Ten x Ten 2015: Jerome Bryerton & Ryan Packard

Jerome Bryerton & Ryan Packard (percussion):
Asymmetric graphic construction for selected metals.


Ten x Ten 2015: Alexander Stewart & Peter Maunu

Alexander Stewart & Peter Maunu (guitar, mandolin, violin):
Sharing an affinity for the minimal, sparse, abstract, and often favoring layered textural and ethereal gestures, the collaboration of Peter Maunu and Alexander Stewart will explore connections between their sonic and visual worlds.


Recording Performance in Review

On March 19th, the Ten x Ten musicians gathered at the all new Elastic Arts to record their pieces in front of a live audience. It was unique experience to watch the musicians fine-tune their compositions while sound engineer David Zuchowski recorded the performed compositions, adjusting microphones and levels as needed. The recordings will eventually pressed to vinyl and released with a full-color publication featuring the visual components.

Look through the Ten x Ten Recording Performance photo album, and stay tuned as we release in-depth interviews of each artist & musician pair.


Ten x Ten on Vocalo Radio

Ten x Ten organizers Paul Giallorenzo of Elastic Arts, Colin Palombi of Spudnik Press and Homeroom and Aaron Rodgers of Homeroom visited the Vocalo studio where they talked with Jesse Menendez about the project, past, present and future. Listen in!


An Interview with Colin Palombi and Paul Giallorenzo

Ten x Ten 2015 continues with a Recording Performance this Thursday at 9pm at Elastic Arts, 3429 W Diversey Ave. #208. Billie Howard of Homeroom Chicago interviewed Ten x Ten curators Colin Palombi and Paul Giallorenzo about the evolution of Ten x Ten, the use of improvisation in both visual and musical arts and what we can expect from the final product.

Colin and Paul will be on Vocalo radio tonight, March 16th, at 5pm. If you're in the Chicago area, tune in to 90.7, 91.1, 89.5fm or stream online at vocalo.org.


Inside Ten x Ten with Vesna Jovanovic

Never having performed before a live audience before, visual artist Vesna Jovanovic recently blogged about her Ten x Ten collaboration with clarinetist Jason Stein and how they planned their working performance at Constellation.
"With no expectations of the outcome and still no idea what we were going to do, we discussed our shared interests in the human body and how it relates to music. He mentioned the scalene “stress” muscles in the neck, and how the nerves that pass through them are linked to both breathing and finger movement: two important ways in which he manipulates his instrument, the bass clarinet. This led to a discussion of ways in which movement could be mapped – in particular regarding the fingers, arms, chest, neck, and head. I imagined a photograph: a long exposure that might record all of the movement into one image with trails of light marking important points on the body. This could involve bike lights, some sort of spelunking lights, Christmas lights… I was excited at the prospect of breaking out my old homemade 4×5 pinhole camera, an instrument that I spent years studying and absorbing during an earlier period in my life."
For the full post and more images of the work in progress, visit www.vesnaonline.com.