American avian extinction. 99 Julys takes historic temperature, water and population data for its source material.

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Jun
24
2:00 PM14:00

Inferno Movements with the PRESENT ELDERS (Night Out in the Parks)

  • Caracol Gathering Space (on the Lakefront Trail, just south of McCormick Place) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This session is hosted by local innovators, collaborators and educators, the PRESENT ELDERS and going down at the Caracol gathering space along the beautiful lakeshore -- please join the creative collaboration!

Inferno Movements is a series of participatory musical events, hosted by experienced Chicago sound innovators and mentors. Situated in natural gathering places and thoroughfares, our artists engage and collaborate with you in building one-of-a-kind sound experiences on site. We invite everyone -- passersby or patrons -- to come, play, sample, create, loop, and layer with us! Sponsored by Night Out in the Parks (all ages).

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Jun
3
1:00 PM13:00

Inferno Movements with PUSH BEATS crew (Night Out in the Parks)

This session is hosted by local beat-makers and innovators, PUSH BEATS and sparking off in the center of a Little Village skatepark -- please join the creative collaboration!

... was RESCHEDULED from June 19th due to rain! Come out and see us Saturday June 3rd at 1pm, same place, same crew.

Inferno Movements is a series of participatory musical events, hosted by experienced Chicago sound innovators and mentors. Situated in natural gathering places and thoroughfares, our artists engage and collaborate with you in building one-of-a-kind sound experiences on site. We invite everyone -- passersby or patrons -- to come, play, sample, create, loop, and layer with us! Sponsored by Night Out in the Parks (all ages).

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Mar
30
6:00 PM18:00

Calumet Park Cultural Center Listening Party

Join us as the community around Calumet Park gathers and shapes their vision for what arts and cultural programs they want to experience at their Cultural Center. Witness community-driven arts programming come to life through the Re:Center Project! Inferno will be recording conversations and ideas while participants are invited to share their stories and experiences at our mobile recording booth!

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Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Tavern Talk—Stories: Park Life

Did you meet the love of your life in a park? Did you see something unforgettable in a park?

Join us for an evening of storytelling featuring first–person accounts about the ways parks transform our lives.

This Tavern Talk will be hosted by Lily Be, founder of The Stoop (www.thestoop.us) a monthly storytelling series in Humboldt Park. She’ll kick off the open mic night by sharing some of her own stories. Then you’ll have an opportunity to share your own tale, no more than 5 minutes, about the power of parks in your life.

Do you have a story you’d like to share? Please send your name and a one-sentence summary of your story to info@the606.org by Monday March 13. We’ll be in touch with additional details. In the mean time, here are a couple of links with pointers on how to craft a great story. (The Tavern Talk is not affiliated with either The Moth or TED talks.)

https://themoth.org/share-your-story/storytelling-tips-tricks

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Special thanks to Revolution Brewing–our Tavern Talk sponsor!

[http://www.the606.org/events/tavern-talk-stories-park-life/]

INFERNO will be here recording stories and more!

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