The event aims to help audiences experience music a little bit differently, and "to increase our ability to imagine," Cessor says. After
Cessor says the visual artists involved in the show -- Wing Young Huie, Heather Doyle, and Gbadebo -- have all inspired him in some way, and he wanted to collaborate with them. With Huie, Cessor was especially impressed with the photographer's social equity work. In the second piece of the show, Huie's photographs will be juxtaposed with a solo for saxophone featuring Cessor. The photographs include people who have similar facial expressions, with the idea that the audience might think differently about people in different environments and culture.
For the third piece Heather Doyle, director of the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center, presents a large sculptural work that involves many shields on the outside and fireflies on the inside. Made by young people that Doyle works with, it speaks to the guards that we all carry around ourselves.
The last piece of the evening involves various screens that will be projected while musicians improvise based on the images. The musicians, as well as the audience, will see different images based on their location.
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