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Out of the Vault 2009 – Beneath the Underdogs: Mingus & Partch

Friday, May 15, 2009 ,  7PM

Chicago Cultural Center - Claudia Cassidy Theater
78 East Washington
Chicago, Illinois

Admissions: Free (Donations Always Welcome!)

Beneath the Underdogs: Mingus & Partch provides a glimpse into the lives, homes, and working methods of two brilliant and eccentric musicians: Charles Mingus and Harry Partch. Odd, marginalized, and totally out there – both Mingus and Partch were radical (and often misunderstood) artists whose adaptation of an alternative lifestyle is inseparable from their groundbreaking music.

These two rarely screened 16mm film portraits showcase each artist in a period of transition – Mingus on the eve of his eviction from his Great Jones Street loft in 1966 and Partch in his cramped home-studio in Chicago.

Mingus (Thomas Reichman, 1968, 58m)
 Music Studio: Harry Partch (Madeline Tourtelot, 1958, 16mm, 18m)

Peter Margasak (Chicago Reader) will be on hand for questions after the screening

Program curated by Michelle Puetz

Location:
Chicago Cultural Center - Claudia Cassidy Theater
78 East Washington
Chicago, Illinois
Hours:7PM
Admissions:Free (Donations Always Welcome!)