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In soft music of bubbles and cactus needles, concert attunes the ear to whispered sounds

Apr 25, 2017 – 11:08 am
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Review: In conventional classical-music concerts, it’s easy to get so swept up in elements like melody, harmony and rhythm that we overlook the essence of the individual sounds involved. In other words, we see the forest but not the trees. In a concert April 23 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the focus was very much on the trees. Titled “Whisper(s),” it featured magical “quiet sounds” like the gentle gurgling of water bubbles and the almost imperceptible ping of a plucked cactus needle.

Australian drama troupe transcends handicaps with serio-comedy full of backstage laughter

May 19, 2013 – 6:12 pm
Brian Tilley as Ganesh in Ganesh Versus the Third Rech at Musem of Contemporary Art credit Jeff Busby

Review: If the title “Ganesh Versus the Third Reich” provokes more than the usual curiosity about fresh dramatic fare, the play itself — presented by the ensemble that created it, Australia’s Back to Back Theatre – leaves one hardly less perplexed upon emerging from the experience. “Ganesh” displays a singular aspect of beauty, even sweetness, until it takes a bitter turn and dissipates as if into a vacuum, into nothingness. ★★★