Folklore can be the ultimate game of telephone. As a historical form of collective communication, it brings communities together while expressing what makes them unique, and the content of its stories changes as newer generations tell them from their own perspectives. Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe’s score for Nia DaCosta’s new film, Candyman, exemplifies how distortion—whether […]
Chicago quartet Third Coast Percussion have commissioned the first piece for percussion ensemble by minimalist giant Philip Glass, and it could help them do even more for the diverse emerging voices he sometimes overshadows.
Harpist Lavinia Meijer opens the four-day Lyon & Healy Summer Concert Series on Wednesday evening.
Third Coast Percussion are already one of the best ensembles of their kind in the country—and their upcoming projects with Philip Glass and Devonté Hynes could make them the biggest.
The choreographer celebrates ten years as artistic director of the dance company. What might the next decade have in store?
A top-notch touring Broadway show and an intimate Sondheim concept revue are among this week’s notable new productions.
Philip Glass’s 2013 opera about Walt Disney is based on a 2001 novel by Peter Stephan Jungk. Focused on the last three months of Disney’s life, The Perfect American imagines what might have passed through the mind of the flawed visionary as he lay in the hospital dying, including outlandish visits with Andy Warhol and […]
A 1968 documentary from Kartemquin Films explores the nature of fulfillment.
If you’re looking for haunted Halloween thrills, this selection from Philip Glass’s Candyman score can easily worm its way under your skin.
R • 1 hour 38 min • 1992
Chicago Opera Theater takes Philip Glass’s The Fall of the House of Usher into the realm of repressed sexual identity.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Under general director Andreas Mitisek, Chicago Opera Theater courts a new audience.
The surprising influence of John Carpenter’s film scores from the 70s and 80s on current electronic dance music
A review of Eighth Blackbird’s benefit at Violet Hour