Gather is an experimental music series bringing musicians from different scenes, backgrounds, practices, disciplines, and communities together for connection and artistic exchange. We curate this series with our attention toward introducing musicians who may not otherwise cross paths and whose works dialogue in compelling ways. By doing so, we hope to leave potential for collaboration and familiarity amongst different experimental music forms in Chicago.
This month’s performance features multidisciplinary artists Sojourner Zenobia and Charmion in an evening of text, movement, meditation, and drone.
Sojourner Zenobia graduated from Naropa University in 2006 with a BFA in multidisciplinary performance. In 2008 they founded Soul Journey Projects, a multi-disciplinary performance ensemble. Zenobia attended the School at Steppenwolf in 2009, the Pantheatre school of choreographic theater, and the Roy Hart experimental vocal training in Paris in 2012. Weaving together these diverse trainings, they create participatory processes that bring out raw and magnetizing performances in both ensemble projects and solo work.
Charmion is a solo performance project combining drone, movement, text, and installation. Active since June of 2017, they have previously performed at Ballroom Projects, Defibrillator Gallery, and Fat City.