Panelists Marc Fischer (Public Collectors), Dave Rempis, Neil Tesser, Rebecca Zorach (Never the Same)
Performers Kent Kessler, Dave Rempis
Malachi Ritscher's contribution to Chicago's music community was immense and the thousands of concert recordings he made preserve the sounds of the city's free jazz, improvised, and experimental music scene from the mid-1980s until his death in 2006. His archive connects us to not only the music that was created in Chicago, but the spaces (many now closed) where it was performed and the ambience in the room each night. This discussion will consider how we can keep marginalized and obscure histories visible and audible using exhibitions, publications, liner notes, events, and performances. Panelists are Marc Fischer of the initiative Public Collectors, Grammy award-winning Jazz writer Neil Tesser, musician and promoter Dave Rempis, and historian Rebecca Zorach of the archive Never The Same. The panel will be followed by a performance by Dave Rempis and Kent Kessler.