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Monday, July 22

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Live scoring of "The Living Planet" by Benn Jordan @ Sonotheque

A screening of 'THE LIVING PLANET' with a live score by
BENN JORDAN

with
POLYFUSE
BENN JORDAN (DJ set)
Sonotheque, 1444 W Chicago Ave
9pm - 2am
Free

Commercial music producer Benn Jordan (recording as The Flashbulb) stumbled upon David Attenborough's 1970s-era documentary series that was "more in touch with nature than any other." Along with the BBC he and his crew geared up for the endeavor--and they would risk their lives and careers to do so. The result, "The Living Planet." Benn loved the concept and the film, but stated that, "the only thing I'm not in love with about this series is the music. A bit too minimal and synthy when perhaps a more cinematic approach is needed." Taking it upon himself to re-invision the soundtrack, Benn--along with opener and visualist Polyfuse--will re-create live the score to the the first of The Living Planet series: "The Building Of The Earth." Benn will finish out the night DJing. For a free performance, it's innovative and a definite welcome to the respective film and electronic music communities.

Biggest Mouth: Campus Clash

Contestants from Columbia College Chicago, DePaul University and Roosevelt University compete in a city-wide talent contest to determine "who has the biggest mouth in Chicago." The competition will feature performances from five finalists from each school. For more details check out our coverage of the event in Transmission. 3730 N. Clark St. 6:30pm. 18 & up. Free.

Re-Thinking Soup @ Hull House

Soup and discussion about the topics of the day are on the menu at Hull-House Kitchen's Re-thinking Soup series. Today (and every Tuesday) from 12-1:30pm at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum Residents' Dining Hall (800 South Halsted) come in for a hearty meal and a chat. Event is free, but donations are accepted.

 

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