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Dada artist Kurt Schwitters's classic "Sonata In Primeval Sounds," also called "Ursonate,"
is performed by Ursonate Urchestra with special guest vocalist Bob Holman.
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Dada artist Kurt
Schwitters’s classic “Sonata In Primeval Sounds,” also called “Ursonate,” is performed
by Ursonate Urchestra with special guest vocalist Bob Holman.
Ursonate Urchestra is: Andy Laties and Rebecca Migdal on vocals, with percussionist Eric Blitz, and
Mitch Ahern and Pronoblem, plus sound-art troupe Glove And Parachute John Landino, Denis Luzuriaga, and Glove).
The “Ursonate” performance begins at 8pm, and is preceded by a 7pm free-music jam, featuring
Glove And Parachute.
The program is a benefit to pay Valerie Caris Blitz’s medical expenses.
Published in 1932, Kurt Schwitters’s
“Sonata In Primeval Sounds” is the granddaddy of sound-art poems: an hourlong nonsense opus that develops 26 abstract
themes in classical sonata format. Andy Laties’s rousing participatory interpretations were honored in Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art’s major
“Art In Chicago 1945-1995″ retrospective.
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Andy Laties on "Ursonate":
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