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Music Under Glass, D-Composed Presents D-Compressed: A Time for Healing
September 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
We’re revamping our popular yoga & chamber music concept D-Compressed and instead, we’re transforming the space to one of restoration and healing for our community. We’ll begin with a meditation, lead by Asia Jones of Trap Yoga to put you in the right headspace for the sonic journey we are about to go on. Each song is meant to celebrate the brilliance and resilience of our community through themes of self-care, strength, and identity. You’ll hear song selections from contemporary and modern Black composers such as Carlos Simon, Solange, Dev Hynes, and Beyoncé. Join us to reflect or relax. This is a time for healing.
D-Composed is a Chicago-based chamber music experience that honors Black creativity and culture through the music of Black composers. Since 2017, we have created intimate, out-of-the-box experiences that celebrate a mix of genres and sounds of Black music throughout history. We take music out of the concert halls and share it in spaces like art galleries and cafes. We’re architects of creativity and merge various artistic mediums to properly honor the legacy and brilliance of Black composers. With our platform, we plan to change an entire field – and we’re doing it on our own terms. Our creative process that involves the breaking down of preconceived notions, barriers, and opinions of what people think classical music should be to rewriting our own narrative to reflect what the classical world could be. The style of chamber music has an intimacy that allows us to have a deeper connection with our audience. It is not as vast as an orchestra and our selected venues aren’t overwhelming like a concert hall. By keeping the experience personalized and intimate, we want to ensure comfort for all. Whether you come to our performance alone or with a friend, we want you to find some type of comfort within our environment. Traditionally, this style of music was performed for the elite in palace chambers or in intimate quarters. However, we’ve created an experience that is not only accessible, but more relaxed in terms of the overall feeling and approach. Feel free to laugh, clap your hands, or make a new friend. All warm gestures are appreciated.
This program is partially funded by grants from: