May 18th: Underground Gala Dinner at Land & Sea. Dept
June 15th: Birthday Bash at Salvage 1
Wednesday October 17, 2012
Marvin Tate + Special Guests
$10, includes refreshments
In conjunction with Cauleen Smith's The Journeyman
About Marvin Tate: Born in Chicago in 1959, Marvin Tate’s voyage into spoken word and performance started in the Lawndale neighborhood on the city’s westside. He would entertain friends, foes and strangers with poems by the late Chicago poet, Gwendolyn Brooks. He has since been heard on National Public Radio, This American Life, and HBO DefJam Poetry. He has released a book of poems through the Tia Chucha press. And he has performed with Amiri Baraka, the late Malachi Thompson, Annie Sprinkle, The Eternals, Ken Nordine, Tim Kinsella, Bernie Worrell, the late Oscar Brown Jr., among and many others.
The Recorded Memory studio is inspired by a story told to Smith by Edward Wilkerson about recording with Alton Abraham. Abraham hired Wilkerson to record some music and asked him to meet at the YMCA. In the gym, Abraham had built a recording studio out of refrigerator boxes and duct tape. He put a mic in the middle of a ring of boxes and that's where they recorded. Inspired what sounded like a beautiful sculpture, Smith has built a recording studio based on this story with a curved wall that doubles as the screen for Black Utopia: The Movie.
Black Utopia LP for sale
Produced by Experimental Sound Studio
Available for sale at threewalls and Experimental Sound Studio in two editions.
For the Collector
2 12" color swirl vinyl LPs, handbound portfolio covers, 32 page booklet, hand silk-screened jackets + digital download
$75, edition of 90
For the Fan
2 12" color swirl vinyl LPs, 32 page booklet and hand silk-screened jackets in an obi wrap
$30, edition of 100