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OUTER EAR: Becky Grajeda

Sound artist Becky Grajeda brings together fellow practitioners Kurt Peterson and Jessica Speer to improvise a conversation embedded in a live mix of phonographic and musical recordings. Developed out of exchanges based on banalities at their shared employment, Grajeda and Peterson will move beyond the banal, together devising, deconstructing and perfecting absurd concepts and contexts. Speer’s mix of recordings on audio tape will disrupt and inform Grajeda’s conversation with Peterson, each taking turns at the periphery of the soundscape.

Becky Grajeda is a sound artist, designer, and technician based in Chicago. Her works of sound assemblage, multi-channel installation, and performance frequently include field recordings of the sounds of machinations and moving bodies and/or experimentations in abstracting vocal inflection, intonation, and intended meaning in speech. She has exhibited her sound work in Chicago, Italy, the UK, Finland, and in the Czech Republic. She recently received a grant from the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events to document three of her performative sound works.


$10/$8 students & members
$30 series pass to all five shows