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In 2019, the Museum was approached by pt.fwd, a new, independent non-profit group that presents arts and cultural programming in Central Illinois, with an exciting proposal; for the Museum to host their 2020 concert season. Seeing this as a unique opportunity to bring in new types of audiences to experience both the Museum and music and arts programming, the Museum is excited to host this series.
Since their first season in 2018, pt.fwd has organized contemporary music and sonic arts performances in Bloomington-Normal by featuring new work by local and regional artists. Through these programs, they wish to promote the arts as a community activity that reinforces shared connections, present McLean County’s people and history as a source of creative activity, position McLean County as a hub of high-quality contemporary art-making, and by presenting these performances in the Museum, activate the “old courthouse’s” rich acoustic and historic characteristics through the creative use of sound or music. Eddie Breitweiser, one of the founding members of pt.fwd, stated “we are honored to present our series in the McLean County Museum of History’s ‘Old Courthouse,’ a beautiful, culturally significant, and acoustically fascinating setting.”
Saturday, June 13 will feature Lou Mallozzi. A
Chicago-based artist who works with a variety of strategies, including
performance, installation, improvised music, and visual arts. Mallozzi
will present solo sound performances, which incorporates language,
pre-recorded sounds, microphones, and simple technologies in dialogue
with the particularities of a site and his body. By slightly
de-stabilizing these relationships, his performances invite an increased
attention to the familiar on the part of the audience, and open the
possibility of questions about power, agency, and perception.
This free, public performance will begin at 7:00 p.m. and last approximately one hour. There will be an after party at Cometogetherspace.