This multidisciplinary performing arts festival, hosted by the Pilsen area’s Blue Rider Theatre, runs through December 17, with shows most Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 7 PM, as well as children’s matinees on selected Saturdays and Sundays at 3 PM. Most evenings feature two or more artists, with intermissions between each act. Blue Rider Theatre, 1822 S. Halsted, 733-4668. Tickets: $10 a night except where noted in the listings below; $60 for a festival pass (good for all performances); some student and senior discounts available.

The Reader carries festival listings on a week-by-week basis; following is the schedule for November 24 through 26.


In the Eye of the Ear

This three-night series features live and taped presentations by artists who use sound as the central component of their work. Tonight’s installment features work by composer Jeff Kowalkowski with the percussion ensemble Jack the Dog; sound artists Alex Keller and Phillip Von Zweck; and instrument sculptor and composer Bill Close. 8 PM. In addition, the weekend will feature site-specific installation work by performance artist Rhoda Evans and sound artist M.W. Burns, which will remain on view all three days.


In the Eye of the Ear

The series continues with sound improvisation by instrument inventor Hal Rammel, violinist Terri Kapsalis, and guitarist John Corbett; work by performance artists Corey Gearhart and Tom Waters; and work by sound artist Tod Szewcyzk. 8 PM.


In the Eye of the Ear

Tonight’s installment features performance/sound artist Lisa Kucharski; sound artist/composer Eric Leonardson; sound artist Steven A. Barsotti; and the experimental music/sound trio Wormwood. 7 PM.

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): photo/Susan Fox.