UI students' work going on display; concert set
CHAMPAIGN — The Indi Go Artist Co-Op on Friday will open an exhibition of work by several University of Illinois art-education students.
The opening reception for "What We Do During Our Summer Vacations" will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, and the work will remain on display through June 25.
The works in many different media were created by both undergraduates and graduate students. Many of the artworks will be for sale.
The exhibition is a presentation of the Art Education Student Organization at the UI.
Also at Indi Go, the duo Voicehandler, featuring Jacob Felix Heule and Danishta Rivero, will perform in concert at 7 p.m. June 17. Urbana musician Jason Finkelman also will do a solo set.
Voicehandler, an electroacoustic duo, performs improvisations and original compositions on voice, percussion, electronics and the Hydrophonium, an electroacoustic percussion instrument created by Rivero.
Their work, "song cycle," takes nontraditional approaches to the song form, exploring ideas of our origins and what it means to be human, as presented in mythology and literature.
Each song is based on an individual text including the Yekuana creation story and works by Jorge Luis Borges, William Burroughs and Knut Hamsun. The music has been written as open scores, leaving room for Heule and Rivero to improvise.
Finkelman focuses on improvised music, cross-cultural collaborative projects and composition for dance, theater and film. The Philadelphia-born percussionist specializes in the berimbau, an Afro-Brazilian musical bow, and performs on a variety of African and Brazilian instruments.
At Indi Go, Finkelman will perform new compositions combining laptop electronics and acoustic percussion.