M5 presents SONOSCAPE@Cultural Center

SONOscape [movement no. 1]

Event presented Sept. 26 as part of the ohm series

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and M5, a not-for-profit artist collective, co-present SONOscape [movement no. 1], a site-specific audio/video installation and performance event, Friday, Sept. 26 from 7:30-11 p.m. in Preston Bradley Hall of the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St. The event is presented as part of ohm, a performance series incorporating new media in the arenas of dance, music and visual art. Admission is free. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit www.cityofchicago.org/Tour/CulturalCenter/.

SONOscape [movement no. 1] is the first in a series of ongoing M5 exhibits exploring sound and space. The first installment explores the interaction of architectural and bodily space through software-controlled multi-channel audio. The exhibition confronts the boundaries and relationships between sound, space, and the body, and embraces progressive experimentation and cross-pollination of art and technology to redefine these experiences.

The evening showcases diverse work by several of Chicago's most innovative practicing interdisciplinary artists in a range of media including music, sound art, video, and dance. Installations and performances are designed to reflect and interpret the rich classical architecture of the Chicago Cultural Center; artists and audiences alike will intervene, compose, and participate in sculpting the building's acoustic space.

The event features set design by Peter Gogarty and Christophe Gauspohl of M5; audio performances by aTROPA, Telefon Tel Aviv, String Theory, Miles Tilmann, Koutaro Fukui, and solow (Roman Bolks, Stelios Valavanis, Lavon Washington); video performances by Sean Capone, Jeffers Egan, Peter Gogarty and Christian Matts; and dance by Lucky Plush Productions.

M5 explores human communication and creative interpretation through visual/virtual forums that engulf participants in a multi-sensory examination of our modern world. For more information, visit www.mfive.org.