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SMP: Focus Group LLC / Isaac Levine / Corey Smith

  • Slate Arts and Performance 3203 West North Avenue Chicago, IL, 60651 United States (map)

Join us at Slate as we welcome Focus Group LLC to the stage with opening sets by Isaac Levine and Corey Smith!

Doors at 7:30, music at 8. 
$5 suggested donation

About the performers: 

FOCUS GROUP LLC is an ensemble of musicians formed by composer Ethan T. Parcell in 2016 to perform Parcell's long-form performance texts and text-based works by epochal composers-poets.
The group fuses a rich acoustic drone-centric sound and acute attention to detail with a theatrical gusto and sad sense of humor. The music takes inspiration from the music-theatre of Robert Ashley, John Cage, and other composer-performers and distills it into an intense, almost private-seeming series of meditations/lectures on sound, birthdays, baseball, and an imagined history of big business.
Hannah Bureau, violin
Eric Hollander, viola
Bekah Dotzel, cello
Kenan Serenbetz, harmonium
Alec Watson, piano
Ethan T. Parcell, voice


ISAAC LEVINE is an Ann Arbor-based songwriter and Casio Organ Autochord player. He is coming to you today with the venerable Klayton Dawson (guitars) and Johanna Baumann (bass,vox,percussion), all dressed in silvery tinsel - to create sparkly and still spaces meant for gardening outside of the void in real time.


COREY SMITH is a performance artist and composer in Chicago. He will be presenting TAKE/COVER, an explosion/dissection of popular music.