No Exit’s Year of Surreality: Breaking the World at Cleveland State
The final series of Surreality programs, Breaking the World, will employ the ideology, concepts and goals of the Surrealists to embrace the unexpected, the illogical and the unconventional to create and perform works that endeavor to break the constraints of the ‘rational’ and ordered world with its social conventions, imposed values and norms and in its place present a provocative alternate conception of how we can experience the world around us and within us.
Featured on this program will be a new works by composer/pianist Jerome Begin (https://www.jeromebegin.com), vocalist/performance artist Lauren Pearl (https://www.laurenpearl.net), composer/experimental harpist Stephen Haluska (https://www.facebook.com/StephanHaluskaHarp/), composer/filmmaker-pianist James Praznik and an alternate ensemble rendition of Marcel Duchamp’s Erratum Musical.
As part of Breaking the World, artists at Praxis Fiber Workshop will construct a surrealist environment using fabric and textile materials that they fabricated in Praxis’ studio. The installation will be open to the public starting on April 5 and will run through May 26.
As always, No Exit’s concerts are free and open to the public. Adventurous listeners are welcome!