Ten x Ten Preview

Join Homeroom, Spudnik Press Cooperative and Elastic Arts as we celebrate the hard work and incredible creative output of 20 of Chicago's finest artists and musicians on September 12th when we release Ten x Ten 2015.

Ten x Ten 2015 Release Event
Saturday, September 12, 9:00pm
Elastic Arts, 3429 W Diversey Ave. #208   
Culminating screen prints are presented and final compositions are performed live.


Ten x Ten 2015: Five Questions

Get to know more about each of the 20 Ten x Ten 2015 participating artists in this info video. Each artist was asked five questions about their medium, inspiration and collaborator.


Ten x Ten on The Machine FM

Ten x Ten 2015 pair Rob Funderburk and Josh Berman recently visted The Machine to talk with Nicholas Young about their collaboration and the Ten x Ten project. Stream the interview online at machine.fm.


Ten x Ten 2015: Uriel Correa & Eli Namay

Uriel Correa & Eli Namay (bass:
Eli and Uriel have embarked on a back and forth artistic exchange that has led them to the thematic exploration of conflict.


Preview Ten x Ten 2015: Eli Namay & Uriel Correa - Fire in the Raucous Wire

Fire in the Raucous Wire 
Single from the Ten x Ten 2015 Collection

Eli and Uriel engaged in a back and forth exchange exploring the theme of conflict. The musical score consists mostly of text instructions on how the members of the ensemble are to relate to each other.
Print by Uriel Correa. Music composed by Eli Namay, ASCAP 
Josh Berman (cornet), Anton Hatwich (double bass),  Eli Namay (double bass), Ryan Packard (vibraphone), Keefe Jackson (tenor saxophone), Phil Sudderberg (drums)
On Saturday, September 12, 2015, the Ten x Ten 2015 Collection will be released with a concert and exhibition at Elastic Arts.

The Ten x Ten 2015 Collection is the manifestation of a year-long collaboration involving ten unique partnerships between musicians and visual artists. Producing organizations Homeroom and Spudnik Press along with Guest Curator Elastic Arts highlight the Chicago free jazz community to investigate how artists across media interpret improvisation.

Each of the 20 distinct contributors have explored their artistic practice in a cross-media collaboration with another artist in a series of live visual art and music performances including a Working Performance at Constellation and a live Recording Performance at Elastic Arts. Working within the genre of jazz and improvised music, the musicians each composed and performed new work in collaboration with a visual artist. Working in tandem with their musician counterpart, each visual artist developed a new screenprinted artwork. The final product of their collaboration is a limited edition LP and a full-color publication featuring each print, statements by each artist/musician pair that illuminates their collaboration, and a digital download link.

Please download the Ten x Ten 2015 Release Concert & Exhibition Press Release for details. Contact Aaron Rodgers, Executive Director of Homeroom for additional details.

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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.