The New Prairie School, Corey Smith

The New Prairie School

Corey Smith

Sun, January 14, 2018

7:00 pm

Links Hall

Chicago, IL

$10.00 - $25.00

Corey Smith
Corey Smith
Corey Smith is a composer, writer, and performer living and working in Chicago, Illinois. He is classically trained, but is interested in an art that obscures the boundaries between worlds: words that are sound, music that is image, body that is text. He is in search of a personal and regional identity that contains contradictions, one that is queer, questioning, ephemeral. He is a collaborator, a friend, a proud midwesterner. Collaboration is an integral part of Corey’s artistic practice. Most recent collaborative credits include works performed at Defibrillator Gallery, Links Hall, Co-Prosperity Sphere, and the McCormick Bridgehouse and Chicago River Museum. He is a founding member of the Suburban Piano Quartet, an experimental performance group, which has collaboratively created numerous evening-length performances. Mostly recently, he worked as an assistant director and composer for We Are a LightHouse, a piece of experimental theatre with director Lindsey Barlag-Thornton. He was also the sound designer for Rough House Theater Company\'s production of Cicada Summer, a score which was praised by Windy City Times as "delicate, ethereal and ... speaking volumes when words are unspoken." Corey is also a solo performance artist. He works in a hybridized performance style — a combination of original music, text, and choreography. He has been an artist in residence at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory, and Grin City. More information is available online at coreyds.com.
Venue Information:
Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.linkshall.org/