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Musicians of Wayfinders – violinist Ellen McSweeny Apr 9, 2014

Ellen McSweeney is a Chicago-based violinist, writer and songwriter. She is the founding violinist of the string trio Chicago Q Ensemble, a co-founder of the record label Parlour Tapes+, and the Chicago regional editor for NewMusicBox.

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From Notes Transcribed in the Dark (BeginAgain) Apr 3, 2014

Due to the fact that Tessa Hulls is cycling around Ghana on a grand adventure, it is my task to find a worthy co-responder for the next couple of On The Boards performances. For zoe | juniper’s performance BeginAgain, I was lucky enough to have Sierra Nelson (poet, performer) agree to help me. To set the stage for our collaboration, Sierra referred to the Wonder Twins: “I'll be form of an ice cube/words. You be form of an eagle/drawing.”

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Untitled Painting Responding to the Visual Condition and Stimulus of a Performance, No.1 Apr 3, 2014

BeginAgain. Begin again. Begin. Again. Overload, release. Chaos, release. Pressure, release. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.

We can relate to the over stimulation, or over work, or over expending. It takes energy. And you have to find a way to recharge yourself. For you. I took a lot away from BeginAgain. Mainly reflection. I’ve had a recent series of events in my life that has allowed me the pleasure to begin again, and I’ve gotten dirty in the process.

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