Ten x Ten 2015: Rob Funderburk & Josh Berman

 Rob Funderburk & Josh Berman (cornet):

Our piece consists of eleven performance creators, including a visual artist among ten musicians. We do not intend to be interpretive, but rather to act. We see correlative mark-making as another instrument in our group arsenal, and anticipate new forms emerging by its inclusion. With a focus on the unique event-nature of our collaboration, we question whether what our piece sounds like, or looks like, is, or will be, important. At this stage, we intend to invent and define criteria for aesthetic value in our project moving forward. We are composing collectively in relation to improvisation, individual expression, and performance-as-event amid community. We welcome your feedback.


Comfort Music in August features Ten x Ten 2015 Musicians

Homeroom joins forces with Comfort Music, Comfort Station’s weekly music series to curate musical performances every Thursday for the month of August. Improvisers from Chicago’s jazz scene split bills with rock, folk, world music and drone artists in four unique evenings of music that align two Homeroom series, the Songwriter Showcase and Ten x Ten. Continuing Comfort Music’s tradition of presenting two cross-genre performances each week, Homeroom took advantage of the opportunity to cross-pollinate their two long-running music programs.

Comfort Music performers this August are:
(Ten x Ten 2015 performers are notated in bold)

August 6 - Facebook Event
Peter Maunu/Albert Wildeman/Ryan Packard
TALsounds (Natalie Chami)

August 13 - Facebook Event

August 20 - Facebook Event
Keefe Jackson/Albert Wildeman/Josh Berman
Reid Coker/Gillian Lisee

August 27 - Facebook Event
Josh Berman/Jason Stein/Aaron Zarzutzki

Music begins at 7:30 p.m., doors at 7:00 p.m.
Comfort Station, 2679 N Milwaukee Ave.,  Chicago IL
Free Admission, $5 suggested donation, all ages


Ten x Ten 2015: Vesna Jovanovic & Jason Stein

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Vesna Jovanovic & Jason Stein (bass clarinet):
Using a string of lights, we are generating an image of bodily movement involved with producing music on a bass clarinet.


Ten x Ten 2015: Cynthia Weiss & Paul Giallorenzo

Cynthia Weiss & Paul Giallorenzo (piano):
Paul and Cynthia will improvise together using various points of contact: grids, on and off; mapping lines of sound and gesture; negative and positive shape, sound and silence.


Reserve Your Ten x Ten 2015 Collection Now. Pre-sales End July 1


Monday evening officially wrapped up the printing phase of Ten x Ten 2015. Artists braved the downpour to visit Spudnik Press for a signing party. For the first time, artists and musicians were able to see together the suite of ten screenprints in the Ten x Ten Collection. Prints were signed and editioned while artists first listened to the final compositions. We toasted to their collaborative accomplishments.

Next, we gear up to share this all with our followers and supporters! Pre-sale orders for the Ten x Ten 2015 Collection are available now for $35.  

By purchasing your Ten x Ten 2015 Collection before July 1st, you will receive a complimentary ticket to the fall release event (total value = $55).The collection includes a limited edition LP with the ten pieces written and performed by the Ten x Ten 2015 musicians, and a full-color publication featuring each print, and a digital download link. (Individual screenprints will be sold individually and will be available this fall.)

Order your collection today and save! Pre-sales end July 1st, 2015.