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Sunday, November 20, 2016
3:00 PM


Seminary Co-op Bookstore



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Seminary Co-op Bookstore

(773) 752-4381


Fulcrum Point New Music Project will host a multi-disciplinary event in the intimate setting of the Seminary Co-op Bookstore in Hyde Park. Fulcrum Point Founder and trumpet virtuoso Stephen Burns, Poet/Activist Kevin Coval, founder of Louder Than a Bomb and editor of The BreakBeat Poets, and Hannah B Higgins, Professor of Art History at the University of Illinois Chicago and author of several books on the avant-garde, will discuss the intersection of poetry, art, music, and Fluxus (a genre that blurs the boundaries between art and life). The program will also include musical performance, readings from poetic and literary texts, as well as Fluxus events. The audience will be invited into dialogue with artists and participation in the event.

Co-sponsored by Fulcrum Point New Music Project

At the Co-op

About Kevin Coval: Kevin Coval is the poet, author and organizer the Chicago Tribune called "the voice of the new Chicago" and the Boston Globe says is "the city's unofficial poet laureate". Author of "Schtick, L-vis Lives!," "Racemusic Poems," "Everyday People," "Slingshots: A Hip-Hop Poetica," and "More Shit Chief Keef Don't Like." Coval is the founder of Louder Than A Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival, the world's largest youth poetry festival, which has expanded nationally & internationally to other cities since 2010 when the documentary film by the same name premiered in film festivals around the world. Coval is the Artistic Director of Young Chicago Authors, LTAB's non-profit home, and teaches hip-hop aesthetics at The University of Illinois-Chicago.

About Hannah B. Higgins: Hannah B Higgins is a professor in the School of Art and Art History at UIC, where she has been teaching since 1994. In addition to articles on Fluxus, Dada, and Duchamp, she is the author of "Fluxus Experience," "The Grid Book" and co-editor of with Douglas Kahn of "Mainframe Experimentalism: Early Computing and the Foundations of Digital Art." She has received the UIC University Scholar Award, DAAD, Getty and Philips Collection Fellowships and is co-executor of the Estate of Dick Higgins and the Something Else Press.

About Stephen Burns: Trumpet virtuoso and conductor Stephen Burns is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Fulcrum Point New Music Project in Chicago. He has been acclaimed on four continents for his consistently and widely varied performances encompassing recitals, orchestral appearances, chamber ensemble engagements, and innovative multi-media presentations involving video, dance theatre, and sculpture.

About the co-sponsor: The mission of the Fulcrum Point New Music Project is to be a Chicago leader of diverse new music; presenting multi-media performances, generating educational programs, as well as commissioning and recording innovative works.