Ursonate Urchestra is: Andy Laties and Rebecca Migdal on vocals,
with percussionist Eric Blitz, and invented-instrument-makers Mitch Ahern and Pronoblem, plus sound-art troupe Glove And Parachute
Denis Luzuriaga, and Glove).
The "Ursonate" performance begins at 8pm, and is preceded by a 7pm
free-music jam, featuring
Glove And Parachute.
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.