The iNMiGRATiON performance installation series began in 2015 with a 13-week residency at The Third Bird in downtown Minneapolis, with live, improvised soundtracks by the all-star Sans Le Systeme music collective, featuring a different lineup each week, with live poetry cameos, and multiple live video projections by video artist Brian Dehler. In October 2015, the series then migrated to Icehouse Mpls for a 6-month winter residency that saw the addition of The Free Range Orchestra & Choir, a roving group of singers and instrumentalists performing throughout and expanding the performance space. In summer 2016, the series moved outdoors to a string of unique settings and environments, including the Midtown Farmer’s Market, The Wolf House, Square Lake Film & Music Festival, and wrapped up with a large scale extravaganza as part of the American Swedish Institute’s “Cocktails at the Castle” event that featured live poetry from Jeffrey Skemp, Annette Schiebout, Thomas LaBlanc, Alexei Moon Casselle aka Crescent Moon, Ben Weaver, and Jeff Nichols, and a soundtrack performed by SLS featuring JG Everest, Martin Dosh, Chastity Brown, Jacqueline Ultan, Devon dVRG Russell Gray, Sarah White, Ben Durrant, Cory Healey, Truth Maze, Jayanthi Kyle, and Ben Clark, plus the Free Range Orchestra & Choir. (see video below) Dec 2016 Winter Solstice events at The Wolf House included both outdoor sound garden performances and indoor SLS band sets. The Summer 2017 season included large scale events at The Midtown Farmers Market, The Northern Spark Festival, (Union Depot Plaza) and The Square Lake Music & Film Festival.
NEXT iNMiGRATiON: Longfellow Block Party Saturday April 28, 7pm. Free. Follow us on Facebook for updates and details.